Congress returns next week for that peculiar order of business known as a lame-duck session. It’s a post-election gathering where lawmakers who lost re-election get to take any final votes, while newcomers who won in the Nov. 2 midterms have to sit it out.
Tales from the Trail
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Congress to finance a major new U.S. push on overseas development aid, arguing that only by building up a global middle class will the United States increase its own national security.
In dueling appearances on the Sunday morning news shows, the heads of the Democratic and Republican parties made the same prediction — After the Nov. 2 elections, our guys will control the House.
David Schwartz takes a look at the latest Quayle seeking to go to Washington.
Ben Quayle knows how to spell potato.
The son of former vice president Dan Quayle also knows that his famous last name is a double-edged sword when running for elected office.
The phrase “Buy American” may be taking on a new connotation in the rough-and-tumble battle over corporate financing and the midterm congressional elections.
Trying to get out the vote for Democrats in danger of losing one or both houses of Congress on Nov. 2, President Barack Obama is pouring it on with up-close campaigning reminiscent of 2008 as he visits coffee shops and works rope lines.
President Obama’s approval rating has been below 50 percent for most of 2010. But are things really so bad? Gallup suggests they’re not, relatively speaking.
Like schoolchildren gazing out the window on a sunny June day, Congress can’t wait for that final bell to ring. But lawmakers still need to hand in a final term paper before they can skip out the door. Instead, they’re asking the teacher for an extension.