When members of Congress caved to demands from the insurance industry and ditched their plan to establish a "public option" health plan, the lawmakers also ditched one of their favorite talking points, that a government-run plan was necessary to "keep insurers honest."
American political history is littered with examples of politicians who ran for their current office as well as another office in the same election. Paul is not the first Kentuckian to seek re-election to his current post concomitantly seeking the presidency or vice presidency.
What it all boils down to is that we may not know which party controls the Senate when the votes are all in on election night. It may be days before anyone knows whether Democrats or Republicans will control the chamber.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week announced a proposed rule to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired ...
Today Kosova is free. It is, however, a flawed state with serious problems. Every UN Member State should recognize Kosova's independence, but only 106 have recognized it so far. Now is the time for Kosovars to vote and express their determination for reform.
What troubled me most was that Kerry, after acknowledging that many Israelis have offered the same warning, apologized for using the word "apartheid" saying that "it is a word best left out of the debate here at home." In other words, Israelis can have this debate, but we can't.
What if we could make examples of some blue state Democrats who are vulnerable to pressure from the pro-war forces - not punishment examples, but deterrence examples?
It was a cool blustery morning at Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg. It had taken us well over an hour to travel there through the frustrating traffic of Tampa and across the bay to Pinellas County.
As of noon EST, Joe Lieberman is no longer a U.S. senator. I hope we can all take a moment today to stop and remember his deep, lifelong commitment to lying.
The media continues to cover every angle of this gruesome tragedy. The president and other elected officials have spoken. What more is there to say?
Well, the weather outside is not exactly frightful (it's a nice day where I live), but watching the politics of the week was certainly "so delightful." So many blowhards, so little time! "Let them blow, let them blow, let them blow!"
Obama, as the chattering classes will tell you, is "done negotiating with himself." That's a pretty good phrase, because it accurately describes how these negotiations have taken place over Obama's first term. This time, the White House seems to be saying, that isn't going to happen.
In the 44 non-New England states only two independents -- Charlie Crist in Florida and Jesse Ventura in Minnesota -- hold significant statewide office in the recent past. So what's in the water in New England?
Foreign policy may not determine who wins the election but it will likely animate the upcoming debates, and who Governor Romney chooses will quickly be confronted with articulating to the nation their views on many of the key foreign policy issues.
Democrats in the Senate put together a bill which will extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone. The news media, who are infamously bad at math, missed this fact. But under the Democrats' plan, every taxpayer will pay less in taxes than if the Bush tax cuts were allowed to expire.
Do you hear that sound, Mr. Boehner? Somewhere deep within in a stately mansion a person of great wealth and privilege is ringing a bell. Don't even bother asking that ancient question, because in this case we already know the answer: It tolls for thee.