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2014/12/19 18:19
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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Confronting Republican control of both houses of...
2014/12/19 18:19
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2014/12/19 14:19
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The New York Times reports this morning that Obama plans a number of steps on his own to render the embargo on Cuba a lot weaker. Among them: Issuing regulations to facilitate agricultural exports and...
2014/12/18 15:19
2014/12/18 15:19
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For years, progressives have sharply criticized President Obama for shaping major decisions around the idea that scaling back his ambitions would ultimately secure the GOP cooperation he had long...
2014/12/17 20:19
2014/12/17 20:19
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President Obama’s historic announcement that his administration will pursue normalization of relations with Cuba — and his suggestion that he will ask Congress to lift the embargo — all but ensures...
2014/12/17 15:19
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Ted Cruz and other conservatives are enraged by what they see as the GOP leadership’s cave in the face of President Obama’s supposed lawlessness on deportations, and they are insisting the GOP mount...
2014/12/16 20:48
2014/12/16 20:48
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That sounds nice, but I don’t buy it for a moment. Republicans will undoubtedly face pressure to get something done, but try and imagine a scenario – any scenario – in which a potentially fatal blow...
2014/12/16 20:19
2014/12/16 20:19
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In the wake of the Senate torture report’s release, Senator Ron Wyden — a leading critic of torture and other national security overreach — told Chuck Todd on Sunday that he would introduce a bill...
2014/12/16 15:19
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The governor of Tennessee has announced that he will try to move forward with a “conservative” version of the Medicaid expansion in his state. While he faces a GOP legislature hostile to using...
2014/12/15 17:19
2014/12/15 17:19
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Senator Elizabeth Warren’s dramatic stand against the provision in the budget deal weakening Wall Street reform has drawn attention to her rising clout as a kind of spokesperson for the left wing of...
2014/12/15 14:19
2014/12/15 14:19
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Over the weekend, the Senate passed the sweeping “cromnibus” bill funding the government for most of the year. Liberal Democrats failed to block the measure that has created all the controversy, the...
2014/12/12 19:19
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Yale University has funded an interesting new poll that goes deep into Americans’ attitudes towards climate change. Hopefully, its findings will encourage Democrats to talk as much as possible about...
2014/12/12 15:19
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So Congress managed to legislate last night, passing at the last minute a sprawling bill funding the government through the fiscal year, averting a government shutdown and putting off a fight over...
2014/12/11 21:03
2014/12/11 21:03
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Who's winning, who's losing, and why. Down and OutThe Democratic Party’s losses at the state level are almost unprecedented, and could cripple it for a long time to come. The most immediate...
2014/12/11 19:48
2014/12/11 19:48
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Because Congress is hilarious, the House plans to vote today on a ~1,600-page government funding bill for the rest of the fiscal year that negotiators finalized approximately 40 hours ago. Its passage...
2014/12/11 19:19
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The horrific revelations contained in the Senate report into Bush-era torture has revived interest in one of President Obama’s most momentous decisions: The decision not to prosecute torturers and/or...
2014/12/11 14:19
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Despite some last minute Beltway theatrics, it seems likely that Congress will approve a bill funding most of the government for a year, while only funding the Department of Homeland Security (which...
2014/12/10 20:19
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The emerging deal to fund the government for a year is now at risk of collapsing, making a government shutdown more likely, in part because of a measure tucked into the bill that would allow rich...
2014/12/10 15:19
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By now, we’re all familiar with the horrific details in the Senate Intelligence Committee report into Bush-era torture and rendition. But the question now is this: Will there be any kind of...
2014/12/09 14:19
2014/12/09 14:19
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Politico weighs in with a must read this morning that details the extensive planning among Republicans as to how they will go about trying to unravel Obamacare once they take over the...
2014/12/08 19:19
2014/12/08 19:19
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As I noted this morning, anyone who cares about the future of the Democratic Party needs to ask whether the party’s elders and wise men are thinking hard enough about how to regain ground on the state...
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