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PostPartisan: February 8, 2009 - February 14, 2009

They Said It

In the past few weeks, President Obama, Rachel Maddow and Rev. Joseph Lowery have each said or shown something significant that didn't get nearly the amount of attention they should have. And I want to -- in my own...

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 14, 2009; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Obama Gives a Great Speech

I know what it is like to have the news of the day overwhelm a fine speech by the president -- a speech you were hoping, as a speechwriter, might make a little splash just because of its quality....

By Michael Gerson  | February 13, 2009; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Why Gregg Withdrew

In his statement backing out of the Commerce secretary position, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) said that he had “found that on issues such as the stimulus package and the census, there are irresolvable conflicts for me.” Gregg explained that,...

By William Kristol  | February 13, 2009; 7:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (147)
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Playing It Safe in Peoria

President Obama hasn’t been subtle in his political symbolism. Need to sell a massive stimulus bill to Congress? Visit some of the most economically depressed places in the country, each representing a different face of the American economy, and...

By Stephen Stromberg  | February 12, 2009; 9:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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The Republican Rankin File

Jeannette Rankin, the remarkable suffragist, civil libertarian and pacifist who represented Montana in the House of Representatives in 1917-1919 and again in 1941-1942, was one of 50 House members who voted against the declaration of war on Germany in...

By Harold Meyerson  | February 10, 2009; 7:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (114)
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Obama on Trust Issues

By Marisa Katz George Will has written that Obama is approaching the beginning of his presidency as an "exercise in psychotherapy for a nation suffering a crisis of confidence." And tonight, at several points during his first prime-time press conference...

By Marisa Katz  | February 9, 2009; 9:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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