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At Sotomayor Hearings, Some Like it Simple

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Any judgment that differs from mine, to the extent it differs from mine, does not reflect reality. I am White Guy.

For This Wise African American, Sotomayor Hearings Reveal the Heart of Race Conflict in America

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Deggans

The GOP decries Sotomayor's statements about heritage, but in 2005 another Supreme Court nominee told the Senate that in discrimination cases, he often takes into account his own family's history.

Grassley Cracks Sex Joke At Hearing: "People Always Say I Have The Ability To Turn People On"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congratulations to Senator Chuck Grassley for cracking what may be the best one-liner so far at the Sotomayor confirmation hearings; best of all, it w...

Republicans Complain: Obama Never Woos Us Anymore

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP leaders have a new complaint about President Obama: He's not reaching out to them nearly as much as he did earlier this year, when he road-tested ...

Grassley: Bipartisanship On Health Bill Means No Public Option

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On MSNBC this morning, Norah O'Donnell asked Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, "what needs to be in"...

GOP Senators Equate Public Health Plan With "Government Takeover"

Wall Street Journal | Patrick Yoest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee criticized proposals to create a public health insurance option to compete with private insure...

The Detention Election Game

Anne-Marie Cusac | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne-Marie Cusac

Obama wants to win in November 2012. It's never too early for a campaigning Democrat to get tough on crime.

Obama's Supreme Pick: No Drama, No Bomber

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

when Republicans actually come face-to-face, or even voice-to-voice, with the actual Obama, they can't help but be reassured -- or is it disappointed? -- that he's not the bogeyman they've made him out to be.

Grassley to Limbaugh: Keep Distorting Health Reform

Lester Feder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lester Feder

Though the Senator called for bipartisanship, he paradoxically encouraged conservative commentators to keep launching smear campaigns against the health care provision.

Jason Linkins

Colbert Will Hunt Down AIG Bonus Babies With Pitchforks (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Nation," Colbert urged, "follow me, and I will make us a mob so big, it cannot fail." We'll all remember having this good laugh as the world collapses around us!

The Taxpayer and the Tax Collector

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Senator Grassley would obviously prefer to have 60 people in the private sector doing an inefficient job of collecting taxes than to turn the job over to the more efficient public sector.

Grassley Warns Reid: Don't Interfere With Health Care

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) is vowing a rapid push on health reform this year, telling reporters yesterday that he would intro...

Dems Play Hardball: Target Republican Senators For Stimulus Support (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats are planning to aggressively target vulnerable Republican Senators on the stimulus package passed by the House Wednesday night without any G...

Jason Linkins

GOP Lawmaker Up In Arms Over Porny Scientists | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Iowa Senator Charles Grassley is going on a hunt -- a hunt for perversion! -- and he's got the National Science Foundation square in his sights. What'...

Jason Linkins

Turbo Tax Blamed For Geithner's Tax Payment Fail | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It looks as though the makers of Turbo Tax will have to rush out a "Geithner-proof" edition of their tax-pay software between now and April 15, 2009. ...

NPR Embarrassed by Psychiatrist Host: Bad Apple or Bad Barrel?

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bruce E. Levine

NPR announced that it had fired psychiatrist Frederick Goodwin. Goodwin was released after NPR learned that he had received at least $1.3 million from drug companies between 2000 and 2007.

Senator Uses Barnyard Examples To Explain Credit Crunch

ABC News | Z. Byron Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With overseas markets tumbling and the U.S. economy in the midst of a downturn, possibly headed into a recession, wading through the econ jargon on Ca...