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Don't Do It, Rahm!

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

Even if helping Obama means more to Rahm Emanuel than his personal political career, he can do more for Barack by staying in the House.

Obama's Chief Of Staff: Tom Daschle?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Check Back For Updates*** Update 10/28 The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder runs rumored intelligence about the Obama cabinet and reports to have receiv...

Daschle for Chief of Staff?

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn Hurowitz

Obama's got to ask himself as he considers Daschle for Chief of Staff -- does he want change and success or hypocrisy, capitulation and defeat?

From Maggots to Cockroaches: One Small Step for Mankind?

Jane Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Wells

It was a surprise to hear Governor Palin so vehemently declare "Never again" during last night's debate and instantly realize that she was neither re...

Foreign Guests Flood Democratic Convention

Marc Nathanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Nathanson

What do Ben Affleck, Tom Daschle, Obiagele " Oby" Ezekwesili, Tim Wirth, Madeleine Albright, Hernando de Soto and James Wolfensohn have in common?

At the Democratic Convention the Mantra Is....

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Inside the white tent, Google will get you online, give you a colorful organic smoothie, recharge your phone and your computer, and throw in a ten-minute massage.

Why "Radio Silence" Can be a Good Thing in VP Selection

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Be thankful for radio silence I guess when other candidates for VP like Daschle and Bayh are getting phone calls saying, "Sorry....but we look forward to working with you in many other ways in the coming years."

Why is No One Calling the Anthrax Suspect a Terrorist?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

If you don't believe that they're not calling him a terrorist because he's white, let me ask you this question -- what if his name was Sheik al-Abdullah Muhammad?

Seth Colter Walls

Dems Praise McCain In New Ad (VIDEO) | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED BELOW*** One-minute long political web ads have one primary audience, aside from political junkies: the press. Like another recent spot f...

An Aid-free Country

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Ruxin

As health, sanitation and education improve in Rwanda, its citizens are increasingly interested in programs and businesses that build prosperity. Ambitiously, they wish to make their country a middle-income nation by 2020.

Cindy McCain, Bill Frist, Tom Daschle, Mike Huckabee, et al in....Rwanda!

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Ruxin

The trip is significant not only because of the unusual political chemistry, but because this group has already identified that global health and extreme poverty must be foreign policy priorities in the election.

Jason Linkins

A Reminder For Senator Obama: Fortune Favors The Bold | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For too long, there has been an assumption that there's a Cracker Jack prize somewhere at this magical "center" -- that playing it safe nets you the fifty percent-plus-one you need to win.

The Daschleization of Barack Obama -- or, How to Lose Your Balance By Centering Yourself

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Obama's got a lot to lose all of a sudden. That means he's going to have to fight the temptation to play it safe even when it may be unwise.

Flashback: McCain Almost Switched Parties in 2001

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a little-noticed interview in October 2006, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-SD, talked a great deal about his recollections of negotia...

Obama's Veep Game: The Good, The Bad, and Bill Richardson

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

There's not enough room available on the internet to properly tear apart all of the VP suggestions, so I will focus on two of my favorite suggestions: Bill Richardson and Tom Daschle.

Democrats Say McCain Nearly Abandonded GOP

The Hill | Bob Cusack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was close to leaving the Republican Party in 2001, weeks before then-Sen. Jim Jeffords (Vt.) famously announced his decisio...

Obama Announces "Truth Squad" To Counter Clintons

MSNBC News | Domenico Montanaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama campaign held a conference call to announce the South Carolina Truth Squad "to respond forcefully" to "the incredible distortions that are c...

Sam Stein

Daschle Calls Rove's Iraq War Accusation "A Joke" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle today called Karl Rove's accusation that Congress rushed President Bush into the Iraq war, "a joke." During...