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Boehner Bombs the Base

Shawn Mitchell,  John Boehner sold out America last week. Sold out his party. Sold out conservatives. Sold out libertarian leaners. Sold out disaffected populists who voted and hoped for something different and better from Republicans. Boehner became the proud daddy of Obama’s obscene federal budget and also tied the new majority’s hands in fighting the […] Read More →

U.S. Senate aims to vote Monday on $1.1 trillion spending bill

 The U.S. Senate on Friday struggled to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would avert a looming federal government shutdown, postponing a vote until Monday when procedural hurdles begin to evaporate. Negotiations between Democrats and Republicans to speed the process along collapsed during late-night talks in the nearly abandoned U.S. Capitol. Barring any agreement […] Read More →

Michael Barone: What 2014 Means for 2016

 The defeat of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu by Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy in last weekend’s Louisiana runoff ends an election year that has been very successful for Republicans — and has implications for 2016. Some observations: (1) Democrats relied heavily on legacy candidates — and lost nevertheless. Mary Landrieu’s father, Moon Landrieu, was elected to […] Read More →

Spending Bill Vote Turns Into Street Fight

Hours before deadline, Nancy Pelosi seizes an opportunity to kill two provisions. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Republicans lack the votes to pass a $1.1 trillion federal spending bill and urged fellow Democrats to force removal of “offensive” banking and campaign-finance provisions. Government funding expires today, and Congress must pass either the full spending plan […] Read More →

Democrats balk at U.S. spending bill, raising shutdown risk

 Congressional Democrats objected on Wednesday to controversial financial and political campaign provisions tucked into a $1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill, keeping the risk of a government shutdown alive. The complaints from House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats clouded the chances for passage of the funding bill as a midnight Thursday […] Read More →