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John Nichols is The Nation's Washington correspondent.
Good Move Obama: Why Sonia Sotomayor Is a Great Choice for the Supreme Court
Posted on: May 26, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
Sotomayor's wide legal experience, especially on corporate and financial issues, along with her background make her a solid pick for the high court.
Baucus Healthcare Plan: Arrest Doctors, Nurses
Posted on: May 14, 2009, Source: The Nation
While the health-insurance lobby has been welcomed to the roundtable discussions organized by Baucus, the nurses and their allies were told to leave.
How Karl Rove and His GOP No-Nothings Fought Against Pandemic Preparedness
Posted on: Apr 27, 2009, Source: The Nation
Rove and key congressional Republicans aggressively attacked the connection between pandemic preparation and economic recovery.
Hey Mr. Cheney, What About Those 'Executive Assassination Squads'?
Posted on: Mar 25, 2009, Source: The Nation
As long as the former VP is on the interview circuit, why not invite him to Capitol Hill to explain these frightening allegations?
Geithner's Market Rally Spells Taxpayer Ripoff -- Nothing for Us to Cheer About
Posted on: Mar 24, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
Geithner's bank rescue may have perked up Wall Street but it's nothing new. They've already tried it in Britain and it's failed.
Washington Talks About Health Care, But Doesn't Offer a Cure
Posted on: Mar 9, 2009, Source: The Nation
Obama's Forum on Health Reform was so narrowly focused and uninspiring that it almost made Hillary Clinton's bumbling efforts of the 1990s look good.
MoveOn Should Oppose Obama on Afghanistan
Posted on: Mar 3, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
MoveOn's new director says the group has other priorities than telling Obama he's wrong on Afghanistan. This is a mistake.
What Took So Long? Finally, Some Help For Homeowners
Posted on: Feb 18, 2009, Source: The Nation
The plan could help nine million families struggling to keep their heads above water. But is it too little, too late?
GOP Senators Waste Big Bucks Trying to Keep Franken Seat-less
Posted on: Feb 17, 2009, Source: The Nation
Republican senators are pouring money into the dead-end recount fight of former Senate Norm Coleman.
Is the Stimulus Package Too Watered Down to Get Us Anywhere?
Posted on: Feb 10, 2009, Source: TheNation.com
The next few days will be exceptionally difficult for members of Congress who are serious about renewing the economy.
On Truth Commission, Obama Is Playing Politics With Executive Abuses of Power
Posted on: Feb 10, 2009, Source: The Nation
Obama is rebuffing even the most feeble attempts at accountability for the crimes of the Bush administration.
Senate Dems Compromise Away Best Parts of Recovery Plan
Posted on: Feb 7, 2009, Source: The Nation
Senate Democrats on Friday bartered away key elements of the more robust plan approved by the House.
Bono Gives Palestine an Inaugural Celebration Shout Out
Posted on: Jan 19, 2009, Source: The Nation
This is "... an Irish dream, a European dream, an African dream ... an Israeli dream ... and also a Palestinian dream."
Who Will Go Down with Blagojevich?
Posted on: Dec 9, 2008, Source: TheNation.com
The investigation could extend far beyond the Illinois governor's office.
Make That Former Senator Ted Stevens
Posted on: Nov 18, 2008, Source: TheNation.com
Democrat Mark Begich unseats Stevens in Alaska, bringing Dems one step closer to a filibuster-proof Senate.
Why Eric Holder is an Alarming Pick for AG
Posted on: Nov 18, 2008, Source: The Nation
For starters, he called for the firing of any "petty bureaucrat" who might dissent from the expansion of government powers after 9/11.
Dems' Big Risk: Lieberman Keeps Chairmanship, Caucus Membership
Posted on: Nov 18, 2008, Source: TheNation.com
Senate Democrats opted not to punish Joe Lieberman for backing John McCain. Will the risk pay off?
Rahm Emanuel Makes the Right Move on Colombia Trade Deal
Posted on: Nov 10, 2008, Source: The Nation
Obama's new chief of staff shows that he intends to carry the Obama program forward -- not his own.
Another Election Victory: Anti-Muslim Rep Goes Down in VA
Posted on: Nov 9, 2008, Source: The Nation
Virgil Goode, the creepy congressman who launched an ugly campaign following the election of Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison, was defeated Tuesday.
