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PostPartisan: October, 2013

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Republicans’ low blow on Obama judicial nominees -- filibuster reform next?

Republicans haven’t produced any reason strong enough to justify the way they voted on Thursday.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  07:10 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  filibuster reform, judicial nominations, obama

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Michael McCaul adds to GOP disrespect of the presidency

An invitation to the White House to meet with the president used to be a clear-your-calendar occasion.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:13 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 10/31/2013

PostScript: Milbank and a House hearing from Oz

Readers respond to Milbank on Healthcare.gov hearings.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:51 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Why Democrats have to fight on filibusters now

Expect Harry Reid to go nuclear if Republicans don’t back down.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:07 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc circuit court, filibuster, judicial nominations

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 10/31/2013

The White House misplays the Middle East

By acting like a child complaining the rules aren’t fair, the White House takes itself out of the game.

By Hilary Krieger  |  11:37 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign Policy, Middle East, Syria

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Mitch McConnell is desperate for my reelection help?!

It’s hilarious to show up in an ad saying something positive about someone I criticize 99.999 percent of the time.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:28 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitch McConnell

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Another filibuster showdown — if Republicans want one

Democrats aren’t going to allow nullification on the DC Circuit Court any more than they allowed it for NLRB and other agencies.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:49 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  filibuster reform, U.S. Senate

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Lindsey Graham’s strange obstruction of a key Egypt aid fund

Why is the South Carolina senator blocking aid to Egypt’s entrepreneurs?

By David Ignatius  |  03:48 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 10/30/2013

The Insiders: Let the calls for a White House shake-up begin

If President Obama is really as uninformed as he claims he is, there is an internal communications problem at the White House.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:39 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, hhs, obamacare, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 09:24 PM ET, 10/29/2013

White House: Keep expectations low on Obamacare numbers

But does the president have good reason to think they’ll get better?

By Stephen Stromberg  |  09:24 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Marilyn Tavenner drops truth on Obamacare coverage

The hysteria that envelopes coverage of Obamacare requires a certain level of detachment to separate fact from hyperbole.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:25 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obamacare

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 10/29/2013

The Senate deal holds on executive branch nominations

A filibuster against a key controversial nominee is defeated

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:40 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 10/29/2013

PostScript: Milbank and professed Presidential ignorance

Readers wax poetic on Milbank’s rundown of what the President didn’t know.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:04 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Jim Wheeler is a ‘slave’ to his constituents

“I’d have to hold my nose.” “I’d have to bite my tongue.” “They’d probably have to hold a gun to my head.” Dude?!

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:14 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Hints of 2014 House elections

Keep an eye on candidate recruitment.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:25 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2014

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 10/28/2013

PostScript: Leahy and Goldman on Cuccinelli’s loss

Readers respond to Leahy and Goldman’s Cuccinelli pre-mortem.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:11 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 10/28/2013

The Insiders: The joke of Obamacare data security

Taking a look at recent headlines, it’s obvious that the Obama administration is incapable of guaranteeing the security of our personal and confidential information within the Obamacare system.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:39 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  edward snowden, national security, obamacare, personal security, stuxnet, The Insiders, wikileaks

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Today in “How Government Works”

If you schedule a press briefing, you need to come up with something to say that passes the giggle test

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:04 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Affordable Care Act

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 10/25/2013

PostScript: Gerson and positivity

Readers respond to Gerson’s call for a less nihilistic GOP.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:07 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Stop telling young women what to do

I, too, hope both young women and young men would drink less and that the prevalence of alcohol-facilitated rape would decline. But the way to get there is free of lectures and finger-wagging.

By Lauren Taylor  |  12:51 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rape, Sexual assault

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 10/25/2013

The Insiders: Dependency is on the march

Republicans need to offer credible alternative plans for Obamacare and other issues in order to combat the dependency state that Democrats have created.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:36 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, dependency, Republicans, taxes, The Insiders, welfare, welfare state

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 10/24/2013

PostScript: Will and a third party in Va.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:33 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Fix the broken executive branch nomination process. Really.

Fix the broken executive branch nomination process. Really.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nominations

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 10/24/2013

The U.S. is entering a new phase in the “cycle of history”

The nation is transitioning from a conservative phase to a liberal phase.

By Carter Eskew  |  02:22 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arthur Schlesinger, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Kennedy, Ronald Reagan

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 10/24/2013

A voice of far-right mistrust and fear of President Obama

Over 26 minutes, it quickly became clear that Obamacare was the tip of the iceberg of irrational fear of the president.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:23 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, obamacare

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 10/23/2013

The U.S.-Saudi crackup reaches a dramatic tipping point

Relations have been deteriorating for more than two years, but nobody in Riyadh or Washington has done anything decisive to avert it.

