House minority whip Steny Hoyer says if 2010 was the year of the angry American voter, 2012 is the year of the anxious voter. The Maryland Democrat also says current Congress is 'least productive and most confrontational' he's ever served in.
House majority whip Kevin McCarthy acknowledges that Mitt Romney trails President Obama when voters are asked whom they like more. He says Romney should visit lots of Staples stores to boost his appeal.
The end of the fiscal year is typically a flash point for partisan battles, but not with a 'fiscal cliff' looming after November elections. Even GOP conservatives are accepting higher spending levels, rather than risk a government shutdown.
Wisconsin Republican Scott Walker reflects on surviving a historic recall election and warns that Mitt Romney shouldn't assume that he'll automatically get Republican voters' support in the Badger State.
Obama’s new stance in favor of gay marriage is unlikely to have a big impact on Democrats’ fight to take control of the House, says Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Voter anger led to the defeat of Sen. Richard Lugar (R) of Indiana in a GOP primary, says Rep. Pete Sessions, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. He sees tea party activism as 'good for our party.'