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Dana Milbank

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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?

Milbank: Administration of affirmation does Obama disservice

By Dana Milbank November 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Denis McDonough, the White House chief of staff, had a peculiar reaction to the Democrats' defeat in the midterm elections, widely blamed on President Obama's unpopularity.

Milbank: Without an agenda, victorious GOP set up for chaos

By Dana Milbank November 8, 2014 6 a.m.

During political campaigns, candidates usually tell voters what they would do if elected. But Sen. Mitch McConnell had a different idea.

Milbank: Obama doesn't abuse his power, he uses it too little

By Dana Milbank November 1, 2014 6 a.m.

In July, when House Republicans voted to sue the president, they spoke of the urgent need to stop "tyranny" at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. "Our freedom is in peril," warned Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina, the man behind the lawsuit. "We cannot stand by and watch the president shred our Constitution."

Milbank: Abscam 'hero' fights to return to genteel days of 1978

By Dana Milbank October 25, 2014 6 a.m.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Many issues are at play in these 2014 midterm elections. The 1970s Abscam scandal has not been one of them. Until now.

Milbank: Saying 'no' to Obama is Republicans' midterm platform

By Dana Milbank October 18, 2014 6 a.m.

It sounds like the beginning of a joke: Two libertarians and a corporate lobbyist walk into a social hall …

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