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Wall Street Reform Package Is Being Toughened By Public Debate | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Battling to delay Wall Street reform from hitting the Senate floor, Republicans worried that once the bill was being debated in public, it would be ha...

Campaign 2010: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Winship

Michael Winship Comparisons are odious, the old saying goes, and certainly Democrats are dealing with some smelly, stinky realities as they stare dow...

Focus on the Mission: Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Rachel Laser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Laser

They serve in Iraq. They fight in Afghanistan. Their names are etched in marble at Arlington National Cemetery. And three out of four Americans believe they shouldn't be forced to lie to serve the country.

John McCain's No Longer a Hero: His Stance on Patriotic Gays is Shameful and Un-American

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

Watching the Senate Armed Services Committee hearings on repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, I couldn't help feeling relief John McCain was soundly beate...

The Bernanke Confirmation: Incompetence, Indifference and Institutional Inertia

Mike Stark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Stark

The Fed is an impersonal and opaque institution. We all know it is there, but not very many people understand its role in our economy. Senators are no exception to the general rule.

51 Votes Should Be Enough

Larry Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

If Republicans filibuster health care they will be overplaying their hand. Democrats should come up with a bill that reflects the principles of our party and stand up against the filibuster.

Lawmakers Go Golfing, Party With Bruce, Raise Cash

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This upcoming weekend will see a number of lawmakers hosting multi-day Fall retreats at resorts and hotels across the nation, according to invitations...

Ryan Grim

Defense Department Opposed Franken's Anti-Rape Amendment | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When thirty Republicans lined up against an amendment that would have required defense contractors to allow their employees access to U.S. courts in c...

Cass Sunstein Attacks Frustrate Conservative Fans

Washington Independent | David Weigel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...The campaign against Sunstein has largely written itself. One of the most regularly cited legal scholars, the author, co-author, or editor of dozen...

The Fierce Urgency of Never

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Barack Obama apparently got it wrong. It's "never" rather than "now" that stirs the human soul.

Sahil Kapur

Defense Contractors Lobby For More F-22s, Obama Threatens Veto | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The F-22 stealth fighter jets may no longer be needed, but its manufacturers, Lockheed Martin and Boeing, are lobbying aggressively to keep them in th...

Putting a Hold on Compassion

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Politicians should consider a compassionate concern for animals to be a personal and even political asset for candidates for major executive offices.

Cass Sunstein Nomination Blocked By Saxby Chambliss

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) has blocked Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein from heading the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs because of ...

I Just Don't Get It

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

It seems pretty clear that Obama is actually insisting that we change the approach that led the economy off a cliff. I just don't get it.

It's Not Just AIG, Friends

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Gordon

I don't think being outdoors should be life-threatening. Southern Company, a power company behemoth providing some 5% of the United States' electricity, acts on a very different premise.

The Daily Szep: Caricature of Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga)

Paul Szep | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Szep


Night of the Long Pointing Fingers

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Republican politicians all seem to be trying their hand at historic re-creationism to transform both the history and future of the Republican party into their own image.

Huckabee: GOP Needs To Move Away From "Mushy Middle"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Fox News' "Hannity and Colmes" recently, Mike Huckabee said Saxby Chambliss' win in Georgia shows the solution to GOP ills: the party needs to move...

RNC Chair: Chambliss Win Shows "Liberal Mandate Nothing But Hot Air"

Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When your party gets shellacked at the polls, you look for any sign of hope. So Mike Duncan, chairman of the Republican National Committee, is trying...

Chambliss: Palin Key To My Win (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss, fresh off his victory in a runoff election against Democrat Jim Martin, says Sarah Palin gave him the boost he needed. "...

Nate Silver: Chambliss Win Gives GOP 2010 Strategy

FiveThirtyEight | Nate Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I tend to think that we should not be too dismissive of Saxby Chambliss's win in Georgia tonight. Although the outcome was expected, and although runo...

Will Jeb Bush Lead a Southern Republican Rebellion Against Obama?

Bob Fertik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Fertik

On Election Day, Saxby Chambliss beat Jim Martin by only 3%. Just four weeks later, Chambliss won the runoff by 15%. Why were Georgia Republicans so motivated?

GA-Sen: Saxby Chambliss Doesn't Care About You

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

Chambliss isn't willing to sacrifice himself for our national security -- he isn't even willing to skip a round of golf for our national security. Saxby Chambliss doesn't care about you.

Political Parties Are Not "Checks" Or "Balances"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm not worried about whether checks and balances will disappear if Republicans don't have more than 40 seats in the Senate. True checks and balances are more fundamental than party affiliation.

Palin Recycles Old Stump Speech In Georgia, But Replaces "McCain" With "Chambliss"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, Gov. Sarah Palin traveled to Georgia to campaign for Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R), who faces a tough runoff election tomorrow against Democratic ch...