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The Plum Line: April, 2011

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 04/01/2011

The Morning Plum

Our morning roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:33 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:08 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Why the 2012 GOP hopefuls pander to birtherism

Why the 2012 GOP hopefuls are dabbling in birtherism.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:33 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Will White House agree to weaken EPA? Officials say No

Obama officials deny report that they may adopt GOP position.

By Greg Sargent, UPDATE II: The Associated Press, which originally reported this story, did a subsequent version that watered down the original claims, so it seems like there's no one out there on any side vouching for the original assertion., ******************************************************** and ORIGINAL POST:  |  02:09 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Mitch McConnell: Tea Party is `reasonable,’ Dems are the ones who are `extreme’

The GOP Senate leader hails Tea Party as “reasonable.”

By Greg Sargent  |  01:03 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 03/31/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:32 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Happy Hour Open Thread

The floor is yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:13 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Boehner on Dems: “We’re gonna kick their ass”

The Speaker vows to defeat Dems.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:03 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Boehner versus Cantor?

What’s going on between the two GOP leaders?

By Greg Sargent  |  01:35 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Russ Feingold: Jeffrey Immelt must go

The former Wisconsin Senator turns up the populist heat.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:59 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 03/30/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:45 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:38 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 03/29/2011

What’s John Boehner’s endgame?

Time for the Speaker to declare victory in budget war.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:42 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 03/29/2011

White House adviser: Regime change would mean taking `ownership’ of post-Gaddafi Libya

Top adviser says regime change in Libya would be too costly.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:13 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Former Romney adviser: Without Romneycare, Obamacare would never have happened

This won’t help in the 2012 GOP primary.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:27 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Another major blow to Fox’s credibility

Bill Sammon’s creative justification.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:10 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Did Obama’s Libya speech finally kill `American exceptionalism’ zombie?

Did Obama’s Libya speech finally kill it?

By Adam Serwer  |  10:55 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 03/29/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:38 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:10 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Michele Bachmann, 2012? No way.

It’s wrong to say she’s a serious contender in 2012.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:09 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Senate Dem to Obama: You must clearly identify Gaddafi as a longtime terrorist tonight

Robert Menendez wants Obama to describe Gaddafi as "terrorist.”

By Greg Sargent  |  03:01 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Did Gates contradict Obama on Libya?

The defense secretary claims we don’t have “vital interest” in Libya.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Newt Gingrich rewrites history of role in Clinton impeachment

His claims about the impeachment of Clinton are distorted.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:59 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Will Islamophobia be a key feature of 2012 presidential race?

Will paranoia about Muslims be key GOP primary issue?

By Adam Serwer  |  10:46 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 03/28/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:43 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 03/27/2011

Sunday Open Thread

The floor is yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:12 AM ET, 03/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 03/26/2011

Open Thread

Speak your mind.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:13 AM ET, 03/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:02 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 03/25/2011

New ad portrays GOP attack on EPA as assault on babies

Liberals hit back against the GOP’s assault.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:56 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 03/25/2011

The game

If it does, Obama won’t get credit from right.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:28 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Pawlenty camp: Don’t worry, he never helped Muslims buy homes

By Adam Serwer  |  01:52 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Wisconsin GOP: You’re damn right we requested Walker critic’s emails

Wisconsin Republicans reiterate their demand for a critic’s private correspondence.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:34 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Did Wisconsin GOP target Scott Walker critic with “McCarthyite” tactics?

Wisconsin Republicans target a critic of Scott Walker.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 03/25/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:25 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:47 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Drive to recall Wisconsin GOPers continues apace

Media has moved on, but the fight continues.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:09 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Huffington Post yanks Breitbart from front page

The Web site will no longer provide him platform.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:20 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 03/24/2011

What does Mitt Romney believe?

Did he really ever say Romneycare should be a national model?

By Greg Sargent  |  02:28 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Where does Scott Brown stand on defunding Planned Parenthood?

Where does he stand on cuts to the organization?

By Greg Sargent  |  01:01 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Will Congress put a stop to the war in Libya?

The Republican base strongly dislikes the president, but it is also hawkish.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:50 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 03/24/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:51 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Huffington Post will stand by Andrew Breitbart, despite criticsm

Despite criticism, HuffPo will continue giving Breitbart platform.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:43 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:22 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 03/23/2011

So you want to hold Muslim hearings? Here’s how to do it.

But they’re still flawed.

By Adam Serwer  |  04:02 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Flashback: Romney touted Romneycare as model for Federal health reform

He fails again to wriggle off the Romneycare hook.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:46 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Ohioans oppose rollback of public employee bargaining rights, too

It’s not just Wisconsin.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:40 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 03/23/2011

The people who want health law expanded don’t exist

But no one ever talks about that subset.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:20 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 03/23/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:43 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:51 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Obama at odds with his own reading of history

He violated his own reading of history.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:47 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Mitt Romney blasts Obama for being “nuanced”

Mitt Romney wants the President to be a simpleton.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:07 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Another weapon against the Dems’ top Wisconsin recall target?

