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Cartoon: Iceberg Dead Ahead!

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells

I wonder if electing a pack of blue dogs in order to gain a "majority" was worth the now very real risk that the party will chew itself to pieces via stubborn ideological bickering.

GOP, Democratic Senators Agree: Get Swine Flu Vaccination

The Hill | J. Taylor Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Right-wing pundits like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh have recently spoken out against government direction on the H1N1 vaccine, saying that individual...

Chamber Of Commerce Solicits Money For Economist Who Will Give Bad Review Of Health Care Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is soliciting funds to pay an economist $50,000 to study health care reform legislation and issue (what the lobby presume...

WSJ: Nancy Pelosi Is Key To Republicans' 2010 Election Playbook

Wall Street Journal | By NAFTALI BENDAVID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are stepping up attacks on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, deciding that a major part of their 2010 electoral strategy will be l...

Obama's Second-Year Potential

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are quite a few positive things scheduled for 2010. This doesn't automatically mean the president is guaranteed to have a great year, but it certainly sets the scene.

HuffPost Editor Roy Sekoff Discusses The Sarah Palin Coin Controversy On The Joy Behar Show

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

HuffPost Editor Roy Sekoff appeared on The Joy Behar Show Wednesday night to talk about religion in politics and the controversy surrounding Sarah Pal...

Obama 'Absolutely' Will Help Merge Health Care Bills (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While many Americans are wrapping gifts, President Barack Obama is pledging to personally wrap up health-care reform. Obama told PBS's Jim Lehrer tha...

Barney Frank: POT BUST Took Place With Congressman Present

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was present during his partner James Ready's marijuana arrest in 2007, according to a police report. Ready was arrested ...

Ryan Grim

Jobs Bill Squeaks Through Despite Dem Defections | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) muscled a $154 billion jobs bill through the House on Wednesday evening just before Congress departed for a holiday re...

Harry Reid Reassures Democrats That Joe Lieberman Is On Board With Health Care Bill

The Hill | Alexander Bolton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Joe Lieberman has reached a private understanding with Majority Leader Harry Reid that he will not block a final vote on healthcare reform, accor...

You Call That Health Reform?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The truth is that what we've been calling health reform doesn't really "reform" the system at all. It merely shifts responsibility from one part of the economy to the other.

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Leaderless: Senate Pushes For Public Option Without Obama's Support | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama is actively discouraging Senate Democrats in their effort to include a public insurance option with a state opt-out clause as p...

Ryan Grim

Battle Between Broder And Reid Heats Up: Broder Comments 'Mind-Boggling' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Broder simply doesn't understand the way that today's Senate operates, Jim Manley concluded on Wednesday. Manley, the senior communications advi...

Ryan Grim

Pelosi: National Health Insurance Exchange "Essential" | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed the House health care position forward on Tuesday night, insisting that a national health insurance exchange is "essential...

Arthur Delaney

Senate Health Care Bill Offers Less Immediate Help Than House Version | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If the Senate has its way with health insurance reform, Sandra Ingram, a 63-year-old cancer patient undergoing intensive chemotherapy treatments in Io...

Jeff Muskus

Hoyer: Senate Keeping House Empty | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Count Steny Hoyer among those grumbling that the House isn't working enough, the Majority Leader told reporters Tuesday -- but blame the Senate. "I w...

Health Care Reform Could Boost Jobs And Save Money, Say Harvard, USC Economists

LATimes | Duke Helfand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a report to be released today, Harvard and USC economists say legislation being considered would slow cost increases and free up money for companie...

Dems Want Unspent TARP Funds For Main Street Bailout

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in Congress want to use unspent TARP funds to support homeowners and struggling workers, according to The Hill. More than half of the Democ...

Cadillac Tax: Congress Is Split On Reform Effort To Tax Costly Health Care Plans

New York Times | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and ROBERT PEAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A proposed tax on high-cost, or "Cadillac," health insurance plans has touched off a fierce clash between the Senate and the House as they wrestle ove...

Immigrant Bill Is Back On The Table

Wall Street Journal | MELANIE TROTTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano called Friday for Congress to consider an overhaul of immigration law early next year, a move that could ...

Hiring Tax Credit: Support Builds For Proposal Rewarding Employers For Hiring, More Hours | Catherine Rampell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The idea of a tax credit for companies that create new jobs, something the federal government has not tried since the 1970s, is gaining support among ...

TSA, Customs Agencies Still Lack Permanent Leaders Appointed By Obama

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Two federal agencies charged with keeping potential terrorists off airplanes and out of the country have been without their top lea...

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...

Estate Tax Laws Uncertain With Old Tax Set To Expire

Wall Street Journal | LAURA SAUNDERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The possible expiration of the federal-estate tax has sent the normally staid world of estate planning into a frenzy of activity, as taxpayers try to ...

David Plouffe Weighs In On 2009 Elections, Obama's Job Performance (Video)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tuesday's elections are local races -- not measures of President Obama's ability to deliver or a referendum on the president's popularity, according t...