Republicans appear to hold a slight edge in the battle next year to control the Senate. But the wild swings in the political fortunes for both parties in the closing months of 2013 made clear the situation could drastically change.
Yesterday, Republicans in the Senate blamed Harry Reid for cutting veterans’ pensions. But the House of Representatives passed the legislation first. The GOP could have fixed it there had Speaker Boehner spent more time reading his legislation than attacking conservatives. Once passed, the House of Representatives headed home for Christmas. Had Harry Reid let the amendment through on Ryan-Murray, the Senate would have had to | Read More »
At this moment in time, the American people overwhelmingly agree with Republicans on the fundamental issue of next year’s elections: Obamacare.
Everyone really should be able to admit it is the oddest and most nonsensical fight. The Ryan budget does raise taxes. It does fund Obamacare. It does break sequestration. And it does nothing to address the debt and deficit. It is a compromised can kicked down the road just to a further distance than normal. In doing so, though, it violates a lot of what | Read More »
It takes only an inch of snow to shut down Washington, but even the nuclear option cannot get Republicans to shut down the Senate. Several weeks after Harry Reid changed hundreds of years’ of Senate rules by abolishing the filibuster for all judicial and executive appointments, Republicans have all but forgotten about it. They could have threatened to block every piece of legislation until the | Read More »
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As President Obama’s approval ratings sink, Republicans and the GOP have a narrow window of opportunity to begin the process of rebranding themselves as true defenders of the middle class.