House Budget Chair Paul Ryan's Wall Street Journal oped, "Here's How We Can End This Stalemate," is being treated as an "olive branch." But it only amounts to a shift in demands, not any actual concessions.
Earlier today on MSNBC, I participated in a panel discussion, following an interview with GOP Rep. Sean Duffy. The congressman was in exceptional "up is down" mode"
The Tea Party tail wagging this dog seems to really believe that the country will rally to their side and force President Obama to junk his signature legislative achievement.
Progressives may be feeling pretty good these days. De Blasio ascendant. Summers thwarted. Republicans imploding over ObamaCare. Well, here's a jerk back into harsh reality.
President Obama is making it impossible for coal companies to build power plants that kill the planet. But he is also giving the coal industry plenty of money to build better power plants.
House Republicans are furious at Sen. Ted Cruz that he isn't going all out to repeal Obamacare in the Senate. That presumes Cruz is actually interested in repealing Obamacare.
Boehner pleads with a reporter for an idea to resolve the budget impasse that the Tea Party won't "shoot down." The answer is simple. Go around them. Work with the Democrats.
Carbon emissions are down. Oil consumption is down. Renewable energy consumption is up. America is projected to be energy independent by 2030. And yet there is more to do.
The unofficial end of summer is upon us, and the climate is leaving its mark. As of last week, 51 wildfires were still burning across the country. 97% of Texas is suffering from drought. And July was the hottest month ever.
The latest suggestion that Republicans will give up a shutdown threat in favor of a debt limit threat is just the latest example of Republicans flinching in the face of political reality.
The Obama administration is acting to block the merger of American Airlines-US Airways. And look who is interested in helping Big Government meddle with the affairs of the titans of industry...
The only way for Boehner to regain any leverage is to prove he can avoid a shutdown. The National Review suggests he is on his way toward that goal, noting that "there was disappointment" but no uproar.
Over at The Week today, I note that the Republicans enter into upcoming budget negotiations with a weak hand, because both parties know Republicans will blow their chances to win […]
"Climate Change Isn't an Environmental Issue. It Is a Fundamental Economic Challenge." Above is the first speech from Gina McCarthy since Republicans stood down from filibustering her nomination to head the EPA.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy On MSNBC earlier today, I joined MSNBC.com’s Benjy Sarlin and Amanda Terkel for a panel discussion on whether […]
President Obama in 2012 expressed hope that “when we’re successful in this election … the fever may break” and Republicans would stop relentlessly obstructing everything in sight. In May of […]