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Why Health Care Costs So Much: Both Parties Suck at Teat of Medical-Industrial Complex

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Will Congress act to save taxpayers billions of dollars -- and protect the solvency of the Medicare programs -- by taking on the AMA, the drugmakers and the insurers? Don't hold your breath.

McConnell's Reconciliation

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm using the word "reconciliation" in a very specific rules-of-the-Senate fashion. Because McConnell just revealed to Politico how he intends to govern, should his party take control of the Senate in November -- and it appears that the previously-arcane "budget reconciliation" maneuver will figure heavily in his playbook.

A Former Obama Aide's Revealing 'Rolling Stone' Article

Dennis Earl | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Dennis Earl

Reid Cherlin used to work for The Obama Administration. After the election of the new President in 2008, he worked in the Press Secretary's Office as one of its spokespeople. In a new piece for Rolling Stone magazine, he recounts his experiences from the inside. It has to be read to be believed.

Gardner Abortion Hypocisy Continues Unchecked

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.09.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The latest reporter to ask senatorial candidate Cory Gardner why he's un-endorsed the state personhood amendments but has yet to un-cosponsor a proposed federal personhood law is Politico's Paige Winfield Cunningham.

Campaign To 'Draft Manchin' For 2016 Presidential Race Drawing Attention

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Is Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) contemplating a run for president? Politico seems to think maybe. Its morning Huddle email newsletter on Wednesday p...

Cleveland: 10 Things Politico Should Know

Daniel Moulthrop | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Daniel Moulthrop

Yesterday, after the Republican National Committee named Cleveland as its 2016 convention site, a writer for Politico added his two cents. The article obviously meant well but started with something that happened 45 years ago and had all the hallmarks of a hastily cobbled together piece.

Insurers Are Fleecing Us Out of Billions While Congress Looks the Other Way

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

A year-long investigation by the Center for Public Integrity has revealed that health insurers may have fleeced taxpayers out of $70 billion in just five years.

This Is What Passes for Journalism in Washington These Days

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

There are a lot of reasons why Americans don't know how the law affects them or why they believe things about Obamcare that aren't true. One of the biggest reasons is the failure of many in the media to provide anything other than the most superficial coverage.

Jason Linkins

'Let's Have Some Random Doctors Guess Chris Christie's Weight!' Said Someone At Politico, Apparently

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

Chris Christie's year has been more than a little bit tough, what with "Bridgegate" and its attendant melodramas. But one thing he's got going for him...

How Much Does Your Vote Cost?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

How is it that two states with such important primary campaigns in which large amounts of money were spent failed to attract more voters? How much are campaigns spending to get voters to the polls these days?

Democratic Former Lawmaker Disapproves Of The Party's Relationship With Citigroup

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.) disapproves of the revolving-door relationship Capitol Hill Democrats have with Wall Street banks, such as Citigroup....

Whitney Snyder

Politico's Wall Street Newsletter Has A Wall Street Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Whitney Snyder | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

You can't fully know Wall Street until you behold it in its purest distillation. This is the gift of Morning Money. Written by a man who calls hims...

Keystone XL Review Extended, Delaying Final Decision Until After 2014 Elections

Steve Horn | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Reuters and Politico broke a major story today that TransCanada's northern leg of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will not be decided on until after the 2014 mid-term elections.

Why Are You Running for Senate?

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Political campaigns love to develop a narrative and connect it to everything they say and do. But sometimes they overdo it, and the campaign narrative...

Comcast, Time Warner and Congress: Perfect Together

Michael Winship | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

On April 9, the US Senate held its first hearing on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner deal -- a $45 billion transaction that will affect millions of consumers and further pad some already well-lined pockets.

'Our Energy Moment': The Blue Engine Behind Fracked Gas Exports PR Blitz

Steve Horn | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Behind nearly every major corporate policy push there's an accompanying well-coordinated public relations and propag...

The Myth of Mainstream Media Bias

Paul Milo | Posted 05.31.2014 | Media
Paul Milo

The bias is not political, but in favor of generating the most buzz, getting the most page views or the highest ratings. And eyeballs, especially in the Internet era, equal revenue.

In This State, It's Already About President Paul

Politico | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

Damon Thayer, a Republican state senator, rose on the Kentucky Senate floor Tuesday to respond to the critical speech a Democrat had just given about ...

Michael Calderone

Top Politico Writer Jumps To New Republic

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.21.2014 | Media

NEW YORK – Jason Zengerle, a senior writer at Politico Magazine, is heading to The New Republic as a senior editor. Zengerle joined Politico Mag...

Jason Linkins

Politico Doesn't Want To Help People Understand The CBO's Obamacare Analysis

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

Reading for comprehension can be hard for some people who work in the media. And we all know that the typical Congressional Budget Office report i...

Campaigns in Waiting: The Press Loved Bush's But Dumps on Clinton

Eric Boehlert | Posted 04.07.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Keep in mind Clinton isn't even a candidate yet. And the general election won't be held for more than 1,000 days. But that hasn't stopped the Beltway press from obsessing over her on a daily basis and routinely detailing all the things wrong with Clinton's would-be run.

The Sinking Swing State?

Phil Campbell | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Phil Campbell

I put this issue to my podcast buddies on The Ohio Revolt, and I was surprised by the conversation. For me, it may be an irreversible, inevitable decline. To them, it was an issue of better leadership and better long-term planning.

Don't Be Fooled by Latest Medicare Scare Campaign From an Insurance Front Group

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Ads supposedly sponsored by the Coalition for Medicare Choices started appearing last week warning that seniors will face higher costs, fewer benefits and a loss of provider choice if Congress and the administration don't take action.

14 Things The Republican Party Just Doesn't Get About Poverty

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business

In an era of soaring income inequality, stagnant wage growth and a dismal job market, the Republican Party has decided that its hard-line, welfare-moc...

A Power Outage in the White House?

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
D. R. Tucker

Is climate change too much of a psychological challenge for the president? Is it simply too much for him to confront the near-almighty power of the fossil fuel industry and the Republican (and some Democratic) politicians who are that industry's acolytes?