Obama’s Disdain For Congress Comes Back to Bite Him

President Obama was supposed to be the Democrats’ savior, the man who would guide the nation out of a recession and lead the party to a permanent majority. It didn’t take long to figure out that he simply didn’t have it in him. The problems were myriad: He hated retail politics, he got distracted by…
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Democrats’ Intra-Party Squabbling Undermine Obama’s Trade Package

President Obama has never fashioned himself to be a blue-collar politician. He’s never been the type to engage in the glad-handing, ego stroking, or even arm-twisting, so often greases the wheels of Washington votes. Members of both parties have labeled him “remote,” “frosty,” “distant,” and only willing to engage in “perfunctory” relationships. As Scott Wilson…
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Harry Reid Needs a Reminder That He’s In the Minority Now

Harry Reid just can’t give it up. Despite guiding his caucus into the minority, in no small part because of his too-clever-by-half attempt to gum up the Senate towards his own political ends, Reid seems desperate to retain the power of the Majority Leader. His latest gambit, which is sure to rankle pro-trade senators on…
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