The phrase dates back to 1895, when writer Finley Peter Dunne used it as a quote from his fictional character Mr. Dooley, an Irishman who pontificated on the day’s issues from a Chicago pub. Pundits and politicians keep it alive because it still fits the times.
Part 4 of 4: Jason Grumet of the Bipartisan Policy Center suggests cutting down on the time spent fundraising, doing away with the 'toothpick rule,' and revamping the primary system.
Tension and gridlock have defined dealings between President Obama and Congress ever since Republicans took control of the House in 2010. Yet big issues, including immigration and weak job growth, remain unresolved.
Senate Democrats have proposed closing over a dozen tax 'loopholes' as part of a budget package. Gleckman examines how closing these 'loopholes' could be beneficial to the budget but why it's unlikely to happen.
The Affordable Care Act was duly enacted by a majority of both houses of Congress, signed into law by the President, and even upheld by the Supreme Court. Re-publicans repealing it by de-funding it undermines that democratic process.
A flag-bearer of the new Republican Party this week found common ground with one of the most liberal Senate Democrats. But, strangely, there wasn't a hint of outrage.