Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren officially received her committee assignments today, and she will sit on the Senate Banking Committee, with key oversight over Wall Street and the financial system. Progressives agitated for weeks for Warren to get this spot, and in the end it wasn’t that difficult a lift. I’m looking forward to future hearings from the committee, especially when Wall Street’s finest makes the trip to testify.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday December 12, 2012 2:01 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday March 21, 2012 8:15 am|
Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson writes in the WSJ that liberals can’t wait to impose Medicaid on everyone. Apparently he missed the part where many liberals supported “Medicare for all,” but hey, it’s the Wall Street Journal and they’ll print anything from a GOPer.
|By: Jeremi Suri Saturday June 4, 2011 1:59 pm|
I remember receiving a phone call from a prominent newspaper reporter in Fall 2009 about the emergence of the Tea Party, largely in opposition to President Barack Obama’s health care legislation. “Is the Tea Party going to become a major force in American politics,” the reporter asked. “No,” I responded confidently. “Like other fringe protest parties in the past, it will fizzle quickly. Their message is too negative.”
I have never been so wrong in my life!
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday March 23, 2011 4:55 pm|
A major provision of the health care law is the excise tax, which was actually designed for the exact purpose of making employer-provided insurance less generous.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday October 8, 2010 6:00 pm|
Tonight Russ Feingold debates Republican Ron Johnson, who is challenging him for his Wisconsin Senate seat.