Democrats Add A Few More “FU’s” to Labor

By: Wednesday June 16, 2010 9:23 am

Remember when Dick Gephardt was running for President as “Mister Labor?’ I sure do. Well, no more. Add his name to the long list of middle fingers being thrown at labor by the Democratic party. He’s just signed on to help Sodexo in the midst of their dispute with the SEIU, as has former Gore [...]

Will Michael Bennet’s Senate Seat Be the First Casualty of the Public Option?

By: Tuesday March 23, 2010 9:27 am

I was on the premiere of John King Live on CNN last night, talking about the primary problems Michael Bennet now faces as he moves away from his commitment made only a month ago to an up-or-down vote on the public option in the Senate. The Denver Post also writes about it this morning: In [...]

What An Amazing Difference A Primary Makes

By: Monday November 23, 2009 9:30 am

It is amazing what a difference a serious primary challenge can make. Representatives in Congress who have serious primary challenges never seem to buck their party. The Politico wrote: [F]inally, today’s study in contrasts: moderate Sens. Michael Bennet and Blanche Lincoln, both of whom face tough races next year. Lincoln, the final hold out on [...]

Specter Urges Dem Unity on Cloture; Reid: Thanks for Doing My Job

By: Thursday October 15, 2009 4:29 pm

In a conference call with political bloggers, Senator Arlen Specter (Still-Fresh D-PA) reported that in a recent gathering of the Senate Democratic caucus, he suggested his colleagues pledge to stick with the party on a cloture vote when the merged health care reform bill came to the floor. Much to Specter’s surprise, according to him, [...]