Studs Terkel, You Will Be Missed
Posted on: Oct 31, 2008, Source: TheNation.com
The author, oral historian, rabble-rouser and grand old man of the American left died Friday at 96.
Paul Newman's Politics
Posted on: Sep 27, 2008, Source: TheNation.com
Unrepentant liberal, Newman was dedicated to civil rights, women's rights, gay rights, and was determined to elect opponents of war and militarism.
Sarah Palin Links Iraq to 9/11
Posted on: Sep 12, 2008, Source: The Nation
Palin has repeated the long discredited claim that the invasion of Iraq was a necessary response to the September 11th attacks.
McCain's VP Pick: A Sarah Palin Head-Fake?
Posted on: Aug 28, 2008, Source: The Nation
Reports say it's not Romney or Pawlenty; whether or not it turns out to be Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the networks are over Obama's DNC speech.
Dems Nominate Obama, Unify and Transform the Party
Posted on: Aug 27, 2008, Source: TheNation.com
A hundred years ago, Dems questioned whether to take a stand against lynching. Today, Obama's nomination completes a long process of transformation.
Will Hillary Clinton Release her Delegates?
Posted on: Aug 24, 2008, Source: The Nation
This may be the only drama in an otherwise thoroughly-scripted TV show.
And the Winner Is: Joe Biden.
Posted on: Aug 23, 2008, Source: The Nation
It didn't take a newfangled text message, just an old-fashioned leak, to identify Obama's running mate.
VEEPWATCH: Obama Winning High-Stakes Expectations Game
Posted on: Aug 22, 2008, Source: The Nation
But the GOP nominee is watching Obama's pick carefully.
Stephanie Tubbs Jones: Civil Rights Crusader Remembered
Posted on: Aug 20, 2008, Source: The Nation
The late congresswoman was a fierce campaigner for fair elections.
Obama Retreats from Key Progressive Issues
Posted on: Jul 9, 2008, Source: TheNation.com and Of America
Obama votes like a Republican on FISA and backs off from Iraq, keeping corporate America happy.
Obama Goes Soft on Free Trade
Posted on: Jun 24, 2008, Source: TheNation.com
Obama campaigned against NAFTA during the primaries. Now he's backpedaling and reassuring Wall Street about that same policy.
George Carlin, American Radical
Posted on: Jun 23, 2008, Source: TheNation.com
No one, not Obama, not Hillary Clinton and certainly not John McCain, caught the zeitgeist of the vanishing American dream so well as Carlin.
Will There Be an Obama/Gore Ticket?
Posted on: Jun 17, 2008, Source: The Nation
With Gore's hearty endorsement of Obama last night the speculation has begun.
Ron Paul Gets Best Primary Finish Yet
Posted on: May 30, 2008, Source: The Nation
The gadfly candidate is still pulling heavy support away from McCain
Bush's Former Spokesman Scorches White House with Tell All Memoir
Posted on: May 28, 2008, Source: TheNation.com
Bush's former press secretary reveals how the White House lied about Iraq to everyone -- and how the media let them get away with it.
Obama Claims Delegate Victory; Clinton Stays In
Posted on: May 21, 2008, Source: The Nation
Last night, Senator Obama secured a majority of pledged delegates in the Democratic contest.
Obama Clinches Pledged Delegate Majority
Posted on: May 20, 2008, Source: TheNation.com
Still, Clinton remains. There is one ironclad rule when it comes to races for presidential nominations: You don't quit when you are winning primaries.
Kennedy's Fight and the Democratic Void
Posted on: May 20, 2008, Source: The Nation
Today Sen. Kennedy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
Obama-Backing Edwards Elbows Aside Clinton
Posted on: May 15, 2008, Source: The Nation
Sen. Clinton's victory in West Virginia was overshadowed by Sen. Edwards endorsement of her opponent.
John McCain: Eco-Warrior
Posted on: May 13, 2008, Source: The Nation
In a swing through the Pacific Northwest, the candidate attempts to green wash his record and his environmental policies.
McCain Is Full of Hot Air on the Environment
Posted on: May 12, 2008, Source: The Nation
McCain is trying to look green but don't believe the rhetoric. His enviro speeches are just campaign trail greenwashing and here's why.
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