By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
The young drop coverage to avoid higher premiums
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
As her fellow House Republicans took another symbolic vote Friday to repeal President Obama’s health care law, Rep. Diane Black, Tennessee Republican, filed a bill that prohibits the Internal Revenue Service from targeting political groups with any data obtained by carrying out the overhaul.
Some Democrats with time on their hands are attempting to convert garden-variety political opposition research, the kind of research that all politicians pay big bucks for, into the "anatomy of a smear." Almost nobody is watching or listening.
When American voters re-elected President Obama, they also returned his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Interior and Energy departments and wide-ranging agenda for "fundamentally transforming" our nation.
It is madness to propose an energy-cost increase at a time when unemployment and gasoline prices are high and family incomes are sagging. Unfortunately, economically destructive policy ideas are not a deterrent for the enemies of fossil fuels.
House Republicans hope to force Democrats into a choice Thursday between repealing a tax on oxygen tanks, X-ray machines and other medical equipment that could cost jobs in their district, or letting some Americans keep excess subsidies to be doled out under President Obama's health-care law.
I'm glad we have Washington Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott to keep us up-to-date on history in presidential decision making. Mr. McDermott on Sunday spoke on Fox News to remind everyone that President Obama didn't "rush into" the decision to attack Libya the way his predecessor, former President George W. Bush, did in Iraq.
One score and four months ago, American voters brought forth in this country a historic presidency, conceived in hope and dedicated to the proposition that yes, we can.
The House Democratic Caucus has voted to reject President Obama's tax deal with Republicans in its current form.
Ever since the Internet became a hub for buying and selling in the early '90s, lawmakers have been itching to deal themselves in on the revenue stream. Today, the House Financial Services Committee will consider a bill that lays the groundwork for a multibillion-dollar online tax. It all starts with legalizing Internet gambling.
Rep. Jim McDermott, Washington Democrat, noted that the IRS cannot use these duties to raid people’s medical records.
"I don't have any belief that something's going to come out of here in 15 minutes, or a month, or anything like that," Mr. McDermott said at a separate Politico Pro event at the Newseum. "I think this battle will be trench warfare."