The Senate, when it closed shop, sent back scores of nominations to the White House to be returned to the new GOP Senate next year
The White House senior adviser ducked and dodged questions during a media roundtable in November.
Obama’s move toward normalizing relations with Cuba kicked off a firestorm of protest by anti-Castro hardliners.
Obama has been able to make his mark on the federal judiciary, but easier confirmations came at a price.
Sen. Marco Rubio questioned newly confirmed deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken last month on “chatter” that Cuba policy was about to change.
The change in the Senate rules reduced the ability of Republicans to filibuster most Obama nominees.
Leaving Congress doesn’t mean leaving all the perks behind.
The spending bill includes a report calling on the Capitol to catch up on rules for proper interaction.
The senator’s staff wages a fact-checking war over “enhanced interrogation techniques.”
Obama once cited bipartisanship in declining to pursue allegations of torture. Remember bipartisanship?