In what some observers presume is an early sign of a presidential run, over the weekend Hillary Clinton spoke at a high-profile political event for Iowa’s retiring Democratic U.S. Senator Tom Harkin.
Though Clinton had her own gaffe, the biggest surprise was how much credit Harkin heaped on her for passing ObamaCare – even though she wasn’t even in Congress!
“One of the things she always worked on was advancing this concept, this idea that health care should be a right and not a privilege in this country,” said Harkin. “So, Hillary was not there when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, she was of course secretary of state, but I want you all to know that her fingerprints are all over that legislation. It would not have happened without her strenuous advocacy in that…[more]
In a two-part series earlier this year, I provided a preview of the midterm Senate races, examining which states we could expect to see influence the balance of power in the upper chamber come the beginning of next year.
Now that we’ve passed Labor Day — generally considered the line of demarcation for when congressional races start shifting into high gear — I’ll be launching a new series that will examine, region by region, the current state of those contests. This week: the Western states.
Three seats in the West have the prospect of switching hands, all from Democrats…
"We have as close to a national consensus as possible in the war against ISIS. Polls show the public wants strong measures. ... And yet Congress can’t bring itself to vote to authorize military action. President Obama doesn’t want to ask for an authorization and Congress doesn’t want to be asked. Who says that no one can get along in Washington? When it comes to evading democratic…[more]