No Safe Haven for Obstructionists

  by Walter Brasch   Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate minority leader, is not a happy man. He didn’t like it when Barack Obama was elected president. Just about the first thing McConnell said was that his main responsibility was to make sure Mr. Obama was a one-term president. … Continue reading

TV Alert: Two Part Clinton Documentary Premieres on PBS Tonight

A two part documentary on President Bill Clinton airs tonight and tomorrow night on PBS’s American Experience at 9:00 et. After finally finishing watching the screener this afternoon, I can only say, this is some must watch TV. PBS notes the documentary is a “biography of a president who rose from a … Continue reading

Enviro Group: By Forcing Riders, Republicans Breaking Their Own ‘Pledge To America’

By pushing a number of unrelated policy riders on spending bills and other key legislation, Republicans are breaking one of the promises they made to voters which helped them take control of the House of Representatives, a spokeswoman for a Washington environmental group charges. By attaching conservative policy provisions on … Continue reading

Rough Riders: Battle On Over Unrelated Policy In Spending Bills

When is a fight over spending bills not about the spending? When the battle actually is over attempts to inject unrelated conservative abortion, environmental, and other policies into must-pass legislation to keep the federal government open for business. That’s just what’s happening now as environmental groups and others have begun … Continue reading