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Obama v. Roberts: A Pseudo Event

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

ABC evening news offered us the ultimately silly and misplaced story of John Roberts' remarks about Obama's criticism of his Court's recent ruling. Once again, historical memory is sacrificed to the interests of a "good story."

Jon Scott Ashjian, Harry Reid's Tea Party Challenger, Owes More Than $200,000 in Back Taxes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The chips may already be stacked against Jon Scott Ashjian, the man who recently filed as a Tea Party candidate for Harry Reid's Nevada Senate seat. ...

Poll: Obama's Nevada Visit Hurt Reid More Than It Helped

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama traveled to a fundraiser in Las Vegas in February hoping to aid the uphill reelection campaign of Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid. ...

Senator Reid: Stop Folding Your Hand

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Senate Democrats are fighting for their electoral lives against the filibuster, and Harry Reid is folding the few cards left in his hand.

Reid: Democrats Will Use 50-Vote Tactic To Finish Health Care Within 60 Days

The Hill's Blog Briefing Room | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats will finish their health reform efforts within the next two months by using a majority-vote maneuver in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Re...

The Senate Jobs Credit -- Not Good Economics

Samuel H. Williamson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Samuel H. Williamson

I think both these ideas may make some political sense, but they are not good economic strategies. There is a better and simpler credit to increase employment.

Hypocritical Outrage: Why the Process of Engineering This Health Reform Bill Is No Uglier Than the Rest of Congress' Handiwork

Tanya M. Acker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tanya M. Acker

Obviously this process has been as ugly as that which attends most significant legislation. To suggest it is any uglier is nothing but a passive-aggressive attack against reform.

Eric Holder Defends Harry Reid Over Racial Remarks

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Eric Holder, the nation's first black attorney general, defended Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday over racial remarks th...

Crashing the Gates of the Status Quo

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

If we succeed in winning health insurance reform we will have breached the gates of the status quo. We will demonstrate that fundamental change is possible.

Harry Reid: I'm Not Going To Dwell On Race-Based Comments

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sought to slam the book shut Monday on a controversy stemming from remarks about President Barack...

Reid 'Confident' Senate Will Pass Health Care Bill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he is "confident" the Senate will pass a health care bill, but it will take extra work on weekends in December ...

Save the Senate: Bring Back the Filibuster

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

To end legislative gridlock, Sen. Reid should not get rid of the filibuster: He should bring it back. What we have today is a cheap and easy filibuster-lite; Reid should reestablish the real thing.

Baucus: All Senate Dems Will Support Health Bill

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When it comes time to vote, every Democrat in the Senate – and perhaps more than one Republican – will support legislat...

Reid, Race, and the Party-Based Double Standard

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Grenell

It's clear that Democratic elites discuss race one way privately and another way publicly. It's also clear that there is an obscene, party-based double standard when it comes to discussing these issues.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

The Republican strategy of delay escalated their misfortune; their "tea party" movement is a great, big Teabagger Fail, and the media's credibility is shot right along with them.

Game Change? Well, This (Political) Junkie May Have Shot Up for the Last Time

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

So, having just returned from what might be the thousandth political fundraiser I've attended in my (political) junkie life, I'm thinking: Why am I at this again, in 2010, of all years?

Harry Reid Abruptly Pulls Support For Levitating Train To Disneyland

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is no longer supporting a proposal to build a magnetic levitating train between Disneyland and Las...

Ted Kennedy's Cancer In Remission

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Edward Kennedy's brain cancer is in remission and the Massachusetts Democrat is expected back in the Senate after the Memorial Day recess, accord...

David Hayes: Obama Interior Nominee Blocked By GOP

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans blocked President Barack Obama's pick for the No. 2 job at the Interior Department on Wednesday in a dispute over oil a...

Reid's Specter Deal: Dem Senators Not Pleased

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) deal to allow Sen. Arlen Specter to retain his seniority after he switches to the Democratic Conference h...

Reid: There's "No Big Plot" For Funding Health Care Reform

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday there is "no big plot" to pay for healthcare reform with cap-and-trade revenues in the federal...

Reid: Congress Intends to Retrieve Stimulus Money From AIG

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday Congress will force executives of American International Group to pay back at least some of the $165 ...

Ryan Grim

Reid Spokesman: Anti-Earmark Crusader A "Partisan Hack" | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking on the Senate floor on Wednesday evening, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) got under the fingernails of the government watchdog group Taxpay...

Bipartisanship (is) for Dummies

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

The idea that we can turn this economy around by caving to the feckless demands of those who screwed it up in the first place is utterly bankrupt.

GOP Myth: Democrats Want To Spend 'Hundreds Of Millions On Contraceptives'

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In recent days, conservatives have been stepping up their opposition to any stimulus proposal that favors smart spending over tax cuts for businesses....