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Stephen Miller Has White House Aides Move His Sleeping Coffin Out Of Frame For His Sunday TV Interviews

James Schlarmann | Posted 02.13.2017 | Comedy
James Schlarmann

Satirical news just like this can be found every day on The Political Garage Chute. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Senior White House policy adviser Stephen Mil...

With Some Nostalgia, Obama To Give Farewell Address To America

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

CHICAGO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will give a farewell speech to the nation on Tuesday night, looking back at his legacy as he encourages sup...

The Stealth Senator: Keeper of the Secrets of the Ark of the Covenant

William E. Jackson Jr. | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
William E. Jackson Jr.

In a front-page New York Times story (November 10, "Classified Report on the C.I.A.'s Secret Prisons Is Caught in Limbo") it was suggested that the ch...

GOP Must End its 'War of Choice' on Obama's Attorneys General

Riley Roberts | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Riley Roberts

In seeking to perpetuate an indiscriminate "war of choice" on Obama's attorney general, whomever he or she might be, the GOP is repeating a grave mistake -- and poisoning what might otherwise be a cordial, or even productive, working relationship.

Executive Order M855

Dennis Santiago | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Dennis Santiago

The BATFE has introduced a proposed executive branch rule regarding ammunition that will likely pivot the election cycle back towards the same driving forces that caused so many blue states to turn red in the November 2014 midterm.

Alright GOP, Time to Put Up Or Shut Up

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Congratulations Republicans, you've won control of Congress. Now it's time to put down the talking points, stop your OCD obsession with ObamaCare and ...

Ingenious Compromise: Reason for Hope

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

Does a sharply divided America necessarily mean that no meaningful legislation can emerge from our political leaders on both sides of the aisle? I don't think so! What many people describe as the greatest political agreement in the history of the world came out of a deeply divided America -- the US Constitution.

The Price of Gasoline and the Patently Absurd Application of Our Sovereign Immunity Law

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

We have an anomaly in our courts, irresponsibly supported by the executive and legislative branches of our government, in the manner that our courts interpret Sovereign Immunity and, in turn, its impact on our day to day lives.

Inside the President's Climate Toolbox, Part 2

William S. Becker | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

Now, as FDR concluded about the Great Depression, climate disruption is invading the United States like a foreign enemy. It is inflicting physical damages, loss of life and growing burdens on federal spending and the economy.

Executive Branch Agencies Should Live by Their Own Standards

Patricia Harned | Posted 07.09.2012 | DC
Patricia Harned

This week is Public Service Recognition Week: a time to honor the men and women who serve our nation as government employees. But lately, the feeding frenzy surrounding scandals by federal employees will not go away.


Gary Hart | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

Even as we nod in agreement when the President says "We can't wait," we will find it necessary to think about how a future, less benign, president will say the same thing to support reconstitution of the imperial presidency.

Super Congress or Star Chamber?

Joel Weinberger | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Joel Weinberger

Here's where we are now. A committee, grandiosely labeled a "Super Congress" will essentially decide whether and how much we'll cut and whether and h...

President Obama's Political Sepulcher

Bruce Fein | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

President Barack Obama's political sepulcher will be war. His extinguishment as a political comet could have been avoided if he had respected the exclusive constitutional responsibility of Congress to commence war.

Closing the Hope Gap: President Obama as Psychoanalyst-in-Chief

Dr. Prudence L. Gourguechon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Prudence L. Gourguechon

President Obama's campaign to help military families in any and every way possible may just turn out to be more effective in stemming the tragic epidemic of military suicides than any psychotropic drug or psychotherapeutic intervention.

Ten Congressional Commandments

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Members of Congress have abdicated to the president their constitutional responsibilities because of slavish devotion, staggering constitutional illiteracy, and a vassal-like conviction that the executive branch knows best.

2 Proposals For President Obama and the Democratic Party

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

No circular firing squads please; it is too late to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic. Let's prepare for the future. 1. Repair Our Base Where...

President Obama's Dismissal of General McChrystal is True to Form

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Much has been written about President Obama's decisive firing of General McChrystal from his command in Afghanistan. Yet it should have come to no one's surprise given an event now near forgotten over a year ago.

Shadow Elite: What's Behind Surging Executive Power? Globalization

Saskia Sassen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saskia Sassen

With a new emergent phase of democratic and quasi democratic regimes, can enhanced executive power linked to globalization be reoriented to better, noncommercial goals, like climate change, global hunger, or poverty?

Shadow Elite: Warrantless Wiretap Case & Obama: Abuse of Executive Power?

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

Last week's ruling that the warrantless wiretapping from the post 9-11 era is illegal was not just a stinging rebuke to the Bush administration. It also slammed the current administration.

The Commander-In-Chief Test: Failed?

Richard Greener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Greener

Contrary to popular belief, and recent Executive custom, the Constitution conveys only three powers to the President of the United States that are entirely his and not subject to review or reversal.

President Obama's Clear Abuse Of Power Cited By...Senator Obama

Rob Warmowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Warmowski

Those who sought legal idealism from the Obama administration won't be getting it, and those who saw a bloated, creeping Executive branch under Bush/Cheney have not, after all, voted in a choirboy.

President's Intelligence Oversight Board Remains Empty

Secrecy News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama has still not appointed anyone to the President's Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB), Secrecy News has learned....

The Air Force One Fly-Over And The Obama Presidency's New Age Of Accountability

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

President Obama, acting without equivocation, has put his administration on notice. Nothing less than competence and dedicated service to the nation is expected. The Bush buddy years are at end.

Looking for a Job in the Obama Administration?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

The thousands of people appointed throughout the Executive Branch set policies in everything -- you can be part of that.

Moderate Republicans Unhappy With Party's New Principles

Chuck Lasker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chuck Lasker

The Republican Party is a ghost of its original self. It's no wonder reasonable, tolerant, progressive Republicans are jumping ship, while new recruits to the Party are diminishing.