The scandal enveloping the Internal Revenue Service is not the first time that the Obama administration has come under fire for unfairly targeting conservative groups or constituencies: At least two other executive agencies during President Barack Obama’s tenure have been criticized for unfairly attacking conservatives or conservative groups.
Texas faced a choice in 2007: spend billions on new prisons to house its convicts or find creative ways to deal with criminals in the state.
A quartet of conservative panelists looked at the challenges of being the minority party in a divided government during a Saturday afternoon panel at the National Review Institute Summit titled, “The Way Out of the Fiscal Mess.”
House GOP leadership will try to implement its so-called “Plan B” for the fiscal cliff on Thursday despite repeated veto threats from the White House, protests from Senate Democrats, and vocal opposition from conservative groups.
Grover Norquist is either an irrelevant, “random person” or the fire-breathing puppet master of the Republican Party and the only thing standing in the way of a solution to the nation’s fiscal woes, depending on who you ask.
Republicans understand that their political leverage is significantly diminished following their electoral drubbing earlier this month, but some fear that the secretive, high-level nature of negotiations underway risks further undermining the GOP position.
Democrats and Republicans staked out negotiating positions this week over the so-called fiscal cliff as Congress prepared to adjourn for the Thanksgiving recess.