Right Turn: Debt


Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Far right attacks a clean debt-ceiling bill

Outside groups continue to focus on making money, not running the government.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:56 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, conservative movement, debt ceiling

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Puny results from out-to-lunch for Washington operators

Ultimately, the right wing bombed in its shutdown performance.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, debt ceiling, Government shutdown

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 10/16/2013

The right wing implodes, the Senate steps up

The right-wing House members blow up their face-saver, leaving the Senate to clean up the mess and prevent default.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Government shutdown, House Republicans, Senate Republlicans

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/13/2013

Sunday in Texas

No wonder Americans are fed up, if they paid any more attention they’d be even madder at the D.C. pols.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, debt ceiling, Government shutdown, medical device tax, Obamacare

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Ten drops of truth serum

Ten widely and secretly held truisms.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:29 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, entitlement reform, Government shutdown

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 10/10/2013

New details on shutdown face-off

The latest step in the stand off.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:19 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Government shutdown

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 10/10/2013

The GOP divide

Two sides of the GOP clash, again.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, debt ceiling, entitlement reform

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Speaking of talking . . .

Republicans want to talk.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:47 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, House GOP

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 10/08/2013

‘No negotiations’ is no message for the president

There’s no way to say no to negotiations on the debt ceiling.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:45 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, government negotiations

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 10/08/2013

GOP: Change the topic, please [Updated]

Republicans need to line up their positions and objectives with public opinion and get off the funding fight.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:20 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  continuing resolution, debt ceiling, Obamacare

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 10/08/2013

5 factors pushing toward compromise

Reasons for hope.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  continuing resolution, debt ceiling, Government shutdown

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 10/07/2013

No negotiations? Really?

The president’s refusal to negotiate confirms he is out to destroy opponents, not get a deal.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:32 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Government shutdown, House 2014, Whhite House

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Psst: The CR doesn’t matter

Democrats and Republicans are in the grip of budgetary distraction syndrome.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Can’t they talk now?

If the speaker of the House is promising to raise the debt ceiling, can’t they start talking?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:01 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Debt limit, Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Shutdown theater

The GOP won the day on tactics but is nowhere near solving its dilemma.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Government shutdown, Obamacare defunding

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Cut to the chase: The debt ceiling

The Dems and R’s are lost in the weeds.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:21 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  continuing resolution, debt ceiling, Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Whose side are they on?

Outside groups and right-wing lawmakers who pressured the House into a shutdown strategy are nowhere to be found.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  continuing resolution, debt ceiling, Government shutdown

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Painted into a corner: What now?

Finding a way out of the standoff isn’t impossible.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:33 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Government shutdown, obamacare funding

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Steady as they go in the House

House leadership is pleased -- so far.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Government shutdown, House Republicans

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

CBO report suggests a different ‘grand bargain’

The CBO says we haven’t fixed the debt problem and we’ve been focused on the wrong things.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:02 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, CBO, Debt, Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Boehner does his job: Delay -- don't defund -- Obamacare

The speaker of the House stages an intervention to stop the GOP's political suicide.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  continuing resolution, debt ceiling, Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 04/22/2013

It's the spending

Take away the labels and the public is more in sync with the GOP on the budget, spending and the debt.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:45 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Debt, spending

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Truth trumps parody

Politicians are behaving in ludicrous ways so no wonder parody is taken for truth.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:31 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Debt, Media bias, Paul Krugman

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Ten pieces of conventional wisdom blown apart

A lot of conventional wisdom collapsed during the State of the Union.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:21 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Debt, Second Obama term, State of the Union, taxes

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 01/22/2013

President Obama made Mitch McConnell's life a lot easier

Mitch McConnell shines the spotlight across the aisle.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:02 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 01/18/2013

House Republicans play it smart on debt ceiling

The GOP has learned its lesson and come up with a smart approach to the debt ceiling.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:06 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, debt ceiling, House Republicans

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 01/17/2013

The real story on the debt ceiling fight

Neither side has figured the way out of the debt ceilin box.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:30 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, entitlement reform, Rep. Paul Ryan

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Obama the peevish

President Obama has become less constructive and more bitter after his reelection.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:28 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, guns, President Obama

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Republicans roll eyes at more of the same from Obama

President Obama says he won't negotiate, but it's the Republicans who are absolutists.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:11 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, President Obama, Press conference

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Interview with Sen. Ron Johnson

Sen. Ron Johnson talks one on one with Right Turn.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:33 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, entitlement reform, Right Turn, Ron Johnson, Senate

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 01/08/2013

How to win the debt ceiling fight

Republicans have some smart options for dealing with entitlement reform and the debt ceiling.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:47 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, entitlement reform, House Republicans

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 01/08/2013

No spending problem?

President Obama is in denial on the problems we face.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:10 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, entitlement reform, Sen. Jeff Sessions

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 01/04/2013

John Boehner and the 72 percent

Boehner finally has the GOP united -- on tackling spending and standin firm on the debt ceiling.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:59 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, entitlement reform, John Boehner

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Boehner elected speaker again, tries to elevate the House

John Boehner retains the speakership and sets the tone for the 113th Congress.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:26 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, House of Representatives, Speaker of the House John Boehner

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Round two of the debt debate, anyone?

Ending secret talks would improve the debt-ceiling negotiation.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:32 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Mitch McConnell, Senate