Obama’s $8 billion trick? Campaigning with your tax dollars

The administration is temporarily restoring funds to Medicare Advantage so seniors don’t lose coverage before the election.

Benjamin E. Sasse & Charles Hurt The New York Post 4/23/2012

Call it President Obama’s Committee for the Re-Election of the President — a political slush fund at the Health and Human Services Department.

Only this isn’t some […]

Maxine Waters ethics case: 6 committee members recuse selves

Richard Simon The Los Angeles Times 2/17/2012

The tumultuous ethics case against Rep. Maxine Waters, one of Los Angeles’ most enduring politicians, took another strange turn Friday as six members of the House Ethics Committee recused themselves from considering the charges against her.

Committee Chairman Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) said that all five of the panel’s […]

Barney Frank to Retire From Congress

Jessica Taylor NationalJournal 11/28/2011

Rep. Barney Frank, one of the most influential liberal lawmakers of his generation, announced that he is not seeking a 17th term in Congress next year, his office said in a statement. Frank will make his announcement at the Newton City Hall this afternoon.

The Massachusetts Democrat, first elected in 1980, […]

Obama Fishing Czar Divides Democrats

Why John Kerry and Barney Frank are lining up against the administration’s “catch share” policy

Ira Stoll Reason Magazine 10/24/2011

The next battle over President Obama’s job-killing regulations may take place on the Atlantic Coast, where fishermen, and the senators and congressmen who represent them, are voicing mounting frustration at the Obama administration’s “catch-share” rules […]

Video: Presidential leadership failure, then and now

Ed Morrissey HotAir.com 7/30/2011

Americans for Prosperity will spend $1 million to put this 30-second spot on television that contrasts the debt-limit philosophies of Barack Obama and, er … Barack Obama. When Obama was safely ensconced as a backbencher in the US Senate, raising the debt ceiling in 2006 (to $8.95 trillion) was “a sign […]

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Plan Yet Another House of Cards

Adam Berkland Human Events 7/19/2011

With a $154 billion bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac thus far, and regulators estimating the need for billions more, lawmakers in Washington have finally begun debate on how to wind down these two failed mortgage giants. While there is widespread agreement that they must be eliminated gradually to […]