23 posts tagged congress
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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The federal government shutdown has very few silver linings, particularly for women, but here’s one: the women in the federal women’s prison in Danbury, CT., are staying put, at least for now.
That’s a relief to the activists and Democratic senators who have fiercely opposed the planned move of the Connecticut women’s prison to Aliceville, AL, arguing it would tear families in the Northeast apart. They now have more time to make their case to the Bureau of Prisons.
(Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
Congress fails to pass a bill to fund the government, shutting it down for the first time in 17 years.
"If John Boehner were a woman, they’d be calling him the weakest Speaker in history." — Nancy Pelosi
WATCH the interview with Nancy Pelosi: http://on.msnbc.com/1dSR3hT
Immigration policy has divided families, heightened racial tensions and wrecked the careers of politicians who got on its bad side. Can Colorado’s top Republican find a way to survive? (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
For a group of men and women notorious for gridlock and inaction, Congress has a lot on its plate when it returns to session Sept. 9 after a five-week recess. Even before President Obama began aggressively lobbying for congressional approval to launch military strikes in Syria, the list of urgent legislative problems was long and daunting, which means some things have dropped off the radar.
(Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/AP)