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Barack Obama Immediately Regrets Asking For Your Help

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

"We shouldn't be focusing resources on each other," Obama said, "We ought to be focused on winning this debate." But winning the healthcare debate for whom?

What 60 Democratic Senate Votes Really Means: Welcome to the Age of Ben Nelson

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe lost a huge amount of power yesterday. The battle to get to 60 votes was focused primarily on them, but now the focus will be on moderate Democrats rather than moderate Republicans.

Is Congress Ready to Reassert its Independent Role?

Sandy Maisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Maisel

I have just finished watching the Sunday talk shows. All in all -- and this from a Sunday morning talk show junkie -- a pretty poor excuse for analysis of what's going on in Washington.

Ryan Grim

Landrieu To Get The Nelson Treatment From Health Care Reformers | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) took quite the political heckling in Nebraska the past few weeks. Both he and Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) have come under fire...

Destruction Of Health Care Reform: Another Sequel

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

Witnessing the recent blaze of right-wing propaganda on a public health care option has felt like watching a scene in a scary movie where the killer is creeping up on his victim with a knife.

Ryan Grim

Signed Letter From Landrieu Shows She Supported Public Option Before She Opposed It | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) pledged her support for a public health care option less than six months before she announced opposition to such a plan, ac...

Ryan Grim

Mary Landrieu Opposed To Public Health Care Option | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) said on Tuesday that she is opposed to the creation of a public health care plan patients could opt into that would compete...

Democrats From Oil-And-Gas-Producing States Fighting To Save Tax Breaks For US Energy Companies

The Hill | Walter Alarkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats from oil- and gas-producing states are pushing back against the Obama administration's plans to end tax breaks for U.S. energy companies. D...

Ryan Grim

Credit Cardholders' Bill Of Rights Hits Floor Tuesday: Read It | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate takes up the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights on Tuesday, a package sponsored by Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) that seeks to rein in certain ...

Specter: Loyal Opportunists

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

There is little doubt that the country has made a political left-turn, leaving opportunistic moderates from both parties scrambling to find their cherished middle.

Ryan Grim

Two Key Dems Throw Cold Water On Bankruptcy Bill | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Dick Durbin announced Monday night that after weeks of negotiations between Senate Democrats and the financial industry, a compromise had been re...

Ryan Grim

Cantor Watched Britney Spears Concert During Obama Presser, Landrieu Denies Rumors | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 3/26: Cantor defends attending the Britney concert There was more than one whip at last night's Britney Spears concert in Washington DC. ...

The Monkey's Pawn: Monkey Misery Outshines Human Misery in Louisiana's Delta

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

While the NYT signals that all is well in Congo because the mountain gorilla is well fed, a woman places her newborn baby on a tattered piece of cloth covering a bed of grass on lava rock.

Ryan Grim

Red States Gobble Up Omnibus Earmarks | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If it's budget time, it's good to be a red state. And it's very good to be Mississippi. According to an analysis by the nonpartisan Taxpayers for Co...

Louisiana's Landrieu Calls for Resignation of FEMA Chief of Staff

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

The four-year anniversary of Katrina approaches in August. Life in New Orleans has not returned to pre-storm "normality," despite billions of federal dollars that never seem to reach the ground.

Are GOP Governors Who Turn Down Stimulus Money Unpatriotic?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Bobby Jindal is playing politics, branding himself and his party in an effort to return to power, all at the expense of the people of his state.

Obama and Democrats Fighting Hard on GOP Turf

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

All told, 20 states are currently at high risk of loss by the Republican party in either the presidential election, the Senate race, or both. How is that for expanding the playing field?

Friday Talking Points [48] -- Throwing Out The Rulebook

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Back in Volume 36 of this Friday Talking Points column, I pointed out what seemed to me to be an obvious observation -- that the media was going a lot...

Louisiana's Landrieu Dogs FEMA and Protects Fourth Estate

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

As a journalist who works regularly in Africa, I take press freedoms pretty seriously.

2008 Louisiana Senate General Election:
Kennedy (R) vs. Landrieu (D-i)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LA-Sen: Kennedy vs Landrieu

On the Ground: Disaster Flood Engineering

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

With the epic dimensions of this flood and the scope of infrastructure failures, how can the Army Corps of Engineers say to the devastated people that they had better get busy and "top the levees?"

A Rasmussen Poll That Wasn't

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Two week ago, we linked to a survey result for the Louisiana Senate race released by Rasmussen Reports. The survey purported to show Sen. Mary Landrie...