July 2, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer
In a rare show of bipartisanship, Congress agreed in October to fund the government for six more months rather than suffer the political consequences of a government shutdown. While outrage over the killing of U.S. personnel in Libya threatened to derail the agreeement, pressures to adjourn for election campaigns prevailed.
October 24, 2006 By Don WolfensbergerRoll Call Contributing Writer
A House passed bill to create a ""Bipartisan Working group on Deficit Reduction and Economic Growth" could provide an opening for a larger deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.
Reorganizing Congress and the Executive in Response to Focusing Events: Lessons of the Past, Portents for the Future
March 17, 2008 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer
How have the promises and peformance of the Republican Revolution played out over the last decade? Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, architect of the Contract with America assesses the past 10 years in Congress.