Final House Race Decided; GOP Net Gain: 63 Seats

Rep. Tim Bishop (D) has defeated Republican challenger Randy Altschuler in New York’s 1st district, a victory finalized by an Altschuler concession Wednesday morning in the nation’s final outstanding House race that cements GOP gains in the 2010 House midterms … Continued

Breaking: House Democrats Vote To Table Tax Cuts Bill

I had heard rumblings that Democrats were coming around on the tax cut bill; however, that doesn’t appear to be the case: Defying President Obama, House Democrats voted Thursday not to bring up the tax package that he negotiated with … Continued

Barney Frank Predicts Tax Deal Will Pass

I’m less confident than Rep. Barney Frank (D-NY), especially as opposition from both sides of the aisle emerges: President Obama’s tax cut deal with Republicans will pass through Congress, despite a tide of opposition from Democrats, Rep. Barney Frank predicted … Continued

RNC Chairman Race Narrows

Even though he hasn’t officially thrown his hat in, Gentry Collins is moving toward the front of the pack: The list of potential candidates to take over the Republican National Committee continues to narrow, as Connecticut GOP chairman Chris Healy now … Continued

Obama Tax Compromise A Bid For Independents

In political terms, President Barack Obama’s tax-cut compromise with Republicans amounted to a step toward luring back independent voters whose support he needs to win re-election in 2012. Nevermind that the deal alienated his liberal base; there’s no clear alternative … Continued

Reid: No Deal On Tax Cuts

Senate Democrats will not accept President Obama’s negotiated deal with Republicans to extend the Bush-era tax rates in its current form, Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid said Tuesday. “The concerns are wide ranging, some dealing with matters other than taxes, frankly. But … Continued