Byers Beware: The Fallacy of the False Analogy

We all remember that the GOP has claimed “media bias” as their eternal excuse for criminality, political debauchery and generalized cruelty ever since Tricky Dick lied self-pityingly that the media wouldn’t “have Nixon to kick around anymore” in 1962. Continue reading

Democrat Harry Reid Extols Rand Paul’s Talking Filibuster

There isn’t much on which Harry Reid and Rand Paul can agree, but after tea party Republican Paul spent 12 hours on the Senate floor filibustering President Obama’s nominee to head the CIA, the chamber’s top Democrat appreciates Paul’s willingness to step up to actually engage in a talking filibuster. … Continue reading

W.H. Adviser: Boehner’s ‘Ass’ Talk ‘Not Helpful’

A top White House adviser slammed House Speaker John Boehner Tuesday shortly after the Republican demanded that the Senate to ‘get off their ass’ to approve a bill to avert the deep federal budget cuts coming this week known as the sequester. Democrats and Republicans have been tussling over how … Continue reading

Remembering 9/11

President Obama and many other Washington politicians took time out from the hard-fought campaign season to observe the eleventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The president and first lady Michelle Obama began the day with a moment of silence on the South Lawn just after 8:45 a.m., … Continue reading

Harry Reid Knocks Romney In Tax Speech

The top Senate Democrat went after Mitt Romney by name Thursday, as Democrats continue to paint the presumptive GOP presidential nominee as out-of-touch with average Americans at a time when questions continue to surface regarding Romney’s time as a wealthy financier. In remarks on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader … Continue reading

The GOP ‘War On Women’ Isn’t Over, Reid Reminds Voters

With a new poll may may have women once again moving toward Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the Senate’s Democratic majority leader is reminding female voters that the GOP hasn’t ended its “war on women.” Although President Obama had opened up a huge 19-point advantage among women just weeks ago in the … Continue reading

J.P. Morgan Loss Continues To Reverberate In Washington

The massive $2 billion loss reported last week by the nation’s largest bank continues to roil Capitol Hill. The loss, by JPMorgan Chase, not only has renewed calls for stricter financial regulation — but now the calls of conflict-of-interest on the part of JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon are growing louder. … Continue reading

Kerry Blasts Romney on Iran

Kerry swipes Romney again today over Iran foreign policy… I have little interest in inserting myself, as a former nominee of my party, into this presidential campaign season. But as the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which has a vital role in issues of national security, I feel … Continue reading

Senator Kerry’s Floor Statement on Iran Rebuts Romney OpEd

Iran has been the hot topic of the day with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney beating the Iran war drum with an OP/ED today titled: “How I would check Iran’s nuclear ambition“. Note Romney’s closing statement in which he beats the drum harder… My foreign policy plan to avert this … Continue reading

Sen. Snowe Helps Kill Blunt Bill, But Her Maine ‘Sister’ Votes For It

Just days after announcing her retirement due to the partisanship of the Senate, Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe helped kill a conservative measure which would have restricted the availability of contraception. Her Maine colleague, referred to as Snowe’s moderate “sister,” voted to support the bill, however. Snowe became the lone Republican … Continue reading