The longest serving member of Congress is going to retire. 87 year-old Rep. John Dingell (D-Michigan 12th) is not going to seek re-election. One reason Dingell is stepping down (besides age) is because he thinks Congress basically sucks.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday January 11, 2011 1:25 pm|
A more obvious conclusion is that Rep. Pete King (R-NY) isn’t all that serious about gun control at all; he wants to propose something with no chance of becoming law to counteract the legislation, from Carolyn McCarthy (who’s from his neighboring district on Long Island), that would ban high-capacity magazine clips. I suspect this has more to do with local New York politics than anyone thinks. And of course, “independent” Mike Bloomberg is giving King a high-profile assist.
|By: emptywheel Sunday March 21, 2010 8:35 am|
John Dingell says he is going to try to persuade Stupak to drop his efforts to sink healthcare with his anti-choice efforts.