GOP overplays its hand by Dana Milbank Washington Post Writer’s Group WASHINGTON — At the end of a truly dismal week in his presidency, President Obama remains lucky in one crucial category: his opposition. It has been only a matter of days since two scandals — the IRS harassment of conservative groups and the administration’s [...]
Eric Holder’s abdication by Dana Milbank Washington Post Writers Group WASHINGTON — As the nation’s top law enforcement official, Eric Holder is privy to all kinds of sensitive information. But he seems to be proud of how little he knows. Why didn’t his Justice Department inform The Associated Press, as the law requires, before pawing [...]
Says Dana Milbank. “I don’t have a factual basis to answer the questions that you have asked, because I was recused,” the attorney general said.On and on Holder went: “I don’t know. I don’t know..?.?. I would not want to reveal what I know..?.?. Show More Summary
DAY MAYBE THREE DEPENDING ON HOW YOU COUNT IT of Beng-IRS-pressphonerecords-scandal-ganza-gate dawns on the Obama administration’s response to its various scandals, and as Dana Milbank tells it, the response is not impressive. Apparently, according to his spokesman, President Obama is … Continue reading ?
Wednesday’s “Jansing & Co.” line-up: Guests include Rep. Karen Bass/(D) House Judiciary Committee on hearing with Eric Holder Today, Dana Milbank/The Washington Post and Matt Welch/Reason Magazine on DOJ and IRS controversies, Debbie Hersman/NTSB Chair a …
Liberals like Dana Milbank pick up a longstanding conservative theme.
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After yesterday's nothingburger of a hearing, John Boehner asks President Obama to release a State Department email. I think the best take on this was from Dana Milbank of all people -- "They summoned a whistleblower to Capitol Hill, but...
The Washington Post reported Mark Sanford’s “easy victory” in a special-election vote for Congress to replace now-Sen. Tim Scott. This had to be disappointing for columnist Dana Milbank, who predicted just last Thursday that “South Carolinians,...Show More Summary
Dana Milbank at The Washington Post looks at how new Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint is shaping an immigration policy that undermines what has historically brought folks to America's shores: “There’s a statement at the bottom of the Statue of Liberty,” said the former Republican senator who just took over as chief of the powerful think tank. Show More Summary
Since gun regulation failed the 60-vote threshold in the Senate, some pundits have trotted out the "failure of presidential leadership" meme. See Maureen Dowd, Ron Fournier, Dana Milbank, or Peggy Noonan for example. To most political...Show More Summary
The Beltway's media royalty is having a bit of a dust-up about President Obama's leadership skills — or lack thereof. Critics like Maureen Dowd, Dana Milbank, and Ron Fournier have recently dinged Obama for failing to whip Congress into...Show More Summary
Tail-Gunner Ted by Dana Milbank Washington Post Writers Group WASHINGTON — Is there nobody who can tell Ted Cruz to shut up? The young senator from Texas has been on the job for about 100 days, but he has already turned upside down the Senate’s ancient seniority system and is dominating his senior Republican colleagues. [...]
That pesky Ted Cruz just won’t go away. What is wrong with him? Welcome to the new refrain in Washington as liberal journalists like the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank are stepping up their smear campaign demonize the junior Republican senator from Texas. Show More Summary
Courage in short supply by Dana Milbank Washington Post Writers Group WASHINGTON — The gun bill was going down, but Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who reached a compromise to try to save it, went to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to give it one more try. In an unorthodox tactic, he appealed [...]
Deep in the Reeds by Dana Milbank Washington Post Writers Group WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney had it wrong. Corporations aren’t people — corporations own people. The Supreme Court on Monday took up the unusual question of whether corporations control our genetic material — specifically, whether a Utah-based company called Myriad Genetics has valid patents on [...]
Stirred by a message from the heart by Dana Milbank WASHINGTON — In a city where David’s righteousness almost never beats Goliath’s might, what Nicole Hockley and the other Sandy Hook families did to the gun lobby last week was nigh unto miraculous. Gun-control legislation had appeared to be a lost cause. But over the [...]
Dana Milbank: By Thursday morning, a Republican-led filibuster of the gun legislation had been soundly defeated. Obama called the [Newtown] family members immediately after the vote to thank — and credit — them for the reversal of fortunes. Show More Summary
Today we check in with the Republican rebranding efforts, via Dana Milbank’s Washington Sketch column, on Rand Paul’s speech yesterday at Howard University. African Americans and young people are two demographics the Republicans have decided to target, and National Republican … Continue reading ?
A good compromise, so the saying goes, leaves everybody angry. Judging by that maxim, President Obama’s halfway to a good compromise in his proposed budget deal, as Dana Milbank frames it in his column today. Obama is making the liberal … Continue reading ?