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Uh oh…Republicans control redistricting too

Uh oh…Republicans control redistricting too

Republicans don’t just control much of the electoral map. In some cases, they now have the power to redraw it. Overwhelming victories in statehouses and governors’ races across the country this week have placed the GOP in command of redrawing both congressional and legislative districts to conform with Census results. It’s a grueling and politically […]

Robert Creamer: Why Nancy Pelosi Should Continue to Lead the House

There is little question that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be elected to head the Democratic Caucus as Minority Leader by her Democratic colleagues. The reason is simple: She is absolutely the best choice to lead House Democrats through the tough two years that lie ahead. Here’s why: Pelosi is one of the best strategists […]

Marjorie Cohn: Obama: Create Jobs by Executive Order

Obama: Create Jobs by Executive Order By Jeanne Mirer and Marjorie Cohn On May 6, 1935, with the country in the midst of the Great Depression, and with indirect efforts to create jobs having not moved the needle of unemployment rates, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 7034 and appropriated $4.8 billion for the […]

Marjorie Cohn: Obama: Create Jobs by Executive Order

Obama: Create Jobs by Executive Order By Jeanne Mirer and Marjorie Cohn On May 6, 1935, with the country in the midst of the Great Depression, and with indirect efforts to create jobs having not moved the needle of unemployment rates, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 7034 and appropriated $4.8 billion for the […]

HUFFPOST HILL – NOVEMBER 7TH, 2010

If you’re a political drama junkie, this weekend threatened an overdose, with a Democratic leadership contest threatening to tear the caucus apart, pitting the dwindling white southern bloc against African-American Democrats for a seat at the leadership table. Because we couldn’t wait until Monday night to chime in, this is a special edition of HUFFPOST […]

Robert Kuttner: Time for Team B — And a Movement

In the 1970s, the CIA appointed a “Team B” to challenge prevailing assumptions about national security. Since then, there have been other Team B exercises to question prevailing views. This is a smart move. An in-group of experts often becomes an echo-chamber, reinforcing their own prejudices and excluding people with different views. If you are […]

Gavin Newsom’s Win Keeps California Politics Future Afloat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — He’s best-known for opening San Francisco’s City Hall to same-sex weddings and was once thought to be too liberal even for the bulk of California. But Gavin Newsom’s decisive Nov. 2 win as the state’s next second-in-command has rekindled prospects that he may one day be a viable candidate for governor or […]

Obama On ’60 Minutes’: Midterms ‘A Referendum On The Economy’

WATCH THE VIDEOS BELOW WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the political cost of overhauling the health care system turned out to be higher than he had expected. And he admits that he gets discouraged at times when dealing with the economy. In an interview airing Sunday night on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Obama said the […]