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  • Rick Perry Steps Up PAC Staffing

    Rick Perry, the former Texas governor who is planning to make a second run for president in 2016 after his calamitous campaign four years ago, is putting more pieces of infrastructure in place.
  • Hillary Clinton Aides Issue Talking Points on Rebutting Attacks

    Aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton circulated a series of talking points to allies Monday to help them respond to a spate of negative news accounts in recent weeks about the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Cli...
  • Verbatim: Netanyahu in Washington

    Netanyahu: "My speech is not intended to show any disrespect for President Obama or the office that he holds. I have great respect for both."...
  • Today in Politics

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel will address a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday, just one of the events that will have Washington transfixed this week.
  • What We’re Watching: Sunday Shows

    The House narrowly met a midnight deadline to continue funding the Department of Homeland Security, an embarrassment to Republican leadership, who will discuss it on the Sunday shows.

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  • The Years Of Writing Dangerously

    Thirteen years ago, as I was starting to experiment with this blogging thing, I wrote the following: [T]he speed with which an idea in your head reaches thousands of other people’s eyes has anot...
  • The Miracle Of Francis

    One sub-theme of the Dish has long been my passionate, tortured relationship with the Catholic Church. This decade and a half exposed the unspeakable child abuse epidemic in the church, leaving me utt...
  • A Note To Our Readers, Ctd

    One of countless readers asks: OK, no more begging for site to continue, EXCEPT can you please leave the site up for those of us who want to go back to read past weekend posts? These don’t have an e...
  • As The World Turns

    Yesterday, this news broke: U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) declined to offer his hopes for litigation seeking marriage rights for same-sex couples before the U.S. Supreme Court, but said he...
  • How To Read The Entire Internet

    by Patrick Appel “Send me five links a day” was the original job Andrew gave me. Now, in the more than seven years since then, I have almost certainly read more than a million blog posts. It is en...
  • Still More

    There are now apparently 51 members of Congress not attending Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech tomorrow. Seven Senators and 44 members of the House. The latest is Sen. Al Franken (D). The lis...
  • Thanks, Folks

    I want to take a moment to thank everyone who signed up for Prime in February - a total of 342 new subscribers. We have a goal of adding 4,000 new subscribers by July. Becoming a member of Prime is a...
  • Sure, They'll Fix It

    Can Republicans really convince John Roberts they'll fix Obamacare if one of the GOP senators in charge of devising a fix is publicly calling it another step on the road to "socialism"?
  • Pants on Fire

    We're about to see a mountain of writing and hoopla this week about Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's visit to the United States and speech before Congress. A guy on Twitter asked me if a comment I m...
  • Reset The Clock

    Democrats just rescued House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) with the clock ticking down and averted a Homeland Security shutdown -- for a week.
  • Obama campaign head gets big book deal

    David Plouffe has agreed to a seven-figure deal to write a book about last year's presidential election. “The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory” will...
  • Officials turn down Franken request

    Democrat Al Franken is asking the Minnesota governor and secretary of state to issue an election certificate that would let him take office in the Senate.
  • Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    The Ohio man who became a household name during the presidential campaign says he is heading to Israel as a war correspondent for the conservative Web site pjtv.com.
  • Franken lead at 49 with absentees left to count

    Democratic candidate Al Franken now holds a 49- vote lead over Republican Sen. Norm Coleman with almost all of the counting in Minnesota's Senate race done.
  • Minn. Senate winner won't be known in 2008

    With the state Canvassing Board ready to award the last pile of votes in Minnesota's U.S. Senate recount, Democrat Al Franken clung to a narrow lead over Republican incumbent Norm Coleman. The final c...
  • On Book Leave

    Mark Halperin is currently on book leave. The Page will be back upon his return later this year. You can follow him on Twitter @MarkHalperin. For the latest in political news and analysis, visit TIM...
  • Daybook: March 18

    White House President Obama delivers remarks at a Womens History Month Reception. 4:40 p.m. House of Representatives House Rules committee meets to establishing the budget for the United States Govern...
  • Grand Bargain Deal: Sides Are Closer Than They Appear

    From Morning Joe: Democrats and Republicans are closer to a grand bargain deal than their public posturing suggests.
  • CPAC Winners and Losers

    From Morning Joe: the Conservative Political Action Committee reception to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
  • Monday Political Ledes

    New York Times: Tax Credits or Spending? Labels, but in Congress, Fighting Words Politico: RNC: Voters see GOP as ‘Scary’ and ‘Out of Touch’ Wall Street Journal: GOP Taps Tech...
  • Wednesday's Mini-Report

    WEDNESDAY'S MINI-REPORT.... Today's edition of quick hits: * Bahrain: "Tens of thousands of demonstrators poured into Pearl Square here late into the night as Shiite opposition leaders issued ass...
  • The need for partisan cover

    THE NEED FOR PARTISAN COVER.... For all the talk about "entitlements" as the budget fight(s) begins in earnest, it's worth noting that congressional Republicans aren't exactly on the same pa...
  • House rebuffs Boehner, scraps F-35 Jet Engine Program

    HOUSE REBUFFS BOEHNER, SCRAPS F-35 JET ENGINE PROGRAM.... Following up on an earlier item, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OhIo) asked for a few billion dollars to build a jet engine for the Pentagon th...
  • Giving the GOP's 'So Be It' response a closer look

    GIVING THE GOP'S 'SO BE IT' RESPONSE A CLOSER LOOK.... As House Speaker John Boehner's "so be it" problem continues to percolate, I was glad to see some Republican officials take the time to...
  • A new standard for 'seriousness'

    A NEW STANDARD FOR 'SERIOUSNESS'.... The political establishment's preoccupation with deficit reduction -- as opposed to, say, job creation -- is annoying enough on its own. What's worse is the presup...
  • Farewell to the Ticker

    The Political Ticker blog died of old age on Oct. 13, 2014, after eight years of faithful service to CNN's readers. The Ticker began quietly in October 2006, fueled by a realization that a blog could...
  • GOP challenger Dan Sullivan leads Mark Begich in Alaska Senate race

    Alaska's Senate race is an increasingly prime pickup opportunity for Republicans, with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich trailing challenger Dan Sullivan by 6 percentage points, a new CNN/ORC International...
  • Will Mitt Romney take the plunge again?

    Two sources inside Mitt Romney's inner circle tell CNN that while Romney isn't planning a presidential bid, he's listening to a lot of people who want him to get in the race - although he remains skep...
  • McCain on rise of ISIS: 'We predicted this'

    Sen. John McCain slammed President Barack Obama on Monday over his comments that U.S. intelligence underestimated ISIS. McCain countered Obama's assertions made on CBS' "60 Minutes," saying that ISIS'...
  • Republicans pick approach to attack Hillary Clinton

    Republicans who want to taint Hillary Clinton are going to lengths to link the former secretary of state with President Barack Obama and his sagging poll numbers. Throughout the party's infrastructure...
  • Obama the Sphinx

    President Obama officially launched his push for peace in the Middle East yesterday, sending his new envoy George Mitchell to the region and declaring his desire for genuine progress -- "not just phot...
  • Is Reaching Out Futile?

    In his first weekly address from the White House, President Obama on Saturday described his proposed $820 billion economic stimulus plan in more detail and appealed for public support.
  • Return to the Moral High Ground

    All it took, at long last, was a few strokes of a pen.
  • 'A Pretty Good Place to Start'

    President Obama often spoke during the campaign about a new kind of politics. He promised a common-sense way of running the country that defied left-right stereotypes.
  • Picking Up the Pieces

    What a difference a day makes.

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