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February 25, 2010

John, I think Obama is suffering from three factors. First, the expectations for him, based on a good deal of media puffery, are  that he should...

Last night I took part in an interesting panel discussion at the Asia Society in New York examining lessons from Vietnam that might apply to...

Democratic Rep. Xavier Becerra to Republican Rep. Paul Ryan: "You called into question the Congressional Budget Office! ... We have to decide, do we agree...

Paul Ryan has just made three strong points: If there are going to be cuts to Medicare, the savings should go to shore up Medicare rather...

Biden is speaking. And speaking. And speaking. "Medicare. It's an entitlement. It exists. It has to be dealt with. ... I'd like us to talk about if...

Congresswoman Blackburn just did a fine job laying out the need to allow the purchase of insurance across state lines. She was clear and concise,...

I wrote earlier about differences in perception owing to ideology by citing Jonathan Chait of the New Republic. Now Yuval Levin, who has written about...

"And yet," says Tom Harkin, "we still allow segregation in America today on the basis of your health." Now that's what I call a non-sequitur....

Tom Harkin, the Democratic senator from Iowa, says he's stunned to discover how Democrats and Republicans "may be closer together" than we thought. In saying...

Thank God for the performance of Louise Slaughter, the Democratic representative, for injecting a note of reality into these proceedings — the reality being that...

My sense of this summit is that President Obama is exactly as he always is — extremely intelligent, knowledgeable about policy details, so certain of...

Question: Why is the 2,400-page legislation Representative Cantor brought with him a “prop,” in the words of Mr. Obama? Answer: Because any argument the president...