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Remembering Rodrigue: The Blue Dog Blues

Brian Ross | Posted 02.25.2014 | Arts
Brian Ross

The staring dog, his beloved passed-on pet, whom he painted into one of his Cajun Bayou scenes to explosive popularity, is part of sixteen other museum and permanent collections, and currently four feature collections.

New Mexico Town Rallies Together For Stray Dog's Rights

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Blue the dog doesn't have a home. And he apparently doesn't want one. But the blue-eyed Australian cattle dog has $1,800 in...

Police Say Dog Who Bit Toddler Has Escaped From Death Row

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | Green

ALBANY, Ore. -- Blue the dog had spent his days locked up in the Albany Pet Hotel, waiting while his death sentence is appealed. Now police say someon...

Friday Talking Points -- What I'd Call "Class Warfare"

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back, everyone, to this week's edition of So You Think You Can President?!? Just to remind everyone, this year we've got the Republican field of candidates for the party's nomination.

Friday Talking Points -- In The Darkest Depths of Mordor

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If I were a hobbit, right about now I would be wondering just how the heck I wound up at the center of this Washington intraparty political fight, personally.

Amanda Terkel

Half Of The Blue Dog Coalition Goes Down In GOP Wave

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday was a tough night for Democrats, as they watched Republicans win enough seats to take back the House in the next Congress and be...

Republican House Musings

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republican Party's approval rating is the most dismal of all, clocking in lower than even the Democratic Party's approval. In other words, the voters are about to vote into power a party they like less than the party currently in power.

Friday Talking Points [139] -- Three Years Of FTP

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week was a busy one, and also a pretty good one for Democrats, all around. But we'll get to all of that in a moment. First, though, we simply mu...

Go Easy on the Blue Dogs

Ronnie Shows | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronnie Shows

I am asking my progressive friends within the Democratic Party to act carefully until Election Day and not advance legislation that forces conservative Democrats to take difficult votes that upset their constituents.

Floor Fight! It's On! Challenger Winograd Takes Harman To CA Democratic Convention Floor

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

The California Democratic Party is officially endorsing incumbent candidate, Jane Harman, for the 36th Congressional District. The primary is June 8.

Democratic Primary Overview

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Some of the Democratic primaries being held next week may have just as interesting an impact on the Democrats as the Tea Party challenges are having on the GOP.

Friday Talking Points: Is Opt-Out The Answer?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The plan isn't going into effect until 2013. Think you're tired of TV ads and screaming folks at town hall meetings now? Picture a more local version of that for the next four years -- not a pretty sight.

Best Political Halloween Costumes: Put Your Costume Where Your Mouth Is

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Wear a fancy suit with a top hat and a cane. Stuff yourself with pillow so you look as bloated as possible. Wear a dollar sign around your neck (you can make it out of tin foil.) You're... Too big to fail.

Arianna Weighs In On The Senate Health Care Bill And The Challenges Ahead

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on MSNBC's Countdown With Keith Olbermann on Monday to discuss news that the Senate's health care bill would include an opt-out publi...

The New Town Hall Reality: Why Did Congressman Baron Hill (D-IN) Blow Up?

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail McGowan Mellor

At the New Albany meeting, people were polite and even relaxed enough to chuckle whenever someone spoke with dry Indiana wit. Yet Hill silenced would-be hecklers by saying "Let me answer that before you interrupt, please!"

Mike Ross Comes Out Against Public Option

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A leader of a pivotal group of moderate House Democrats says he can no longer support a new public insurance plan in a health overh...

Friday Talking Points [92] -- The End Of Silly Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sadly, Obama's speech to school children has become mired in manufactured controversy from the right, with typical sky-is-falling rhetoric about the evil, evil man who occupies the Oval Office.

In a Town Hall Meeting, Healthcare Swing-Vote Representative Baron Hill [D-IN] Takes a Clear Stand on Reform

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail McGowan Mellor

Hill could not represent a southern Indiana consensus view, because there was none; whatever he chose to do, it would cost him votes.

Sam Stein

Blue Dog Compromise Removes Billions In Savings From Public Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite Blue-Dog claims that a compromise they engineered Wednesday would trim $100 billion from the cost of health-care legislation, their weakening ...

Friday Talking Points [87] -- A Tale Of Two Houses

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Simply for acting like a leader this week, Speaker Pelosi wins the Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award hands-down.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Here go the GOP and Blue Dog Dems again with the Thune Amendment, which assaults both the federalism they cherish in rhetoric and the common sense we cherish post-Enlightenment.

It's Time to Spay and Neuter the Blue Dogs on Health Care

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Blue Dog coalition loved spending lavishly on the Iraq war only to rediscover the evil of budget deficits as soon as Obama was elected.

Democrats Should Just Say No To Budget Filibusters

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A little-known rule in the Senate may dramatically change the balance of power between the parties during the upcoming budgetary process.

Senator Evan Bayh: Friend of Obstructionist Republicans

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Now that Democrats are likely within reach of 60 votes on major progressive priorities, Sen. Bayh is determined to sabotage his party.

A Historical Perspective On Divided Democratic Conventions

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Don't buy into the media narrative that this is some sort of "divided party" -- because today's Democrats aren't. All true Democrats are pulling hard to defeat the legacy of George W. Bush.