1 hr ago
Michael Tanner: Our Indispensable Government
Remember Lake Wobegon, Garrison Keillor's fictional Minnesota town where "all the children are above average?" Well, too many members of Congress inhabit a Lake Wobegon government, where every government program is also above average - not just successful, but essential.
10 hrs ago
Unions, the reliable Democratic supporters, split from president on ObamaCare
Labor unions that have solidly backed President Obama are splitting with him over ObamaCare -- with one calling for "repeal or complete reform" of the president's signature health-care law.
21 hrs ago
Ed Feulner: The Debt-Limit Dance
Get ready for a little dA©jA vu from Washington. The federal government hit the debt ceiling, now set at a whopping $16.8 trillion.
Fri May 24, 2013
The Huffington Post
DOJ Confirms Holder Vetted Warrant For Rosen Emails
Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on the decision to seek the personal emails of a Fox News reporter by suggesting he was a "co-conspirator" in a criminal leak case, the Department of Justice confirmed in a statement on Friday.
Thu May 23, 2013
US News & World Report
Should Emergency Disaster Relief Funding Be Offset With Budget Cuts?
A devastating tornado struck Moore, Okla. and surrounding areas on Monday, killing dozens and leaving little but rubble in its wake.
U.S. House won't follow Senate lead on immigration bill -...
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday his chamber would chart its own path on immigration rather than simply considering a Senate-passed measure, quashing hopes some Democrats had for quickly enacting the landmark legislation.
Pelosi vows there will be no ObamaCare for illegal immigrants
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi vowed Thursday that taxpayers will not cover healthcare costs for illegal immigrants who gain a pathway to citizenship under immigration reform.
QSR worker protests spread to DC, shareholders' meetings
Earlier this week, hundreds of workers walked off the job in protest of low wages and working conditions in the Capital City.
Sweetness & Light
Democrats Add 'Poison Pills' To Amnesty Bills
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to allow illegal immigrants who get legal status to begin collecting tax-welfare payments, as the panel spent a fourth day working through amendments to the massive immigration bill and party-line splits began to emerge Overall, the committee continued to maintain the delicate balance struck by the "Gang ... (more)
Wed May 22, 2013
Working Families Flexibility Act: friendly or foe?
Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1406, the Working Families Flexibility Act by a vote of 223-204. Republicans argued that it would give families more flexibility in the workplace, while Democrats largely opposed it on the grounds that hourly workers would lose precious overtime pay.
Dems urge quick disaster aid for Oklahoma, offsets or none
House Democratic leaders are vowing to support whatever funding is necessary to help victims of Monday's tornado in Oklahoma, offsets or none.
National Review Online
Michael Tanner: Our Indispensable Government
Here is just one example: Among the many outrages that congressional Democrats have assigned to the sequester is that it could reduce the available slots in the Head Start program by as many as 70,000 children.
Tue May 21, 2013
Hoyer: No consensus on House bill
The House should take up the Gang of Eight bill if it clears the Senate and there's no alternative, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said Tuesday, following meetings in which the Democratic leadership expressed concerns regarding a provision in the lower chamber's bipartisan immigration proposal.
Labor unions break ranks with White House on ObamaCare
Last month, the president of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers released a statement calling "for repeal or complete reform of the Affordable Care Act." In a new op-ed published in The Hill, UFCW President Joe Hansen homed in on the president's speech at the 2009 AFL-CIO convention.
Mon May 20, 2013
Top 5: County Exec Visits, Shady Side Students Recognized
Here's a recap of some of the top news from Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch this week.
Thu May 16, 2013
US House votes to repeal Obamacare in 37th symbolic act
The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law on Thursday in a symbolic move aimed as much at healing internal Republican rifts as demonstrating dogged party opposition to "Obamacare." The 229-195 vote occurred largely along party lines and marked the 37th time the House has ... (more)
Dems applaud, GOP cautious on IRS chief's exit
Congressional Democrats on Wednesday applauded President Obama's move to force out the acting Internal Revenue Service commissioner, while Republicans on Capitol Hill signaled that they were far from done investigating the agency's targeting of conservative groups.
Wed May 15, 2013
Steny Hoyer can't keep his scandals straight
Keeping straight all the scandals, cover-ups, obfuscations and excuses for massive DOJ document seizures that are occurring during the watch of the administration that replaced the Bush era with unprecedented levels of transparency and rule of law does tend to be confusing.
Silicon Alley Insider
Now The GOP Is Using The IRS Scandal To Attack Obamacare
It was inevitable once the IRS admitted it had inappropriately targeted conservative non-profits for excessive scrutiny that Republicans would blend the controversy into their ongoing attacks on the Affordable Care Act.
Point of View
Impact of the Controversies
At a confrontational press briefing, White House press secretary Jay Carney tried to distance the president from the Internal Revenue Service's admission that it deliberately targeted conservative groups and the Justice Department's subpoena of Associated Press telephone records.