‘Health Law Implementation Timeline (H.R. 3590 as Revised by H.R. 4872)’
Fifty-three pages of fun, fun, fun. If you ever wanted to know the precise timetable of the government doing to health care what they did to the US housing market and manufacturing sector – more likely, if you gloomily think that you need to know – well, here you go. I’ve been told that there may be some multimedia of the more… typically Democratic… parts | Read More »
Gary Locke: New Commerce pick, guy with a brother-in-law.
[UPDATE]: (Via Ed’s original post) John Huang? John Huang? OK, that’s it. Somebody from the White House give me a call. I will personally pick out a Commerce Secretary for you. It will be a liberal Democrat, with no skeletons in his or her closet – I’m actually leaning towards her at this point – and nothing that will make the GOP freak out. As | Read More »
Harold Ford Jr. has tax issues?
It’d be a bit of a surprise to me if he did – I’ve heard a bit about the man, but nothing along those lines – but he’s a Democrat being considered for a Cabinet post (Commerce*), so you’ll understand why I’m asking. (H/T: Glenn Reynolds) Moe Lane PS: Harold Ford does not have a “Merrill problem.” There are apparently people who are making it | Read More »
A helpful suggestion and a question for the President.
Since he’s apparently having quite the problem with filling the position, what with the pay-for-play and the lack of vetting and the clumsy attempts at looked-good-on-paper political stratagems. Anyway, here’s the suggestion: Why don’t you just abolish the Commerce Department? After all, your last pick thought that it was a good idea, and you thought his judgment was sound, right? I mean, I’d hate to | Read More »
The President always wanted to re-evaluate the census process?
No, I’m quite serious: since when? This is all part of this little article (Glenn Reynolds summed it up perfectly, by the way) about Sen. Gregg’s real value to this administration: MANCHESTER – Sen. Judd Gregg yesterday declined all comment on reports that the White House will strip him of his authority over the federal Census Bureau even before he becomes Secretary of Commerce. Gregg | Read More »
CBC preparing to oppose Obama over Gregg?
Glenn Thrush has a statement from CBC Chair Rep. Barbara Lee that certainly sounds like they’re reserving the option: “In this light, Sen. Gregg’s record of previously voting to abolish the Commerce Department and his attempts to block President Bill Clinton’s efforts to secure adequate funding for the 2000 census raise troubling concerns regarding his commitment to the department’s core missions. We may know more | Read More »
Hey, aren’t we supposed to have a Secretary of Commerce?
OK, I understand that it was completely unexpected* that Gov Bill Richardson (D-NM) (and author of the book Leading by Example**) might have been caught up in pay-for-play shenanigans, but he dropped out January 4th. That was over two weeks ago: why are they still vetting people? Didn’t they have a backup? You’d think that they would have had a backup for Commerce, given that | Read More »