Obama Budget Week

Obama Budget Week — On Monday, February 1 President Obama will submit his fiscal year 2011 budget to Congress. SUNDAY, January 31, 2010 04:00 PM – Peter Orszag media conference call...

SoU: Flip Video Cam Ultra HD

Love technology. Love it. I bought a Flip Video Camera Ultra HD last week. I made this little piece practicing around with it in Statuary Hall after the State of the Union.  I don’t feel...

Can’t Get a Msg to Obama? Join the Club

Rep. G.K. Butterfield greets Pres. Obama HAMPTON ROADS, VA — Many Republicans brought up the problem of a lack of communication between themselves and President Obama.  Little do they realize the...

Answering the C-SPAN Question

Rep. Jason Chaffetz Answering Rep. Jason Chaffetz: What is true, there’s no doubt about it, is that once it got through the committee process and there were now a series of meetings taking...

1 versus 140

One vs. One forty. One part debate. One part press conference (with the Republicans playing the role of press). The Republican retreat where we have President Obama going up against the talking...

Florida Asks Haitians for Insurance Card

Keep in mind as you read this that the Hope for Haiti telethon raised $57 million alone.  Imagine how much cash other efforts have brought in. NYT: The U.S. has suspended its medical evacuations...

President Applies Smackdown

We all love transparency and here it is — the Q&A at the GOP issues conference. Just as fellow budget committee member Rep. Bobby Scott made Rep. Jeb (Jim?) Hensarling of Texas appear foolish...

Got Backbone!

The Republicans has a special guest at their issues conference and he made himself right at home.  A little bit too right at home.  He was comfortable alright.  Comfortable, fast and smart. You...

CBC Meets with Obama

As you can see by the photos I made Wednesday night and posted yesterday several members of the Congressional Black Caucus met briefly with President Obama on his way down the aisle. Those CBCers...

Payne Elected Board Chair

Donald Payne was elected to be chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Board yesterday.  He takes the place of Kendrick Meek who is running for Senate in Florida. Payne has...

House vs. Senate

One of the more amusing moments of the State of the Union was heard when the Senate referred to the Senate’s need to get moving on a jobs bill sent over by the House on December 16, 2009. ...

Members Froze on Freeze

If you really needed to entertain yourself and you were me, you looked at certain members of Congress in the chamber when the President mentioned the proposal to enact a three year spending...

We Will Not Walk Away From…

…what was that we were talking about for five months straight? We will not walk away from health care? Is that what President Obama said last night?