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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.

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.

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.

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.