Obama should invite members of Congress to a baseball game
Socializing together would go a long way toward mending the mutual distrust that is endemic in Washington.
Five obscure tactics to snarl Congress
The arcane procedural rules on Capitol Hill, especially in the Senate, offer legislators any number of obscure ways to thwart the plans of their opponents.
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- If Representative Jim Cooper of Tennessee is right, fiscal negotiations in Washington are in big danger.
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The BP aftermath? Nothing
- Two Aprils ago, BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and sank. Since then, Congress has done nothing to make drilling safer.
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Barney Frank to wed longtime partner
- US Representative Barney Frank, one of the first openly gay politicians in national office, confirmed today through a spokesman that he is planning to wed his long-time partner, Jim Ready.
Gabrielle Giffords: Putting her constituents first
- Giffords’s determination to put her health and her constituents ahead of the attractions of office is admirable. The House will be diminished without her.
Internet protest spurs flood of tweets, calls to Congress
- The online outcry against legislation to fight Internet piracy is being led by a coalition of free speech activists and large websites such as Wikipedia.