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Roberts to White House, Congress: ‘Restore our funding!’

Roberts to White House, Congress: ‘Restore our funding!’

Congress and the White House need to restore funding to the nation’s federal courts to keep from undermining “the public’s confidence in all three branches of government,” Chief Justice John…

Congress: Can’t anybody there play this game?

Congress:  Can’t anybody there play this game?

One of the best books ever written about baseball was New York newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin‘s “Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?”  It chronicled the 1962 season of the hapless…

Obama: Congress must unite to create jobs, get things done

Obama: Congress must unite to create jobs, get things done

Congress must stop stumbling from crisis to crisis and join together to create jobs and get things done, President Barack Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio address. Speaking just…

Disgust with government spawns effort in Maryland to secede

Disgust with government spawns effort in Maryland to secede

Scott Strzelczyk is fed up with what he calls political slavery in Maryland and sees one way out – creating a breakaway state, a feat that has not been accomplished…

Obama regroups for showdowns on budgets, debt and health care

Obama regroups for showdowns on budgets, debt and health care

Locked in a tug of war with lawmakers over spending and borrowing, President Barack Obama is pressing his case in America’s heartland that Congress mustn’t jeopardize fragile economic progress with…

IRS budget cuts hurt collection of back taxes

Collections from delinquent taxpayers dropped for the second straight year in 2012, due in part to budget cuts at the Internal Revenue Service, the agency’s inspector general said. In 2011,…

Anger isn’t the answer. It’s time to try reason and rational action

Anger isn’t the answer.  It’s time to try reason and rational action

America heads into an approaching fall in what some consider the autumn of its existence. Beset by a seemingly unending series of crises, facing yet another possible government shutdown in…

Say what? Republicans now pushing immigration in House

Say what? Republicans now pushing immigration in House

In the five weeks since he declared his support for a comprehensive immigration overhaul, U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster has gotten an earful. One constituent told the second-term Republican that immigrants…

Budget cuts hurt defense

Budget cuts hurt defense

Pentagon officials insist they are not crying wolf when they say proposed budget cuts could severely harm the military. In a detailed and stark warning, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said…

Lindy Boggs dead at 97

Lindy Boggs dead at 97

Former Rep. Lindy Boggs, a plantation-born Louisianan who used her soft-spoken grace to fight for civil rights during nearly 18 years in Congress after succeeding her late husband in the…

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