"No one is advocating a government shutdown," Cantor told the National Review's Robert Costa on Friday. Maybe he's calling these three prominent senators "no one" or maybe he hasn't been paying attention.
This is the Republican definition of "meeting halfway," which is what got us into the sequestration mess that Rep. Cantor says he himself helped cause.
The House Immigration Subcommittee changed its tone this week. Once opposed to providing a road to citizenship as part of immigration reform, the panel finally is entertaining the idea of offering lawful status to DREAMers.
This man -- whom hundreds of media outlets have quoted or hosted an "immigration expert" -- simply has no idea what he's talking about. It's the equivalent of having someone who contends that the sun revolves around the earth on a show discussing the future of NASA's space program.
It's now painfully clear that the president has put out a contract on the Fourth Amendment. And at the Capitol, the hierarchies of both parties are stuffing it into the trunks of their limousines, so each provision can be neatly fitted with cement shoes and delivered to the bottom of the Potomac.
Iran's election of Hassan Rouhani presents the best opportunity for serious progress on diplomatic negotiations with Iran in over eight years. But the future of diplomacy with Iran now lies with the House of Representatives.
John Boehner has proven before that he cares deeply about inequities in our education system and that he will mow down obstacles in his own party and across the aisle to make much needed changes. Where is that courageous leadership now?
You've tried to appease the Tea Party over the last four years, and what have you gotten for it? A constant threat of being deposed if you defy the will of a faction that is so focused on a minoritarian agenda that it could very well bring down the Grand Old Party.
Nice to see that House Republicans are staying true to form. Faced with the prospect of actually governing, they've once again chosen to pander and po...
Congress is debating the so-called Federal Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act. More commonly known as the Farm Bill, it is a looting expedition, roughly 80 percent general welfare (food stamps, officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and 20 percent farm welfare (agricultural price supports).
Speaker Boehner said it himself -- the vote to repeal Obamacare is not about health care, it's about politics. It's also another day wasted doing nothing instead of something for our nation's seniors and for the middle class and those working their way into it.
It's a shame that a party can get away with opposing something that has majority support, let alone 90 percent, but that's where we are with the GOP today. Most of these Republicans are blinded by the fear that they'll face a primary challenge if they buck the fringe of their vocal base.
Workers desperately want more time with their families, more control over their hours, and fair compensation. The Cantor/Roby bill would make it harder for them to have any of the above.
Overtime pay is not just to be kind to workers. It also counteracts the absence of a federal statute that sets a ceiling on weekly work hours. What's to keep an employer from routinely asking for 70 hours and firing employees if they refuse?
Sexual assault on Native American women should be regarded as more serious than vandalizing cars in Singapore, and it is about time that Congress recognized it as such.
The fact that government devotes too much to Social Security is no argument for spending too much on the military. With the threat of runaway deficits, debts, and interest payments, the U.S. cannot afford any budget sacred cows.