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The Cook Report: Homeownership Still a Cherished Value

Despite the housing slump, Americans of all political persuasions have a visceral desire to own their own home.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 8:40pm

Being Boehner

House Speaker John Boehner defers to committee chairmen and rank-and-file members to a degree not seen in decades. In the end, such tactics could result in making him more powerful.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 8:40pm

Comment of the Day: Palin v. Romney in Verse

Today we covered Romney's official candidacy announcement in New Hampshire. If Palin arriving by bus to host a clambake doesn't qualify as an attempt to steal the show, we don't know what does.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 7:40pm

New Jersey Republicans Pay for Chris Christie's Helicopter Habit

The New Jersey Republican party forked over the $1,232.29 it cost the state to fly Governor Chris Christie in a helicopter to his son's high school baseball game on Tuesday, saying "the check has already been delivered." Christie will also pay $919.20 for a different trip to a baseball game last Friday.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 7:40pm

Boehner Strenuously Objects to Both Libya and Kucinich

House Speaker John Boehner will introduce a Libya resolution Friday that's meant to offer Republicans an alternative to the one sponsored by Dennis Kucinich that would end the intervention within 15 days of its adoption. GOP leaders pulled Kucinich's resolution yesterday, fearing that enough of their members would join with anti-war Democrats that the measure could actually pass.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 7:40pm

Romney vs. Romney: The Economic Critique

Mitt Romney is centering his run for the White House on an economic takedown of President Obama. To make the critique work, he’ll need to explain clearly what he would have done differently as president to pull the nation out of recession—which could prove tricky, because Romney supported several key components of Obama’s initial economic agenda, both philosophically and specifically.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 7:40pm

When Big Ideas Die

Big ideas are in their death throes.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 6:40pm

'Ballot Royale' Starring Michael Douglas and Kevin Bacon

It has all the trappings of a Hollywood blockbuster. Courtroom intrigue, politics, and yes, even some seasoned actors.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 6:40pm

Homeownership Still a Cherished Value

Despite the housing slump, Americans of all political persuasions have a visceral desire to own their own home.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 6:40pm

Romney vs. Romney: The Economic Critique

Mitt Romney is centering his run for the White House on an economic takedown of President Obama. To make the critique work, he’ll need to explain clearly what he would have done differently as president to pull the nation out of recession—which could prove tricky, because Romney supported several key components of Obama’s initial economic agenda, both philosophically and specifically.

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 6:40pm