Oh no he didn’t! Speaker John Boehner last night made the first-ever public rejection of a Presidential request to address a Joint Session of Congress. If these two can’t compromise on scheduling, is there any hope for a bipartisan jobs plan? Now Obama’s base is frustrated that the White House folded, and the GOP has come off as petty. And it... read more
President Obama has yielded to House Speaker John Boehner, agreeing to move his big jobs speech before a joint session of Congress to Thursday. Initially, the president proposed doing it on Wednesday -- the same night as the msnbc Republican Presidential Debate at the Reagan Library. Boehner publicly rejected the president's proposal -- the... read more
Tomorrow in New Jersey, the strongest law in the nation regarding bullying goes into effect.Within one day of a bullying incident, principals must begin an investigation, and twice a year, superintendents must provide reports to Trenton detailing all episodes. Getting lots of attention is that in one district, East Hanover, Crimestoppers will... read more
Game on! President Obama set the date for his jobs plan announcement… for exactly the same time as the NBC/Politico Republican Debate, a week from today at 8 PM. Well, we said “Go big or go home,” didn’t we? And this is a big, bold move. His formal request to the Speaker’s office was met with an equally formal reply. In short, Boehner’s... read more
by Hardball guest host Michael SmerconishLet me finish tonight with Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and her tendency to commit gaffes on the campaign trail. Her public pronouncements made waves yet again over the weekend, this time in Florida.She said "I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the... read more
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