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Government Budgets vs. Reality for Women and Girls

K. Sujata | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

When I look at the proposed Illinois and federal budgets, I can't help but see how many of the cuts will have a disproportionate impact on women and girls.

GOP Leaders May Skip White House Budget Meeting

Roll Call | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House efforts to bring Congressional leaders together Thursday to kick off bipartisan budget talks are already hitting a wall: GOP leaders are s...

How Hollywood Helped Reagan Change Washington (PHOTOS)

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

2011-02-28-reagangrainypic.gif While covering a post-election meeting, I put down my pencil to instead take snapshots with my clunky old Pentex.

Watchdog Demands White House Close Disclosure Loophole

Politico | Chris Frates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The government watchdog group Common Cause called on the White House Thursday to disclose all of its meetings with lobbyists - a policy shift the Whit...

Dan Froomkin

Gibbs Departure Offers Opportunity To Fix White House Press Relations | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The modern White House press secretary operates in a defensive crouch, fending off questions rather than answering them and revealing as...

For Wall Street: A Loyalty Oath -- to Main Street

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Carla Seaquist

If Main Street takes another shellacking from Wall Street, expect a revolution mounted by Main Street, one that will make the Tea Party's anger seem, in comparison, tepid.

Sam Stein

Gibbs On Legal Action Against WikiLeaks: 'I Wouldn't Rule Anything Out' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said on Monday that the administration is not ruling out taking legal action against WikiLeaks ...

Ryan Grim

Top Republican Compares Boehner To Eisenhower | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Boehner is Dwight Eisenhower. Eric Cantor is Omar Bradley. And Joe Barton is George Patton. That's according to a presentation that Barton plans ...

Sam Stein

James Carville Blasts Obama's Economic Message | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two of the top consultants in the Democratic Party leveled unusually blunt criticisms on Thursday over what they deemed a "total mis-fra...

Sam Stein

No Summers Love-In: New Book Paints Unflattering Picture Of Summers | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a soon-to-be-released book about the inner workings and turmoil that dominated the Obama administration's first two years in office, one figure eme...

Stop Shooting at Obama

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Barack Obama has sometimes "disappointed," but he has not "failed." And only those who confuse politics and magic, regretting that he did not transform his country and the world in the wink of an eye, can speak of "failure."

Coal Lobbyists Wooed White House Staff to Influence Coal Ash Regulations Long Before Public Hearings

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Between October 2009 and April 2010, coal industry representatives held at least 33 meetings with White House staff on the coal ash issue, almost three times as many meetings as environmentalists and university scientists were granted on the subject.

Obama Sure Could Have Used Josiah Bartlett's Staff

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

President Bartlett was a smart, savvy man (like Barack Obama) but he depended on his chief-of-staff, Leo McGarry, to steer him right. Although many of Obama's staff put the President first, I don't see any evidence that Rahm Emanuel did.

Sam Stein

Karl Rove Accuses Obama Of Having An 'Enemies List' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a performance touched with a bit of crocodile tears and hyperbole, former Bush strategist Karl Rove accused the president on Sunday of having an "e...

Statewide Races Could Tip House Contests

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Call it a ripple-down effect that could determine House control. The outcomes of marquee races always influence down-ballot contest...

Howard Dean as John the Baptist and Other Big Ideas at the Little Idea

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

Ari Berman does a wonderful thing in his new book Herding Donkeys -- he investigates how common sense usurped power in Washington.

Obama Fortifies Administration In Anticipation Of Increasingly Hostile Congress

Los Angeles Times | Peter Nicholas & Christi Parsons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Obama remakes his senior staff, he is also shaping a new approach for the second half of his term: to advance his agenda through executiv...

Bill Clinton: Time To Get Local

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Kraus

The United States and the economy were for the first time a big focus at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting last week in New York City. Hallelujah!

Clinton's Global Initiative Gets Local

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Why not have Bill Clinton turn his full attention to rebuilding America? He gets it, because if the US is broken, it will derail all of his global initiative.

Sam Stein

Koch Industries Slammed By DNC For Laying Off 118 Workers | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ratcheting up the fireworks with Koch Industries even further, the Democratic National Committee harshly criticized the private energy conglomerate on...

Sam Stein

Koch Industries Slams White House For Making It Political Bogeyman | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A spokesman for Koch Industries, the private energy conglomerate that has taken a leading role in bankrolling conservative causes, forcefully lashed o...

Obama and the English Language

Stuart Whatley | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

Rather than giving partisan responses to partisan rebukes, Democrats should shift the ideological rubric altogether. One can only wonder at a political environment where deregulation could be labeled as "anarchy".

Sam Stein

Obama Renominates Five Stalled Judicial Appointees | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Not backing down from the fairly taxing battle to fill some of the vacant ranks of the judiciary, President Obama has formally renominated five judges...

Tiny Violin Time -- David Axelrod Warns That GOP Congress Could Be 'More Extreme' Than Bush

Pam Spaulding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pam Spaulding

The "Fierce Advocate" who refused to lead because he wants a second term. Barack Obama must really trust those savants working for him risk tossing control over to the GOP for it.

Oval Office Redesign: The Audacity Of Taupe

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The Oval Office has been tweaked, in a makeover orchestrated by the California decorator Michael Smith. In response, television audiences and the blog...