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Henry: Does Obama get it?

As I walked into the East Room for President Obama’s post-shellacking, a colleague from another organization joked, “Get ready for 17 versions of the same question.” Read the full story…

DeLay wants to be ‘more involved’

The former House majority leader wants to return to politics after his ongoing corruption trial ends. Read the full story from Politico…

Republicans to attack healthcare law funding

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. congressional Republicans will try to repeal President Barack Obama’s healthcare law next year but their leader in the Senate acknowledged on Thursday they will likely have…

McConnell: Rapid health repeal unlikely

He pledges that Republicans will use new oversight powers in the House to pressure Obama, Democrats. Read the full story from Politico…

Aftermath: Dems’ committee shuffle

Democratic survivors are looking to advance to posts held by those who weren’t as fortunate. Read the full story from Politico…

The Media Consortium: Weekly Diaspora: Immigration Reform Falls to the GOP

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The precarious fate of comprehensive immigration reform has fallen into the hands of staunch nativists. With Republicans now leading the House and a…

Rena Steinzor: Obama’s Path Forward: Impart a Sense of Urgency to Regulatory Agencies Protecting Health, Safety and the Environment

There’s a lot of punditry left to be committed about whether and how the GOP majority in the House and the enhanced GOP minority in the Senate will work with…

Jim Jaffe: Lobbyists Win Again

Among the biggest winners in this week’s elections were members of the only group that also got a lift from the 2008 election – America’s lobbyists. They make money when…

Mark Shriver: Election Day: The 74 Million Americans Who Had No Voice

Tuesday was a historic demonstration of the power of democracy to force change in domestic policy, for better or for worse. That the American people — not kings, dictators or…

Robert J. Elisberg: The "What Goes Around Comes Around" Mantra

“Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it,” American philosopher George Santayana wrote in his Life of Reason. A simpler way of putting it is that life is cyclical.…