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Friday Talking Points [136] -- Girding For Battle

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The battle looms. It is, in fact, right over a hill right in front of us. So, are Democrats girding their loins for the fight, and roaring their def...

Tea Party's GOP Hostile Takeover Continues

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Yesterday's results really only showed one thing with any clarity -- Sarah Palin is definitely going to run for president.

Friday Talking Points [134] -- Some Reality For Gibbs

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Happy Friday the Thirteenth, everyone. It's actually a fitting day for this column, which I'll explain in a bit. Because before we get to that, we si...

Friday Talking Points [133] -- The Silly Season Begins

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

August in Washington means the beginning of the official "silly season" of politics. This is because Congress takes the whole month off, and politica...

Lucia Graves

Spill Bill Vote Delayed By Senators

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday that the Senate will postpone the vote on energy and oil spill legislation until lawmakers return from Au...

Friday Talking Points [132] -- The DMV? Really?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week, this column took a week off, due to an extended trip into the desert for the Netroots Nation convention. But now, we turn our sights back ...

"This Thing Is Not Over": There Always Has Been a Plan B For The Climate Bill

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

At Netroots Nation today, Van Jones sought to rally attendees after the Senate leadership put plans for a climate protection bill on the back burner: ...

China to Start Carbon Trading While U.S. Senate Fiddles Around

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The signals today on clean energy coming from China and the US are pointing in completely opposite directions -- one country on hold and the other moving forward. Sad but true.

Ryan Grim

Reid Bringing Wall Street Reform To Senate Floor

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will file cloture on the Wall Street reform report on Tuesday, paving the way for a final vote later this week. On the Senate...

Friday Talking Points [122] -- Bikini Bottom Update

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since it's the Friday after month's-end, the new monthly unemployment numbers were released today. Which adds another bar to the "bikini bottom" char...

Ryan Grim

Harry Reid Pushing For Majority Vote On Wall Street Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A simple majority of the Senate will be all that is required to adopt an amendment to Wall Street reform, if Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) gets ...

Friday Talking Points [121] -- Swampy Muck

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Once you get started, it becomes quite easy to justify shaking people down for their papers. I think the police should pull over anyone who looks like they work on Wall Street, at any time.

Reid Leads

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

After three days of repeated cloture votes to bring Chris Dodd's Wall Street reform bill to the floor of the Senate for debate, it appears the Republicans are ready to blink.

Reid Calls Republicans' Bluff

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

By refusing to back down, and refusing to "compromise" (read: water the bill down and add loopholes for Wall Street) with Republicans, Reid is showing real strength, and real leadership.

Dear Senator Reid: I'm in the Ring With You on This One

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

I believe that this legislation -- this moment in time, this fight -- is imperative, and you do, too. As you said, the climate bill "may be the most important policy we will ever pass."

Tea Partying's First Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One way or another the Tea Party's future prospects are likely to hinge on whether their decentralized nature turns out to be their strongest point, or their weakest.

Can Harry Reid Deliver?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Given that Harry Reid's Senate is not exactly known for moving with blinding speed, one has to wonder whether Harry Reid can deliver on some of these big issues before the midterm elections or not.

Wall Street Reform Conference Committee Membership Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Wall Street reform effort enters a new phase on Thursday, as the conference committee between the House and Senate will meet to begin hashing out the differences between the House and Senate versions which have already passed.

Harry Reid Dismisses The 'Loud Minority' And Expresses Confidence In Re-Election

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) went "On The Record" With Fox News' Greta Van Susteren Monday night and expressed confidence about the Demo...

Harry Reid Trails Two Potential GOP Challengers By Double Digits (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) difficult path to reelection is outlined in a new Rasmussen poll that shows him trailing three likely Rep...

Friday Talking Points [126] -- We'd Like Our Gulf Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The mainstream media, led by the intrepid White House press corps, closely followed by the inside-the-Beltway punditocracy, has declared what must hap...

James Clyburn: Harry Reid's Health Care Strategy Cost Democrats Massachusetts Senate Seat

AP | jdstfflsfon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's dealmaking lost a key seat in Massachusetts but eventually led to the right strategy t...

Tea Party Excess?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm not saying the Tea Party wackadoodles shouldn't be exposed by the Left, to show the lunacy and nastiness being openly displayed by some Tea Partiers. But it doesn't mean the movement itself is solely comprised of such gadflies.

Reid, Pelosi: Nobody's To Blame For Jobs Bill Failure

Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday that nobody is to blame for Congress's failure to pass the unemployment extensions bill this week. "I don't thi...

Friday Talking Points [117] -- Piece Of Cake

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What a week! Into the cake mix that was this week went triumphant House votes, Senate votes, and then even another House vote, just for good luck. We...