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AP / Charles Dharapak

Dean: Health Care Not Dead Yet

In the face of growing pessimism after the Republican U.S. Senate victory in Massachusetts, Howard Dean, who in December vocally denounced the Senate health care legislation as weak, says he still believes the Democrats can pass a scaled-down health bill despite Republican foot-dragging.

Posted on Jan 22, 2010 READ MORE


Barack Obama and Howard Dean
AP photo / Alex Brandon

Howard Dean Should Have Been Obama’s Pick All Along

Now that Tom Daschle has withdrawn his name from the running to be health and human services secretary, President Obama should revisit the idea of nominating former Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean for the position, an idea he abandoned last November for all the wrong reasons.

Posted on Feb 5, 2009 READ MORE



White House / Ollie Atkins

Still Trying to Clear Nixon’s Name

Two Truthdig contributors are under siege by an “independent historian” and The New York Times. If that sounds preposterous, just wait until you see what made it onto the front page. Last Sunday, the paper of record cited an unpublished article contending that historian Stanley Kutler deliberately altered transcripts of Nixon’s secret tapes in order to protect John Dean.

Posted on Feb 4, 2009 READ MORE



Flickr / gruntzooki

Dean Is Done at DNC

When his term as chairman of the Democratic National Committee is up, Howard Dean will step aside to make room for a guy or gal of President-elect Barack Obama’s choosing. Dean has received both praise and scorn for his performance as chairman.

Posted on Nov 10, 2008 READ MORE



John Dean on ?Pure Goldwater?

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer interviews John Dean about “Pure Goldwater,” his new collaboration with the late senator’s son. The book is a reminder that American conservatism has drifted far from its original heading.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008 READ MORE



John Dean on ‘Pure Goldwater’

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer interviews John Dean about “Pure Goldwater,” his new collaboration with the late senator’s son. The book is a reminder that American conservatism has drifted far from its original heading.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008 READ MORE


Obama and Clinton signs
flickr.com/photos/ttoes

Road Burn Sets In for Obama and Clinton

After yet another big push—and facing more of the same—Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are, unsurprisingly, feeling the strain of the long campaign trail. Meanwhile, top Dems Harry Reid, Howard Dean and Nancy Pelosi may make their own push—to urge superdelegates to make their presidential preferences known by July 1.

Posted on Apr 24, 2008 READ MORE


Donkey
Flickr / moose.boy

A Lack of Leadership?

The Political Wire’s Taegan Goddard argues that Howard Dean and Harry Reid’s big idea for settling the Democratic nomination should have Democrats worried about a lack of leadership in their party. Reid and Dean both have called for superdelegates to make a decision by early July—a little under two months before the convention in Denver.

Posted on Apr 1, 2008 READ MORE


Bush and McCain
AP photo / Charles Dharapak

Bush Backs McCain

Republicans are starting to line up behind their nominee, including the president, who officially gave his blessing at the White House on Wednesday, along with an offer to help John McCain campaign. That couldn’t make Democrats happier, who long to depict McCain as what Howard Dean called “another out-of-touch Bush Republican.”

Posted on Mar 5, 2008 READ MORE


ENTER_ALT_TEXT

Dean Fights Back

During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Howard Dean defended his chairmanship of the DNC against James Carville’s recent onslaught: “The truth is, we got six governors. We got nine additional legislative chambers. New Hampshire now has a Democratic House and Senate for the first time in a century.”
Not to mention, you know, the Congress. Watch it

Posted on Nov 15, 2006 READ MORE


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The Dean Machine

It seems like just yesterday that Karl Rove was touted as a campaign genius.  Now Britain’s Labour Party is tapping Howard Dean for his election wisdom.

Posted on Nov 11, 2006 READ MORE


Nov. 7 architects

Truthdiggers of the Week: The Architects of Nov. 7

Truthdig salutes the individuals and organizations that swept the Democrats to victory: the members of the Democratic leadership, and the progressive netroots. Kudos all around.

Posted on Nov 10, 2006 READ MORE


Standard-Bearers: Dean and Mehlman, Profiled

In the last two weeks, The N.Y. Times has run lengthy, worthwhile profiles of DNC Chair Howard Dean (free today) and RNC Chair Ken Mehlman (need TimesSelect access).

Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


John Dean and Elizabeth Holtzman
Dean: AP; Holtzman: The Nation

John Dean and Liz Holtzman Square Off on Impeaching Bush

Former Nixon aide John Dean and former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, who were foes during the early stages of the Nixon impeachment hearings in 1973, sound off in separate interviews on the prospects of impeaching President Bush. (Dean and Holtzman will debate the topic at UCLA on Sept. 13 at a Truthdig/The Nation Institute-sponsored event.)

  • Click here for the Dean interview
  • Click here for the Holtzman interview

  • Posted on Sep 12, 2006 READ MORE


    John Dean
    AP / Nick Ut

    John Dean on the Impeachment of the President

    John Dean, the man who famously blew the whistle on the Nixon White House during the Watergate hearings, gives a primer on the discussion he will conduct with former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman on Sept. 13 at UCLA, ?Bush and the Potential for Impeachment.? Hint: Democrats shouldn’t go for impeachment unless they can convict Bush and remove him from office.

    Posted on Sep 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Elizabeth Holtzman
    From C-SPAN.org

    Elizabeth Holtzman on Impeaching George W. Bush

    Former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, co-author of ?The Impeachment of George W. Bush,? will be discussing that topic at UCLA on Wednesday, Sept. 13. She speaks with Truthdig about the president?s use of signing statements and how it will feel to share a stage at UCLA with onetime Nixon aide John Dean.

    Posted on Sep 12, 2006 READ MORE


    John Kerry

    John Kerry on Lieberman-Cheney Love Connection

    John Kerry went on “This Week” Sunday to blast Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman’s stance on the war.  Referring to primary voters, Kerry said: “they’re not Dean Democrats, they’re not Kerry Democrats, they’re not Lamont Democrats—they’re Democrats.”

    Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


    GOP bogeymen
    From GOP.com

    Lamont Heads New GOP Bogeymen Lineup

    RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman has released a video titled “From NDR to Ned Lamont: The Democratic Party’s Transformation From Strength to Weakness.” Its message is obvious. Its logic is ludicrous—i.e. that only blind adherence to Bush’s failed policies will make America safe. (More after the jump….)

    Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


    John Dean Lauds ‘Playing President’

    In a thoughtful review, the former presidential counselor and bestselling author writes about Robert Scheer’s new book: “If anyone has more succinctly stated and summarized the folly we call presidential campaigns, I am not aware of it—and I read widely about the subject.”

    Posted on Jul 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Howard Dean
    From 4president.org

    Dean Misstates Party’s Platform on Gays

    The Democratic chairman, speaking on Pat Robertson’s network, said that the Dems’ platform declares “marriage is between a man and a woman”—when, in fact, it doesn’t. Gay rights groups are angry.
    Update: Pat Robertson, by the say, said that God told him that America would be hit by tsunamis in 2006.
    OK, Dean misspoke, but what a sad commentary that he was having a serious conversation with a delusional hate-monger like Robertson, anyway.

    Posted on May 17, 2006 READ MORE


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