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....
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...
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