House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has once again disregarded the conservative arm of the Republican Party and will forge ahead with two items that will increase the federal budget deficit. Boehner intends to drive a defense spending increase and the so-called “doc fix” through the United States House of Representatives over the next week.
Republicans in Congress have released their first budget outline since the GOP took control of Congress in November. The Republican blueprint calls for a number of ambitious moves, including significant changes to Medicare and increases in defense spending, and reiterates the GOP call for a complete repeal of ObamaCare.
Loretta Lynch's handling of the HSBC money-laundering scandal could mean the end of her chances to become the next U.S. Attorney General.
After voting for “Fast Track” for NAFTA and then for NAFTA itself, then-Senator John Kerry professed total surprise when a NAFTA court trampled U.S. state laws and overruled U.S. courts — precisely as this magazine had warned would happen.
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) the ranking member on the Senate Finance Committee, is getting pressure from both liberals and conservatives to oppose Fast Track, while crony corporate interests step up lobbying for Obama’s trade agenda.