The specific numbers may not matter, but the ideas do.
Experts suggest the administration's way forward on campus sexual assault.
The executive order can be a beautiful thing. Use it, Mr. President!
It was his best speech on national security, but it will not quell the controversies.
Republicans are so outraged by the Democrats' use of the "nuclear option," they're threatening to nuke back.
In an interview Thursday with NBC News' Chuck Todd, President Obama apologized to Americans receiving cancellation letters from insurers—and promised to investigate whether his administration could do something to help them. The apology is appropriate. Obama made sweeping promises that he should have qualified or at least explained in more detail. While most people will get to keep their plans next year, some won’t.
But the underlying issue is a real one
Obama's statement was somewhere between an oversimplication and a falsehood. But the hysterical stories missed it.
It has been apparent for some time that Marco Rubio's political skills are less impressive than most people assumed several years ago. During the government shutdown/debt ceiling debacle he was either invisible or confused, ricocheting between extremism and quiet moderation, but at all times appearing like a man who didn't know what to do. In one corner, the business community. In another corner, Tea Party activists who will vote in a 2016 Republican primary. The result: flailing.
The New Republic's Alec MacGillis offers up various reasons why immigration reform has a better chance of passing in the next year than conventional wisdom currently holds. I appreciate his optimism, but immigration is doomed—at least until after the midterm elections.
Three reasons the Democrats won
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.