Washington’s fight over another government shutdown

President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House in Washington on August 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, Obama met with top advisers at the White House to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Mo., two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene.

Washington’s fight over the budget might shut down the government again >by: Lisa Mascaro | 07/31/2015 | RePost: 08/01/2015 2:42:51 AM | WASHINGTON — Despite promises that it won’t come to this, Congress and the White House are charging toward another government shutdown. The next fiscal crisis could come as soon as Oct. 1 unless a new government spending plan is approved. But with House members having left Wednesday for […]

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Marco Rubio’s Hispanic debacle

Marco Rubio: This is the savvy contender Democrats should fear? Please

Marco Rubio’s Hispanic debacle: How Hillary Clinton just made life hell for the GOP’s “transformational” candidate – Salon.com This is the savvy contender Democrats should fear? Please >by: Simon Maloy |Friday, May 8, 2015 01:47 PM EST | Noteworthy RePost: 05/09/2015 3:18:33 AM | Hillary Clinton went big on immigration this week. Speaking in Nevada, the Democratic candidate for president laid out a vision for immigration reform that embraces and […]

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Florida power utilities fear return of ‘Green Governor’ Crist -Spotlight

Charlie Crist formally announces his candidacy for Florida governor Monday at Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg

Florida power utilities fear return of ‘Green Governor’ Crist   >by David Adams | MIAMI Mon Sept 1, 2014 8:24am EDT| Re-Post 09/01/2014 12:52:10 PM | (Reuters) – When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state’s powerful electricity corporations. Now, as the Republican-turned Democrat bids to return to the governor’s mansion, it may be payback time. Florida’s three largest […]

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Highlight the Attack: Democrats take action on filibuster

Democrats take action on filibuster Due to the action of the Senate Democrats, there will be no more 60-vote requirements to get the President’s appointments confirmed. Steve Kornacki and Joan Walsh join Chris Matthews to discuss. Harry Reid delivers knockout punch on filibuster reform >By Aliyah Frumin | 11/22/13 03:00 PM|Republicans made holding hostage the confirmation of President Obama’s nominees almost routine in the Senate. Obama’s seal of approval effectively blacklisted […]

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Spotlight: How Democrats Got a Spine

How Democrats Got a Spine The Republican Party taught them how to be uncompromising. >By David Weigel | Oct. 4 2013 6:54 PM | Re-post | Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images It’s easy to forget, but this year began with a nick-of-time congressional compromise. At the 11th hour, with Washington’s supply of clichés nearly depleted, the House and Senate approved a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. The Bush tax […]

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Spotlight: Why the GOP attempt to kill Obamacare could backfire

Why the GOP attempt to kill Obamacare could backfire >by: Chris Matthews, @hardball_chris| 8:01 PM on 09/17/2013 | Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Let me finish tonight with this.  Earlier tonight we discussed the real possibility that President Barack Obama benefits from that elusive gift called “luck.” When I see what the right-wing faction in the House of Representatives and its corporal’s guard in […]

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‘Repeat and Replay’: Prepare for shutdown

Prepare for shutdown >by: Suzy Khimm and Benjy Sarlin | 2:07 PM on 09/28/2013 | MSNBC | The government is headed for a shutdown after House Republicans on Saturday demanded a halt to President Obama’s signature health care law as a precondition for funding the government. The White House and Democratic leaders in the Senate said they would reject all efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act, setting the stage for […]

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Examine: Left revokes President Obama’s liberal card

Left revokes President Obama’s liberal card >by EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE | 9/13/13 5:00 AM EDT | Now many liberals feel sure: Barack Obama was not the one they’d been waiting for. The man who won the presidency in part due to his opposition to the Iraq War was suddenly leading a charge to use military force against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Republican refusal to go along was […]

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Highlight Representative Gwen Moore: on Susan Rice

Rep Moore: Attacks on Rice a strategy to open Kerry’s seat >by Morgan Whitaker | 7:34 pm on 12/13/2012| Representative Gwen Moore Congresswoman Gwen Moore, a strong and vocal supporter of Susan Rice, is “saddened” and “enraged” that the Republican attacks forced Rice to withdraw her name from the running for secretary of state. “This was always a fabricated, trumped-up allegation,” she said on PoliticsNation. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world […]

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Highlight Representative Gwen Moore: on Susan Rice

Rep Moore: Attacks on Rice a strategy to open Kerry’s seat >by Morgan Whitaker | 7:34 pm on 12/13/2012| Representative Gwen Moore Congresswoman Gwen Moore, a strong and vocal supporter of Susan Rice, is “saddened” and “enraged” that the Republican attacks forced Rice to withdraw her name from the running for secretary of state. “This was always a fabricated, trumped-up allegation,” she said on PoliticsNation. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world […]

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