Tag Archives: House of Representatives

Sharron Angle’s Next Move

HOWARD MEGDAL: The decision by the Nevada Secretary of State to open up the selection of candidates in the second congressional district to a primary is great news or Sharron Angle.

CHRIS PUMMER: Angle blew her big chance in politics. Damaged goods now, she probably won’t even be able to wrestle away this House seat. Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert’s Testimony

DANI ALEXIS RYSKAMP: Not everyone was impressed by Stephen Colbert’s recent in-character testimony before Congress – even, possibly, those impressed by the previous testimony by Sesame Street’s Elmo or by Harry Reid’s Twitter conversation with Lady Gaga.

AKIE BERMISS: Anytime Stephen Colbert goes to Washington DC I get excited for the ensuing news cycle. Was it just 2006 when he spoke at the White House Correspondents Dinner? It seems so long ago: the Colbert Report was brand new. Its like most Americans over 35 had never really heard of Stephen Colbert. And then he walked into that dinner throwing fireballs of satire around. The discomfort could have been cut with a knife. It was a moment that made us all say, “Wow — this guy is no joke!” Continue reading

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High-Profile House Members

CHRIS PUMMER: A member of the U.S. House of Representatives looking to raise his or her profile by pandering to the farthest extremes of their base is more likely to find a dead end than a road to a higher political platform.

HOWARD MEGDAL: Chris is right- making high-profile, incendiary comments may put a member’s seat into unnecessary jeopardy. But he is looking at the short view. Continue reading

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