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  • A tea party group's lame 'documentation' of its anti-Obamacare ad

    A tea party group's lame 'documentation' of its anti-Obamacare ad
    Greg Sargent on Tuesday unveiled the "documentation" offered by the Koch brothers-funded tea party group Americans for Prosperity to back up its recent anti-Obamacare campaign commercial airing in Michigan. The ad featured a local leukemia patient named...
  • Can Democrats support a simpler tax code with lower rates?

    Can Democrats support a simpler tax code with lower rates?
    Rep. David Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, is readying a bill to simplify the tax code by winnowing the thicket of loopholes, exemptions, credits and deductions. And who wouldn't want a simpler tax code?...
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit over campaign fundraising during session

    Judge dismisses lawsuit over campaign fundraising during session
    An Anne Arundel County judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by supporters of gubernatorial candidate Douglas F. Gansler who wanted to prevent his Democratic rivals from raising money during the General Assembly session. Judge William C. Mulford...
  • Is Cruz out of control?

    What you think of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) depends on who you believe. Is the freshman senator on an "ego trip," putting himself before country (Dana Milbank, The Washington Post), or is he standing on his principles (Cruz's conservative supporters)? ABC...
  • An executive order Obama should sign

    What a difference a year makes. It was only a year ago that Republicans were among the loudest voices for comprehensive immigration reform. Of course, they were speaking, not out of conviction, but out of desperation, after their party's disastrous...
  • 'Son of God': Jesus film earnest but bland, reviews say

    Adapted for the big screen from the History Channel miniseries "The Bible," the new film "Son of God" is essentially a feature-length recut of the second half of the series, based on the New Testament. The reedited nature of the movie, which tells the...
  • Newly released memos show Hillary Clinton's 1993 healthcare struggle

    Newly released memos show Hillary Clinton's 1993 healthcare struggle
    Newly released memos from Bill Clinton’s White House years sketch a portrait of then-First Lady Hillary Clinton’s troubled attempt to win support for the administration’s healthcare plan — showing her deeply steeped in the...
  • Democrats go a-courting as the Senate hangs in the balance

    Nearly a generation ago, MSNBC's Chris Matthews coined a description of our two political parties that may turn out to be his most enduring contribution to American punditry. Republicans, Matthews wrote, were the "Daddy Party," all about military security...
  • Robert Samuelson fails to 'come to terms' with aging

    Robert Samuelson fails to 'come to terms' with aging
    Washington Post economics columnist Robert Samuelson was wringing his hands this weekend over America's "dysfunctional" politics, and the country's consequent failure to deal with several trends that, if not halted, are destined to impoverish us all. No...
  • U.S. House of Cards lacks soul [Commentary]

    U.S. House of Cards lacks soul [Commentary]
    In the original 1990's British version of "House of Cards," Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson) is a conservative ideological extremist who rises through the political ranks by defeating one starry-eyed opponent after another. He is a cold-blooded...
  • State Democrats are soft on crime [Commentary]

    State Democrats are soft on crime [Commentary]
    Note: This article has been updated to clarify that Attorney General Douglas Gansler, a gubernatorial candidate, has yet to release a crime plan.  With talk of the minimum wage, taxes and health care, one issue getting far too little attention in the...