PostPartisan: Congress


Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/02/2014

The Insiders: On campaign finance, the Supreme Court should do more

Our campaign finance system is doing a great disservice to the country, but not in the way the usual whiners suggest.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign contributions, campaign finance, Congress, Democrats, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 03/07/2014

Cheat sheet: Jared Polis’s crimes against fashion

Rep. Polis is a lovely man, but his apparel choices have always left me with one reaction: “Dayum!”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:26 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, fashion, Jared Polis

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/12/2014

The Insiders: Boehner’s debt maneuver was exactly what Republicans needed

Democrats may have gotten what they wanted, but Speaker Boehner’s move gave Republicans what they needed.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Debt limit, Democrats, house, Republicans, speaker boehner, The Insiders

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Airplane cellphone calls: Aural torture

Flying is already miserable. No need to make it hell at 35,000 feet.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:12 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air travel, Congress, John Boehner

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 01/27/2014

How Obama’s SOTU speech can be memorable

By Carter Eskew  |  05:58 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Obamacare, President Obama, State of the Union

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 12/17/2013

The Insiders: Both parties forgot to create an agenda for 2014

It is underreported, but neither party seems to have a serious agenda for 2014. We might be in for a long period of nothing getting done in Washington.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:49 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Congress, Democrats, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Trust in Congress Gallups to single digits

Congress is viewed with such contempt that its trustworthiness actually dropped from a similar Gallup survey conducted just a week later.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:51 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 12/13/2013

The Insiders: A Christmas gift to all Republicans from Ryan and Boehner

There is nothing wrong with advocating for the ideal, but when it comes time to vote, the GOP has to deal with reality.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:46 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget. congress, John Boehner, patty murray, Paul Ryan, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 08:11 PM ET, 11/21/2013

The Insiders: New Obamacare marketing -- ‘Sign up and shut up or the IRS will be calling’

The president’s “rebranding and remarketing” quest is nothing more than an effort to mask the truth about Obamacare: that Obamacare means more cancelled plans, less options, lower quality of health care, and broken promises.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:11 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, cancelled plans, Congress, Democrats, health care, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 11/14/2013

The Insiders: Obama’s news conference settled nothing

The president’s news conference was at least partially driven by the reality that the House is voting on Rep. Fred Upton’s “Keep Your Health Plan Act” tomorrow. But the president’s proposed “fix” doesn’t change anything.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:51 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, congressman fred upton, Democrats, house, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/21/2013

The Insiders: We don’t need nostalgia, we need a plan

Good policy is the best politics. Republicans need to have a vision and a plan for the future.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Democrats, Foreign Policy, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 10/18/2013

The Insiders: It’s not the tea party’s fault

The tea party doesn’t has power because the president and congressional leaders are not doing their jobs.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:27 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, government shutdown, Tea Party, The Insiders

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Our democracy’s dysfunction is shameful

We all have been somewhat traumatized by what has happened in Washington.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:59 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Civil Rights Act, Congress, House of Representatives, voting rights act

Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 10/14/2013

The Insiders: Mitch McConnell faces personal risk in saving the GOP

Senator McConnell is one of the key players currently at the negotiating table in Washington. But will his leadership put him at risk in his primary back home in Kentucky?

By Ed Rogers  |  09:05 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, debt ceiling, government shutdown, kentucky, primary, Republicans, Senate, senator mitch mcconnell, The Insiders

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/10/2013

New data on how the D.C. debt drama is impacting investor confidence

The blow from default would be worse than in the 2008 financial meltdown.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capitalism, Center for Audit Quality, Congress, government shutdown

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Gerrymandering didn’t break the House

District lines really are not the problem.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:42 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, government shutdown

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 10/03/2013

The Insiders: The World War II Memorial is not a political prop

The White House tried to use the World War II Memorial as a stage to blame Republicans for the government shutdown, but the tactic backfired.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:42 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Democrats, government shutdown, irs, Republicans, The Insiders, world war II memorial

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Will GOP-aligned groups step up?

