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The Evolution of Fascism -- Then and Now

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

I understand that our President prefers consensus to confrontation, but his fear of being cast as the "angry black man" is leaving a vacuum. Olbermann does a mean Edward R. Murrow, but his ratings don't compete with Limbaugh or Beck.

Nick Wing

Mitch McConnell To The GOP: 'We Got Our Groove Back' | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declared on Thursday that the GOP has gotten its "groove back" and is ready to reverse "the damage Demo...

Mitch McConnell: 'I Couldn't Disagree With Joe Barton More'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sought to put himself at arm's length from Republican congressman Joe Barton, who became embroiled in c...

Corker's Phony Bipartisanship Won't Fix Wall Street

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

The financial crisis hit in the summer of 2007. By the fall of 2008, Wall Street had nearly destroyed itself. Obama put forth a reform proposal in June of 2009. It is now the spring of 2010. The time for action is long overdue.

Ryan Grim

GOP Warms To Breaking Up The Big Banks | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With additional reporting by Sam Stein When it comes to opposing the Democratic Wall Street reform plan, Republican leadership has a logic problem: I...

Mitch McConnell On Rand Paul: 'He's Said Quite Enough' To The National Media

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) insisted this week that his fellow Kentuckian, Republican Senate Candidate Rand Paul, needs to take a h...

Primary Victory Over Conventional Wisdom

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats had better relish their victory in PA 12 while they can, because this weekend a special election in Hawaii is likely to elect a Republican in a very Democratic district.

DNC Launches Ad Attacks Mitch McConnell As 'What's Wrong With Washington'

The Plumline | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now the Democratic National Committee, seeking to elevate McConnell's remarks, is going up with a new ad, sent over by a source, blasting McConnell as...

How Mitch McConnell Planned GOP's Blockade Of Democratic Agenda

The New York Times | CARL HULSE and ADAM NAGOURNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before the health care fight, before the economic stimulus package, before President Obama even took office, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican m...

Granny D in the Mountains

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail McGowan Mellor

What I see is her eyes, which at 100 were the sparkling blue of intense young intelligence burning with earned strength, wisdom and discernment. She died March 9, 2010, not that she ever will.

Sam Stein

Mitch McConnell On RNC Fundraising Presentation: 'I Don't Like It,' No One Does | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blasted the Republican National Committee on Sunday for producing a fundraising presentation that mocke...

GOP's 2010 Strategy: Drive A Wedge Between White House And Dems On Terrorism

Politico | Manu Raju | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has settled in on his election-year strategy: Identify issues that unite his caucus but divide the other party,...

Sen. McConnell, if We're Really Spending too Much, Why Can't You Say What You'd Cut?

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

McConnell voted to raise spending during the Bush Administration. Since he now wants to cut government spending while opposing any tax increase, he must tell Americans which programs will go.

McConnell Aide Brags About Lack Of GOP Health Plan

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Don Stewart, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, says the intraparty rift is overblown. He and others point to past criticisms of ...

Republican Leaders Join In Honoring New Rotunda Statue Of Radical Socialist Woman

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A woman whose name we all know was a proud Red, a committed Socialist, and an unapologetic Wobbly. And now she's not only buried in the National Cathedral, she's got her own statue in the Capitol.

GOP Senate Leader Acknowledges He Hasn’t Read Full Health Care Bill

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dems are getting ready to jump on GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell over a local TV report in Kentucky saying that McConnell has acknowledged not read...

Mitch McConnell: Blocking Sotomayor Still An Option (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says it's too early to talk about supporting or opposing Sonia Sotomayor. But he says...

McConnell Warns Dem "Rush" To Confirm Sotomayor Will Have "Consequences"

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans accused Democrats Wednesday of moving too hastily on Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination, warning that the decis...

McConnell: Specter's Switch A "Threat To The Country" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 04.28.2009 | Politics

Mitch McConnell, leader of a Republican minority that is now even smaller, suggested Tuesday that Sen. Arlen Specter's defection endangered not just t...

McConnell Can't Offer GOP Budget Plan: Too "Down In The Weeds"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Since President Obama unveiled his budget last month, Republicans have been relentlessly attacking his comprehensive proposals. Last week, Rep. Eric C...

Mitch McConnell: 'No One Wants Obama To Fail'

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mitch McConnell, the most powerful Republican in the U.S. Senate, has so far had one word for President Barack Obama's agenda: No. ... "No one wants...

Summers Slams Mitch McConnell For 'History Lecture'

AP/Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the top economic advisers to President Barack Obama is warning that the U.S. economy is in the worst shape that most economists have ever exper...

Will Republican "Moderates" Allow Themselves to be Used by the Right to the Gut Obama Jobs Program?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Senators Collins, Snowe and Gregg all represent areas that have been hard hit by the recession. Will they prove themselves true "moderates" who represent the interests of New England's working families?

Sam Stein

Senate GOP Assumes Franken Beat Coleman | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican leadership in the Senate has agreed to a plan for committee assignments that assumes Al Franken will emerge as the winner of the Minnesota ...

Israel in Gaza: Three Wrong Arguments

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

The Reid/McConnell resolution is a perfect articulation of one voice in the American debate over Israel's actions in Gaza. Here are a few objections that should be raised.