Honest efforts to rein in backroom deals and money in politics have had unintended consequences, making governing harder and empowering the political extremes.
House Republican leaders expected to pass their version of a border bill Thursday, but a revolt within the caucus blew things up, again. What was most curious, perhaps, was Republicans' counsel to President Obama: act on your own.
If President Obama wants to do anything on immigration, it will probably have to come through executive action. Depending on what he does and when, that could kick the current impeachment talk to a new level.
Paul Ryan, talking up his antipoverty program at a Monitor breakfast, also says suing President Obama, rather than impeaching him, is the 'responsible' thing to do.
At a Monitor breakfast Friday, an Obama aide said that House Speaker John Boehner’s move to sue President Obama has ‘opened the door to Republicans possibly considering impeachment.’