Let’s get serious about domestic energy

    In his speech at Georgetown University this week, President Obama acknowledged the alarming increases in prices at the gas pump, which in many states are approaching $4 per gallon.  The president restated some vague platitudes about the need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, but offered no concrete plans to rein in those prices, which are putting a strain on family budgets across the | Read More »

    Let’s get serious about domestic energy

    In his speech at Georgetown University this week, President Obama acknowledged the alarming increases in prices at the gas pump, which in many states are approaching $4 per gallon.  The president restated some vague platitudes about the need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, but offered no concrete plans to rein in those prices, which are putting a strain on family budgets across the | Read More »

    TPM Wrong On Vitter’s Melancon Ad

    One of the biggest problems with Blue Dogs is that they like to play a sneaky little game to save their bacon and get away with it if they can. That’s precisely what’s at the heart of this misguided attack on Vitter over an ad pointing out likely opponent Charlie Melancon’s slippery approach to supporting national health care just as strongly as he could have. TPM would have | Read More »

    LA-SEN: Vitter May Get Primary Challenge

    Suzanne Haik Terrell is considering a challenge David Vitter in the Republican primary for US Senate next year. From New Orleans City Business: Vitter has kept a high profile among congressional Republicans with his opposition to key Obama appointees, most notably Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and FEMA Director Craig Fugate. Vitter’s stance on the Fugate nomination is leading GOP members to consider challenging him | Read More »