The big plan the new Koch Senate is due to propose this week is cutting food stamps substantially and giving the reduced amounts directly to states in the form of "block grants."
I attended the South Carolina State Democratic Party-sponsored John Spratt Issues Conference in Myrtle Beach late last week. The conference featured a number of prominent Democrats.
Pressing Pentagon demands in a time of terror threats and Islamic State militants have put newly empowered congressional Republicans in a bind.
The current Republican congress wants to cut social security benefits. The House Budget Chair made that clear again during a Monday speech.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor changed House procedural rules to guarantee Republicans could keep the government closed even if a bipartisan majority found a way to re-open it.
If you keep your eye on Paul Ryan, you'll note that he's running as fast as he can from the budget reconciliation process that he demanded.
Mitch McConnell is running away from doing battle with President Obama and hoping to focus attention on battles he thinks Republicans can win against Senate Democrats.
Van Hollen schooled a Fox News anchor today, saying, 'Why is that? Do you know the answer to why that is? " He followed this up with facts.