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Rahm Emanuel: I Never Believed In Bipartisanship

In a new book, Rahm claims he privately argued to Obama that he shouldn’t pursue bipartisan support for health reform, because it would take too much time, instead insisting that…

Rangel convicted on 11 ethics violations

Rangel convicted on 11 ethics violations

Rep. Charles Rangel, once one of the most influential House members, was convicted Tuesday on 11 counts of breaking ethics rules and now faces punishment. An ethics panel of eight…

Asher Smith: Who Wins Leadership Battles That Never Happen?

Who wins a congressional leadership battle that never happens? Michele Bachmann, preparing to challenge establishment Rep. Jeb Hensarling for the position of GOP Conference Chair (the fourth-ranking House leadership position),…

Sheri and Allan Rivlin: The Election Where Everybody Was Right, But Nobody Was Listening

We have read ALL of the Election 2010 post-mortems. Here are some of the most insightful: Charlie Cook, Democracy Corps, Senator Jim Webb, Ruy Texeira, Ruth Marcus, Larry J. Sabato,…

GOP Could Make Trouble For Google

Saddled with the perception that it is a darling of the Obama administration, Google may have it tough with Republicans. The company whose chief executive campaigned for President Obama stands…

Jay Michaelson: Pass the John Tyner Bill: Get Government Off Our Backs and Out Our Buttocks

The Tea Party rode to victory on a wave of economic suffering and vintage populist rhetoric about big government. Now, we will see if they are serious about libertarianism, or…

Keli Goff: Pelosi, Palin, Power and Sexism

Whether we like it or not, it’s a question that looms whenever a minority or member of an underrepresented group faces intense scrutiny. The question is this: Is that person…

Mike Elk: ABC’s Amanpour Refuses to Ask Honeywell CEO about Locked Out Workers as He Tours Asia with Obama

Noted labor historian Joe Burns has called the lockout of 230 workers at the Honeywell uranium processing facility in Metropolis, IL – the highest profile ongoing labor dispute in the…

Bachmann Wants Earmarks Redefined To Exclude Transportation Projects

WASHINGTON — The Republican Party in recent days has rallied around the idea, pushed prominently by Tea Party activists, that Congress should resist earmarks, those pork-barrel projects that help filter…

New clobbers old on Capitol Hill

New clobbers old on Capitol Hill

Old and new Washington collided on Capitol Hill Monday, and new won. Within moments of flicking on the Senate lights, Sen. Mitch McConnell announced that when it came to pork…