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.
Suing the president makes sense (for both parties) because politics is increasingly not about results, but about burnishing partisan credentials. Why? It all has to do with party 'sorting.'
Rep. Paul Ryan said the Obama administrations efforts to address climate change won't solve the problem but will hurt the US economy. He said new EPA rules are a classic example of executive branch overreach.
Democrats have certainly taken up the issue with gusto in recent days, sensing a political advantage, but there's little question where the chatter started.