Wiretap: Obama and the Senate were always battling

Washington Post writer Paul Kane explains, in great detail, how the midterm disaster exposes the rift between Barack Obama and Senate Democrats. The argument between Obama and Harry Reid came two months after Obama won re-election and as Congress, and the nation, faced the infamous “fiscal cliff.” Kane says the rift has yet to heal.

What does Cory Gardner’s win mean? It means that writers like Bloomberg‘s Joshua Green determine that he’s a “Purple Superhero.”

The National Journal read Mike Lee’s 4,200-word prescription for how to fix Congress so you wouldn’t have to. And then gives the rest of us a six-sentence summary.

Boehner and McConnell want to get some bills passed into law in 2015. Will their party let them? Via the Atlantic.

The Borowitz Report: Obama urged to work closely with people who are suing him in federal court. Via the New Yorker.

The New York Times says that Tom Steyer basically wasted his time and money on the 2014 midterms. Steyer says he didn’t and that he’ll be back next time.

A U.S. Appeals court rules against gay marriage, and now it’s a matter of when the Supreme Court takes up the issue. Via the New York Times.

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