By David Ignatius  |  06:14 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 10/23/2013

PostScript: Milbank on Obamacare’s (bad) ownage

Readers respond to Milbank on Obamacare and all future health care.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:44 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/23/2013

The Web site won’t take down the Affordable Care Act

The wonks say that the policy will eventually work out. That’s really all that matters.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care exchanges, health care reform, obamacare

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 10/23/2013

On health care, Obama and Sebelius failed a basic competency test

Both of them should have pressed harder about Healthcare.gov’s problems.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  01:54 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Look for Christie to replace ‘activist’ gay-marriage judge

Replacing chief Justice of NJ Supreme Court will allow Christie to throw conservatives a bone.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:54 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Republicans, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Republicans can’t beat bad with nothing

The GOP is rooting for the new health-care law to fail, but they don’t have an alternative to offer.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:11 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ACA, obamacare, Republicans, Rogers, Washington

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Why lies about Obama resist the truth

“You consider them to be lies . . . I consider them to be true.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:52 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans

Posted at 09:09 PM ET, 10/22/2013

What the Obama administration did wrong in the health-care Web site rollout

The Obama administration’s failure to accept reality.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  09:09 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, obamacare

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Looks like Democrats have a weed fight coming

Democrats will have to pick a side.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:19 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, Democrats, marijuana

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 10/22/2013

PostScript: Cohen’s second thoughts on Snowden

Readers respond to Cohen’s softening toward Edward Snowden.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:41 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 10/22/2013

The Insiders: Let’s root for Obamacare to fail

Obamacare is a bad, harmful policy.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:18 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, economy, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Do not make continuing resolutions automatic

Doing so would give make it even less likely that the two parties would engage in the regular appropriations process.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:40 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 10/21/2013

PostScript: Samuelson and cutting “entitlements”

Readers respond to Samuelson’s dislike of the term “entitlements.“

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:03 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Christie wins by losing on gay marriage

The New Jersey governor’s decision to drop his appeal of a ruling legalizing same-sex marriage could be good for blue-state political fortunes.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/21/2013

The Insiders: We don’t need nostalgia, we need a plan

Good policy is the best politics. Republicans need to have a vision and a plan for the future.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Democrats, Foreign Policy, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 10/18/2013

PostScript: Krauthammer and the Redskins

Readers respond to Charles Krauthammer on changing the D.C. football team’s name.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:44 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Replace Obamacare? With what?

There are two reasons why the Republican quest to rid the land of Obamacare is going nowhere.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:05 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, obamacare, Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Scenes from a broken Republican Party

How a crackpot idea in a Texas election explains the shutdown.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:36 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 10/18/2013

The Insiders: It’s not the tea party’s fault

The tea party doesn’t has power because the president and congressional leaders are not doing their jobs.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:27 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, government shutdown, Tea Party, The Insiders

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Obama’s big salute to government and its workers

They are rarely if ever thanked for what they do. The president changed that today.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:41 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, government shutdown

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Breaking ‘Hastert’

The speaker was likely following the wishes of most House Republicans from beginning to end.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:51 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Ted Cruz is ‘listening to the people’ with cash

When you hear Cruz mewling about how Washington isn’t “listening to the people,” know that he’s not talking about folks in the reality-based community.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:39 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Our democracy’s dysfunction is shameful

We all have been somewhat traumatized by what has happened in Washington.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:59 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Civil Rights Act, Congress, House of Representatives, voting rights act

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Mad props to Mitch McConnell

When he had to choose, the senior Senator from Kentucky chose governing over playing politics.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:21 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, government shutdown, Mitch McConnell, Republicans

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 10/16/2013

PostScript: Milbank and what remains at the GOP dead end

Readers respond to Milbank on lack of options for the GOP

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:23 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Why we (probably) won’t get another shutdown in January

We get shutdowns when one side wants them.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:34 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gop, government shutdown

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 10/16/2013

The irrational fear of President Obama

They don’t like him. They don’t trust him. And they think he’s destroying America.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:38 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, obamacare

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 10/15/2013

It’s still extortion for the sake of extortion

What radical Republicans are up to

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:25 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, government shutdown

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 10/15/2013

PostScript: Will and reasonable concessions

Readers respond to Will on Democrats’ unwillingness to compromise.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:37 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 10/15/2013

What will happen on the Oct. 17 debt ceiling default date

The United States appears to be on the brink of the once unimaginable.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:24 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Republicans

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Shutdown: Not quite over (2nd update)

House Republicans may be searching for a way out of the political fiasco they created.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  11:28 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, house gop

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 10/15/2013

The Insiders: Will Democrats promise that Obamacare patient data is secure?

