Joe Biden

Health Care Summit: A Viewer’s Guide

The White House health care summit is set to begin at 10 a.m. EST today at Blair House. Kate Pickert and I will be watching throughout the six hours, and will be posting developments as we see them. Please join us here in Swampland throughout the day, and let us know what you think of the proceedings.

In the meantime, here are a few

Obama’s “Pep Talk”

President Barack Obama journeyed to Capitol Hill for a rare Sunday visit as the Senate pushed through the weekend on health care reform. The president spent more than 40 minutes rallying the Senate Democratic caucus, underlining to them the importance of passing a bill not only to the economy, but to the 2010 elections and “the …

Castle for Senate

A few weeks ago I was on the phone with Stu Rothenberg, editor of the non-partisan Rothenberg Political Report, which tracks congressional races, who was remarking to me that of the five open seats Dems must defend next November – Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, Colorado and Delaware – few looked truly in danger. Indeed, …

Joe Biden Offers A Personal Tribute

Vice President Joe Biden was scheduled to make a stimulus grant award announcement Wednesday morning. Instead, he gave an extended remembrance of Ted Kennedy, speaking without notes, pausing to contain his emotion, and repeatedly wiping his eyes. Said Biden:

And, you know, he was never defeatist. He never was petty. Never was petty. He

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