PostPartisan: The Insiders


Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/25/2014

The Insiders: Ignore the Bundy sideshow and focus on the issues

Republicans need to be focused on Obamacare and the economy, not on a sideshow like Cliven Bundy.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  claytie williams, cliven bundy, economy, Obamacare, phil robertson, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 04/22/2014

The Insiders: The president’s cynical Keystone XL strategy

The White House’s latest Keystone XL pipeline delay isn’t gutless or dithering -- it’s a cynical strategy by President Obama to try and keep the Senate in 2014.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:28 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, keystone xl pipeline, senator mary landrieu, The Insiders, tom steyer

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 04/21/2014

The Insiders: I wish the first lady had come to my high school graduation

Having the first lady speak at your high school graduation would be a memorable event. The students and families in Topeka should be grateful.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:43 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  high school graduation, kansas, Michelle Obama, The Insiders

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 04/18/2014

The Insiders: Following the money as Democrats celebrate 1st-quarter fundraising advantage

Democrats may have a fundraising advantage, but they still have to overcome the problems caused by an unpopular president.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:55 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign fundraising, election 2014, georgia, kentucky, Obamacare, senate race, The Insiders

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 04/16/2014

The Insiders: A new tax won’t change our weather

It is dishonest to suggest that we are one tax increase away from improving the weather or saving the planet.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:23 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Democrats, Environment, global warming, ipcc, New York Times, The Insiders, united nationals

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 04/14/2014

The Insiders: The president can’t bow out yet

As bad as President Obama’s foreign policy has been, quitting now - or appearing to quit - would only make things worse.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:04 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, China, Democrats, election 2014, Foreign Policy, Iran, israel, Japan, National Journal, North Korea, palestine, Russia, Syria, The Insiders, ukraine

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 04/10/2014

The Insiders: Paul Ryan’s generous budget

We can survive if we spend 1.7 percent less than what the spendthrift Democrats’ dream budget calls for.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:44 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget 2015, Democrats, economy, house, Paul Ryan, Republicans, spending, The Insiders

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 04/09/2014

The Insiders: The Democrats’ Koch habit won’t help them in November

Democrats are engaging in a hypocritical and cowardly smear campaign rather than defend their support of Obamacare and explain their job-killing policies.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:57 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, Harry Reid, koch brothers, The Insiders

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 04/08/2014

The Insiders: The executive order presidency suits Obama

With executive orders, President Obama doesn’t have to meet with anyone or convince anyone to do his bidding. He just signs his name.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:05 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, equal pay day, executive orders, President Obama, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 04/04/2014

The Insiders: The president takes the low road

The president’s speeches this week showed us that he has no intention of governing for the remainder of his term. He is still in campaign mode, and it’s getting ugly.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:06 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, minimum wage, Obamacare, president, primetime, The Insiders

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 06:42 PM ET, 04/01/2014

The Insiders: Chris Christie drives Democrats crazy

The frenzy over the Gibson Dunn report indicates that the Democrats are more eager to derail Christie’s career and presidential prospects than I had calculated.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:42 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bridgegate, carter eskew, Chris Christie, Democrats, The Insiders

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 03/31/2014

The Insiders: This is the governing party’s agenda? Really?

The Senate Democrats’ latest “agenda” shows just how exhausted the party is.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:10 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  agenda, Democrats, DPCC, election 2014, President Obama, rep steve scalise, RSC, senator schumer, The Insiders

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 03/28/2014

The Insiders: Is Obamacare working?

The short answer is no. And the more we find out about Obamacare, the less chance there is that President Obama and his Democratic allies will be able to claim success.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:58 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, dan pfeiffer, Democrats, election 2014, hhs, kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, premiums, The Insiders

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 03/27/2014

The Insiders: More Obamacare lies, no one is surprised

Does yet another lie make things worse for Obamacare, or does it contribute to the desensitization of voters?

By Ed Rogers  |  11:37 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, enrollment, kathleen sebelius, midterms, Obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 03/26/2014

The Insiders: Mr. Aerosmith goes to Washington [Updated]

Not every lobbying organization has a Steven Tyler they can roll out to promote its cause, but if you’ve got it, flaunt it.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:41 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aerosmith, intellectual property rights, NMPA, steven tyler, The Insiders

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/24/2014

The Insiders: The first lady’s trip to China is a good thing

Sending Michelle Obama to have a friendly encounter with the Chinese was as good a move as any the administration could make right now.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, First Lady, Foreign Policy, Michelle Obama, The Insiders

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 03/21/2014

The Insiders: Republicans can’t avoid the minimum wage debate

Raising the minimum wage would result in fewer jobs, but Republicans can’t just say “no.” They need to offer a plan of their own.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:19 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, income inequality, minimum wage, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/20/2014

The Insiders: The Crimea invasion is not about global warming

Tom Friedman of the NYT thinks that “Putin’s Crimea adventure” is a “blessing” because it will allow President Obama to pursue an even more aggressive global warming agenda.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Crimea, Foreign Policy, global warming, putin, The Insiders, tom friedman, ukraine

