By Dana Milbank August 16, 2014 6 a.m.
It is the very essence of the American Dream: an irrepressible confidence that our children will live better than we do.
By Dana Milbank August 9, 2014 6 a.m.
The unfriendly airwaves of talk radio this week gave us an inadvertently revealing moment.
By Dana Milbank August 2, 2014 6 a.m.
On July 1, the hospital in rural Belhaven, N.C., closed — a victim, in part, of the decision by the state's governor and legislature to reject the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare.
By Dana Milbank July 26, 2014 6 a.m.
It was one of those important-but-dull Senate hearings that don't get broadcast even on C-SPAN 3. An obscure subcommittee was taking expert testimony on patient safety last week, and only four of its 14 members bothered to show up. Several of the public seats were empty, too.
By Dana Milbank July 19, 2014 6 a.m.
Rep. Pete Sessions, the House Rules Committee chairman who led Wednesday's hearing on Republicans' plans to sue President Obama, presented the legal credentials that have put him in this position of responsibility.
By Dana Milbank July 12, 2014 6 a.m.
A querulous quartet of conservatives took to the Senate floor Wednesday to condemn President Barack Obama for his latest atrocity against the American way of life.
By Dana Milbank June 28, 2014 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Republicans, after years of squabbling with President Obama, have decided to resolve their differences with him according to a time-honored American tradition. They are going to sue him.
By Dana Milbank June 14, 2014 6 a.m.
Of the many strange moments in the Bowe Bergdahl saga, the most worrisome was Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's statement about the prisoner exchange.
By Dana Milbank June 7, 2014 6 a.m.
Rep. Buck McKeon displayed the probing intellect this week that we expect from a chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
By Dana Milbank May 31, 2014 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Neurosurgeon-turned-conservative icon Ben Carson said in a visit to the capital Wednesday that God's plan for him is to teach Americans that "our strength is in our unity and we need to stop fighting each other."
By Dana Milbank May 24, 2014 6 a.m.
For the first time since Obamacare split the country in two, the conditions for a cease-fire have begun to appear.
By Dana Milbank May 17, 2014 6 a.m.
Conservatives have reached the firm conclusion that Hillary Clinton is to blame for those Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram, 15 months after she left office.
By Dana Milbank May 10, 2014 6 a.m.
If Republicans succeed in turning the Benghazi "scandal" from a nothingburger into a Double Big Mac, the Obama White House can blame its own secrecy and obsessive control over information.
By Dana Milbank May 3, 2014 6 a.m.
The time has come to stop the denial and to admit that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a Koch problem. More than 100 times on the Senate floor in the past few months, Reid has invoked Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who have pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into conservative causes and campaigns.
By Dana Milbank April 26, 2014 6 a.m.
NASA just confirmed what sci-fi enthusiasts have known all along: There are other civilizations out there.
By Dana Milbank April 19, 2014 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — I missed my brother's anniversary last week. But I have a very 21st-century excuse: I lost it in the cloud. I discovered this the next day when my sister-in-law mentioned they had been out to dinner to celebrate their 15th.
By Dana Milbank April 5, 2014 6 a.m.
House Republicans on Wednesday held Benghazi hearing number 1,372,569, give or take, and this time they were determined to find the proof that had eluded them in the previous 1,372,568: That Obama administration officials had put politics before national security.
By Dana Milbank March 22, 2014 6 a.m.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democratic National Committee chairwoman, was in an elevator with her staff Tuesday morning, leaving the National Press Club, where she had just held a televised news conference.
By Dana Milbank March 15, 2014 6 a.m.
The filibuster has been used to delay many things over the years: Civil rights, spending bills, presidential nominees and, most recently, Obamacare. But this may be the first time in history that a group of senators filibustered themselves.
By Dana Milbank March 8, 2014 6 a.m.
When White House press secretary Jay Carney led a quartet of President Obama's top advisers into an auditorium for the annual rollout of the budget Tuesday, only 40 of the room's 120 seats were occupied — and several of the reporters there had come to ask Carney about Ukraine.
By Dana Milbank March 1, 2014 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- It has the makings of a royal mess for "King Barack."
By Dana Milbank February 22, 2014 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — President Obama, in trouble at home, is quite literally heading for the border. His approval rating is in the 40s, vulnerable Democratic candidates don't want to be seen with him and Republicans think his unpopularity could win them the Senate. So it's likely no coincidence that Obama is making himself scarce in these parts.
By Dana Milbank February 15, 2014 6 a.m.
It is time, Jim DeMint told his fellow conservatives, to come up with a program beyond opposing everything President Obama does.
