Month: November 2011

Public Blames Congress, Not Obama, For Sour Economy

Congress gets virtually all of the public’s scorn for the sour economy and Washington gridlock in a new poll obtained by Whispers—a finding that supports President Obama’s 2012 reelection strategy of running against Capitol Hill. The non-partisan group “No Labels” also found that virtually all Americans, 94 percent, say congressional inaction is harming the economy. …

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Norquist’s group won’t remove names of House members disavowing tax pledge

Grover Norquist’s group, Americans for Tax Reform, says it will not remove the names of House members who have disavowed its pledge to oppose tax increases. Several Republican lawmakers and one Democrat have told The Hill they no longer feel bound to uphold Norquist’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which many of them signed more than a …

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