The Guardian, By Ed Pilkington and Suzanne Goldenberg, December 3
New York – An influential US lobbying network of Republican politicians and big businesses is seeking to avert a looming funding crisis by appealing to major donors that have abandoned it over the past two years following criticism of its policy on gun laws.
Warren proceeds to calmly recite numbers that could inspire even librarians to storm a few barricades. The Wall Street crash has cost the US economy $14tn, she says, but its top institutions are 30% larger than before, own half the country’s bank assets and are in receipt of an implicit taxpayer subsidy of $83bn [...]
Gee, you think the shutdown was a good idea for the GOP? I suppose you could if you think a permanent Democratic majority is a good idea:
Washington (CNN) — In a sign of the political hangover congressional Republicans are suffering in the wake of the government shutdown, three-quarters of Americans in a new national [...]
Jonathan Chait is not wrong.
What has two thumbs and no friends?
So, you know who else besides Weaker Boener stepped on his dick with the shut-down? This guy:
And why is this man smiling? Oh. Right. Cuz he’s winning!
There are more than enough votes to put a clean continuing resolution (CR) up for a vote.
So why won’t Weaker Boener do it?
He’s Speaker of the House, and can destroy any member of his caucus who opposes him (oh, for the [...]
Day 2 of the Republican temper tantrum, but the end is in sight.
No, there’s no secret backroom negotiations. It’s merely the will of the American people being exercised.
You see, nobody expected the volume of people who wanted – no, needed – to sign up for health insurance. “Needed,” because under the old system [...]
At 12:01 tonight, the government may shut down.
I’ll give Ted Cruz credit for one thing, and one thing only: he’s not making a bullshit filibuster:
Would You Buy A Used Car From This Man?
Republican Ted Cruz of Texas was still on the Senate floor talking Wednesday– a dramatic step in defense of his high profile and controversial plan to prevent [...]
What if there is a much larger scandal lurking within their private lives? What if the “whole lot of therapy” was merely a ruse, a going through the motions. What if it was an act necessitated by the need “to get to a place where [Abedin] could forgive Anthony?” Not for engaging in a relationship [...]
Texas Tribune, by Jay Root, July 8
San Antonio, TX – Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday that he will not run for re-election next year, creating the first open race for Texas governor since 1990 and making Attorney General Greg Abbott [wikipedia] the instant favorite to replace him.
“I remain excited about the future and [...]
I’m not sure if this is a brilliant tactical move on the part of the President or a tacit admission that getting Obamacare fully enacted will be more difficult than anticipated:
(CBS News) The delay of a key provision in President Obama’s health-care law is being called a major setback for the president’s signature issue.
It ain’t working.
That’s the way you do it.
Helped by a marathon speech, Texas Democrats have managed to block a bill that would shut most of the abortion clinics in the state.
Democratic state Senator Wendy Davis spoke for more than 10 hours, in a stalling speech known as a filibuster, at the state [...]
There’s a really interesting study that’s been released by the College Republican (Inc.) National Committee that bears a little discussion:
The College Republican National Committee released a report on Monday outlining the major challenges facing the GOP as it seeks to rebrand and redefine itself in the aftermath of the 2012 election. The survey [...]
Long-time readers of my blog and friends of Team Actor212 know I’m in the tank for Apple products. By my count, I’ve either purchased for myself or as gifts about two dozen Apple products over the years. Without getting into a Windows v. Mac debate here, I find Apple’s technology and ease of use, combined [...]