The Obamacare Web site requires people to trust the government with sensitive personal data.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:10 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, obamacare, obamacare exchanges, Social Security, The Insiders

Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 10/14/2013

The Insiders: Mitch McConnell faces personal risk in saving the GOP

Senator McConnell is one of the key players currently at the negotiating table in Washington. But will his leadership put him at risk in his primary back home in Kentucky?

By Ed Rogers  |  09:05 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, debt ceiling, government shutdown, kentucky, primary, Republicans, Senate, senator mitch mcconnell, The Insiders

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Ted Cruz is Sarah Palin (2013 edition)

Both of them crave media attention and blame the media for their travails.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:10 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 10/14/2013

PostScript: Dionne on Obama seizing the day

Readers respond to Dionne on using Obama’s moment.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:19 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, Tea Party

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/14/2013

No, Ted Cruz isn’t winning a presidential nomination with his shutdown antics

Party leaders, conservatives included, won’t trust his judgment after the shutdown fiasco.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Where are the arrests over the World War II Memorial protest?

If a group of people decide they don’t like the closing of facilities under the federal government shutdown, they are now empowered to take wire cutters to the locks, push aside barriers and go in and about on their merry way without fear of arrest?

By Colbert I. King  |  02:11 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, world war II memorial

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Ugly rebel yell in front of the White House

If you want to curdle the blood of an African American and send a message of menace all one need do is wave the Confederate flag.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:18 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, government shutdown, Sarah Palin

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 10/14/2013

When veterans attack

WWII veteran Redge Raynard takes congressional GOP to task for the shuttered government.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:27 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, Republicans

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 10/13/2013

More cynical Obamacare antics by Ted Cruz

Of course, like a good demagogue, Cruz issues edicts he doesn’t follow himself.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:12 PM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obamacare, Ted Cruz

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 10/11/2013

The Insiders: Obamacare is a blemish on American technology

The failure of the Obamacare website is an embarrasment to American technological capabilities.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:04 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, hhs, kathleen sebelius, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 10/11/2013

PostScript: Krauthammer on making shutdownade

Readers respond to Krauthammer on the way out of this mess.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:46 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Depths of irresponsibility: GOP on the debt limit

They’ve taken a hostage, but they still haven’t even bothered to issue a demand

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:38 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, government shutdown, house gop

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Malala: From Peace Prize snub to president?

If and when Malala achieves her dream of leading her nation, the failure of the Nobel committee to recognize what she represents will be a distant memory.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:51 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Malala Yousafzai

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 10/10/2013

GOP debt-ceiling proposal isn’t extraordinary

According to folks who get the economy, stopping the use of extraordinary measures is good.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:34 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Republicans

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 10/10/2013

PostScript: Urbaniak Reid on who needs Obamacare

Readers respond to a mother's story of relying on Obamacare.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:01 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Waiting for the House debt-limit details

Notes on the shutdown/debt limit fight

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:33 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/10/2013

New data on how the D.C. debt drama is impacting investor confidence

The blow from default would be worse than in the 2008 financial meltdown.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capitalism, Center for Audit Quality, Congress, government shutdown

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 10/10/2013

What default deniers don’t get about the market

The ripple effects of a debt-ceiling breach would smack the American people, too.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:34 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Republicans

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 10/09/2013

PostScript: Cantor and the need for negotiation

Readers respond to House Majority Leader Cantor’s call for negotiations.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:42 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Gerrymandering didn’t break the House

District lines really are not the problem.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:42 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, government shutdown

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Republican Party has finally broken bad . . . for good

And that’s very scary.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:30 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abortion, Democratic, global warming, liberal, Republicans

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 10/09/2013

The Insiders: Campaign finance charade enters Supreme Court

The Supreme Court should acknowledge the obvious and remove campaign contribution restrictions.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:20 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign finance, McCutheon v. FEC, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 10/08/2013

GOP Rep. Sean Duffy caught in own Obamacare spin

Yet another display of the lunacy gripping the House Republican Party caucus.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:33 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, government shutdown, health care, obamacare, Republicans

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 10/08/2013

It’s still all about the mainstream House Republicans

Boehner is only following their lead.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:29 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gop, government shutdown

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 10/08/2013

PostScript: Editorial on nothing to show for the showdown

Readers respond to the Editorial Board that Republicans have won nothing in the shutdown.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:58 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Jon Stewart and Republicans’ lazy populism on Obamacare

No, Jon Stewart, you aren’t a stupid man. You just don’t know what you’re talking about.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Jon Stewart

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Debt-ceiling follies put retirement funds at risk

More than 60 million American workers with retirement accounts, 80 percent of whom earn less than $100,000 annually, stand to get burned.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:18 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 10/08/2013

