Like one of the characters from "Downton Abbey," Aaron Schock has made quite a climb, from public servant downstairs to pampered upstairs aristocrat.
It is amusing for Democrats to watch the "Ted Cruz wing" of the GOP try to defend their big DHS bill, just as it will be amusing to watch them howl later this week when it gets split in two. All a Democrat will have to do to really rub it in will be to say, "But you've been saying all along that immigration reform can only be done one tiny step at a time!"
For fifty years Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) has been the primary source of federal funding targeted to schools to serve poor children. Sadly, from the beginning states didn't keep their end of the bargain.
A federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of President Obama's new immigration policy, which has thrown a curve ball into the Republican congressional strategy of having a big political battle over immigration next week.
Republicans feared that trying to pay for their tax cuts by shifting to the highly uncertain dynamic scoring may not be enough. So they are further trying to rig the system with baseline games and make permanent tax provisions outside tax reform.
Since Speaker of the House Boehner's January 22 announcement of his invitation to Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress, an ugly unprecedented partisan divide has ensued up and down Pennsylvania Avenue.
Because of the student loan debt crisis, millennials are increasingly delaying investments in houses, not buying cars, and putting off starting a family, which cripples our consumer-driven economy. And perhaps most troubling, they are avoiding graduate and professional school programs.
When you empower the youth of the United States, you'll receive a bigger return on your investment than you can imagine. Let us speak. Let us learn. Let us be heard.
If the invitation was aimed to extract a better deal from Iran and protect our friend and ally Israel, then the speaker miscalculated, for it will do the opposite. If the invitation was aimed at scoring political points by undermining the administration, it's deeply troubling that the speaker is willing to undercut diplomacy in exchange for theatrics on the House floor.
Sally Kern, I repent for the amount of dislike I had in my heart towards you, because I realized you don't know God. Because, if you do know God like I do then you must realize the hate that has spewed from you is a turnoff for those who desire to be Christ-like.
As we reflect on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade and House Majority leadership's abortion fiasco, let's make sure the lesson we learn is the right one.
Speaker Boehner recently questioned President Barack Obama's plan to provide free community college for America's students. Instead of asking how our nation can afford this, we should be asking how our students can afford not to pursue higher education.
If you are wondering why a pipeline that would create fewer jobs than a new McDonalds is the number one priority of what used to be known as "the world's greatest deliberative body," you are not alone. The answer, unsurprisingly, has everything to do with money.
What is most surprising about the U.S. Congress today is how harmful its parochial views have become to America's long-term global economic interests.
Although I struggle every year to plant and harvest my crop, I accept and endure the challenges of my agricultural life. By the same token, I expect politicians and critics to give credit when it is due, get out of the way and let us have our too-seldom moments of joy.
We pay, and the corporations who caused the problem have higher profits. The Regulatory Accountability Act is not about government accountability; it's about the allocation of who pays, with taxpayers ultimately footing the bill.