December 3, 2013 In terms of enacting laws, the current Congress is on course to be the least productive in modern times. Some House members think the lack of legislative activity is a positive development.
October 30, 2013 A dysfunctional website is one thing. But Democrats must now also deal with how they defend President Obama's oft-repeated talking point about keeping existing coverage.
October 16, 2013 The two Democrats played the routine where one officer offers the suspect a cup of coffee and the other smacks it from the suspect's lips. Reid, of course, is the smacker.
October 15, 2013 Day 15 of the government shutdown had a promising beginning, marked by a bipartisan proposal from Senate leaders to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. But those hopes were quickly dashed.
October 10, 2013 On Day 10 of the government shutdown, Speaker John Boehner proposed a six-week debt ceiling extension hours before a group of House GOP leaders were to sit down with the president at the White House. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rejected the notion out of hand.
October 7, 2013 Speaker Boehner insists there aren't enough House votes to pass a spending bill that has no strings attached... A GOP congressman likened the Republican situation to how the Confederate Army stumbled into the Battle of Gettysburg... Which Boehner will we see this week?
October 4, 2013 The day centered on a quote attributed to an unnamed source. But one thing President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner could agree on: Nobody's winning in Washington.
October 3, 2013 The GOP-led House passed a bill to temporarily fund the National Guard and Reserve, one of the series of smaller spending bills they've used to try to shift blame for the shutdown to Democrats. The Senate, controlled by Democrats, rebuffed it.
October 2, 2013 The second day of the government shutdown found President Obama in talks with congressional leaders at the White House. Elsewhere, conservative activists were busy targeting House Republicans who appeared ready to break ranks.
October 1, 2013 Day 1 of the federal government shutdown, 2013 edition, was business as usual, at least when it came to each side trying to win the public relations fight.
October 1, 2013 Democrats appeared to have the initial public opinion advantage on the shutdown. A new Quinnipiac poll found 72 percent opposed to a government shutdown to stop the Affordable Care Act.
September 30, 2013 As a government shutdown looms, the fiscal battles pit against each other two old veterans of Washington's partisan-wars, Sen. Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner... Don't call this gridlock ... The GOP civil war
September 27, 2013 A political journalist tells congressional Republicans to pull the trigger on a government shutdown and debt default... Speaker Boehner's attempt to placate his House GOP caucus' hardliners fails ... Someone goes cute and furry to sell Obamacare.
September 26, 2013 Tea Party backed senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah got into a rhetorical fight with fellow Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who accused them of grandstanding.
July 24, 2013 In an odd way, Rep. Steve King could actually wind up helping Republican members of Congress who want to overhaul immigration laws.