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House GOP Bill Blocks Gitmo Closing

AP | RICHARD LARDNER and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rebuffing President Barack Obama's latest plea, House Republicans on Monday proposed keeping open the military-run prison at Guantanamo ...

Munich on the Potomac: The Republican Take-No-Prisoners Strategy -- and Obama's Conciliation

Robert Kuttner | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The more that the Obama Administration tries to meet the Republicans half way, the more extreme and implacable their demands become. Obama's term still has more than three and a half years to run and Democrats still have a 55-45 majority in the Senate, but the Republicans are treating him like the lamest of lame ducks. It should be clear by now -- meeting these people halfway only whets their appetite. In his remaining days in office, Obama can insist until the cows come home that he has been the president who tried to change the tone in Washington, to find areas of common ground and to show that there is more that unites Americans than divides us. But until he finds some inner toughness, the Republicans will continue to stymie his every move and he will be a feeble president at a moment when we need a resolute one.

Ryan Called Out Over Social Security

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 10.19.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are eagerly renewing their fight against privatizing Social Security now that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Rom...

Friday Talking Points [35] -- Tim Russert Memorial Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Nobody seriously annoyed me this week, but I will launch a pre-emptive finger-wagging, to anyone on the left who can't resist the urge to be disrespectful of Tim Russert's memory right now.