Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-Ohio) became the latest moderate member of Congress to cite the hyper-partisan climate on Capitol Hill as he announced his retirement last week.

Why is it that way, and will it change? Former members of Congress Brian Baird (D-Wash.) and Charles Djou (R-Hawaii), who is running to reclaim the seat he lost in 2010, joined the Fix’s Aaron Blake and Sean Sullivan for a Google Plus Hangout on Thursday.


LaTourette says Congress may need to hit ‘rock bottom’ before it learns its job

Moderate Republicans are open to raising taxes to lower deficits. Just not now.