Chuck Schumer Slams Liberal Blogs, Analyzes Ted Cruz, and Explains How He Helped Elect Elizabeth Warren
Interview: The New York Senator on Ted Cruz, Elizabeth Warren, and Wall Street
A recent Senate vote is good news for those who care about tolerance
When the government reopens, shut this stuff down
If architecture is, as Goethe put it, frozen music, then which classical opus is suspended within the granite semicircle of Washington’s National World War II memorial?
Senate leaders are near an agreement that would re-open the government and increase the debt ceiling. According to multiple media reports—and since confirmed by TNR sources—the funding would last through January 15, the debt ceiling through February 7.
In 2007, then-Congressman Edward Markey couldn't make it to Bali, Indonesia to speak at a conference on climate change, so he created an avatar on Second Life to deliver his remarks instead. While he spoke into a microphone in Washington, D.C., his animated likeness orated from a computer screen at the Bali conference.
It has become glaringly obvious over the past couple months that President Obama wants to nominate Larry Summers to become the next chair of the Federal Reserve. According to CNBC’s John Harwood, Obama feels he “owes” Summers for his willingness to serve the country during the first-term response to the Great Recession.
What to expect from Senator Cory Booker
It’s more Paul Ryan than Paul Wellstone.
Tuesday's hearing on Syria at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee made for good theater. Secretary of State John Kerry was quite effective. The senators’ questions were polite, but also pointed. If I had to guess how the committee will vote on a resolution authorizing military action crafted by chairman Bob Menendez and ranking Republican Bob Corker, I’d say it will win a large majority of the 18 senators.
Focusing on the House is a better strategy. Here's why
In the ensuing fourteen months, Democrats and their assorted allies will spend tens of millions of dollars to protect their razor-thin majority in the United States Senate. The Kentucky race alone—to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell—could cost the parties in excess of $100 million, according to some estimates. In other competitive contests, outside spending could easily exceed that benchmark.
Democrats are in danger of getting disappointed in Kentucky, where early poll numbers belie McConnell's big advantages. If people are really buying Wendy Davis and a "blue Texas," Democrats might be doubly disappointed. Where Democrats could end up pleasantly surprised is Georgia.