The Plum Line: congress


Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Congress demonstrates yet again why controlling health-care costs is so hard

Republicans and Democrats come together to pass yet another “doc fix.”

By Paul Waldman  |  03:18 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congress, doc fix, Medicare, Obamacare

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/17/2013

A tiny outbreak of functionality in Congress

But the GOP “legislative cartel” is probably still in force.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congress

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:02 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congress, government shutdown

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 02/19/2013

GOP's sequester shenanigans carry risks for 2014

Yes, Obama will take some of the blame if the sequester damages the economy. But Republicans could pay a larger price at the polls next year.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:45 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congress, Obama, Republicans, sequester

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 01/03/2013

What to expect from the 113th Congress

It may seem unlikely, but the prospects for cooperation and legislative action may marginally improve in the next two years.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:30 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congress, gun control, health care, immigration reform, Republicans

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Why Washington should kick the can down the road

Lawmakers should not allow more austerity amid such a weak recovery.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  12:23 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, congress, deficit reduction, Election 2012, fiscal cliff, john boehner

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:39 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congress, fiscal cliff, Happy Hour Roundup, House of Representatives

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Mitch McConnell makes an offer

The GOP leader still won't give ground on tax rates.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:06 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congress, fiscal cliff, Senate

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 11/30/2012

The Morning Plum: Skittish Democrats putting filibuster reform in peril

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:05 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, congress, fiscal cliff, Morning Plum, Senate

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:27 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, congress, fiscal cliff, Happy Hour Roundup, john boehner

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Does Nancy Pelosi have any leverage in fiscal cliff talks?

The Democratic leader may subtly influence the process

By Sargent and Greg Sargent  |  03:51 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congress, fiscal cliff, john boehner