Benghazi Again

The Republicans, apparently with nothing better to do, are still chasing their tails over the tragic events in Benghazi on September 11. Actually, no. That’s not true. They’re chasing their tails over what happened after the tragic events of September 11. They’re mostly concerned that the Obama Administration tried to cover up the fact that this was a terrorist attack […]

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Immigration Reform’s First Big Test: The Boston Bombing

It was supposed to be a week of triumph, not tragedy. Having spent months painstakingly crafting a comprehensive immigration bill, a bipartisan group of senators were finally set to unveil their proposal to broad fanfare. Instead the bill’s rollout was derailed by the bombings in Boston and the massive manhunt that followed, a riveting spectacle that played out in real […]

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No sense of urgency: Rocky road ahead for gun legislation in the House

As the Senate cleared the way for consideration of gun control measures for the first time in nearly 20 years, the path ahead for any gun control measure in the Republican-led House of Representatives is rocky and uncertain. Senate overcomes filibuster, clearing the way for debate on gun bill Family members of those killed in the tragic shooting in Newtown, […]

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Senate Democrats and Gay Marriage Is March Madness

Dan Amira and Jonathan Chait of New York magazine have a pitch-perfect March Madness breakdown of the Senate Democrat holdouts who oppose gay marriage— Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Mark Pryor (Ark.), Tim Johnson (S.D.), Mary Landrieu (La.). The list got cut down to a Final Four after Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) and Joe Donnelly (Ind.) endorsed gay marriage earlier today. Dan: Well, Jon, it’s been […]

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