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Senator McConnell's Convenient Memory Lapse

Michael Wenger | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Michael Wenger

Senator McConnell has conveniently "forgotten" a few salient facts that have defined the Republican Party since 1964. True, Barry Goldwater's policy positions did not endear him or his party to many African American voters. But their distrust for and opposition to the Republican Party go far beyond and far deeper than Barry Goldwater's point of view.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Scandals-Without-Headines I: Constitution-Gate!

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgShow trials and screw-ups do not make for true "scandals." But what about GOP efforts to in effect deny the original intent of Article II when it comes to Obama's constitutional power to name judges? Spitzer & Matalin debate this as well as the NSA and Rice-Power appointments.

Senator Mark Kirk, World Banker

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Chacko

Senator Mark Kirk, who won President Obama's Senate seat, is the only Senator who has been on the staff of the World Bank Group. In the broadcasted Q...

Goldman = WorldCom = 80+ Senate Votes

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

As Obama today returns to Cooper Union to reprise his arguments for financial regulatory reform, we know this: whatever the ultimate legal merits of the SEC's case against Goldman Sachs, the political impact now will be a game changer.

Reconciliation vs. Filibuster -- Which Party Will Blink on Health Care?

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

It's come down to a contest not of skill but of will, especially for congressional Democrats. Can a GOP that misuses the filibuster scores of times scare Dems away from using reconciliation once?

The Politics of a Potential Pandemic: From Sebelius to Smithfield

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

GOP obstruction is literally interfering with the functioning of the Federal government during a time of crisis.