Excerpt Of The Day: The Democratic Agenda If They Retake Control Of Congress

“If Democrats win one or both houses of Congress in November’s elections, as polls suggest is increasingly likely, President Bush’s Washington will change dramatically.

Democrats will press to get out of Iraq. They’ll mount investigations into the Bush administration’s record that could rival those of Presidents Nixon in Watergate and Clinton in the Monica Lewinsky affair.

They’ll push a boatload of social-welfare legislation, such as raising the minimum wage, that reflects their pent-up priorities, while blocking the Republican agenda on social issues such as gay marriage, abortion and religion.

Those are some of the top plans that Democrats would pursue if they won power, according to interviews with Democratic lawmakers, strategists, staff aides and lobbyists.” — Margaret Talev, McClatchy Washington Bureau

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