Senator Corker and Senator Cruz took to the Senate floor to have what could easily be described as a snark off. Both claimed (multiple times) the other was confused or perhaps mistaken then accused the other of voting with Senator Harry Reid.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 24, 2013 9:30 am|
It was clear this plan was ill-conceived and unworkable from the very beginning, but almost no one in the party was willing to say that at the time. None of the important leaders in the party were willing to quickly dismiss it. Instead they just hoped it would go away on its own — but that just let it grow.
|By: Attaturk Thursday September 12, 2013 1:30 am|
The fifth-grade bully level of American foreign diplomacy remains as repellant and odiously pervasive as ever. Back away, even a bit, from just bombing the shit out of something and you are a wimp
|By: Jon Walker Thursday July 18, 2013 8:50 am|
The idea that the minority party has power over routine issues in the Senate is total nonsense. The minority only has power because the majority has maintained a tradition of needlessly giving the minority non-constitutional veto. As soon as the majority decides to end this silly practice, the minority loses all leverage.
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 31, 2012 11:09 am|
Social Security has not been saved from cuts, but it appears to have gotten another temporary reprieve. It will probably only be a few months before it is under attack again.
|By: masaccio Sunday June 17, 2012 10:30 am|
House Democrats have a chance to show Jamie Dimon that he isn’t the King of America. Let’s hope they don’t follow the example of the lapdog millionaires in the Senate.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday December 21, 2011 8:30 am|
House Republicans left behind eight “conferees” for a conference on the payroll tax/UI/doc fix bill, and plan to hold showy events where they sit in a room alone, but Democrats have adamantly refused to reopen negotiations until the short-term bill passes. Meanwhile, half of the conferees opposed the payroll tax cut extension as recently as a few weeks ago. So far, nobody’s buying the GOP spin.
|By: David Dayen Friday April 15, 2011 7:45 am|
If you want to know about the impact of spending caps, just travel to Colorado.
|By: David Dayen Friday December 17, 2010 1:22 pm|
Bob Corker, speaking softly to Olivier Knox, casually says that the START treaty won’t pass if Don’t Ask Don’t Tell or the DREAM Act get a vote tomorrow.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday December 14, 2010 2:05 pm|
The single most important thing that House Democrats could demand, in exchange for the tax cut bill’s passage, is an increase of the debt limit inside the package. It would in effect protect whatever stimulus you might get out of the bill, and deny Republicans another hostage-taking event.