December 13th, 2007
03:00 PM ET
10 years ago

Cafferty: Rate the Democratic-led Congress

What a year it's been. Here we are, a little more than a week to go before the Democratic-led Congress adjourns and they don't have a heck of a lot to show for themselves.

First, House Democratic leaders caved into President Bush's spending limit on a massive domestic spending bill. Although they're vowing to shift funds away from the president's priorities to theirs, it still signals a big political victory for the White House.

Next, what started out as an ambitious agenda a year ago has now been reduced to finger pointing between House and Senate Democrats.

The Washington Post reports Congressman Charlie Rangel is accusing Senate Democratic leaders of developing "Stockholm syndrome" - that they're showing sympathy to their Republican captors and giving in on all sorts of legislation.

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