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Congressional Democrats

The Long-Term Value of Insisting The Health Bill Is Not Enough

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Our role should be to continue demanding improvements with tactics as cutthroat and as intense as those being used by the insurance industry.

No On Abortions, Yes On Bill, Says GOP Congressman Cao

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

"Basically, I do agree with the President that we need some kind of health care reform," says Anh in a Q and A. "Now, what kind of reform are we going to get? That is the question."

Congresswoman Woolsey: Baucus' Bill Requires Older Folks to Pay Five Times More

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey co-chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Recently, she sat down with me to discuss health care reform.

Congressman Elijah Cummings: It's Our Moral Responsibility

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

I talked extensively with Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and what is apparent is the Congressman's passion to reform our nation's health care system.

Congressman Waxman: What Americans Need to Know About Health Care

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Last week, Rep. Waxman paneled a discussion at UCLA on climate change. Later, he was gracious enough to sit down with me for an interview.

Taking the Long View

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

When anyone anywhere speculates for any period of time about some far-off possible doom for Democrats, we collectively panic. But, fellow anxiety-driven friends, now is not the time to panic.

Congress Is Behaving as if the Health Care System Isn't in Tatters

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

We are either going to get no health care reform or watered-down health care legislation that acts as a bandage, helping some people but ignoring the larger problem creating the pain.

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.

Green News Report - June 4, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Obama moves mountains -- unfortunately; Coal state Democrats heart coal; Chemical industry hearts BPA; PLUS: Big Bellies now...

Watch Out -- It's Going Around

Norman Lear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Lear

I worry that my party could be coming down with a kind of political swine flu. It's new to our politicos but known to be lethal, resembles what we've experienced, yet we are totally unprepared for it.

Congressman Jim Moran on Torture and Accountability

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Congressman Moran: Those who are culpable need to be judged by their peers and I think we need to put in place some kinds of structures to ensure that we never repeat our mistakes.

Wave the White Flag in the Limbaugh War

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Limbaugh in a phony moment mockingly minimized his importance as a radio talk show host, feigning puzzlement at why the Democrats were so obsessed with him. He was right. They never should have been.

Ryan Grim

Hoyer Wants To Shame AIG Into Returning Money | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in Congress are looking at "all options" to recoup the bonus payments made to AIG executives, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told...

Congressional Dems Approval Highest Since 2006: Gallup

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressional Democrats have reached a milestone with the highest recorded approval ratings since the party took control of both chambers in the 2006 ...

DC Journalists Love GOP Obstructionists, But Americans Don't

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

There appears to be a pretty big gap between what DC journalists think Americans think, and what Americans actually think. Look at the DC media's "winners" and "losers" in the wake of the stimulus bill.

Heckuva Carbon Footprint, Mr. President!

Gary Stager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gary Stager

We all know that we should spare no expense to ensure that the President of the United States is safe and comfortable. That's why he has a fleet of super-duper airplanes at his disposal.

Dems Admit GOP Winning TV War, Vow To "Fix It"

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Okay, here's some more for you on that big advantage that Congressional Republicans seem to have over Democrats when it comes to getting on the cable ...

They Won't Play Ball With the New Boy

Jamie Stiehm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Stiehm

Unruly congressional Republicans will not deal in good faith and there is nothing they would like better than to ruin Obama's day -- or presidency.

Welcoming Burris? Dems Are Delighted!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

In place of the phrase "Nobody with an ounce of self-respect would ever agree to take this seat under these conditions," please substitute "Mr. Burris is not a man who stands on ceremony."

Democrats Back Bush, Reject Human Rights Groups, in Support for Israeli Assault on Gaza

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

The hard-line militaristic position of the Democratic Party does not bode well for a more enlightened Middle East policy after eight disastrous years under President George W. Bush.

Happy Health Care Reform New Year

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Why will 2009 be different from 1993? Obama is not making the same mistakes the Clintons did, and that is good news for all of us.

Dingell to the Junk Yard: Henry Waxman Deposes John Dingell on House Energy Committee

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Cenedella

Bye bye MIchigan, hello California: The House Democrats have finally cleared some old spare parts out of the way in anticipation of President Obama's agenda.

Jack Murtha Targeted by Right-Wing

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

John Murtha is in a political dogfight, with wingnuts pouring in money and resources to support a candidate who doesn't even know the district Murtha has represented for 34 years.

What's The Word: Tinklenberg

Paul Hipp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hipp

2008-10-23-paulhipp.jpg Let's do all we can for the man whose name sounds like peeing in the snow! It is time to take our country out of Romper Room and back into the position of leadership among nations. Calling for witch hunts ain't gonna do it.

Democrats and Republicans Made The Mortgage Crisis -- Quit The Blame Game

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose There are two key pieces of evidence in the maelstrom we are now calling a meltdown -- but which began with a mortgage crisis. The...