A good day for a writer is one in which a metaphor falls into his lap. That happened recently when I read a behind-the-scenes report on the government shutdown. During the Democrats’ brief and pointless exercise in immaturity, a bipartisan group of senators met regularly in the office of Susan Collins of Maine. Puzzled by what had brought them to this point, and desperate for a way to live up to their not-entirely-deserved reputations as moderate, clear-thinking, responsible statesmen, the Republicans and Democrats were looking for a way out.
A liberal coalition that supports Obamacare is targeting three Republican senators on the airwaves, urging them to vote against the GOP tax bill after they bucked their party’s Senate vote to repeal Obamacare over the summer.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) announced Monday evening that she opposes the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, effectively sinking the GOP’s last effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.
President Donald Trump said the 51 senators who voted against the “skinny” Obamacare repeal had “let the American people down” in a tweet sent at 2:25 a.m. Friday morning.
Former FBI Director James Comey revealed Thursday that he provided excerpts of his memos to a friend with the understanding that they would be given to reporters.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I.) was the least bipartisan member of the Senate during the 114th Congress from 2015 to 2016, according to a new report released Wednesday.