Month: October 2012

MAKE THE PRESIDENCY WORK!

By Jonathan Miller Promises, promises. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney are certainly making plenty of them. Recent experience, however, suggests they will have a hard time keeping many of their promises. It’s not because either is intentionally lying (all the time); but rather, it’s because gridlock, obstructionism and hyper-partisanship have become the rule …

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NO BUDGET, NO PAY: THE LONG-SHOT LEGISLATION THAT MANY VOTERS WANT

By Elizabeth Flock At a town hall of more than 200 registered voters in Springfield, Va., last weekend, the audience wanted to talk about thing: withholding pay from lawmakers if they don’t pass a federal budget. The so-called “No Budget No Pay” started with No Labels, a group that says it wants to end the infighting …

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A TIME FOR GOVERNING

By Mark McKinnon Most of the commentary about the first presidential debate focused on what it will mean for the two candidates on Election Day. But its just as important to consider what the debate means for America and whether those campaign themes will remain in tonight’s vice presidential debate and beyond. And if Barack …

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