The Insiders: Republicans have entered the danger zone

Mismanagement of the government shutdown could have a lasting political impact.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:28 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Republicans are demanding a price for negotiations

Why Democrats shouldn’t negotiate over the short-term CR

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:27 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, government shutdown

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 10/07/2013

The Insiders: It’s time to end campaign contribution limits

I hope the Supreme Court will be able to do what others have not been able to do and eliminate contribution limits on what parties and campaigns can accept.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:01 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign finance, contribution limits, elections, Supreme Court, The Insiders

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 10/07/2013

PostScript: King and the New Confederacy

Readers respond to King comparing the tea party to the Confederacy.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:44 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 10/07/2013

GOP complaint: Ted Cruz is no team player

“I probably agree with him on 95 percent of the issues,” said a GOP member of Congress, “but I’ll tell you one thing: He’s never played team sports in his life.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:13 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 10/07/2013

The Insiders: The GOP has given Clinton the third leg of her candidacy

And evidence suggests she has already seized this opportunity.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:17 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2016, government shutdown, hillary clinton, The Insiders

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 10/05/2013

House GOP is desperate for Obama to rescue it

They lack the awareness that President Obama is done rewarding their bad behavior.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:07 PM ET, 10/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, Republicans

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 10/04/2013

It’s not Madison. It’s the Republicans.

The Republican Party is broken, not the US system of government

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:38 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 10/04/2013

PostScript: Krauthammer and Obama’s shutdown

Readers respond to Krauthammer on Obama’s responsibility for the shutdown.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:39 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 10/04/2013

‘Majority rule’ under assault

Time magazine pithily sums up the danger on its cover.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:20 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obamacare, Republicans

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 10/03/2013

The Insiders: The World War II Memorial is not a political prop

The White House tried to use the World War II Memorial as a stage to blame Republicans for the government shutdown, but the tactic backfired.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:42 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Democrats, government shutdown, irs, Republicans, The Insiders, world war II memorial

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Against Laura Roslin and Glen Walken

The presidential line of succession and other continuity of government measures still need to be fixed.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:52 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 10/03/2013

PostScript: Milbank and the desire for government

Readers respond to Milbank on piecemeal congressional funding.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:06 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Stutzman, Obama and ‘disrespect’

This Ted Cruz-enabled government shutdown has produced many a maddening moment. But the person who wins the award for unmitigated gall -- so far -- is Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.).

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, government shutdown, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Boehner must free himself from the right

He can’t trade economic survival for his job.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:33 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 10/02/2013

PostScript: editorial takes sides!!

Readers respond to The Post’s editorial blaming Republicans.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:34 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Drip, drip, drip (why we’re waiting)

As long as Boehner keeps bleeding support, Democrats are going to wait and see what happens.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:33 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 10/02/2013

A case study in accountability

Congress, CIA could learn from the Marine Corps.

By David Ignatius  |  12:23 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Lew sends another dire default letter to Boehner

“There are no other legal and prudent options to extend the nation’s borrowing authority,” Lew says in his letter to Speaker Boehner.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, John Boehner

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 10/02/2013

The worst of times for John Boehner

The speaker needs to remind his caucus that real people are suffering.

By Richard Cohen  |  10:46 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Shutdown casualties

The real-world impacts of the government shutdown are starting to come in and none of it is pretty.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:14 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 10/01/2013

PostScript: Gerson and reali-tea

Readers respond to his column about the shutdown caucus in Congress.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:54 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Shared confusion over Obamacare

Love it or hate it, no one with whom we spoke was clear on what the law does or how it would work.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:49 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, obamacare

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 10/01/2013

The party of spoiled brats

Republicans are acting like the little kid in a toy store who won’t take “no” for an answer.

By James Downie  |  03:16 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, debt ceiling, government shutdown

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Will GOP-aligned groups step up?

Mainstream conservatives would probably respond to pressure.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:48 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, government shutdown, shutdown

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Dear Republicans: Happy Obamacare Day!

To reach this point, the House majority made a travesty of the legislative process.

By Eugene Robinson  |  11:02 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, government shutdown, obamacare

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Mission accomplished: The tea party shutdown

The Republican right still doesn’t accept the legitimacy of Obama’s presidency.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  10:42 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, shutdown

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 10/01/2013

The Insiders: The government shutdown isn’t the end of the world for the GOP

Republicans shouldn’t blink: They are ready to fund more than 99 percent of the government and have offered to negotiate on Obamacare.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:21 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Congress, government shutdown, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Motorcycle madness in Manhattan

The faultless are few in that terrifying video of the confrontation between an SUV and a swarm of bikers in Manhattan.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:06 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  crime, New York City

 

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