TOP NEWS: Democracy: May 15, 2012
- Not Too Late to Curb the Filibuster
- President Obama, Mitt Romney battle over Bain Capital
- Gay marriage is one thing, benefits another
- Energy fades as campaign issue as gas prices drop
- Gay Marriage Recasts Senate Races
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Not Too Late to Curb the Filibuster- NY Times Editorial
Fed up and rueful, Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, made a startling admission on Thursday: he should have reined in the filibuster rule last year, when he had a chance.
President Obama, Mitt Romney do battle over Bain Capital-Amy Gardner and Philip Rucker, The Washington Post
The Obama campaign launched an attack against Mitt Romney’s business experience at Bain Capital on Monday, marking the beginning of what is almost certain to be a defining debate in the presidential campaign.
Gay marriage is one thing, benefits another - Brett Norman, Politico
President Barack Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage may have given the marriage equality movement a big morale boost. But it won’t, on its own, give gay couples equality when it comes to health insurance.
Energy fades as campaign issue as gas prices drop -Michael A. Memoli, The Chicago Tribune
Barely two months after the cost of fuel was a white-hot matter in the presidential race, the issue has receded, just as prices have declined across much of the country.
Gay Marriage Recasts Senate Races -Janet Hook, WSJ
President Barack Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage has put a new wrinkle in the Democrats’ battle to retain control of the Senate, with many of the party’s candidates in conservative states keeping their distance from the president on the hot-button issue.
The ESPN Man - David Brooks
But when I look at the data, a slightly different question comes to mind: Why is Obama even close? If you look at the fundamentals, the president should be getting crushed right now
Group sues Senate to scrap filibuster- Scott Wong, Politico
For years, critics of the filibuster have failed to convince senators to change the procedural delaying tactic. Now they’re taking their case to the courts.