7:38 AM, Nov 25, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
New York senator Chuck Schumer will head to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to tell Democrats to "embrace government."
"It’s what we believe in; it’s what unites our party; and, most importantly, it’s the only thing that’s going to get the middle class going again,” the New York Times reports Schumer will say.
Republicans have successfully portrayed government as the source of the country’s ills, he argues, and Democrats need to aggressively counter that sentiment before it sets in too deeply.
“If people don’t believe government can deliver, they’ll follow the Republican path,” he will say. “That leaves the job to Democrats. If we run away from government, the negative misperceptions about it will take root, and even if people support our ideas, they won’t believe government can deliver.”
“We must convince the middle class that the only way out of their morass is by embracing a strong and effective government, not demeaning it or running from it,” he will add.
Schumer will draw lessons from this year's midterm election. “Even this past election — a debacle for Democrats — was not a repudiation of government,” Schumer is expected to say.
UPDATE: Here's video:
3:01 PM, Nov 21, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
In a 2011 blog post titled "There's a New Sheriff in Town," the White House announced that Vice President Joe Biden was spearheading a new "effort to root out wasteful spending at every agency and department in the Federal Government" called the
11:25 AM, Nov 6, 2014 • By JIM SWIFT
When President Obama finally offers his executive action on illegal immigration, the Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is going to get a bit busier.
The EOIR is tasked to "adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation's immigration laws."
'I'm going to squeeze every last little bit of opportunity ... over these last two years'4:21 PM, Nov 5, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama labeled the U.S. government "the most important organization on earth" and said that he'd "squeeze every last little bit of opportunity" from his position as president of the United State over the next two years. Watch here:
8:41 AM, Oct 28, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The federal government is taking New York City to court. "Manhattan U.S. Attorney Files Healthcare Fraud Lawsuit Against Computer Sciences Corp. And The City Of New York For Orchestrating A Multimillion-Dollar Medicaid Billing Fraud Scheme," reads a headline from the Justice Department's press release.
2:04 PM, Oct 27, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The Peter Drucker sallies about how government “can only do two things well: wage war and inflate the currency” is being severely tested. Today, we see this headline, over a piece by Jonathan Spicer of Reuters
Years of politicizing insignificant health threats is undermining the government's Ebola response. 12:08 PM, Oct 27, 2014 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
The states of Illinois, New Jersey, and New York have all issued mandatory Ebola quarantine for certain travelers, and the White House doesn't like this one bit. According to the New York Times these states are being pressured to loosen their quarantine restrictions:
Aides to President Obama also asked other governors and mayors to follow a policy based on science, seeking to stem a steady movement toward more stringent measures in recent days at the state level.
8:04 AM, Oct 27, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
The American public has resisted the metric system for decades, but that has not discouraged the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) from sinking $37,950 into two more episodes of a "motion-comic" video series called "The League of SI Superheroes." (SI stands for International System of Units, the modern metric
A study finds gov't bureaucracy isn't good at listening to the public.9:10 AM, Oct 23, 2014 • By KEVIN R. KOSAR
The American public often rails about bureaucracy. It is not difficult to fathom why. Who amongst us has not fumed while standing in a long line at an understaffed post office? And how many of us have thrown up our hands in frustration at the complexity of income tax instructions and outsourced the work to an accountant?
10:39 AM, Oct 16, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
First time claims came in on the low side. Unexpectedly so. Which seems, paradoxically, predictable.
9:02 AM, Oct 16, 2014 • By KEVIN R. KOSAR
Yesterday’s presentation by the U.S. Treasury was a comical spectacle—at least for those of us with sardonic senses of humor. The good news? The deficit for FY2014 (which ended September 30) was 29 percent lower than the deficit was in FY2013.