Rising Approval of Congres

Jeffrey M. Jones at Gallup: Thirty-five percent of Americans currently approve of the way Congress is handling its job, a 10-percentage-point increase since January and the highest Gallup has measured in nearly 12 years.   The current results are from a Feb. 3-18...

Congressional Abdication

Nan Swift at R Street: President Biden deserves credit for resisting the calls of others in his party to wipe out $50,000 in student loan debt per borrower “with the flick of a pen,” as Politico reports. So far, it appears the president intends to work with Congress...

Earmarks Return

Tara Golshan and Kevin Robillard at HuffPo report that congressional Democrats are planning to revive earmarks. “Chair DeLauro supports Member-directed funding for community projects,” said Evan Hollander, a spokesperson with the House Appropriations Committee, which...

Sasse on the Trial

Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE): “An impeachment trial is a public declaration of what a president’s oath of office means and what behavior that oath demands of presidents in the future. But here’s the sad reality: If we were talking about a Democratic president, most...