By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
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House Republicans leaders bowed to pressure Thursday and passed a new, Senate-written Violence Against Women Act, which adds protections to gay partners, illegal immigrants and victims on American Indian lands.
Republican challenger David Rouzer has requested a recount in the race for North Carolina's 7th Congressional District.
Congressional moderates are down in numbers after Tuesday's elections, but they're not quite out, despite the highly charged partisanship that has engulfed Capitol Hill in recent years.
House Democrats are divided. Their leaders are working hard to stop the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA), but not all members on the left are falling into line. The chances of this landmark constitutional amendment passing Friday depend on how many are willing to put their country's interests before that of their party.
Republicans stand to be the political winners coming out of the 2010 national census, as congressional redistricting will likely make the "average" lawmakers slightly more conservative while cementing GOP control of the House of Representatives, a panel of electoral experts predicted Monday.
House Republicans on Wednesday scored their first victory in their long-shot bid to scrap President Obama's health care overhaul, delivering a repeal bill to the Senate and a stiff rebuke of White House policy that will help shape the political landscape over the weeks, months and years to come.
Conservative groups are up and running with new, hybrid organizations this election cycle that have more freedom and spending power than traditional nonprofits and think tanks to go after President Obama and the Democratic-led Congress.
A potentially divisive challenge to incumbent North Carolina Democratic Rep. Larry Kissell from the left fizzled out late last week when challenger Wendell Fant said he would not launch an independent bid for the seat.
A potentially divisive challenge to incumbent North Carolina Democratic Rep. Larry Kissell from the left fizzled out Friday when challenger Wendell Fant said he would not launch an independent bid for the seat.
The pending recount notwithstanding, he already has declared victory in the race, suggesting his lead is too big for Mr. Rouzer to overcome.