Most Americans Oppose A New Shutdown

A new poll shows that most Americans would oppose a second government shutdown over the border wall.

New York Democrats Looking At Potential Challengers To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has managed to become a media star, but she has a lot to learn about politics.

Another Shutdown? White House Says Maybe, Senate Republicans Aren’t So Sure

The White House isn’t ruling out the idea of a second government shutdown, but Senate Republicans have other ideas.

C.B.O. Estimates Shutdown Cost Economy $11 Billion Over Five Weeks

The economic impact from the just-concluded government shutdown was apparently quite substantial.

Shutdown Cost Economy $6 Billion

The economy took quite a hit from the President’s pointless shutdown over a border wall that will never be built.

Congress Looking At Ways To Make Government Shutdowns Impossible

After an essentially pointless 35 day shutdown, some members of the House and Senate are proposing bills that would make government shutdowns impossible.

Another Shutdown In Three Weeks?

Is the settlement of the government shutdown just delaying the inevitable?

Shutdown A Huge Political Loss For Trump

Regardless of whether or not you think Nancy Pelosi won the government shutdown, Donald Trump clearly lost.

Trump Caves To Democrats, Agrees To Deal To End Shutdown Without Wall Funding

In a deal that can only be described as a cave by the President, the government shutdown is on course to be ended by the end of the day today.

Let Them Eat Bridge Loans

The Trump Administration either doesn’t realize the impact the shutdown is having on Federal workers who haven’t been paid in a month, or it doesn’t care.

Government Shutdown Enters Day Thirty-Five With Some Signs Of New Action In Washington

As the shutdown enters day thirty-five, there are some signs of movement in Washington but no real progress.

Senate Rejects Competing Proposals To End Government Shutdown

The Senate rejected Republican and Democratic proposals as expected but there are some signs of movement forward.

Democrats Prepare A New Proposal To End Shutdown

As the shutdown enters its thirty-fourth day and the Senate gets ready to vote on proposals that have no chance of succeeding, Democrats are preparing a new proposal.

Trump Backs Down In State Of The Union Standoff

President Trump has backed down in his showdown with Speaker Pelosi over the State of the Union Address, but that does nothing to bring us closer to a resolution of the government shutdown.

As Shutdown Continues, The President’s Political Position Weakens

As the shutdown continues, the President’s political position is becoming weaker. He doesn’t seem to care, though.

It’s Time To Make Government Shutdowns Impossible

There’s a way that Congress and the President could make future government shutdowns impossible, but they probably won’t do it.

Senate To Vote On Bills Doomed To Fail As Shutdown Continues

The Senate has the ball this week in terms of action on the government shutdown, but its work is going to end up being utterly pointless.

Shutdown Eroding Public Faith In The Economy

The government shutdown is beginning to negatively impact the public’s perception of the health of the economy.

Democrats United In Opposition To Trump’s Shutdown Offer

Not surprisingly, the President’s proposed shutdown deal is not being received well by Democrats on Capitol Hill.

Trump’s Border ‘Compromise’ Not Going Over Very Well

The initial reaction to President Trump’s proposal to reopen the government is not going over well on either side of the aisle.

Trump Offers Temporary DACA Protection In Exchange For Wall Funding

President Trump put an offer on the table to end the shutdown, the question is whether it will actually lead anywhere.

Trump Exceedingly Unlikely to be Removed from Office, No Matter What

A leading conservative makes a truly bizarre defense of the President.

Signs Of Progress On Ending The Shutdown? Maybe, Maybe Not

With Democrats making a new proposal and the President set to speak later today, there could be movement on ending the government shutdown. I wouldn’t be too optimistic, though.

Let Congress Go Home For The Recess, Let Them Hear From The People

Instead of staying in Washington, Congress should go on recess so Members of Congress and Senators can hear from the people how the shutdown is impacting them.

Report Alleges That President Trump Directed Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress

A new blockbuster report implicates the President in no less than five Federal crimes.

Political Temper Tantrums and the Constitution

The efforts by Speaker Pelosi and President Trump to leverage their institutional powers raise interesting questions.

Temper Tantrums Abound As Shutdown Continues

As the government shutdown continues, Washington is coming to resemble a fight between toddlers. Except the toddlers have the excuse of not knowing any better.

