I had read TIME Magazine for as long as I could remember, even signed up for my own subscription when I was in college. So when I went to work here more than 15 years ago, I thought I had an appreciation for the power of that red border. But as it turned out, Newt Gingrich was the one who first impressed upon me what it really meant to …
Our White House Photo Blog features this photo of former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan testifying before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. As luck would have it, this also happened to be the moment when the power went out at the Rayburn House Office Building:
Over at the Curious Capitalist, our colleague Stephen Gandel has …
So what are Democratic members of Congress facing out there, as they return to their districts in the wake of passing sweeping health care legislation? Are they encountering angry mobs shouting “repeal and replace”? Are they being showered with bouquets and greeted as liberators?
Google sometimes gives us gifts we would never expect. I was looking around for an Easter-themed picture to post, when this treasure appeared out of nowhere. Art Linkletter! Walt Disney! Nixons! Who could resist?:
Michael, I’m reading Swampland while I’m on vacation (doesn’t everyone?), and your post reminded me of a story that I did on Romney and the Massachusetts health care plan back in November, 2007.
Indeed, he and Kennedy had been close allies in bringing universal coverage to the state. Here’s how it came about:
The Daily Caller examines the Republican National Committee’s FEC filings, and discovers a few things that are not likely to go over well with GOP donors. Such as:
Once on the ground, FEC filings suggest, Steele travels in style. A February RNC trip to California, for example, included a $9,099 stop at the Beverly Hills Hotel,
In this week’s cover story, we noted that one of the biggest challenges for the Obama Administration in implementing the new health care law is:
… filling key posts in the Executive Branch that remain empty more than 14 months after Obama was inaugurated. After all, there will be thousands and thousands of new regulations to
The other day, Deirdre Van Dyk and I asked Swampland commenters to tell us what they wanted to know about the new health care law.
We got plenty of good ones, and tried to come up with some answers. Here’s our podcast.
On this morning’s “Washington Journal,” Census Bureau Director Robert Groves discussed how his agency deals with race on the census form.
So what do you think? Should “negro” be on the census form?
UPDATE: Why God Invented TIME.com.
Here’s Michael Scherer’s interview with Groves. And Nancy Gibbs’ thoughts on why it is …
You’re hearing it over and over again: If this new health insurance system is so great, why aren’t members of Congress enrolling themselves, their staffs and their families in it? Jonathan Cohn points to the legislative language that shows they are :
(D) MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IN THE EXCHANGE
Is there anything about modern politics that doesn’t bring to mind a Monty Python skit? In response to my post below, commenter Stuart Zechman posits this clip, which is a perfect encapsulation of the United States Senate:
UPDATE: The WGDBAC just passed the …