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Peggy Drexler: Will mean politics scare off good women?

Veteran political reporter Sam Donaldson once said “Only the amateurs stay mad.” For the times, it was a nice summary of the bare-knuckles rules of politics. You give, you get,…

Rick Santorum: Sharron Angle & Christine O’Donnell ‘Not Really Who The Tea Party Is’

Rick Santorum, a former GOP senator possibly eyeing a 2012 presidential run from his perch in the Ethics and Public Policy Center, an aviary for conservative social and international issues,…

Jobless Benefits About To Lapse As Senate Dems Mull Strategy

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are discussing their strategy for reauthorizing extended unemployment insurance on Tuesday as the expiration date for the jobless aid is fast approaching. Neither the House nor…

GOP insider blasts Michel Steele for blowing RNC millions

GOP insider blasts Michel Steele for blowing RNC millions

Gentry Collins, a well-connected GOP insider and political director of the Republican National Committee, quit his job Tuesday with a blistering letter of resignation accusing RNC chairman Michael Steele of…

Jeff Danziger: Missus Grizzly

From The Huffington Post…

MSNBC President threatened to fire Keith Olbermann

MSNBC President threatened to fire Keith Olbermann

MSNBC President Phil Griffin threatened to fire bombastic host Keith Olbermann during his suspension over donations to political candidates. Media writer Howard Kurtz reports in The Daily Beast that Griffin…

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…