Whether a final plan emerges from the House or not, immigration reform has broad public support. Americans agree it is time for action, but are looking to its leaders to resolve the remaining conflicts.
So what draws us to these shows especially at a time when the public has so much disdain for government? Why does there seem to be an inverse relationship between "approval ratings" of the shows and the real-life counterparts of their characters?
Current systems of voting in the Senate and House are not required by law or the Constitution. They are rules and policies which senators and representatives have imposed upon themselves to set their own agendas.
The letter will be a blow to efforts to advance a rumored non-binding resolution in the House that would attempt to derail the negotiations with Iran set to begin again on February 18.
During a time when Congress is synonymous with gridlock and obstructionism, the women are showing we can move past the partisanship, roll up our sleeves and get things done. And we're not slowing down. Women aren't sitting back after they win an election. They're leaning in!
Call me a cock-eyed optimist if you will, but I couldn't help wondering how different next year's State of the Union speech will be if Democrats have a much better year than expected and not only hold the Senate but win control of the House.
We may wait a long time and experience an enormous amount of unnecessary suffering, but, when all is said and done, the cavalry will charge in and "good" will prevail. But climate change is different.
They swept to majorities in the House and state legislatures in 2010 dedicated, they said, to putting our finances in order. Instead, of course, they ...
Earlier this week, John Boehner said he would only bring an extension of benefits to a vote under two conditions: spending cuts to pay for them and "provisions ... to get our economy moving again and put Americans back to work." Sadly, the first condition is par for the course. But it's the second condition that really gets me.
There is no question that folks are tired and fed up with this Congress. What is not known to many, is that this past year, significant numbers of Senators and Representatives have powerfully stood up for some of our most hurt, victimized and forgotten girls.
The continuing congressional standoff over the 2013 Farm Bill and Speaker Boehner's insinuation of yet another extension of 2008 legislation suggests ...
While #NotOneMore is an important slogan, everyone is aware that some deportations will continue, and that communities do want a certain level of reasonable security. This doesn't mean that enforcement policies need to remain the same way.
Happily, there is still time for Speaker Boehner to show real leadership. He should ask the administration to give a temporary deportation reprieve to all undocumented immigrants who would qualify for provisional immigration status under the House and Senate bills.
The criticism of the FTC's use of Section 5 in competition cases seems like a tempest in a teapot. This is not the time to shackle the federal agency best suited to use its enforcement powers to attack patent trolls.
There was good news last week and bad news last week when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, and weirdly enough, for the first time possibly ever, it was the same news.
Yes, as we come to the end of this "Kennedy Half Century," let us make the commitment to carry on his legacy, to assume our own responsibility for the future, and to ask why not. Why not keep America the land of dreamers and doers rather than deniers and defilers?