When Vice President Joe Biden called the wrong Marty Walsh on Tuesday to congratulate him on winning the Boston mayor’s race, he was not the only politician struggling with mixed signals that night. Biden could be forgiven for the misdial. … Continue reading
Gwen Ifill interviews Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss his criticism of the Affordable Care Act, his take on NSA spying allegations and which common causes unite the GOP factions. Read a full transcript of the interview, which aired … Continue reading
Is Washington broken? I was traveling last week, and everywhere I went, that question was greeted, understandably, with laughter. I tried to defend democracy and the role of government in our lives. I really did. But Washington wasn’t helping.
It’s tough enough to govern effectively when the ground underfoot is stable. But take a tricky issue and angle it uphill, and getting things done gets a lot more complicated.