President Obama used his weekly radio address to push the renewal of the Export-Import bank.
Many analysts subscribe to the theory that the Congressional GOP is the main source of all dysfunction on Capitol Hill. Their monolithic will to block progress, this theory goes, impedes legislation on Capitol Hill and there's really nothing anyone can do about it but ask constituents to apply pressure.
"Aloof." "Cool." "Above the fray." These are all characteristics that have been used to describe President Obama and likely characteristics he would use to describe himself. President Obama came to Washington promising to end the partisan rancor that has come to define lawmaking in the nation's capitol.
Last weekend at the RedState Gathering, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus addressed an assembled crowd of hundreds of conservative activists, explaining how he's transforming the RNC and trying to turn it into an electoral force beyond off-year elections.
Sen. Ted Cruz spoke at the 2014 Red State Gathering in Ft. Worth on Friday, telling the hundreds of gathered conservative activists not to believe the media's rhetoric on the lagging conservative movement - that, in his time in Washington, there are distinct and powerful victories that conservatives can be proud of.
The RedState Gathering in Ft. Worth was kicked off today with a rousing speech from Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who was quick to draw on the experience of America's founding fathers in dealing with America's challenges today.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly referred to as food stamps) has seen a meteoric rise in enrollment in the last fifteen years, and especially in the wake of the 2008 recession.
The I word - impeachment - has been flying around in Washington politics recently. But it's not because Republicans are going to impeach the President.
Democratic former Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts, in an interview with the Huffington Post, slammed President Obama on the rollout of Obamacare - going so far as to accuse the President of blatantly lying to people.
This takes "wasting taxpayer dollars" to a whole new level. Government workers at a variety of different agencies have been found to have spent their days watching porn, and a new Washington Times investigation found that their explanation was because they were bored.
The Tax Foundation has modeled what would happen in two scenarios - a world where we have top tax rates of 80% and 55%, and a world in which we have those top tax rates and investment income is taxed as ordinary income.
President Obama's birthday is on August 4th, and the Republican National Committee is sending him a copy of the Constitution. You know, for review purposes.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is out today with its estimate of how many jobs the economy added in July - and it's 209,000. It's down from the huge gains in June but still relatively good news - it's the sixth straight month with jobs gains over 200,000.
The fight for the foreign policy soul of the Republican Party.
One of the biggest structural problems of the Obama Administration is that the White House has been an ineffective participant in negotiations with Congress.
It seems odd that we'd be able to divine the "intent" of the general will of 535 people, but some have now fallen back to asking if there was even a single legislator who thought that tax subsidies wouldn't apply to federal exchanges.
The US Department of Agriculture conducted a large experiment with school breakfast programs in public schools from 1999 to 2003, alternately providing either universal breakfasts or breakfast-in-class programs aimed at both expanding access and eliminating the stigma associated with the school breakfast program.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who entered the 2012 GOP nomination race but exited with a whimper, has been making moves hinting at a 2016 bid for President. Most recently he's been to Iowa multiple times, and the Associated Press is reporting that he's been shoring up support with donors and strategists.
In a press conference in Dallas on Wednesday, President Obama responded to critics who noted he was refusing to visit the border in a time of crisis. "This isn't theater," the President said, before going further and saying "I'm not interested in photo ops."
It's not exactly a landmark finding, as other studies have shown the same thing, but a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has provided another datapoint: extended unemployment benefits tend to actually increase unemployment relative to the baseline.