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From Franklin to Snowe, Women Take Charge to Take Care

Marie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marie Wilson

From health care to economics, our nation's women are proving to be the essential ingredient to getting the job done.

Are We Finally Done With This Bipartisanship BS?

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

Max Baucus, in his insistence on bipartisan reform, is almost entirely responsible for the brain-cell-killing month of 'deathers' and 'birthers' we have had to endure.

Obsessive Compulsive Bipartisanship Disease

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

There are numerous examples of the fetishization of bipartisanship -- but none have been as blatant as what we see today from Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson.

The Gang of Six: An Epic of Futility

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The Baucus Caucus came to town one morning in the early spring, / They said, "You want a health-care bill? Don't sweat -- we'll handle ev'rything!"

Baucus' Bill Not Bipartisan, But Panmedia

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Baucus' was supposed to be the "bipartisan" bill, but the only way it can truly be referred to as such is in the growing bipartisan distaste for the bill.

Reid Threatens To Cancel October Break

The Hill | Alexander Bolton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congress has only been back in session for a week, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is already warning he may cancel the next break because of a ...

Sen. Rockefeller Won't Vote For Baucus Health Bill

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking with reporters Tuesday, Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller slammed Senator Max Baucus' health care bill, saying his vote would not be forthco...

A Big Breakthrough on Green Jobs

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Billy Parish

The New York State Senate and Assembly rose above petty politics last week to pass legislation on climate and energy, setting a precedent for bipartisanship and a sensible cap and trade system.

Post-Partisan Depression

Rep. Barney Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Barney Frank

The notion that those of us who won the election with a solid majority should compromise 50/50 with those who lost; well, then, why not randomly choose sides?

Robinson: Obama Should Just Ignore "Spoiled First Graders" In GOP

Washington Post | Eugene Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Anyone who watched Wednesday night as President Obama explained his health-care reform proposals to Congress saw a chief executive making what sounded...

Who will be the Killer D's

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Obama created the space for the Democrats to work. He outlined a lot of stuff, but did not get specific in the semantics. He opened up the lane once again for prima donna Congresspeople to drive in for the layup.

Conservatives Rally Around Joe Wilson: "Great American Hero"

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Most lawmakers condemned Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) for his disruptive behavior Wednesday night -- including Wilson himself. But some on the right think...

Obama Healthcare Speech: How To Watch it

New York Times | David M. Herszenhorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his speech to Congress at 8 p.m. Wednesday, President Obama will press his case for major health care legislation, not just with lawmakers in the a...

Obama to Join the Republican Party?

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Barack Obama has tried to make the GOP happy. He appointed Republicans to high posts, expanded the U.S. presence in Afghanistan and never pushed for a single-payer health plan

Mr. President, Republicans are Sensing Victory, Because You Won't Fight

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

We need to see President Obama's teeth Wednesday night. I want to know that there is some steel behind the cool facade.

The Prince and the Wise Man

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

That President Obama always seems surprised the right wing will do anything to destroy him reminds me of an old story.

The 3 Lost Lessons of Healthcare History: Will Obama Re-Learn Them in Time?

John Neffinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Neffinger

The New York Times recently reported that the Obama administration is heeding a list of six lessons from previous efforts to reform health care. Unfortunately, the three most crucial lessons were left off the list.

Calling Mr. Smith, Not Mr. Rogers

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Siegel

We are starved for a leader who can express righteous indignation against the corrupt forces who have emptied the public purse while bidding for the powers that be.

Lieberman: Without Public Option, Health Reform Would Pass

Connecticut Post | Devon Lash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman made it clear Wednesday that he would not vote for a health care bill that included a government-run option, but said that wit...

Gang Of Six Back In Action: Giving Bipartisanship One More Try

POLITICO | Carrie Budoff Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Most top Democrats, including senior White House advisers, may no longer expect a health care deal out of the bipartisan "Group of Six," but the senat...

Enzi On Health Reform: "I'm Pretty Sure It's Going To Fail"

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite continuing to claim he's working on bipartisan health care reform, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) has been quoted, yet again, condemning the effort. T...

Grassley Says Health Care Talks Still On, Fires Back At White House

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will deliver a major prime-time health care address to Congress next week, opening an urgent autumn push to ...

Who Will Be Hurt if the Democrats Pass Health Care Alone

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If the Democrats pass the health care bill, and are able to do it with a public option, the Republicans will have once again put themselves on the opposing side of groundbreaking legislation.

Schumer: Idea That Grassley And Enzi Are Negotiating In Good Faith "Pretty Much Gone"

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I'm surprised this one passed unnoticed, because it's a pretty stark declaration from a key Dem leader that bipartisanship is dead. A Republican forw...

Remembering a Fighter for Freedom

Michelle Pilecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Pilecki

Larry Frankel spent his professional life as a legislative lobbyist for the ACLU. That means that Larry worked behind the scenes with both "left" and "right" legislators to protect the civil rights.