By Dana Milbank February 8, 2014 6 a.m.
For years, the White House has trotted out the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office to show that Obamacare would cut health care costs and reduce deficits:
By Dana Milbank February 1, 2014 6 a.m.
Legendary football coach Lou Holtz gives motivational lectures about "overcoming seemingly impossible challenges," according to his page on the Washington Speakers Bureau website. So it would seem that Holtz found an ideal client for his services: He was scheduled to deliver a keynote address Wednesday night to the House Republican Conference, meeting in Cambridge, Md.
By Dana Milbank January 25, 2014 6 a.m.
Read the bill!
By Dana Milbank January 18, 2014 6:01 a.m.
Why is it so hard for President Obama to stick to a theme? Wednesday provided a vivid juxtaposition that underscored this president's on-again, off-again relationship with message discipline.
By Dana Milbank January 11, 2014 6:01 a.m.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Tuesday outlined his party's priorities for 2014. They are, in ascending order of importance:
By Dana Milbank January 4, 2014 6 a.m.
Has the Republican big tent evolved into a house of worship?
By Dana Milbank December 28, 2013 6 a.m.
Remember the new spirit of cooperation in Washington? That's so last week.
By Dana Milbank December 21, 2013 6 a.m.
When will the criticism of Obamacare finally end? I've done some research on the question, and by my calculations, judging from current trends, this will happen approximately …never.
By Dana Milbank December 14, 2013 6 a.m.
Rep. Steve Stockman's moment as a viable Senate candidate lasted exactly 13 hours, 47 minutes.
By Dana Milbank December 7, 2013 6 a.m.
It was like going into the belly of the beast.
By Dana Milbank November 30, 2013 6 a.m.
Is the Barack Obama White House airbrushing history?
By Dana Milbank November 23, 2013 6 a.m.
House Republican leaders could not have been more blatant in their attempts to frighten Americans if they had emerged from their weekly meeting wearing hockey masks and carrying chain saws.
By Dana Milbank November 16, 2013 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — "The American people do not want to see a kangaroo court here," Rep. Jim Cooper, a Tennessee Democrat, said midway through Wednesday's four-hour prosecution of Obama administration technology experts by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
By Dana Milbank November 9, 2013 6 a.m.
Near the end of his new book, "Days of Fire," my friend and former colleague Peter Baker recounts a moment in the White House Situation Room in 2008 when President George W. Bush was uncharacteristically reflective.
By Dana Milbank November 2, 2013 6 a.m.
For a smart man, President Obama professes to know very little about a great number of things going on in his administration.
By Dana Milbank October 26, 2013 6 a.m.
Fox News' Sean Hannity, that paragon of journalistic integrity, hosted six "average Americans" on his show this month who were "feeling the pain" of Obamacare.
By Dana Milbank October 19, 2013 6 a.m.
Ted Cruz did not lose gracefully.
By Dana Milbank October 12, 2013 6 a.m.
There's a certain irony in the Supreme Court remaining open while much of the federal government is shut, for the high court created much of the dysfunction that cripples Washington today.
By Dana Milbank October 5, 2013 6:01 a.m.
Democratic lawmakers and liberal activists arranged 20 child-size chairs on the lawn outside the Capitol on Wednesday to represent 19,000 children who could lose access to Head Start because of the government shutdown -- on top of the 57,000 slots lost in the low-income preschool program because of budget cuts.
By Dana Milbank September 21, 2013 6 a.m.
Why can't conservatives just take the win on gun rights?
By Dana Milbank September 14, 2013 6:02 a.m.
What is the Obama administration plan in Syria? It depends on whom you ask and when.
By Dana Milbank September 7, 2013 6:01 a.m.
John Kerry was making his "beyond a reasonable doubt" case against Syria's Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday when he gave lawmakers a bit of faulty intelligence.
By Dana Milbank August 31, 2013 6:02 a.m.
Now it can be told: All the prominent black Republicans in America really can fit into one room. In fairness, it was a pretty big room.
By Dana Milbank August 24, 2013 6:01 a.m.
President Obama, in his news conference this month, said that Edward Snowden was wrong to go public with revelations about secret surveillance programs because "there were other avenues available for somebody whose conscience was stirred and thought that they needed to question government actions."
By Dana Milbank August 10, 2013 6:01 a.m.
Republicans need to make up their minds: Is President Obama a socialist or a corporate stooge?
By Dana Milbank August 3, 2013 6:01 a.m.
To be objectivist about it, you would have to conclude that the Republican Party is shrugging at Rand Paul right now.
By Dana Milbank July 27, 2013 6:01 a.m.
Now the immigration debate is really getting juicy.