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Mary L. Landrieu

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  • A D.C. cure: Take the hard votes

    What day is it?" "It's today," squeaked Piglet. "My favorite day," said Pooh. As a proud member of the "don't just do something, sit there" school of politics, I don't fret much about partisanship and gridlock. Partisanship and gridlock aren't bugs...
  • This Democratic 'reform' would make Obamacare more expensive. Bad idea.

    A caucus of seven nervous Democratic senators, led by Mark Begich of Alaska, has been pushing a plan to "reform" the Affordable Care Act by allowing insurers to offer an even skimpier insurance plan than the skimpiest permitted now.  The idea of their...
  • Best and worst ads in this year's U.S. Senate races

    Best and worst ads in this year's U.S. Senate races
    It's autumn in an even-numbered year, time for the hard-fought playoffs in our national sport. I am speaking, of course, about congressional elections. If you live in one of the 11 states with a close race for the U.S. Senate, you already know this....
  • President's poll numbers give Dems the midterm blues

    It wasn't supposed to be like this. At the end of 2013, the Washington Post's electoral number-crunchers calculated that the Democrats had a 1 percent chance to win back the House of Representatives. Barely into 2014, that already seems pretty...
  • Obamacare's Failure Will Be Knife In The Heart Of New Liberalism

    "Even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got." — Bill Clinton, Nov. 12 So the former president asserts that the current president...
  • Is Obamacare challenging enough yet for Obama?

    Two statements explain the huge failure of Obamacare. One is by President Barack Obama, the other is about him. The first was made in St. Paul, Minn., at the end of the 2008 primary campaign, when candidate Obama predicted that generations would look...
  • For Obama, procrastination on Keystone XL might be a virtue

    The debate over the Keystone XL pipeline may look like just another example of the partisan divide on Capitol Hill. If only it were that easy. President Obama's dilemma over whether to approve the 1,600-mile pipeline, which would move oil from Canada to...
  • Senate Democrats' prospects brighten in South

    Democrats are cautiously optimistic they can hang on to the Senate this year. Surprisingly, this bright forecast is fueled by a sense they'll do better than expected in close contests in the Republican-dominated, Barack Obama-hating South. Until...
  • Tea party versus business backers in the bayou

    Fresh from helping save Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi from a tea party upstart, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is on the verge of endorsing an embattled Senate Democrat. According to the New York Times's Joe Nocera, national political director Rob...
  • Obama New Orleans town hall: Boos for Bobby Jindal

     
    Full text of president's remarks and his Q&A with local citizens....
  • How Obama will run against Washington again in 2010 -- or try anyway

     
    He spent three years and $750 million to get there, but now he's above that unpopular place....