Tag Archives: Congressman Jim McGovern

Nancy Pelosi is not the problem

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is a lightning rod for antipathy to the Democratic Party. And she’s a great fundraising opportunity for Republicans, who are using her possible restoration as Speaker to rally the GOP to keep the House, just … Continue reading

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Presidential race will thwart progress in Congress

Very knowledgeable politicians speaking in Boston last Monday expressed qualified hopes that Congress could actually get something done.  They pointed to the recent “doc fix,” a remedy for the unrealistic curtailment of Medicare payments to providers.  The bill passed by the … Continue reading

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McGovern urges return to politics of people skills

The wall of failed 1972 liberal Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern’s Washington office bore a photo of failed 1964 conservative Republican nominee Barry Goldwater with the inscription, “If you’re going to lose, lose big.”  Both lost in landslides, disagreed on … Continue reading

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