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...
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/02/13 11:51 AM
Many Republicans worry excluding middle-income Americans from the income tax will make these people more liberal, because they won't have "skin in the game." Michele Bachmann made this argument while running for President. Famously, so did Mitt Romney. Today, former Bush spokesman Ari...
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/01/13 12:57 AM
A government shutdown won't be a huge deal. It will have many bad effects, but a brief shutdown has little lasting effect. Hitting the debt ceiling, on the other hand, is a far more dangerous situation. I don't buy the argument that hitting the debt ceiling automatically means defaulting on...
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/30/13 01:42 PM
The Tea Party is working against the will of people, argues liberal Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein. Klein critiques a column in which I argue that Sen. Ted Cruz's filibuster was an effort to "mak[e] Congress more responsive to the people."
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/29/13 03:11 PM
Can anyone lead this Republican Party? The official party leadership hasn’t figured out how to lead in the current political environment. And Sen. Ted Cruz learned this week that he doesn’t know how to call the shots, either. To understand the Republican leadership vacuum, consider what's...
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/26/13 10:42 AM
Liberal Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer says Sen. Ted Cruz "switched" his voting strategy while facing total failure Wednesday on a vote to open debate on the bill to fund government. Conservative Republican Sen. Mike Lee says Cruz always planned on supporting the vote to open debate, and that Cruz...
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....
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