Kyl: No decision on how long to serve in Senate

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that he hasn’t decided how long he’ll serve as the late John McCain’s appointed replacement and kept the door open to suggesting that Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) — who lost her Senate bid last week — serve out the remainder of his term. When…

Left treads carefully as Dems taste power

As Washington readies for divided government, the left is adjusting its expectations for the new Congress. Liberal activists are eager to see the House Democratic majority embrace their key priorities — including a step in the direction of single-payer health care — but they’re also keenly aware that Senate Republicans…

Will Dems Work With Us or Just Play Politics?

Sen. Mitch McConnell, FOX NewsLast Tuesday I was proud to see that the American people voted keep Republicans in control of the U.S. Senate. But we also learned that, come January, the Republican Senate majority will be dealing with a House of Representatives under Democratic control. (more…)

Nancy Pelosi Has the Toughness Democrats Need

Valerie Jarrett, CNNWith the midterm elections behind us, Democrats now have the majority in the House of Representatives. But one question remains: Who will lead the body? (more…)

Louisville Launches Initiative To Help Families Affected By Trauma

Louisville has been awarded a five-year, $5 million federal grant for a project aimed at helping families affected by trauma. The Trauma Resilient Community Initiative is a partnership between the city, the University of Louisville and Centerstone Kentucky. The goal … The post Louisville Launches Initiative To Help Families Affected…

We can’t stop now. Help build grassroots power for 2019.

Today we kick off KFTC’s fall fundraising campaign. We’re inviting everyone to support Action for Democracy. From June through election day, I talked with voters every week as a KFTC voter empowerment organizer. I took action for democracy because … The post We can’t stop now. Help build grassroots power…

Meet the New House Dems: They May Not Toe Party Line

Sheryl Stolberg, NY TimesThe freshman House Democrats are the most diverse, most female class in history — and span the ideological spectrum. They arrive in Washington for orientation this week. (more…)

Pelosi warns against ousting a woman

Nancy Pelosi is making gender a central part of her bid to reclaim the speaker’s gavel — leaning hard into the pitch that Democrats cannot oust the only woman at their leadership table following a historic election for women. In addition to arguing she’s the best qualified for the job,…

Fannie Mae and ‘Freddie Maxine’

Stephen Moore, Washington TimesDemocratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California appears a lock to become the next chairman of the powerful Financial Services Committee. (more…)

Cummings urges reluctant Dems to back Pelosi for speaker if she wins caucus vote

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), an influential House Democrat, pleaded Monday with colleagues and incoming House freshmen to reject the efforts of a “small group” of Democrats he said is “trying to generate opposition” to Nancy Pelosi’s bid for the speakership. “For two years, they asserted that with Nancy Pelosi as…