“Congress is producing little this election year that will become law, yet both parties are churning out bills designed to make the other side look bad,” the AP notes.
Did you know Rep. Kristi Noem got her college degree a week ago? And she’s trying to use it against Obama, saying his policies are hurting recent graduates, like her (except that she has a job -- and a highly paid one, too!).
The Colombian prostitute at the center of the Secret Service scandal requested a meeting with Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. But he turned down the request.
The New York Times wrote over the weekend that some Tea Party Senate candidates “say they have not decided whether they would support Mr. McConnell, who could find himself contending with the type of fractious rank and file that has vexed the House speaker, John A. Boehner of Ohio.”
“The cautious approach that top Republicans have taken on whether to vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress has sparked a new round of hand-wringing over the party’s direction on Capitol Hill,” Politico writes. “Specifically, conservatives want bolder, more aggressive leadership from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the rest of GOP high command — on Holder and the broader Republican agenda heading into November.”
Not that they’re thrilled with Eric Cantor, either with some on the right claiming he’s too BIPARTISAN.