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Romney Is Winning the Money War

For the third straight month, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee have taken in more contributions than President Obama and the Democrats.

In July Romney and the RNC raised $101.3 million, one-third more than the president … More…

Former President George W. Bush

The Curse of the Bush Tax Cuts

Updated July 15, 2012

It’s the summer of 2012, President George W. Bush has been out of office for 3 ½ years, and  the biggest issue of the presidential campaign is whether to keep his signature tax cuts, which were … More…

Obama Health Care Speech

Obama Had a Good Week in Court

President Obama and his re-election team must have started the week with great trepidation as the Supreme Court prepared to release decisions on immigration and health care reform, his signature domestic program.

But the president won two big victories at … More…

Sheldon Adelson of Las Vegas Sands in Singapore 2010.

Supreme Court Likes Citizens United Just Fine

In its second big ruling Monday, the Supreme Court brushed aside without a hearing Montana’s challenge to the notorious Citizens United decision of 2010, which opened the floodgates to unrestrained campaign contributions by corporations and wealthy individuals as long as … More…

Woodward and Bernstein in 2011 in Austin Texas

40 Years Later It’s Clearer Than Ever: Nixon Was a Criminal

Can it really be 40 years since the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex during President Richard M. Nixon’s re-election campaign of 1972?

Those of us who lived through it may remember being mesmerized by … More…

Senator Richard Lugar on ABC This Week in 2009

Grand Old Man Lugar Bites the Dust

The Beltway media are predictably bemoaning the primary defeat of Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana to insurgent Richard Mourdock, a severe conservative backed by the Tea Party and the Club for Growth.  Mourdock, Indiana’s state treasurer, walloped Lugar by … More…

West facade of the Supreme Court

Who Politicized the Supreme Court?

Last week’s oral arguments before the US Supreme Court on health care reform have led to a firestorm of controversy.

Conservative justices grilled Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. on the individual mandate to buy health insurance that’s central to the More…

President Obama Signs Health Care Reform

Picking Up the Pieces on Health Care Reform

The nine justices of the US Supreme Court probably cast their votes Friday on whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional.

And while no one can predict how the Supreme Court will vote based on oral arguments—everybody … More…


Health Care Reform Rears Its Ugly Head

Much of the political chatter last week was focused on an Obama Administration ruling that institutions affiliated with religions (such as Catholic universities and hospitals) had to provide access to birth control in employees… More…

2012 Predictions Graphic DonkeyHotey

Six Big Political Predictions for 2012

I wanted to take a quick break from the day-to-day primary and caucus coverage–it resumes in earnest when I head for New Hampshire Friday–to do my first post predicting what’s going to happen in politics in 2012.

Predictions, of course, … More…