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Norm Dicks retiring from Congress (Politico)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On March - 2 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Politico – The Dem lawmaker says he and his wife want to enjoy life at a “different pace.” read more
  

George Will: Take Congress, not W.H. (Politico)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On March - 2 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Politico – He says this would help restrain Obama while the GOP grooms its talent for 2016. read more
  

Postal closures concern election officials, voters (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On March - 1 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

AP – Elections officials in several states are concerned that the closing of mail-processing centers and post offices could disrupt vote-by-mail balloting this year, a potential problem that has led some members of Congress to call for a delay until af… read more
  

Obama demands Congress end oil, gas subsidies (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On March - 1 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

AP – President Barack Obama, turning his political sights on snowy New Hampshire, demanded that Congress eliminate oil and gas company subsidies that he called an outrageous government “giveaway.” Though politically a long shot, the White House believe… read more
  

ContributorNetwork – COMMENTARY | “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” read more
  

Congress Works To Mend Economy, Approval Ratings

Posted by Politics On March - 1 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

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. read more
  

White House wants trade promotion authority: Kirk (Reuters)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On February - 29 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Reuters – The Obama administration plans to ask Congress this year to renew White House “trade promotion authority” so it can finish talks on an Asia Pacific trade pact and pursue other possible initiatives, the top U.S. trade official said on Wednesday. read more
  

Obama, Congress leaders seek cooperation on jobs (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On February - 29 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

AP – After quarreling for months, President Barack Obama and the top two Republicans in Congress expressed optimism Wednesday about finding a common jobs and energy agenda, prodded by political reality to show results in an election year. read more
  

Snowe: Parties in a ‘parallel universe’ (Politico)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On February - 29 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Politico – She says Congress has been dysfunctional. read more
  

Mitt Romney: Says "Rick Santorum supported (Arlen) Specter over conservative candidates twice."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On February - 29 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Mitt Romney ad says Rick Santorum endorsed Arlen Specter twice

Mitt Romney’s campaign would like primary voters to remember that rival Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum once supported a "libe… read more

  

Clinton to Congress: US moving on Iran penalties (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On February - 29 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

AP – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton insists the U.S. is moving quickly on new penalties against Iran, but some lawmakers worry the Obama administration won’t be tough enough on financial institutions doing business with Tehran’s Central Bank. read more
  

LaHood: Highway bill outlook bleak (Politico)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On February - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Politico – The transportation secretary says Congress won’t pass a comprehensive bill before March 31. read more
  

What Exactly Goes On at Davos?

Posted by Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker On February - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

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… read more
  

Did You Get Your Money’s Worth From Congress Last Week?

Posted by BA_Admin On February - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Last week taxpayers spent roughly $100 million on Congress. Did you get your money’s worth? read more
  

Partisan Congress May Have Reached Point Of No Return

Posted by nationaljournal.com On February - 25 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Our polarized Congress is starting to look more and more like a parliament at odds with the nation’s constitutional system…. read more
  

Friday Funnies: 5 Jokes About The Economy

Posted by BA_Admin On February - 24 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

“You can tell gas prices are going up in California. Prius owners are getting that smug look again.” –Jay Leno read more
  

GOP rivals spar over earmarks in Congress (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On February - 22 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

AP – Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are clashing on spending requests during a sharp confrontation that fellow Republican Newt Gingrich calls “silly” as the Republican presidential contenders’ debate. read more
  

Santorum says he was an outsider inside Congress (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On February - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

AP – Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says he was an outsider while inside Congress, a lawmaker who attacked corruption from within. read more
  

The STOCK Act and the SEC

Posted by The Editors On February - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

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 … read more
  

Georgia On His Mind, Gingrich Faces Key Primary

Posted by Politics On February - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

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. read more
  

Did You Get Your Money’s Worth From Congress Last Week?

Posted by BA_Admin On February - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Last week taxpayers spent roughly $100 million on Congress. Did you get your money’s worth? read more
  

Broadcast Auction To Pay For Payroll Tax Holiday

Posted by Politics On February - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Congress has approved an extended payroll tax holiday. One of the ways it will be paid for is through federal auctions of sections of the broadcast spectrum to wireless companies. But consumers are not likely to see the benefits for years. read more
  

Reversing Obama’s ‘Soft Despotism’

Posted by Michael Barone On February - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

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… read more
  

Obama finally scores coveted win on payroll tax (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On February - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

AP – The $143 billion payroll tax cut won by President Barack Obama may be the last significant measure he receives from a deeply divided Congress that promises to only get more polarized as Election Day approaches. read more
  
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