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Dana Milbank

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Milbank: Obama, Congress growing complacent about threats

By Dana Milbank January 24, 2015 6 a.m.

In 1938, Winston Churchill published "While England Slept," about Britain's failure to prepare for the Nazi threat. Let's hope that, when the history of this moment is written, the 2015 State of the Union address will not be retold under the title "While America Slept."

Milbank: Divide on presidential power a conundrum for GOP

By Dana Milbank January 17, 2015 6 a.m.

For six years, Republicans railed about President Barack Obama's "usurpation" of power. So it's no small irony that, in one of their first acts since taking control of Congress, they are planning to invite him to usurp some more.

Milbank: House Speaker Boehner swats away first-day challenge

By Dana Milbank January 10, 2015 6 a.m.

John Boehner won re-election as speaker of the House on Tuesday with the help of an unlikely ally: Mario Cuomo, the former Democratic governor of New York.

Milbank: How can the U.S. inspire the 'Slacktivist Generation'

By Dana Milbank January 3, 2015 6 a.m.

I wanted to do something for my country during the holidays, so I went to the movies.

Milbank: Disorder in the court generates headlines for attorney

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

Larry Klayman is losing again.

Milbank: Elizabeth Warren is left's equivalent of Jim DeMint

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

After Elizabeth Warren and Ted Cruz attacked the 2015 spending agreement in the Senate last week from opposite ends of the political spectrum, Washington engaged in a little parlor game: Is Warren the Cruz of the left?

Milbank: Done something really dumb? You've Grubered self

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

A gaffe, under the oft-cited Michael Kinsley rule, is when somebody in Washington accidentally speaks the truth. But what happens when frankness leads you to say something so monumentally stupid — the verbal equivalent of a pratfall, a face-plant into a mud pit — that "gaffe" doesn't cover it?

Milbank: Hey GOP, Obama's already won immigration fight

By Dana Milbank December 6, 2014 6 a.m.

Among the many ways Republican members of Congress are contemplating to punish President Obama for his executive actions on immigration is a proposal of elegant simplicity: They would refuse to invite him to the Capitol to give his State of the Union address.

Milbank: Ferguson prosecutor face of race problem in U.S.

By Dana Milbank November 29, 2014 6 a.m.

Ferguson reminds us that we still have a race problem in America. But the face of this problem is not Darren Wilson's. It's Bob McCulloch's.

Milbank: GOP senator sees immigration move as call to action

By Dana Milbank November 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Here's a paradox worth pondering: Could President Obama's executive actions on immigration actually make it easier to enact comprehensive reform?

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