Political Headlines - July 8, 2013


  • Deadlock by design hobbles election agency: The Federal Elections Committee was born of idealism after Nixon era excesses, but its GOP members have all but shut it down. Christopher Rowland reports on the frequency of deadlock votes.


  • Tierney faces Democratic challenger for his seat: US Representative John F. Tierney will face a challenge in next year's Democratic primary from Seth Moulton. Jim O'Sullivan details the upcoming campaign. 



  • The Fannie and Freddie gravy train: Republican Senator Bob Corker and his Democratic colleague Mark Warner announced their proposal to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac last month. John E. Sununu writes about the proposal.