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Paul Krugman: What Obama Failed To Do In His First Year

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lately many people have been second-guessing the Obama administration's political strategy. The conventional wisdom seems to be that President Obama t...

In Search of Budget Sanity: A Dispatch From the Belly of the Beast

John Milewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Milewski

At a session on the looming debt crisis comprised of Republicans, Democrats, and others, one of the key findings of the group is that the "process is broken."

Lobbying Battle For Senate Climate Bill Intensifies

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The National Journal reports that the lobbying effort over climate change could grow even more contentious than the fight for health care reform. The...

What Olympia Snowe's Support Could Mean

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

By supporting a moderate bill in committee, Snowe has made the GOP, or at least part of it, relevant again; succeeding where Michael Steele, John Boehner, Joe Wilson, Rush Limbaugh and others have failed.

Bipartisan Blight

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Health care reform suffered the torments of partisan obstruction. Now gird yourself for financial reform and the perils of bipartisan blight.

The Chamber of Commerce Party

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

I had dinner with four Republicans last night. They wonder where their party went. They all feel abandoned by party politics.

A Healthy Argument for Smart Power

Nancy Lindborg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nancy Lindborg

As hyper-partisanship continues to dominate the health care debate in the nation's capital, it might be easy to overlook a bipartisan consensus that has quietly but unmistakably emerged in the foreign policy spectrum.

Bipartisan Blight 2: Will Dodd Kill Consumer Financial Protection Agency?

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

A new agency is essential. If Republicans want to stand with banks rather than consumers, let them. Bring the bill up, let Republicans filibuster it. Take that argument into the fall elections.

GOP Tactics: All Hail the (Loyal) Opposition!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Just so you know: We're against it. We were against it before, and we're still against it. We thought it was a terrible idea when President Obama proposed it, and we still think it's a terrible idea.

Olympia Snowe: The Linchpin Of Obama's Pointless Quest For Bipartisanship

Newsweek | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Mount Olympus in Greece there were many gods, but on Mount Olympia in the District of Columbia there is one: Snowe of Maine, daughter of Spartan im...

Shuffling the Deck Chairs on Reform

Aaron E. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron E. Carroll

I was wrong to think that no Republican would vote for reform. I was wrong to think that Baucus had been wasting his time. I was wrong to assume that there was no point to negotiating or giving up anything.

Dissolving the Palin Prejudice

Stephen H. Dinan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Stephen H. Dinan

I believe that everyone has their divine role to play in the world, even those with very different politics, beliefs and values. While I have held that truth, I still had a visceral reaction to Palin.

The Right Campaign Metrics for Obama's Promises and Performance

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Even as the results from actual, live campaigns in Virginia and New Jersey roll in, the political and media establishment is fixated on the anniversary of Obama's election.

The Gathering Storm of Republican Women

Marie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marie Wilson

The Republican Party's stubborn adherence to partisanship on health care is alienating a huge portion of the party -- Republican women -- and is giving rise to an impending revolt.

Medical Alert: We Need a Cure for Bad Faith

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The Republicans who oppose health care reform aren't so much a dissenting minority as a faction that wants to destroy the Democrats. This is bad faith in action.

The Conflict Minerals Trade Act

David Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Sullivan

The introduction of the Conflict Minerals Trade Act means Congo activists have bipartisan legislation percolating in the Capitol, which could cut armed groups and rights abusers out of the supply chain for our cell phones and laptops.

Health Care Poll: Majority Wants Public Option Over Bipartisanship

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Okay, this is important: The new Washington Post poll finally asks people about their cravings for bipartisanship in the right way, and its finding re...

Bi-Partisanship; or, the Fine Art of Spear Throwing

Mark Axelrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Axelrod

Bi-partisan. Can't listen to a political talk show these days, either from the "left" or the "right" without someone using the word once, twice, even multiple times.

Majority Favors Dem-Only Health Bill With Public Option Over Bipartisan Bill Without: Poll

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A majority of Americans prefer that Congress pass a Democrat-only health care bill that includes a public option over a bipartisan bill that does not,...

Because Bipartisanship Is Dead Until 2011: A Defense of Senate Moderates

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

The GOP cannot even claim credit for bringing the bills to the middle of the road -- the Democrats are hogging all of it. And that is a good thing, despite what some may think.

From Franklin to Snowe, Women Take Charge to Take Care

Marie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marie Wilson

From health care to economics, our nation's women are proving to be the essential ingredient to getting the job done.

The Gang of Six: An Epic of Futility

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The Baucus Caucus came to town one morning in the early spring, / They said, "You want a health-care bill? Don't sweat -- we'll handle ev'rything!"

Are We Finally Done With This Bipartisanship BS?

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

Max Baucus, in his insistence on bipartisan reform, is almost entirely responsible for the brain-cell-killing month of 'deathers' and 'birthers' we have had to endure.

Obsessive Compulsive Bipartisanship Disease

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

There are numerous examples of the fetishization of bipartisanship -- but none have been as blatant as what we see today from Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson.

Baucus' Bill Not Bipartisan, But Panmedia

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Baucus' was supposed to be the "bipartisan" bill, but the only way it can truly be referred to as such is in the growing bipartisan distaste for the bill.