Robert Bluey

Robert Bluey
Republicans Fumble the Farm Bill
By Robert Bluey
When lawmakers return to Capitol Hill this week, a group of House Republicans known as the FIT Force will unveil ...
June 01, 2008
McCain's Global Warming Plan Threatens Economy
By Robert Bluey
Exactly one year after angering conservatives with an amnesty bill for illegal aliens, Sen. John McCain managed to fire up ...
May 18, 2008
Obama Signals Less Union Oversight
By Robert Bluey
The Labor Department’s seven-year effort to improve financial reporting and disclosure by unions could come to a screeching halt once ...
May 11, 2008
Polar Bear Politics
By Robert Bluey
Talk about bad timing. Gas prices are spiking and U.S. energy policy is contributing to skyrocketing food costs, yet environmentalists ...
May 04, 2008
Congress Operates in the Dark Ages
By Robert Bluey
A congressional Web site devoted to spending reform may soon fall victim to a nearly 10-year-old House rule governing online ...
February 24, 2008
Backtracking on Earmark Reform
February 17, 2008 |
Porkbusting Goes Primetime
By Robert Bluey
Seven minutes into his final State of the Union address, President Bush declared war on earmarks. It took him seven ...
February 03, 2008
Nothing Stimulating About This Deal
By Robert Bluey
I wouldn’t want Hank Paulson negotiating on my behalf. The U.S. treasury secretary did such a poor job representing the ...
January 27, 2008
Government Handouts Won’t Help Economy
By Robert Bluey
    President Bush doesn’t like to admit he’s made mistakes. But if White House chatter about an economic stimulus package is ...
January 20, 2008
A Pay Raise for Poor Performance
By Robert Bluey
Members of Congress return to Washington this week $4,100 richer. During their three-week vacation, the annual cost-of-living adjustment kicked in, ...
January 13, 2008
Fighting Vote Fraud With Photo ID
By Robert Bluey
All eyes will be on New Hampshire Wednesday morning for the first true primary in the 2008 elections. But even ...
January 06, 2008
New Year’s Resolution for Republicans: End Earmarks
By Robert Bluey
Earmarks were supposed to be a thing of the past for Republicans after allegations of corruption cost the GOP control ...
December 30, 2007
Big Labor's Unfulfilled Wish List
By Robert Bluey
The federal government’s union watchdog agency will have to get by on less next year. The mammoth omnibus spending bill ...
December 23, 2007
Will Republicans Go Soft on Spending?
By Robert Bluey
Feeling pressure to wrap up work on 11 of the 12 unfinished appropriations bills that fund the federal government, congressional ...
December 16, 2007
How to Save Taxpayers $31 Billion
By Robert Bluey
Sen. Jim DeMint is as frustrated as anyone on Capitol Hill about Congress’s failure to wrap up work on the ...
December 09, 2007
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