Category Archives: Congress

The GOP’s older voter problem

By James A. Barnes of CNN Politics Is the GOP having a senior moment? Surveys by CNN and other organizations show senior voters tilting decisively toward Democratic congressional candidates. That would dramatically reverse the recent pattern in midterm elections when … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Political parties, polls, Senior citizens

Is Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination in Big Trouble?

By John Cassidy in the New Yorker So much for all the talk. The real question is: Will the White House and Republican leaders actually allow a potentially sensational set of hearings, with all the political risks that would entail, … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Controversial, House of Representatives, Supreme Court

Speaker Race Could Hinge on Who Agrees to Change the Rules

By Lindsey McPherson of Roll Call House members have an ultimatum for those who covet the top spot: No changes, no gavel. Frustration has grown among rank-and-file members for years as leadership usurped decision-making power from committees. Lawmakers have pushed … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Democrats, House of Representatives, leadership, Republicans

What If Trump Is Trying to Throw the 2018 Elections?

President Trump could blame a Democratic House and Senate for everything By Walter Shapiro of Roll Call Other presidents have been defined by their quest for accomplishments. But Trump (who has already bested Lincoln’s greatness in his own mind) is … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Democrats, Donald Trump, Elections, Roll Call

What The Bork And Thomas Confirmation Fights Tell Us About Kavanaugh

By Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight The process of confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court promises to be a Senate classic — grandstanding and softball questions galore. Some of those senators will likely also feel the process’s effects in … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, FiveThirtyEight, Supreme Court, Thought-Provoking Analysis