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The Swampby Mike Memoli Reaction to President Obama's Oval Office address has not been kind, even among traditional allies of this White House. Here's a sampling from Beltway tipsheets and other opinion-shapers reacting to last night. Newsweek's Howard Fineman...
Tags: White House, Politics, Barack Obama, BP Plc, Keith Olbermann
The Swampby Mike Memoli House Minority Leader John Boehner today escalated a growing battle with Congressional Democrats and the White House, accusing the latter of "childish partisanship" after President Obama criticized him for remarks about the financial...
Tags: Water Pollution, White House, Disasters, Politics, Freddie Mac
The SwampMark Matthews, part our Washington bureau, updates on the story he wrote in today's Orlando Sentinel on a video Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) sent his constituents -- at their expense -- that was essentially a highlights film of his time......
The Swampby Mike Memoli For the first time in 18 months, President Obama sat down for a one-on-one meeting with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell yesterday. The White House had said the meeting would focus on the president's frustration with the......
The Swampby Mike Memoli In a recent story on whether former President Bush would be a factor in the 2010 elections like he was in 2006 and 2008, I referred to a poll conducted by Benenson Strategy Group that tested the......
Tags: White House, Polls, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Marth Coakley
Paul GreenbergThe abuse of language is probably as old as language itself. They go together like matter and anti-matter. And thoughtful observers have pointed out the danger of corrupting the language at least since Milton. "Nor do I think it a matter of little...
When Tom Corbett was running for governor in 2010, he argued that the business community was suffering because Pennsylvania's workers were too lazy to wean themselves from the unemployment benefits being extended by those nasty Democrats in Washington....
History sometimes has a way of tying itself up with a little bow. That's the way I felt in January when I introduced Scott Prouty, the bartender-turned-videographer who helped sink Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, to Teddy Goff, the 28-year-old...
Leonard Pitts"Now is the time..." -- Martin Luther King, Aug. 28, 1963 Brendon Ayanbadejo is wrong. It is painful to say that. Ayanbadejo's heart is in a good place and the advice he gave last week on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" was practical and well intentioned. But...
The cable company Cablevision says it's just looking out for consumers in its lawsuit against Viacom, owner of MTV and Nickelodeon, over bundled programming packages that drive monthly bills higher. And the company is correct — to a point. ------...
WASHINGTON -- Last week gave us a textbook case of why Americans hate Washington. The nation was on the verge of a financial shock -- an entirely avoidable shock that policymakers themselves set in motion -- but all people in this town wanted to talk...
Anne Hathaway — insufferable, grating, insistently chipper, with those big stupid puppy-dog eyes and that dumb pixie hair, shocked, shocked, at the fortune and appreciation bestowed on her talented head, so rehearsed in her faux-humility, so...
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