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/19/2014

The Insiders: Democrats should bail on Obamacare

If Democrats want to win in 2016, they should admit Obamacare’s mistakes and ask voters for a second chance.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Democrats, Obamacare, premium increases, the hill, The Insiders

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 03/14/2014

The Insiders: Rick Perry deserves a second look

Texas Governor Rick Perry has been turning heads this week by beating expectations, from his speech at CPAC 2014 to his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:51 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cpac 2014, election 2016, jimmy kimmel, rick perry, Texas, The Insiders

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 03/13/2014

The Insiders: Sebelius happy talk makes it worse for Democrats

The HHS secretary’s denials and delays of Obamacare are inflaming voters, which will not help Democrats in November.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:12 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, cms, hhs, individual mandate, kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 03/11/2014

The Insiders: The Democrats’ disconnect on global warming

Just who were the Democrats trying to reach with their talk-a-thon on climate change?

By Ed Rogers  |  12:08 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Democrats, global warming, secretary kerry, senate democrats, The Insiders

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 03/10/2014

The Insiders: What CPAC does and does not teach us

The young student profile of the CPAC crowd makes it easy to suggest that CPAC says something about the future of the Republican party. But in fact, a lot of the attendees were College Republicans, who are traditionally an angrier, more libertarian shard of the party.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:45 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, cpac 2014, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 03/06/2014

The Insiders: Get ready for the Obamacare ‘Big Punt’

Look for the White House to bite the bullet and announce a delay in the individual mandate in an effort to change the course of the midterm elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:23 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, individual mandate, Obamacare, senate democrats, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 03/03/2014

The Insiders: What’s a GOP candidate to do about Ukraine?

GOP candidates should refrain from criticizing the president over Ukraine right now.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:14 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, elections 2014, Foreign Policy, Republicans, The Insiders, ukraine

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 02/28/2014

The Insiders: Liberals are destroying the planet

Most reasonable voters find it hard to know whom to believe on climate change because alarmists like President Obama and Al Gore have so often been wrong.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:43 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Climate Change, Democrats, The Insiders

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

The Insiders: Chairman Camp’s tax proposal gives Republicans an edge

Camp’s tax reform proposal is pro-growth and a net plus for Republicans. It deserves serious consideration.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:26 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chairman dave camp, election 2014, Republicans, stephen moore, tax reform, The Insiders

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 02/25/2014

The Insiders: Another day, another Obamacare disaster

The finding that 11 million U.S. workers face higher premiums under Obamacare should be a banner headline. But by now these revelations are routine.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:38 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, cms, hhs, Obamacare, speaker boehner, The Insiders

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 02/24/2014

The Insiders: America’s decline could become a campaign issue

Under President Obama, America’s influence around the world is rapidly declining. We will pay a price for this weakness, perhaps soon.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:30 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  american decline, Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, The Insiders

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 02/19/2014

The Insiders: Democrats have turned the global warming debate into a cartoon

Secretary Kerry’s latest comments and a Democratic donor’s millions have made the debate even more surreal.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:08 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, global warming, secretary john kerry, The Insiders, tom steyer

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 02/19/2014

The Insiders: The president’s cynical billion-dollar politics

How many billions more will President Obama toss out to pet programs before the 2014 elections?

By Ed Rogers  |  08:18 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, billion dollars, Climate Change, government spending, spending, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 02/14/2014

The Insiders: The IRS, the Democrats’ cat’s paw

There is an ominous pattern emerging of the IRS being involved on behalf of the president’s political interests.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:59 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, frank vandersloot, irs, lois lerner, Republicans, targeting, The Insiders

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 03:08 PM ET, 02/11/2014

The Insiders: Obamacare creates new ways to prosecute American business

The White House has had to grant yet another delay in the employer mandate. Why is the White House refusing to admit the obvious, that Obamacare just isn’t working?

By Ed Rogers  |  03:08 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, delays, Democrats, election 2014, employer mandate, Obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 02/10/2014

The Insiders: Immigration reform unlikely until 2015

There are two reasons immigration isn’t on a faster track: Republicans and Democrats.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:35 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Schumer, greg walden, immigration reform, The Insiders

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 02/07/2014

The Insiders: Obama should change tactics and call Speaker Boehner

This week we learned more about the destruction caused by Obamacare and saw a weak jobs report, but still the president and his Democratic allies deny that the president’s policies are to blame.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:19 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, job report, keystone pipeline, Obamacare, speaker boehner, The Insiders

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 02/05/2014

The Insiders: Obamacare discourages work

The White House and the Left have made a stunning admission: They think less work and less initiative in the workplace is a good thing.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:51 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, CBO, Democrats, entitlements, New York Times, Obamacare, The Insiders, welfare state

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/03/2014

The Insiders: Obamacare -- The incompetence and denials keep coming

Democrats are trying to hide the problems with Obamacare instead of fixing the problems. They can’t keep up the denial and deceit forever.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, maryland, Obamacare, state exchanges, The Insiders

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 02/03/2014

The Insiders: Bill O’Reilly was second-biggest loser last night

In his interview with President Obama, O’Reilly played to type.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:48 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, The Insiders

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 01/31/2014

The Insiders: Pelosi fizzles on ‘The Daily Show’

Jon Stewart pulled the rug out from under House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on “The Daily Show.“

By Ed Rogers  |  06:07 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, the daily show, The Insiders

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 01/31/2014

The Insiders: All eyes are on Janet Yellen

Will the new head of the Federal Reserve show the same levels of no-confidence in Obama’s economic policies as Ben Bernanke?

