Right Turn: Fiscal Cliff


Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 02/05/2013

White House sequester antics

Republicans reject the president's invitation to raise taxes in lieu of the sequester.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:33 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Fiscal Cliff, Sequester, taxes

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Obama's thirst for taxes

President Obama made clear he wants more revenue so the spendiing cuts can be small.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Fiscal Cliff, President Obama, Speaker of the House, taxes

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Getting Ryan right

Horse race coverage misses what Rep. Paul Ryan is all about

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:59 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bush tax rates, Fiscal Cliff, Rep. Paul Ryan

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/02/2013

George W. Bush's legacy grows more impressive

With nearly all George W. Bush's tax cuts made permanent, the former president records begins to look distinguished.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bush tax cuts, Fiscal Cliff, George W. Bush

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 01/01/2013

To govern or not?

The House may select the worst of all economic and political worlds.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:27 PM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, House GOP, Speaker of the House Boehner

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 01/01/2013

McConnell and Biden to the rescue; the grandstanders holler

A fiscal cliff deal is passed in the Senate, despite right-wing grandstanders.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:41 AM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, Joe Biden, McConnell

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 12/31/2012

'Fiscal-cliff' resolution

A deal on taxes is reached, but sequestration will wait for another fight.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:47 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bush tax rates, Fiscal Cliff, Mitch McConnell

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 12/31/2012

The lapdog media

The media never asks Obama the tough questions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:20 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Benghazi, budget, Bush tax cuts, Fiscal Cliff, Immigration reform, Media bias, Second Term, Simpson Bowles, Syria

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Obama just makes it worse

Obama is as incompetent at deal making as he is self-reverential.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, Harry Reid, Obama, Simpson Bowles, tax cuts

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 12/30/2012

Sunday wrap

Who said it?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:19 PM ET, 12/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama fiscal cliff, Sunday shows, Sunday wrap

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 12/30/2012

When will Obama decide to make a deal?

The president wants to assign blame, not to make a deal.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:53 PM ET, 12/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  entitlement reform, Fiscal Cliff, House Republicans

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012

Plans C, D, E and F

There are no good scenarios for Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, House Republicans, Plan B

Posted at 09:57 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Boehner Plan B: House Republicans humiliate their leader

By shutting down Boehner's Plan B vote, the House GOP shows its political cowardice.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:57 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bush tax cuts, Fiscal Cliff, GOP, John Boehner

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Show some independence, GOP politicians

Speaker Boehner and the House Republicans prepare to pass Plan B.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:47 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Fiscal Cliff, John Boehner

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Republicans put Obama in a box

John Boehner's proposal gets nods of approval from anti-tax crusaders and puts the White House in a bind.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:54 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, Grover Norquist, John Boehner, taxes

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Boehner's office is mum on 'fiscal cliff' talks

The GOP would be wise to ignore the carping from right-wing activists.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:42 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, John Boehner, taxes

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Susan Rice withdraws

Kerry nearly certain to get the nod.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:38 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, fiscal cliff; Bush tax cuts; Susan Rice, Foreign policy

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Conservative 'leaders' are in the minority, even in GOP

Right-wing conservatives opposed to any tax increase don't have a majority of Republicans behind them.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:36 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Fiscal Cliff, Polls

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Five negotiating tips for the GOP

Five tips for avoiding a bargaining blunder.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:02 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, GOP, taxes

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Can anyone offer straight talk about the budget?

Neither party has explained the math on the debt crisis to voters, so of course they want contradictory things.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:41 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, public opinion, taxes

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 12/09/2012

Sunday Wrap

Who said what about whom?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:38 PM ET, 12/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, Sunday shows, Sunday wrap

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Fiscal follies: More posturing from White House

The president admits -- or, at least, he used to -- that revenue need not come from rate hikes.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:03 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Cantor, Fiscal Cliff, Peter Roskam

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Senate Democrats try to hide

Senators who are vulnerable in 2014 may be the weak link in Obama's "fiscal cliff" strategy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, Harry Reid, Mark Pryor, Senate Democrats

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Sen. Rand Paul talks to Right Turn

Sen. Rand Paul talks one-on-one to Right Turn.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:45 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, Immigration reform, Rand Paul

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Does Steny Hoyer speak for the White House?

The Maryland Democrat's conciliatory words are interesting.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:05 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  entitlement reform, Fiscal Cliff, Steny Hoyer

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Republicans make their fiscal cliff' counteroffer

The GOP's plan includes more net savings than the president's plan.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:10 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, House Republicans, John Boehner

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 12/02/2012

Sunday Wrap

Looking at what is being said about whom over the weekend.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:24 PM ET, 12/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, Sunday wrap, Susan Rice

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 11/30/2012

Don't jump off the cliff yet

It is not yet time for Republicans to jump over the fiscal cliff.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:04 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boehner tax hikes, filibuster reform, Fiscal Cliff, Should Republicans jump over the cliff?