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Tag: congress
  • No Labels: Stop Fighting, Start Fixing

    There’s a movement afoot.  It’s called No Labels — a diverse representation of congressional leaders out to achieve less government and getting what government we do have to work responsibly.  Who is this group? And why is it a step in the right direction?   1.  Debate.  If we aren’t talking about the issues, we can’t educate and win …

  • 22 Republicans who voted against raising the debt ceiling

    Katy Perry may have taken too many shots last Friday night, but Congress was much drunker. Politico reports that Speaker Boehner managed to pass his compromise budget plan through the House with 218 Republicans in favor and 22 opposed. The Boehner Plan raised the debt ceiling by trillions without providing any balanced budget amendment, enslaving …

  • ‘Get your ass in line’: Boehner scolds Republicans for not being Democrats

    “Get your ass in line,” said Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) to a caucus of Republican legislators. The speaker has become increasingly frustrated in recent days as the fabled debt ceiling looms ever closer and many Republicans in Congress refuse to support the bills that he and President Obama have hammered out in …

  • Ignore Obama.

    “Just ignore him.” “He is only trying to get a rise out of you.” How many of us were told this by our parents when we were growing up? Probably  many of us, since there is always a bully or another kid craving attention.  Enter President Obama.  Politico reports today that the President wants a …

  • Free Speech Takes Another Shot…Maybe

    Rumors are flying all over the Internet that the FCC may regulate Internet lines days before Christmas! The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has a Christmas gift in store for the phone and cable industry: it may move ahead on its controversial net-neutrality regulations three days before Christmas. An FCC source confirmed on Friday that the …

  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 2010

    According to the Cato Institute’s summary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the new health care bill is bad for taxpayers, businesses, health-care providers, and patients. However, I suspect it is good for the job security of the politicians who voted for it.

  • Mavericky Congress Members

    In a newly published paper, Ben Lauderdale, a Ph.D. student in Princeton’s Department of Politics, uses a statistical analysis to plot the relative mavericky-ness of various members of Congress. Is anyone surprised at who is the most “mavericky” in the House? Original article here.