Daily Archive for November 15th, 2012
Sen. Coburn thinks we can trim Pentagon spending — like the beef jerky research and study of tweeters’ slang
Tom Coburn, the Republican senator from Oklahoma, sees things a little differently from his colleagues on the right. He thinks the Department of Defense could save at least $67.9 billion over a decade by making cuts to DOD expenses that actually have very little to do with defense.
Superstorm Sandy kept Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy busy. But you might not know it from the national media coverage. A new survey released today found that Connecticut got only a fraction of the national attention paid to its larger neighbors, New York and New Jersey. And the state’s Democratic governor got only a tiny fraction Read More
Despite leading the GOP to a net loss of two seats in last week’s election, National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair John Cornyn earned himself a promotion and is poised to take on the roll of minority whip in the upcoming Congress. In a frank interview with POLITICO, Cornyn ascribed part of the blame to himself [...]
Is it fair game to ask Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi whether she’s too old to go for the job again? Pelosi, the House Representative from San Francisco, is 72 years old. Her two deputies, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer is 73 and her Assistant Leader, James Clyburn is 72. Politico today characterized Pelosi’s response [...]