I still want to see the precise details. A lot of game playing is still possible, perhaps likely. But President Obama has pushed two political fights over recent days — one over student loans and another on renewal of the Violence Against Women Act. And in pretty short order congressional Republicans have folded on both. McConnell’s signal that Senate Republicans won’t filibuster VAWA is the later tell.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.