Stories by John Nichols

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Posted on: May 26, 2009, Source:

Sotomayor's wide legal experience, especially on corporate and financial issues, along with her background make her a solid pick for the high court.

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.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2009, Source: The Nation

Rove and key congressional Republicans aggressively attacked the connection between pandemic preparation and economic recovery.

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?

Posted on: Mar 24, 2009, Source:

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.

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.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2009, Source:

MoveOn's new director says the group has other priorities than telling Obama he's wrong on Afghanistan. This is a mistake.

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?

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

Republican senators are pouring money into the dead-end recount fight of former Senate Norm Coleman.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2009, Source:

The next few days will be exceptionally difficult for members of Congress who are serious about renewing the economy.

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.

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.

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."

Posted on: Dec 9, 2008, Source:

The investigation could extend far beyond the Illinois governor's office.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2008, Source:

Democrat Mark Begich unseats Stevens in Alaska, bringing Dems one step closer to a filibuster-proof Senate.

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.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2008, Source:

Senate Democrats opted not to punish Joe Lieberman for backing John McCain. Will the risk pay off?

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.

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.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2008, Source:

The author, oral historian, rabble-rouser and grand old man of the American left died Friday at 96.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2008, Source:

Unrepentant liberal, Newman was dedicated to civil rights, women's rights, gay rights, and was determined to elect opponents of war and militarism.

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.

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.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2008, Source:

A hundred years ago, Dems questioned whether to take a stand against lynching. Today, Obama's nomination completes a long process of transformation.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2008, Source: The Nation

This may be the only drama in an otherwise thoroughly-scripted TV show.

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.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2008, Source: The Nation

But the GOP nominee is watching Obama's pick carefully.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2008, Source: The Nation

The late congresswoman was a fierce campaigner for fair elections.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2008, Source: and Of America

Obama votes like a Republican on FISA and backs off from Iraq, keeping corporate America happy.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2008, Source:

Obama campaigned against NAFTA during the primaries. Now he's backpedaling and reassuring Wall Street about that same policy.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2008, Source:

No one, not Obama, not Hillary Clinton and certainly not John McCain, caught the zeitgeist of the vanishing American dream so well as Carlin.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2008, Source: The Nation

With Gore's hearty endorsement of Obama last night the speculation has begun.

Posted on: May 30, 2008, Source: The Nation

The gadfly candidate is still pulling heavy support away from McCain

Posted on: May 28, 2008, Source:

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.

Posted on: May 21, 2008, Source: The Nation

Last night, Senator Obama secured a majority of pledged delegates in the Democratic contest.

Posted on: May 20, 2008, Source:

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.

Posted on: May 20, 2008, Source: The Nation

Today Sen. Kennedy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.

Posted on: May 15, 2008, Source: The Nation

Sen. Clinton's victory in West Virginia was overshadowed by Sen. Edwards endorsement of her opponent.

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.

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.