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Dana Milbank

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Milbank: Obama responds perfectly to Confederate flag wavers

By Dana Milbank July 25, 2015 6 a.m.

When President Obama arrived in Oklahoma City recently, a vulgar sight awaited him: About 10 demonstrators across the street from his downtown hotel waved Confederate battle flags as the motorcade pulled up.

Milbank: Presidential candidate Santorum living in the past

By Dana Milbank July 18, 2015 6 a.m.

Polls put Rick Santorum in 11th place out of 15 Republican presidential candidates. Given that next month's debate will accept only the top 10 candidates, that's like being the 11th person in line for a 10-man lifeboat.

Milbank: Politics worse off as Greatest Generation fades away

By Dana Milbank July 11, 2015 6 a.m.

On April 24, 1944, 2nd Lt. John R. Pedevillano was flying in a B-17 over Nazi territory when the fighters escorting his formation were drawn away in combat, leaving the bombers defenseless against air and ground fire for an hour.

Milbank: Obama's once-tired presidency springing back to life

By Dana Milbank July 4, 2015 6 a.m.

'This," President Obama said in the Rose Garden on Wednesday as he announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba, "is what change looks like."

Milbank: More calling themselves liberal, taking liberal positions

By Dana Milbank June 27, 2015 6 a.m.

Since the 1988 presidential campaign, when George H.W. Bush and Lee Atwater turned "Massachusetts liberal" into an epithet, the label has been tainted — so much so that many liberals abandoned it for "progressive."

Milbank: Trump campaign announcement all about the Donald

By Dana Milbank June 20, 2015 6 a.m.

'I'm really rich," Donald Trump informed supporters at his presidential campaign announcement.

Milbank: With this Congress, alternative to Obamacare is nothing

By Dana Milbank June 13, 2015 6 a.m.

Things clearly had gotten off on the wrong foot.

Milbank: U.S. Senate held hostage by presidential ambitions

By Dana Milbank June 6, 2015 6 a.m.

Mike Lee of Utah is part of a vanishing breed — Republican senators who are NOT running for president — and in this role he rose on the Senate floor Tuesday morning to plead for his ambitious colleagues to stop embarrassing the party.

Milbank: Paul takes a stand for liberal causes at his own peril

By Dana Milbank May 30, 2015 6 a.m.

Rand Paul took a left turn on his journey to the Republican nomination, and now his hopes seem to be headed south.

Milbank: Clinton lacks commitment to campaign finance reform

By Dana Milbank May 23, 2015 6 a.m.

In a private meeting last week with 200 of the Democratic Party's top financiers, Hillary Clinton drew vigorous applause when she said any of her nominees to the Supreme Court would have to share her desire to overturn the Citizens United decision. She also put in a plug with the fundraisers (all of whom had hauled in at least $27,000 for her) for a constitutional amendment overturning the ruling, which allows unlimited spending by super PACs.

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