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PostPartisan: November, 2013

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 11/29/2013

PostScript: Zimmerman on lifting term limits

Readers respond to Zimmerman’s urge to reconsider term limits for presidents.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:53 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 11/29/2013

What’s at stake in the next ACA deadline

Fixes matter for the individuals affected. Beyond that, not much is at stake right now.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:32 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ACA, HealthCare.gov, Obamacare

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 11/28/2013

The Insiders: Why would Obama say he is not ideological?

President Obama said “he was not a particularly ideological person” at a Democratic campaign fundraiser, but his actions tell us a different story.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:58 PM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, ideology, leadership, The Insiders, valerie jarrett

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 11/27/2013

PostScript: Milbank and press denied at WH photo ops

Readers respond to Milbank on replacing White House media coverage with in-house photographers.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  02:47 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, White House press

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Pope Francis puts an emerging political issue front and center

Pope Francis puts inequality front and center.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:46 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Pope Francis

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Dinesh D’Souza and his vile Trayvon tweet

Just when I thought hatred towards Trayvon Martin (and the president) coudn’t get any worse.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:34 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 11/26/2013

The ‘Munich’-Iran deal analogy is absurd

The name of the charming, beer-loving Bavarian city has become a lazy, all-purpose argument against any international agreement.

By Eugene Robinson  |  04:34 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nuclear weapons

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 11/26/2013

George Zimmerman: A man and his guns

His antics are even more chilling in the wake of the report on the school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:20 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Guns, sandy hook, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 11/26/2013

PostScript: Milbank and the anti-Obama reflex

Readers respond to Milbank on the immediate GOP reaction to the deal with Iran.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:21 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Pope Francis’s stinging critique of capitalism

The first major document of his papacy continues his emphasis on social and economic equality.

By James Downie  |  02:13 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catholicism, Equality, Religion

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 11/25/2013

No time for Sandy Hook Elementary School horror

The massacre in Newtown last December happened so quickly.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:42 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, newtown shooting, sandy hook

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 11/25/2013

The fate of (and justification for) the Senate’s ‘blue slip’ procedure

It’s all about party control vs. the influence of individual senators

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:08 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 11/25/2013

PostScript: Will unravels Obama

Readers respond to Will on Obama’s cycles of crisis.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  02:58 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Shellie Zimmerman speaks

A riveting interview with Katie Couric that should not go unremarked.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:46 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 11/25/2013

The Insiders: Republicans should give the Iran deal a chance

Republicans can and should be cautious about this agreement, but they need to be specific about what results they will be looking for over the next six months.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:32 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, Iran, nuclear weapons, The Insiders

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 11/22/2013

The Insiders: This is what panic looks like

Team Obama’s delay of the 2015 Obamacare open enrollment period is a sign that it is panicking about the 2014 elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  07:03 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, Obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 11/22/2013

The FCC should get out of the way of cellphones on planes

But no matter what you think, it shouldn’t be the FCC’s call.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  04:46 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airplanes, cellphones

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 11/22/2013

PostScript: Milbank and nuclear naked power grab!

Readers respond to Milbank on Reid bullying the Senate.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:56 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Harry Reid asks, ‘What would you have done?’

I feel the majority leader’s frustration, yet sometimes when a bully challenges you, the smartest move is to walk away.

By Ruth Marcus  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Cellphones on planes = hell on Earth

The possibility of enduring ceaseless inane phone conversations while trapped in an aluminum tube 35,000 feet above the earth is truly awesome.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air travel

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Kate Middleton, Jackie Kennedy, and iconic figures’ fight for privacy

Like the former first lady, the new Duchess of Cambridge is determined to control her image in the face of worldwide attention.

By Autumn Brewington  |  01:30 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kate Middleton, privacy

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Power, the Senate and the Republican ‘control grab’

For supporters of the Senate, yesterday was a sad day. And the responsibility for that lies fully with the Republicans.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 11/22/2013

The right fight for Obama and Democrats

Use of the “nuclear option” sends a clear message about President Obama’s second term.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:26 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, filibuster, government shutdown, Mitch McConnell, Republicans

Posted at 11:02 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Krauthammer: ‘Democrats will absolutely rue’ using the ‘nuclear option’

“Republicans will return the favor in spades in the future,” the Post columnist tells Fox News’s Bret Baier.

By Post Opinions Staff  |  11:02 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obamacare

Posted at 08:11 PM ET, 11/21/2013

The Insiders: New Obamacare marketing -- ‘Sign up and shut up or the IRS will be calling’

The president’s “rebranding and remarketing” quest is nothing more than an effort to mask the truth about Obamacare: that Obamacare means more cancelled plans, less options, lower quality of health care, and broken promises.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:11 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, cancelled plans, Congress, Democrats, health care, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 11/21/2013

The ‘nuclear option’ represents an awful way to run the country

Voters must punish politicians who treat government as just a recurring game of chicken.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  06:28 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Did frustrated mainstream Republicans help pull the trigger?

