By Mark Tapscott | 12/13/13 08:30 AM
Want to know the toughest job in America? Two sad sacks — one a congressman, the other a journalist — demonstrate that it's probably defending Obamacare. Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., tried during Thursday's House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing to refute testimony from...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/12/13 09:18 AM
Dan Levinson may be the most important Washington name you don't know. He's the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asked him to figure out how healthcare.gov came to be so screwed up.
By Mark Tapscott | 12/11/13 09:49 AM
There are two ways of looking at the deal announced Tuesday night by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray. Either the deal — which rolls back the 2011 sequestration budget ceiling by increasing federal spending from $967 billion to...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/10/13 03:16 PM
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced yesterday that the federal government has sold its remaining shares of General Motors stock. "With the final sale of GM stock, this important chapter in our nation’s history is now closed," Lew said during a conference call with journalists.
By Mark Tapscott | 12/09/13 09:00 AM
Critics of the American Legislative Exchange Council — which concluded its 2013 annual conference in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 6 — regularly denounce it as a corporate tool due to its funding support from Fortune 500 giants.
By Mark Tapscott | 12/06/13 09:31 AM
Whether people say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays," one thing they shouldn't have to say about the favorite season of kids everywhere is "Christmas tree tax." But this perennial stinker of an idea from special-interest grinches with connections in the Obama White House is back, this time...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/05/13 09:03 AM
Remember President Obama's vow that lobbyists would not be welcome in his White House? That promise is proving to be no more credible than the one about keeping your health insurance plan. More than 100 lobbyists have been appointed by Obama to top jobs in his administration, according to the...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/04/13 09:20 AM
House Republicans are wasting America's time and their own credibility with talks of impeaching President Obama for abusing his oath of office. All they accomplish by throwing around the I-word is to hand Obama the keys to martyrdom and political revival, while painting themselves as a bunch...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/03/13 09:18 AM
Could the GOP be on the cusp of a JFK moment on the national political scene? Before simply dismissing the idea out of hand, consider the following: John F.Kennedy's appeal in the 1960 presidential campaign was built around his basic summons to the country: "Let's get America moving again."...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/02/13 09:03 AM
Two-term presidents entering the sixth year of their tenure in the Oval Office typically find their ability to influence the course of events increasingly compromised by their "lame-duck status." President Obama is approaching such a milestone in his presidency, and he is perhaps even more...
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