Tag Archive: Congressional Republicans


ARE REPUBLICANS DOING BETTER THAN YOU THINK?

 

 

 

” At The Hill, John Feehery makes a provocative claim: John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are eating Barack Obama’s lunch:

Don’t tell the Tea Party, but the tag team of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are currently mopping the floor with Barack Obama.

On taxes, McConnell (R-Ky.) just flat-out beat Joe Biden. He preserved 98 percent of the Bush tax cuts in perpetuity, which from a policy perspective is huge. He also made sure that the payroll tax holiday came to a conclusion, thereby making sure that every American would feel the tax increase that President Obama has long been fighting for.

I think this is both correct, and vitally important. The sequester drama played out well for Republicans, in that voters now believe that Republicans are serious about cutting spending, and, equally important, effective at making such cuts happen. Most people think Obama overplayed his hand on sequester, and wound up looking silly … ”

 

 

 

 

 

” Republicans Target Attorney General Eric Holder’s Jet Travel”

  “Working off information from a Department of Justice whistle-blower, four Republican lawmakers are seeking information on the use of FBI planes by top DOJ officials, including Attorney General Eric Holder.

  “We believe it is important to determine whether use of the FBI’s aircraft by Attorney General Holder and other senior Department of
Justice officials adheres to relevant statutes and policies, is cost effective, and does not hinder
the operational readiness of the FBI,” the group wrote in a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller.

  “We are concerned that FBI aircraft are used for extraneous business and personal travel by senior DOJ officials, including the Attorney General,” the letter continued. “