The President is unpopular and midterm elections with their older turnout tend to favor Republicans. It is still possible things could change dramatically in the next few months but it looks like Republicans have collectively decided to stop shooting themselves in the foot.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday September 11, 2013 7:36 am|
The President’s speech last night sounded like it was the product of a speechwriter’s war, where everyone was so anxious to get their own digs in they lost sight of the fact that the parts didn’t really all fit together. But as we start Day 10 of our whip count, we’ll see if any members of Congress found it persuasive.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday September 6, 2013 6:50 am|
As we begin Day 5 of our whip effort, the dynamics that will shape a final House vote are starting to become clear.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday September 4, 2013 1:30 pm|
House leadership tried to create the illusion of “momentum” yesterday with John Boehner and Eric Cantor coming out in favor of authorizing the use of force with Syria, as well as Xavier Becerra and Chris Van Hollen putting aside their concerns about “boots on the ground” and jumping on board.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday June 5, 2013 4:00 pm|
A bipartisan group of House members have been working for months to reach an immigration reform deal but it looks like their efforts won’t pay off.
|By: Gregg Levine Friday April 20, 2012 2:30 pm|
In a move that could be seen as election-year expedience, a friendly nod to the nuclear industry, or a sign of a coming battle with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), the Obama administration announced Thursday that it would nominate Kristine Svinicki for a second term on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Reid had gone public just a day earlier with his objections to Commissioner Svinicki getting another five-year appointment when her tenure expires at the end of June.
|By: Blue Texan Tuesday January 4, 2011 10:30 am|
With Republicans, it’s always austerity for thee — not for me.
|By: Blue Texan Monday January 3, 2011 10:30 am|
Apparently, it’s only “partisan” and a “witch hunt” when the targets of the investigation are Republicans.
|By: Blue Texan Thursday December 30, 2010 10:45 am|
There’s nothing wingnuts love more than meaningless political theater.
|By: Blue Texan Thursday December 9, 2010 10:40 am|
Funny how Republicans never get told, “Take it or leave it.”