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It’s A Coaltion, Stupid

Last Thursday Eric Cantor officially stepped down as House Majority Leader.  With that move Kevin McCarthy moved up to Majority Leader and Steve Scalise became House Majority Whip.  Speaker John Boehner now headed a new leadership team but before the … Continue reading

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Kicking The Can Down The Highway

Congress is slated to take the month of August off which leaves just a few days to take care of any pressing business.  The Highway Trust Fund, which completely or substantially funds most major road projects in this country, is … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Mark Udall

Today’s endorsement is easier to make than it might appear at first glance.  When you think of progressive Senators you normally don’t think of the West except for the three West Coast states.  However endorsing Democratic Senator Mark Udall for … Continue reading

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How Crazy Is Crazy Enough?

Thursday afternoon the House Republican Caucus did some housecleaning necessitated by Eric Cantor’s resignation as House Majority Leader.  His resignation is effective July 31st and was precipitated by his primary defeat earlier this month.  The new lineup will serve until … Continue reading

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The Banishment of Richard Burr

Like most additions to Harry’s Hell, Richard Burr’s banishment has been a long time in coming.  A recent event was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.  When you are the ranking member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, … Continue reading

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An Adult Ruling On Handguns

Monday, without comment, the Supreme Court refused to hear three gun rights cases letting lower court rulings stand.  This was generally seen as a blow to the NRA and gun rights advocates.  While it certainly cannot be seen as a … Continue reading

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Anything But Cruz Control

Even liberal politicians are conservative when it comes to exposing themselves to controversial votes.  Last week the Senate took up raising the debt ceiling.  The legislation is one of those must pass measures that no politician likes having their name … Continue reading

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Death To The Unemployed

Last week the Republicans finally released a replacement plan for Obamacare.  After almost five years of complaints and over 40 Congressional attempts to repeal the law a replacement plan has finally materialized.  I will admit I have yet to either … Continue reading

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Speeches, Shoes and Water

Barring something totally unexpected or another shoe of consequence falling in New Jersey, (there are enough shoes there to outfit a centipede), this week’s biggest political story will be Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address.  The theoretical purpose of … Continue reading

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Heed The Sound Of The Bugler

As December fades into January if you are a political junkie you find yourself either looking back upon the year that is ending or forward to the year to come.  Today I have succumbed to the seduction that is 2014. 

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