The New York Times Was Wrong: The Senate Is Still an Old Boys' Club
October 18, 2013
The New York Times story earlier this week on how “Senate Women Lead in Effort to Find Accord,” about a group of five women senators, left a bad taste in my mouth.
How Obama, Reid, and Pelosi Stopped Republican Extortion
October 17, 2013
It’s over. The Senate voted yes. The House voted yes. President Obama signed the bill and, on Thursday, the federal government is open for business again.
The Republicans May Lose, But So Will You
October 15, 2013
Americans who want jobs or mortgages will suffer because John Boehner didn't have the guts to stiff the Tea Party
Tick, Tick, Tick... Is This Boehner's Last Ransom Note?
October 15, 2013
Democrats and Republicans in the Senate have nearly completed a deal that would reopen the government and increase the Treasury Department's debt ceiling. President Obama has signalled his support, as have Democratic leaders in the House.
Senate Republicans Don't Get It: The Democrats Aren't Bluffing
October 13, 2013
Mitch McConnell, leader of the Senate Republicans, approached Democrats with a new offer over the weekend: He and his colleagues would vote to open the government and increase its borrowing authority, as long as Democrats would agree to accept the de
Thank God Joe Biden Has Been Marginalized in the Shutdown Standoff
October 08, 2013
Politico reports today that Joe Biden, who led President Obama's negotiations in last winter's "fiscal cliff" standoff, has been noticeably absent during the showdowns over the government shutdown and the debt ceiling.
The Republicans Are Starting to Reek of Desperation
October 03, 2013
House Republican leaders are starting to look pretty desperate.
United Democrats Stand, Divided Republicans Fall
October 01, 2013
A little while ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid arrived at an event on Capitol Hill and got a huge applause from some fellow Democrats. That probably doesn’t seem surprising. Reid has always been popular with members of his caucus.
The Winners—and One Big Loser—of the Filibuster Fight
July 16, 2013
As you’ve heard or read by now, perhaps from my colleague Alec MacGillis, the big standoff over presidential nominations and the filibuster is over.