Topic: Mitch McConnell
After Thursday's healthcare summit, reaction from both sides is positive, but Democrats still likely to proceed without Republican support.
02/26/2010 11:36 am
Republicans said after the healthcare summit that Obama and the Democrats appear ready to go it alone on healthcare. That means resorting to a process called reconciliation, which allows measures to pass by a simple majority.
02/25/2010 08:14 pm
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is not backing away from a swipe he took at young congressional staffers during a speech Wednesday. In fact, at a Monitor-sponsored breakfast for reporters Thursday, he broadened the attack to include older staffers.
02/25/2010 02:18 pm
Breaking partisan stalemate, 13 Republicans joined Democrats Wednesday to approve a $15 billion jobs bill. Both sides see the cooperation as a template for progress on future legislation.
02/24/2010 04:19 pm
GOP leaders on Capitol Hill criticize Obama's healthcare plan, lowering expectations for Thursday's bipartisan summit on the issue.
02/22/2010 07:17 pm
Senate Democrats should pass Obama's healthcare plan with 51 votes. Trying to win over Republicans is a waste of time.
02/22/2010 04:41 pm
Obama is urging lawmakers to take a constructive approach to the bipartisan healthcare summit on Thursday. But many members of the GOP are wary of the meeting.
02/21/2010 11:48 am
Economist Mom Obama stimulus, deficit plans: What matters is 'marginal' job creation and 'marginal' deficit reduction
02/18/2010 10:10 am
The White House has invited congressional Republicans to join Democrats for a healthcare summit to be moderated by President Obama and broadcast live. But Obama says legislative proposals should be on the table, and the GOP wants to start from scratch.
02/13/2010 04:56 pm
President Obama and members of Congress are scheduled to meet Feb. 25 to work toward a bipartisan agreement on healthcare. But Republicans say prior legislative work should be scrapped, and meanwhile this year's elections are fast approaching.
02/11/2010 08:38 pm