Colt: Make Obama travel path of broken glass
In the end, Boehner’s “Plan B” was an offer to Republicans the option of raising taxes in order to “save” the middle class from a tax hike. This position will be seen as capitulation by the grassroots. Democrats would get their victory, at the same time as the speaker—but, he would have been the one crawling through broken glass.
Insider: Lott nearly passed gun control in post- Columbine panic
Senate Majority Sen. Leader C. Trent Lott Jr. (R.-Miss.) scheduled the gun show ban legislation in haste. No committee hearings. No mark-ups.