The Lamest Lame-Duck Session

(Politico) – December will be the lamest lame-duck session in a long time. Senate Democrats and House Republicans are privately saying that the post-election work period will be completely uneventful, a marked shift from the past two lame-duck sessions, which resulted in a pair of Read More


Forcing Poor People to Go Hungry

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   Just as the holiday season begins, when the thoughts and actions of some focus on compassion for others, we could be about to witness the government’s forcing the poor to go hungry – the product of political horse-trading Read More


GOP Offers Short-Term Debt-Limit Increase, But Wants Negotiations Before Ending Shutdown

[The Washington Post] House Republican leaders said Thursday they will offer a temporary increase in the federal debt ceiling in exchange for negotiations with President Obama on longer-term “pressing problems,” but they stopped short of agreeing to end a government shutdown now in its 10th Read More


House Republicans Broken Into Fighting Factions

[Washington Post] On New Year’s Day, in a cramped room in the Capitol basement, House Republican leaders faced an angry caucus. Democrats had negotiated them into a corner — virtually every American would be hit with a massive tax increase unless the House agreed to Read More