Under Republican Leadership Congress is Actually Working Again

By the end of 2014 Americans were fed up with Congress. A Gallup poll from last fall showed that nearly four in five Americans disapproved of the way Congress was handling its job, which the poll showed was “less about what Congress is doing than about what it isn’t doing; putting aside partisan bickering and…
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Republicans See the First Entitlement Reform in Decades Over the Finish Line

There is a lot wrong with Washington. Of that there can be no doubt. But there is a good case to be made that there is more wrong with the press entrusted to cover our nation’s capital. The perfect example (which in this case means the worst example) came last week when Congress passed one…
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Senate Democrats Continue to Thwart the “Right Thing To Do” Approach to Governance

Senate Republicans, led by new Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, entered 2015 with a simple goal: Get the Senate working again. “It’s time to change the business model,” he said earlier this year. “We need to return to regular order. We need to get committees working again. Sometimes, it’s going to mean working more often. Sometimes,…
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More Phony Savings and Gimmicks in Democrats' "Doc Fix" Plan

Newt Gingrich may be grabbing headlines for his plan to build a lunar colony, but earlier this year another Republican had an even more ambitious plan – to cover the moon in yogurt. Of course he wasn’t serious, indeed the entire point of the exercise was to demonstrate how fundamentally unserious Congressional Democrats are about…
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House Passes Payroll Tax Cut Extension, Clock Ticking for Democrats to Act

Eight days ago President Obama urged Congress to extend a payroll tax cut for middle class families and unemployment benefits before the end of the year. “A year ago at this time, both parties came together to cut payroll taxes for the typical American family by about $1,000,” Obama said. “But as soon as this…
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