Rep. Steve Israel calls on Republicans to drop talk of impeachment and lawsuits. But he also notes that Democrats raised $1 million in a day on that theme, which could also deliver higher voter turnout in November.
Texas Sen. John Cronyn expects the House of Representatives to pass a 'skinnied down' emergency funding bill this week to help solve the influx of child immigrants from Central America.
Both parties are openly talking about impeachment when, politically speaking, it's going nowhere. The chatter shows how impeachment – or at least talk of it – is evolving as a useful political tool.
At a Monitor breakfast Friday, an Obama aide said that House Speaker John Boehner’s move to sue President Obama has ‘opened the door to Republicans possibly considering impeachment.’
The move could trigger impeachment proceedings against President Obama, said his senior adviser, Dan Pfeiffer. A spokesman for the House speaker called the impeachment comments 'political games.'
The penalty for not buying health insurance by March 31, 2014 was $95 per adult or 1 percent of your income. The tax penalty for 2014 increases to $325 or 2 percent, whichever is higher. On Thursday, officials announced an addendum: 2 percent of your income up to $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.