Wealthy AARP: One Country’s Most Powerful Lobbies
Retired people never had it so good.
Remembering Bob Novak
Tim Carney’s tribute to his former boss.
ENPR: Obama Takes Office With Immense Political Capital
Outlook President Barack Obama takes the reins of a nation diminished in prosperity, morale, and reputation. The hope and change he promises have inspired most Americans and nearly all of the news media to rally behind him. His youth and | Read More »
ENPR: Teflon Obama; and More Democratic Senate Gains
Outlook Buyer’s remorse (or maybe “borrowers’ remorse”) on the bailout is one factor in the resistance to releasing the second half of the bailout cash. Republicans and Democrats are lining up behind a resolution to block the second tranche, citing | Read More »
ENPR: Burris and Richardson Flaps and Panetta Pick Enliven Washington
Outlook Congress returned to town with two Senate seats in limbo. Things remained reasonably civil as Democrats blocked African American Roland Burris (D-Ill.) from being seated. As Norm Coleman (R) challenges the election results in Minnesota, Democrats held off seating | Read More »
ENPR: Blagojevich causes Democratic Headaches With Senate Appointment
Outlook President-Elect Barack Obama is riding soaring popularity and a well-managed transition, and he has so far avoided any stain from the arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D). Blagojevich’s decision to appoint a Senate replacement for Obama could create | Read More »
ENPR: Illinois, Colorado, and New York Senate Vacancies Kick Off 2010 Race
Congress Auto Bailout: The Republican-led rejection of the auto bailout probably doesn’t actually prevent a federal bailout of Detroit, but it does have noteworthy ramifications. Ten Senate Republicans backed the auto bailout, which means that Democratic "Nay" votes, absences, and | Read More »
Will Senators Recall Bill Richardson’s Scandalous Cabinet Record?
One Democratic senator even promised to oppose Richardson for any future nomination…
ENPR: Blagojevich arrest causes headache for Obama
Outlook The arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) provides a welcome distraction as Congress and the Bush Administration hammer out a bailout of Detroit. But for President-Elect Barack Obama, the distraction from his well-scripted transition combined with the attention | Read More »
ENPR: Chambliss Blocks Democrats Path to 60
Outlook A 60-seat Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate is out of reach after Sen. Saxby Chambliss‘s (R-Ga.) comfortable win in the runoff election Tuesday. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) also looks like the slight favorite in his recount effort. Having | Read More »