Special session

GOP lawmakers said the special session that Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam called in response to a mass shooting was premature and politically motivated.
He said other recent shootings are also driving his call for a special session.
Republicans used a decades-old rule to pass the laws. The suit says the process was illegal under the Wisconsin state constitution.
With Romanoff in 2006 was Carroll--and Republicans like the Gov. Bill Owens. With Coffman in 2006 was Tancredo. (Read more
They handed it to the governor so he could have his way with it and put his pen to paper, signing it into law with one hand and slashing it with his veto pen line item by line item with the other.
Denver Post reporter Kurtis Lee did a good job over the weekend of sorting out the past immigration positions of Rep. Mike Coffman and his Democratic challenger, Andrew Romanoff.
This is the message Congress is sending: Sorry, all you aspiring college students, but we just couldn't manage to squeeze it in, what with our many days off this year. We had to go back home to raise some campaign cash, and you students got lost in the shuffle.
Davis' stand last week helped -- at least temporarily -- defeat an abortion bill that would have closed down all but five
Under Article 2, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, the President of the United States "may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them" into special session. Presidents have used that authority only a handful of times in the modern era.
At the 1948 Democratic National Convention, Harry Truman accepted his party's nomination with a bold speech condemning the "Do Nothing" Republican Congress. President Truman was substantive and specific.