The message to Congress in the ad is very simple: The critical voices of Latinos who helped deliver a mandate for commonsense immigration reform in November's election are going to keep raising their voices as Congress begins the debate.
Working families need a minimum wage increase, and they need to know that as the price of public transportation and housing rises, so do their wages. Minimum wage earners make about $15,000 a year.
The only way any deal is going to happen is if Obama gets Boehner and all the other leadership in a room to hammer something out -- with gloves on -- that will have nobody's clear fingerprints on when it emerges.
The first few weeks of 2013 are proving to be highly educational as far as broadcast television is concerned. One can't help but learn something about the medium with each passing day.
Given the staggering costs of droughts, heat waves, and super storms, it would seem our political leaders would come quickly to some consensus on these seemingly urgent issues and take some kind of concerted action. So where do our political leaders get their information that has instead led to partisan gridlock?
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is ahead in a recent poll. Based on her performance at the NY Law School breakfast, I would say that Speaker Quinn will continue to lead the pack come September 10.
Immediately after Obama's State of the Union speech, pundits offered clashing descriptions: prosaic, bread-and-butter, Clinton-like, an extension of the liberal agenda outlined in the inaugural address, uplifting, aggressive and so on. What I heard was something really unusual.
Quick: how many social networks can you name that date back to 2003 and still make Wall Street swoon? Probably not many. In fact, maybe only one: Link...
Spitzer & Matalin discuss SOTU: Not bold (Nat'l Journal)? Liberal boilerplate (McConnell)? Or an historic bid to shrink inequality and leave a progressive legacy? Then: Given Rubio's flop sweat and cliches, is he old whine in a new bottle?
Our Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week was Representative Zoe Lofgren, who (with a Republican co-sponsor) this week introduced legislation to regulate the use of drones for domestic police work.
It was the sip heard round the world! At least it took some of the attention off of Obama. Boy was that a long speech... was anyone really listening? And who really believes in climate change?
The GOP remains so obstinate and unwilling to give the White House even the tiniest of victories they filibustered a Cabinet appointment... from their own party.
There's no puzzle to what's wrong with our nation, but Rubio, redundant in his address, failed to provide any new or real solutions. Rubio seems perplexed by the same fog of hypocrisy that inflicts all elected Republicans.
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