The bottom didn’t fall out for Republicans in this week’s House special election to replace newly-minted CIA Director Mike Pompeo, but a yellow caution light is definitely flashing for the GOP.
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For those of us who revere Congress and, in my case, particularly the Senate, having first worked there as an intern 44 years ago, these are sad times. Partisanship is strangling what was long a functioning and effective institution, whose slow pace was in keeping with its claim to be the world’s greatest deliberative body. Republicans acted shamefully last year by...
If you could be a fly on the wall eavesdropping on a meeting these days, only one would be more interesting than the brainstorming sessions that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan are having with their respective leadership teams. It would be the meeting at which White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and his legislative-affairs...
Soon after Donald Trump was elected president it became strikingly clear that these would be no ordinary times, to borrow the title from Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during World War II. Any comparison with the Roosevelts ends there, but the conclusion that there would be no normal days is even more true now than it appeared four months...
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