Daily Fix, Aug 16

Race for the White House: *Money, money,money – it’s all about the money. Governor Rick Perry’s fundraising “dash” sparks worries (Politico) while Michele Bachmann’s disclosures show farm subsidies she has repeatedly asserted she never received. LA Times Meanwhile, Obama continues his taxpayer-funded non-campaign bus tour of the midwest, telling his audience “You’ve got to send…

Daily Fix, Aug 15

*Obama takes shots at Congress on his taxpayer-funded Midwest tour. “If they don’t start paying attention,” he told supporters, “then they’re not going to be in office and we will have a new Congress in there that will start paying attention to what is going on all across America.” Um…really? I thought we WERE paying…

Daily Fix, Aug 11

*Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love continues to make waves as she announces the formation of a Congressional Exploratory Committee. Jennifer Scott, former campaign manager for Jason Chaffetz, is advising Mayor Love. I expect her to be a formidable candidate. Daily Herald, Fox 13, DNews *Senator Hatch said a few months ago that “governments have promised…

Daily Fix, Aug 9

*Biggest news of the day – the Wisconsin recall elections trying to flip the Senate back to Dem control were not successful. Four of the 6 challenged Senators retained their seats and Republicans retain control of the Senate. Unions spent eye-popping amounts of money on the elections, but were unsuccessful. Wisconsin voters know they have…

Daily Fix, Aug 8

*S&P downgraded our nation’s credit rating on Friday and the last 72 hours have been filled with polarized, partisan sniping. Why don’t we go straight to the source for the reasons for the downgrade? S&P ratings specialist John Chambers talks about those reasons. *According to Politico, President Barack Obama “came out swinging against S&P on…

Daily Fix, Aug 2

*Last week, Representative Julie Fisher resigned to become the state director of the Department of Community and Culture. There will be a special election to fill the vacancy on August 25th. To date, there are 6 people in the race but the deadline to file is August 18th. Currently running are Carl Downing, Peter Cannon,…

Daily Fix, Aug 1

Oh, do we have a lot of political news to cover. The debt ceiling deal has been all over the news this weekend, so let’s start there. *Speaker Boehner finally cobbled together enough votes to pass a bill through the House, then sent it to the Senate where it promptly died. Leader Reid passed a…

Daily Fix, July28

*In spite of pizza and lots of arm-twisting, House Republicans couldn’t garner the votes to pass the Boehner plan – which is DOA in the Senate. Utah’s Jason Chaffetz is in the group of 2 dozen or so GOP members that are no votes. Matheson is also a no. The Hill, SLTrib *The Wall Street…