The deal-making Republicans stepped aside as the nuclear option exploded.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:48 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Obama and Senate Democrats were right to go nuclear

Why today’s action -- despite the danger it poses if/when the Senate or the White House goes back to Republican control -- was necessary.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:58 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, filibuster, Republicans, Senate

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 11/21/2013

PostScript: Will and the conservative JFK

Readers respond to George Will on John F. Kennedy’s forgotten conservativism.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:29 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Republicans have only themselves to blame for Reid’s ‘nuclear option’

GOP behavior left Senate Democrats with no choice but to change the rules.

By James Downie  |  02:43 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Harry Reid, Senate

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Nine selfies we’d like to see

Post editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes sketched the selfies we haven’t yet seen.

By Post Opinions Staff  |  02:36 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rob Ford, selfies, Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 11/21/2013

The Insiders: 50 years ago today . . .

Half a century later, still looking for closure on JFK’s assassination

By Carter Eskew  |  10:21 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Force Base, Air Force One, Aristotle, Kennedy, Oswald, White House, Zapruder

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 11/20/2013

U.S. optimistic about a nuclear deal with Iran

Officials are cautiously sanguine that they are close to an agreement with Iran which would freeze the country’s nuclear program.

By David Ignatius  |  06:56 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nuclear weapons

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 11/20/2013

PostScript: Milbank and scary movie plots

Readers respond cinematically to Dana Milbank on the GOP’s scare tactics on the Affordable Care Act.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:32 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 11/20/2013

On the poll with Obama and the GOP

The president’s standing has plummeted. But things aren’t all rainbows and unicorns for Republicans, either.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:18 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 11/20/2013

An outrageous demand for Obama

Hamid Karzi seeks U.S. contrition for military mistakes that have hurt Afghans.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:05 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Administration, afghanistan, Karzai, obama, obamacare

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 11/20/2013

The GOP is out to destroy the country

The Republican Party is grinding just about every sector of the federal government to a halt.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:13 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 11/19/2013

The White House is wrong: Lots of people don’t understand Obamacare

Judging the law based on misunderstandings and warped representations.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  06:42 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 11/19/2013

PostScript: Thiessen and the fix that won’t

Readers respond to Marc Thiessen’s prediction of more bad Obamacare news.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:47 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 11/19/2013

‘Our President Is Dead’: How The Post reacted to John F. Kennedy’s assassination

How The Post reacted to John F. Kennedy’s assassination

By Swati Sharma  |  03:43 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 11/19/2013

The Senate reform we should get

Instead of constant confrontation, how about a deal to strengthen the Senate? Here’s one reform program.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:31 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  filibuster, Senate

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 11/19/2013

The Insiders: Obamacare shifts voters’ thinking

A new Gallup poll shows that 56 percent of Americans now believe it is not the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health-care coverage. This is a significant psychological shift that favors Republicans.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, Gallup, obamacare, polling, The Insiders

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 11/19/2013

George Zimmerman’s Icarus complex

After Trayvon Martin case, Zimmerman’s luck might have run out.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:58 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 11/18/2013

The obvious budget solution is still phony spending cuts

If both sides got what they wanted, we would have higher short-term deficits. So get to it!

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:18 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 11/18/2013

George Zimmerman does it again

This latest brush with the law comes two months after Zimmerman was involved in a domestic disturbance with his now-ex-wife Shellie.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:37 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 11/18/2013

PostScript: The job of implementing Obamacare

Readers respond to Inslee, Beshear and Malloy’s assessment of the health-care law..

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:19 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Proud Mary blasts Liz Cheney over gay marriage

More people need to stand up to those who would put them down, especially if they are in their own family.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:12 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Republicans, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Will history repeat in Iran nuclear negotiations?

Israel is pressing for more Iranian sanctions.

By David Ignatius  |  05:35 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Middle East, nuclear negotiations

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Batkid takes hearts in San Francisco

We could use him in Washington, too.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:38 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Batkid

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 11/15/2013

The consequences of an Affordable Care Act failure

It would destroy liberals’ biggest policy goal, but, no, it wouldn’t doom liberalism

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:30 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Affordable Care Act

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 11/15/2013

‘Baby steps’ toward better health care

A Washington Post reader offers a sensible plan to facilitate better care for expectant mothers.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  03:54 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obamacare

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 11/15/2013

PostScript: Krauthammer and ACA stakes

Readers respond to his column on Obamacare’s impact on liberalism.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:25 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 11/15/2013

The Insiders: Former Secret Service agent responds to criticism of book

Dan Bongino retired from the service and is now running for Congress in Maryland.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 11/15/2013

The Insiders: For Democrats, dark days ahead

Democrats are in trouble over the Obamacare train wreck, but they will regain their footing before the 2014 elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:35 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2014, health insurance, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 11/15/2013

The Insiders: On the path to a failed presidency?

