The Massachusetts Senate voted Tuesday to let the governor appoint an interim replacement for the late Ted Kennedy. Former Gov. Michael Dukakis is the favorite.
Bill approved Thursday permits the governor to appoint an interim senator until the special election. Action moves to Senate, where delay is likely.
The controversy over Bob McDonnell's 1989 graduate thesis has put the GOP candidate on the defense. But Democratic voter fatigue may keep his rival from getting ahead.
Seniors vote, and members of Congress know it. The Republican National Committee on Monday released a proposed 'bill of rights' for senior healthcare.
It might be time for him to come out with his own legislation, some say. Another suggestion: Wait until next year.
The administration is reviving several tactics that helped him get elected. But the opposition is aggressive, and Congress won’t be back in session for weeks.
The senator said healthcare would be Obama's 'Waterloo' – if Obama lost, it would break him. Now, Obama is using the comment as an example of crass Beltway obstructionism.
Obama launched a campaign on health reform Monday, but opposition is building on both sides of the aisle.