Another GOP Government Shutdown Could Help the Dems

Democrats should be popping champagne corks over all the sudden Republican threats of another government shutdown this fall if President Obama acts on his own to overhaul immigration policy.  The current arc of the mid-term campaign narrative suggests that the GOP will narrowly regain control of the Senate for the first time in almost a decade and improve on its majority in the House. University ...

In town halls, U.S. lawmakers hear voter anger over illegal migrants

By Gabriel Debenedetti DALLAS (Reuters) - When Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling sat down with colleagues and constituents at a recent Chamber of Commerce lunch in Dallas, the first question he faced was whether Congress planned to address immigration policy and a burgeoning border crisis. While he was optimistic about long-term prospects for dealing with border security and immigration, he said ...

GOP poll: Women ‘barely receptive’ to Republican policies

Two powerful, male-led Republican “SuperPACs” commissioned a major poll on what women think of the party and its candidates, and were rewarded with dismal results. Karl Rove: His secretive Crossroads GPS “SuperPAC” helped pay for poll on the Republican Party’s problems with women voters. (Photo: Getty Images) Women view the Republican Party as “lacking in compassion,” “stuck in the past” and ...