President Obama’s self-reliance has turned from a virtue to a liability.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:54 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, obama

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Sarah Palin invokes slavery, inappropriately of course

Not since Herman Cain tried to explain ‘9-9-9’ have I heard such gibberish employed to justify something so dumb.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:19 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Race, Sarah Palin

Posted at 08:10 PM ET, 11/14/2013

The politics behind Obama’s health-care ‘fix’

It’s not about moving cancellations past the midterm elections. At least not yet.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  08:10 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 11/14/2013

The Insiders: Obama’s news conference settled nothing

The president’s news conference was at least partially driven by the reality that the House is voting on Rep. Fred Upton’s “Keep Your Health Plan Act” tomorrow. But the president’s proposed “fix” doesn’t change anything.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:51 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, congressman fred upton, Democrats, house, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 11/14/2013

PostScript: Cohen and the Internet

Readers respond to Cohen on conventional views.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:09 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 11/14/2013

A lousy presidential press conference? Horrors!

What matters for Obamacare is whether it works. And that might not even matter to future elections

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:02 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama news conference, presidential press conference

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 11/13/2013

The Insiders: Republicans should boycott former Secret Service agent’s book

Dan Bongino has done a disservice to the president and shamed the Secret Service. Everyone should ignore him and his book.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:05 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, dan bongino, secret service, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 11/13/2013

It’s time to go nuclear in the Senate

The only real response to “because we can” obstruction is to use the power of the majority to say: No, you cannot

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:43 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Palin pounces on Chris Christie and the pope

The musings of Sarah Palin always make for a target-rich environment.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Pope Francis, Sarah Palin

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Flag error highlights a big problem for the GOP

I deserve a dunce cap for not looking more carefully at polling crosstabs. But the data actually underscore a big problem for the GOP.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:15 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Race, Republicans

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Bill de Blasio’s family isn’t ‘gag’ worthy

The mayor-elect’s family hasbeen able to remain unbelievably normal despite others trying to cast their loving family as anything but.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:24 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill de Blasio, New York City

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 11/12/2013

The Insiders: Republicans should hound Obama on Iran

Republicans need to press the administration for specific details of what they are negotiating with Iran. The consequences of America’s policy toward Iran being mismanaged are too severe to let it slide.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:35 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, Iran, nuclear weapons, Republicans, secretary john kerry, The Insiders

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Let’s kill off this myth about second-term presidents

Their approval ratings follow events -- same as first-term presidents.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:28 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 11/12/2013

The future of Egypt’s intelligence service

The head of the country’s intelligence service, in his first media interview ever, talks about U.S.-Egypt cooperation, al-Qaeda and more.

By David Ignatius  |  02:40 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/12/2013

A Confederacy of dunces against gay pride flag

A symbol of hate is viewed as a more favorable apparel choice for teens than one of inclusion.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:50 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Race

Posted at 06:24 AM ET, 11/12/2013

The Insiders: Republicans need to reform their formula for women

A little advice for Burning Glass Consulting.

By Carter Eskew  |  06:24 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Burning Glass Consulting, New York Times, Planned Parenthood, Playbook, Republicans

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

Good news for teen voting

What if we let younger citizens vote? They show up!

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:01 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 11/08/2013

PostScript: Ashbrook and Stonesifer on hunger and SNAP

Readers respond to a perspective from food-charity workers on SNAP cuts.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:59 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 11/08/2013

If they’re running, it’s really okay to say so

Presidential candidates have been running for a year. We should say so.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:42 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Lesson for Democrats in McAuliffe win: Bet on black

McAuliffe eked out a 3-point win because African American voters showed up at the same numbers as during the presidential election year.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 11/08/2013

The Insiders: Six reasons Obamacare will only get worse for Democrats

The White House can change its messaging, but it can’t change the fact that Obamacare will hurt a huge number of Americans.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:42 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2014, insurance, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Another big gay week

The gays haven’t had a great week like this since June.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:48 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Chris Christie has an Iowa problem

He may yet figure a way out of this Republican conundrum, but he will be the first.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:03 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Iowa, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Romney, South Carolina, Supreme Court

