The Plum Line: Harry Reid


Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 12/31/2012

A deal liberals can live with -- pending part two

The truth is it's extremely hard to evaluate these things even when everything is done and public

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:20 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, budget, fiscal cliff, Harry Reid, john boehner, Mitch McConnell, taxes

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 12/31/2012

The case for the Dems' negotiating strategy

The White House strategy may be more than just a feckless cave -- there may be a rationale for it, after all.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:23 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barck obama, Bush tax cuts, fiscal cliff, Harry Reid

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Have Democrats lost their leverage on the fiscal cliff?

Democrats seem to be settling for a smaller deal.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  10:45 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bush tax cuts, fiscal cliff, Harry Reid, House of Representatives, john boehner, Mitch McConnell, Republicans, Senate

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Senate Dems likely won’t hold vote on Boehner’s 'plan B’

Democrats believe they still hold the leverage, and see no percentage in throwing a lifeline to the House Speaker.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:36 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bush tax cuts, fiscal cliff, Harry Reid, john boehner

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Dem unity forces McConnell to filibuster his own proposal

Dems pass the first test of whether they can remain united on the debt ceiling

By Greg Sargent  |  04:55 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Debt celing, fiscal cliff, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Senate

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Hey liberals! Time to ratchet up pressure on filibuster reform

If liberals want real reform, they need to press hard -- now.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:53 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Filibuster, Harry Reid, 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