Speaker John Boehner did something extraordinary this week, something akin to a parent posting a positive drug test on his or her child's Facebook page.
I wish I could see a way out of this ridiculous debt ceiling fight. Why ridiculous? Because remember, the money that the government needs to borrow in excess of the current debt ceiling is money they've already agreed to spend.
If a person cannot find work and is unable to obtain food, what exactly do the Republicans think that person will do? Retreat into the shadows and die quietly?
Nothing illustrates the utter dysfunctionality of the 113th Congress more than the failure of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, or THUD, appropriations bills to pass in both houses right before Congress left for its August recess.
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An amazing transformation has happened over the past few weeks. King has gone from being the bane of our existence to becoming an ally. No, he hasn't changed positions. No, he isn't doing it on purpose, either. He just keeps doing what Steve King does.
So when Congress comes back in session in September, what difference will the millions of dollars spent on dueling ads aimed at moms make? It could move millions of moms more firmly into the pro-Obamacare camp.
Proponents imply that any of these people who want a job can get one. They don't explain where four million new, largely low-skilled jobs will suddenly come from.
House Appropriations Committee chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky, recently asserted in behalf of his cost-cutting party that "President Obama's priorities are...
In an unusual week when the Republicans are at each other's throats, they're still on the same side in the fight that matters: They're for the insurance industry, not us.
Democracy requires that Americans see themselves as citizens, not just consumers or employees. Common Core, by ignoring the fundamental values that make democracy possible, does education and the United States a tremendous disservice.
Rep. Pelosi strikes me as the kind of person committed enough to substance to let someone else hold the gavel while she wields the real power and does what is right for the American people.
Quick, what's more obscene: Anthony Weiner's obsession with sending crotch shots of himself to female admirers or the Republican House of Representatives, seeking to gut a host of social, environmental and arts programs in America to take revenge for Barack Obama's health care plan?
Providing a path for DREAMers while promising to perpetuate and expand the policies that detain and deport their family members is insulting and shortsighted; this approach to reform does nothing to fix our current system.
I grew up in rural North Carolina. I have seen the impact that America's farmers have on our economy and our culture. And as someone whose family has benefited from nutrition assistance in the past, I understand on a personal level the importance of the farm bill.
Among the many life-changing freedoms Americans gained under Obamacare was the option to leave jobs at big employers to start their own businesses. But Republicans are fighting to take away this important new freedom.