By Timothy P. Carney | 10/08/13 05:34 PM
Did Republicans go through this entire painful government shutdown business in order to save Johnson & Johnson 2.3 percent on the sale of its catheters? In the second week of the Obamacare-related shutdown, the odds look decent Republicans will win only one concession from Democrats:...
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/07/13 05:12 PM
"Regulatory capture": That's the name of a phenomenon that derails the liberal dream of using government power to tame economic power. The idea is that nobody will care as much about a regulatory body as the companies being regulated — and the biggest companies will have the resources to...
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/07/13 11:23 AM
Republicans weren't as intransigent back in the 1995 government shutdown, this CBS News article argues. Bob Dole and Newt Gingrich were more solution-oriented, the piece suggests.
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/06/13 08:29 PM
How did the Republican Party become so splintered and so infused with hard-line conservatives? Don't blame redistricting. Don't chalk it up to anti-Obama fervor.
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/04/13 01:31 PM
The government shutdown means military chaplains won't get paid, according to John Schlageter, the general counsel of the Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, U.S.A.
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/03/13 05:06 PM
"The Tea Party has to understand that they cannot hold government and our private partners — which are many from big companies like Boeing and Lockheed, to small companies that are represented here — hostage over their inability to get a law that they don't like amended." That's Sen. Mary...
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/03/13 11:45 AM
Many Congressional Republicans are in an awkward spot now. They would like to pass a clean continuing resolution to fund government, declare that "we tried to delay Obamacare, but we couldn't," and put this shutdown behind them. But there's also a feeling that they don't want to leave...
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/02/13 05:16 PM
The National Center for State Courts in 2008 retained as a lobbyist Mitch Hunter, former chief of staff to Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., now a Senate candidate in Georgia. Hunter lobbied on appropriations.
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/02/13 04:14 PM
A lobbyist, friend and business partner of Harry Reid has been sentenced to two years in prison for illegal contributions to Harry Reid's 2010 reelection.
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/02/13 03:15 PM
President Obama is illegally modifying his health care law to protect Congress from its effects, and he’s willing keep government shut down to do it. The fight over forcing congressmen and their staffs into Obamacare’s insurance exchanges has been clouded by misleading Republican rhetoric...
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