Watch No Labels Co-Founder Mark McKinnon discuss No Labels' newly unveiled plan Make the Presidency Work! on the June 17th edition of Morning Joe.
July 17, 2012 | in No Labels, Morning Joe, Make the Presidency Work
In today's Problem-Solver's Daily, Congress wasn't always hated, Mark McKinnon discusses our Make the Presidency Work! action plan, and possible defense cuts are being used for politics.
In today's Problem-Solver's Daily, Governors urge Congress to work, presidential candidates are avoiding answers to real questions, and Washington's inability to work is hurting the Postal Service.
Yesterday The New York Times' Peter Baker wrote about the No Labels Make the Presidency Work! action plan. Now, No Labels has launched the Make the Presidency Work! site, where you can add your name to those calling for reform, contact the presidential candidates asking them to support the plan, and learn more about each reform idea
The New York Times features the No Labels Make the Presidency Work! action plan, explaining that the reforms could “cut through some of the institutional obstacles to decisive leadership that have challenged President Obama and his recent predecessors, while also erecting structures to foster more bipartisanship, transparency and responsiveness.
HOLDING CONGRESS ACCOUNTABLE: The Fix Congress Now Caucus formally asked the Committee on House Administration to hold a hearing on No Budget, No Pay. With broad bipartisan and popular support, a formal hearing is the first step toward passing this bill and holding Congress accountable to the American people.
Senate Democrats and House Republicans are in disagreement over the spending totals for the proposed national budget. With a polarizing election coming in November, it is all but certain that no budget will be agreed upon until January.
GRIDLOCK IN WASHINGTON: In the next four months the dueling realities of the Democrats and the Republicans will only become more starkly divided. Darrell West notes that instead of negotiating, political leaders "are talking past one another because they are playing to their particular base."