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Olympia Snowe Begins Her (Non) Critical Deliberations On The Bush Tax Cuts

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 decisive about it because they…

VA-2012 Pres: Obama Leads Republicans (PPP 11/10-13)

Public Policy Polling (D) 11/10-13/10; 551 likely voters, 4.2% margin of error Mode: Automated phone PPP release Virginia 2012 President 52% Obama, 41% Gingrich 49% Obama, 44% Huckabee 51% Obama,…

S.I. Adam, M.D.: US Health Care Reform, As Seen From the Trenches

The alleged reformation of our “broken” health care system has received unparalleled political attention over the last few years. This issue has generated debate between politicians and other politicians in…

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…