The Day In Politics, 5/14

More

Today we learned that the RNC is mocking Obama's efforts at credit card reform; Nancy Pelosi hit back at the CIA and her critics; Rahm Emanuel's Secret Service codename is Black Hawk; the Senate voted against two credit card reform measures; the CIA rejected Vice President Dick Cheney's request to release memos allegedly showing the fruits of harsh interrogation; the House Energy and Commerce Committee has drafted an outline of health reform legislation; and Obama's new drug czar wants to abolish the "war on drugs."

We also ruminated on Obama's chances to solidify an advantage with the Millenial Generation; the benefits of investigating Congress's ability to oversee the CIA;  why a torture probe is now more likely; and the power of the word "marriage."

Tomorrow: the Philadelphia Phillies visit the White House; Energy Secretary Steven Chu delivers remarks at at meeting of the National Coal Council; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds a briefing for foreign media at the Washington Foreign Press Center.

Jump to comments
Presented by
Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.

Video

CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

Video

Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

Video

A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

Video

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

Video

What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

Video

Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In