A bizarre incident took place during the 60 Minutes interview with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) that generated a great deal of attention in the blogosphere.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor set out to humanize his image by doing a 60 Minutes interview with Leslie Stahl that aired on New Year's Day, but it did not go entirely as planned.
Speaker Boehner's attempt to concoct a narrative about some compromise of a compromise depends on who's listening. And that's where the president and Senator Reid have an opportunity to play the spoilers.
How dare Hollywood suggest that evil oilmen are ruining our communities or that monied interests squash the little guys? The sad truth is in that in today's political environment, the Muppets movie seems less like trumped-up propaganda and more like cinéma vérité.
If Romney fails to win the nomination, it could be disastrous for the country, for the Republican Party and even for the Obama presidency. Let me take these one at a time.
TV talk show host Donald Trump said that President Obama's birth certificate was insufficient proof he was born in America. "Anyone can invent a long form", said Trump. "It is just a piece of paper. We Americans need his placenta".
Thus far, the Committee has been largely secretive about negotiations. What we do know comes from leaks and this week's first public hearings.
With just over a week to go, will we rise to the occasion and help Virginia Democrats keep control of the State Senate?
This week, in an act of faux-compromise, Speaker John Boehner decided to press a vote on President Obama's jobs legislation. Not the entire bill mind you, just one piece that was included to engender support from Republicans.
Even more egregious than Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) cowardly retreat (because it was open to the public) from delivering a speech on wealth disparity is what this undelivered speech actually said.
Many observers view this new phenomenon as the progressive counterpart to the Tea Party. There are some important similarities and some significant differences. Here are some key points of comparison.
Protecting families from the pollutants that cause asthma, neurological disorders, cardiac disease, and premature death has put millions of Americans to work. We can create even more jobs by making our air and water even safer.
It's time President Obama and Democrats brand Republicans as "Jobs Bill Killers." They need to frame the debate by effectively accusing the GOP as simply refusing to pass any bill, even ones that include tax cuts, that will put struggling Americans back to work.
Many of us wondered when it would happen, what it would take to ignite a national outcry against those that are destroying the American Dream for millions for their own selfish gain.
In the next few weeks it is likely that the Republican attack on the Occupy Wall Street movement will grow even stronger. This will be the right wing's last stand.