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 11/07/2013

President Christie meet President Giuliani

The ridiculous hype about Christie’s presidential ambitions is amusing to watch.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:04 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Republicans

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 11/07/2013

A few notes about going nuclear

Republicans simply cannot be allowed, as a minority party in the Senate, to blockade three seats on the D.C. circuit court.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:57 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 11/07/2013

PostScript: Will and Obama’s clunkers

Readers respond to George Will’s postmortem of the Cash for Clunkers program.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:44 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

What Christie’s big win means for 2016

The invisible primary is already underway.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:04 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 11/06/2013

The Insiders: Republicans are not as wounded as Democrats would have you believe

The Virginia gubernatorial race says as much about Democrats’ weaknesses as it does about Republicans’ weaknesses.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:36 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, election 2013, governor, Ken Cuccinelli, Republicans, Terry McAuliffe, The Insiders, Virginia

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 11/06/2013

A courageous Chinese lawyer urges his country to follow its own laws

As China’s leaders crack down on dissent with increasing ferocity, a lawyer who was once part of the establishment has to fear for his freedom.

By Fred Hiatt  |  04:35 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Teng Biao, China human rights

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 11/06/2013

PostScript: The Virginia governor’s office is actually a Dem loss

Readers respond to a Post editorial on Terry McAuliffe’s victory in Virginia over Republican Ken Cuccinelli II.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:06 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Christie’s win: A lesson for the GOP in black and brown

African Americans and Latinos will vote for Republicans if those candidates give them a reason to do so.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:20 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Republicans

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 11/05/2013

In Virginia, another wakeup call for Republicans

Cuccinelli lost because he was another ideologically pure right-winger who scares lots of voters.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  11:45 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ken Cuccinelli, obamacare, Republicans

Posted at 10:43 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Message to Republicans: Moderates win

Moderates win.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:43 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Ken Cuccinelli, Republicans

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Reince Priebus and ‘a culture of hatred’

The GOP chairman engaged in some inflammatory wishful thinking on last night’s “Hannity.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:17 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 11/05/2013

The Insiders: The Upton bill is the biggest threat to Obamacare so far

Rep. Fred Upton’s Keep Your Health Plan Act could force Democrats to reveal whether or not they support the president’s deceit in furtherance of his disaster of a health-care law.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:41 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, congressman fred upton, Democrats, election 2014, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 11/05/2013

PostScript: Gerson and fracturing the GOP

Readers respond to Michael Gerson on how to heal the GOP.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:42 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Humble blogger thwarted by Texas anti-voting dragnet

Texas makes it harder to vote, including for me.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:33 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Obama’s defenders and presidential lies

Bush was mistaken. Obama was untruthful.

By Marc A. Thiessen  |  02:19 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Obama and presidential ‘lies’

The more Obama-bashers highlight his “lies,” the more I’m reminded of falsehoods that had greater and deadlier consequences.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:55 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, obamacare

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 11/05/2013

What will happen in 2016?

By Carter Eskew  |  12:42 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 11/04/2013

The Insiders: President Obama will owe Terry McAuliffe a favor

The Virginia gubernatorial candidate helped Obama over the weekend.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:47 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, election 2013, gubernatorial election, Republicans, Terry McAuliffe, The Insiders, Virginia

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

Christie in 2016: His personality will carry him only so far

Personality matters for nominations. It’s unlikely to matter much in a general election.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:11 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 11/04/2013

A KKK-razy Halloween costume

A Virginia mother let her son dress up as a Ku Klux Klansman.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:32 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Race

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Decrying GOP sabotage of HealthCare.gov

The federal exchange that Republicans said wouldn’t work ended up not working because it was starved of money needed to make it work.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:07 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obamacare, Republicans

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 11/04/2013

A ‘lone wolf’ at LAX

News of the LAX rampage made me think of former Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:03 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LAX Shooting

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Today in bad ideas revived: the single-term, six-year presidency

Presidents should do politics; it’s what they’re good at.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:50 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  shutdown, Term limits

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 11/01/2013

The Insiders: All health care politics is personal

Obamacare is a weight on the Democratic ticket. More and more Americans are receiving health insurance cancellation notices and facing higher premiums.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:22 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, elections 2014, health insurance, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 11/01/2013

The one country that wants more U.S. surveillance

If Iraq wants U.S. help, it should give Americans something in return.

By David Ignatius  |  05:22 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nsa

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 11/01/2013

PostScript: Krauthammer and losing health-care coverage

Readers respond to Krauthammer on Obama’s broken promise.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:32 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Oh SNAP, veterans get dissed by the GOP

Remember how the likes of Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin railed against President Obama for the cuts to veterans’ benefits that resulted from the Cruz-caused shutdown?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:14 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans, Veterans

 

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