Let’s be clear about this: what Ted Cruz is doing — now going on it’s 20th hour — is not a filibuster. Under the rules of the Senate, the budget will come up for a vote this afternoon, the Democrats will almost certainly strip the defund language from the bill and send it back the House. I suspect that the Republicans will eventually find a face-saving way to give in: delay parts of the bill … Read more
Tag Archive: Tea Party movement
The Left is jumping with both feet on this study:
A new academic study confirms that front groups with longstanding ties to the tobacco industry and the billionaire Koch brothers planned the formation of the Tea Party movement more than a decade before it exploded onto the U.S. political scene.
Far from a genuine grassroots uprising, this astroturf effort was curated by wealthy industrialists years in advance. Many of the anti-science operatives who defended
I don’t like Speaker Boehner or trust him. Which just means I have a lot in common with your average conservative Republican congressman (that and skinny-dipping). It bothers me that this is effectively the most powerful Republican in the federal government. He’s going to compromise our best strengths away and we’re going to get screwed. But I really have no idea what else the GOP in the House should do.
We’re talking about Obama’s legacy … Read more