Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a staff writer at The American Prospect.

Recent Articles

A Lobbyist Paradise.

No one could have guessed:

House Speaker-elect John Boehner announced Thursday that he hired the medical device industry’s chief lobbyist as his policy director, adding to a growing number of Republican lawmakers who have recruited top aides from K Street.

Brett Loper, senior executive vice president at the Advanced Medical Technology Association, was deeply involved in the health care debate and fought against the fees Democrats ultimately assessed the industry to help pay for reform.

The Strategic Mistake of a Decade.


Now that the Senate has killed DADT repeal, I wonder if anyone remembers this?

In the nuclear option — some supporters call it the “constitutional” option — Bill Frist would push through a rules change that would eliminate Senate filibusters for judicial nominees.

Quick Thoughts on Timing.

In a new survey, most Americans say they are worse off under Obama:

More than 50 percent of Americans say they are worse off now than they were two years ago when President Barack Obama took office, and two-thirds believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, a Bloomberg National Poll shows.

Wealthy Interests Looking Forward to New GOP Majority.


You can pretty much read the list of new GOP committee chairs as an invitation for powerful interests to buy off Congress: