As House Budget Committee chairman in the 1990s, Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has claimed to be a friend of the working poor and a foe of Hillary Clinton, worked with the Clintons to throw Americans off welfare.
The Every Student Succeeds Act scraps the federally mandated high-stakes testing regime of No Child Left Behind, the despised Bush-era federal education law.
Twin bills that would revise the Patriot Act and curb the state surveillance exposed by Edward Snowden look certain to become law as bipartisan support mounts in both chambers of Congress.
A proposal to give President Obama the power to sign two international trade deals without congressional oversight has commentators on the left and right fuming.A proposal to give President Obama the power to secretly and unilaterally negotiate two big trade pacts has pundits on the left and right fuming.
When does Congress become so embarrassed by its laughably low approval ratings that its leaders decide to pass laws to make our country a modestly better place?
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has teamed up with Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma to introduce a bill that takes aim at the efficacy and malfeasance of government settlements on corporate wrongdoing and could bring billions of dollars back to taxpayers. If corporations have the same rights as people, then they should have to suffer the same consequences.
Just when our politics seemed destined to freeze into a brain-dead brand of partisanship, party lines started cracking up.
So this is what he meant when he called himself a "Scott Brown Republican." Brown, the Senate's newest member, who upset Martha Coakley last month to win the late Ted Kennedy's seat, is making an auspicious voting debut by siding with Democrats in support of a jobs bill. That didn't go over well with some conservatives.
On this week's "Left, Right & Center," usual suspects Robert Scheer, Tony Blankley and Matt Miller (Arianna Huffington is in Davos for the World Economic Forum) weigh in about President Barack Obama's State of the Union address and ponder the timely and, to some, troubling question: Is bipartisanship dead?