Validation on Health Care Reform

By: Wednesday December 3, 2014 1:00 pm

In an interview with The Hill, outgoing Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) has come to admit that, in hindsight, most of the strong political and policy criticism I (and Firedoglake) were making during the health care reform debate were correct. From The Hill: “We had the power to do it in a way that would have [...]

 

MENA Mashup: Al Aqsa, Bibi, and ISIS Mints Currency

By: Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45 pm

On Thursday, SoS Kerry sat down with Bibi and Jordan’s King Playstation to try and rein in the madness of the Al Aqsa hostilities…

Late Night: MENA Mashup: Bibi, ISIS, and Our Coalition of the Willing

By: Monday October 6, 2014 8:00 pm

Once again Bibi is lying through his teeth, let’s delve into some of his asinine assertions…

MENA Mashup: Abbas, Bibi, and ISIS

By: Monday September 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Seriously, why won’t Abu Mazen sign the Rome Statute…?

Healthcare.gov Not Actually Improved as Much as Administration Claimed

By: Tuesday December 3, 2013 7:48 am

The Obama administration has managed to make some significant improvements to Healthcare.gov but it is still not working as well as the administration has led people to believe. On Sunday they bragged the site “has the capacity to handle 50,000 concurrent or simultaneous users at one time.” But the very next day that was proven [...]

Internal Division Forces GOP to Delay Government Funding Vote

By: Wednesday September 11, 2013 4:00 pm

Incredibly, a significant number of conservatives and House Republicans have convinced themselves that threatening to hurt the economy will give them leverage over a President who will never again face re-election.

The Contractors Almost Always Win

By: Tuesday July 2, 2013 2:25 pm

Whenever a major piece of legislation moves through Washington you can almost guarantee among the winners is going to be some group of government contractors and comprehensive immigration reform is no exception. It is the aggressive lobbying for this potential payday that helps get the legislation moving through a practically polarized Congress.

Get Ready to Hear a Lot More About Rand Paul

By: Wednesday April 17, 2013 10:05 am

If you think there isn’t enough Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on your TV than today is your lucky day. Paul has recently publicly said he is considering a 2016 Presidential run.

Durbin Not Optimistic About Grand Bargain

By: Wednesday March 20, 2013 10:20 am

One of the best pieces of news I have seen in awhile is that Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) is not very optimistic about a grand bargain being reached. He currently puts the odds at less than 50 percent.

Sequester Still in the Kabuki Theater Phase

By: Friday March 1, 2013 11:21 am

If you were hoping that the sequester being only hours away from taking effect would spur Congress to take action, you are going to be very disappointed. There are currently no serious negotiations taking place. Instead we are still in the kabuki theater phrase. When Congress only pretends to be doing something while trying to shift blame.

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