In light of widespread American perception that President Barack Obama has failed to adequately respond to national problems such as illegal immigration and the threat of Islamic State terrorists, the commander in chief’s rating for “strong leadership” has reached a new low. According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Tuesday, a majority (56 percent) […]
A draft of an Inspector General’s report on a Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital was modified to include softer language absolving VA officials of any alleged role in causing delays that may have contributed to patient deaths — but only after the draft, without that benign language, had been submitted to VA administrators and then released […]
The State Department is about to quintuple the cost for renouncing U.S. citizenship, even as the number of Americans who voluntarily abrogate their relationship with the Unites States continues to surge. Talk about an inversion of the concept of supply and demand.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) said Monday that U.S. officials have received no intelligence indicating that the homeland is in immediate danger. Still, as President Barack Obama prepares to lay out a plan to respond to the ISIS threat, Capitol Hill is atwitter with talk of terror.
It’s getting harder and harder to get hired into a legitimate job, as municipal, state and federal regulations continue to chip away at the incentive for ambitious individuals to seek a profit – or for job seekers (particularly low-skilled ones) to pursue employment. That’s a sentence that could have been written decades ago, but the […]
Sen.Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday told fellow lawmakers that the nation’s borders must be secured to protect Americans from the possibility of the Islamic State terror group launching an attack on the homeland. “It is beyond time for us to secure our borders,” he said on the Senate floor. “As long as our border isn’t […]
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Monday that President Barack Obama will soon take executive action to stop tax maneuvers known as inversions, when U.S. corporations relocate their headquarters in low-tax countries outside the U.S. Lew said that, while the White House would prefer Congress to act on the matter, Obama “is clear-eyed about the possibility […]
Forty years ago many Americans celebrated the demise of the imperial presidency with the resignation of Richard Nixon. Today it is clear they celebrated too soon. Nixon’s view of presidential powers, summed up in his infamous statement that, “when the president does it that means it is not illegal,” is embraced by the majority of […]
The September bulletin from the Federal Reserve includes an observation that presents a problem for the Obama administration’s avowed war on income inequality: Over the past three years, only the very rich have increased their wealth. On average, everyone else is either treading water or drowning.
What’s going to be on the agenda in Washington this week? The topics discussed on the Sunday political talk shows often serve as an indicator of the hot topics to come. Here’s what was discussed.