By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
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Get ready for a little deja vu from Washington. The federal government is about to hit the debt ceiling, now set at a whopping $16.8 trillion. Yes, again. It's like the Bill Murray movie "Groundhog Day" — only this time, unfortunately, no one is laughing.
Democrats wasted no time in blaming Republicans for the Boston Marathon bombings. House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer immediately faulted the Republicans, since, as he said, they were the cause of the sequestration cuts that allowed the bombings to be carried out. He conveniently forgets, evidently, that President Obama proposed the sequestration, which was only considered after he backed away from a deal made with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John A. Boehner.
Top House leaders said Tuesday they're inching closer to an immigration deal they can bring to the floor for a vote "in the near term," and political momentum continued to build across the Capitol with Sen. Rand Paul adding his voice to those calling for the GOP to take a softer line on illegal immigration.
House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer says Congress must "put aside ideological constraints" and resolve differences over taxes, budget and spending.
After conducting their own independent review of gun violence, House Democrats on Thursday outlined new gun-control proposals very similar to the White House plan: Broader background checks and bans on military-style semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
A rare and likely fleeting show of bipartisanship enveloped Capitol Hill on Monday as members of both parties congratulated President Obama on his second inauguration, though some Republicans tempered their praise with concerns about the tasks ahead.
What if they read the Constitution and barely anybody came?
What if they read the Constitution and nobody came?
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New York-area lawmakers in both parties erupted in anger after learning the House Republican leadership had decided to allow the current term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Racing to find common ground in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations, President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner are backing off what were once ironclad positions on taxes and spending — though not enough to reach an agreement just yet, as both men continue to demand additional concessions before signing off on a year-end deal.
Concerned that the "fiscal cliff" negotiations with President Obama will not bear any fruit, House Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday the House GOP is prepared with a "Plan B" option that calls for higher taxes on millionaires and locks in current tax rates for everyone else.
Federal employee unions and their allies on Capitol Hill are drawing a line in the sand against potential efforts to solve the "fiscal cliff" crisis on the backs of the federal workforce, saying the civil service already has done its part.
Officials in the law enforcement community opposed to legalizing marijuana are urging Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to speak out before election day against three state ballot initiatives that would do just that.
Speakers at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday evening amped up attacks on Mitt Romney, repeatedly portraying the GOP presidential candidate as a ruthless and heartless former businessman who doesn't understand the struggles of average Americans.
"It fails to address the whole impact of sequester," said Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat.
Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, said Republicans want the health care law to "be a train wreck, and are doing everything in their power to destroy the tracks."