House Democrats retake the House? It’s a long shot, but they’re getting ready to try.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

President Obama’s popularity is on the rebound, and the Democrats’ race to replace him seems orderly and sane compared with the chaotic contest already dividing the GOP. Even in the minority, Senate Democrats still have enough leverage to slow, stall or kill Republican bills, and they are hopeful about retaking control in 2016.

And then there are the House Democrats.

With their ranks severely depleted and with no control over the chamber’s agenda, they are the most tangible symbols of the party’s recent electoral defeats. And the wreckage has made discussions about the future difficult.  Read More

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