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    Rep. Hensarling: I Will Do Whatever It Takes to Return to 'Fiscal Sanity'

    Conservatives are taking a stand in the House, and they’re making their liberal counterparts angry in the process. The Cut, Cap, and Balance plan passed with flying colors in the House (234–190) on Tuesday, and it is now up to the Democratic-controlled Senate to shoulder its responsibility. In fact, conservative … More

    VIDEO: DeMint Calls McConnell-Reid Debt Plan a 'Cover-up'

    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) is no stranger to fights with party leadership. And he’s not holding back in his criticism of the so-called “Plan B” that’s being developed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). “It seems to be a cover-up,” DeMint said … More

    Washington in a Flash: Donkeys Beat Elephants in Congressional Baseball

    Democrats lost big in November, but scored an impressive victory at last night’s 50th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game. They beat the GOP squad, 8-2, at Nationals Park. Earlier in the day, the judge in Roger Clemens’ perjury case declared a mistrial. Lots of baseball in Washington, D.C., as … More

    Obama Plans Birthday Fundraiser One Day After Debt Deadline

    The White House has pegged Aug. 2 as the drop-dead deadline for a debt-limit deal. But deal or no deal, President Obama is heading to Chicago on Aug. 3 for his 50th birthday bash — a pricey fundraiser for his re-election campaign. Obama’s campaign began promoting the birthday last week … More

    Washington in a Flash: Another Day of Debt Talks

    Republicans and Democrats left the White House last night without a deal on the debt limit, but they’ll be back at work this morning after a weekend of maneuvering. Expect to learn more at 11 a.m. when President Obama talks to the press. Both houses of Congress are in session … More

    Five Ways Obama Tanked Employment

    President Obama’s defenders are taking to the airwaves to rebut the charge that his actions have caused the dire employment figure we see today. The rebuttals mirror those the President is making, and they sure don’t lack in audacity. Some of the president’s enablers, for example, continue to claim that … More

    President Obama Fails Twitter

    President Obama made history yesterday by becoming the first President to tweet live at a nationally televised event. But does one tweet – or even a complete Twitter townhall — mean the President is truly communicating openly and fairly with the American public? The Twitter Townhall hosted by Twitter and … More

    Obama's Twitter Town Hall in Pictures

    President Obama had no shortage of things to say at yesterday’s Twitter town hall meeting, even if he didn’t always have firm grasp of the facts or reality. A reader ran the numbers: Obama used a total number of 8,519 words in his answers — or roughly 38,703 characters. At … More

    Obama Touts Federal Worker Pay Freeze That Isn't

    President Obama offered few concrete proposals for promoting fiscal responsibility during his “Twitter town hall” on Wednesday. One that he did mention was his drive to freeze federal employee salaries, though he offered the measure as an example of an effort to “make these adjustments that are necessary during these … More

    Chicago-Style Politics on Twitter: How the White House Uses Social Media

    President Obama takes questions later today at the first-ever Twitter town hall. This high-profile event is yet another example of the White House’s embrace of social media to communicate directly with Americans But behind the scenes, there’s another story unfolding about the Obama administration’s use of Twitter. For some White … More