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Washington Dysfunction

Jason Linkins

A Rare Success For No Labels Actually Makes Washington Dysfunction Worse

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

No Labels, a loosely organized collection of platitude wielders, hasn't achieved much in its short time on this Earth. At least as far as its stated p...

Michael McAuliff

Congress' Leaders Showed Exactly How Broken They Are In Just 10 Minutes

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legendary coach Tommy Lasorda liked to kick dirt on umpires every now and then, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) noted Wednesd...

Howard Fineman

Harry Reid Hearts Rand Paul, Or So He Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amidst the nasty partisan torpor that is the U.S. Senate, there are very few Republicans whom Democratic leader Harry Reid likes, or eve...

Howard Fineman

Why Bill Gates Isn't Worried About Washington Dysfunction

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The skies were cloudy, gunmetal gray. It was drizzling just enough to make you annoyed at the lack of an umbrella. Politically, every...

Jerry Brown Heads East, Talks West

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown headed east on Wednesday for a featured speech Thursday in Washington to talk up his now ballyhooed successes out here in the west.

Jason Linkins

Cliche Watch: Hacks To Crack About Cracks In The Dome

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

The Architect of the Capitol is undertaking a "multi-phased" project geared to restoring the structural integrity of the U.S. Capitol dome, one of Was...

Distractions and Confidence: The Rot of the Present vs. the Root in the Past

William Bradley | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

In the big world beyond the vastly expensive Beltway sandbox of vicious political ping pong and hyper-partisan gamesmanship, China's official press agency is using the debacle to call for "a de-Americanized world."