Monthly Archives: September 2015

John Boehner’s Resignation

In the midst of the tussling¬†among Republicans¬†over which is worse, a government shutdown or funding Planned Parenthood, John Boehner has apparently decided he’s had enough.¬† The right-wingers are cheering, even though they’re not in a position to get one of their own into the slot.¬† How will this affect politics on Capitol Hill these next few years?

Republicans react:  http://www.politico.com/video/2015/09/159025-boehner-gop-reaction-027164

The Majority Leader who wants to take his place:  http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/kevin-mccarthy-john-boehner-house-republicans-214125

Elsewhere in the House:  http://www.politico.com/blogs/the-gavel

 

Second Republican Debate, Wed. Sept. 16

The spotlight is on three people who were nowhere near getting mentioned as realistic candidates a few months ago, but are the top three in New Hampshire.¬† Here’s the story from Politico:

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/gop-debate-2016-ben-carson-carly-fiorina-213672

If you watch it, I’d love to read your thoughts here.¬† (I’ll be on a bus coming back from a few days in DC, and I’m not sure whether I’ll be able to hear it on the radio or not.)

 

Primary season spirals out of control

Just a few months ago, it seemed certain that Hillary Clinton would win the Democratic nomination and be going up against Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, or Marco Rubio.  But now?

Mrs. Clinton¬†is on the decline¬†amid cries of “Run, Joe (Biden), run!”: ¬†¬†http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/poll-hillary-clinton-lead-2016-joe-biden-213401

Donald Trump is doing a lot better than expected:  http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/donald-trump-2016-campaign-gop-jeb-bush-213391

But this guy doesn’t think things are as different as they seem:
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/09/the-truth-about-the-2016-race-213121

What do you think? ¬†Click here and let us know! ¬†(Then click “Visit Course Site” at upper right to come back to this section.)