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What Will Immigration Advocates Learn From DREAM's Defeat?

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

Were advocates of comprehensive immigration reform too slow to shift to supporting piecemeal legislation? And, did these leaders advance the optimal piecemeal strategy by focusing exclusively on the DREAM Act?

Congressional Leaders Ignore Job Killing Contracting Abuse

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

In a recent letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Senators Landrieu and Snowe used strong rhetoric to describe the wide variety of problems facing federal small business programs. This is nothing more than meaningless posturing.

START Treaty Fractures GOP Unity In Senate

Politics Daily | Patricia Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The vote, which was 67 to 28, was major break in party unity for the GOP, which has successfully blocked several bills before the November elections a...

Maine GOPer Announces Support For DADT Repeal

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) announced Wednesday that she would reverse course and support the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy...

Andrew Ian Dodge Revealed As Mystery Tea Party Member Set To Take On Olympia Snowe In 2012

Roll Call | Steve Peoples | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Maine's Tea Party Patriots state coordinator, Andrew Ian Dodge, hinted for weeks that he had intimate knowledge of a viable Snowe challenger, but he r...

Olympia Snowe Faces Tea Party Threat If She Fights For Reelection In 2012

The Bangor Daily News | Kevin Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bolstered by Republican Paul LePage's victory last month, Republican and tea party activists are hoping to carry the conservative momentum into 2012 b...

Sam Stein

Maine's Two Moderates Endorse The START Treaty | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine's two moderate Republican senators announced on Friday morning that they would support the START Treaty, a nuclear weapons pact wi...

Senate Republicans Spread Ground Zero Gloom

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

New York bashing is back. The GOP scuttling of the 9/11 health bill suggests it makes sense to sue to get your due. Not the message the trial-lawyer-averse Republicans might have wanted to send, but they sent it.

The GOP's Latino Suicide Watch

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Republicans, you have been warned. The future of your party is at stake. Your unrelenting attacks against American Latinos are the path to ruin.

Needed: A GOP Ground Zero Hero

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The 9/11 health bill faces a vote in the Senate. Democratic backers are one Republican vote short of passage.

Jason Linkins

Susan Collins Can't Make Up Her Mind On START Treaty | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Well, folks: another week, another contentious Senate debate drawing nigh, and another lady senator from Maine interjecting herself at the 11th hour t...

Seeking Republican Patriots: How Reining in Anonymous Attack Ads Can Help Save Our Democracy

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Does Olympia Snowe really want to be the target of waves of anonymous attack ads in support of some conservative primary challenger?

Lucia Graves

Republican Politico Calls For 'Profiling' Not 'Pat-Downs' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) called Monday for a probe into methods employed by Transportation Security Administration agents, suggestin...

How the GOP Blew it on the Paycheck Fairness Act -- and Who the Biggest Cowards Were

Amy Siskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

Well, it didn't take long. The Republican Party was handed a historic opportunity with women. And yet, this week, the Senate voted 58-41 against allowing debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act. Not a single Republican voted "yea."

D-Day in the Class War

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Both "bipartisan" bodies claim that "tough decisions" must be made. Yet their policies are only really tough if you happen to belong to America's struggling working middle class.

Amanda Terkel

Republicans Block Bill Preventing Wage Discrimination In The Workplace | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats were unable to overcome a Republican filibuster of the Paycheck Fairness Act on Tuesday, with the chamber falling two v...

Jason Linkins

Olympia Snowe Begins Her (Non) Critical Deliberations On The Bush Tax Cuts | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Everybody pretty much knows what's going on with the Bush tax cuts, and have since before the election, when the Democrats punted on doing something d...

Olympia Snowe Party Switch? Dems Reportedly Pursuing Prospect

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats are mounting a new effort to chart a path for Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) to switch parties, the National Journal reports Wednesday. Sen...

Party Like It's 1994

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

In the 90s, the major "bipartisan" policies that Bill Clinton enacted when he faced a hostile Republican Congress were all disastrous for the country. What was needed then -- and now -- was nothing short of a wholesale reaffirmation of the role of government in society.

The Election of 2010: Obama Needs Marc Antony to Set it Right

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

There's still time to stop the madness and give the leaders we elected the proper time frame to accomplish what needs to be done.

Lucia Graves

Olympia Snowe Slams Congressional Stagnation, 'Frankly We Haven't Done Our Jobs' (VIDEO) | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe criticized her Congressional colleagues on Wednesday for failing to find common ground, calling for a more centrist appr...

Lady Gaga To Rally In Maine, Pressure GOP Senators On DADT Repeal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine — Organizers say Lady Gaga is visiting Maine's largest city to join a rally against the military's "don't ask, don't tell" polic...

Financial Reform Bill Heads To Final Vote This Week

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and ANN SANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Cast this debate as big banks versus big government. Despite lingering public anger at Wall Street, most congressional Republicans...

Olympia Snowe To Vote For Elena Kagan, Raising GOP Senator Count To Four

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe says she plans to vote to confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court justice. The Maine lawmaker's annou...

Campaign Finance Supporters Focus Lobbying On Maine Senators

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Government reform advocates are setting their sights this week on Maine's two moderate Republican Senators, who may be the last hope this Congress for...