10 things you need to know today: December 17, 2014

Publié: 17 décembre 2014 dans Informations générales

The Fifth Column

Another President Bush in waiting? Another President Bush in waiting? (Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

The Week

The 113th Congress ends, Jeb Bush announces he is exploring a bid for the White House, and more

1. Widely criticized Congress wraps up its work
The 113th Congress, which was panned as the least productive in modern history, came to a close late Tuesday. Democrats in the Senate, on their last day in control of the upper house, wrapped up by approving at least six dozen of President Obama’s judicial nominees and extended several tax breaks that had been scheduled to expire in 2015, but failed to renew a terrorism insurance program supported by corporations and major sports leagues. « Thank God it’s over! » Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W. Va.) said. [The Washington Post]

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2. Jeb Bush announces he is exploring a presidential run
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush announced Tuesday via social media that he would…

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