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Moderate Democrats

Elise Foley

Dems Form Group To Cut Spending | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As tension builds over compromise between the GOP-led House and Democrat-led Senate, Democratic Sens. Tom Carper, Mark Udall and Kay Hag...

Draft Moderate Manifesto Part 1

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

In election after election, the same opportunity remains unrealized -- the possibility that either extreme could unite with the center to exclude the most extreme policies of the other.

Yes We Can Win in 2012

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Will the Democratic Party learn from the drubbing and loss of one House? Probably not, but hope springs eternal. Maybe Democrats will take a hint and begin moving to a moderate left position.

Fate Of Health Care Rests With Blue Dog Democrats

The New Republic | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The fate of health care reform now rests largely with a group of Blue Dog Democrats in the House. Can Nancy Pelosi convince a small fraction of her ca...

Misfits: Eight Politicians Who Should Just Switch Parties

Politics Daily | Jill Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RINOs and conservadems are cutting quite a swath these days -- making demands, frustrating their colleagues, wielding clout and even influencing elect...

Because Bipartisanship Is Dead Until 2011: A Defense of Senate Moderates

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

The GOP cannot even claim credit for bringing the bills to the middle of the road -- the Democrats are hogging all of it. And that is a good thing, despite what some may think.

With a Health Care Plan This Insane, Who Needs Wingnuts?

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Baucus' entire goal was to construct a bipartisan plan. Mission accomplished. Insofar as both parties hate it. He tailored his plan to appeal to the Republicans who, as it turns out, don't support the plan anyway.

Physiological Link Between Affinity for Guns and Affinity for Health Insurance Bureaucrats?

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

There's a deal between reporters and Blue Dog Democrats to explain Blue Dog opposition to health insurance regulation as an outgrowth of representing culturally conservative districts.

Congress Is Behaving as if the Health Care System Isn't in Tatters

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

We are either going to get no health care reform or watered-down health care legislation that acts as a bandage, helping some people but ignoring the larger problem creating the pain.