West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin (D) appointed his former general counsel, Carte Goodwin, to the late Robert Byrd’s Senate seat. But it is widely believed that Governor Manchin has his eye on winning the seat in special elections.
Employers won't create jobs until they have a clear sense of what comes next in taxes and regulation, say Republicans. House GOP leader John Boehner proposes a moratorium on new government regulations for a year and keeping the Bush tax cuts.
George Steinbrenner had a long history of political contributions as well as baseball expenditures. Some of those donations got him in serious legal trouble, but they are most notable for how evenly he supported both Republicans and Democrats.
Obama – and the Democrats – may well feel buoyed by better news about the Gulf oil spill, Senate passage of financial reform, and latest poll numbers for vulnerable Sen. Harry Reid. The president now gets a weekend away, in Bar Harbor, Maine.
State legislators and governors must redraw voter districts to account for population changes from the census. But the process often leads to a gerrymander of safe districts for incumbents. There is a better, fairer way.
The Senate passed financial reform Thursday, and President Obama will sign it, but many of the tough decisions will be made by federal regulators. How they interpret the bill will be key.
The DC Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Washington was within its rights to block a popular vote on same-sex marriage because the results could violate its human rights law. The city legalized gay marriage in March.
Scott Brown is the swing vote for any major legislation that majority Democrats want to move. But come November, that is likely to change.
Democratic leaders have been furious over White House spokesman Robert Gibbs’s comment about the possibility that the GOP will take control of the House in the fall.