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  • Boehner says Obama will 'burn himself' if he acts on immigration

    An emboldened House Speaker John A. Boehner warned Thursday that President Obama will "burn himself" if he takes executive action on immigration reform over Republican objections. Yet Boehner declined to promise that Republicans will offer their own...
  • Time to stop obstruction in Congress

    Now that Republicans control both houses of Congress, some pundits have said the onus is on the GOP — and particularly the Senate's presumptive new majority leader, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — to end the gridlock and dysfunction that have...
  • Can Harry Reid tame battle instincts as Senate minority leader?

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is not one to run from a fight. The tenacious Nevadan pulled himself from dusty, desert poverty to the corridors of power, and once punched his future father-in-law after being denied a date with the woman who would...
  • Obama to host U.S. Congress leaders as post-election battles boil

    Obama to host U.S. Congress leaders as post-election battles boil
    Republican victors of Tuesday's U.S. congressional elections break bread with Democratic President Barack Obama on Friday as the two sides assess what legislation can be enacted in coming months despite years of confrontation. In the run-up to the...
  • Another result of Tuesday's election: fewer 'Blue Dog' Democrats

    The U.S. Senate just got a lot more conservative. But its Democratic caucus just got a lot more liberal. How’s that again? The little-examined flip side to this week’s Republican victories is that they swept out many of the last...
  • Republican war on women must be over

    Break out the Hershey's bars and nylons: The war on women is over! Yes indeed, folks, the hostile aggression against 51 percent of the population by that pseudo-cabal of old men, Supreme Court justices (who are old men,) and women who can no longer...
  • The election's other winner: the minimum wage

    The election's other winner: the minimum wage
    As Republicans cast about looking for measures that might meet the definition of what Sen. Mitch McConnell called "common ground" with Democrats, there's an obvious candidate to emerge from the midterm elections. It's an idea that won broad support from...
  • Republicans shouldn't let victory go to their heads

    Republicans shouldn't let victory go to their heads
    Before the votes were cast, Tuesday's midterm elections were looking like a "Seinfeld" election. Like the quirky TV comedy show, the midterms didn't seem to be about anything in particular. Then the votes were counted and the "Seinfeld" midterms...
  • Election results don't really provide GOP mandate

    Election results don't really provide GOP mandate
    Is there a new GOP mandate? That's a question Republicans and Democrats will be debating in coming days, as the GOP makes the case that its election victories add up not only to an electoral wave, but to a mandate — a genuine endorsement of...
  • Their Take: No more obstruction

    Their Take: No more obstruction
    Now that Republicans control both houses of Congress, some pundits have said the onus is on the GOP — and particularly the Senate's presumptive new majority leader, Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. — to end the gridlock and dysfunction that have plagued...
  • Obama told Congressional leaders he will act on immigration, setting up possible showdown

    Republican victors of Tuesday's U.S. congressional elections broke bread with Democratic President Barack Obama on Friday. On the menu besides sea bass: whether the two sides can put aside differences and agree on some legislation in the two years to...