January 12, 2012 - 6:23pm
Senators are given $3 million a year to run their office and fund their official activities. Rand Paul says he didn't spend that much, and will return $500,000 to the US Treasury.
Rand Paul announced today that his office will return $500,000 of the $3 million allotment he received to fund his official business in 2011 to the US Treasury.
January 6, 2012 - 2:02pm
In which I speculate that Mitch McConnell is plotting a coup d'etat, and that President Obama has already begun defending against it.
Call me a paranoid nut case, but I think President Obama's decision to make some recess appointments while the Senate wasn't, technically, in recess, was a defensive move against no less than a coup d'etat that Mitch McConnell has been plotting for a long time.
December 22, 2011 - 11:32pm
If Congressman Yarmuth's proposed Constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision "panders" to anyone, it is to a stupendously vast, bipartisan, majority of the American public.
If Congressman John Yarmuth's proposed Constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision "panders" to anyone, as my colleague Thomas McAdam says it "obviously" does, it is to a stupendously vast, bipartisan, overwhelming majority of the American public.Polls...
December 16, 2011 - 2:33pm
Congress gets set to pass a 1,209 page, $1 trillion spending bill. At a dense $827 million of spending per page, few members of Congress will have much idea what is in the bill, seeing as they will have had less than 48 hours to consider it. Kentucky Congressman and Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee Hal Rogers (R-Ky) says "it is good to see that responsible leadership and good governance can triumph.”
Republicans and Democrats alike issued a flurry of accusatory statements today, both sides hoping that their desperate spin would convince a soon to be stunned public that the other side "did it". What will soon be stunning that public is a 1,209 page, $1 trillion plus spending bill...
June 3, 2011 - 8:15am
Rand Paul's budget took Washington nowhere, but it will take us inside his head!
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has to be disappointed by the response to his plan for balancing the federal budget in five years. For its part, the media briefly noted that it called for the elimination of entire functions of government and then they chucked it onto the “weird news” stack...