Boehner Has a Plan. Or Something Like That.
October 10, 2013
House Republican leaders on Thursday morning announced that they have a new proposal and it hews to the outlines media outlets reported overnight.
Don't Blame the Tea Party for the Shutdown. Blame Boehner.
September 30, 2013
For a few brief moments on Monday evening, it looked like House Republicans might finally come to their senses.
The House GOP Is About to Crack Up: Three Theories Why
September 12, 2013
Lots of people think John Boehner has lost control of the House Republican caucus. Apparently John Boehner does, too.
Field of Dreams
April 05, 2013
Hillary Clinton would not 'clear the field' for 2016.
Democrats Want Pelosi Back for Her Fundraising Prowess
November 13, 2012
Pelosi, powerless? Not on the fundraising circuit, she's not.
What Obama Should and Shouldn’t Do About High Gas Prices
March 16, 2012
During his press conference on March 6, Barack Obama remarked that there’s “no silver bullet” to stem rising gas prices in the short term—and in the view of most energy experts, he’s right. The problem, though, is that the American people don’t agree. In the most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal survey, made public the day before the president spoke, 55 percent said that the government has a “great deal” or “quite a bit” of control over gas prices.
All The President's Hor D'Oeurves
April 27, 2011
A huge, huge announcement, per Mike Allen's Playbook, about Politico's plans to participate in, cover, and generally win the White House Correspondents Association annual bacchanalia: POLITICO UNVEILS WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ DINNER GUEST LIST, EVENT DETAILS AND COVERAGE PLANS -- Some guest highlights: Musician John Legend; Texas Gov. Rick Perry; designer Tory Burch; Rep. Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin, top aide to Secretary of State Clinton; comedian Joan Rivers; financier T.
Why Did It Take So Long For Dems To Stick Up For Health Care Reform?
January 19, 2011
Salesmanship is, of course, a crucial part of politics. And most Democrats would concede that, over the past two years, they've done a miserable job of touting health care reform. "None of us did a good enough job," Steny Hoyer told reporters yesterday. In the run-up to the midterms, Republicans ran wild talking about the Affordable Care Act in apocalyptic terms, while many Democrats—especially vulnerable members—just tried to avoid the topic altogether. It didn't work. But that's changed in the past week.
Hack in Business
December 07, 2010
Dick Morris has never been afraid to test the limits of opportunism. Back in 1994, while working as a political consultant for Republican clients like Trent Lott, he was caught secretly counseling their chief nemesis, President Bill Clinton.
How Democrats Should Handle The Deficit Problem
July 07, 2010
With the deficit reduction commission still plugging away and expecting to release a report after the elections, the debate on the center-left is shaping up around the desirability of reducing Social Security spending.