By Ed Rogers  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, federal reserve, janet yellen, The Insiders

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 01/29/2014

The Insiders: Republicans need to learn how to not talk about sex

GOP figures need to stop fueling the fire by talking about sex-related issues and start focusing on Obamacare and the economy.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:08 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2014, governor huckabee, Republicans, sex, Social Issues, The Insiders

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 01/29/2014

The Insiders: The only surprise was that there were no surprises in the State of the Union address

President Obama’s State of the Union address was more of the same liberal Democratic policies that kill jobs and stall economic growth.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:06 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, inequality, SOTU, State of the Union, taxes, The Insiders

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 01/27/2014

The Insiders: Democrats would rather not have a State of the Union speech

How will vulnerable Democrats on the ballot in 2014 react to the president’s predictable references to Obamacare in his State of the Union speech?

By Ed Rogers  |  08:57 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2014, State of the Union, The Insiders

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 01/23/2014

The Insiders: The economy and Obamacare are getting worse for the Democrats

The economy is stagnant and Obamacare is unpopular. These are the real issues that voters care about, which means Democrats are not in a good position going into the midterm elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:22 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, economy, elections 2014, gdp growth, Obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 01/20/2014

The Insiders: The president’s comments on marijuana use were harmful

We shouldn’t count on President Obama to help draw a line on marijuana use.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:06 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marijuana, marijuana legalization, The Insiders

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 01/17/2014

The Insiders: The politics of the president’s new NSA policies

Will some of the president’s key words and phrases on the NSA reforms be taken at face value, or will they be interpreted as “weasel words” that mean the surveillance on U.S. citizens will continue?

By Ed Rogers  |  02:15 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, edward snowden, national security, nsa, senator rand paul, surveillance, The Insiders

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 01/15/2014

The Insiders: The Democrats’ dilemma for 2014

Republicans should not be dissuaded from making Obamacare and the Obama economy central to the 2014 elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:04 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Barack Obama, Democrats, economy, Obamacare, Senator Kay Hagan, The Insiders

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 01/13/2014

The Insiders: The problem with ‘no-drama Obama’

Barack Obama is a bystander president who shrugs as events unfold and yawns as our problems get worse.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:09 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, election 2014, Robert Gates, The Insiders

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 01/09/2014

The Insiders: Trouble for Christie is just getting started

Everyone settle in for a long stream of Christie news - there is a lot more to come.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:15 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  carter eskew, governor christie, gw bridge, New Jersey, The Insiders

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 01/08/2014

The Insiders: Gates should have waited

Former defense secretary Robert Gates’s memoir is valuable, but it should have come out after the president he served left office.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:33 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, duty, Robert Gates, secretary of defense, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 01/07/2014

The Insiders: Democrats must quit denying the political science of global warming

The U.S. does not set a good example by wasting billions of dollars on climate change programs overseas.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:15 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, global warming, tax dollars, The Insiders, United Nations

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 01/06/2014

The Insiders: Republicans, just say no to marijuana

There is no possible public good that can come from passing laws that legalize marijuana use. Republicans need to be clear on this issue.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:47 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marijuana legalization, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 12/27/2013

The Insiders: Is the president crowding the Pope?

Is it just me, or is the president trying too hard to associate himself with the pope?

By Ed Rogers  |  08:17 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, Pope Francis, The Insiders

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 12/20/2013

The Insiders: Is Obamacare shattering?

The White House has announced yet another change to Obamacare. Is this the beginning of the end for the president’s signature legislation?

By Ed Rogers  |  12:07 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 12/19/2013

The Insiders: Obama’s ‘Indiana Jones’ trick

The president is taking a gamble, but it is the member of his party who will have to pay the price if he loses.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:44 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Barack Obama, bond buying, Democrats, economy, federal reserve, tapering, The Insiders

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 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 03:12 PM ET, 12/11/2013

The Insiders: John Podesta is a good hire

John Podesta is a beltway pro who will be able to help the White House with their efforts to rescue President Obama’s second term.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:12 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, john podesta, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 12/10/2013

The Insiders: Is America ready for a debate on inequality?

