The 2012 Iowa Legislative session came to a close Wednesday with neither side able to brag about many accomplishments. The Democrats’ slim majority in the Senate was able to block the reforms that Republicans were pushing. Specifically, property tax relief failed. GOP efforts to strip taxpayer funding of abortion was removed from the final budget [...]
Republican Sen. Bob Corker could gain a higher profile on the Senate’s foreign relations panel thanks to the defeat of Republican Sen. Richard Lugar in Indiana’s primary election yesterday. Lugar is currently the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, … Continue reading →
Robert Caro, in his great books on Lyndon Johnson, describes an old trick in the U.S. Congress whereby legislators can cast votes without actually showing up. The practice, called live pairing, works like this: A senator or representative who’s for … Continue reading →
The Ron Paul Revolution is in full affect at 621 E. Ninth Street in Des Moines. While the newly elected committee members don’t begin their terms until the end of the Republican state convention in June, major changes are already underway. The Des Moines Register is reporting the Chad Olsen, the Iowa GOP’s respected Executive [...]
“There is nothing as easy as denouncing. It don’t take much to see that something is wrong but it does take some eyesight to see what will put it right again.”
– Will Rogers
A woman in line for coffee has a satchel over her shoulder with the label: Association of Environmental Professionals.
Says snide California’s Capitol correspondent: “Is there an Association of Environmental Amateurs?”
“We’re that too,” she replies.
By David Atkins
Remember Jason Hodge, the corporate-backed Democrat running for California’s 19th Senate District who “doesn’t think you need higher taxes”, running against progressive Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson?
Well, I just got a nice big glossy ma…