Search Results for ""Speaker of the House"" : 7

by / on October 31, 2010 at 8:48 pm / in Congress, Content, Domestic, Issue

Bubba’s Playbook

by Just under two years ago, a young Democratic president took office after leading his party to majorities in both chambers of Congress, reshaping the political landscape after a period of conservative dominance. After enduring bruising legislative battles on top priorities like comprehensive health care reform, the Democrats stand to lose both the House and the Senate, and a new generation of Republicans is waiting to deliver on a mu…

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by / on March 29, 2012 at 11:10 am / in Humor

CPRoundup: Oyez, Oyez, Oyez

by Photo Courtesy of This week, sales of the Etch A Sketch soared thanks to Mitt Romney’s campaign, the Speaker of the House may have proven that you should never negotiate with him, and the president’s health care mandate is being fought over at the Supreme Court. Oyez, Oyez, Oyez Oral arguments began Monday at the Supreme Court about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as “Obamacare…

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by / on December 16, 2015 at 12:51 pm / in Issue, World

Pipe Dream: How Environmentalists Stopped Keystone but Ignored an Oil Revolution

by On November 6, 2015, after seven years of protest, debate, and deliberation, President Obama finally announced his rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. The project had called for a new 1,179-mile shortcut in a web of existing pipelines that stretch nearly 3,000 miles from oil fields in Alberta, Canada, to refineries and ports on the Gulf of Mexico. From its initial proposal in 2008, the project was a central issue for the American…

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by / on October 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm / in Content, Domestic, Election, Issue

Reading the Tea Leaves

by After a summer of intense partisan political protests and a series of bold, left-leaning initiatives pushed by the new president, it comes as no surprise that conservatism has united to gain traction in recent months. With a Democratic majority in the House and the Senate, it may be a surprise then that a June 2009 Gallup Poll showed that conservatives are currently the single largest ideological group in the United States: with 40…

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by / on May 2, 2007 at 3:57 pm / in Book Review, Congress, Culture, Domestic, Issue

Lame Duck

by Indicted former Republican House Majority Leader Tom Delay is a born fighter, a fact he makes clear in his aptly titled new book, No Retreat, No Surrender: One American’s Fight. DeLay’s distinguished service in the armed forces culminated in numerous awards for bravery on the battlefield in Vietnam… no, wait: DeLay never served in the military. Instead, he received multiple student deferments, even after getting expelled from Baylor…

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by / on December 1, 2005 at 10:58 am / in Cover Story, Organizations, World

Reaching for the Stars

by Illustration by Shaina Rubin The Valentine’s Day bombing in downtown Beirut that led to the death of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 members of his caravan unleashed a political fury in the Middle East. Hariri had been instrumental in negotiating a peace agreement acceptable to both the Lebanese National Assembly and Bashar Assad’s Syrian regime. With negotiations over the Syrian troop withdrawal from Lebanon loo…

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by / on April 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion, World

Living On a Thin Line

by As I have repeatedly argued, Barack Obama is in a reasonably strong position heading into this fall’s presidential election: The economy is improving (though still vulnerable), his opponent seems inadequate to the task of unseating him, and his personal popularity with the American people has never left him. Nevertheless, we should not forget that national security and foreign policy can play a decisive role in domestic politics – o…

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