Deeply unpopular and flagrantly unproductive, Congress is on its August recess right now.
It won’t return until Sept. 9, after a five-week recess, leaving itself just a few days to settle issues such as raising the debt ceiling and passing a federal budget. Here are some things you should know about where it stands at this stage of
Few, if any, Congresses can match this one in futility. It managed to help out some communities in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and to reach a deal on presidential nominations, but mostly it can’t get things done — whatever your politics.
The repeal of Obamacare, action on climate change, a “grand bargain” on our fiscal problems, education and tax reform, creating jobs, strengthening gun laws ... the list of dropped balls is long, although there is still hope for immigration reform, if just barely.