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November 6, 2007

110th Congress - Year to Date

New Congress at war over everything
This us-against-them mentality has been an ongoing storyline of the new Democratic­-controlled Congress.

Democrats Set Out to Tout Their Accomplishments for Frustrated Voters
House Democrats, increasingly frustrated that the public doesn’t give them credit for what they view as a long list of legislative accomplishments, are launching a new strategy designed to break through the Washington media filter.

Weary, Wary Lawmakers See Compromise as Way Forward
For most of the year, congressional Democrats have been uncompromising on issues including the Iraq war and expanded health insurance for poor children, believing that public opinion favored them and that Republicans would break with President Bush. But the GOP held firm and Congress's approval ratings plummeted.

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