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  • Democrats erred by pursuing health reform too soon, senator says

    Democrats erred by pursuing health reform too soon, senator says
    In a speech diagnosing his party's political missteps in 2014, a top Senate Democrat reached back to the decision to pursue an overhaul of the health system in late 2009 as an example of how the party took its focus off middle-class priorities, saying...
  • On Obamacare, could all Democrats really be as clueless as Sen. Schumer?

    On Obamacare, could all Democrats really be as clueless as Sen. Schumer?
    The biggest political error committed by Democrats over the last four years has been to run away from their signature legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act. As a result, they've allowed Republicans and conservatives to depict a measure...
  • Did Obamacare destroy the Democratic Party? Another look

    Was heathcare reform a fatal political blunder by the Democratic Party? That thesis of Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, received a respectful airing this week from the veteran political journalist and New York...
  • Justice Department to open civil rights inquiry into Eric Garner's death

    Justice Department to open civil rights inquiry into Eric Garner's death
    U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Wednesday that the Justice Department would open a federal criminal investigation into the death of Eric Garner at the hands of New York City police. A Staten Island, N.Y., grand jury decided against...
  • New York grand jury decides not to indict police officer in chokehold death

    New York grand jury decides not to indict police officer in chokehold death
    A New York grand jury Wednesday opted not to indict a white policeman in the killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man whose last words — “I can’t breathe” — became a rallying cry for protesters who blamed his death on...
  • What Schumer wants to embrace

    At a time when Ferguson, Missouri, has been under siege, the president unilaterally brought millions of illegal immigrants "out of the shadows," the so-called Islamic State beheaded another American, an architect of Obamacare admitted the law was...
  • Nation watches as the war between (blue) states rages

    Old habits die hard. The media are so enamored of the continuing (and largely contrived) story about the great Republican civil war that they fail to appreciate that the real internecine fight is being waged on the other side of the aisle. I grant...
  • Robert B. Reich: Wall Street's Democrats

    In Washington's coming budget battles, sacred cows like the tax deductions for home mortgage interest and charitable donations are likely to be on the table along with potential cuts to Social Security and Medicare. But no one on Capitol Hill believes...
  • Blumenthal: This Is 'A Consensus Moment' For Better Rail Safety

    Blumenthal: This Is 'A Consensus Moment' For Better Rail Safety
    With derailments, near accidents and safety lapses occurring at railroads in numerous states, Sen. Richard Blumenthal predicts that senators from all regions of the country — and both political parties — will embrace his proposal for reforming...
  • Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy [Commentary]

    Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy [Commentary]
    Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy. Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
  • As election nears, control of Senate looks surprisingly uncertain

    As election nears, control of Senate looks surprisingly uncertain
    Just over a month before the midterm election, control of the U.S. Senate remains surprisingly up for grabs as Democrats parlay a financial edge and other advantages to battle history and a strong anti-Obama tide. Republicans still enjoy the more secure...