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  • Why Obama lied about Obamacare

     
    Friday print column updates (and includes the comments on) an earlier blog post making this same point. We will keep this promise to the American people. If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period.......
  • Pack of lies: How the GOP's phony 'court packing' accusation could backfire

     
    Will it work? Republican critics are accusing President Barack Obama of "court packing" for his effort to fill three vacancies on the 11-judge U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a panel widely considered to be the......
  • Is Charlie Dent a MINO?

     
    I took U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent to task the other day for being on the wrong side of the debate over whether the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- once known as food stamps -- should be cut. Dent voted with......
  • How Much Will the Shutdown Affect October Car Sales?

     
    As Friday's sales numbers near, the auto industry is holding its collective breath to see what effect the federal government shutdown had on auto sales. Signs of the shutdown's impact on the larger economy persist: Moody's economist Mark Zandi said......
  • Consumer Groups Sue Government Over Backup Camera Delay

     
    Consumers Union ??? the lobbying group for Consumer Reports ??? joined the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Kids and Cars Inc. and two parents in filing a lawsuit Wednesday against the Department of Transportation for "unreasonable delay" on a......
  • End it, don't extend it

     
    The 'debt ceiling' is a pointless, dangerous law and should be repealed Wednesday's column The informal metaphor in vogue in Washington this month is "the debt ceiling" — a statutory limit on the money Congress can borrow to pay our......
  • Some people think I'm a jerk for writing about Congressional perks - UPDATED to note Dent deferring pay

     
    Thursday's Watchdog column about Congress getting paid during the government shutdown - and explaining just how much they get paid for not doing their job - touched a few nerves. A World War II veteran left me a phone message......
  • Pictures in the News | September 30, 2013

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Washington, D.C., where tourists walk past the U.S. Capitol as Congress remains gridlocked over legislation to continue funding the federal government. In Southern California: Laker guard Kobe Bryant is surrounded...
  • Lay down your marker: What will the 10th anniversary stories about Obamacare say on Oct. 1, 2023?

     
    Love the idea, hate it or have profoundly mixed feelings, Obamacare will turn 10 years old on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023. Earnest scribes writing for the flexible, portable, digital Tribune that replaced the ink-on-paper product in 2019 will use their......
  • Straight answers on crooked pols

     
    Making sense of our messy laws on when ex-cons can run for office Wednesday's print column News item: As a convicted felon, former West Side Ald. Isaac "Ike" Carothers (right) is barred by law from running again for a seat......
  • ‘March’: Congressman reaches out to youth with civil rights comic

     
    Congressman John Lewis' wrists were restrained behind his back and he was escorted into a police car Tuesday, having been […]...
  • 'We can't make extortion a routine part of our democracy'

     
    So said President Obama yesterday. And I agree. The Republicans are calling for "negotiations," as though both side have some changes they'd like to implement -- some new policies or regulations or tax-code alterations -- and the usual sorts of......