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AEI, David Frum: Ex-Bush Speechwriter Will Lose Health Benefits

PostPartisan | Matt Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...in ousting him after a mad overnight revolt among its donors, the American Enterprise Institute has put Frum's family into precisely the health car...

David Frum, AEI SPLIT: Conservative's Position 'Terminated' By Major Think Tank

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

See late updates below... Former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum has resigned from the right-wing American Enterprise Institute, Frum announ...

Ryan Grim

DeMint: 'We Have Not Yet Begun To Fight'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jim DeMint, the tactician who led Senate Republicans in unanimous opposition to health care reform, declared early on that a defeat for Obama would be...

Republican Crybabies Meet Their Waterloo

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Yes, I'd really love to see the GOP run on a repeal platform. Because I wonder exactly which parts of the bill Americans will want to give up next year.

Health Care: Do or Die

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Philip Neches

The upcoming vote on health care reform may be Obama's Waterloo. But will he come out of it a defeated Napoleon. Or alternatively, a victorious Wellesley?

Woman, 2 Boys Drown In Ice-Covered Lake

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WATERLOO, Ill. — Authorities in southern Illinois say a mother, her 7-year-old son and his 6-year-old friend appear to have fallen through the i...

Obama's Second Hundred Days

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Our look back at Obama's second 100 days will begin with a short overview, and then move on to the categories: "the best of times," "the worst of times," and "the age of (media) foolishness."

The "Bipartisan Compromise" Scam

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Saying you're going to do health care reform without a public option is kind of like saying you're going to fight Al Qaeda in Afghanistan by invading Iraq. It misses the point -- on purpose.

Bill Moyers: Obama's Health Care Struggle: Waterloo or Water Down?

CommonDreams.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama rejected the Republicans' Waterloo metaphor and mounted a massive media counteroffensive of his own. But the President has already run...

Obama's Presidency Will Not Be Defined by Health Reform (The "Waterloo" Myth)

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Daou

Obama's presidency will be defined by the extent to which he rights America's moral ship. Providing universal quality affordable health care is only a part of that process, albeit a significant one.

DeMint Refuses To Take Back 'Waterloo' Statement: "It's Not Personal"

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - An outspoken Southern Republican says it's time to "put the brakes on" President Barack Obama, saying he's advocating too much government...

Cantor: "Waterloo" Not Right Way To Look At Health Care

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Asked about Jim DeMint's remark that health care could be Obama's "Waterloo," Cantor said: "I don't think that's a good way to look at it. We are cer...

A Salute to Those Who Have Fought For Us

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Tepper Marlin

Our honoring of Veterans Day suffers by comparison with Memorial Day, which has a similar purpose and is more widely observed as a holiday because it starts the U.S. summer season.