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Posted on: Feb 6, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

The President's strident defense of his economic recovery package.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

"If the taxpayers are helping you, then you’ve got certain responsibilities to not be living high on the hog."

Posted on: Feb 3, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

You can not make this stuff up.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

At the end of the interview, Colbert stumps Podesta with a question. Find out what it was.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Reid invited top lobbyists to join him for an inaugural brunch Monday where he pledged that he will still do plenty of business with them.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Our 44th President takes the oath of office.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) was taken away from a celebratory congressional luncheon this afternoon after experiencing convulsions.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Welfare Minister Isaac Herzog said Israel is aiming to prevent an "over-dramatization of the facts."

Posted on: Jan 14, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

So far, Obama is living up to his campaign promise to be a uniter, not a divider.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Some hesitated to stand, while most stayed seated. One said "thank you Mr. President," and a small number offered half-hearted applause.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

"Accountability must be ensured for violations of international law."

Posted on: Jan 8, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Barack Obama is reportedly planning to ditch President Bush's strategy of isolating Hamas, and will instead move to open contacts with the group.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Democrats in Congress are rushing to pass a "non-binding resolution supporting Israel’s goal" in the Gaza military operations.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

The Senate Majority Leader refuses to back down from his statement.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2009, Source: ThinkProgress

Richardson has withdrawn his name for the position citing a pending investigation into a company that has done business with his state.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

Only 29 percent of Americans approve of the job Dick Cheney is doing as vice president.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

Bush tries to reverse his pardon of a "Brooklyn real estate developer accused of scamming hundreds of poor, minority homebuyers."

Posted on: Dec 21, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

This task force is "designed to do the one thing we use as a yardstick of economic success of our administration, is the middle class growing?"

Posted on: Dec 20, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

Ten years ago, Ray LaHood was gaveling in House impeachment proceedings against President Clinton

Posted on: Dec 18, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

"I’m personally persuaded that this president and this administration will look very good 20 or 30 years ... "

Posted on: Dec 16, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

Al-Zaidi’s brother reports that the journalist is suffering from a broken hand, broken ribs, and internal bleeding.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

Obama picks Shaun Donovan to head Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

" ... it may have been Rahm Emanuel who tipped the scale and made this move as quickly as it did."

Posted on: Dec 5, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

A new attorney scandal? Say it ain't so. Bush-appointed U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan plans to stick around after Bush leaves.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

The private security firm Blackwater is planning to offer a new service to make money: protection from the pirates off the coast of East Africa.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

Apparently the ornament reported on earlier today has been snubbed. Get the full story here.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

Network is now 0-for-5.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

No Bill, these people should not get the Medal of Freedom.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

They are, of course, willing to tolerate him for ratings.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

"The president-elect working hard while the president is hardly working."

Posted on: Nov 24, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

Head of MSNBC on Maddow's success: 'She comes in every day and studies for eight hours.'

Posted on: Nov 18, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

A South Texas grand jury has returned multi-count indictments against Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

The GOP delayed the vote about what to do with Stevens today, pending the resolution of the Alaska recount.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

"Three-point eight trillion dollars. That's $3,800,000.000.000. More than what was spent on WW II, if adjusted for inflation."

Posted on: Nov 14, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

Michael Moore's new documentary will tackle the financial crisis.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

John Edwards will speak today at Indiana University. The speech cost the University $35,000.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

President-elect Barack Obama and President George W. Bush will meet face-to-face today at 2pm.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

Apparently the Bush White House doesn't enjoy being this unpopular.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

"I don't blame the ignorant bigots as much as the educated people who try to perpetrate this."

Posted on: Oct 17, 2008, Source: ThinkProgress

Ooops. The McCain campaign really isn't good at this whole vetting thing are they?

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