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Jason Linkins

This Is What Happens When A Politician Really Doesn't Want To Answer A Reporter's Question | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

What's a politician to do when he or she takes a tough question from a reporter? Well, in general, they do this thing called "dodging the question," d...

How Rand Paul May Owe His Presidential Bid to Hall of Fame Journalist Mark Hebert

Don McNay | Posted 06.22.2014 | Media
Don McNay

It took a journalist with Mark Hebert's talents, and courage, to dig out a scandal about a sitting Governor and make it a national story. With a long-term national impact.

21 Political Figures You Thought Were Dead -- But Aren't

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Some of these political figures have served their countries longer than you’ve been alive. Some are nearly 100 years old. Some have even been pronou...

Bubba and Me

Don McNay | Posted 06.09.2012 | Sports
Don McNay

Bubba's wife and son couldn't make the Masters ceremony. Instead they get the rest of their lives to have Bubba in his role as an adoptive dad. It's not as exclusive as being a Masters winner but in making any impact on the world, it's more important.

Baseball's Error: No Marvin Miller in the Hall of Fame

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.19.2011 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Forget steroids. Forget Frank McCourt's mismanagement of the Dodgers. The biggest scandal in baseball at the moment is the Baseball Hall of Fame's failure -- for the fourth time -- to induct Marvin Miller, who freed players from indentured servitude.

Threats To Members Of Congress Hard To Calculate

Roll Call | Daniel Newhauser | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics

One came from a high school student who was goofing off on the school computer during civics lessons. Another from a man angry over an automated call....

The Next Generation of Kentucky's Political Leadership

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don McNay

I recently asked a number of people in the "political know" of Kentucky the question. "Who do you see emerging as the next leaders of Kentucky?"

The Voters Have Spoken...or Have They?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Republicans and Tea Party braggarts are beaming that voters have spoken. But have they? The truth is, I don't think they've said much of anything. Rather, what they did Tuesday instead was grunt and groan.

Leave 'Em in the Locker Room: Pro Athletes Make Lousy Public Officials

Robert Lipsyte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robert Lipsyte

The sports-industrial complex tends to produce narrow-minded, self-centered, ethically-challenged mercenaries who are deeply submissive to established authority and fiercely dedicated to winning by any means possible.

Arthur Delaney

Unemployed Man's Threat To Obstructing Senator Revealed | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bruce Shore pleaded guilty on Friday to sending threatening email to Sen. Jim Bunning over the Kentucky Republican's February filibuster of extended u...

Arthur Delaney

Unemployed Man Will Plead Guilty To Felony Charge Over Emails To Bunning | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bruce Shore, the unemployed Philadelphia man indicted for sending "harassing email" to Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.), intends to plead guilty to the felony...

Arthur Delaney

Jim Bunning, Once A Pariah, Now A GOP Standard Bearer | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kentucky Republican Sen. Jim Bunning made himself a pariah when he singlehandedly blocked a reauthorization of unemployment benefits back in February,...

A Party of Bunnings

Steve Benen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Benen

Four months ago, Sen. Jim Bunning took a lonely, ridiculous stand -- there could be no jobs bill, and no extended help for the unemployed, if it increased the deficit. In the early summer, we have a Party of Bunnings.

When Senators Vote for the Big Banks, We Will Name Them

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Senate Budget Committee nearly voted to break up Wall Street's biggest banks. But four Democrats helped pro-Wall Street Republicans kill an important amendment.

Your Voice And Vote Do Matter

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Elsewhere in the world, any time the working class is threatened, thousands take to the streets in loud protest, toppling governments. We have no such historical tradition.

Arthur Delaney

Senate Finally Reauthorizes Jobless Aid Programs | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: President Obama signed the bill on Thursday evening. Full AP update below. --- The Senate on Thursday reauthorized jobless aid programs which...

If Republicans Won't Let Democrats Go Small on Jobs, Let's Go Big!

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

We should push direct government hiring programs like the Local Jobs for America Act that could create or save a million jobs. We need to fight for programs that directly give people jobs.

Message to Tom Coburn: Blocking Unemployment Benefits Is the Opposite of Courageous

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

There is no principle here -- only fundamental disregard for the less fortunate and cowardly bullying.

Congress Doesn't Work for the Unemployed [VIDEO]

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Freed Wessler

The Senate gets back to work next week after its spring break and the opening fight will almost certainly be over unemployment insurance.

With Northeast Underwater, Republican Obstruction Killed Flood Insurance

ThinkProgress | Pat Garofalo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), blocked an extension of unemployment benefits, claiming that they objected to granting t...

Arthur Delaney

Bruce Shore Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Charge For 'Harassing Email' To Jim Bunning | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bruce Shore, a 51-year-old unemployed man from Philadelphia, pleaded not guilty to felony email harassment on Friday in a Kentucky federal court, wher...

GOP Wants a Country by Corporations for Corporations

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Rand simply said what Republicans believe -- that this country should focus on promoting corporations and those corporations should have privileges, but not responsibilities.

Arthur Delaney

Bruce Shore, Unemployed Philadelphia Man, Indicted For 'Harassing Email' To Jim Bunning | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Sen. Jim Bunning complained on the Senate floor in February that he'd missed the Kentucky-South Carolina basketball game because of a debate on u...

Arthur Delaney

Tom Coburn Might 'Pull A Bunning' On Unemployment Benefits | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After the Senate passes its health care fix-it bill on Thursday, it will take up a measure to extend eligibility for soon-to-expire enhanced unemploym...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Jim Bunning: I'm Very Much Alive

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shot back at Senator Jim Bunning (R-Ky.), who predicted a year ago that she would "die soon." "I am pleased to report th...