While it did appear ugly, the House and Senate avoided the worst excesses of 2013.
Funding for diplomatic operations in Havana and an ambassador’s confirmation could be likely targets.
The change in the Senate rules reduced the ability of Republicans to filibuster most Obama nominees.
Democrats take advantage of extra session to move to fill several key positions before relinquishing power
The Senate is convening today to move toward passing a $1.1 trillion plan to fund the government through most of next year, but partisan obstacles remain.
While the populist faction failed to thwart the spending bill, the showdown over easing restrictions on big banks showed how disruptive and demanding it can be.
Cobbled-together omnibus spending bill passed Saturday night is the result of Congress’s inaction this session.
Boehner says the House will pass the bill.
After a bruising midterm, the House minority leader isn’t indulging angst-ridden members of her caucus.
She spends zero time thinking about it.