The Great Ethics Evasion

We all need to lean on Congress, and especially the Senate, to turn up the heat on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is trying to shove cabinet appointments down the country’s throat without adequate ethics/background checks. The Ethics Committee has filed a formal complaint that many of Trump’s cabinet picks … Continue reading

The Choice is Clear

The choice is clear — Obama… The Romney-Ryan ticket represents a constricted and backward-looking vision of America: the privatization of the public good. In contrast, the sort of public investment championed by Obama—and exemplified by both the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Affordable Care Act—takes to heart the old … Continue reading

‘There’s A War Going On’: Candidates Silent As Americans Favor End In Afghanistan

Both major-party candidates contending for a term in the Oval Office almost appear to have forgotten that a U.S. war is still underway in Afghanistan. Neither Mitt Romney nor Paul Ryan even mentioned the war when Romney introduced Ryan as his GOP running mate, and President Obama usually gives the … Continue reading

OBAMA VIDEO: Get To Know Paul Ryan

President Obama’s re-election team continues to try to get out in front of Saturday’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as Republican Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential running mate. The Obama campaign is already out with a new Web video titled “Get to know Paul Ryan,” and features aspects of the … Continue reading

VIDEO: Dems Say ‘Put The Middle Class First’

Even as he continued to stir the pot over Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s taxes, the top Senate Democrat continued to fight for continued tax cuts for the middle class. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada joined several of his Senate Democratic colleagues to lambast GOP lawmakers for continuing … Continue reading

VIDEO: New Battleground Poll Finds GOP In Danger Of Losing The House

In this video pollster Stan Greenberg discusses surveying voters in 54 “battleground” congressional districts. Greenberg says up to 30 “very weak” GOP incumbents risk losing their seats come November — enough for a Democratic takeover. More than 60 percent of those voters believe Republicans should cooperate with President Obama, who … Continue reading

Obama Questions Romney’s ‘Main Calling Card’ To Be President

With the media and others continuing to probe Mitt Romney’s time at a major private-equity firm, President Obama went on national television to make a political argument questioning Romney’s tenure as the boss of Bain Capital as the presumptive GOP nominee’s “main calling card” to replace Obama in the White … Continue reading

Labor Chief Blames GOP For Poor Jobs Growth

One of the nation’s most prominent labor leaders is blaming Republicans for poor jobs growth, saying that “the economy is simply not delivering right now.” The nation added just 80,000 jobs in the month of June, while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.2 percent, according to new data from … Continue reading

On Healthcare Reform, Schumer Tells GOP: Get Over It

Now that the Supreme Court largely has upheld healthcare reform, a top Senate Democrat has a message to all of the law’s conservative opponents: Get over it. Problem is: the Republicans aren’t likely to listen. After two years of fierce opposition and vitriol from the right regarding healthcare reform, the … Continue reading

Poll: Post Presidential Bid, Bachmann Vulnerable For Re-election

Rep. Michele Bachmann, who for a brief time earlier this year became a leading candidate for the GOP presidential nomination before ultimately falling out of contention, now finds herself vulnerable for re-election to her Minnesota congressional seat, according to a new poll. Bachmann receives low marks on both her job … Continue reading