If Senator Jeff Merkley's "expedite the drawdown from Afghanistan" amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act makes a strong showing, that could tip the Obama administration towards a faster drawdown.
Eleven days later, I'm ready to trot out the red, white and blue -- thanks to Oregon's Jeff Merkley and three other U.S. senators, we finally have a proposal that can lead us to an All-American Transportation System.
We may be in the middle of a huge snowstorm here in D.C. but there is another storm brewing on Capitol Hill. Master manipulator Frank Luntz is at it again, with a memo for those who want to derail financial reform.
A dangerous Senate resolution has the best interest of big energy industries in mind, not the health and welfare of the American people or our environment, and not the clean energy job creation we urgently need right now.
America voted for a change of direction last November, not more of the same. Republicans should listen to the American people and work in a bi-partisan fashion to help get our country on the road to recovery.