Left and right are finding common ground, but they need to do more to make this into a political issue.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:28 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Insiders

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 12/09/2013

The Insiders: Ed Gillespie should reconsider running for Mark Warner’s seat

In competing against the senator from Virginia, Gillespie would be facing the kind of pro-growth, pro-business Democrat Virginians are drawn to.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:58 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Senate, The Insiders, Virginia

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 12/09/2013

The Insiders: My Mandela story

I met Nelson Mandela in 2003, at his 85th birthday celebration.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:28 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nelson Mandela, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 12/06/2013

The Insiders: Washington is busy, but it’s not productive

Working 16 hour days doesn’t necessarily mean you are being productive. President Obama and Secretary Sebelius are busy but they’re not getting much done.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:12 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, dc culture, The Insiders, washington dc, White House

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 12/05/2013

The Insiders: Obamacare is not cool

Team Obama is not successfully selling Obamacare to young people. Their efforts are clumsy and tone-deaf, and millennials aren’t buying it.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:05 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, millennials, Obamacare, The Insiders, Youth

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 12/04/2013

The Insiders: Oh no, the Democrats could pull out of their dive

Stock market gains, an oil boom and some improvement in Obamacare might help the Democrats next November. The GOP needs a plan.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:39 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, energy, Obamacare, one percent, stock market, The Insiders

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 12/03/2013

The Insiders: Feinstein and Rogers say the U.S. is less safe. Why isn’t anyone listening?

Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Mike Rogers told us Sunday that the United States is less secure than it was just one or two years ago.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:04 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Foreign Policy, intelligence, national security, Representative Mike Rogers, Senator Dianne Feinstein, The Insiders

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 11/28/2013

The Insiders: Why would Obama say he is not ideological?

President Obama said “he was not a particularly ideological person” at a Democratic campaign fundraiser, but his actions tell us a different story.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:58 PM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, ideology, leadership, The Insiders, valerie jarrett

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 11/25/2013

The Insiders: Republicans should give the Iran deal a chance

Republicans can and should be cautious about this agreement, but they need to be specific about what results they will be looking for over the next six months.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:32 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, Iran, nuclear weapons, The Insiders

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 11/22/2013

The Insiders: This is what panic looks like

Team Obama’s delay of the 2015 Obamacare open enrollment period is a sign that it is panicking about the 2014 elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:03 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, Obamacare, 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 01:13 PM ET, 11/19/2013

The Insiders: Obamacare shifts voters’ thinking

A new Gallup poll shows that 56 percent of Americans now believe it is not the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health-care coverage. This is a significant psychological shift that favors Republicans.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, Gallup, obamacare, polling, The Insiders

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 11/15/2013

The Insiders: For Democrats, dark days ahead

Democrats are in trouble over the Obamacare train wreck, but they will regain their footing before the 2014 elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:35 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, health insurance, obamacare, Republicans, 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 06:05 PM ET, 11/13/2013

The Insiders: Republicans should boycott former Secret Service agent’s book

Dan Bongino has done a disservice to the president and shamed the Secret Service. Everyone should ignore him and his book.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:05 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, dan bongino, secret service, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 11/12/2013

The Insiders: Republicans should hound Obama on Iran

Republicans need to press the administration for specific details of what they are negotiating with Iran. The consequences of America’s policy toward Iran being mismanaged are too severe to let it slide.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:35 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, Iran, nuclear weapons, Republicans, secretary john kerry, The Insiders

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 11/08/2013

The Insiders: Six reasons Obamacare will only get worse for Democrats

The White House can change its messaging, but it can’t change the fact that Obamacare will hurt a huge number of Americans.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:42 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, insurance, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 11/06/2013

The Insiders: Republicans are not as wounded as Democrats would have you believe

The Virginia gubernatorial race says as much about Democrats’ weaknesses as it does about Republicans’ weaknesses.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:36 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2013, governor, Ken Cuccinelli, Republicans, Terry McAuliffe, The Insiders, Virginia

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 11/05/2013

The Insiders: The Upton bill is the biggest threat to Obamacare so far

Rep. Fred Upton’s Keep Your Health Plan Act could force Democrats to reveal whether or not they support the president’s deceit in furtherance of his disaster of a health-care law.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:41 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, congressman fred upton, Democrats, election 2014, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 11/04/2013

The Insiders: President Obama will owe Terry McAuliffe a favor

The Virginia gubernatorial candidate helped Obama over the weekend.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:47 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2013, gubernatorial election, Republicans, Terry McAuliffe, The Insiders, Virginia

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 11/01/2013

The Insiders: All health care politics is personal

Obamacare is a weight on the Democratic ticket. More and more Americans are receiving health insurance cancellation notices and facing higher premiums.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:22 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, elections 2014, health insurance, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 10/30/2013

The Insiders: Let the calls for a White House shake-up begin

If President Obama is really as uninformed as he claims he is, there is an internal communications problem at the White House.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:39 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, hhs, obamacare, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 10/28/2013

The Insiders: The joke of Obamacare data security

Taking a look at recent headlines, it’s obvious that the Obama administration is incapable of guaranteeing the security of our personal and confidential information within the Obamacare system.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:39 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  edward snowden, national security, obamacare, personal security, stuxnet, The Insiders, wikileaks

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 10/25/2013

The Insiders: Dependency is on the march

Republicans need to offer credible alternative plans for Obamacare and other issues in order to combat the dependency state that Democrats have created.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:36 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, dependency, Republicans, taxes, The Insiders, welfare, welfare state

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 10/22/2013

The Insiders: Let’s root for Obamacare to fail

Obamacare is a bad, harmful policy.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:18 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, economy, obamacare, 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 11:10 AM ET, 10/15/2013

The Insiders: Will Democrats promise that Obamacare patient data is secure?

