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Republican Majority in Congress Off to Rough Start

After weeks of drama, House Republicans have abandoned efforts to tie Homeland Security funding to a provision blocking a presidential executive order on immigration. Analysts and even some Republican lawmakers are questioning what this political defeat is likely to mean for the new Republican majority's ability to govern. Things were not supposed to work out this way. Republicans won big in November’s midterm elections, boosting their majority in the House of Representatives to...

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