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Jim DeMint Says Obama's "Waterloo" May Come in November

David Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Brody

We all remember how DeMint said he wanted to make health care reform President Obama's 'waterloo'. Well, many may think that since it passed that DeMint lost. He says not so fast.

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...

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

PostPartisan | Matt Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics ousting him after a mad overnight revolt among its donors, the American Enterprise Institute has put Frum's family into precisely the health car...

Ryan Grim

DeMint: 'We Have Not Yet Begun To Fight' | 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? | 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.