Tagged: john boehner

Acting Like The Majority Party (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 9/17/2014 4:09 pm

Now that the August recess is over and members of Congress are back at work, GOP leaders in the House of Representatives are finding themselves in a familiar situation - infighting within the caucus. As the minority party in Washington, some level of internal conflict is expected, but will the GOP be able to coalesce if they win majority of the Senate this November?

A Lesson in Politics from Baghdad Bob (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 3/19/2014 2:05 pm

Political leaders should be optimistic about their chances. After all, everyone wants to be on the winning team. But sometimes optimism gives way to political manipulation, and its credibility that suffers.

A Different Path to Finding a Majority (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 3/5/2014 1:52 pm

Elected officials working across the political aisle in order to pass legislation is generally viewed favorably by the public. But sometimes too much cooperation causes rifts from within. Finding a path to a majority can be a difficult balancing act.

Milk Prices Could Rise If Farm Bill Looms

by Associated Press 12/5/2013 2:03 pm

A New Year's deadline that could send the price of milk skyward looms over congressional negotiators as they try to reach agreement on a five-yearfarm bill.

The Hardest Way Possible (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/7/2013 12:00 am

Some people in this world — and you, dear reader, know some of these people — have to learn every one of life’s lessons the hardest way possible. They have to touch the stove just to see if it really is hot. Sometimes they have to make the same mistake repeatedly before the lesson sinks in. Especially when the lesson is this: Just because you want it to be so doesn’t make it so.

National Journal: Here Are the White House's Fiscal Cliff Talking Points for Business

by Lance Turner 12/19/2012 3:14 pm

The National Journal publishes the White House's talking points for business leaders in support of President Barack Obama's fiscal cliff budget plan.

GOP 'Fiscal Cliff' Plan Echoes Failed Budget Talks

by Associated Press 12/4/2012 11:38 am

Republicans are proposing a "fiscal cliff" plan that revives ideas from failed budget talks with President Barack Obama last year, calling for raising the eligibility age for Medicare, lowering cost-of-living hikes for Social Security benefits and bringing in $800 billion in higher tax revenue.