In addition to healthcare, there are two wars, Iran, North Korea, and climate change, plus the economy.
The Republican congressman and Afghan war veteran is a moderate who has worked across the aisle.
They’ve allowed concealed-carry weapons in national parks, considered easing gun restrictions in the District of Columbia, and turned back a campaign pledge on gun-record transparency.
The Senate denied Obama the money to shut down the prison, in part because Democrats didn't want to be seen as soft on terrorism.
The public and political uproar could make what's expected to be a tough reelection fight next year even tougher for the Connecticut Democrat.
Public outrage over $165 million in bonus pay puts his political capital at risk.
Party leaders are likely to find congressional freshmen more independent than usual.
Republicans hope to head off a filibuster-proof Senate controlled by Democrats.