Check out moments where teammates haven’t trusted each other. Like in Washington, in sports a lack of trust can have serious consequences.
PROBLEM-SOLVING BETWEEN BRANCHES: Rep. Jim Cooper of Tennessee writes for the No Labels blog that friendships across the aisle and between branches of the government--like that of President Ronald Reagan and Speaker Tip O’Neill--just don’t exist anymore. That’s why we want the president to meet with opposition leaders at least four times a year. Our government can only work with proper communication between all our leaders: Rep. Jim Cooper for No Labels: Regular Meetings Between the President and Congress
FIXING HEALTH CARE: However you feel about the healthcare ruling, No Labels Co-Founder Dave Walker argues that the next step is to have an 'adult conversation' about health care. He proposes a four-point plan centered around focusing on needs not wants, moving toward evidence-based care, creating a federal budget for health care, and increasing individual responsibility for health care costs: Dave Walker forPOLITICO: Time for real health care reform and Dave Walker on MSNBC's The Cycle
WILL CONGRESS GET IT DONE? Congress has a number of important bills left to debate, yet time is running out. With the House only in session for seven more weeks until Election Day, there’s not much time to reconcile bills with the Senate or even to come to a consensus within each chamber. Members of Congress will have to put problem-solving first if they hope to accomplish anything before the end of the session: Russell Berman for The Hill: Congress faces slim window to pass bills
BEYOND IDEOLOGY: While both sides of the aisle have been quick to either praise or scrutinize Chief Justice Roberts, many have forgotten the obligation he has the the court. "Why did he do it? Because he carries two identities. Jurisprudentially, he is a constitutional conservative. Institutionally, he is chief justice and sees himself as uniquely entrusted with the custodianship of the court’s legitimacy, reputation, and stature," journalist Charles Krauthammer said: Howard Kurtz for The Daily Beast: The Media Man-Crush on John Roberts, Conservative Who Saved Obamacare
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STAT OF THE DAY: Consumer confidence fell 15.8 points after the fight over the debt ceiling in 2011. For comparison purposes, after the Lehman Brothers collapse, consumer confidence fell by 15 points. After the September 11 attacks, consumer confidence fell by 8.8 points: David Grant for The Christian Science Monitor: Is Congress to blame for a downshifting US economy?