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Dana Milbank

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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.

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.

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