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Posted on: Feb 17, 2010, Source: The Nation

He's got the home-state credibility and a history of political engagement that rival any of the Democratic contenders for the spot.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2010, Source:

Palin is now moving front and center as a potential challenger to Obama. That may scare Republicans who worry about their party's prospects in 2012.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2010, Source:

Rep. Edwards: "The Supreme Court has left us with no choice but to change the Constitution and make sure that people own our government and our elections."

Posted on: Jan 27, 2010, Source:

Obama restated 2008 campaign promises that were not kept during his first year as president. It's unclear how he can make good on them in 2010 working with Republicans.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2010, Source: The Nation

Ben Bernanke missed an $8 trillion housing bubble and is still fighting against sensible bank regulations. Time for him to go.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2010, Source:

"A union leader who supports the <i>Citizens United</i> ruling is like a steer who talks up a steak restaurant because they're both in the same business."

Posted on: Jan 19, 2010, Source:

Dems need to recognize that they've mismanaged the health care debate, spent too little time focused on jobs and haven't held Wall Street and the big banks to account.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2010, Source:

The election could be fantastic for Democrats. It could also be devastating.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2010, Source:

Haiti's health-care infrastructure has crumbled. Many health-care providers were killed in the earthquake. Local doctors are themselves injured and in shock.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2010, Source: The Nation

New figures show jobs were lost in December at ten times the expected rate.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2009, Source:

Imposing more sanctions against the country will do more harm than good.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2009, Source:

Joe Lieberman appears to be determined to use the thwarted Christmas Day attack on a Northwest Airlines flight as an excuse to launch another crusade for another war.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2009, Source:

"If this bill passes, the industry will become more powerful and could be beyond the reach of reform for generations."

Posted on: Dec 19, 2009, Source:

Sen. Harry Reid and the Senate Dems aren't winning any friends among the broad base of voters who support reproductive rights.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2009, Source:

Senate Dems cut a deal on the public option but also endorse expanding Medicare, leaving some liberals torn over whether they will support the final bill.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2009, Source:

The Democratic "strategy" of paying for health-care reform by nickle-and-diming Medicare is a fool's errand.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2009, Source: The Nation

Presidents are not supposed to begin and end the discussion about war. With both parties divided over Afghanistan, it's time for Congress to debate the Obama's war plan.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2009, Source: The Nation

Among those speaking out is Mike Capuano, a Massachusetts congressman.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2009, Source: The Nation

Rigid conservatives in the RNC want to establish a purity test for the party's candidates. Guess what? Reagan the conservative hero would have failed most of the criteria.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2009, Source:

"End the U.S. Occupation and Air War in Afghanistan" is the title of a resolution endorsed over by the 300-member executive board of the California party.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2009, Source:

If Lieberman were to actually have his calls for a "terrorism" investigation answered, he probably wouldn't like seeing the results.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2009, Source: The Nation

Informed and engaged progressives aren't entirely enthusiastic about the measure. Here are some of the most serious complaints.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2009, Source: The Nation

Hard-line right-wingers like Richard Viguerie think so. And they might be right.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2009, Source: The Nation

"Nancy Pelosi has decided to propose a government-run insurance plan that would negotiate rates with doctors and hospitals, rather than using prices set by the government."

Posted on: Oct 20, 2009, Source:

Unfortunately for the president (and despite his words of praise), there's little evidence to suggest Hamid Karzai will stand up for democracy.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2009, Source: The Nation

There are lessons progressives can take away from John Corzine's campaign: alliances with women and labor movements are as essential as putting a human face on health reform.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2009, Source:

Holder: "It will not be a priority to prosecute patients with serious illnesses who are complying with state laws on medical marijuana."

Posted on: Oct 8, 2009, Source: The Nation

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann argues that Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are the new voices not just of the GOP but of America. Good luck with that.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2009, Source: The Nation

GOPers are shocked that a Democrat has the nerve to call them out on their repeated health care lies and scare tactics. Rep. Grayson says get used to it.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2009, Source: The Nation

A new international program, established by the G20, to pressure countries with regard to trade surpluses and deficits would further erode democracy at the national level.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2009, Source: The Nation

The "public option" was positioned as something akin to a consumer-protection initiative. Robust? Not hardly.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2009, Source:

The investigation into torture could be thwarted by a GOP counter-attack and an echo chamber determined to protect Bush and Cheney.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2009, Source:

Fifty-one percent of those surveyed for a new Washington Post-ABC News poll now say the human and economic cost of the war is too great.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2009, Source: The Nation

Without a public option, there is no real reform.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2009, Source: The Nation

This is what Obama's hastily-scheduled Wednesday night press conference was about. But he needs to do much more.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2009, Source:

As Cheney told ABC News: "I was aware of the program ... and involved in helping get the process cleared ... I supported it."

Posted on: Jul 13, 2009, Source:

Disclosures about Dick Cheney's secret counterterrorism program has even cautious Democrats suggesting Bush's VP may have clearly broken the law.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2009, Source:

"And I don't think you will (have a complete meltdown)."

Posted on: Jun 22, 2009, Source:

In a ruling Monday, the Court gave state and local officials new flexibility to 'opt out' of a key part of the anti-discrimination law.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2009, Source:

In a letter to president Obama, Sen. Russ Feingold issues a stern warning about his dangerously shifting positions on wiretapping.