Month: July 2013

No Label group in D.C. follows ‘a mandate to work together’

When George W. Bush won reelection in 2004, and Republicans maintained majorities in both the House and Senate, he decided to push Social Security reform. When Democrats won big in 2006, it was common to hear folks say, “The Republicans misread their mandate by pushing Social Security.” When Barack Obama won election in 2008, and …

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Lawmakers rally to push bipartisan bills

Scanning the crowd Thursday outside the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Tim Griffin saw lawmakers he’d faced in legislative skirmishes over health care, immigration and dozens of other topics where the gulf between Republicans and Democrats in Washington is deep and wide. But Griffin, a Republican from Arkansas, and 78 other representatives and senators hadn’t gathered together …

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