State Governments

Artur Davis

Congressman Artur Davis, the man who hopes to become Alabama’s first black governor, is used to getting guff from other black leaders. First he was lambasted for being the only black member of Congress to vote against the President’s health care bill. Then he failed to get the endorsements of

Morning Must Reads: “I’m on it, OK?”

No hard assurances yet that “top kill” will work, but man-in-charge Thad Allen sounds cautiously optimistic this latest method may work to stop the flood of BP oil into the Gulf of Mexico. For President Obama, taking heavy criticism for not being involved enough in the situation, a political disaster could be averted by a quick …

Specter Exits Stage Left

Arlen Specter has survived a lot of things: a brain tumor, two bouts with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and five squeaker elections for the U.S. Senate. But in an anti-establishment year where the far right hates the moderates and the far left hates the moderates, Specter – whose voting record over the past 30 years is almost perfectly down the …

Morning Must Reads: Kagan

Photo by Ryan Kelly/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images

–Conventional wisdom played out; Obama will tap Solicitor General Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court. The White House is rolling out with a 10 a.m. ET event where the president and his pick are both expected to speak.

–Never having served on the bench, Kagan’s record is …

Morning Must Reads: Spillover

President Barack Obama talks with U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, aboard Marine One as they fly along the coastline from Venice to New Orleans, La., May 2, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

–The Obama administration is now taking an “all hands on deck” approach to the …

Morning Must Reads: Prague

President Barack Obama is greeted by a large crowd following his Prague speech April 5, 2009, in Hradcany Square in Prague, Czech Republic. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

–President Obama heads to the Czech Republic on Wednesday night. He’s returning to the site of his April, 2009 speech on  nonproliferation to sign a new …

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