The Politics of Democrats Skipping Netanyahu’s Congressional Address
Lawmakers who have announced they will not attend Israeli prime minister Netanyahu’s address to Congress:
Senator Bernie Sanders, Democratic-aligned independent of Vermont
Representative Luis Gutierrez, Democrat of Illinois
Representative John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia
Representative Earl Blumenauer, Democrat of Oregon
The Name ‘Pelosi,’ the Voldemort of Red House Districts
Today’s Morning Jolt features a preview of the Benghazi hearings, praise for an NR colleague, and then last night’s big news#…#
This Just In from South Carolina: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
Hey, Democrats. You just spent …
The Perils of Long-Term Forecasts in Midterm Elections
The good news in the long-term outlook for House Republicans:
While Democrats have opportunities, they also have seats that will need defending.
At least 11 Democratic incumbents start off at risk: Arizona’s Ann Kirkpatrick and Ron Barber, California’…
Democratic House Challengers, Suddenly Silent on Health Care
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the organization aiming to take back control of the U.S. House of Representatives, touts 20 of their top challengers to GOP incumbents as “Jumpstart Candidates.”
Earlier this week I noted that the words “Affordable Care …
The 2014 Democrats: They Have No Opinions on Anything!
Today’s Morning Jolt points out that some sources contradict a Washington Post report on sequester cuts hurting cancer patients; discusses whether the term “entitlements” helps or hurts effort to reform those programs, and then has this bit of political …
13 House Democrats Oppose a 5 Percent Cut in Office Expenses
Thirteen Democratic congressmen voted against a 5 percent cut in “the amount authorized for salaries and expenses of members, committee, and leadership offices in 2011 and 2012.” The proposal passed, 410–13.
The Rapacious Thirteen: Gary Ackerman of New York, Yvette Clarke of New …