Never let it be said that President Barack Obama won’t admit his mistakes. “What we don’t want to do is repeat the mistake I think I believe in 2008 we made,” he told a rather paltry crowd of inaugural donors to his “social welfare” group Organizing for Action during dinner at the St. Regis hotel Wednesday. “Where some of that energy just kind of dissipated and we were only playing an inside game.”
House GOP leaders face an uphill climb in their search for 218 votes to pass a bill designed to reestablish leverage in negotiations with the White House.
A potential deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff could be undermined by the Democratic Party’s refusal to come to terms with the unsustainability of federal entitlement programs, or to even acknowledge that the government is spending too much.
The opening bid in negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff delivered to Congressional Republicans on Thursday by President Barack Obama was neither balanced nor indicative of a party that is particularly concerned about reducing the deficit despite claiming to favor a “balanced approach” to solving the country’s fiscal crisis.
Democrats and Republicans staked out negotiating positions this week over the so-called fiscal cliff as Congress prepared to adjourn for the Thanksgiving recess.
Republican Massachusetts Sixth District congressional candidate Richard Tisei, an openly gay, fiscally conservative, and socially moderate former state Senate minority leader, is running against entrenched Democratic Rep. John Tierney with a new, exciting brand of Republicanism—and he thinks his style might just be the future of the northeastern GOP.
A Republican underdog looking to pull off an upset in a Massachusetts House race is hoping that a guerilla social media campaign can trump massive out-of-state donations, mainstream media bias, and dynastic power.
White House officials prefer to rendezvous with lobbyists and big business insiders off campus in order to avoid disclosure, according to e-mails made public by House Republicans.