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Howard Baker

CNN and Fox News -- Who Got It Worst?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 09.05.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

For CNN and Fox News, the race seems to be not who got it first, but who got it worst with the Supreme Court ruling.

Long Ago, When Politicians Put Governance First

Jim DiPeso | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Jim DiPeso

Yet every time voters throw the bums out -- firing Republicans in 2006, firing Democrats in 2010 -- the dynamic remains the same. Congress watchers fear matters will only get worse, regardless of who wields the gavels when the 113th Congress convenes next January.

Bob Dole: Still a Man to be Reckoned With

Al Eisele | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Al Eisele

While he declined to offer an assessment of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, or compare his performance to his own as minority leader from 1987-95, Dole criticized the "use and overuse" of the filibuster.

Friday Talking Points -- What Would Ronald Reagan Do?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since the Republican Party now worships at the altar of "Saint Ronald of Reagan," it's always fun to point out the hard, cold fact that Reagan would simply not be acceptable to the Republican Party as it stands today.

Michael McAuliff

Reagan Is Liberal Icon In Debt Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats have a new icon these days: Ronald Reagan. That's because, unlike many Republicans in the House, the fiscally conservative ...

CNN Killed Gabrielle Giffords, But We Didn't Kill Jim Brady

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

None of the sources on Giffords "death" were "in the room" either. Maybe the news networks will remember to get "in the room" reports before they report a story next time, but I doubt it.

Goldman Sachs and the Ghost of Sam Erwin

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Any stand-up comic knows that a great way to draw attention is to use profanity. Thus, it is truly sad to see a Senator I used to respect like Carl Levin fall for that tactic.

The Self-Destruction of the Republican Party

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

From a political standpoint, the Tea Party extremists are a godsend for Democratic politicians, since they offer up candidates like Rand Paul, who are the poster children for regressive, even racist, political ideologies.

A Bogus Choice Between Creating Jobs and Protecting Federal Lands

Bill Wade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Wade

Sadly, short-sighted politicians have presented a bogus choice between creating jobs and better protecting areas that the federal government, and therefore the American people, already own.

Top Ten Things Democrats Should Do Before Abandoning Ambitious Health Care Reform

Matt Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Miller

If Conan can be paid $30 million not to host The Tonight Show, can't some Democratic billionaire offer Scott Brown $31 million not to take his seat?

Daschle At Odds With Obama On Health Care

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tom Daschle, Obama's original pick to overhaul the health care system, is now floating a rival plan, to the administration's chagrin. The Daily Beast'...

Ex-Senate Leaders Unveiling Health Care Compromise

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Trying to prevent a repeat of the 1990s standoff over health care, four former Senate leaders are preparing a plan that combines id...