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  • House healthcare passage on track

     
    by Noam N. Levey and Michael Muskal and updated In a visit that felt more like a victory celebration than a political huddle, President Barack Obama met with congressional Democrats today at the Capitol to rally them in their final......
  • Healthcare approved: House votes

     
    by Mark Silva and Janet Hook first at 9:30 am EDT and updated. Delivering a hard-fought victory in President Barack Obama's year-long pursuit of a national healthcare overhaul, a divided House tonight narrowly approved legislation which both supporters...
  • Will going negative on healthcare doom Republicans in 2010? Catering to tea party activists could backfire

     
    Now it gets ugly. Not that it wasn't before. During 14 months of partisan smearing, the main Republican strategy was to demonize President Obama and his healthcare reform. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin accused Obama of wanting to convene death......
  • The Tea Party and race

     
    Darryl Owens wrote a column Saturday about the tea party and race. It has, predictably, generated a few responses. A lot of responses. I just heard Darryl on the phone a couple of hours ago, challenging a caller who said Darryl was sounding “...
  • Rep. Dingell sets House longevity record

     
    Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, and former President Bill Clinton, share a laugh at a Capitol Hill ceremony honoring Dingell (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson) by Frank James "Change" was the rallying cry of last year's......
  • House cracks down on AIG bonuses

     
    by James Oliphant Working furiously to respond to public outrage over Wall Street excess, the House of Representatives Thursday passed a bill that seeks to recoup the lion's share of the $165 million in bonuses paid to executives of American......
  • Obama at NAACP: 'Next 100 years'

     
    by Mark Silva One hundred years ago, black boys and girls attended school separately from white boys and girls, by law, in many parts of the United States, home of the free. One hundred years ago, black men and women......
  • Washington closed, White House open

     
    by Mark Silva and James Oliphant The answers may be blowing in the wind, but the snow certainly was -- though this couldn't stop Bob Dylan, Morgan Freeman and a cast of all-stars from acknowledging the struggles of the Civil......
  • Surprised Rep. on McCain: 'He does not consult me...'

     
    Now Mother Jones reports on how McCain said he'd look for wise advice to Rep. John Lewis, left,the Georgia Democrat who's been a leading figure in the civil-rights movement. Fair enough: the Arizona senator likes to cross the partisan......
  • House approves bailout: $700-billion-plus

     
    by Mark Silva With the House's second and successful vote on a $700-billion federal rescue of the nation's financial markets today, the economic challenge facing the next Congress and president is only starting to reveal its dimensions on Capitol Hill.......
  • Lewis: McCain/Palin = George Wallace?

     
    In today's big campaign tiff, civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, cited by John McCain just a few weeks ago as one of the wise men of Washington, compared McCain's campaign tactics to George Wallace's race baiting......