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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…

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…

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…

Linda Bergthold: "Repeal This Monstrosity"? No, Health Reform Will Survive

Despite brave and bullying promises from Republicans to repeal the health reform “monstrosity” this past week, they can’t do it. Not in the next two years, and maybe not even…

Joseph A. Palermo: What "Center?"

On what set of national policies was President Obama anything other than a “centrist?” How many times did he “reach out” to Republicans? On the war in Afghanistan, education, health…

Hilary Rosen: Stop the GBRRT (George Bush Reputation Resurrection Tour)

Help me I think I’m falling in love with you again… Whoa, not so fast, big guy. This week’s start of the George Bush reputation resurrection tour has all the…

Dave Johnson: Tea Party Betrayed Already?

I have been writing about the Tea Party, and asking what they will do if/when the DC Republicans betray them.. CAF has set up a page for the Tea Party…

Karl Rove: ‘Republicans Are On Probation’ (VIDEO)

In an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric that aired on Friday night, Karl Rove issued a stern warning to Republicans in the aftermath of the party’s success…

The Anti-California: Texas Republicans Fight EPA Over Climate Change

For decades, California has set the pace for the country on air pollution and climate change, adopting ever-higher standards for controlling auto emissions and, more recently, greenhouse gases that scientists…

Cantor: Obama will be responsible for government shutdown

Cantor: Obama will be responsible for government shutdown

A top Republican refused on Sunday to rule out the possibility of a government shutdown next year over growing federal deficits but said if there were one, President Barack Obama…