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Political Reporters Caught In Iowa Media Crush | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.03.2012 | Media

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Following days of saturation caucus coverage, Washington Post chief correspondent Dan Balz was reminded Monday of a fortune cookie...

Ron Brownstein To Join ABC News Political Team

Posted 09.24.2011 | Media

Ronald Brownstein, editorial director of the National Journal, will join the ABC News political team as news coverage of the 2012 presidential electio...

Obama's Possible November Surprise

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

As we head into the November mid-terms, Republicans seem poised for significant gains. But the increasingly positive economic picture could alter this dynamic.

Left/Right Populist Outrage Will Defeat Senate Health Care Bill

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

An impoverished left/right dialectic dominates the media coverage of politics. But it turns out that progressive bloggers and tea party activists are saying almost the exact same thing about health care.

What President Obama Is Reading On Health Care

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Tuesday's "Playbook," Mike Allen reports, "Sources say President Obama declared that a Saturday blog post by Ronald Brownstein on The Atlantic's 'P...

How the White House Used Gruber's Work to Create Appearance of Broad Consensus

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The White House is placing a giant bet on Gruber's "assumptions" to justify key portions of the Senate bill. Now we know that Gruber's work was not that of an independent analyst but a contractor to the White House.

There's a Reason the Rockies Are Purple Mountain Majesties: Dems Shouldn't Take Anything for Granted in the West

Laura Chapin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Laura Chapin

Ron Brownstein has written a cautionary tale and sound advice to Democrats who might get complacent over the blue tide sweeping the Rockies.

Reclaiming Control of the Health Care Debate

Sandy Maisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Maisel

The Obama administration needs to recall why he appealed to so many people early in the presidential campaign.