May 31, 2020

Kerry’s first challenge: Syria

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Kerry’s first challenge: Syria By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Former Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., used his first trip as Secretary of State to move the dial on U.S. policy toward Syria, and it’s about time. After two years of civil […]

Connecting the Sequester dots

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Connecting the Sequester dots By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – If you listen to the Democrats, the impact of the looming sequester will be dire, damaging military readiness, costing tens of thousands of people their jobs, and denying preschoolers access to […]

Sequestration poker

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Sequestration poker By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – President Obama spent much of Wednesday afternoon in interviews with local TV anchors from states where the defense industry is a major player, and where the economy will suffer if the planned sequester […]

America’s piggy bank

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 America’s piggy bank By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – America has a piggy bank it no longer needs, a piggy bank with sufficient resources to pay for the current fiscal year’s sequestration, albeit a resource unlikely to be used because friends […]

GOP fears their Tea Party Republicans

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 GOP fears their Tea Party Republicans By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Florida’s Republican Senator Marco Rubio’s lunge for water got more attention than anything he said, and that was understandable since he didn’t say much of note. He characterized President […]

Sequestering the sequestors

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Sequestering the sequestors By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Unless one or the other side has a change of heart, the much talked about budget-cutting device of sequestration will kick in on March 1st. It would be far preferable if the […]

Angry Chameleon McCain

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Angry Chameleon McCain By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Watching Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., in his recent public appearances, whether it’s grilling President Obama’s nominee to head the Defense Department, or making the case for immigration reform as a matter of […]