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David Plouffe Weighs In On 2009 Elections, Obama's Job Performance (Video)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tuesday's elections are local races -- not measures of President Obama's ability to deliver or a referendum on the president's popularity, according t...

Media's Credibility (Not Public Option) Is What Is Dead

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

The media has been pushing the "public option is dead" theme for so long, it's no wonder they're so astonished by yesterday's news that a public option will be included in the Senate bill.

Obama: I Didn't Run For Office To Help 'Fat Cat Bankers'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama takes aim at "fat cat bankers" and their aggressive lobbying efforts to defeat financial reform in an upcoming 60 Minutes interview se...

Why Majority Support Does Not Guarantee Health Reform (and Why This Isn't All Bad)

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Rigby

A full defense of the public option requires moving beyond the basic arguments for reform. It requires reform proponents to take seriously the fears of opponents, even if they make up only a minority of the American public.

Lawmakers From Both Parties Raise Concerns Over Afghan War Escalation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) voiced their concerns Sunday about the war in Afghanistan, it...

Halftime At The Healthcare Reform Superbowl

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A football locker room. Hundreds of Democrats are sitting on benches, to hear Coach's halftime pep talk in the Health Care Reform Superbowl. Some appear exhausted, some appear battered.

Friday Talking Points [102] -- Harry Reid's Glacial Progress Grinds On

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Harry Reid thinks he's got enough votes, but then this is the reason why the vote keeps getting pushed back -- because he's obviously still scrambling for the final few votes before he moves ahead.

New Reissues Prove Kraftwerk Is the Most Important Band Ever

Tim Mohr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tim Mohr

The birthplace of all that's cool and modern in music wasn't Memphis, Liverpool or the South Bronx. It was Dusseldorf, Germany, where Kraftwerk invented the future we are now living.

Jeff Muskus

Health Policy Experts Push For House Language In Final Version Of Health Care Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Without a public option, the signature achievement of health care reform is supposed to be new consumer protections that would force the insurance ind...

Pelosi Shifts Focus To Unemployment After Push For Health Care Bill

The Hill | Mike Soraghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democratic leaders, worried they've appeared unresponsive to rising unemployment because they were absorbed by healthcare, are aiming for a legi...

HuffPost Editor Roy Sekoff Discusses The Sarah Palin Coin Controversy On The Joy Behar Show

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

HuffPost Editor Roy Sekoff appeared on The Joy Behar Show Wednesday night to talk about religion in politics and the controversy surrounding Sarah Pal...

Demonizing Dean Won't Absolve This Health Care Sham

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Dean deserves much better from the left than what he got after calling for the health reform bill to be killed. His concerns as a physician and a progressive politician are worthy of serious attention.

Mickey Becomes a Rat And We All Like It: Why Are Our Heroes All Dark?

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lennard Davis

What's happened to Mickey? I read today that Disney is about to launch a new Mickey video game in which our hero's sunny personality is going dark side.

Health Care's Next Big Fight: Tax the Rich or Slam Workers?

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Neither the House nor Senate versions of the health care bill could offer the extensive, affordable coverage that reformers are hoping for or that Democrats have been promoting.

Nate Silver: Progressives Are Crazy to Oppose the Senate Health Care Bill

Fivethirtyeight.com | Nate Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I understand that most of the liberal skepticism over the Senate bill is well intentioned. But it has become way, way off the mark. Where do you think...

Friday Talking Points [99] -- Misdirection

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real head-scratcher for serious media-watchers right now is what the "war" between the White House and Fox News was meant to distract us from this week. The "war" itself is laughable, for a number of reasons.

Medicine Abuse: Not Just a Television Plotline

Stephen J. Pasierb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen J. Pasierb

One in 10 teens reports abusing over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines to get high. This fall, there's a new force in the promotion of OTC medicine abuse: network television shows House and Glee.

GOP, Democratic Senators Agree: Get Swine Flu Vaccination

The Hill | J. Taylor Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Right-wing pundits like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh have recently spoken out against government direction on the H1N1 vaccine, saying that individual...

Democrats Now "All In" On Healthcare Reform

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Let's look at the poker hand we've been dealt on health care reform. Democrats have now officially gone from "pot committed" to "all in." The stakes, to be blunt, have been raised until they are as high as they can go.

No Climate Change Bill This Year, Says Obama Adviser

The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP)- President Barack Obama's top energy adviser says there is no way Congress will be able to pass a bill on climate change this year. "...

Friday Talking Points [96] -- The Impressiveness of Alan Grayson

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

First, let's get rid of the distractions this week. Chicago will not be getting the Olympics in 2016, even after President Obama went over to Copenha...

Life Isn't "House" But Can We Be Patients Like Those on TV?

Margaret Anderson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Anderson

The kind of medicine practiced by Dr. House on and his colleagues on TV is actually the kind of medicine seriously ill patients need. But, that would never work in the real world.

House vs. Mad Men

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Matlack

At some point we have to break our emotional silence and get down to what is really going on. Don Draper has yet to do that, and it looks like he will never be able to fully. Gregory House has at least made a start.

Friday Talking Points [95] -- A Call To Action

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The progressives and Blue Dogs are going to have a showdown. It is going to culminate not in statements to the press (or the lack thereof), not in some whispered whip count, but rather in a very public vote.

Lawmakers Weigh Patriot Act Extension

L.A. Times | David G. Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reporting from Washington - The Patriot Act -- a favorite tool in the George W. Bush administration's fight against terrorism -- may be renamed later...