The Plum Line: Democrats


Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 11/06/2013

A new populist direction for the Democratic Party?

There are scattered signs of it, but there’s still a lot more to be done.

By Ryan Cooper  |  02:48 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, Wall Street

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 03/27/2013

The next big target for liberals: State legislatures

If Democrats want to secure policy gains over the long term, they need to focus harder on state level politics.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:10 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Pelosi: When Dems communicate their values clearly, they win

The Dem leader reflects on the Dems' victory in fight over the Violence Against Women Act, and acknowledges that the sequester battle will be a lot more challenging.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:29 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, sequester

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 12/28/2012

No 'cliff' solution today

But there's no reason to panic. There's little damage as long as everything gets wrapped up in January.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:10 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, Democrats, fiscal cliff, Republicans

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 12/26/2012

Why kicking the can is still the best option on the 'fiscal cliff'

There's no real harm in extending the status quo on the deficit.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  12:23 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bush tax cuts, Democrats, fiscal cliff, Republicans

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 12/26/2012

Why Democrats insist on upper-income tax hikes

Democrats and liberals, in particular care about economic inequality as much as they do growth.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  09:45 AM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bush tax cuts, Democrats, fiscal cliff, Republicans, taxes

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Why hopes for a Senate 'fiscal cliff' deal are misplaced

Republicans and Democrats have a fundamentally different view of what ails the economy.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  09:47 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  deficit reduction, Democrats, fiscal cliff, Republicans

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Dems showing real movement on gun control

A top lawmaker says Democrats will introduce a whole package of reforms early in the new year.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:19 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, Dick Durbin, gun control, Newtown, Senate

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Is filibuster reform at risk?

If labor and liberal groups don't mobilize right now, the filibuster rules changes may get watered down -- squandering a great opportunity for real reform.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:36 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, Filibuster, Senate

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 12/03/2012

How involved will Obama get in fight for filibuster reform?

The White House and Obama's political operation may need to get involved in the push for filibuster reform. Will they?

By Greg Sargent  |  01:44 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, Filibuster, Harry Reid, Senate