Another week begins and everyone, from Paula Deen to our old pals at Fox & Friends, are trying to turn over a new leaf. In Washington, however, “it’s déjà vu all over again” as a series of deadlines comes into view that could spell big trouble between the White House and Republicans who control the House of Representatives. Speaker John Boehner tells the Capitol Hill press corps that he is “well aware” of those deadlines and that his colleagues are on the case. But President Obama tells George Stephanopoulos that “the problem we have” is a faction of Republicans who simply will not work with him to solve the nation’s problems.
The more things change, as they say, the more they stay the same.