As we debated -- and ultimately passed -- the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA) this week, I discovered something fascinating: Americans were frankly surprised to learn that in the majority of states, it's still perfectly legal to fire someone because they're gay.
There are 10 Mormon members of the House of Representatives. If the Mormon Church would use its influence to get all 10 Mormon House members to support ENDA and have them to put some friendly pressure on Speaker Boehner, ENDA would likely become law.
As Republican members of Congress demand apologies and administration officials dutifully offer up mea culpas for the botched Obamacare rollout, wouldn't it be fair to expect just a morsel of apology from the right as well?
Even when it comes to non-partisan issues such as preventing domestic violence and helping Americans whose lives have been devastated by a natural disaster, House Republicans have repeatedly voted 'NO.'
Let's review. Immigration reform is something an overwhelming majority of Americans support, the Senate has passed a good bipartisan reform bill, and a majority of the House of Representatives would vote to pass a similar bill if given the chance.
The time has come to resist our nation's immigration system: we cannot justify a system which deports 400,000 people per year, even while there is widespread agreement that the system is broken.
If the Legal Workforce Act is enacted, U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and work-authorized noncitizens are likely to lose their jobs if they do not contact the appropriate government agency and quickly correct an error that causes E-Verify to flag them.
In the 11th hour last Wednesday night, Congress and the president passed a bipartisan budget and raised the debt ceiling, reopening the government agencies that had been closed for more than 16 days and averting a near catastrophic default on the nation's debt. But what does all this mean?
The possibility of losing control of the House is beginning to stare GOP strategists in the face. Do they really want to risk incensing a big block of Hispanic and other immigrant voters by blocking immigration reform, and energizing them to go out to vote in large numbers to punish Republicans?
In the first document posted here below, Beverly McKitrick, the Philip Morris (now Altria) Corp. Director of Federal Policy, outlined her strategy aga...
Here's what we've learned after 12 years of doing Mix: When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and mis-perceptions can fall away. That sounds like a good goal for all of us, including our elected representatives.
To a large extent, the Republican Party's congressional leadership sees their problem as one of branding. They understand that being seen as the party of older white men damages them, so they seek to find faces of the party who are younger, female and non-white.
House Speaker John Boehner may have had a rough couple of weeks with a shutdown that's made him a lightning rod for public anger over gridlock in Washington, but the Ohio Republican is still one of the biggest political money magnets in town.
Unlike the earlier Crisis movies with Clinton and Gingrich involved in constant affairs with staff members, Crisis V has no sexual subplots. Apparently the producers realize that none of the stars posses a scintilla of sex appeal.
I never told Tom Foley that I owed him a great debt, but he was the reason that The Hill, the newspaper covering Congress and national politics that I helped start in September, 1994, got off to such a fast start.
Republicans can pummel their own party if they want to, but what's amazing is that 18 of them in the Senate and 144 in the House voted against restoring government services and paying America's debts.