Mainstream conservatives would probably respond to pressure.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:48 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, government shutdown, shutdown

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 10/01/2013

The Insiders: The government shutdown isn’t the end of the world for the GOP

Republicans shouldn’t blink: They are ready to fund more than 99 percent of the government and have offered to negotiate on Obamacare.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:21 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Congress, government shutdown, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 09/30/2013

The Insiders: The president’s detachment is scary

President Obama’s detachment from reality, in both domestic and international affairs, may be a big part of what is fueling the cluttered mess of American governance.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:01 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, government shutdown, Iran, The Insiders, United Nations

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 09/27/2013

The Insiders: Obama’s weakness matters

A new poll shows that the number of people who think President Obama “cares a lot” about them is dropping. This could be a problem for Democrats on the ballot in 2014.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:08 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, debt ceiling, polls, The Insiders

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 09/20/2013

The Insiders: The president only adds confusion

After a bewilering statement about the debt ceiling during his Business Roundtable speech, does the president think our debt doesn’t matter?

By Ed Rogers  |  04:11 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, debt ceiling, Nancy Pelosi, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Exhibit D in GOP lunacy

Rep. Ted Yoho likens the courage of Rosa Parks, Lech Walesa and Martin Luther King to the conservatives willingness to shutdown the government over funding Obamacare.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:02 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, debt ceiling, Republicans

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 09/18/2013

The Insiders: Confusion and gridlock greet business leaders in Washington

I doubt the Business Roundtable CEOs will hear anything from President Obama that will make them feel more confident about the future.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:44 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, economy, jobs, regulations, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 09/17/2013

The Insiders: Stubborn facts and bothersome polls

On issues ranging from the economy to Obamacare to climate change, the president is struggling.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:44 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Climate Change, Congress, economy, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Deadlines

A short primer on the government shutdown and debt limit deadlines

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:17 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 09/04/2013

A Swedish import Obama won’t get

President Obama’s persistent longing for a reality-based opposition interested in the lost art of governing was on full display.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:41 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Republicans

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 09/03/2013

The Insiders: Opposing the president on Syria doesn’t make you an isolationist

The reason action in Syria is being contemplated in the first place is so flawed that opposing the Obama Resolution is still the proper course.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:32 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Foreign Policy, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 09/01/2013

On Syria, Obama had to go to Congress

Congressional approval is key for several reasons.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  02:55 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Syria

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/06/2013

The Insiders: GOP election prospects are good and getting better

It's all too easy to lose sight of the fact that Republicans seem to be on a path toward winning the 2014 midterm elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, elections 2014, midterms, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Blacks could rock the vote in 2014 -- if they vote

The midterm electorate doesn't have to be older and white.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:53 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Democrats, Republicans

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 08/02/2013

The Insiders: The GOP faces bad choices on the budget and the debt ceiling

The only options Republicans have today are to capitulate or to force an unflattering, politically harmful government shutdown and then capitulate.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:39 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barackk obama, Congress, government shutdown, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 08/01/2013

When Congress refuses to govern

A do-nothing Congress appears to have given way to a let-someone-else-do-it Congress.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:19 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Republicans, Supreme Court

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 07/30/2013

The Insiders: Does the White House think no one will notice the Obamacare hypocrisy?

The administration's hypocrisy on Obamacare and the economy is going to fuel the resentment of voters, which will lead to trouble for Democrats in November 2014.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:53 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats, irs, obamacare, The Insiders, unions

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 07/15/2013

The Insiders: Washington no longer has any dealmakers

Reid's threats to invoke the "nuclear option" in the Senate prove that Democrats are better at whining than governing.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:01 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Harry Reid, Nuclear option, Senate, The Insiders

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 06/24/2013

The Insiders: The president plans to raise your power bill

President Obama's planned announcement on climate change tomorrow is an announcement that he'll be increasing everyone's power bill. His actions will be punitive and harmful to our weak economy.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:12 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Climate Change, Congress, Environment, epa, The Insiders

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 06/14/2013

The Insiders: In politics, a bumper sticker beats an essay

The Gang of Eight immigration bill is still likely to pass the Senate, but Republicans in the Senate are trying to get to 60 votes.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:53 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, haley barbour, immigration reform, jeb bush, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 06/11/2013

The Insiders: The GOP should continue to oppose marijuana legalization

Republicans should not think they can appeal to a segment of voters by embracing destructive misbehavior as desirable public policy.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:26 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, drug legislation, marijuana use, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 06/04/2013

