On Monday I wrote a piece saying we’re headed for a government shutdown when this year’s funding runs out on September 30. The piece hinged on three assumptions.
Boehner: Surrender on Obamacare, Or It's Shutdown City
September 18, 2013
House Republican leaders finally have a plan.
Countdown to Shutdown: "Nobody Knows How This Will End"
September 16, 2013
Are we headed for a government shutdown? My colleague Noam Scheiber thinks so. And, in his latest dispatch, he makes an awfully good case.
This Time There Really Will Be a Government Shutdown
September 15, 2013
Suffice it to say, it’s hard to do a deal when the only thing the other guy wants is the one thing you can’t give him.
The House GOP Is About to Crack Up: Three Theories Why
September 12, 2013
Lots of people think John Boehner has lost control of the House Republican caucus. Apparently John Boehner does, too.
This Is How Those Crazy, Divided Republicans Get Their Way
September 11, 2013
Feeling nostalgic for big budget fights? Do you miss watching House Speaker John Boehner trying to control the Republican caucus? Are you eager for yet another deal that quietly starves government services and weakens the economy?
Today, President Obama finally addressed the main question that has gripped this town on Syria: will he or won't he?He will, as we knew he would.
The Latest Right-Wing Freakout Over Obamacare
August 13, 2013
The headline was splashed across the top of the Drudge Report this morning: “Obamacare Cost Caps Delayed Until 2015.” The link went to a New York Times story about another Obamacare regulatory decision—in this case, a ruling that some employers have
Do Republicans Oppose Everything Obama Does? Here's a Test.
August 08, 2013
The GOP has obstructed Obama's ideas, but the reasons have been philosophical, not partisan. Or have they? A corporate-tax proposal is the tell.
No Agenda? No Problem.
March 27, 2013
Never mind the Beltway brahmins: For the president, not having much of a second-term agenda may be good politics.