Are Democrats the gang that can’t shoot straight?

Congressional Democrats appear to be circling the wagons and shooting inward. Their recent behavior is outrageous, worthy only of a schoolyard brawl, the result of which is far less tasty than a well-made legislative sausage. Many newly elected members of Congress coming from gerrymandered safe blue districts have never been in charge and don't understand …

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Cong. Lori Trahan: up close and personable

Newly elected Massachusetts 3rd district Congresswoman Lori Trahan has a warm smile and comes across as intelligent, charming, and poised.  As a former chief of staff to Congressman Marty Meehan, Trahan also brings a dimension of Capitol Hill experience not typical of your usual breathless freshman Congressperson.  She spoke yesterday for the first time to …

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Changing leadership with Pelosi at the helm

Congressional leadership of the Democratic Party is going to change. It’s not a question of whether but how and when.  Despite the best efforts of North Shore Congressman Seth Moulton, who is spearheading the movement to depose former and probably future Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, she won overwhelming support of the Democratic caucus, …

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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 as they used Ted Kennedy as a fundraising bogeyman years ago.  But Republicans aren't the …

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