Shutdown Will Interrupt Capitol Sanitation; Another Reminder of Dem Failure on DC Statehood

By: Friday April 8, 2011 4:59 pm

If the federal government shuts down, it will affect a great many people around the country, but the burden will fall extremely hard on the citizens of Washington, DC, who will watch their city get filthy as trash pick-up and street cleaning, along with many basic services, are suspended as a result. From NBC Washington: [...]

By Greater than Two-to-One, Americans Want Jobs, Not Spending Cuts

By: Wednesday March 23, 2011 10:16 am

CBS News has released a new poll and, not surprisingly, with official unemployment around nine percent, it found that an overwhelming 51 percent of Americans said jobs/economy is the most important problem facing the country. By comparison, the national debt comes in second with a mere seven percent of Americans saying it is the most [...]

Dear Congress, Almost No One Knows or Cares About Your Kabuki

By: Thursday December 23, 2010 6:48 pm

It’s Christmas time, and I’m surrounded by family. Like with almost any large family gathering, the conversation eventually turns to polite questions about work. The family knows I write about politics, so, over the course of several days, I tend to have a brief conversation about Congress and politics with each member of the family. [...]

Why Should I Care? Leaders Lack Good Reasons to Vote For Democrats – or Against Republicans

By: Wednesday September 8, 2010 6:45 pm

There is great concern that the Republicans will take control of the House of Representatives and even possibly the Senate in the 2010 elections. While most prognosticators are predicting huge wins for the Republican Party, their current seat deficit is so great that if they do win back the majority in the House, it will [...]

Likely Voters Favor GOP by Unprecedented 13 Points

By: Tuesday September 7, 2010 1:49 pm

The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll (PDF) is really, really bad news for Democrats less than two months out from the election. While Democrats trail Republicans by only two percentage points among registered voters, 45-47, they are losing by 13 points among likely voters. That is a massive lead for Republicans. For a comparison, right [...]

America to Congress: Start Packing Your Bags

By: Tuesday July 13, 2010 4:56 pm

More than ever, Americans are looking for someone new to replace their current member of Congress, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll (PDF). From ABC News: Registered voters by 62-26 percent are inclined to look around for someone new for Congress rather than to re-elect their current representative–the broadest anti-incumbency on record in [...]

New Poll Shows Record Low Approval of Congress

By: Thursday April 8, 2010 11:03 am

A new Gallup poll shows record levels of disapproval with most current members of Congress. When asked “Do most members of Congress deserve re-election,” only 28% responded “yes,” while 65% said “no.” That is lower than the previous record 29% set in 1992, and with a much wider gap between Yes and No than seen [...]

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