NH-1: The Latest Earmark Battleground?
I suppose being the front-runner in a campaign is a double-edged sword; most folks have likely heard of you before, but everyone behind you is gunning for you. In Frank Guinta’s case he also has a paper trail as the former Mayor of Manchester that he just can’t seem to run away from fast enough. Now, for the record, if he clears New Hampshire’s September | Read More »
The Bizarro World of San Fran Nan and the House Dems
As Friday’s House recess deadline looms, the CLEAR Act is rushing toward a floor vote. The CLEAR Act was supposed to fix whatever went wrong with Federal oversight of the Deepwater Horizon. One provision of the bill, offered by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), would have set up a Congressional commission of petroleum engineering experts to investigate the accident. This proposal was accepted unanimously in committee | Read More »
Alexi Giannoulias watching his dirty lobbyist money diet.
He wants only free-range dirty lobbyist money, apparently. None of this factory-grown, federal dirty lobbyist money for him: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias says he’s swearing off campaign contributions from lobbyists, but not all lobbyists. Giannoulias, the state treasurer, promised at the start of his Senate campaign a year ago that he wouldn’t take contributions from corporate lobbyists or political action committees. But that | Read More »
Maxine Waters (D-CA) Insists on a Monument to Herself
An incredibly arrogant, venal and stupid move from an incredibly arrogant, venal, and stupid Member of Congress: A plan by House Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) to ban “monuments to me” in this year’s appropriations bills has been sharply criticized behind closed doors by a senior Democrat who wants to direct $1 million to an employment center in her district bearing her name. Rep. Maxine | Read More »
Senate Budget Bill held up in Congress, delayed until Monday.
Repeat: “may.” Congress has an impressive talent at somehow managing to find new and exciting ways to spend your money. Senate bogs down over $410 billion spending bill WASHINGTON – The Senate, tied up in a fight over a huge omnibus appropriations bill, will have to pass a stopgap spending measure Friday in order to avoid a partial government shutdown. [snip] The huge, 1,132-page spending | Read More »