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Bipartisanship

Selig Says No to Galarraga, Calls for Bipartisanship After "Perfect Game" Humiliation

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Norm Stamper

Bud Selig has rejected pleas to reverse umpire Jim Joyce's bum call. But the commissioner did use the occasion to lament the general state of bipartisanship in America's pastime. "The game's become altogether too partisan," Selig told a reporter.

Is This Any Way to Run a Pop Stand?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Imagine an organization of two warring factions. The two spend most of their time vilifying each other, and defeating their opponents' plans. This nightmare is none other than the US Congress.

Colicky Babies, Tea Party Tantrums & Compassion

Molly Secours | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Secours

What exactly was the source of discontent for those who met Obama's attempts at bipartisanship in health care reform with a yearlong tantrum?

One Party?

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Philip Neches

In the health care debate, the Republican Party broke the historic operation of the two party system, with consequences for both parties.

70% Say Country "Dangerously Divided" by Health Care Debate

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Zogby

Our latest survey, taken immediately after the House passed health care, found 70% said the country has become "dangerously divided" by the debate, and 16% believe these feelings will quickly fade.

Want Bipartisanship? Let's Talk

Eileen McMenamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eileen McMenamin

As President Obama heads to Capitol Hill to meet with Senate Republicans, the first question that comes to mind is: Why don't the president and Republicans get together more often?

Who's Buying Bipartisanship?

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

The elusive butterfly of partisanship is even harder to find in a Democratic Party more concentrated in the big metropolitan areas... and an even tougher goal in a shrunken Republican Party.

Roy Sekoff: The Right Has Decided To Double Down On The Crazy (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost editor Roy Sekoff appeared on "The Ed Show" Wednesday evening to talk about the Republican Party's political tactics. Rather than learning ...

Ryan Grim

Senators Engage In Bipartisan Civil Disobedience, Refuse To Halt Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jim Webb and Lindsey Graham had an unorthodox answer to a Republican parliamentary maneuver that blocked committees from meeting on Wednesday: Biparti...

Republicans Embrace "Party of No" Label

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If Republicans continue their tantrum once the Senate passes the reconciliation bill, it's going to be a lot easier for Democrats to convince independents that they, the Democrats, are the adults in the room.

Health Reform Post-Mortem

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In order to get anything done this year, things are going to have to move a lot faster than health reform moved. The pace has to be stepped up from "glacial."

What the Health Care Bill Might Mean

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If the Democrats can create some momentum of their own, and learn the lessons of health care, then they may be able to substantially reduce the electoral damage in November.

Friday Talking Points [116] -- Is It Sausage Yet?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If nothing else comes of it, you've got to admit that the health reform movement has given a lot of people a very detailed education about the sausage-making process in Washington.

The Beginning of the End of the Myth of Bipartisanship

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

It's safe to say that, with Rand Paul's victory today, the myth of bipartisanship has been officially laid to rest.

DNC Launches Ad Attacks Mitch McConnell As 'What's Wrong With Washington'

The Plumline | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now the Democratic National Committee, seeking to elevate McConnell's remarks, is going up with a new ad, sent over by a source, blasting McConnell as...

Get Your Government Hands Off My Marijuana

Kevin Armento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Armento

Every time a Tea Partier against big government and wasteful spending, the left should stand shoulder-to-shoulder and proclaim, "You betcha. Get your government hands off my marijuana."

Americans Want Health Security & Affordability, and Don't Care About Myths & Legislative Procedures

Bradford Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradford Kane

Reform at any time in the future will be far more extreme and painful, and much less likely to resolve deficiencies and put our nation's health spending on a sustainable track. It must be now.

Republicans, Heal Thyselves!

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Kluger

Maybe if the president and his enemies met at a well-stocked bookstore in D.C. and simply read titles to one another -- in the self-help aisle and from a few neighboring shelves -- they could finally find a way to dialogue.

How to Get Civility in Washington Back on Track

Michael Smerconish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

Elected officials spend only as much time together as is absolutely necessary. And they only see each other in a single context: the ugly political and ideological clashes that end up dominating the daily talk radio shows.

Right Wing Fantasies Require Made-Up Facts

Ira Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ira Forman

Why does a columnist for a serious Israeli newspaper spout such nonsense on an issue which is central to Israel's long-term security?

Requiem for a Lightweight President

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

There are slim grounds to expect a forthright reform agenda ever to emerge from the Oval Office. The moment has vanished -- whether November brings a rout or just a defeat.

President Obama, Replace Rahm With Me: An Open Letter From Michael Moore

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

President Obama, I don't know what your team has been up to, but they haven't served you well. And Rahm, poor Rahm, has turned into a fighter -- not of Republicans, but of the left.

A Strategic Retreat From Leadership

Rep. Mike Coffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Coffman

Obama's proposed budget for space exploration describes an approach that is both reckless and naïve. It would completely abandon the manned space flight program known as Constellation.

Reform the Filibuster

Sen. Michael Bennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sen. Michael Bennet

The obstructionist actions of Republican senator Jim Bunning left no doubt that Washington is broken, and it's getting worse. That's why I am introducing new legislation to reform the filibuster.

Bipartisanship Is Not a Substitute for Real Reform

Heather Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Booth

Dodd is expected to release the financial reform bill this week. Since legislation usually doesn't get any better after it is introduced, if we are going to get a strong, independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency, we have to act now.