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Getting to Maybe: The Critical Need for Compromise in Congress

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We are not delusional or naive enough to expect that getting to maybe will be an easy task. We recognize that over the past few years, compromise in Congress has become an oxymoron and bipartisanship a dirty word.

Sam Stein

Reid: The Senate Will Vote On Paul Ryan's Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced on Wednesday that he would host a vote on Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget as a m...

Sam Stein

Reid's Office Confirms: He's Considering Forcing Senate Vote On Ryan's Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office confirmed reports on Tuesday that the Nevada Democrat is thinking of holding a vote on Rep....

Elise Foley

Lieberman: Don't Count On Dems To Raise Debt Limit Without Deficit Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) warned on Tuesday that he and many Democrats would oppose increasing the debt limit without measures for...

Immigration Reform Unhinges Congressman

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

What better way to get this reform passed than by encouraging the main constituency for immigration reform, Americans of Latinos descent, to not participate in the elections?

Sam Stein

Obama Will Do Another Q&A -- This One With Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Less than a week after his electrifying parley with House Republicans, President Obama will be doing another televised question-and-answer session to...

Friday Talking Points [102] -- Harry Reid's Glacial Progress Grinds On

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Harry Reid thinks he's got enough votes, but then this is the reason why the vote keeps getting pushed back -- because he's obviously still scrambling for the final few votes before he moves ahead.

Are There GOP Senators Who Will Back the Climate Bill?

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

The possibility of Republican support for "cap and trade" legislation is getting renewed attention. A deal might involve Democratic support for more nuclear power and offshore drilling.

Bill Clinton To Speak To Democratic Senators About Health Bill

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton urged Senate Democrats on Tuesday to pass health care legislation by year's end, pointedly telling sk...

Ryan Grim

Pelosi To Dems: Time To Take A Stand On Public Option

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nancy Pelosi is ready to rumble. The House Speaker told her Democratic caucus Tuesday night that she plans to bring a health care reform bill with a r...

Pelosi Loath To Drop Hammer On Rangel

politico.com | GLENN THRUSH | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Stripping the Harlem Democrat of his chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee would force Pelosi to make a series of unpalatable decisions a...

Ryan Grim

UPDATE: Waxman Makes Blue Dogs An Offer They Might Not Refuse

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Henry Waxman made Blue Dog Democrats an offer that could lead to an agreement on health care legislation after a three-hour meeting on Monda...

House Democrats Draw Line in the Sand on Public Option

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

This is not time for half-measures that won't get the job done. If Obama is going to deliver on his promise of change, this is the the time and healthcare reform with a public option is the issue.

Harry Reid, Punk'd By Blago Over Burris, Rejects The Rule Of Law

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

How does it look now that Reid is manipulating Senate procedure to exclude Burris, but simply shrugged his shoulders over Samuel Alito, warrantless wiretapping and the Military Commissions Act?

Biden To Be Barred From Democratic Caucus Meetings

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politico's Mike Allen is previewing an article set to appear in Sunday's Las Vegas Sun about Harry Reid's efforts to roll back the Vice President's ex...

Democrats Willing To Keep Lieberman For Energy Issues Support

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One reason some Democrats are saying they want to keep Lieberman happily among their ranks is his work on climate and energy issues. He cosponsored la...

Bayh: Lieberman Should Apologize For Obama Attacks, Keep Key Chairmanship

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Evan Bayh, appearing on the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC tonight, called for Joe Lieberman to apologize for attacking Barack Obama, a move which would,...

Put Lieberman on a Short Leash, and Stop Feeding His Ego

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Let him retain his chairmanship, but tell him what is expected. For example, I want to see him stumping Georgia for the next three weeks, lambasting John McCain for supporting Chambliss.

Remove Lieberman from all Domestic Security and National Security Roles

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Lieberman is dangerous on so many levels and hasn't offered any explanation that should make Americans feel comfortable with him as Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security.

A Grassroots Victory: Lieberman Must Go!

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

It's highly problematic for someone as hawkish and conservative as Lieberman, who has publicly endorsed John McCain and backs the Bush-McCain war in Iraq, to hold a high ranking seat in the Democratic caucus.

Over 37,00 People Think Lieberman Must Go!

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

Clearly we've struck a nerve! In the last 48 hours, over 37,000 people have signed our petition to strip Joe Lieberman of his leadership role in the Senate Democratic Caucus.

Obama And Clinton Counting On First-Time Caucus Goers In Iowa

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hattie Irving, an 81-year old Iowan, has never participated in her state's presidential caucuses, but she plans to this time -- to support Hillary Rod...

U.S. Rep. Julia Carson Dies After Battle With Lung Cancer

Indianapolis Star | Mary Beth Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Julia Carson died at home this morning following a battle with lung cancer. She was 69. Carson's death comes just weeks after she announced...