Zoe Lofgren

Essential Politics: From misconduct to taxes, a time of murky politics

Essential Politics: From misconduct to taxes, a time of murky politics

In political circles from Sacramento to Washington, the midpoint of the week arrives with a feeling that we’re in the moment before the moment.

Big things are coming, but the path forward is unclear.

Certainly that was true in the state Capitol, as everyone tuned in for a long-awaited hearing on sexual misconduct, but nowhere is the watch-and-wait mentality more at play right now than Washington.

TAXES: THE MOMENT BEFORE THE MOMENT

The movement continues toward a huge vote by week’s end on Republican tax overhaul plans. The proposal

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