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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...
  • Oops. Somebody Didn't See That Coming

    Did the State of Indiana have any idea what it was getting itself into? Reading the history of this particular law, the relatively quiet progress of the legislation, followed by the avalanche of criti...
  • Eric Holder Not Done Yet

    Ole Miss student brought up on federal civil rights charges for hanging a noose and the Stars and Bars around the neck of the school's James Meredith statue. Alabama cop fired after body slamming a v...
  • Hoosier Beat

    Apple's Tim Cook laments Indiana's new anti-gay bill and urges Arkansas not to do the same thing. Yelp says it won't expand in states with anti-gay laws. San Francisco mayor bans city-funded trave...
  • Be Happy They Are Acting

    Years from now, whoever we decide was right or wrong in the context of US politics and foreign policy, I imagine we will see the current history of the Middle East as a story unfolding from the 9/11 a...
  • Natan Sachs in The Hive

    We're hosting a Live Chat with Natan Sachs in The Hive (sub req). Sachs is a fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for Middle East Policy and he'll be discussing the recent Israeli elections, U...
  • 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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