The Obamacare Web site requires people to trust the government with sensitive personal data.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:10 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, obamacare, obamacare exchanges, Social Security, The Insiders

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 06:04 PM ET, 10/11/2013

The Insiders: Obamacare is a blemish on American technology

The failure of the Obamacare website is an embarrasment to American technological capabilities.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:04 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, hhs, kathleen sebelius, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 10/09/2013

The Insiders: Campaign finance charade enters Supreme Court

The Supreme Court should acknowledge the obvious and remove campaign contribution restrictions.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:20 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign finance, McCutheon v. FEC, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 10/08/2013

The Insiders: Republicans have entered the danger zone

Mismanagement of the government shutdown could have a lasting political impact.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:28 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 10/07/2013

The Insiders: It’s time to end campaign contribution limits

I hope the Supreme Court will be able to do what others have not been able to do and eliminate contribution limits on what parties and campaigns can accept.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:01 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign finance, contribution limits, elections, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 10/07/2013

The Insiders: The GOP has given Clinton the third leg of her candidacy

And evidence suggests she has already seized this opportunity.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:17 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2016, government shutdown, hillary clinton, The Insiders

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 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 09:51 AM ET, 09/25/2013

The Insiders: Cruz is growing stronger

Sen. Cruz’s marathon speech on the Senate floor is a net-plus for his political ambitions.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:51 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Iran, Republicans, Senate, Ted Cruz, The Insiders

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 09/23/2013

The Insiders: Voters are numb to shutdown threats

With the repeated instances of budget brinkmanship and constant threat of government shutdowns, voters may be suffering from “shutdown fatigue.”

By Ed Rogers  |  03:26 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, government shutdown, 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 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 10:04 AM ET, 09/12/2013

The Insiders: Heritage Foundation takes Times Square

The Heritage Foundation’s new Times Square billboard is a powerful show of force against Obamacare.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:04 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  heritage foundation, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 09/11/2013

The Insiders: The speech to nowhere

President Obama needs to pivot away from foreign policy to the pressing domestic issues we face, including Obamacare and the economy.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:21 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, John Kerry, putin, Russia, Secretary of State, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 09/10/2013

The Insiders: Does Putin call the shots?

Of course a diplomatic solution in Syria is a good idea, but we need to be sure that this is a serious and viable proposal and not just a delaying tactic.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:46 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Assad, Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, russia putin, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 09/09/2013

The Insiders: Obama needs to admit mistakes

Owning up to his incorrect assumptions and predictions might earn the president a fresh start.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:46 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 09/04/2013

The Insiders: Secretary Kerry is Obama’s most valuable player

Secretary Kerry has become President Obama's most valuauble player as he tries to sell the administration's flawed Syria plan to Congress.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:49 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, John Kerry, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 09/04/2013

The Insiders: Americans want an answer on Syria that no one will give them

What does success in civil-war-torn Syria look like?

By Carter Eskew  |  01:59 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bashar al-Assad, John Kerry, Syria, The Insiders, war powers

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 01:30 PM ET, 08/27/2013

The Insiders: President Obama's "Bring Them On" moment

The president remarks about a "red line" being crossed if chemical weapons are used in Syria are what has brought us to the brink today.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, chemical weapons, Foreign Policy, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 08/26/2013

The Insiders: Bad news is good news for the Obama economy

Right now, for the Democrats the only thing worse than trickle-down economics is no trickle-down economics.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:33 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal reserve, gdp, The Insiders, trickle down economics

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 08/23/2013

The Insiders: The impeachment talk won't go away Obama won't let it

Impeachment seems far-fetched and it's definitely off-message for the GOP, but the idea is starting to sound less and less crazy.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:01 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, constitution, impeachment, senator tom coburn, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/22/2013

The Insiders: No whining allowed -- Don't pay White House interns

A White House internship is a distinct honor. If you don't think the opportunity is worth some sacrifice, you should quit.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 08/19/2013

The Insiders: Ashton Kutcher's sage advice

The actor talks honestly to America's youth about the dignity of work.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:45 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ashton Kutcher, jobs, Republicans, The Insiders, Youth

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 08/14/2013

The Insiders: GOP's organization and money are coming together

By Ed Rogers  |  06:27 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, gop, Republican Party, The Insiders

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 08/13/2013

The Insiders: President Obama is to blame

By Ed Rogers  |  05:46 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Blame, Liberals, obama, The Insiders

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/08/2013

The Insiders: Lee Atwater's Five Rules of Politics

Even though they are not particularly idealistic, in the real world -- or at least in the real Washington -- there might still be some applicability to the rules.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign operatives, Campaigns, the insiders. lee atwater

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 08/07/2013

The Insiders: Obama won't meet with Putin. It's just as well.

