Wendy Davis Is In

Politico reports that “Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis and her advisers have begun informing influential Democrats that she intends to run for governor in 2014, according to multiple sources familiar with Davis’s conversations.” Davis advisers declined to confirm that she will enter the governor’s race, but Davis consultant Hector Nieto … Continue reading

Maine Senator Olympia Snowe to Retire

Maine Republican Senator Olympia Snowe has announced her retirement. A moderate Republican, who has often voted with Democrats in the Senate cited the extreme partisanship of recent years as her reasoning. In a statement Snowe said, “Unfortunately, I do not realistically expect the partisanship of recent years in the Senate … Continue reading

Capitol Idea: It’s Time to Nuke Senate Republicans

There’s been much talk in recent years in the U.S. Senate of “going nuclear,” or of triggering a “nuclear option.”    Well, it’s time. No, make that well past time, for President Obama to go nuclear on Senate Republicans.    The Senate GOP has steadily ratcheted up its obstruction of … Continue reading