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Polls, polls, polls. Useful as media fodder and for backseat political punditry. But polls, especially tracking polls that follow a single topic over time, can be useful in gauging the general direction of public opinion. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation’s monthly tracking poll for July is out today, and – in spite of Kaiser’s […]
Asked today why Congressional Democrats haven’t been able to effectively persuade people that evil Republican obstructionists are what’s wrong with America, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) admonished the news media to “be messengers” for her party’s position throughout the midterm election campaign season. A reporter at a press briefing asked Pelosi why Democratic messaging, […]
By Kathleen Hennessey Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama blasted House Republicans for focusing on “extreme” and “partisan message bills,” rather than solving problems, highlighting how little lawmakers have accomplished before leaving town for a summer recess. Speaking to reporters at the White House on Friday, Obama noted signs of economic progress, […]
By Michael Muskal Los Angeles Times (MCT) Former President Bill Clinton told an audience in Australia that he could have had terrorist leader Osama bin Laden killed, but chose not to, because it would have meant significant collateral damage to innocent women and children in Afghanistan. Speaking the day before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist […]
Yikes, it’s bad. The border bottleneck has turned into a floodgate, Obama’s approval ratings keep tanking, the President’s own team is fundraising off of impeachment, and Congress won’t even get a symbolic victory out of an immigration bill before its members go home to face their constituents. And that’s just what’s going on here in […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds today. Click the links for the full stories.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) spoke passionately on the House floor Wednesday against any talk of impeaching President Barack Obama, arguing that Democrats never tried to impeach Republican President George W. Bush when he went to war with Iraq under false pretenses. One small problem with her claim: Lee co-sponsored the Bush impeachment bill in 2008.
After Congressional drama over the immigration legislation on Thursday, Texas Governor Rick Perry said that legislators should put off their five-week summer recess and remain in Washington until the “job is completed” in handling the border crisis.
An official from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Thursday told a Congressional panel that Americans shouldn’t expect this year’s Obamacare enrollment period to go smoothly, despite months of bad publicity about Healthcare.gov’s infamous rollout problems and hundreds of millions of dollars spent to correct them.