PostPartisan: government


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 05:24 PM ET, 12/09/2013

ALEC and democracy

The good and the bad of relying on individual politicians compared with national top-down parties and their aligned interest groups.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:24 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ALEC, state government

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 03:05 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Replace Obamacare? With what?

There are two reasons why the Republican quest to rid the land of Obamacare is going nowhere.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:05 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, obamacare, Ted Cruz

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 03:41 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Obama’s big salute to government and its workers

They are rarely if ever thanked for what they do. The president changed that today.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:41 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, government shutdown

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Mad props to Mitch McConnell

When he had to choose, the senior Senator from Kentucky chose governing over playing politics.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:21 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, government shutdown, Mitch McConnell, Republicans

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Why we (probably) won’t get another shutdown in January

We get shutdowns when one side wants them.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:34 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gop, government shutdown

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 10/15/2013

It’s still extortion for the sake of extortion

What radical Republicans are up to

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:25 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, government shutdown

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Shutdown: Not quite over (2nd update)

House Republicans may be searching for a way out of the political fiasco they created.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  11:28 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, house gop

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 03:19 PM ET, 10/14/2013

PostScript: Dionne on Obama seizing the day

Readers respond to Dionne on using Obama’s moment.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:19 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, Tea Party

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/14/2013

No, Ted Cruz isn’t winning a presidential nomination with his shutdown antics

Party leaders, conservatives included, won’t trust his judgment after the shutdown fiasco.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Where are the arrests over the World War II Memorial protest?

If a group of people decide they don’t like the closing of facilities under the federal government shutdown, they are now empowered to take wire cutters to the locks, push aside barriers and go in and about on their merry way without fear of arrest?

By Colbert I. King  |  02:11 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, world war II memorial

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Ugly rebel yell in front of the White House

If you want to curdle the blood of an African American and send a message of menace all one need do is wave the Confederate flag.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:18 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, government shutdown, Sarah Palin

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 10/14/2013

When veterans attack

WWII veteran Redge Raynard takes congressional GOP to task for the shuttered government.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:27 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, Republicans

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Depths of irresponsibility: GOP on the debt limit

They’ve taken a hostage, but they still haven’t even bothered to issue a demand

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:38 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, government shutdown, house gop

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

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

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

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

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

Gerrymandering didn’t break the House

District lines really are not the problem.

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

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 10/08/2013

GOP Rep. Sean Duffy caught in own Obamacare spin

Yet another display of the lunacy gripping the House Republican Party caucus.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:33 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, government shutdown, health care, obamacare, Republicans

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 10/08/2013

It’s still all about the mainstream House Republicans

Boehner is only following their lead.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:29 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gop, government shutdown

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 05:27 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Republicans are demanding a price for negotiations

Why Democrats shouldn’t negotiate over the short-term CR

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:27 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, government shutdown

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 05:38 PM ET, 10/04/2013

It’s not Madison. It’s the Republicans.

The Republican Party is broken, not the US system of government

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:38 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown

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

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

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

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

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Stutzman, Obama and ‘disrespect’

This Ted Cruz-enabled government shutdown has produced many a maddening moment. But the person who wins the award for unmitigated gall -- so far -- is Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.).

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, government shutdown, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Drip, drip, drip (why we’re waiting)

As long as Boehner keeps bleeding support, Democrats are going to wait and see what happens.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:33 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 10/02/2013

The worst of times for John Boehner

The speaker needs to remind his caucus that real people are suffering.

By Richard Cohen  |  10:46 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Shutdown casualties

The real-world impacts of the government shutdown are starting to come in and none of it is pretty.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:14 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 10/01/2013

The party of spoiled brats

Republicans are acting like the little kid in a toy store who won’t take “no” for an answer.

By James Downie  |  03:16 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, debt ceiling, government shutdown

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

Will GOP-aligned groups step up?

Mainstream conservatives would probably respond to pressure.

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

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Dear Republicans: Happy Obamacare Day!

To reach this point, the House majority made a travesty of the legislative process.

By Eugene Robinson  |  11:02 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, government shutdown, obamacare

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Mission accomplished: The tea party shutdown

The Republican right still doesn’t accept the legitimacy of Obama’s presidency.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  10:42 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, shutdown

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

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

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

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

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Reminder: Sane House Republicans can end this

If they refuse to support a Tea Party CR, there would be only one potential House majority -- one that supports a clean CR and a government that stays open.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:17 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown

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 03:55 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Where are the sane House Republicans?

If they step up, the weird caucus will have nothing.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:55 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, obamacare, shutdown, Ted Cruz

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 12:29 PM ET, 08/30/2013

A quick shutdown/default overview

They'll probably avoid a calamity. Probably. Right?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:29 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, government spending

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 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 01:12 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Our problems don't begin and end with government

Progress is possible in America without legislation.

By Lawrence Summers  |  01:12 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, government, political gridlock

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 12/12/2012

The Stat Abstract lives!

The valuable Statistical Abstract of economic data has resurfaced with a new publisher

By Robert J. Samuelson  |  01:20 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government publications, Statistical Abstract