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Johnny Cash’s Daughter Jabs Sarah Palin

Rosanne Cash, daughter of legendary country singer and songwriter Johnny Cash, tweeted her way into politics again Tuesday, sending out a dispatch batting former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for supposed…

Michael Brenner: A Smile for Charlie Rangel

Charlie Rangel does not want our cheers. He doesn’t need our cheers. His public life has never been a melodrama; celebrity politics is not his game. His career and accomplishments…

MT-2012 President: Republicans Lead, Two Races Close (PPP 11/10-13)

Public Policy Polling (D) 11/10-13/10; 1,176 likely voters, 2.9% margin of error Mode: Automated phone PPP release Montana 2012 President 46% Gingrich, 44% Obama 51% Huckabee, 41% Obama 47% Palin,…

Andy Igrejas: States Are Getting Tough on Toxics — Will Congress?

I’ll be the first to admit it: I live in Washington, D.C., and I spend a lot of time talking to inside-the-beltway types about what Congress will and will not…

George Soros: Give Elsewhere ‘If This President Can’t Do What We Want’

WASHINGTON — At a private meeting on Tuesday afternoon, George Soros, a longtime supporter of progressive causes, voiced blunt criticism of the Obama administration, going so far as to suggest…

Mort Gerberg: OUT OF LINE: Second Thought

From The Huffington Post…

Andrea Lyon: Witness to Innocence

Last Sunday, I had the privilege of being asked to talk to a group of exonerees from death row at the end of a conference held here in Chicago by…

Alex Koroknay-Palicz: Ann Coulter’s Ageism Will Doom the Republican Party

This week, professional anger-tainment star, Ann Coulter, wrote a predictably provocative article for TownHall in which she calls for the repeal of the 26th Amendment, the Vietnam era Amendment which…

Richard Kirsch: Schakowsky’s Deficit Plan Shows How to Get Things Done

Cross-posted from New Deal 2.0. Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a member of the president’s deficit reduction commission, put out a straight-forward plan yesterday that demonstrates what you can do if…

Richard Klass: Time for Something Special

There are 47 days including yesterday, 16 November when Congress opened its lame duck session and 3 January 2011 when the 112th Congress opens. Of those, three are holidays (Thanksgiving,…