Yesterday, H.R. 1473 had no trouble passing and the government will remain funded for the remainder of 2011. However, at least from the conservative perspective, several Virginia Republicans could not vote for the bill, including Reps. Scott Rigell, Randy Forbes, Robert Hurt, and Morgan Griffith. They joined well-known fiscal hawks such as Michele Bachmann, Marsha […]
Podcast 113 interviews E.W. Jackson, candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. We also talk federal budget and why Republicans almost fell on their swords for nothing.
It amazes me what captivates political reporters for the Washington Post sometimes, but idle speculation about one of the state’s leading liberal bloggers, Ben Tribbett, and whether or not he is or isn’t running for public office, seems to have caught some sort of fascination today at the WaPO. If Tribbett runs, he’ll be the […]
On this week’s podcast edition of “The Score” radio show, Scott Lee interviews Jim Bacon, the leading light behind Bacon’s Rebellion and author of “Boomergeddon,” who discusses the budget proposal from Rep. Paul Ryan to restraint federal spending. Jim takes it “very seriously,” and believes other Republicans are “scared of it,” but will it be […]
There’s an old saying: “Know when to pick your battles.” On Friday, facing a government shutdown, Rep. Scott Rigell (VA-2) decided to pick his and vote against the continuing resolution (funding government through this week and cutting an additional $2 billion from the budget). The CR was a brokered deal between Speaker of the House […]
George Allen has been peppered with questions all weekend long by the media, and his GOP senate nomination opponent Jamie Radtke, to be clear about his position regarding the latest budget negotiations. Katie Wright, Allen’s communications director, responded to Bearing Drift’s query by saying, “Like several other conservatives, in the end Gov. Allen would have […]
Speaker John Boehner continues to push the pros of the current budget deal as a set up for Rep. Paul Ryan’s $5 trillion cuts. From his website today: The spending cut agreement announced last week undermines the job-crushing health care law in at least six ways as Republicans continue to fight for its full […]
Would you want a school principal to determine which lunch option is better for your child? Just think about it for a second. You are the parent, and you prepare food for your child on a daily basis, meals that are nutritious for the most part. You send your child to school with a packed […]