Even if there ever was an Obama-Putin relationship, it's over for the rest of the Obama presidency. It will be up to the next president to push the re-reset button.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:22 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, Russia, The Insiders, Vladimir Putin

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 06:06 PM ET, 08/05/2013

The Insiders: Another UN global climate warming report, AR5, may fuel Democrats' defeat

President Obama insists on taking unilateral action on climate change instead of providing international leadership on the issue.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:06 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Climate Change, Environment, The Insiders, United Nations

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 04:39 PM ET, 07/31/2013

The Insiders: Sandra Fluke keeps sending me emails

Sandra Fluke is trying to convince me to give money to Democratic candidates. I assume that since she is making pitches for money, she can lead the lifestyle she wants without taxpayer handouts.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:39 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, EMILY's List, fundraising, sandra fluke, The Insiders

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/31/2013

The Insiders: We pay a price for the president's irrelevance

Obama's new grand bargain isn't going to go anywhere. His punitive tax increases won't grow the economy or boost GDP, and they are DOA in Congress.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, gdp, tax reform, The Insiders

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 11:35 AM ET, 07/29/2013

The Insiders: The consequences of affordable green-energy options

Is the electricity industry next in line to be disrupted?

By Carter Eskew  |  11:35 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green energy, The Insiders

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 07/26/2013

The Insiders: On climate, too, the GOP is out of touch

A new poll highlights the party's disconnect with younger voters on the issue of climate change.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:48 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  global warming, The Insiders

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 07/24/2013

The Insiders: Anthony Weiner and his evil twin

With Weiner and his ilk, the conflict is more like looking into two mirrors of narcissism.

By Carter Eskew  |  07:31 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, The Insiders

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 07/23/2013

The Insiders: Republicans are losing the economic argument

The GOP message of tax cuts and deregulation doesn't have currency anymore.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:29 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al gore, Bill Clinton, Gary Hart, George Bush, John Boehner, Mitt Romney, President Obama, The Insiders

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 07/22/2013

The Insiders: The president returns to returning to the economy

President Obama will spend this week making economic speeches in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:06 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, economy, election 2014, keystone pipeline, The Insiders

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 07/22/2013

The Insiders: Remembering Lary Lewman, the master voice

Voice-over man for Democratic ads had a lot of wisdom to impart.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:15 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Squier, Jimmy Carter, Lary Lewman, The Insiders

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 07/19/2013

The Insiders: Obamacare is falling apart

The White House may have trouble convincing its allies to stick with its health-care talking points.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:25 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, elections 2014, obamacare, The Insiders, unions

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 07/17/2013

The Insiders: The White House doesn't have a plan. Do they know it?

According to the New York Times, President Obama's ineffectiveness on issues ranging from Syria to health care is actually a "calculated presidential approach." Does anyone actually believe this?

By Ed Rogers  |  01:56 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, eisenhower, gun control, health care, New York Times, politico, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 07/17/2013

The Insiders: Cheney celebrity muscle vs. homespun Enzi

Liz Cheney certainly has the right to run for Mike Enzi's Senate seat, but many of the party faithful think she might be making a big mistake in doing so.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:48 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  elections 2014, liz cheney, mike enzi, Republicans, Senate, The Insiders, wyoming

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 10:08 AM ET, 07/12/2013

The Insiders: Prudence in the House, fireworks in the Senate

For the first time in a few months, the action taking place in both houses of Congress really matters.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:08 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, entitlement reform, farm bill, food stamps, Harry Reid, house, Mitch McConnell, Republicans, Senate, The Insiders

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 07/11/2013

The Insiders: Republicans are chasing a mirage

Now is not a good time to be a Democrat, but it's worse for Republicans who hope to win an election

By Carter Eskew  |  10:32 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Insiders

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 07/10/2013

The Insiders: Obama's 'smarter government' initiative is a joke

President Obama announced the new Management Agenda for Government Innovation -- which includes saving taxpayers money -- less than 48 hours before the revelation that his administration built a wasteful, unnecessary $34 million headquarters in Afghanistan.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:22 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  afghanistan, Barack Obama, government spending, The Insiders, waste, White House

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 07/08/2013

The Insiders: Obamacare and the growth of part-time jobs

What will this mean for Democrats in the midterm elections?

By Ed Rogers  |  04:13 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, employer mandate, jobs, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 07/08/2013

The Insiders: Our Goldilocks economy

We have outsourced economic policymaking to the Federal Reserve.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:01 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, federal reserve, The Insiders, unemployment

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 07/06/2013

The Insiders: Who's in charge at The White House? The clear-eyed realists or the delusional Obamaphiles?

