It’s a good things Congressman John Campbell is stepping down in 2014 because his rhetoric on the federal government shutdown would give any candidate fuel for the fire to beat him at the polls. Campbell, who had no problem voting for a bailout of the automobile industry, is one of the richest men in Congress. …
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will call for a vote after Thanksgiving on legislation that would allow gays to serve openly in the military. His announcement makes good on his pre-election promise to resurrect during the lame-duck session legislation that would repeal the 1993 law known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
Without the basic protection of a public insurance option for consumers and taxpayers, Reid will lose the vote of Vermont Independent Bernie Sanders, who caucuses with the Democrats but has made no secret of his frustration with attempts to dumb down reform.