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Dana Milbank

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Milbank: Can the Obama frat house get Hillary elected in '16?

By Dana Milbank February 21, 2015 6 a.m.

The 2016 campaign has acquired an unexpected storyline in its early stages: All Madam President's Men.

Milbank: McCain on the offensive as armed services panel chief

By Dana Milbank February 14, 2015 6 a.m.

John McCain toiled for 28 years in the Senate before he finally won the chairman's gavel of the Armed Services Committee last month. Now he's making up for lost time.

Milbank: Latest Obamacare repeal effort sets futility 'record'

By Dana Milbank February 7, 2015 6 a.m.

It is unfair to say Republicans have achieved nothing in their dozens of attempts since 2010 to repeal Obamacare. In Tuesday's repeal effort by House Republicans — their first of this Congress and their 56th overall — it became clear that they had succeeded at one thing: They had bored even themselves into a slumber.

Milbank: Republicans stumbling badly in first weeks in power

By Dana Milbank January 31, 2015 6 a.m.

'Yeah, there've been a couple of stumbles," John Boehner acknowledged Tuesday. The House speaker had spoken with dry understatement. What has happened since Republicans took full control of Congress three weeks ago has been less a stumble than a pratfall involving the legislative equivalent of a banana peel, flailing arms, an upended bookcase, torn drapes, and a slide across a laden banquet table into a wedding cake.

Milbank: Obama, Congress growing complacent about threats

By Dana Milbank January 24, 2015 6 a.m.

In 1938, Winston Churchill published "While England Slept," about Britain's failure to prepare for the Nazi threat. Let's hope that, when the history of this moment is written, the 2015 State of the Union address will not be retold under the title "While America Slept."

Milbank: Divide on presidential power a conundrum for GOP

By Dana Milbank January 17, 2015 6 a.m.

For six years, Republicans railed about President Barack Obama's "usurpation" of power. So it's no small irony that, in one of their first acts since taking control of Congress, they are planning to invite him to usurp some more.

Milbank: House Speaker Boehner swats away first-day challenge

By Dana Milbank January 10, 2015 6 a.m.

John Boehner won re-election as speaker of the House on Tuesday with the help of an unlikely ally: Mario Cuomo, the former Democratic governor of New York.

Milbank: How can the U.S. inspire the 'Slacktivist Generation'

By Dana Milbank January 3, 2015 6 a.m.

I wanted to do something for my country during the holidays, so I went to the movies.

Milbank: Disorder in the court generates headlines for attorney

By Dana Milbank December 27, 2014 6 a.m.

Larry Klayman is losing again.

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