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Emily's husband, Charlotte, Tommy, Molly's dad, author, THE CENTER HOLDS: Obama and His Enemies, MSNBC analyst, DailyBeast columnist, exec prod, Alpha House.

Will Obama‘s Bourbon Summit Work? — From the New York Times, Nov. 5, 1986: President Reagan pledged today to 'complete the revolution that we have so well begun' and said that his domestic and foreign policy agenda remained unchanged despite the Republicans' loss of control of the Senate.

Senate Control May Be Unknown for Weeks — Several races are too close.

If You Think D.C. Is Awful Now, Wait Until Wednesday

The Democrats’ Closing Argument Needs to Be J-O-B-S — As Democrats mutter privately that their Senate majority is sinking beneath the waves, their leadership has sent out an SOS. It's all hands on deck, unless those hands belong to the President of the United States. Because only Michigan Rep.

Exposed: The White House’s Professor-in-Chief — When Vice President Joe Biden told a Harvard audience last week that it was "inappropriate" for former administration officials to write critically about President Obama before he leaves office, Biden didn't mention that a full accounting of the Obama policy in Iraq might not reflect too well on him, either.

This Really Is Obama’s Moment of Truth — We read so many stories about this "critical juncture" or that "pivotal moment" in foreign policy that it's hard to know which to take seriously. "Whither NATO?" has been a hardy if sleepy perennial since the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was founded in 1949.

The United States Needs Corporate ‘Loyalty Oaths’ — On top of all the wars and global messiness, 2014 will be remembered for the plague of "corporate inversion," which the news media should start routinely calling "corporate desertion." So far, 47 American-based companies have renounced U.S. citizenship and bought foreign subsidiaries in order to dodge American taxes.

These Undocumented Teens Outsmarted MIT-and Still Cant Get Real Jobs in America — The subtext of the tough talk about the tens of thousands of child refugees flowing up from Central America is that like Mexicans they will be a drag on the American economy-wards of the state who suck taxpayers dry. Governments at all levels will face short-term costs, of course, but the economic fear of immigrants has never been warranted.

It’s Time for Obama to Heed McChrystal’s Call for the ‘Service Year’ — Of President Obama's failures, the most puzzling may be his record on national service. Now, thanks to a military man he fired, retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal, he has a chance to redeem himself. Obama started off well, championing service repeatedly during the 2008 campaign. Within months of taking office, the president signed the Edward M.

The Crisis Leadership of No-Drama Obama — When President Obama strode to the microphones on the South Lawn at midday Friday, Americans were primed for an important announcement about the crisis in Iraq. After all, the tectonic plates of history are shifting beneath our feet, as a major Sunni-Shiite rumble threatens to rip apart the Middle East.
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Nov 23, 2014

RT @DavidGrann: Perhaps greatest catch ever RT @Deadspin: VIDEO: Odell Beckham, Jr. makes circus catch of the year

Nov 23, 2014

Good @60Minutes infrastructure piece but no mention of how all Repubs opposed Obama's American Jobs Act with no alternative.

Nov 22, 2014

Death Without Regrets This is a good cause and good use for some of the energy we apply to entertainment.

Nov 21, 2014

RT @clarkjohnson4: Many people pass this way. Some inspire us to gladly follow. Like Mike Nichols.

Nov 21, 2014

GOPs say Reagan and Bush 41 immig exec orders different than BO's because just interpreting 1986 law. But BO just interpreting same law.

Nov 21, 2014

@starrfin @joelengel I went on Brinkley with George Will exactly once.....Whose photo, btw?

Nov 21, 2014

@Jasocal @SamWangPhD No, the tax laws and immig laws have different enforcement mechanisms.

Nov 21, 2014

Hillary Gets a Challenger and He’s a Marine via @Freedlander. Webb will make '16 a lot more interesting.

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