There seem to be two schools of thought at The White House; we may learn this weekend which will prevail.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:05 PM ET, 07/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, egyptm edward snowden, obamacare, The Insiders, valerie jarrett, White House

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/03/2013

The Insiders: The remarkable bravery of firefighters, present and past

Granite Mountain Hotshots should be remembered, as should those who sacrificed before them

By Carter Eskew  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Insiders, Wildfires

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/03/2013

The Insiders: The Obamacare delay could hurt small businesses even more

The longer term effect of the ObamaCare employer mandate delay could serve the White House policy and political interests more than the original schedule established by the law.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:23 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Barack Obama, employer mandate, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 07/01/2013

The Insiders: Democrats are trying to suppress the confusion and hide the cost of ObamaCare

Smart Democrats are beginning to realize that they need to do everything they can to suppress the confusion and hide the cost of ObamaCare before the 2014 midterm elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:47 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, health insurance, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 06/26/2013

The Insiders: The remarkable Roberts Court

The Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage and the Voting Rights Act this week acknowledged the obvious about personal freedom. Chief Justice Robert's court is remarkable and uniquely balanced, and I hope President Obama does not get another Supreme Court pick.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:04 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, DOMA, gay marriage, john roberts, Prop 8, Supreme Court, The Insiders, voting rights act

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 06/25/2013

The Insiders: What Edward Snowden teaches us about Obama's climate change policy

If Obama can't convince Russia, China, and Ecuador to extradite Edward Snowden, how can he convince them to join him in a global climate crusade?

By Ed Rogers  |  02:53 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Climate Change, edward snowden, Environment, leaks, nsa, The Insiders

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 06/24/2013

The Insiders: Factors that could change our political orbit in the coming years

From Edward Snowden to Hillary Clinton, political actors stand ready to shake up our assumptions.

By Carter Eskew  |  09:52 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Cold War, Democrats, Republicans, The Insiders, United States

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 03:41 PM ET, 06/20/2013

The Insiders: Wrong speech, wrong time, wrong place

President Obama's speech at the Bradenburg Gate proved he has nothing to say. His underwhelming performance could hurt American power overseas.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:41 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Barack Obama, Democrats, Foreign Policy, germany, Kennedy, The Insiders

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 06/18/2013

The Insiders: The president's travel is worth every dime

President Obama is facing undue criticism for the cost of his upcoming trip to Africa. The amount of goodwill an American president can generate through overseas travel is incalculable.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:08 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  africa, Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, The Insiders, travel

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 08:14 AM ET, 06/10/2013

The Insiders: Republicans need clear response to NSA programs

I have yet to read a clear, comprehensive review of exactly what the government is doing to collect data for national security purposes, and I still don't know exactly what it is that we Republicans are objecting to.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:14 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, data collection, national security, nsa, privacy, terrorism, 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 12:03 PM ET, 06/03/2013

The Insiders: Remembering my friend, Frank Lautenberg

By Carter Eskew  |  12:03 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Frank Lautenberg, The Insiders

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 05/31/2013

The Insiders: Obama uses the economy as a smokescreen to hide the scandals

Rather than be honest about our economic troubles, Obama and his allies seize on distortions.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:59 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, gdp, irs, scandal, 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 10:20 AM ET, 05/29/2013

The Insiders: What does the president not know, and is he satisfied not knowing it?

The IRS scandal begs the question of what else President Obama doesn't know. Does his staff regularly keep information from him? And why?

By Ed Rogers  |  10:20 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, irs, scandal, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 05/28/2013

The Insiders: Gathering "political intelligence" is no scandal

The gathering of "political intelligence" is not a scandal. Policy-makers should be meeting with all affected parties and seeking their input.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:34 AM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, finance, lobbyists, political intelligence, The Insiders

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 05/22/2013

The Insiders: A special prosecutor in the IRS matter is inevitable

Obama has two choices: Appoint a special prosecutor now or later.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:58 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, irs, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 05/21/2013

The Insiders: Obama needs a plan

President Obama should go on the offensive and turbocharge an effort for corporate tax reform, open an aggressive debate about entitlement eligibility and means testing, and delay the implementation of ObamaCare.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:23 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Benghazi, doj, entitlement reform, irs, obamacare, tax reform, The Insiders

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 05/20/2013

The Insiders: 'Nothing to see here' is not a viable strategy

President Obama and the White House want the scandals they face to disappear, but they are going to face increased scrutiny in the days ahead.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:36 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Benghazi, irs, sarah hall ingram, The Insiders

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 05/16/2013

The Insiders: White House spins the scandals

Jay Carney is going to have a hard time remembering all of the lies and half-truths related to the scandals the Obama Administration is currently facing.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:07 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, irs, Jack Lew, jay carney, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 05/15/2013

The president's IRS comments make things worse

Throwing fuel on a scandal's fire

By Ed Rogers  |  07:16 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, irs, 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 10:00 AM ET, 05/13/2013

The Insiders: The Obama IRS nightmare is just getting started

The details are just starting to come to light, but the targeting of tea Party and patriot groups by the Obama IRS is a scandal that could affect the November 2014 elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Benghazi, irs, Tea Party, 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 10:14 AM ET, 05/09/2013

The Insiders: The Obama economy has delivered for the 1 percent!