Trump Responds To Pelosi By Canceling Military Air Support For Congressional Trips

President Trump responded to the suggestion that the State of the Union be rescheduled by revoking military transportation for a Congressional trip to visit troops in Afghanistan.

Republicans In Congress Have Never Really Supported Trump’s Border Wall

Despite their rhetoric, Republicans in Congress have shown through their own inaction that they don’t really support the President’s border wall.

Shutdown Drags On, And The Numbers Get Worse For Trump

As the shutdown continues the numbers get worse for the President, but he doesn’t seem to care.

Nancy Pelosi To Trump: Cancel The State Of The Union Until The Government Reopens

Nancy Pelosi is “suggesting” to the President that the State of the Union be rescheduled for a time after the government shutdown ends, but it clearly seems like more than just a suggestion.

SOTU and the ‘Security’ Pretext

The Speaker is well within her rights to make Trump’s invitation conditional on ending the shutdown. But let’s not pretend we can’t keep him safe.

William Barr Appears To Sail Through Confirmation Hearing

The confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee for Attorney General appeared to go very well, making confirmation essentially a certainty.

As Shutdown Continues, Concern Turns To Its Economic Impact

As the shutdown drags on, it’s beginning to have an impact on the economy.

Steve King Stripped Of Committee Assignments Over Racist Comments

The House GOP has moved to rebuke Iowa Congressman for his racist remarks. What took them so long?

Shutdown Drags On With No End In Sight As Trump Refuses To Relent

After twenty-five days, there’s no end in sight to the Federal Government shutdown. You can thank the President for that.

Majority Blames Trump For Shutdown, Multiple Polls Find

As the shutdown goes on, the polls are getting worse for the President.

Attention Shifts To Senate Republicans As Shutdown Drags On

As the government shutdown enters through its twenty-fourth day, attention is shifting to Senate Republicans who could be pressured to break ranks and potentially force a resolution.

The Biggest Obstacle To Ending The Shutdown Is Donald J. Trump

If you’re looking for the biggest obstacle to a resolution to the government shutdown, look no further than President Donald J. Trump.

Trump Backs Away From ‘National Emergency’ Option As Shutdown Enters Record Territory

President Trump appears to be backing away from the idea of declaring a national emergency to get his wall built. But the other options he’s considering aren’t much better.

Budget Deficit On Pace To Exceed $1 Trillion For Current Fiscal Year

Two years of Republican control of the Legislative and Executive Branches has put us back on a path toward $1 trillion budget deficits.

As Shutdown Continues, Trump Inches Closer To Declaring ‘National Emergency’

The government shutdown has now entered historic territory, and the Trump Administration is moving closer to a “national emergency” or other extra-legal means to get money for his wall.

Racist Congressman Steve King Wonders What’s So Bad About Being A Racist

Iowa’s Steve King has long expressed anti-immigrant and racist views, now he’s asking why that’s a bad thing.

Trump Throws A Temper Tantrum As Shutdown Enters Day 20

President Trump stormed out of a meeting with Congressional leaders as the shutdown drags on with no end in sight.

Most Americans Blame Trump And The GOP For Shutdown, Oppose Border Wall

New polling clearly indicates that the President is losing the battle for public opinion over the government shutdown.

Trump Delivers Substance Free Address On Shutdown And Border Wall

President Trump’s speech on the border wall and the shutdown was fact-free, misleading, and overall a bomb.

As Shutdown Continues, Republicans Begin To Fear Defections

As the shutdown drags on, Republicans are beginning to fear that members in the House and Senate may begin to fall away from supporting the President.

Supreme Court Takes Up Two New Partisan Gerrymandering Cases

The Supreme Court is taking up the issue of partisan gerrymandering. This time, though, they’re likely to reach the merits of the cases rather than punting like they did last year.

Using A ‘National Emergency’ To Build A Border Wall Would Be Illegal

President Trump is claiming that he could use authority to declare a “national emergency” to build his wall even if Congress doesn’t authorize it.

Trump Offers To Substitute ‘Concrete Wall’ With ‘Steel Barrier’

President Trump is offering to change his ‘concrete wall’ with a ‘steel barrier’ in what he apparently things is a compromise.