Party-line voting is the norm. Conservative Democrats and liberal Republicans are all but extinct, and there aren’t many lawmakers left in the middle.
Snowmobilers, triathlon runners, rodeo clowns and other groups could have an easier time organizing activities on federal land under a bill up that the House passed yesterday.
Alabama Republicans chose Roy Moore as their special-election nominee over Strange, who was swimming against some strong historical currents in his bid to win election in his own right.
Alabama voters watching their beloved Crimson Tide college football team take on Vanderbilt on television tomorrow also will see an ad aimed at helping Sen. Luther Strange, courtesy of Mitch McConnell’s deep-pocketed allies.
A quiet, last-minute alteration to a bill on the Senate floor will let Sen. Luther Strange pitch himself to voters in next week’s special election as the guy who came through when Alabama jobs were on the line.
The Silicon Valley district that Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) represents in Congress is one of the nation’s most prosperous areas.
Historically low public trust and confidence in government could pose a significant threat to sustaining grassroots movements and civic participation in government relations.