Labor and Dems unearth a 2009 quote from Randy Hopper.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Why isn’t Obama emphasizing regime change?

The administration’s decision to avoid stating they are targeting Gaddafi.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:46 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 03/22/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:37 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:32 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Obama explains Libya mission to Congress

His letter to Congress rebuts critics on both sides.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:04 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Will tax hikes really be part of `bipartisan’ fiscal discussions?

The Senate displays a peculiar definition of bipartisanship.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:04 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Walker admin got GOP senator’s girlfriend a state job — with a raise

A newsbreak out of Wisconsin looks pretty odd.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:40 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Conservatives are wrong: Obama doesn’t need to ‘take the lead’ in Libya

Why the U.S. doesn't need to ‘take the lead’ in Libya.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:58 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 03/21/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:34 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 03/20/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Speak.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:43 AM ET, 03/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 03/19/2011

Open Thread

The floor is yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:19 AM ET, 03/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:40 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/18/2011

An easy way to burnish your conservative cred: Beat up on poor Mitt Romney

Romney loses another conservative who endorsed him last time

By Greg Sargent  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Another sign of nervousness about Wisconsin recalls: Major GOP firm testing hard-core anti-union messages in the state

Targets of Dem recall drives show signs of nervousness

By Greg Sargent  |  01:56 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 03/18/2011

A year later, Dems remain unapologetic on health care

A year after the ad is signed, Dems continue to sell the law.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:13 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Flying blind in Libya

The internal politics of that country remain opaque.

By Adam Serwer  |  11:02 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 03/18/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:31 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Jim DeMint now thinks Romneycare is a “colossal mistake” — but he praised it before Obamacare came along

He praised Romney’s health plan — before Obama used it.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:20 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 03/17/2011

GOP’s next target: Financial reform

Republicans take aim at financial reform.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:17 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 03/17/2011

The Democrats’ misplaced frustrations

But their frustration is misplaced.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:24 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 03/17/2011

The ‘bully pulpit’ fallacy

Calls for Obama to ‘get more aggressive’ are often off the mark.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:54 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 03/17/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:50 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:53 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 03/16/2011

The bogus case of the $160,000-per-year bus driver

A little digging shows that it’s entirely bogus.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:31 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Dems need to draw sharper contrast on spending cuts

Republicans are sinking, but Dems aren’t capitalizing.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:47 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Get ready: Government shutdown is coming

I put the odds of a shutdown now at over 80 percent.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:23 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Wisconsin GOPer targeted by recall shows signs of panic

Top recall target shows sings of desperation.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:18 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/16/2011

What kinds of presidential candidates do Republicans want?

Culture warriors are getting all the attention.

By Adam Serwer  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 03/16/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily wrap up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:01 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly recap of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:19 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 03/15/2011

On Wisconsin

Thank you to the Hillman Foundation for their award.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:09 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 03/15/2011

The limits of seeking “common ground”

The NRA rebuffs Obama’s entirely reasonable offer.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:03 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Will sharia panic become issue in 2012 GOP primary?

Will it be an issue for the 2012 primaries?

By Adam Serwer  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/15/2011

The public agrees with Dems, but they don’t know it

The problem is that Democrats don’t know it.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 03/15/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:41 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:13 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 03/14/2011

The limits on the gun control debate

Turns out it won’t address primary cause of Giffords shooting.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:30 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Nearly half of signatures collected for recall of Wisconsin GOP state senators, Dems say

Dems have collected nearly half the signatures they need.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:48 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Topsy Turvy

...which is why Mitt Romney is a non-starter for the GOP nomination.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:07 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 03/14/2011

Surprise: Iraq hawks now calling for military intervention in Libya

The spectrum of elite foreign policy opinion is remarkably limited.

By Adam Serwer and Is it really surprising that those who supported the broad case for the invasion of Iraq — many of whom still retain positions of serious influence — are now just as intent on pursuing military intervention in Libya?  |  11:02 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 03/14/2011

The Morning Plum

Our morning wrap of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:41 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 03/13/2011

Open test thread

Share your thoughts.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:36 PM ET, 03/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 03/12/2011

Note to readers

The comments section may not be functional for much of today.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:58 AM ET, 03/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

This evening’s roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:39 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Bill Keller’s wrongheaded attack on HuffPo

Keller’s attack on HuffPo misses the mark.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:20 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Wisconsin 14 plan “homecoming” march to capitol tomorrow

Missing Dems will mark return with march to capitol

By Greg Sargent  |  03:47 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 03/11/2011

National Dems enter Wisconsin fray with new ad targeting GOP state senator

National Democrats enter the recall wars in Wisconsin

By Greg Sargent  |  01:59 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Do people care about the deficit?

Democrats let the GOP frame the argument.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:33 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 03/11/2011

Marc Thiessen invents terror group

He invents a terror group out of thin air.

