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  • Wendy Davis' filibuster ignites Twitter; fans rip news networks

    Wendy Davis became a media star Tuesday, even though the major TV networks barely mentioned her. The 50-year-old Texas state senator waged a 10-hour-plus filibuster in Austin aimed at blocking a bill that would ban abortions at 20 weeks and force the...
  • Local pro-Obama advocates target Dent on guns

    Local pro-Obama advocates target Dent on guns
    In its first major push in the shift from elections to policy, the Obama campaign's grassroots arm dispatched volunteers Friday to advocate for gun control. Calling it a "Day of Action" advocates showed up at congressional offices nationwide to pressure...
  • McManus: Following Rove's muddy path

    President Obama owes Karl Rove a thank-you note. During last year's election campaign, Rove and other Republicans showed how federal tax law could be stretched to turn a political committee into a "social welfare" organization. These nonprofit...
  • Obama issue group joins gay marriage push in Illinois

    Obama issue group joins gay marriage push in Illinois
    Organizing for Action, the offshoot of President Barack Obama’s successful re-election campaign, is joining the push for same-sex marriage in Obama’s home state, the group announced Tuesday. Though the organization had been created to assist...
  • Obama's political group pushes Illinois gay marriage bill

    Obama's political group pushes Illinois gay marriage bill
    Organizing for Action, the offshoot of President Barack Obama's successful re-election campaign, is joining the push for same-sex marriage in Obama's home state, the group announced Tuesday. Though the organization had been created to assist Obama's...
  • Liberal groups to counter anti-Obama healthcare efforts in August

    Liberal groups to counter anti-Obama healthcare efforts in August
    With tea party Republicans threatening to shut down the government in an effort to roll back President Obama's healthcare law, several progressive groups are teaming up in a new effort to convince skeptical voters of the benefits of the new law....
  • Environmentalists give Rep. Wittman Climate Change Denier 'award'

    Environmentalists give Rep. Wittman Climate Change Denier 'award'
    Environmentalists are giving Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman a trophy, albeit a dubious one: the Congressional Climate Change Deniers Award. Christine Llewellyn, director of the Williamsburg Climate Action Network, says it’s in the shape of a...
  • Obama uses 2012 campaign tactics to sell healthcare law

    Seeking to ensure his landmark healthcare law is successfully implemented, President Obama is reprising his 2012 election strategy in hopes of enrolling millions of uninsured Americans in health plans this fall. The new campaign, whose outcome could...
  • America's just not that into Obama

    "You know, I actually believe my own bull----." That's what President Barack Obama once told a reporter. If the man ever uttered a statement that spoke more to his approach to politics, I haven't heard it. Whether it stems from a grandiose...
  • The GOP goes under the knife

    WASHINGTON -- In what unfortunately has been labeled an "autopsy" of the Republican defeat last November, surgeons of the party establishment and its most conservative offshoot had their scalpels out during over the last week, carving up the corpse....
  • Ted Cruz, the GOP's Obama

    Ted Cruz is no Joe McCarthy, as so many liberals bizarrely claim. But he might be the conservative Barack Obama. The charge that he's the new McCarthy is something of a compliment from liberals. It means they don't like him, can't really explain why...