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The "Bipartisan Compromise" Scam

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Saying you're going to do health care reform without a public option is kind of like saying you're going to fight Al Qaeda in Afghanistan by invading Iraq. It misses the point -- on purpose.

Stop Distorting the Truth about End of Life Care

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

GOP leadership has been gravely distorting the truth and misrepresenting the facts about the bipartisan effort for the Life Sustaining Treatment Preferences Act.

Urban and Rural, Red and Blue: Time to Rebuild America's Water Infrastructure

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Every community is faced with serious drinking water and sanitation problems that lead to dangerous public health problems and serious environmental damage.

Go Away, Tom Daschle

Jesse Berney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Berney

Your "bipartisan proposal" for health care was typical: all the compromise came from the Democratic side. It included no public option, leaving the health care out of health care reform.

Obama Declares Himself President-For-Life (No Fooling!)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"I am ashamed at getting my stimulus bill passed so quickly. Republicans, those masters of bipartisanship, offered their sincere efforts to delay this bill for months and, I admit, I ignored them."

The Purple Leadership of Newark's Mayor Cory Booker

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

If Barack Obama is the most successful African American national political leader in our nation's history, then Cory Booker will be the most important African American Mayor in American history.

A Bipartisan Road to Health Care Reform?

Eileen McMenamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eileen McMenamin

The President is right to signal we need to spend money on health care. We can't afford not to do it. The most expensive thing is to do is to just sit and do nothing at all.

Senate Rejects McCain In Bipartisan Fashion

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The bottom line of this story is that nine out of forty-one Republican senators just broke ranks with their party and voted to strip a McCain amendment from a budget bill.

Majority Doesn't Want Obama To Be Bipartisan: Poll

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You routinely hear it asserted that the public wants bipartisan comity in Washington, but some striking numbers buried in the internals of the new New...

Why You Should Recommit to 21st Century (Gasp!) Bipartisan Politics

Maegan Carberry and Elizabeth Blackney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maegan Carberry and Elizabeth Blackney

The stimulus debate, or lack thereof, proved beyond a doubt that forward-thinking individuals must join the netroots-driven political realignment happening across America to have meaningful impact.

Mr. President, They're Just Not That Into You

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Less than a month into his presidency, Obama has found that no one is really buying bipartisanship. The notion that a bipartisan process will yield more GOP support has been officially shredded.

It's No Time for Politics as Usual

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

It's time for the House and Senate to follow the lead of President Obama and the American people and adopt new rules for a new era.

Obama and the GOP: No Sudden Moves

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

You've seen those shows on Animal Planet about retraining snarling mongrels to stop pooping on the carpet? Well, welcome to Congressional Planet. And say hello to the new trainer: Barack Obama.

Weekly Audit: Stimulus Stagnation Economy NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

One of the left's major problems with the stimulus package: the corporate "net operating loss carryback" giveaway.

Obama & Bipartisanship: It Takes Five to Tango

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

This endless loop of partisan "we won, you lost" attitudes, exhibited by both political parties, is exactly what has alienated so much of the American electorate for such a long time.

Friday Talking Points [60] -- Democratic Assertiveness Training

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What a week! With Congress back in session, with the excitement of newly-elected members being sworn in (or barred at the door, as the case may be), ...

"Support I Have Yet to Earn": Obama's Victory Speech

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Barack Obama was in the No-Gloat Zone. For his very first speech as president-elect... Obama crafted a message with much of the scope and power of an inaugural address.

Time For Grand Coalition Government

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

The 2008 election presents another appropriate time when bipartisan unity government is needed more than ever.

Bipartisan Scandal: Congress' Edifice Complex

John Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Fund

Why does Congress hand out money to name buildings, bridges -- everything under the sun -- after its own living members? Until the 1960s, people had to die before they were memorialized in granite.

Cindy McCain, Bill Frist, Tom Daschle, Mike Huckabee, et al in....Rwanda!

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Ruxin

The trip is significant not only because of the unusual political chemistry, but because this group has already identified that global health and extreme poverty must be foreign policy priorities in the election.

GI's Guide to the New GI Bills

Victor LaPorte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor LaPorte

Support our troops and veterans. Support the 21st Century GI Bill!