At best, it is hard to imagine Boehner retaining the speakership for more than a few years. So why doesn't Boehner honor his pledge to let Congress "work its will" democratically and put the interests of the American people first?
Eliot Spitzer and Mary Matalin clash over four hot topics: Can Weiner run after his spectacle of contrition? Does dynasty = destiny for Caroline, Chelsea, Hillary? Is Obama now entitled to a grand bargain? Will Newtown parents out-lobby the NRA?
Eliot & Mary debate how a bad bet in London -- shades of AIG! -- produced "told you sos" from those wanting a strong Volcker Rule. Is Regulation still evil? Then: the two debate opening partisan attacks on Bain and Debt.
All of us must engage in the fight to win our future. We know the House Republican Caucus is being strangled by the Tea Party and we know the President cannot win passage of this landmark set of ideas on his own. We must stand on his side of the line.
On Labor Day, President Obama should announce a "Jobs First" program. Namely, spend $300 billion more starting now to spur consumer demand in exchange for $300 billion in reduced spending in 2014. Jobs first. Cuts later.
Should the U.S. not increase its debt ceiling, the country will likely face higher interest rates, another spike in joblessness, inability to pay basic expenses, and, almost inevitably, higher taxes in the not too distant future.
There is some discussion going on about whether Tea Party Republicans could buck the Republican leadership and hold a harder line on budget cutting, but it is folly to imagine that they could shut down government.
While there are a wide array of opinions about the impact of health care reform, it is indisputable that our nation's children are better off today because of the new law. Why? Here are 10 key reasons.