29 posts tagged congress
“I never make such big decisions so long after sunset and so far from dawn.”
What if members of Congress were really like Frank Underwood?
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Rachel Maddow points out that contrary to the frenzied paranoia of right-wing extremists, President Obama has issued relatively few executive orders.
If Congress won’t act on jobs and the economy, President Obama promises that he will—a message he’s expected to push in Tuesday’s State of the Union. The problem is, there’s not much the president can do his own.
Despite a brief detente over the budget, Congress remains paralyzed on almost everything else, big and small, that has the greatest potential to help the economy: tax reform, immigration reform, an infrastructure overhaul.
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A large number of veteran lawmakers are retiring, which some fear will diminish the political center in Congress.
Lawrence O’Donnell lets senators and representatives read the mean tweets sent to them, and you won’t believe the words that come out of their mouths.
Conservative extremists talk about impeachment so much you might think it had turned into a game. Then someone decided to make it a game. Rev. Sharpton explains.
John Stanton, Washington bureau chief for Buzzfeed, talks with Rachel Maddow about how the new budget deal has exposed the ideological rift within the GOP.
It’s the worst congress ever - but it doesn’t have to be that way. Chris Hayes explains.
Ryan Grim, The Huffington Post’s Washington bureau chief, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether the 113th Congress will do anything in the year’s final days.
We live in historic times—an epoch during which previous records measuring human achievement have been broken again and again. Alas, in the case of congressional approval ratings, these records are historic lows. Variations on the headline, “Congressional Approval At All-Time Low” have appeared, successively, in April 2006, July 2008, October 2011, August 2012, and (as MSNBC reported) twice during the past two weeks. How low can Congress go?
To know that, it helps to know where we’ve been.
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