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February 25, 2010

President Obama's long closing statement typified what we saw at the summit. As he mentioned earlier, he is the president, and so he got to...

"I suspect that if the Democrats and the administration were willing to start over and then adopt John Boehner's bill we'd get a whole bunch...

"Insuring those 30 million, that's gonna take some money." Imagine that Obama had acknowledged this last year. He couldn't, of course, because he wanted to...

The president says things that aren't in the Republican plan are very popular. This is a very common liberal talking point; bloggers like Ezra Klein...

John, I’d add (for now) a few points to your response to Jonathan Chait. Isn’t it interesting that Americans are siding, in overwhelming numbers, with...

The president begins to sum up, praising the "extraordinarily civil tone, and the fact that we're only an hour late..." He promises to do so...

Pete, I concur and think there are a few reasons for this. First, he usually doesn't have a good response when someone rebuts him effectively....

Having been exposed to the president’s actions and rhetoric for close to six hours now, I better understand one of the most interesting facts of...

Jonathan Chait writes: John Podhoretz calls Obama "startlingly condescending at moments." How can that be avoided when you're trying to have a high-level discussion with people...

If there was a discrete moment that summed up the problem for Obama with this forum it was his exchange with Lamar Alexander, followed by...

Another Republican doctor is speaking and reminding Obama how unpopular his plan is. Then he goes after Obama's assumption that people with catastrophic plans get...

John McCain says we have never used this procedure on an issue of such magnitude. Obama goes into condescension mode, saying the public doesn't care....