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Friday Talking Points -- Monkey Business

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This may be the quotation of the week, from Representative Frank Pallone, describing the House "Obamacare Is So Very, Very Bad" hearings held this week.

Is Foreclosure Ever a Good Idea?

MyBankTracker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
MyBankTracker

For many Americans, home purchases that seemed like a wise investment at the time have turned into financial disasters. Many are wondering what to do next with a mortgage that is too high, homes that won't sell for enough to pay for the mortgage, or homes which are simply unlikely to sell at all.

Obama Partaking In Tom Foley Memorial Service

AP | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will take part in a memorial service for former House Speaker Tom Foley next Tuesday at the C...

Boehner Hopeful For Progress On Immigration

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner says he's hopeful the House can act this year on immigration legislation as Republicans pr...

‘I'm Here On A Mission'

Politico | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

Nancy Pelosi isn’t going anywhere. While many thought the California Democrat would step down as House minority leader after this Congress, Pelos...

Friday Talking Points [278] -- ...And the Law Won

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week will be seen as a turning point in the future. Ted Cruz and his band of merry Tea Partiers fought the Obamacare law, with every ounce of energy they could muster. And the law won.

A Complete Timeline of Republican Obstructionism on Budget Negotiations They Are Now Demanding (Part 1)

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans are unnervingly adept at convincing large swaths of the public that up is down, or that night is, in fact, day. They are attempting this right now, on a grand scale.

Democrats Aim To Close House Gym

Politico | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

Two House Democrats want the congressional gym closed until the shutdown impasse is over. ...

The Deeper Issues in the Shutdown Crisis

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

As the partisan warfare in Washington continues over the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling, it is important to examine some of the deeper i...

Shut Down This Leadership

David D. Burstein | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
David D. Burstein

People in my generation need to step up to the plate to run for office. While many of us have become social innovators and entrepreneurs, hardly any of us are running for public office.

'Fighting' Mad at Congress for Shutdown? Don't Be. It's Not Their Fault -- It's Ours

Bryan Farha | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Bryan Farha

Our anger should not be targeted at members of the House and Senate. It should be targeted at ourselves. You and I are ultimately to blame. Let me explain.

Friday Talking Points -- Shutdown Follies

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Well, I have to admit -- I never thought John Boehner was stupid enough to shut the government down over Obamacare. Shows what I know, right? Sigh.

What Reid, Pelosi, and Obama Should Say Now

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If there was some underlying "cut deficits" strategy to the Republican shutdown, then why would the House have passed a budget bill on the brink of the shutdown which increased the debt by $29 billion?

House Rejects Democrats' Attempt To End Government Shutdown

AP | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Republican-run House has rejected an effort by Democrats to force a quick end to the partial government ...

Boehner Hammers Last Nail in Republican Coffin

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

They ought to just change the name, really. Leave it as just the "Democrats" versus the "Tea Partiers" -- because the Republican Party of yore is nothing more than a corpse waiting for burial, at this point. John Boehner, in fact, just hammered the last nail in its coffin.

House Approves Drug Safety Bill In Bipartisan Fashion

AP | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House easily approved bipartisan legislation Saturday aimed at improving the safety of drugs produced by compounding pharmacies...

Friday Talking Points -- Ted Cruz: Senator Ham-I-Am

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Talk about missing the point. And no, I do not refer to the mindless mainstream media (who apparently don't know the difference between "a filibuster" and "a 21-hour ego trip").

Bipartisanship Achieved!

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ted Cruz wanted to be on television. That's pretty much it, in terms of any effective result that he achieved. In fact, it was so obvious that the worst invective against Cruz continues to come from his own party.

Shutdown Not Worth a Warm Bucket of...

Jim Moore | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

This whole idea of a government shutdown is hogwash spewing from a noisy minority of legislators who apparently have nothing better to do than attempt to hold hostage the daily functions of the federal government.

Friday Talking Points -- The Answer To Obamacare, The Universe, And Everything

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's all becoming clear now. House Republicans are just really big fans of Douglas Adams -- that's been their plan all along.

Losing House, Keeping Home

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents
Vincent O'Keefe

My 13-year-old daughter recently tried on the wedding dress in the photo, which was worn by both my wife and mother-in-law. As she twirled, three generations danced.

Who Do You Trust?

Jim Moore | Posted 11.20.2013 | Media
Jim Moore

Who do we trust? Who can we trust? In a world where the NSA and Homeland Security probably know what I'm wearing as I'm typing this article, we are awash in information, but bereft of knowledge and integrity; flooded with stories, but left to die in a drought of truth.

Friday Talking Points -- Cold War Nostalgia

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before we get this ball rolling, we have two minor points which relate to the calendar which we feel merit mentioning. First, for the superstitious among us, it's not only Friday the 13th, but it's actually a double-dose, being 9/13/13. Wooo! Scary!

Diplomatic Solution Fails (In GOP)

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John Boehner tried a diplomatic solution, to allow Tea Partiers to vote for the umpteenth time against Obamacare while still allowing some sort of budget to pass so the government doesn't shut its doors in October. This compromise was just rejected by the Tea Partiers.

Let Anna Lunoe Put Your Week Into Overdrive

Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment

Anna Lunoe's known to house-heads as a festival favorite, and her new single "Breathe" is sure to bring new fans to her various gigs around the world....