from Breakingviews:

Congress punts gas tax hike in favor of bank raid

December 3, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from Breakingviews:

Congress’ insider traders finally out of excuses

November 16, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

How to solve the House speaker fight

By Paul Goldman and Mark J. Rozell
October 14, 2015

U.S. House Speaker Boehner re-enters after excusing himself from news conference following closed Republican House caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

House Speaker John Boehner re-enters after excusing himself from a news conference following a closed Republican House caucus meeting at the Capitol in Washington, September 29, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

from The Great Debate:

Disorder in the House – just as the Founding Fathers wanted it

By Joshua Spivak
October 12, 2015

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) pauses during his weekly news conference in Washington

House Speaker John Boehner pauses during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 29, 2015.REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

from Tales from the Trail:

Despite differences with Pope Francis, 2016 contenders bask in his limelight

September 24, 2015

The field of 2016 Republican hopefuls have an unlikely thorn in their side -- His Holiness, Pope Francis. Most disagree with him on issues such as climate change and economic inequality.

from The Great Debate:

Why it’s so much easier for Congress to vote for war than peace

By Laicie Heeley and Daniel Wirls
September 3, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Cruz waits to speak against Iran nuclear deal during rally across from the White House in Washington

Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz waits to speak at an event protesting against the Iran nuclear deal in Lafayette Park, across from the White House in Washington, July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Parliament session holds the key

By Ambareesh Baliga
July 26, 2015

The Indian parliament building is pictured behind marigold flowers in New Delhi (Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

from The Great Debate:

If Obama really wants to close Guantanamo, here’s what he needs to do

By Daphne Eviatar
May 20, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama signs an executive order in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama speaks before signing the executive order to close the military prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, in the Oval Office on his second official day at the White House in Washington, January 22, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

from The Great Debate:

A lose-lose choice for Hillary Clinton

By Bill Schneider
April 21, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton reacts while testifying on the Benghazi attacks during Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responds to intense questioning about the September attacks on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

from The Great Debate:

Maybe the Nationals can teach Congress how to play ball

By Robert Hoopes
April 5, 2015

MLB: New York Yankees at Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister throws against the New York Yankees during spring training at Space Coast Stadium in Melbourne, Florida, March 23, 2015. USA TODAY/Brad Barr