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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 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 12:40 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Will Senate incumbents be able to withstand change?

It isn’t clear whether Democratic incumbents will be able to triumph over voters’ punishing mood.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:40 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, incumbents, Louisiana, Mary Landrieu, US Senate

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 02:31 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Stephen Colbert’s new stint is a good thing for Democrats

Even better than Kathleen Sebelius’s replacement.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:31 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, kathleen sebelius, Obamacare, stephen colbert

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 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 04:27 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Paul Ryan’s plan could irk Democrats into action

With its 98 pages of political affronts, the House Republican’s budget proposal could prove to be a turnout tool for Democrats

By Carter Eskew  |  04:27 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Democrats, Paul Ryan, Republicans

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 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 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 01:32 PM ET, 03/12/2014

After Florida, Democrats should defend Obamacare

After the Florida election, Democrats shouldn’t run away from the health-care law.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:32 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, Florida, Obamacare, Republicans

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 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 09:43 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 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 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 03:51 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 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 12:25 PM ET, 01/29/2014

With a skillful tone, Obama’s SOTU speech exceeded expectations

People disillusioned by the president might want to take a second look.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, Democrats, economy, President Obama, Republicsans, State of the Union

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 03:09 PM ET, 01/23/2014

What the Cuomo-de Blasio rift means for Dems

A battle over pre-K in New York could signal the direction the Democratic Party wants to take.

By Carter Eskew  |  03:09 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill de Blasio, Democrats, Mario Cuomo, New York

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 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 03:15 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 12:26 PM ET, 11/22/2013

The right fight for Obama and Democrats

Use of the “nuclear option” sends a clear message about President Obama’s second term.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:26 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, filibuster, government shutdown, Mitch McConnell, Republicans

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 03:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Lesson for Democrats in McAuliffe win: Bet on black

McAuliffe eked out a 3-point win because African American voters showed up at the same numbers as during the presidential election year.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats

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 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 05:19 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Looks like Democrats have a weed fight coming

Democrats will have to pick a side.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:19 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, Democrats, marijuana

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 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 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 12:51 PM ET, 09/18/2013

‘Disgruntled Democrats’ and Obama

Are there problems between Obama and Democrats on the Hill? Yes. I just wished folks focused on what they have actually achieved than on how they achieved it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:51 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, Democrats

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 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 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 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 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 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 03:30 PM ET, 07/08/2013

The best news in Senate reform

Reformers are moving towards different rules for different situations. That's progress.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, filibuster, Senate

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 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 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 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 07:13 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Scandals, "scandals," and 2014

The electoral effects of Washington scandals often play out in the choices of ambitious politicians, we can't guess yet what they're going to do.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  07:13 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, congressional elections, Democrats, Monica Lewinksy, Republicans, Watergate

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 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 11:32 AM ET, 02/20/2013

The Insiders: Empowering campaigns and political parties

The Supreme Court should overturn the contribution limits. Our current campaign finance system has it exactly backwards.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:32 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns, Democrats, Political Contributions, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 02/15/2013

The Insiders: Spending problem or no? Let's have the debate.

Democratic leaders say that we don't have a spending problem, drawing a clear contrast with the Republican position on this issue.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:55 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, The Insiders, Tom Harkin

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