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In the immediate wake of the elections, there's a growing perception that as the novelty wore off and the romance faded, the president proved himself as inept at campaigning (at least for others) as he has been at governing.
All of the discussion of how the newly empowered Republicans in Congress will interface with the newly empowered Tea Party has overlooked one issue that could prove more fundamental than all of the others. The Tea Party clearly wishes to seize the opening provided by the recent elections to advance many of its supporters' views of the proper constitutional role of the federal government. Certainly conservatives in 1964, 1980 and 1994 also protested the extent to which the federal government had overreached its original constitutional bounds. However, in the Tea Party universe, constitutional concerns now seem to occupy a more visible position than for its predecessors.
Is President Obama willing to risk Slurpee brain freeze as he grapples with political gridlock? A strange but real possibility.
Buried inside the wide-ranging blueprint put out this week by the respected co-chairmen of President Obama's bipartisan commission to slash the federal deficit is a powerful argument for doing nothing.
Lawmakers returning Monday for the start of the lame-duck session on Capitol Hill face an age-old political conundrum: How to respond to voter anger over federal spending without cutting into the entitlement programs and tax breaks that so many of their constituents enjoy.
The re-election of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was a blow to America's quest for cleaner energy. That's because the Nevada senator, in league with President Obama, can proceed with his campaign to short-circuit nuclear power.
Is outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mentally stable? Sanity - at least for Democrats - is subjective. Yet, following the Republicans' historic election landslide, it was assumed that Mrs. Pelosi would step down as House Democratic leader. Some even thought the unpopular San Francisco liberal would resign from Congress.
Ohio Republican Rep. John A. Boehner, presumptive speaker for the 112th Congress, ought to thank the Tea Party for handing him an electoral win larger than any other in recent memory. The best way to do so would be to engineer a few short-term public-policy victories that quickly would showcase the difference new House management can make.
Departing House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton said Thursday that he fears a chasm will develop between U.S. military troops and the rest of the citizenry.