Ya know what, Mr. Speaker? I actually don't feel sorry for you anymore. That you've humiliatingly ceded control of your House to Cruz and his Tea Party henchmen makes you inept and not worthy of your leadership position.
Republicans are possessed by an overpowering psychological compulsion to repeal Obamacare even at great cost and harm to America and the GOP despite forty-one previously failed legislative attempts to do so.
While media attention has been focused on the "fiscal cliff," the January 1st vote and the upcoming debt ceiling battle, a more important vote is scheduled for the Senate next week: the reform of the Senate filibuster rules.
Certainly the benefits and risks inherent in a nuclear energy program are enormous. But such a program is important for the nation's future when all is said and done, in spite of the current reaction to events in Japan.
Anti-immigrant rhetoric is ramping up on the public airwaves. That's why AZ Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) told me he is targeting the media as a significant factor in the escalating war over immigration reform.