Max Baucus

What’s Next For Gun Control

Reid pulls bill, Dems vow to continue fight, Republicans dig in

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) shelved his party’s gun bill Thursday after a stinging defeat the day before, but Democrats, the White House, and gun control advocates have vowed to keep fighting.

Off the Rails

Obamacare a ‘train wreck,’ according to bill’s supporters

Opponents of Obamacare on Thursday seized on warnings from two of its legislative architects that implementation of the law could be disastrous. “I just see a huge train wreck coming down,” said Sen. Max Baucus (D., Mont.), who is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and wrote large portions of the law.

The Democrats’
K Street Gang

Reports of the culture of corruption’s demise are greatly exaggerated

In 2005 and 2006, Democrats attacked the so-called “K Street Project,” a Republican initiative to cultivate relationships—financial and otherwise—with like-minded lobbyists working in downtown D.C. Congressional staffers would leave the Hill, join friendly lobbying firms, and then funnel personal and PAC contributions to GOP legislators. Democrats claimed to be sickened by this so-called “culture of corruption.”
That was then.