Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says that President Obama has the votes in Congress to sustain a veto, if Republicans try to block his nuclear agreement with Iran. Also, he says, Alexander Hamilton will retain a place on US currency.
Lincoln Chafee was the only Republican in the US Senate to vote against the Iraq War. Now running for president as a Democrat, he calls Hillary Clinton's vote for the war in 2002 'a colossal lapse in judgment.'
The growth of unmarried women, minorities, and Millennials is a potential boon to Democrats in the next election, but they have to turn out. For now, there's a 15-point enthusiasm gap, says Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg.
The US Export-Import Bank's ability to make new loans is set to expire June 30. Conservative Republicans oppose reauthorization, saying, among other things, that the private sector could fulfill the bank's role.
At a Monitor breakfast Thursday, Bernie Sanders spoke of how his Jewish heritage informs his politics. The day before, radio host Diane Rehm had asserted, mistakenly, that he was a dual US-Israeli citizen.
Senate review of an Iran deal will focus on inclusion of tools to take action if the Iranian's cheat, because 'we don't trust them,' Sen. Ben Cardin (D) of Maryland told reporters at a Monitor-hosted breakfast Wednesday.
Gov. John Kasich (R) of Ohio told reporters at a Monitor lunch that, as a presidential candidate, he would tout his experience – including expanding Medicaid. And he could deliver Ohio, essential for winning the presidency.
GOP pollster Whit Ayres praised Indiana’s political system at a Monitor breakfast on Wednesday for adapting 'remarkably quickly' to the 'value conflict' that has erupted over its new religious freedom law.