Blog Profile / The Gaggle

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Archived Since:February 9, 2010

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DADT Vote Proof the Senate Is Broken

If you think the Senate is broken, today's vote to block a defense appropriations bill that carries the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" law provides certain proof. And if you don't think so, you might want to reconsider.

Hu and Obama’s Secret State Dinner

Want details on tonight’s state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao? Good luck.

Is Gun Violence the Cost of Freedom?

Foreign reporters wonder how predictable the Tucson tragedy really was.

The Year's Biggest Political Lies

Politifact tabulates the year's biggest political lies and half-truths.

Is Health-Care Reform Really in Trouble?

For now, not much, it seems... given the disparity in legal opinions.

Health-Care Ruling: All Eyes on Justice Kennedy

With a Florida judge’s ruling against the administration Monday, Obama’s health-care plan seems destined for a Supreme Court showdown, where Justice Anthony Kennedy will be the swing vote.

GOP’s Choice for State of the Union Response Is Good for Democrats

On Friday afternoon, when congressional Republicans chose Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to give their official response to the State of the Union address, Democrats must have been thrilled. By most traditional measures Ryan is a good choice for Republicans; he is young, handsome, articulate, and affable. Show More Summary

Weak Tea Party Connection to Wake County, N.C., School Board

Liberals are criticizing the Tea Party movement for its supposed ties to the school board in Wake County, N.C., which is removing the county’s longstanding school-integration system. But those ties are tenuous.

An All-American White House State Visit

President Hu Jintao requested a “quintessentially American experience” at the White House—and he got one, from apple pie to open political discourse.

Hu and Obama’s Secret State Dinner

Want details on tonight’s state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao? Good luck, says Dan Stone, who reports on the importance of the affair and who might be on the guest list.

Assault-Weapons Ban Would Not Violate Second Amendment

Leading conservative politicians and pundits are suggesting that the assault-weapons ban would violate the Second Amendment. It wouldn't.

The Five Issues That Matter Most to Hu Jintao and Obama

A cheat sheet of issues that Chinese President Hu Jintao and President Obama are expected to talk about this week.

Bruce Reed, Biden's New Chief of Staff, Is Another Centrist Choice

Coming on the heels of President Obama's choice of Bill Daley as his new chief of staff, the selection of Bruce Reed from the Democratic Leadership Council to run Vice President Biden's staff is causing concern on the left.

Human Rights Campaign Rates New Congress Antigay

The country's leading gay-rights group examines the record of all the members of the 112th Congress, and finds that it has lost its sympathetic majority in both chambers. What does that mean for its legislative priorities?

Tea Party Patriots to Convene in Arizona

The Tea Party Patriots are pointing to Phoenix as a cultural, political, and economic model.

The Year's Biggest Political Lies

From a year of enormous whoppers—like the president's alleged $200 million-a-day trip to India and the claim that the stimulus created not one job in the private sector—the editors at Politifact have identified the biggest deception of all.

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