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Dana Milbank

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Milbank: Administration of affirmation does Obama disservice

By Dana Milbank November 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Denis McDonough, the White House chief of staff, had a peculiar reaction to the Democrats' defeat in the midterm elections, widely blamed on President Obama's unpopularity.

Milbank: Without an agenda, victorious GOP set up for chaos

By Dana Milbank November 8, 2014 6 a.m.

During political campaigns, candidates usually tell voters what they would do if elected. But Sen. Mitch McConnell had a different idea.

Milbank: Obama doesn't abuse his power, he uses it too little

By Dana Milbank November 1, 2014 6 a.m.

In July, when House Republicans voted to sue the president, they spoke of the urgent need to stop "tyranny" at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. "Our freedom is in peril," warned Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina, the man behind the lawsuit. "We cannot stand by and watch the president shred our Constitution."

Milbank: Abscam 'hero' fights to return to genteel days of 1978

By Dana Milbank October 25, 2014 6 a.m.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Many issues are at play in these 2014 midterm elections. The 1970s Abscam scandal has not been one of them. Until now.

Milbank: Saying 'no' to Obama is Republicans' midterm platform

By Dana Milbank October 18, 2014 6 a.m.

It sounds like the beginning of a joke: Two libertarians and a corporate lobbyist walk into a social hall …

Milbank: Use of data to predict elections ignores human element

By Dana Milbank October 11, 2014 6 a.m.

In the old days, life had many hardships. Among these: The need to wait until Election Day to determine who had won. But now Big Data has saved us from this struggle. Even close races can be predicted with mathematical precision.

Milbank: Obama, Netanyahu still awkward after 12 meetings

By Dana Milbank October 4, 2014 6 a.m.

The old frenemies sat in the Oval Office on Wednesday, their chair legs 18 inches apart, attempting some reasonable facsimile of personal chemistry. Maybe the 12th time would be the charm.

Milbank: Obama has become the lesser evil for many liberals

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

The anti-Obama left was out in force. All 22 of them.

Milbank: Gowdy gives lesson in proper congressional oversight

By Dana Milbank September 20, 2014 6 a.m.

When Trey Gowdy got the job to run the House's new Benghazi select committee, there was good reason to fear bad things. Gowdy, a former prosecutor, was known for theatrical outbursts in hearings, rank partisanship, and a fascination with Benghazi conspiracy theories about talking points, stand-down orders and Hillary Clinton's culpability.

Milbank: Dick Cheney, still blindly beating the drums of war

By Dana Milbank September 13, 2014 6 a.m.

It was just like the good old days.

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