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Sam Stein

Durbin Launches Online Petition To Reform The Filibuster | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The second ranking Democrat in the United States Senate is trying to fire up efforts to reform the filibuster rules that so often grind activity in hi...

Friday Talking Points [112] -- Public Option's Last Stand

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before we begin here, I'd like to humbly propose a new law. No American television station should be allowed to have an exclusive contract for any Ol...

Ryan Grim

Doughnuts For Dorgan: Drug Reimportation Killed In Deal That Might Get Cheaper Drugs For Seniors | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama and the Senate leadership can't whip up the votes necessary to pass a public option or even a Medicare buy-in compromise, but they did...

Thomson Prison Will Likely Be Next Stop For Gitmo Detainees, Says Obama Administration

Washington Post | Peter Slevin and Peter Finn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Despite opposition from congressional Republicans, the Obama administration is signaling that a state prison in rural Thomson, Ill., will p...

To Dick Durbin: Before Surrendering the Public Plan, Just Make It Optional

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

"The public plan is socialism." Okay, if that's what people in your state believe, disallow it in your state. The wingnuts could even declare victory. Who cares?

Durbin Responds To Right-Wing Harassment Strategy: We "Won't Fall For A Sucker-Punch Like This"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ThinkProgress reported today on the growing number of angry right-wing activists viciously harassing Democratic, as well as moderate Republican, membe...

Online Lenders Fight Regulation (VIDEO)

David Murdock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Murdock

Payday loan offices were sprouting up in strip malls across America for years before Wall Street collapsed last fall -- quiet evidence that hard times began hitting working families long ago.

Harry Reid Promises Republicans He'll Never Call Their Bluff

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

After watching this absurdity playing out in the stimulus debate, people are calling on Sen. Reid to make the Republicans follow through and actually filibuster legislation and show this spectacle to the public.

Sam Stein

McCain Admits He's "Divorced" From Reality: Obama Camp Lets Rip | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama campaign is jumping all over a line from John McCain, in which the Arizona Republican suggested that time in Washington had made it easier f...