Matthew Yglesias: 2015: The Year Congress Started Working Again: “The story of the 2015 legislating boom…

…is that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan decided to care less about presidential politics…. Making Obama look bad has stopped being a legislative priority…. None of the leading GOP contenders are particularly well-liked by the party’s congressional leaders, so there’s less interest in helping them out…. While competition for political office is zero-sum, actual public policy isn’t…