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Is Richard Cordray the New Elizabeth Warren?
Richard Cordray started impressing people in politics when he was still a teenager. It was 1978, and Cordray was just another off-the-street volunteer for Dick Celeste's first campaign for governor of Ohio. The campaign office was a perpetually busy hub packed with young, bright people working on
Obama Feels 'Great' Urging Democrats to Turn Out to Vote
Ann Compton reports: With the Democratic candidates for Illinois governor and senator in tow, President Obama dropped by the Valois Cafeteria in Chicago for more than the pancakes and turkey sausage he ordered at the counter. "I feel great," he...
The Note: Whirlwind Weekend
By MICHAEL FALCONE and AMY WALTER THE PLACES THEY’LL GO. President Barack Obama opens a non-stop weekend on the campaign trail with a Democratic National Committee event at Temple University in Philadelphia this morning. Later today, he headlines a “Moving...
The Note: Coalition Of The Less Willing
By MICHAEL FALCONE and AMY WALTER WHERE WE ARE NOW. President Obama’s appearance last night on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart seemed to fit right in with the release of new poll numbers from The New York Times and...
Democrats Brace For a Bloodbath in Ohio
Incumbent Ted Strickland Trails Republican John Kasich in Key State for Democrats
The Note: Great Expectations Setting
By MICHAEL FALCONE and AMY WALTER GREAT EXPECTATIONS. Perhaps no one was more pleased to see this Sunday's New York Times headline -- “House Majority Remains Uncertain, Republicans Say” -- than House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio. The man who...
Washington Post's Dan Balz on 'Top Line'
Dan Balz discusses controversy over building Islamic center near ground zero.
Obama on 10,000th Recovery Act Project: a 'Big Deal'
At a road construction project funded by the Recovery Act in Columbus, Ohio today the President tried to jumpstart talk of, in the White House’s own words, a ‘Recovery Summer’ ahead of this year’s midterm elections.
One Off: Terrorism’s political lines drawn anew
It’s a week where the full resources and policy stances of the federal government are being tested -- forcing quick judgments and real-world applications of sometimes vague and legalistic principles.