That Imminent Immigration Bill May Not Be So Imminent

Some pretty big news that came out of the Republican retreat last week about immigration. More than seven months after the Senate passed its own bill on overhauling the nation’s immigration laws, Speaker John Boehner indicated that there was some movement among the House Republicans on the issue.  Boehner and the GOP had steadfastly refused …

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Waxman Departure Marks End Of Watergate Dem Class Of 1974

And then there was none. The announcement on Thursday (1/30) that Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) will retire after this year means that the Democratic House class of 1974 — the group of 75 Democratic “Watergate babies” who came to Congress in the election of November 1974 — will be no longer.  Waxman and his fellow …

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Add Oklahoma To List Of Top Ten Senate Primaries

Those of us who love to curl in front of our computers, with popcorn and Twizzlers in hand, to observe internecine political battles — primary fights among Republicans or Democrats — lost a potential doozy earlier this month when Liz Cheney ended her challenge to GOP Sen. Mike Enzi in Wyoming. But we were rescued …

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Dems, Needing Win In Florida Special, Hope It Will Be Sign Of 2014 House Comeback

A special congressional election is on the horizon, in Florida’s 13th District, which has been vacant since the October death of Rep. C.W. Bill Young.  At the time Young was the longest serving Republican in the House, having first been elected in 1970. But there have been some major demographic shifts in the CD in …

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For Christie, 2016 May Be A Bridge To Nowhere

He was the man of the year, winner of a landslide re-election victory, about to head up the Republican Governors Association, his name atop his party’s presidential hopefuls for 2016. We’re not even half-way through January of 2014 yet, and his apology and contrition have been plastered over every newspaper front-page in the country. Gov. …

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Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2013 (Part 3 of 3)

Here is Part Three of my political obituaries for the year, those who left us between September and December of 2013.  (See Monday’s post for January thru April, and Tuesday’s post for May thru August.)  As I said on Monday, this list doesn’t claim to be complete, but it includes many of those who made …

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Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2013 (Part 2 of 3)

Here is Part Two of my political obituaries for the year, those who left us between May and August of 2013.  (See Monday’s post for January thru April; Thursday’s will have September thru December.)  As I said on Monday, this list doesn’t claim to be complete, but it includes many of those who made our …

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Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2013 (Part 1 of 3)

Politically, it was a most unsettling year.  No one felt it more than the president of the United States, who began with an inaugural and lofty themes, and who ended 2013 with falling polling numbers, explaining what he meant about you keeping your own insurance plan, and trying to reassure Democrats that 2014 won’t be …

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