If after a year in Congress you aren’t even aware of the other members you are required to work with, either you don’t care about your actual job or are really bad at it.
|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: Jon Walker Friday July 19, 2013 9:30 am|
In an interview with Univision’s New York affiliate President Obama said he would be like to know if Kelly would be interested in the position because “very well-qualified for the job.”
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 19, 2013 7:51 am|
In 2016 Republicans should be a strong favorite to take back the White House after eight years of Democratic control, but as we have seen in 2010 and 2012, the greatest liability for the Republican party is the actual Republicans who try to run for the big offices.
|By: DSWright Monday April 22, 2013 6:40 am|
A joint statement by Senators John McCain, Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham, and Representative Peter King calls for a man accused of participating in the Boston Marathon Bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, to be charged and handled as an enemy combatant and outside the constitution despite Tsarnaev being a U.S. citizen.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday April 20, 2013 12:20 pm|
During the press conference after Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested and taken to a hospital seriously injured, FBI Special Agent in Charge Rick Deslauriers told reporters the communities of Boston, Cambridge, Watertown and other cities could “breathe a sigh of relief knowing” there was “no longer a threat to our personal safety and to our communities.” Boston Police Department Commissioner Ed Davis also stated, “I think based upon our investigation at this point in time, the citizens of the city Boston and this area can be confident that the threat has been removed.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:00 am|
Two blasts from explosive devices occurred at the finish line of the Boston Marathon yesterday killing at least three people and wounding well over a hundred people. Medical teams reportedly carried out ten amputations. Ball bearings were being removed from injured. The serious wounds look like injuries one receives in a war zone.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday January 3, 2013 8:00 pm|
The brief tempest in a teapot over New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s harsh words for the House GOP in the wake of its refusal to provide disaster funding for his state has, thankfully, blown over. This sort of GOP apostasy, while pure catnip to the Village, doesn’t amount to a hill of beans in the real world, and is newsworthy only because such behavior is so drearily common.
|By: Cynthia Kouril Wednesday January 2, 2013 8:42 am|
People in New York and New Jersey are huddled in the cold and dark and apparently the US Congress cannot manage to vote for Superstorm Sandy relief before they go on their vacations.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday June 12, 2012 9:15 am|
So far, supposed threats to national security have been the issue. The hysteria around what could happen to the United States if leakers were allowed to go unpunished has been central to the controversy around the Obama administration’s leaking. The threat to freedom of the press posed by an investigation has not mattered to politicians calling for an investigation. Instead, a lot of the discussion has been around how the leaks benefit the president.