By Timothy P. Carney | 09/25/13 05:05 PM
Earlier today, after Ted Cruz spoke for 21 hours, the Senate voted 100-0 to on the "Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed" to the bill funding the government. This has confused some journalists. For instance, New York Times Congressional correspondent Jonathan Weisman wrote: Mr....
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/25/13 03:37 PM
The Obama administration today announced it would nominate Catherine Ann Novelli as "under secretary for economic growth, energy and the environment, Department of State."
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/25/13 12:00 PM
Noon: There will be a prayer to begin the new legislative day. Officially, there's scheduled an hour of "leader time" controlled by Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell. But if Ted Cruz so chooses, he can keep the floor until 1 p.m. if he so wishes, the Minority Leader's office tells me.
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/25/13 09:44 AM
It's sort of hard to believe, but the Washington media is filled with people who maintain that the major mainstream news media in the U.S. does not have a liberal bias. I don't spend too much time on the broader "media bias" case, because it's too hard to litigate. Point out disparate treatment,...
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/24/13 06:45 PM
Ted Cruz's filibuster-like speech in the Senate on Tuesday wasn't primarily about Obamacare. It was about making Congress more responsive to the people. Cruz is not a policy wonk or a health care expert. He probably can't explain how the exchanges face huge logistical hurdles, how the...
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/23/13 04:13 PM
Northern Virginia has four of the wealthiest counties in America — Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Arlington. Falls Church and Alexandria are rich, too.
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/23/13 12:52 PM
A slew of recent articles (Bloomberg, Washington Post, National Journal) explaining the effort to defund Obamacare have all pointed out an important fact: A government shutdown wouldn't defund Obamacare. But these articles have all glossed over another important fact: Defunding Obamacare would...
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/20/13 03:57 PM
If Tea Party Republicans are behaving like out-of-control children, some blame goes to the unreliable "adults" who spent the last 13 years frittering away their parental credibility.
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/20/13 03:45 PM
In case you came away from the media's coverage of Pope Francis's lengthy interview concluding that the Catholic Church was about to become pro-choice, check out the Holy Father's comments this morning: "Every child that isn't born, but is unjustly condemned to be aborted, has the face of Jesus...
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/20/13 03:41 PM
Stock markets rallied when the Federal Reserve made it clear it wouldn't stop its practice of buying bonds with brand-new money. Stock markets have done well for the past few years, but employment, wages and new business formation haven't. Stanley Druckenmiller, a very successful investor and...
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