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Senate Rejects McCain In Bipartisan Fashion

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The bottom line of this story is that nine out of forty-one Republican senators just broke ranks with their party and voted to strip a McCain amendment from a budget bill.

Ryan Grim

House Reps Want To Ban Products That Beat Drug Tests | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping to ride on the tattered coattails of Alex Rodriguez, three members of Congress plan to introduce legislation to ban products intended to help a...

Wrong by Definition

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Greenfield

Tax cuts without a stimulus package is like shooting someone to minister to a bullet wound: it only creates more bleeding with no end in sight.

Why Republicans May Be Barack's Best Buddies at the Stimulus Luau

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

House and Senate Republicans are doing Obama a huge favor. Congress is setting up places for the Stimulus Luau, and though it pains me to say it, our folks are doing making pork the main course.

Change or Cha-ching?

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Timothy Karr

Change has come to America. Well, sort of. On "K" Street - home to Washington's most powerful corporate lobbyists - it's business as usual.

2009 Illinois CD-05 Special Election:
Democratic Primary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

IL-05 (Special): Democratic Primary

Support John Conyers' Truth Commission

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Are you frustrated by all the "we need to look forward, not backward" language from Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders? Well, now you can do something about it.

2010 National Congressional Ballot

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

National Ballot

2009 New York CD-20 Special Election:
Jim Tedisco (R) vs Scott Murphy (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NY-20 (Special): Tedisco (R) vs Murphy (D)

Friday Talking Points [59] -- New Year's Resolutions (For Democrats)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Happy New Year 2009! Because I've always felt it is more amusing to make new year's resolutions that others should follow, today's Friday Talking Poin...

The GOP's White Supremacy

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Like a restricted country club that would rather die than change, the Republican Party is marginalizing itself for the sake of the white men who run it.

Friday Talking Points [57] -- End Of Prohibition 75th Anniversary Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Brian Williams, NBC's talking head extraordinaire, is probably a decent guy, a guy with whom you could sit down and have a beer. [More on the alcohol...

Under Obama "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Will Pass Away

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

I am confident that Mr. Obama will work to end the ban on lesbians and gays serving openly in the military. Why am I so confident? Because Barack Obama said so.

Political Parties Are Not "Checks" Or "Balances"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm not worried about whether checks and balances will disappear if Republicans don't have more than 40 seats in the Senate. True checks and balances are more fundamental than party affiliation.

Friday Talking Points [56] -- Turkeys Everywhere!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While today is not officially Turkey Day, I will warn you in advance that it's going to be a theme running through today's column, like gravy through ...

Don't Attach the Wrong Strings to the Auto Bailout

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

A tax cut for new cars would encourage Americans to rack up more debt and buy the same gas guzzling cars without assisting the failing economy in a significant way.

Playing Offense for the Employee Free Choice Act

Mary Beth Maxwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Beth Maxwell

This week, American Rights at Work launched a substantial nationwide television ad campaign. It emphasizes the fact that far too often, CEOs won't wil...

Barack's Ballyhooed Youth Brigade Should Be Asking: "Dude, Where's My Congress?"

John Seery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Seery

The 111th Congress, when it convenes on January 6th, will be the oldest in our nation's history. Each of the last five Congresses has, successively, set a new record as the oldest our country has ever seen.

Friday Talking Points [54] -- Republican Fossilization

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to Friday Talking Points. Of course, the big question on everyone's mind right now is: What is going on up in Minnesota? Al Franken is t...

Lieberman Must Go Once and for All

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

It is dangerous for Lieberman to remain chair of the Homeland Security Committee, particularly when that position gives him subpoena power to investigate the Obama administration.

Final Electoral Math -- My Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

About the Cartoonist | Reprint Policy Because it's Election Day, I'm not going to give a detailed analysis of the past week's polls, as I normally d...

Hockey Mom or Neiman Marxist?

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rose Ann DeMoro

The real Marxist is in the McCain camp, the Neiman Marxist adorned in that fetching $150,000 wardrobe. That same $150,000 would outfit 15,000 RNs.

Ky Dems Look to "Ditch Mitch" in Clean Sweep of Incumbent GOP

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

Voters on November 4, 2008, will be genuine Deciders, using the election not only to select a president but to clean house--to clear a path by gettin...

2008 Louisiana CD-04 General Election:
Fleming (R) vs Carmouche (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LA-04: Fleming vs Carmouche

Friday Talking Points [52] -- What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I started blogging over two years ago. That is to say, right about the time the 2008 presidential campaign began. OK, that's a bit of an exaggeration...