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Obama Reply on Education

8:42 pm May. 23, 2012

For what is probably the first time in this campaign, the Obama and Romney camps spent the day on education policy, which has not made much of a dent in the 2012 race for the White House.  After Romney used a speech in Washington, D.C. to roll out his own …

Romney on Education Reform

1:21 pm May. 23, 2012

Mitt Romney today ventured into a policy arena that has received little attention in the 2012 race for the White House, that being education reform, as Romney used a speech to a Latino group in Washington, D.C. to roll out his plans for education change. It was a big change …

Obama Protest Votes

11:28 pm May. 22, 2012

For the second time this month, a Democratic Primary vote has featured a distinct protest vote against President Obama, as Democrats in Kentucky and Arkansas signaled their displeasure with the current White House. Kentucky Democrats cast 42% for “Undecided” instead of the incumbent President of their own party, while in …

Another Primary Tuesday

8:52 pm May. 21, 2012

The focus of the Presidential elections turns to Arkansas and Kentucky on Tuesday, as Mitt Romney can edge even closer to officially capturing the GOP nomination and we’ll see if there is another strong protest vote against President Obama. 75 delegates are at stake for the Republicans, and theoretically Romney …

Judges Defend Hawaii Conference

8:34 pm May. 21, 2012

In a battle over travel spending between the Judicial and Legislative branches, judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals pushed back against criticism from two Republican Senators who questioned plans for an expensive judicial conference in Hawaii scheduled for August. In a statement issued by the court on Monday …

Catholic Groups File Suit Against Obama Health Law

1:16 pm May. 21, 2012

Led by the University of Notre Dame, several dozen Catholic religious schools and institutions filed lawsuits around the nation on Monday, taking aim at new regulations under the Obama health law that require most employers to provide birth control coverage in their health plans. “This filing is about the freedom …

Senators Question Judicial Junket

10:42 am May. 21, 2012

Two Republicans in the U.S. Senate are demanding answers from a group of West Coast federal judges over plans for an August legal conference in Hawaii that supposedly could cost taxpayers $1 million. “This conference is further evidence the federal government is in a state of financial chaos,” said Sen. …

Tough GOP Budget Talk

10:02 pm May. 20, 2012

Republican leaders in the Congress have been making it clear in recent days that they are ready to go to the mat with Democrats and the White House again on spending and the debt limit, bringing back memories of last year’s political battle that was resolved only with a last …

The Rhythm of Work

10:00 pm May. 20, 2012

The Republican Party experiment with a new work schedule in the House of Representatives is in its second year, and the reduced number of days in Washington, D.C. is leading many to think that very little will get done before the November elections. Think of it this way – between …

More GSA Questions

10:15 am May. 18, 2012

Two Senators are asking the General Services Administration for more information about travel and conference spending, still looking for clues as to whether the dustup over an expensive Las Vegas trip was standard operating procedure or a unique example of government waste. Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) …