Dems Begin Triage Plans

By: Thursday January 30, 2014 8:25 am

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.


Congressional Vote on #Syria Whip Count, Sept 11 – Bombing for Peace

By: 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.

Congressional Vote on Syria Whip Count, Sept 6: What Happens When Nancy Pelosi Drops the Pimp Hand?

By: 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.

Congressional Vote on Syria Whip List, Wednesday September 4

By: 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.

House Group Seems Unlikely to Reach Immigration Reform Deal

By: 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.

Obama Sides With GOP Against Reid in Battle Over Nuclear Regulator

By: 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.

Seems Like Only Yesterday When Investigations Were “Partisan Witch Hunts”

By: Monday January 3, 2011 10:30 am

Apparently, it’s only “partisan” and a “witch hunt” when the targets of the investigation are Republicans.

To Open Congress, House Republicans Will Read Constitution Aloud, Ignore the Parts They Hate

By: Thursday December 30, 2010 10:45 am

There’s nothing wingnuts love more than meaningless political theater.

Compare and Contrast: How the White House Deals with Mitch McConnell vs. House Democrats

By: Thursday December 9, 2010 10:40 am

Funny how Republicans never get told, “Take it or leave it.”

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