Frank James http://michiganradio.org en The Lessons Of John Dingell's Departure http://michiganradio.org/post/lessons-john-dingells-departure Nearly every news account Monday of Rep. John Dingell's retirement announcement made mention of his amazing longevity — the Michigan Democrat is the longest-serving member in the history of Congress.<p>While his durability is the stuff of legend, it's also remarkable that an accomplished, heavyweight legislator like Dingell stayed so long into an era of congressional dysfunction.<p>His 58 years of service in the House are no doubt a testament to his love for the institution. Dingell entered Congress in 1955 after winning the seat vacated when his father died. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:18:58 +0000 Frank James 16594 at http://michiganradio.org The Lessons Of John Dingell's Departure Obama Gives Eventual GOP Nominee Taste Of Michigan Campaign Ahead http://michiganradio.org/post/obama-gives-eventual-republican-nominee-taste-michigan-campaign-ahead <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF4l7OqdzGo</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:18:39 +0000 Frank James 6412 at http://michiganradio.org Obama Gives Eventual GOP Nominee Taste Of Michigan Campaign Ahead Obama waited for GOP to reveal deficit-reduction hand before showing his http://michiganradio.org/post/obama-waited-gop-reveal-deficit-reduction-hand-showing-his President Obama, now scheduled to give a major speech Wednesday afternoon at George Washington University on deficit reduction, has been criticized for arriving so late to this particular fiscal-responsibility party.<p>As has been widely noted, the president didn't fully embrace the results of his Simpson-Bowles fiscal reform commission which in December recommended a series of spending cuts, including reforms of both entitlements and taxes, to reduce the nation's deficits.<p>Later, when he introduced his own budget for fiscal year 2012, he didn't offer a comprehensive plan to deal with federa Mon, 11 Apr 2011 18:14:18 +0000 Frank James 2019 at http://michiganradio.org Deal averting shutdown proves compromise is alive, if not well http://michiganradio.org/post/deal-averting-shutdown-proves-compromise-alive-if-not-well Reports of the death of compromise in Washington are greatly exaggerated.<p>That's one important message from the 11th-hour agreement that averted a partial shutdown of the federal government Friday night.<p>"No compromise" has been the rallying cry of the Tea Party movement. Some Republican lawmakers have echoed that.<p>But the agreement reached Friday was the epitome of compromise. Sat, 09 Apr 2011 11:56:06 +0000 Frank James 2002 at http://michiganradio.org Deal averting shutdown proves compromise is alive, if not well