Congress

Bring on the Tea

In what will be one of the biggest thematic swings in my reporting career, a week after getting back from Haiti I’m heading to Nashville, Tennessee to cover the first ever National Tea Party convention.

As with any kind of grassroots movement, holding a national convention is somewhat of an oxymoron. Before dispatching me, my boss, …

Illinois Voters Go to the Polls

Illinois today kicks off what will be a long and fascinating primary season. Voters braved snow flurries to head to the polls this morning as balloting began for a number of local and statewide races, including contests for the U.S. Senate and governor’s mansion. The names Obama and Blagojevich may not be on the ticket but there are …

Health Care: Speed Bump In The Senate?

Greg Sargent picks this up:

The GOP Senate leadership has privately settled on a strategy to derail health reform if Dems try to pass the Senate bill with a fix through reconciliation, aides say: Unleash an endless stream of amendments designed to stall for time and to force Dems to take untenable votes.

The aide described the

Barack Obama Drops New Budget, Prepares For Battles To Come

Another budget drop, another round on the Tilt-A-Whirl of political spin. On CNBC this morning, New Hampshire Republican Sen. Judd Gregg did not hold back. “I think it was Einstein who said that the definition of insanity was doing the wrong thing over and over again and expecting change,” says Gregg, who almost became Obama’s Commerce …

Hank Paulson Takes Your Questions

Every want to ask the former Treasury secretary what he actually said to Nancy Pelosi when he got down on his knees in front of her at the White House days before TARP passed? Or find out why he let Lehman fail while bailing out Bear Sterns and AIG? And how much did he really protect his alma mater, Goldman Sachs? Find out here by

Pelosi on Health Care: “We have to get this done.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is sounding very determined–and surprisingly upbeat–about the prospects for a comprehensive health care bill in the wake of last week’s Senate election in Massachusetts, which cost the Democrats their 60-vote, fillibuster-proof majority.

“You can always find a way. You can always find a way,” Pelosi …

The Democrats’ Communication Problem

Democrats are still smarting from Scott Brown’s upset victory in Massachusetts last week. Health reform seemed inevitable and then, suddenly, it wasn’t. As Karen pointed out, Democratic lawmakers are still searching for a path forward that might include reconciliation. They may succeed, but certainly not because the American people …

What Will Joe Wilson Do Tonight?

Apparently, behave himself. The congressman made famous for yelling “You lie!” in the middle of President Obama’s health care speech tells AP that we shouldn’t expect a repeat performance during the State of the Union address tonight:

“I am a gentleman. My natural inclination is to be on my best behavior,” he said. “I have the

Don’t Ask For Definite Details About Don’t Tell, The Dance Continues

If only it was all as simple as “Yes,” the word that Robert Gibbs offered last year, in response to a question about whether or not President Obama would end the policy of banning gays and lesbians from openly serving in the military. Ever since that one word, the answer White House has grown, into something more like, “Yes, but we need …

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