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.
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
Boehner Has a Plan. Or Something Like That.
October 10, 2013
House Republican leaders on Thursday morning announced that they have a new proposal and it hews to the outlines media outlets reported overnight.
The Republicans Are Starting to Reek of Desperation
October 03, 2013
House Republican leaders are starting to look pretty desperate.
Don't Blame the Tea Party for the Shutdown. Blame Boehner.
September 30, 2013
For a few brief moments on Monday evening, it looked like House Republicans might finally come to their senses.
The House GOP Is About to Crack Up: Three Theories Why
September 12, 2013
Lots of people think John Boehner has lost control of the House Republican caucus. Apparently John Boehner does, too.
Pelosi's Secret Women's Issue: Minimum Wage
July 18, 2013
Thursday, Nancy Pelosi and other female House Democrats braved the heat on the Capitol steps and rolled out a plan to put working women’s issues in the national spotlight.
Nancy Pelosi and a handful of Democratic colleagues plan to unveil a new policy agenda on Thursday afternoon.
Obama's Tax Hikes Won't Be Nearly Big Enough
December 28, 2012
Republicans want to reduce the size of the federal government, and they won’t take no for an answer. “I just want to shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub,” Grover Norquist famously declared. And in negotiations over the fiscal cliff, they have insisted on cutting spending rather than raising taxes. “The President wants to pretend that spending isn’t the problem,” House Speaker John Boehner has complained. Democrats, for their part, have responded defensively.