Published on TheHill.com on January 27, 2015
The high-profile battle over congressional efforts to extend and strengthen sanctions against Iran if it fails to dismantle its nuclear weapons program has ominous implications for Hillary Clinton’s likely candidacy for the White House.
President Obama continued his war on private and nonprofit colleges this week with his State of the Union proposal to end the tax free status of withdrawals from 529 college funds. As a result, were his bill to pass, taxpayers would face full taxation when they take their money out to pay for their children’s’ college.
In an effort to scare other potential Democratic candidates out of the race, Hillary’s donors and bundlers are boasting that they will overwhelm the nation with the most massive financial coffer ever assembled for an American political campaign.
President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron both missed the point in their characterization of the terror attacks in Europe.
Obama was way off the mark calling it “violent extremism” “terrorism” but studiously avoiding the mention of Islam.
Published on TheHill.com on January 20, 2015
The next time you run into Hillary Clinton, ask her how she feels about President Obama’s tax proposals in his State of the Union speech. Does she want to raise the capital gains tax to 28 percent? How about the fee on financial institutions?
Amid the fierce partisan debate over everything from health care to terrorism, we ought to pause from time to time and reassess when one party has been proven right and the other incorrect in their policy choices.
The current decline in gasoline prices at the pump to the $2 level offers a good case in point.
All the focus is on the three major center-right candidates: Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, and Chris Christie. By jumping out early, each is laying his particular claim to portions of their common base of donors, consultants, party leaders, and voters.
Q. What use is a pile of vetoes?
A. Enough to win the next election.
The seminal moment President Clinton’s move to the center came on April 7, 1995 in a speech to the Newspaper Editors and Publishers in Dallas where he proclaimed that he was not elected president to amass a “pile of vetoes.”
Hillary, Bush, and Romney — the three front runners — each find their candidacies greeted with a widespread response of “not again!” Voters wonder if we don’t have someone better than a retread Romney, yet another Bush, or Hillary Clinton.
Published on TheHill.com on January 13, 2015
The minute that she heard about the march against terrorism in Paris, Hillary Clinton should have hopped on one of her Wall Street friends’ private jets and rushed to France.
Think of the photo op and its political meaning.