The Senate’s Iran Bill is Flawed, But the Best Fix is a New President

another piece of bipartisan legislation appears ready to cross the finish line after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved on Tuesday to end debate. The bill, which is the result of furious negotiations between Bob Corker, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, and Ben Cardin, the committee’s ranking Democrat, would give Congress a month to…
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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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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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President Obama’s Deeply Unserious Budget

President Obama has made an art form out of trolling. Nearly every “major” policy announcement the White House has made over the last several years has been little more than a blatant attempt to enflame the GOP’s base, at which point Democrats just sit around and watch marshmallows as conservatives burn with fury. He did…
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McConnell, Senate Republicans Fulfill Promise Of Open Debate

After finding out that Republicans had won a majority of the seats in the U.S. Senate Mitch McConnell—the presumptive majority leader—immediately laid out his priorities. “The first thing I need to do is get the Senate back to normal, and that means working more,” McConnell said. The goal was to strike a balance between open…
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Senate Push to Repeal Misguided Employer Mandate Begins This Week

One of the very first actions of the new Congress was to chip away at one of the worst elements of Obamacare: the employer mandate. The president’s health care law mandated businesses with at least 50 full-time employees to provide their workers with insurance that the federal government deems “affordable” or pay a fine of…
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Obama’s Strategy: Stay in the Spotlight

Immediately following the midterm elections President Obama promised to “find ways to work together” with Congress, citing the need to “take care of business.” That theme carried through to earlier this week when Obama sat down with Republican leadership to clear the air and set the tone for the coming year. Speaking briefly with reporters,…
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Obama Won’t Work Across the Aisle, Did We Really Expect Him to Cross the Atlantic?

President Obama should have been in Paris. More than 1.5 million people, including more than 40 presidents and prime ministers, showed up to march in defiance of terror and to show unity in the face of fear. It was noticeable then that the purported leader of the free world could not take time to rally…
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Republicans Reach for Bipartisanship, Obama Grabs the Veto Stamp

As the curtain lifts on the new Congress, a new political drama appears brewing in the wings of Washington. Over the past four years the media has crafted a story in which do-gooder Democrats fought the good fight against the GOP’s intransigence. There were heroes (President Obama), there were villains (Mitch McConnell), and there were…
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Republicans’ First Goal: Win Back Voters’ Trust in Washington

Voters sent a crucial message in last week’s midterms: They want change. Unfortunately, President Obama and Democrats didn’t seem to be listening. They’re already advocating the same tired agenda and maintaining the same leadership that developed it. It wasn’t always clear that the Republican Party would properly interpret the results either. After all, it’s difficult…
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