It's not a big secret that most American conservatives don't support President Obama. Yet it's interesting to learn some liberals are now beginning to turn on him, too.
It’s not a big secret that most American conservatives don’t support President Obama. Yet it’s interesting to learn some liberals are now beginning to turn on him, too.
As congressional Republicans' chief investigator, Rep. Darrell E. Issa is following in the footsteps of his predecessors at the helm of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, who often used the post to keep the pressure on presidents of the opposite party.
Twenty members of Congress have sent a letter to the Boy Scouts of America, urging it to drop its ban on gay youth and adults.
Two Democrats on Capitol Hill are seconding President Obama's call for real political muscle to address climate change and vowed to form a bipartisan task force — but they haven't found any Republican takers yet.
Washington's Big Green Lobby is trying once again to drum up interest in a carbon tax. But their "new" proposal would have the same effects as their old cap-and-trade gambit: Americans still would find themselves facing fewer jobs, lower incomes and higher utility prices.
Sometimes, listening to the political discourse in this country, I wonder if we really understand the ratchet effect of increasing government programs and power over time: Unlike in business, unlike in nature, unlike in, well, real life, failure is not punished, but is at best ignored, at worst rewarded. Once a government program is in place, it is hardly ever repealed, even when Republicans obtain political power, because voters become dependent on it.
Lawmakers are making public emails that show that Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s CEO found out in 2005 that the retailer was handing out bribes in Mexico.
The ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform filed an amicus brief Wednesday asking for dismissal of the contempt lawsuit brought by House Republicans against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in the botched "Fast and Furious" gunrunning investigation.