Labor and environmental groups are both pressuring President Obama over his soon-expected decision on whether or not to permit the creation of the Keystone Pipeline, a 1,700 mile conduit that will transport oil from Canada to…more
Two new surveys conducted over this past weekend – a The Hill poll, and a USA Today/Gallup poll – found that while many Americans feel Wall Street bears a considerable amount of blame for the country’s economic woes, a greater…more
38 House Democrats and 14 Senate Democrats are pressuring the Deficit Super Committee to include in its ultimate deficit-reduction proposal a repeal of billions of dollars in oil and gas industry tax breaks.
They were given the massive burden of coming up with a proposal to cut $1.2 trillion in government spending. They only have one more month before they must submit that proposal to the Congress. With the deficit and the future of…more
Financial management and policy – and the President’s and Republicans’ contrasting approaches thereto – were this week’s top issues. Early in the week President Obama introduced his $3 trillion deficit reduction plan, which…more
As the critical subject of spending, the economy, and job creation circulates within D.C. and the nation, the recent bankruptcy filing of California solar company Solyndra – which only two years ago received a $535 million loan…more
With jobs and the economy as the foremost concern among Americans, paying attention to the economic policy positions of all candidates is critical, especially as we approach the 2012 elections.
With so much on the line for the country, and with the President and Congress experiencing dismally low approval ratings, the President’s address before a Joint Session of Congress last night needed to be, as we mentioned…more
This week Libyan rebels gained tremendous ground in a massive onslaught in Tripoli on the Qadhafi regime, and lawmakers weighed in with applause for the rebels and words of caution for U.S. policy. The 2012 presidential campaign…more
This week the 2012 race for the presidency finally hit the ground running, with Republican candidates hitting the campaign trail, and President Obama going on a three-day jobs creation bus tour in the Midwest. A majority of…more
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has named the first three members who will serve on the deficit “Super Committee” charged with finding $1.5 trillion in cuts to the federal budget before the end of the year:
It’s been quite a week in Washington and across the country. After weeks of political wrangling and posturing a compromise debt ceiling deal was finally reached at the eleventh hour, giving the President borrowing authority…more
A deal has been struck to allow a House vote on a modified Boehner bill that adds House and Senate approval of a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution (BBA) as a mandatory pre-condition for the second debt ceiling…more
In dueling speeches about the debt ceiling debate that were televised last night, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) both agreed on at least one thing: defaulting on the country’s debt obligations will cost…more
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