Jul 14

Five lessons from this election season so far

Today in the Morning Line: The establishment has had a good season … Incumbents are tough to beat … Democrats’ chances could rest with their Marks … Money can’t buy you tea party love … and ObamaCare fades as…

Jul 11

In historic move, Republican House is suing Obama

Obama-Boehner relationship hits a new low: Over the years the rapport between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner has been described at times as “topsy-turvy,” “complicated,” and “soured.” But their relationship might have hit a new low Thursday…

Jul 10

Border spat: When optics and substance don’t meet

Today in the Morning Line: President Obama pushes back on calls to visit border, says he’s “not interested in photo-ops” For administration, optics still matter Yet another ‘Katrina’ moment? Hill Democrats look to overturn Hobby Lobby decision Border problems:…

Jul 09

Politics sets backdrop for President Obama, Perry meeting

Today in the Morning Line: President Obama, Texas governor to meet about border Where does Mr. Obama’s immigration ask go in Congress? Mississippi Senate fallout gets messy with allegations of criminal corruption and vitriolic name-calling For RNC, Cleveland Rocks,…

Jul 08

President Obama hits the road to tout economy, raise money

Today in the Morning Line: President Obama embarks on three-day trip The president’s conflicting messages on border crisis 2014 watch: Braley’s “farmer” comment & new Pryor, Grimes ads RNC set to name 2016 convention site Economy, fundraising are focus of…

Jul 03

Strong jobs numbers likely to give Democrats a morale boost

Today in the Morning Line: Thursday’s jobs report McDaniel not backing down in Mississippi Georgia’s new gun law takes effect The advantages of incumbency Jobs numbers: The unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent with 288,000 jobs added in…

Jul 02

What Congress has to get done

Today in the Morning Line: Congress has some items it has to work on The state of the VA reform bill Obama mocks GOP again, says, “So sue me.” Is he really the worst president since WWII? What Congress…

Jul 01

Immigration is still really dead this time

Today in the Morning Line: Where does immigration go from here? Unaccompanied minors issue drove the final nail Corporations have religions, my friend By the way, 200 more troops are going to Iraq Immigration: All the pretense is finally…