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What Will Immigration Advocates Learn From DREAM's Defeat?

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

Were advocates of comprehensive immigration reform too slow to shift to supporting piecemeal legislation? And, did these leaders advance the optimal piecemeal strategy by focusing exclusively on the DREAM Act?

Lucia Graves

Bernie Sanders Rallies Activists To Sink Obama's Tax Compromise | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told thousands of Americans that if Republicans "run over us now, there is no stopping these guys," and called on...

GOP Senator George Voinovich Will Vote Against Any Extension Of Bush Tax Cuts

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Retiring Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) has broken ground in the Senate by becoming the first to announce that he won't support any extension of the B...

Seeking Republican Patriots: How Reining in Anonymous Attack Ads Can Help Save Our Democracy

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Does Olympia Snowe really want to be the target of waves of anonymous attack ads in support of some conservative primary challenger?

Lucia Graves

Small-Business Aid Bill Advances In Senate, Dems Praise Voinovich | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A bill to help support lending to small businesses advanced in the Senate on Tuesday, clearing a critical Republican hurdle. The vote was 61-37. The l...

George Voinovich and the Republican Stampede

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Republicans may give lip service to being the Party of Business, but when it comes time to actually show it, those lips are blowing raspberries.

Lee Fisher Wins Ohio Democratic Primary For U.S. Senate Race

Associated Press / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher, a former Ohio attorney, won the state's Democratic primary for the Senate race. Backed by Democrats in Washingto...

Reid Leads

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

After three days of repeated cloture votes to bring Chris Dodd's Wall Street reform bill to the floor of the Senate for debate, it appears the Republicans are ready to blink.

Dems Use Goldman Hearing In Push For Financial Reform, Voinovich Poised To Switch Vote

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Defending his company under blistering criticism, the CEO of Goldman Sachs testily told skeptical senators Tuesday that customers who bou...

George Voinovich May SUPPORT Wall Street Reform Vote

Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. George Voinovich may switch his vote and help Democrats advance their Wall Street reform bill tomorrow, the Ohio Republican told CNN on Tuesday. ...

The Soda Tax Wars

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Dreier

Armies of deep-pocketed lobbyists are marshaling astroturf front groups to give Coca-Cola and Pepsi's opposition to soda taxes a respectable air.

11 Years After Columbine, It's Time for Congress to Act

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael R. Bloomberg

The Gun Show Loophole is not a theoretical concern. Far too often, these illegal sales made through this loophole are arming criminals, leading to the deaths of innocent victims.

Ready to Serve

Ellen Schall | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ellen Schall

We need to make it possible for outstanding students, regardless of background or wealth, to aspire to federal service. The Roosevelt Scholars Program would be a powerful start.

Weekly Mulch: New bills and old money

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Climate legislation is returning to the Senate's docket, and leaders on Capitol Hill are hoping that this ve...

WWJD: What Would Johnson Do?

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Lyndon Johnson understood that legislative majorities are fundamentally impermanent, and that political capital should be spent rather than dissipated. Obama should take a page from his book.

Jason Linkins

The Craziest Examples Of Congressional Theatrics (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elyse Siegel contributed to this story Just over twenty years ago, the cable industry launched the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network -- better k...

Conservatives Arrogantly Predict Democrats' Demise Despite More Republicans Retiring

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Perhaps it's not such a bad thing that worn out old codgers like Dodd, Dorgan and Voinovich move aside to allow some fresh blood to flow through the Beltway.

No Diet COLA for Seniors -- Fight the Freeze and Save Social Security

Marcy Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

If we accept the 2010 COLA freeze, if seniors fail to grab their bullhorns, then we may be looking at another freeze in 2012, 2013 and beyond, while the Right continues to hammer away at the big lie -- that we cannot afford Social Security.

Jeff Muskus

GOP Boycotts Senate Climate Change Hearing (VIDEO) | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barbara Boxer is out in front on climate change in the Senate. As a result, she spent much of Tuesday sitting by herself. From the beginning, it was ...

How to Pass Health Care Reform - -Promise Voinovich the Moon

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

Why not be the man who goes down in history as saving health reform? Voinovich has in the past bucked the conservative tide.

Inhofe and Republicans are Right: Analysis of Climate Bills is Flawed

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Republicans are absolutely right and absolutely wrong when it comes to EPA analysis of climate legislation. They are right that the analysis has flaws, but they are wrong about what should be done about it.

Mary Cheney Gave $1,000 To Anti-Gay Senate Hopeful

The Raw Story | John Byrne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mary Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and onetime gay outreach director for Coors Brewing Company, gave $1,000 to a Republica...

Voinovich Slams DeMint And Coburn For GOP Downfall; Blames 'The Southerners'

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Too many conservative senators like Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) are to blame for the GOP's downfall, one of their retiring Republican...

Newt Gingrich: We Need To Kill Health Care Reform

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich concurs with his 1994 compatriot Bill Kristol: It's time to kill health care reform, again. Asked by Think Progre...

The Fierce Urgency of Never

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Barack Obama apparently got it wrong. It's "never" rather than "now" that stirs the human soul.