Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Unambiguous Signals Disregarded - Safe Haven More important to my analysis, I expect heightened global market fragilities to manifest by June 15th. The EM fragility theme gathers support... 05/21/2016 - 11:13 am | View Link
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Democracy restored in Uttarakhand Harish Rawat talks to the media after the end of the crucial Uttarakhand ... was declared by a governor and a Speaker’s disqualification adjudication under the 10th Schedule of the Constitution (March 26/27). READ: Modi govt must apologise over ... 05/11/2016 - 5:59 am | View Link
EU agriculture policy diary: the week ahead (April 4-8) The coming week will see the 10th European Organic Congress take place in the Netherlands (April 4-6), with talks between the EU institutions and a likely deal in the near future at the top of the agenda. The event will likely amount to stakeholder’s ... 04/1/2016 - 12:47 am | View Link
Analysis: Trump candidacy could cost GOP seats in Congress “We’ve got a long history in the 10th of people looking at the House race differently ... in a district that President Obama carried by 17 points. Dold came back to Congress after the 2014 midterms, joining a House GOP majority that bickered over ... 02/21/2016 - 9:39 pm | View Link
BJP now promoting MGNREGA with new names: Congress He was speaking at the party office here on the occasion of the 10th anniversary ... addressing a function here, Congress general secretary and in-charge of Madhya Pradesh, Mohan Prakash criticised the Modi-led government saying it talks of Smart India ... 02/2/2016 - 4:11 am | View Link
Army Commission’s Landmark Report Will Shape Budget Battle For starters, the commissioners’ first Capitol Hill hearing has already been tentatively scheduled (although not publicly announced) for 2pm on February 10th, before the House ... much-needed ammunition to those in Congress who want to increase the ... 01/29/2016 - 2:01 am | View Link
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The Obama years have been a boom time for America's weapons makers. Since 2009, the United States has approved arms deals worth some $200 billion—more than under any other presidency. The deals include sending Apache helicopters to Qatar, "bunker buster" bombs and cluster munitions to Saudi Arabia, and Hellfire missiles all over the place.
In recent history, a two-term presidency has usually meant the appearance, often in that president's sixth year in office, of a major scandal. The reasons are as unique as the scandals themselves, but what it comes down to is that it's hard to stay in the White House for eight years without something going terribly wrong, whether from the president's own arrogance or venality, or the simple size and complexity of the executive branch.
One thing Hillary Clinton has been able to bank on this election is the association between the Clinton name and economic boom times.
The late 1990s during former President Bill Clinton's administration were a remarkable period: The unemployment rate hit just 4 percent, wages grew at 4 percent, and — most famously — the federal budget actually ran a surplus from 1997 to 2001, peaking at $236 billion in 2000.
If Donald Trump manages to win the general election in November, historians of the future may trace the start of his march to victory to May 13, 2016. That was the day the Obama administration announced that all public schools in the country would have to provide transgendered students access to the bathroom of their choice or face a loss of federal funds (and possible Justice Department lawsuits under Title IX).
But how could this be, when Trump's position on this and other culture-war issues is wishy-washy at best?
Because in recent years elections have been increasingly fought and won in negative terms, with most people voting in favor of one party not so much because they love it as because they despise the other side.
Donald Trump has a knack for nicknames. Low-energy Jeb caught something of Jeb's entitled aura. "Little Marco" got at something truly juvenile and naive about Marco Rubio. And "Lyin' Ted" was an effective way of branding Ted Cruz's dishonesty. Lately, Donald's been trying new nicknames for Hillary Clinton, but he seems to like his original "Crooked Hillary" best.
And his first instinct is best.