Obama's economic policies have worsened income inequality in America.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:14 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, income inequality, stock market, The Insiders

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 03:50 PM ET, 05/06/2013

The Insiders: Hard facts cloud the Obama presidency

President Obama needs a new agenda, not a better way of selling the status quo.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:50 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, election 2014, The Insiders, unemployment

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/03/2013

The Insiders: Only a polite "golf clap" for the April jobs report

Today's jobs report is better than what most feared, but the fact is that the only robust thing about the Obama economy is the stock market.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, employment situations, jobs, The Insiders

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 06:01 PM ET, 05/01/2013

The Insiders: Republicans should help the president deal with Syria

GOP shouldn't seize upon the "red line" mistake to force bad policy in hopes of just embarrassing President Obama.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:01 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans, Syria, The Insiders

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 10:07 AM ET, 04/29/2013

The Insiders: Many dark clouds on the president's horizon

The economy, Obamacare and Syria are heavy anchors on the Obama presidency, but those are just some of the problems that Obama faces.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:07 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, obamacare, sequester, The Insiders

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 04/25/2013

The Insiders: Why do they hate Bush?

President George W. Bush was an extraordinarily good and decent man, and the American people will ultimately judge him fairly.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:57 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George W. Bush, presidential library, Republicans, The Insiders

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 12:11 PM ET, 04/21/2013

The Insiders: Questions for our political leaders after Boston

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, we need our political leaders to be calm and poised as we search for answers.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:11 PM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boston marathon bombing, 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 03:56 PM ET, 04/11/2013

The Insiders: Democrats' lost momentum on climate change

Recent polls indicate that climate change is probably leaving the stage as a political issue.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, energy prices, The Insiders

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 04/11/2013

The Insiders: Is Anthony Weiner Don Draper?

The disgraced congressman gives us a candid look at the need for attention and affirmation that fuels some of the most ambitious and neurotic politicians.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:27 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alan Sepinwall, Anthony Weiner, Don Draper, Facebook, Leon Seltzer, Mad Men, The Insiders

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 09:31 AM ET, 04/09/2013

The Insiders: Boehner has another chance on the budget

Will the GOP take advantage of a new proposal from the president to lead the party toward deficit reduction?

By Hilary Rosen  |  09:31 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, The Insiders

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 04/09/2013

The Insiders: Hillary Clinton charting a new course

Emerging from her State Department cocoon is a woman confident in her abilities and secure in her brand.

By Hilary Rosen  |  08:08 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hillary clinton, The Insiders

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 04/08/2013

The Insiders: Where is Hillary Clinton weak in 2016? It's not Bill

It's way too early to be talking about the 2016 presidential campaign. But we're going to be hearing a lot more about Hillary Clinton in the months ahead.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:18 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, Campaign 2016, election 2016, hillary clinton, The Insiders

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

The Insiders: Let them eat 5 percent

President Obama might be returning 5 percent of his salary, but he should have his pay docked for not submitting a budget on time.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:04 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Chuck Hagel, Sequestration, The Insiders

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 04/03/2013

The Insiders: Bill O'Reilly is right about religion and gay marriage

Lawmakers should clarify: What is their public policy vs. religious reason for opposing gay marriage?

By Ed Rogers  |  03:31 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 04/02/2013

The Insiders: Voters are cool and the planet is too

Global warming is fading as a political issue.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:47 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, energy, Environment, global warming, The Insiders

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 03/29/2013

The Insiders: Obama's plan for business

Between the burden of ObamaCare, higher taxes, and stifling regulations, President Obama and the Democrats are destroying our chances for a real economic recovery.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:59 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, energy, obamacare, regulations, taxes, The Insiders

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Is the U.S. prepared for cyberterrorism?

I worry that we are today where we were on physical terrorism in the late '90s: a lot of discussion but no fully coordinated response.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:33 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cybersecurity, The Insiders

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/27/2013

The Insiders: Obama and the Democrats can't hide from the deficit

President Obama and the Democrats are creating a cosmetic veneer to cover the cancer of our deficits and debt by denying that we have a spending problem.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:38 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, deficits, economy, The Insiders

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 03/26/2013

The Insiders: The government isn't a tool to manage lifestyles

Republicans need to reconcile our conservative, small-government, less-government philosophy with opposition to gay marriage.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:42 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/26/2013

The Insiders: Antonin Scalia, another Republican albatross

Add another choker to the list of those damaging the party's prospects.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Antonin Scalia, Justice Scalia, Republican Party, Republicans, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 03/26/2013

The Insiders: Same-sex marriage -- it's personal

A debate on Meet the Press this past weekend made me realize my own story matters.

By Hilary Rosen  |  08:29 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay rights, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 03/25/2013

The Insiders: Ineffective approaches to 2014

Mayor Bloomberg and Karl Rove may have approached their new respective political initiatives in a way that diminishes their effectiveness.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:14 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2014, gun control, Karl Rove, mayor bloomberg, Republicans, The Insiders