The Insiders: Judicial nomination remarks show Obama is more isolated than ever

Instead of presenting a strong case for his nominees, the president resorted to attacking Republicans.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:44 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, dc circuit court, judicial nominations, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 08:49 PM ET, 06/03/2013

The Insiders: As trust in government erodes, Obama's plans evaporate

The current scandals, combined with President Obama's lethargy and lack of planning, have driven trust in government to a recent new low.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:49 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats, Republicans, sequester, The Insiders

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 05/30/2013

The Insiders: Godspeed, Ms. Bachmann

Rep. Bachmann's contributions to the Republican Party and the conservative cause should not pass unnoticed or unappreciated.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:53 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, election 2014, michele bachmann, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 05/14/2013

The Insiders: Don't stall Mr. President: It's time for a special prosecutor.

The growing IRS scandal is a perfect example of when we need an independent counsel to investigate. Republicans need to lead the call for a special prosecutor to be appointed.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:29 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, irs, The Insiders

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 05/10/2013

The Insiders: Enough Benghazi already

Republicans need to move on, because we have more important things to do.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:55 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Congress, Republicans, state department, The Insiders, tom pickering

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 05/07/2013

The Insiders: Some whiskey-talk suggestions for Obama and McConnell

If they really did have a drink together, they might actually do some good.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:30 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  appropriations, Barack Obama, Confirmation hearings, Congress, senator mcconnell, The Insiders

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Washington's inability to keep pace

New 3-D printers create plastic guns and human tissue

By Carter Eskew  |  09:50 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  3D printer, Congress, gun control

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 05/02/2013

The Insiders: Has The White House quit trying?

President Obama and the Democrats are being unserious, and their latest climate change actions are just the latest example.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:39 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Congress, keystone pipeline, The Insiders

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 05/01/2013

The more we know about House Republicans, the better John Boehner looks

The more we know about House Republicans, the better the speaker looks.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:31 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Eric Cantor, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 05/01/2013

The Insiders: Don't underestimate Sen. Cruz

He is not afraid to ruffle some feathers in Washington, and he's got a lot of credibility with Republicans outside of the Beltway.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:15 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Republicans, Ted Cruz, The Insiders

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 04/30/2013

The Insiders: Obama's blasé news conference

Obama filled a tired question and answer session with his usual slogans and platitudes.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:23 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, sequester, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Censured Charles Rangel can't help himself

Rangel is well within his right to sue to have his censure overturned. But just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:20 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Rangel

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 04/23/2013

The Insiders: Democratic Senate retirements are a big deal

How will they act now that their time in Washington is winding down?

By Ed Rogers  |  04:47 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Democrats, senator max baucus, The Insiders

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 04/22/2013

The Insiders: Obama had to charge the Boston Marathon suspect

President Obama had no choice but to charge the Boston Marathon bombing suspect in custody as an American citizen rather than as an enemy combatant.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:13 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, boston marathon bombing, Congress, terrorism, The Insiders

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/18/2013

The Insiders: The president's Sandy Hook exploitation fails

President Obama used the Sandy Hook families as props and lobbyists to try and fight a Washington legislative battle that was not their fight.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats, gun control, sandy hook, The Insiders

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/15/2013

The Insiders: Rubio Rising

In his seven TV appearances yesterday, Marco Rubio proved that he is one of the most valuable players in the debate over immigration reform.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, immigration, Marco Rubio, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Stockman + guns and abortion = lunacy

I've grown accustomed to the lunacy that emanates from the far right on Capitol Hill. But a tweet promoting a new bumper sticker was a jaw-dropper.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:26 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abortion, Congress, Guns, Republicans

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 04/12/2013

The Senate's bill is just the beginning on gun control

The bill is just good — not great.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  08:02 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, gun control

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 04/10/2013

The Insiders: Democrats should fear Obama's budget

For Democrats running for office in 2014, President Obama's budget can't be very encouraging. It's just more of the same taxing and spending.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:27 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget, Congress, economy, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 04/09/2013

The Insiders: Obama may be irrelevant to the budget

Tomorrow, President Obama will formally reveal his budget plan. But since it is over 2 months late, and the House and Senate leaders have already produced and adopted budget resolutions, it may be irrelevant.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:39 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget, Congress, economy, speaker boehner, The Insiders

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Harry Reid's nuclear threat

Liberals may think they've seen this before, but actually Harry Reid's latest reform threat is the strongest yet -- even if it is something that he and the Democrats don't really want to carry out.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:47 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congress reform, Harry Reid, Senate

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Good news for McConnell, good news for us?

