Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders proposed a debate between his wife and the spouse of his opponent, Hillary Clinton, in an interview today on MSNBC:
"Just briefly, senator, I wanted to ask you -- one of your opponents, your most prominent opponent, Hillary Clinton, according to her officials [to the Washington Post], they're not going to have former President Bill Clinton campaign for her," said host Andrea Mitchell. "Is that relief for you, or would you rather see him out there?"
"No, I'd love him to be debating my wife, Jane," Sanders said. "She's pretty smart."
White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer said over the weekend that President Obama's entire State of the Union plan would "absolutely not" be passed by Congress. Now the Associated Press is saying that speech's goal is to influence the 2016 presidential election debate.
Democratic senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire couldn't hold back at her debate with Republican challenger Scott Brown. While Brown was giving his closing remarks at a forum in Manchester Sunday, Shaheen interrupted him, eliciting boos from GOP partisans in the crowd.
"She's voting against small business 100 percent of the time, by having a 'zero' rating from the National Federation of Independent Businesses," Brown said, adding that the group had endorsed him.
"A Koch Brothers-funded organization," said a visibly annoyed Shaheen, speaking over the Republican.
Shortly after the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare, the CBO projected that 9 million people would buy Obamacare-compliant insurance through newly established government-run exchanges. Now, after an enrollment period that his administration expanded by about two months—to more than half a year—President Obama says that 8 million people have “signed up” for (but in many cases haven’t actually bought) insurance through those exchanges.
Last week the website for the Atlantic ran a highly instructive report about the extent to which the progressive worldview now dominates the university. The most recent conquest: college debate competitions.
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer Stephen F. Hayes on the recent budget fight and how dragging out the debate about the Ryan-Murray budget deal hampers the ability of conservatives to press forward on the failures of Obamacare.
The boss went on national television this morning and said that Republicans should pass a bill that says, "If you like your current health care plan, you can keep it."
He explained that healthy young people are being forced off their current plans and onto Obamacare, despite a central promise of the president during the Obamacare debate that one would be able to keep his insurance under Obamacare.
News reports from the final debate between Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez conclude that Gomez, a first-time candidate and self-styled "new kind of Republican," delivered a strongperformance.
In a memo sent to fellow Republicans, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama outlines how he plans to change the terms of the budget debate with Democrats. The memo outlines how the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee plans to bring the fight directly to Democrats.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid reiterated on Tuesday his plan to reform the rules of the Senate to weaken the filibuster and strengthen the majority party's power to move legislative debate forward. The Huffington Post reports: