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Obama Calls Bipartisan Power Meeting

Nov 5, 2010
Getting shellacked in the midterm elections has evidently motivated President Barack Obama to consider his strategy for the next two years, and he's taking the bold new step of -- wait for it -- arranging a group huddle with eight big players from the two dominant parties. Sigh.

Obama, Repubs Lock Horns at the Health Care Summit

Feb 26, 2010
President Obama suggested that the theme for Thursday's health care reform summit should be one of bipartisan cooperation. Good luck with that one! So far, the discourse has appeared to be cordial on the whole, with the exception of a couple verbal clashes with prominent GOP types, including a growly John McCain and a bill-waving Rep. Eric Cantor. Updated
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White House Cranks Up the Job Talk

Feb 11, 2010
The Obama administration is homing in on the employment issue, a prime concern for millions of Americans and one that could have a considerable impact on this year's midterm elections. Not like that's what the White House is worried about or anything.

Those Brand-New Humble Republicans

May 7, 2009
Hoping to re-brand their declining party, a group of prominent Republicans recently launched a national "listening tour," presumably as an exercise in market research. They would like to know why voters -- and especially younger voters -- increasingly reject the GOP.

Extreme Makeover: Republican Edition

May 4, 2009
They may be drawing from the same ol' value system -- based on buzzwords like individualism, faith, "family values" and free market capitalism -- but prominent members of the GOP, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and House Republican Whip Eric Cantor, are looking to revamp their party's image and regain political traction.

There’s No Place Like Home, Unless You’re Chris Dodd

Apr 17, 2009
Congressional fundraising numbers are in, and the Political Wire has teased out some interesting performances. Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut managed to raise just 0.7 percent of his funds from contributors in his own state -- all five of them. Roland Burris, the man appointed by Rod Blagojevich to replace Barack Obama in the Senate, pulled in a whopping $845. He's $111,032 in debt.