Without fear of a right-wing challenge, McConnell can do what he does best: cut deals that resemble the long-lost art of governing.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:27 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Mitch McConnell, Senate

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 03/21/2013

The Insiders: The Democrats' denial of our debt woes is harmful

The new liberal approach is to reject that the federal debt represents any sort of problem.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:24 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Congress, debt, economy, jeff sessions, Paul Ryan, The Insiders

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 03/19/2013

The Insiders: Rand Paul's useful speech on immigration

The senator's position on immigration reform gives cover to the Republicans in Congress and in states who are constructively working on reform.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:08 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, immigration, Rand Paul, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/15/2013

The Insiders: Thank you Rob Portman

I'm a proud Cheney-Portman Republican today.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, gay marriage, rob portman, The Insiders

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/14/2013

The Insiders: CPAC needs to stay on message with the economy

The annual conference is still relevant, but it needs to focus on the problems we face and the solutions conservatives can offer.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:38 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, CPAC, gun control, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Paul Ryan's budget has a big-picture problem

This is his big, philosophical stand. And it's seriously misleading.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:08 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Congress, Medicare, Paul Ryan

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/13/2013

The Insiders: Gun politics won't produce new laws

Most of the new proposed gun laws only harass citizens who want to protect their families, their homes, and themselves.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, gun control, Guns, nra, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 03/11/2013

The Insiders: A big week for the budget

This week will reveal a lot about the stark differences between Republicans and Democrats as we learn more about Rep. Ryan and Sen. Murray's budget proposals.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:39 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget, Congress, economy, entitlements, patty murray, Paul Ryan, The Insiders

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/01/2013

The Insiders: The sequester is here

The sequester is here, and it is bringing to light how difficult it would be for Washington to seriously try to slow spending and reduce our national debt. Where is the leadership from The White House?

By Ed Rogers  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, economy, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Sequestration, The Insiders

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 02/25/2013

The Insiders: Sequestration and made-for-TV suffering

President Obama is invested in making the sequester cuts as harmful as possible for the American public, to try and shift the blame to Republicans.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:49 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, economy, Sequestration, The Insiders

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 02/21/2013

The Insiders: What if the sequester isn't a disaster?

What will be the lessons learned from sequestration?

By Ed Rogers  |  01:27 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Sequestration, The Insiders

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 02/19/2013

The Insiders: Sequestration is the president's Frankenstein

President Obama seems agitated by sequestration, but it's likely that Republicans inCongress will hear from their constituents to hold the line on taxes and spending.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:11 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Sequestration, taxes, The Insiders

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 02/14/2013

The Insiders: Jack Lew hurts the economy

Jack Lew will be confirmed as U.S. Treasury Secretary, but he is not the economic leader we need right now.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:51 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, economy, finance, Jack Lew, jeff sessions, The Insiders, Treasury Secretary

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Conservatives try but can't quite let go of extremism

Underneath the gestures toward less brinksmanship, Republicans remain committed to the same extreme policies.

By James Downie  |  01:19 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, debt ceiling, Republican Party

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Peter King is less angry today about Sandy vote

But will John Boehner get King's support in the election for House Speaker?

By Dana Milbank  |  10:44 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Hurricane Sandy, Peter King, Republicans

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 12/24/2012

PostScript: E.J. Dionne and a governing cliff

Readers respond festively to E.J. Dionne's column on Congress' stalemate

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:46 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, fiscal cliff, PostScript, Republicans

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Gun-buyback stimulus gains ground

Reps. Gerry Connolly and Ted Deutch want to attach a $200 million gun-buyback program to any "fiscal cliff" deal.

By Matt Miller  |  06:38 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, fiscal cliff, Gun buyback, Guns

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Is a filibuster deal possible?

It's hard to tell whether Harry Reid can get Senate rules changed.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:09 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bipartisanship, Congress, democrats, Republicans, senate

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Republicans' bizarre fiscal cliff rhetoric

Why are they demanding what the Democratic position should be on Medicare?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:09 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, fiscal cliff, health care, Medicare, Paul Ryan, Republicans, taxes