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Dana Milbank

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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."

Milbank: Challenge to Obamacare doesn't make a strong case

By Dana Milbank March 7, 2015 6:01 a.m.

The Supreme Court, it would seem, did not want you to see what it was up to on Wednesday. The robed nine were hearing oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a legal effort by conservatives to dismantle Obamacare and probably the most politically charged case to appear before the high court since Bush v. Gore. But, as always, there was no video of the proceedings and, curiously, the court chose not to release same-day audio of the argument.

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.

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