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Dana Milbank

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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.

Milbank: 'Populist moment' hands Obama big defeat on trade

By Dana Milbank May 16, 2015 6 a.m.

Could this be the populist moment?

Milbank: Huckabee's populist message unlikely to attract the rich

By Dana Milbank May 9, 2015 6 a.m.

Before Mike Huckabee took the stage at the launch of his presidential campaign Tuesday, crooner Tony Orlando warmed up the crowd with his 1970s hit, "Tie a Yellow Ribbon." It was a fitting prelude, because Huckabee's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination is also a throwback: The former Arkansas governor is the candidate of the little guy at a time when big money is ascendant in politics.

Milbank: Same-sex marriage supporters don't fall for hate bait

By Dana Milbank May 2, 2015 6 a.m.

The biblical-marriage demonstrators were outnumbered 5-to-1 or more outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning, but they were not lacking in vitriol or vulgarity.

Milbank: Using Jesus to curtail reproductive rights is incendiary

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

Michigan Republican Tim Walberg was a Christian minister before winning election to Congress in 2010 — and he hasn't entirely changed jobs.

Milbank: Republicans make push for a permanent aristocracy

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

Give credit to Republicans in Congress. They've discovered, belatedly, that income inequality is a problem, and they're no longer proposing to give tax breaks to the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. Now they are proposing to give tax breaks to the wealthiest two-tenths of 1 percent of Americans.

Milbank: All men created equal — unless they need food stamps

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

Rick Brattin, a young Republican state representative in Missouri, has come up with an innovative new way to humiliate the poor in his state. Call it the surf-and-turf law. Brattin has introduced House Bill 813, making it illegal for food-stamp recipients to use their benefits "to purchase cookies, chips, energy drinks, soft drinks, seafood, or steak."

Milbank: Republicans again wander off path to the White House

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

The good news for Republicans: They have a path to victory in 2016. The bad news for Republicans: They are not on that path.

Milbank: Now in charge, Republicans find governing difficult

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

Six men in green ties took the stage in the House television studio Tuesday, and House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, a slight leprechaun of a man with silver hair and dark eyebrows, approached the microphone.

Milbank: GOP senators seem set on creating breakaway nation

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

The New York Daily News branded Senate Republicans "TRAITORS" in large type across its cover Tuesday, saying, "GOPers try to sabotage Bam nuke deal."

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