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Boehner’s erratic behavior worries House Republicans

Boehner’s erratic behavior worries House Republicans

House Republicans, especially the hard-core right wingers who march to a tea party beat, privately express concern over what they see as erratic behavior by House Speaker John Boehner. Some…

Boehner: ‘We need to repeal old laws, not pass new ones’

Boehner:  ‘We need to repeal old laws, not pass new ones’

John Boehner, the always questionable, often irrational Speaker of the House, says Congress should be in the job of repealing laws, not passing new ones. “We ought to be judged…

Memo to Joe Biden: You lost on gun control. Move on.

Memo to Joe Biden: You lost on gun control.  Move on.

After the shocking and senseless shootings and murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut late last year, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden felt sure they…

Education back in spotlight on Capitol Hill

From pre-kindergarten to No Child Left Behind, from broadband-wired schools to college loans, students in every age group are suddenly finding the spotlight on Capitol Hill. After months of relative…

Michele Bachmann calling it quits in Congress

Michele Bachmann calling it quits in Congress

Tea Party centerfold Michele Bachmann is leaving Congress. The Minnesota right-winger announced Wednesday she will not seek a fifth term in the House but would not elaborate on why she…

Obama finds fault with Congressional flight delay fix

President Barack Obama chided Republicans on Saturday for approving a plan to ease air-traffic delays caused by federal spending cuts while leaving budget cuts that affect children and the elderly…

Congress to Post Office: ‘You will deliver mail on Saturday’

Congress to Post Office: ‘You will deliver mail on Saturday’

Congress foiled the financially beleaguered U.S. Postal Service‘s plan to end Saturday delivery of first-class mail when it passed legislation on Thursday requiring six-day delivery. The Postal Service, which lost…

Why doesn’t Washington work? Our leaders are just too human

Why doesn’t Washington work? Our leaders are just too human

Turns out politicians are people, too, only worse. Just ask pros who make their living in the trenches of everyday human drama such as divorce, family feuds or schoolyard scraps.…

Want to curb crime? Let’s outlaw Congress

Want to curb crime?  Let’s outlaw Congress

As a gun owner who grew up in a family of hunters, I cannot — and will not — join the parade of whiners who think the answer to increasing…

No budget, no pay: An incredible idea whose time has come?

No budget, no pay: An incredible idea whose time has come?

In an earlier era, a move like the one engineered by House GOP leaders to pass a “no budget, no pay” measure probably would have been stopped in its tracks.…