President Barack Obama says the tax-cut deal he negotiated with Republicans is a "good deal for the American people," and he's calling on Congress to pass it before the end of the year to keep tax rates from rising for just about everyone in 2011.
Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi uttered powerful words upon becoming speaker of the House: "I accept this gavel in the spirit of partnership, not partisanship, and look forward to working with you on behalf of the American people." What happened to that pledge?
Across the country, Blue Dog Democrats — whose 54 members represent more than one-fifth of their party's 255-seat majority and many of the country's most contested swing districts— find themselves squarely in the cross hairs.
The suffragists who 90 years ago won voting rights for women would likely shake their heads in wonder at this election, with its "mama grizzly" candidates and high-stakes woman-vs.-woman showdowns.