The battle over President Obama’s trade deal has officially arrived

The Washington Post By David Nakamura and Mike DeBonis 11/5/15 The Obama administration released the full text of a 12-nation Pacific Rim free-trade accord on Thursday, launching what is expected to be a long and bruising fight to win final … Continue reading

Amid revolt, Boehner steps aside to avoid ‘irreparable harm’ to Congress By Deirdre Shesgreen, USAToday 9/25/15 WASHINGTON — It took a visit from the pope, a brewing conservative rebellion, and a good night’s sleep for John Boehner — the son of a bartender and a devout Catholic from Cincinnati — to decide … Continue reading

US Senate Dynamics: An alternate view to mainstream media and cable news

By Russ Phillips

Last month Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, was the inaugural speaker of the series “Getting to the Point” at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate that had newly opened the previous month in Boston, MA. The series convenes individuals with diverse perspectives to discuss the current issues and challenges facing our community and government. McConnell has served 30 years in the Senate.

McConnell shared insights regarding historical functioning of the Senate and personal anecdotes.

Following McConnell’s remarks he then engaged in a Q & A with reporter Jackie Calmes with The New York Times.

I encourage you to check this out.