Daniel Stone

Stories by Daniel Stone

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    Should Alaska Leave the Union?

    The state that loves to criticize Washington for too much taxing and spending coincidentally accepts more federal money per capita than any other state.
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    Fundraiser in Chief

    Obama visits five states, travels 7,300 miles, and does nine fundraising events—all, Democrats hope, for millions of dollars in the bank.
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    And the Loser Is ... Washington

    Another round of state contests doesn't spell trouble for either party, but does show the increasing liability of being considered an insider.
  • Charlie Rangel Fights Back

    The ethically challenged congressman makes a defiant address on the House floor. His message: I may have been stupid, but I'm not corrupt.
  • Are the Bush Tax Cuts Paid For?

    When pressed on whether extending the tax cuts could could add to the deficit, House Minority Leader John Boehner shows off what one might call the Washington two-step.
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    California Pols Stay Away From Prop 8

    The controversial gay-marriage ruling has reverberated across the country. But in the Golden State, top candidates know there isn't much ground to gain on either side.
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    Senate Pulls the Plug on Drilling Reforms

    Four months after the oil spill that still rattles the gulf, Democrats postpone a set of drilling reforms until after the August recess—or later. Why? Good ol' party politics.
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    Kagan Heads to the Full Senate

    The high-court nominee will be confirmed. But not before Senate Republicans make one last stand about her thin judicial record. Here's a look at what the Republicans will gripe about.
  • Wyoming and Mississippi Labeled Most Conservative States

    New numbers from Gallup this morning paint an interesting ideological picture of the country. Over the past year, Wyoming and Mississippi have come to share the mantle of the most conservative states in the union—an apparently sought-after title with about a dozen states close behind. The most liberal may not surprise you that much.
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    Breitbart: I’d Like to Speak to Sherrod in Private

    A week after the Shirley Sherrod saga that thrust the USDA employee into the national spotlight, the conservative blogger who started it all tells NEWSWEEK he wants to meet with her in private.
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    Obama Resells the Auto Bailout

    Motor City was once wheezing on its side. But Obama's trip to Detroit was designed to show that the government bailout may have actually worked—and is even on schedule to be paid back.
  • The Democrats' Charlie Rangel Problem

    Charles Rangel, the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee will stand trial in the House for 13 ethics violations—a trial that, Democrats hope, won't infect the entire party.
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    Obama's Charm Offensive

    An hourlong interview on a daytime talk show is unprecedented for a sitting president. But under the studio lights and in front of a giggly crowd, Obama showed that cracking jokes and pandering to a friendly audience can certainly be strategic.
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    Jeb on 2012 Run: Thanks, but No Thanks

    After a week of speculation, the Bush brother says he's not running. Too bad, really. His moderate stances could have attracted valuable independents. And for Democrats, nothing quite fills the coffers like the four-letter B word.
  • Fallout From Leaked Memos Is Worse Than What's in Them

    Even if the flood of leaked documents doesn't contain a bombshell—which it doesn't seem to do—the ongoing focus on fledgling U.S. efforts in Afghanistan is enough of a headache for the White House.
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    Money Raised and Spent by GOP Pols for 2012

    Even though no GOP politician has formally declared a run for president in 2012, gauging how much money potential candidates have raised for their political action committees--and what they're doing with it--reveals something about their game plans: key endorsements they're trying to secure and volunteer networks they're aiming to harness. Some of these pols are starting to rev up. Others, not so much. Here's a rundown.
  • Senate Democrats Give Up on Climate Bill

    After a year of debate and months of trying to win Republican votes, top Democrats pull the plug on an effort to reduce climate emissions.
  • Wall Street Reform's Tough Sell

    In a flashy signing ceremony, Obama signed the Wall Street reform bill that took his party more than a year to get done. Unfortunately for him, explaining what it actually does will be even harder.
  • The Senate's Crisis of Foresight?

    New York Times scribe Tom Friedman is at it again, banging his drum for a sweeping climate bill. Except now, as the hour is nigh to harness the moment—a “perfect storm,” as he calls it, of an environmental disaster, rising oil dependence, and growing tech competition overseas—the drumbeat is getting louder.
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    David Cameron Flies Commercial

    It’s true. The freshly elected British prime minister flew to Washington “slumming it in business class,” as one stunned member of his press corps reported. It was a noticeable break of tradition for a British P.M. who—like most government heads—usually travels on his own plane. David Cameron and top aides were “spread out with nothing separating them from hoi polloi,” wrote BBC correspondent James Landale. “At least those polloi who can afford business class.”
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    Top Republicans Split With the Tea Party

    It’s the day of reckoning for Republicans and the Tea Party. Since the grassroots movement started, the GOP has gone to lengths to harness the frustration and mobilization of angry right-wing voters without getting too close to the movement. But Michele Bachmann didn't get that memo.