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Bart Gordon

Retiring Dem Chair Hands Gavel To GOP

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon prides himself on running a bipartisan committee. But the Tennessee Democrat, who is retiring this y...

Sam Stein

With Election Over, Lawmakers Comfortable Defending TARP | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The day after an election is perhaps the moment of greatest candor among the political class, especially when those doing the talking ar...

Will Politics Trump Economic Progress?

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

The United States is in danger of losing its global competitive advantage in science and technology, a prospect that would surely result in economic decline.

Health Care Bill Math: Democrats Decide Who Is Needed To Reach 216

New York Times | Jeff Zeleny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the homestretch of the health care debate, one obvious question being asked across the capital is whether Speaker Nancy Pelosi will f...

What's In, What's Out in Health Care Reform Bill

AP | ALAN FRAM and DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bye bye, Cornhusker Kickback. Hello, special treatment for Tennessee and North Dakota. Democrats unveiling revisions Thursday...

Bart Gordon Retiring: Tennessee Democrat Latest To Announce Retirement

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rep. Bart Gordon, a 13-term congressman from Tennessee, announced Monday he will not seek re-election next year, the latest Democra...

Anti-Abortion Measure Passes, Then Fails In House

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An anti-abortion amendment to a sweeping health overhaul bill was voted down in a House committee late Thursday – a dramatic ...

Gates Seeks More High-Tech Visas

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — More investment in math and science education and a more liberal policy toward skilled foreign workers are crucial if America is to...

Mixing Water Into The Energy Debate

Rob Runyan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Runyan

Dealing with one sector without thinking about the other is one-hand clapping. That's why we have popular alternative fuels like ethanol that don't factor in the drain on water resources.

Ten. Dems Blame Fox News And GOP For Their Own Skewed Perceptions Of Obama

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dawn Teo

Tennessee Democratic leaders, apologizing for stating their belief that Obama was tied to terrorists, laughably place blame on the message machinery of the right.

Stop Yelling at Hillary to Stand Down and Start Yelling at the Superdelegates to Stand Up

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

It's time for uncommitted superdelegates to stop their dithering, hop off the fence and officially bring this nominating process to an end. Hillary has earned the right to stay in the race until the bitter end. So it's up to the superdelegates to accelerate the bitter end. And it's up to us to pressure them to do exactly that. Read More Hillary Clinton's Defeat: A Historic Triumph The greatest triumph of Clinton's campaign is the example she has set for the next generation. And not just for young women; her dedication, perseverance, and indefatigable drive make her a role model for young men as well. Read More