Eric Shinseki Out As Secretary Of Veterans Affairs

Eric Shinseki resigned as Secretary of Veterans Affairs this morning, to the surprise of absolutely nobody.

Dinesh D’Souza Pleads Guilty To Being A Really Stupid Criminal

Committing a crime is bad enough, committing a stupid crime in the dumbest way possible is orders of magnitude bad.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Can Rick Perry Be A Viable Candidate In 2016?

Could Rick Perry recover from his disastrous 2012 campaign to become a viable candidate?

Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015

On a slow news day, a major concession on Obamacare

Douglas Shulman’s 157 Visits To The White House: Less Than Meets The Eye

Apparently, some people don’t want to let the facts get in the way of a good conspiracy theory.

Maureen Dowd Discovers That Barack Obama Is Neither Andrew Shepherd Nor Josiah Bartlett

If you want to understand contemporary politics, the last thing you should do is reference an Andrew Sorkin project.

The West Wing And American Politics

Not surprisingly, television and reality don’t really coincide.

Obama’s Rove

The front page of Sunday’s NYT profiled Valerie Jarrett, the power behind the throne at the Obama White House.

Hating Aaron Sorkin

Alex Pareene’s quip that “Aaron Sorkin is why people hate liberals” has gone viral.

Pundits Making The GOP Race Seem Closer Than It Is

If you listen to the punditocracy, you’d think that there’s actually a doubt as to who the GOP nominee will be.

Good News All Around In January Jobs Report

The January jobs report was the best we’ve seen in more than three years.

Why Rick Perry Failed

We won’t have Rick Perry to kick around anymore.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Orange Ya Glad I Didn’t Say Banana Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, And The Pundit’s Fantasy That Will Not Die

Yes, it’s time to talk about that again.

A Brokered GOP Convention? Not Likely

Could the GOP go into Tampa next August not knowing who their nominee will be? It’s possible, but not probable.

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Obama Administration Petitions Supreme Court To Review 11th Circuit Ruling On ObamaCare

The health care battle is formally joined in the Supreme Court.

How Obama Lost Control Of The Debt Negotiations

Barack Obama’s biggest enemy in the debt negotiations has been himself.

Michele Bachmann’s “Stress-Related” “Incapacitating” Headaches Are Fair Game

A Presidential candidate’s medical condition is entirely relevant to their fitness for office.

Austan Goolsbee Stepping Down

Austan Goolsbee is resigning as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors to return to the University of Chicago.

Tim Pawlenty Opens Campaign In Iowa With Call To End Ethanol Subsidies

You don’t often see a candidate for President tell Iowans that he wants to eliminate ethanol subsidies, but Tim Pawlenty did.

It’s Time To Eliminate The “Debt Ceiling”

The “debt ceiling” is phony, contrived, and needs to be eliminated.

Obama’s Conventional Foreign Policy

Stephen Walt doesn’t expect Obama’s foreign policy to change along with the names on the org chart.

Paul Krugman Wonders Where The President He Thought He Was Voting For Went To

Paul Krugman is disappointed with the President, but it’s really his own fault for being so naive.

Mike Huckabee And The Mystery Of The Destroyed Hard Drives

Why did then-Governor Mike Huckabee’s office destroy all its office hard drives shortly before leaving office?

Silly State Of The Union Pageantry

As the night of the State Of The Union Address approaches, the silliness in Washington has been taken up a notch.

Daley Pick As Chief Of Staff A Sign Of A New White House?

President Obama’s selection of Bill Daley as Chief of Staff is being seen as a sign that the White House is moving to the center and gearing up for 2012.

Minor Reshuffling of Obama’s Staff is Major News?

Why is the press gushing over routine movement in White House team?

White House Planning Major Staff Overhaul In 2011

The new year will bring major changes to the White House Staff.

Filibuster Reform On The Agenda For 2011?

For the first time in 35 years, the Senate may finally be on the verge of reforming the filibuster.

Fix The Filibuster By Making Senators Actually Filibuster

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley wants to fix the filibuster by making Senators actually filibuster. It’s a good idea.

Defeated Senators, Arms Treaties, And Lame Duck Sessions

Unless there’s an emergency, is it proper for representatives who have been defeated in a mid-term election to be voting on controversial legislation?

TV Better Than Movies

Changing economic realities led to a role reversal: television is where you turn for smart entertainment, whereas the movies have become lowbrow.

Get Ready For The Subpoenas If The GOP Wins In November

If Republicans regain control of Congress, you could be seeing a lot of scenes like this on your television for the next two years.

Boehner To Obama: Fire Your Economic Advisers

House Minority John Boehner is getting a lot of attention for calling for mass firings at the White House. The real news, though, is that his speech is shifting the focus of the political conversation back to the economy. Which is just what the GOP needs.

West Wingization of the West Wing

Senior staffers are already leaving the Obama administration due to burn-out. But are 18-hour days really necessary for running the White House?

Obama To Congressional Dems: You May Not Want Me In Your District

Democrats have not figured out how to use President Obama during the upcoming Mid-Term campaign, if at all.

Maureen Dowd: There Aren’t Enough Blacks In The Obama Administration

According to Maureen Dowd, Barack Obama’s biggest problem is that there are too many white people in this picture.