Senate Republicans Begin Hostage-Taking Strategy over the Next Debt Limit

By: Monday October 15, 2012 12:42 pm

One area that has been pushed to the side as we contemplate the lame duck session and all the expiring fiscal measures is the debt limit. When last we left our story, the debt limit was extended by $2.1 trillion last August, with the expectation being that this would keep the country able to borrow [...]

Mica Plays Martyr Card on FAA Hostage Taking

By: Friday August 5, 2011 12:09 pm

At the risk of linking to Dana Milbank, allow me to quote John Mica, the man who single-handedly sat the FAA on the sidelines for two weeks: “I’ve had a brutal week, getting beat up by everybody,” Mica told me, minutes after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced a deal that would end the shutdown [...]