If the number of employees being furloughed by Federal agencies due to the government shutdown is any indicator of just how “essential” an agency actually is, most of the aspects of the Environmental Protection Agency’s mission are “non-essential.”
Ted Cruz, the Tea Party and the GOP fought hard and courageously; but it’s time to recognize that we aren’t going to win the current battle. Obama will negotiate with madmen in Iran over a nuclear bomb and with madmen in Syria over chemical weapons, but he won’t negotiate with Republicans in Congress over healthcare. So who’s the crazy one here?
“We support the federal government. That’s our job. That’s what we do,” Reid said in a speech encouraging Republicans to bow to Democrat demands. H/T: The Weekly Standard
As the government shutdown fiasco continued Monday, Capitol Hill Democrats and some Republicans embraced increasingly harsh language to describe the tactics used by GOP conservatives attempting to defund Obamacare in return for passage of a government funding bill. Representative Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) called conservative members of his Party in the House “lemmings with suicide vests” […]
As I write this, it appears that the federal government is about to shut down because the House and Senate cannot agree on whether to add language defunding or delaying Obamacare to the “Continuing Resolution”. Despite all the hand-wringing heard in DC, a short-term government shut down (which doesn’t actually shut down the government) will […]
The United States spends billions of dollars on surveillance each year, and at least some of that taxpayer money could be benefiting love-struck Romeos in the National Security Agency. The NSA recently responded to a letter sent by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), revealing at least 12 incidents in which NSA analysts have abused their spying […]
This article, written by Cora Currier, was originally published by ProPublica on Tuesday. The U.S. spent roughly $25 billion last year on what’s loosely known as security assistance—a term that can cover everything from training Afghan security forces to sending Egypt F-16 fighter jets to equipping Mexican port police with radiation scanners. The spending, which […]
Though many people expected him to cancel because of the tragic mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama delivered a highly partisan and accusatory campaign-style speech Monday to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
Will the history books record these past couple of weeks as the point when the tide finally turned against our interventionist foreign policy? We began September with the Obama Administration on the verge of launching Tomahawk missiles at Syria. The missiles were needed, the Administration claimed, to punish the Syrian government for using poison gas […]
Americans have less faith that the Federal government can competently handle problems at home and abroad than ever before, according to the results of a new poll.