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La Raza: Carrying Obama’s agua

The National Council of La Raza, an advocacy group that frames nearly every national policy debate as a Latino issue, will hear a speech from President Obama today, as the president delivers his latest sales pitch to Hispanics. La Raza regularly mirrors the White House message on a range of topics, and a careful look at the nation’s largest Hispanic advocacy organization reveals a high level of messaging coordination with the White House.

White House uses Twitter to bully critics

12:49 AM 07/06/2011

President Obama’s director of progressive media is obsessed with one particular conservative provocateur. Jesse Lee’s duties at the White House include “online response” -- and there has been no shortage of responses to one person who routinely communicates with him on Twitter.

A new era for the People’s House

4:17 PM 12/22/2010

Four years after Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised the “most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history,” her Republican successors appear intent on finally fulfilling that pledge.

How conservatives beat the establishment on earmarks

12:35 PM 11/16/2010

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took Capitol Hill by surprise Monday when he endorsed a two-year timeout from earmarks. McConnell, who originally opposed a moratorium, switched his stance after hearing from constituents fed up with the earmark favor factory.

New Orleans should be thankful for George W. Bush

9:59 AM 08/31/2010

NEW ORLEANS -- George W. Bush’s presidency never fully recovered after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans. How ironic that five years later, its residents have him to thank for a brighter future.