4 hrs ago
Wisconsin U.S. senators agree on VA bill, disagree on VA blame
A three year $17 billion VA overhaul goes to President Obama after the Senate passed it Thursday.
8 hrs ago
Sign #4,682 that the Senate and Obama aren't serious about entitlement reform
In July, the Congressional Budget Office put out yet another report showing that the U.S. federal debt is growing unsustainably.
12 hrs ago
Johnson, Baldwin vote "yes" on VA reform bill
US Capitol at night. A mosaic image of around 10 segments taken with a Canon 5D and 24-105mm f/4L IS lens By Diliff [GFDL , CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-2.5 ], via Wikimedia Commons UNDATED Both of Wisconsin's U-S senators helped pass a compromise veterans' health care reform bill.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
America's Built-In Greek Fiscal Future
But not because of what I ate. My lunch was unpleasant because I moderated a noontime panel on Capitol Hill featuring Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and my Cato colleague Chris Edwards.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Scott Walker campaign advisers involved in Minnesota race
According to the Rothenberg Political Report , Stewart Mills III has brought on board former Walker chief of staff Keith Gilkes as his general consultant.
House Votes to Move Forward on Lawsuit Against Obama
The House of Representatives voted Wednesday night to do what became inevitable weeks ago: proceed with a lawsuit to sue President Obama over executive actions related to Obamacare.
Payvand News of Iran
US: No Commitment to End Date for Iran Nuclear Talks
An Obama administration official has declined to commit to an absolute end date for nuclear negotiations with Iran, but says the United States remains committed to a verifiable accord preventing Tehran from building an atomic weapon.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Senate panel brings climate debate into budget talks
The climate change debate found a new arena on Tuesday: The Senate Budget Committee.
Putin a 'megalomaniac' who must be challenged with force: Sen. Johnson
Russian President Vladimir Putin is a "megalomaniac" who will forge ahead in eastern Ukraine unless the U.S. and others stand up to him with actual force, because economic sanctions are simply not enough, Sen. Ron Johnson said Tuesday.
"Sue Him! Impeach Him!"
The reason: The tyrannical president has delayed parts of the Affordable Care Act, a law Republicans have tried to repeal more than 50 times.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Federal Highway Trust Fund Pays for Bike Paths in Wis.
A looming shortfall in the federal highway trust fund threatens to dramatically cut the amount of money states get from the federal government for road and highway maintenance.
The Washington Post
Small business weekly: Obamacare, O1A and online taxes
Congress is grappling with a number of bills that would have an impact for small businesses, including online sales tax, transportation funding and immigration reform measures.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
What you need to know about the new White House Budget Director
Recently confirmed by the Senate to head the White House's budget office, Donovan at first appears to be a typical bureaucrat.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Bipartisan Health Bills: Medical Leave, Congressional Plans and Chronic Care Coverage
Despite bitter congressional wrangling over the health care overhaul law and health spending priorities, several bills introduced this week suggest there is some bipartisan consensus on health care issues.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Federal officials cap fines for not buying health insurance
In this Jan. 6, 2014 file photo, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., joined by attorneys Paul D. Clement, far left, and Rick Esenberg, second from left, announces that he has filed a lawsuit to block the federal government from helping to pay for health care coverage for members of Congress and their staffs during a news conference on Capitol Hill in ... (more)
House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit
Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Meet Michael Murphy. Again.
Let's start by stipulating that candidates can't always control either who supports them or how wacky their supporters might be.
Sen. Ron Johnson: Obamacare Law 'So Sloppily Written'
The two conflicting rulings issued this week by separate courts about Obamacare subsidies "strike to the heart of the problem of Obamacare," Sen. Ron Johnson tells Newsmax TV , saying President Barack Obama's signature piece of legislation is "so sloppily written."
San Diego Reader
Cashing in the chips
It was back to the heartland for La Jolla-based Qualcomm last month - back, at least, to the Heartland Values political action committee "created to help ensure that the common sense, conservative values that served as the foundation of John Thune's election to the U.S. Senate are protected and amplified by public servants around the country."
Kernels - Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Welcome to the latest edition of Kernels From the Cornfield - No Husks, No Hulls, No Shucks! News with a dash of commentary to spice up your fare for Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014.