Harry Reid Needs a Reminder That He’s In the Minority Now

Harry Reid just can’t give it up. Despite guiding his caucus into the minority, in no small part because of his too-clever-by-half attempt to gum up the Senate towards his own political ends, Reid seems desperate to retain the power of the Majority Leader. His latest gambit, which is sure to rankle pro-trade senators on…
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Budget Vote-a-Rama Reveals Democrats True Colors

It was late, people were tired, but the Senate trudged on. The budget vote-a-rama began at 4 p.m. and lasted 13 hours, ending just before 5 a.m. on Saturday (well past most senators bed times). A tired-looking Angus King miscalled a voice vote and an even tireder-looking Harry Reid pulled off his glasses and rubbed…
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After Four Years of Waiting, Is This Budget Really the Best Democrats Can Do?

Despite their legal responsibility, Senate Democrats didn’t release a budget for four years. After having some time to digest their recently released budget package, I can now see why. Not only is it utterly lacking in ideas to move the nation forward, it’s a document deeply rooted in the flawed status quo. It’s filled with…
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Democrats Finally Admit Their Budget Will Require Taxes to Rise, Rise, and Probably Rise Some More

House Republicans realized they were backed into a corner. Democrats control the Senate and the White House and were dead set on pushing the nation to the brink of default to ensure government spending would not be cut. It was a game that Democrats knew they could win; with the media on their side they…
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