“For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.”

And the rest of the country shall suffer from the whirlwind they unleash in mid November when they shut down the government and possibly wreck the economy.

The next Republican House speaker will face pressure not to compromise with Democrats, but a spending deadline looms next month.

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The Onion’s customary accuracy

WASHINGTON?Digging in for what could become a weeks-long battle, Democratics and Republicans in Congress reportedly began sparring Thursday over whether Judge Unnamed Black Woman was qualified for the Supreme Court. ?I?m shocked that President Biden, who was elected to office with the promise that he would bridge?

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The Real Courts, Rule of Law Act of 2022

The law’s title imples that the current immigration courts aren’t real courts. Quite so. I do have one quibble. The proposed bill calls for the Appellate Division to be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate and for the trial level judges to appointed by the Appellate Division. It would be better (and less likely to lead to future conflict) to have all of the judges appointed by the Courts Of Appeal (as is the case with bankruptcy judges). In any case, independent immigration courts are a much needed reform.

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A game of chicken

Who will blink first? The cynic in me suspects that neither party wants a default unless, of course, the blame falls squarely and unequivocally on the other party (in which case, let the bad times roll!). One fact that Republicans conveniently overlook is that every time we approach the debt limit, it’s because of past spending, not current borrowing. So the Trump tax cuts are at least part of the reason we’re approaching the brink. Here‘s one fanciful solution to the crisis.

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