Democratic Congressional Delegation Meets With Governor Snyder in Michigan

By: Monday December 10, 2012 8:30 am

The Democratic Congressional delegation in the state of Michigan met with Governor Rick Snyder for an hour today, calling on him to either veto right to work legislation making its way through a lame duck session, or to ask for a delay in the vote until the next general session, or to allow a vote [...]

Administration Issues $60.4 Billion Sandy Relief Request

By: Monday December 10, 2012 7:01 am

Late on Friday, the Administration made a $60.4 billion supplemental appropriation requestfor dealing with the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast. The request went directly to House Speaker John Boehner. The total is actually a bit higher than estimated. This is a rough sketch of what the Administration plans to use the funds fo.

Pennsylvania Mulls Over Electoral College-Rigging Scheme

By: Friday December 7, 2012 2:13 pm

Pennsylvania backed down the last time they tried to change the electoral vote system to the benefit of Republicans, but maybe this time they’ll follow through: On December 3, Dominic Pileggi, the powerful Republican majority leader of the Pennsylvania state Senate, announced that he plans to introduce legislation that would change how the state allocates [...]

Michigan Republicans Gear Up for Right to Work Legislation

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 7:50 am

Looks like someone’s going to have to construct more protest signs. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who previously said he would not take on the challenge of turning the home of the auto industry into a right to work state, now says it’s “on the agenda,” a passive statement that doesn’t actually make a determination as [...]

Treasury’s Perfect, Impossible-to-Pass Debt Limit Plan

By: Wednesday December 5, 2012 11:33 am

Jenni LeCompte at the Treasury Department fleshes out the permanent debt limit de-fanging proposal that Tim Geithner offered as part of the initial White House term sheet on the fiscal slope. She adds the nice touch of calling it the McConnell proposal, since the Republican Senate leader offered a version of it, which actually went [...]

As Cuomo Sits Passively, Republicans Take Over New York State Senate Despite Losing Election

By: Wednesday December 5, 2012 10:00 am

In an unusual power-sharing agreement that ought to be remembered should Andrew Cuomo ever try to run for President, Republicans and a group of “independent Democrats” will share control of the New York State Senate, despite Democrats running on the Democratic ballot line winning as many as 33 of the 63 seats in the chamber. [...]

Looks Like Republicans Will Swap Fiscal Slope for Debt Limit Showdown II

By: Wednesday December 5, 2012 7:05 am

We talked about the Republicans’ doomsday plan, where they would pass the extension of the Bush tax cuts on the first $250,000 of income, allow the cut to tax rates above that to expire, and live to fight another day with more leverage. With talks at an impasse, and the President more aggressive specifically on [...]

Disability Treaty Defeated in Senate Would Have Made No Changes to US Law

By: Tuesday December 4, 2012 1:56 pm

Harry Reid blasted out a reaction to the Senate defeat of an international treaty on disabilities, and the part that should jump out at you is this: It is a sad day when we cannot pass a treaty that simply brings the world up to the American standard for protecting people with disabilities because the [...]

Poll: Public Will Blame Republicans If Country Starts Down the Fiscal Slope

By: Tuesday December 4, 2012 10:00 am

Republicans have enough problems dealing with their own internal insurgencies, but it should be explained that their biggest problem in the fiscal slope negotiations is that the public is poised to blame them if things go awry. Four-in-ten (40%) expect that the president and congressional Republicans will reach a deal by Jan. 1 to prevent [...]

The Pitfalls of Affordable Care Act Implementation

By: Tuesday December 4, 2012 8:30 am

All of this will happen during 2014, a midterm election year, where Democrats will struggle to hold the Senate, while trying a heavy lift of adding 17 seats in the House. What if the dominant story becomes the failures of Obamacare? Certainly that narrative is already being written in some circles? The ACA already indirectly led to one nightmare election for Democrats, in 2010. Could it lead to another?

Boehner Purges Conservative Members from Influential Committees

By: Tuesday December 4, 2012 7:00 am

As I noted, John Boehner got as much flak from his right flank on his three-page “counter-offer” as he did from his left. Conservative groups groused at the inclusion of $800 billion in revenue collection increases, even as it followed the Romney campaign pattern of lowering rates while broadening the base. Obviously they would rather [...]

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