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Lessons From the Gang of 14: Filibuster Is Paralyzing Senate

Roll Call | Eileen McMenamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sixty is the new 50 when it comes to American politics. No longer is it sufficient to have a legislative majority in the Senate -- because of near-con...

The Implicit Bribe of Government Officials

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Everyone in government is running with a giant implied bribe hanging over their head. If they if they do as they are told, everybody gets rich. Oh right, except us.

In Letter To Obama, Senators State Conditions For Supporting Climate Bill | JOHN M. BRODER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A group of Senate Democrats who are considered swing votes on pending climate change and energy legislation sent a letter to President Obama Thursday ...

Pure Insanity: Making Sense Of 'News' And Politics

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

It keeps happening -- every day the "news" is filled with statements that give me no other choice than to just shake my head and say, "Huh?" These stories and ideas just don't compute.

Senior House Democrat: 'Senate Is Just A Pain In The Ass'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Roll Call reports that frustration with the Senate is boiling over in the House over health care reform. A senior lawmaker told the paper there had be...

President Obama's Entrepreneurial Mindset

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I have not seen much evidence of Obama being in touch with small-town Kentucky, but after reading David Plouffe's new book, The Audacity to Win, I have become convinced that he knows what it takes to run a business.

Reid: "Ask Tiger, Not Me"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's a new brush off technique: "Ask Tiger, not me." A group of reporters approached Sen. Harry Reid on Thursday afternoon and attempted to quest...

Dear Fellow Owners

Pat Choate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pat Choate

I never wanted to own part of a bank, insurance company, or automaker. But now I do. If you are a U.S. citizen, you do too.

Congress on Sale! Saints of the Hill Who Take Less Than $20,000 in Health Care $$ - The List - Part VI

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

While they land on either side of the fence on the issue, these are some of the most interesting players in the unfolding health care reform drama.

Lawmakers Blast Obama For "No-Visit" Gitmo Policy

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Pentagon official Thursday largely refused to answer lawmakers' questions about why members of Congress are prohibited from meeting with Guantanamo ...

Obama Urges Health Care Advocacy Groups To Stop Attacking Moderate Dems

Washington Post | Ceci Connolly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama, strategizing yesterday with congressional leaders about health-care reform, complained that liberal advocacy groups ought to drop the...

Sam Stein

Breast Feeding Debate Leaves Senators Grasping For Words (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some general awkwardness occurred during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on Tuesday as a few uncomfortable lawmakers...

CNN Urges Senators to Ask Sotomayor More Questions About Michael Jackson

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"Our viewers want to know who's going to have custody of Blanket and the other Jackson children, and none of that is being addressed in these hearings," said CNN's Larry King.

Let The People Choose Their Senators

David O. Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David O. Stewart

Special elections are a lot of trouble and expense: Democracy is a lot of trouble and expense. Despotism is simple. In the eighteenth century, it was difficult to manage elections. Not today.

Blacks in the Corridors of Power

Carine Fabius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

Knowing the enemy you're up against is the first step toward coming up with a winning strategy.

What are Republican Senators Hiding in Their Tax Returns?

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

Results of a recent Politico survey suggest that Democratic Senators are more willing to be transparent, and Republican Senators seemingly have something to hide in their taxes - or, at least, are less willing to be transparent.

Roundballer In Chief: Lessons from the Mario Cuomo Basketball League

Andrew Stengel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Stengel

I have some advice for those who played basketball with then-candidate Obama: the game will change once the oath of office is administered. I know because I was on Gov. Cuomo's team.

"Transplant" Automakers Get Over $3.6 Billion in Subsidies; More Unions, Ralph Nader Comment

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This post has the latest news on the billions in subsidies which off-shore transplant carmakers have received from state and local governments.

Saving the Country

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Having been governor, I am frequently asked the difference of being a governor and senator. As governor, if you want to raise revenue you raise taxes. As senator, if you want to raise revenue you cut taxes.