Posted: Wed, 12/11/2013 - 01:49 |
Negotiations to make sure Iran doesn't build a nuclear weapon got a boost Tuesday when a South Dakota senator agreed to administration pleas to hold off passage of new sanctions.
Sen. Tim Johnson (D), chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, announced he would hold off bringing to a vote new sanctions legislation following conversations with President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.
Posted: Fri, 12/06/2013 - 20:57 |
Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum this week compared himself to Nelson Mandela and likened the struggle against apartheid to Republican efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act. Both, he said, are about opposing "injustice."
But that doesn't mean Santorum was on the same side as the late South African leader in opposing apartheid. He apparently praised Mandela's struggle for freedom because everyone else is doing so this week, but apparently he had problems with Mandela's goals.
Posted: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 10:16 |
We celebrate two important holidays on the same day this week, both with strong Jewish traditions that can be summed up in two words: freedom and food. You know the story of the Jewish people in three sentences: They tried to kill us. We won. Let's eat.
Posted: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 11:50 |
Barack Obama's presidency is in deep trouble, his signature legislative achievement is floundering and our friends, allies and enemies have the impression his administration is confused and in disarray.
And the worst part of all this tzoris is that despite their best (or worst) efforts, Republicans had little or nothing to do with it -- Obama is the victim of self-inflicted wounds.
Posted: Fri, 11/22/2013 - 00:35 |
You can ignore the Republican crocodile tears about the end of bipartisanship in the Senate after Democrats invoked the so-called "nuclear option" Thursday to limit the use of filibusters. There never was any. Bipartisanship ended long ago when GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell vowed to make sure Barack Obama's presidency failed and proceeded to put that into practice by blocking as much of the administration's agenda as he could.