Month: March 2012

Voinovich: In Defense of No Labels’ ‘No Budget, No Pay’

I was pleased that Norman Ornstein, one of America’s foremost Congressional reform experts, gave credibility in his recent Roll Call article to most of No Labels’ 12-point Make Congress Work! action plan. The goal of No Labels, a bipartisan group, is to get government back on track by adopting 12 simple reforms that would break …

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WHY WE NEED NO LABELS

Let’s face it – partisanship has been with us since the founding of this great country. To deny that fact is intellectually dishonest. Since its earliest days, this republic witnessed opposing interests struggling over important issues. There were Loyalists battling Patriots, agrarians versus commercial interests, Federalists against Anti-Federalists, Jeffersonians versus Hamiltonians, Whigs against Democrats, and …

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NO LABELS MOVEMENT LOOKS TO UNITE ALL SIDES IN POLARIZED POLITICAL CLIMATE

When David Nevins explains his affiliation with No Labels, a nonpartisan, grass-roots movement to reform Congress and promote bipartisanship, his golf buddies respond with skepticism. Yet Nevins, an Estero real estate businessman, holds out hope that No Labels can bring together both major political parties, even in today’s polarized climate. “We can really impact the …

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O’KEEFE: SENATE SHOULD QUICKLY CONFIRM NOMINEES, PANEL SAYS

The Senate should swiftly confirm 150 of the most sensitive presidential appointments within the first 100 days of a new White House administration — and “measuring the drapes” should become the political norm and not a campaign attack line, according to a new blue-ribbon commission. On average, 35 percent of the top 100 political positions …

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