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The forgotten accomplishments of the 111th Congress

It's already been pointed out endlessly that the 111th Congress has been one of the most productive in decades. But here's another way to look at it: Consider all the things this Congress has accomplished that we aren't talking about....

By Greg Sargent  | December 23, 2010; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
Categories:  Financial reform, Health reform, House Dems, House GOPers, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans  
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Ideological myopia in the center

Joe Klein makes an important point here, agreeing whole heartedly with the liberal critique of centrist Blue Dog Dems: Normally, I don't have much patience for the whining on the left about the Blue Dog democrats -- who were sliced...

By Greg Sargent  | November 4, 2010; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
Categories:  2010 elections, Financial reform, Political media, economy  
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Only one third of Democrats see this Congress' achievements as historic

What if the Dem base's lack of enthusiasm is rooted in the fact that Dems aren't even aware of how much Congress has accomplished in the last two years? A new poll from Pew and National Journal contains a really...

By Greg Sargent  | October 5, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  Financial reform, Health reform, House Dems, Senate Dems, economy  
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Did Obama hint he's going to appoint Elizabeth Warren?

One interesting nugget from Obama's presser: He seemed to hint strongly that he is leaning towards appointing Elizabeth Warren as his key Wall Street consumer cop, which would throw a big bone to liberals who strongly support her and want...

By Greg Sargent  | September 10, 2010; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Financial reform, economy  
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Happy Hour Roundup

* Republicans successfully blocked the DISCLOSE act today, a big blow to Obama and Dems, but Senate leaders are likely to hold another vote on it this fall, Reid spokesman Jim Manley confirms. * Though the chances of passing it...

By Greg Sargent  | July 27, 2010; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  2010 elections, Financial reform, Foreign policy and national security, Happy Hour Roundup, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans  
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The Morning Plum

* Is "race" the problem? The emerging media consensus this morning on the Shirley Sherrod mess is that it proves race remains a "stumbling block" for Obama. Few, however, seem willing to explain why this is the case, or who...

By Greg Sargent  | July 22, 2010; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  2010 elections, Climate change, Financial reform, Political media, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans  
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