The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), regulates the international trade in things like small arms, battle tanks, combat aircraft and warships, so why the hate?
Paul Ryan is quietly working behind the scenes to make sure the next head of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Congress's objective eye in all matters concerning fiscal policy, is an ardent proponent of the Koch's Americans for Prosperity economic agenda.
Republicans are even talking about embarrassing themselves with another lawsuit, like the one that worked so well with healthcare reform
The real conservatives look forward to Cruz's plan to push "his" Republican-led Senate to be as conservative and confrontational as "his" Republican-led House.
McConnell is anxious to lead the Senate and join House Republicans in enacting Brownback's Koch brother model at the national level.
Democrats have a living, breathing example of privatizing Medicare, and frankly everything in the Path to Prosperity budget, that has done nothing Republicans promise and everything Democrats warned will come to pass. If he has accomplished nothing else, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has given Democrats and all of America a preview of precisely what a Republican Congress will do to America.
The Heritage Foundation is located right in the middle of the DC power corridor and well it should be, as arguably the most powerful right-wing think tank of them all.
The truth is that since teabaggers became de facto leaders of the Republican Party, they have contemplated various schemes to shutdown Washington.
Doubling down on right-wing extremism, the fed-hating, red state, Wackadoodle Express, is pulling into the station of national consciousness once more.
Republicans are ultimately responsible for the attack on the Benghazi outpost for several reasons they will never admit, but that does not absolve them for their very substantial role in the diplomats' deaths or eliminate the need for a special prosecutor to hold them accountable for inciting Islamist militants to attack Americans.
Between last week's report on climate change and the devastation at home from super-storms, flooding, droughts, wild fires, tornados and this week's news Antarctica is melting, conservatives went berserk and accused scientists using data, reason, and knowledge to bully people.
The conservatives have been so blatant in their service to special interests that Americans have taken notice, and a new poll reveals the people have lost faith in, and are weary of, this conservative Court's rulings.
Instead of waxing philosophically on the achievements of past presidents, it is worthwhile to take stock of the current President and recognize the monumental hurdles he cleared while battling Republicans who made destroying his presidency and the nation's economy their sole reason for serving in Congress.
Boehner may face serious repercussions from "true conservatives" in the tea party movement, but that is the price he pays for climbing in bed with morons and imbeciles who went to Washington to destroy the government that Boehner has been all-in for over the past three years.
The image of the big plantation tobacco farmer is inextricably linked to the Republican Party, and as long ago as 1998, GOP leadership began to understand that the inflow of lobbyist funds was not worth the long-term PR hassle.
As long as the wealthy continue benefitting from the President's economic recovery, Republicans will stay the austerity course that continues retarding growth despite one 4th quarter report that GDP ticked up to 3 percent.
Mother Nature is bitter and unforgiving all over. Maybe she's taking her cues from the inert members of Congress, who at the close of 2013 dared to make us consider the possibility of action.
Freedom Industries knew the 70 to 80 year-old tanks were in desperate need of replacement and did not want to spend the money to repair them because regulations did not require them to.
The real tragedy is that as stupid Southern voters do the Kochs' bidding by keeping Republicans in power, at least in their states, they are dragging the rest of the nation down to their level
As we barreled toward the New Year last week, it seemed that each morning brought with it some genuinely surprising political news.