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  • House GOP to Obama admin: Donít try any last-minute regulatory stunts

    11/16/2016 4:27:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot ^ | November 16, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    If executive-branch agencies like the EPA and HHS are tempted to sneak some new rules into the record during the lame-duck period, House Republicans have a warning for them. A letter from all current committee chairs tell Obama administration officials that any nonsense will get punished at budget time, and high-ranking officials had better expect to spend a lot of time testifying on C-SPAN: Newly empowered House Republicans on Tuesday laid down the gauntlet to the outgoing Obama administration: Don’t finalize any pending rules and regulations you think you can slip through before you leave office.In a letter to hundreds...
  • House Republicans to receive briefing on Obamacare website (excluded from earlier dem meeting)

    10/23/2013 10:11:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 23, 2013 | BRIAN HUGHES with Steve Contorno
    House Republicans will receive a briefing from Health and Human Services officials about the glitch-filled Obamacare website after being excluded from a meeting in which Democrats were given details about the troubled launch. ďItís not clear why Republicans were excluded in the first place, but we look forward to getting answers to how the administration botched this enormous use of taxpayer dollars so badly,Ē said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Gary Cohen, who handles insurance oversight for HHS, briefed House Democrats earlier Wednesday. Buck said he would announce details of the Republican meeting when they become...
  • Is Obama Down For the Count?

    03/11/2013 1:53:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | March11, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    We always knew that Obama has a glass jaw, that he canít take a punch. But itís a little surprising that heís started staggering around the ring so soon after November, his approval numbers bleeding away, desperately counting the seconds until the bell rings at election time in 2014 to save him from further pummeling. Itís also hilarious. On paper heís a bruiser. This is a guy who won a knockout reelection bout even though the economy was in the toilet. He hit the GOP with an uppercut over the Fiscal Cliff. Heís got an awestruck media in his corner...
  • Miracle: Senate Democrats' Budget to Drop Next Week?

    03/05/2013 4:53:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | March 5, 2013 | Guy Benson
    The last time Democrats in the United States Senate adhered to the law and put forward an annual budget was back in calendar year 2009, just after the last presidential election.  Now that another major national electoral contest is in the rearview mirror, it appears that Harry Reid's motley crew is preparing to make good on their magnanimous pledge to actually do their jobs this year.  Via a senior Republican source at the Senate Budget Committee:   We expect to mark up a Senate Democrat budget next week. We don’t have a date, we don’t know details such as whether...
  • In Election Year, GOP Lawmakers Loosen Link to President

    06/24/2006 2:52:11 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 34 replies · 510+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/24/06 | Peter Baker
    With elections barely four months away and their majorities at risk, Republicans on Capitol Hill say they are making calculations based on survival, not loyalty. President Bush has convinced them that sticking with him on Iraq and casting critics as soft on terrorism is a winning strategy despite public unease. But he has failed to convince them that his approach to immigration is good politics. The result may be a third election campaign in a row focused on national security, yet it also may mean a second year in a row for the president without a signature victory in domestic...