Tag Archives: Congress

Congress Works To Mend Economy, Approval Ratings

House Majority leader Eric Cantor is pushing a package of small business bills that also has the support of President Obama. The rare instance of cooperation could mark a change in strategy for the House following historically low approval numbers for Congress and rising poll numbers for the president.

What Exactly Goes On at Davos?

Nick Paumgarten, The New YorkerThe annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, was well under way when it officially commenced, early on a Wednesday evening in January, with an address, in the Congress Hall of the Congress Cente…

The STOCK Act and the SEC

I have long admired Stephen Bainbridge’s writings on corporate governance and securities regulation. Usually, he casts a skeptical eye on the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as the “good governance” trends of the moment in …

Georgia On His Mind, Gingrich Faces Key Primary

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is facing his most important challenge yet — winning Georgia on Super Tuesday. Georgia is considered Gingrich’s home because he represented parts of the state in Congress for 20 years, but he hasn’t lived there for more than a decade.

Reversing Obama’s ‘Soft Despotism’

Many Republican House members, and the bloggers and tea partiers who cheered their victory in gaining a majority in November 2010, seem to be seething with discontent and eager for confrontation.
They believe, reasonably, that their victory represented…