By Adam Serwer  |  11:24 AM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Wisconsin Dems ask district attorney to block GOP maneuver

Democrats ask district attorney to block GOP maneuver

By Greg Sargent  |  03:11 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Newsflash: Recalls are legitimate in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, recalls are a feature of democracy

By Greg Sargent  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 03/10/2011

Poll: Majorities support the recall of two Wisconsion GOP Senators

Survey USA finds solid majority support for recall of two Wisconsin state senators

By Greg Sargent  |  11:51 AM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 03/10/2011

Feingold: Wisconsinites will hold Republicans accountable

The former Senator vows Republicans will be held accountable

By Greg Sargent  |  10:42 AM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 03/10/2011

Can Obama’s political operation make a difference in budget fight?

Organizing for America inserts itself into budget fight.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:41 AM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 PM ET, 03/09/2011

GOP’s shenanigans in Wisconsin ensures fight will only escalate

Their latest maneuver only ensures the fight will escalate.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:20 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 03/09/2011

NAACP to Pete King: Drop your effort to stereotype Muslims

The civil rights group blasts King’s planned Muslim hearings

By Greg Sargent  |  04:21 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Right-leaning think tank says Rove group ‘misrepresented’ its data in ad attacking public employees

A new ad by Crossroads GPS attacking public employees is debunked.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:12 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Only conservatives and Tea Partyers think Islam encourages violence

A new poll finds that only conservatives and Tea Partyers blame Islam for violence

By Greg Sargent  |  04:04 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 03/08/2011

Report: More Wisconsin Republicans wavering in support of Walker

More indications they may break with Walker.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:43 PM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/08/2011

Drive to recall Wisconsin GOP senators gaining steam, Dems say

Wisconsin Dems vastly exceed expectations.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Walker attacks Dems, only makes them more resolved to hold out

The governor’s attacks only embolden Dems more.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:20 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Wisconsin Dems demand probe of Walker conductt on fake Koch call

Democrats say Walker may have committed ethics violations.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:33 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Pete King undermines his own case for Muslim hearings

The Congressman makes a striking admission.

By Adam Serwer  |  01:05 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 03/07/2011

Big majority of Wisconsin independents wants Walker to compromise

New poll finds big majority want Walker to reach deal

By Greg Sargent  |  11:48 AM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/05/2011

New ad turns up heat on Wisconsin Republicans as Walker’s poll numbers sink

Unions pound Scott Walker in new TV spot

By Greg Sargent  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 03/04/2011

Are Republicans preparing to break with Scott Walker?

There are indications Republicans may abandon him.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:20 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 03/04/2011

Mike Huckabee walks back criticism of Natalie Portman, but it’s too late

Huckabee blows the dog whistle again.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:20 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/04/2011

Will Scott Walker’s layoffs backfire on Wisconsin Republicans?

Republicans are the ones who should fear layoffs

By Greg Sargent  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 03/04/2011

Krauthammer and the ‘Bush freedom agenda’ fallacy

Why Krauthammer is wrong about Bush and Mideast

By Greg Sargent  |  12:26 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Are Americans rejecting bogus public employee versus taxpayer frame?

A new poll shows that Americans are not turning on public employees.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:33 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Senator Merkley unleashes harsh attack on GOP budget cuts

Senator Jeff Merkley frames a strong Dem argument against GOP

By Greg Sargent  |  03:20 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Predictably, conservatives distort Holder's testimony on New Black Panthers Case

Testifying before a House appropriations subcommittee two days ago, Attorney General Eric Holder told Texas GOP Rep. John Culberson he was offended by Culberson's suggestion that the New Black Panther voter intimidation case was comparable to the discrimination faced by...

By Adam Serwer  |  11:34 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Miscellaneous

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Breaking: Wisconsin Dems throw their weight behind drive to recall GOP Senators

The Wisconsin Democratic Party has decided to throw its weight behind a nascent grassroots drive to recall a number of GOP state senators, a move that will considerably increase the pressure on them to break with Governor Scott Walker, the...

By Greg Sargent  |  02:34 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Labor

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 03/02/2011

No, it's not okay to traffic in pure fiction about Obama's heritage

Ben Smith writes that my criticism of Mike Huckabee is unfair: Is the idea that Obama's intellectual history should be tied to his personal narrative and to a father whom he barely knew really all that crazy or racist? I...

By Adam Serwer  |  01:16 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Miscellaneous

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Why did Huckabee think Obama 'grew up in Kenya?'

Yesterday, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee told conservative radio host Steve Malzberg that President Barack Obama had "grown up in Kenya," and cited the president's father's background as proof that Obama has an abiding hatred of Western culture: HUCKABEE: I...

By Adam Serwer  |  10:38 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  , Labor

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

* Next up in Wisconsin: Tonight Governor Scott Walker is proposing a budget containing more than $1 billion in state aid cuts to schools and local governments. Key question: Whether other groups gearing up to battle the budget will join...

By Greg Sargent  |  06:29 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Happy Hour Roundup, House GOPers, Labor, Senate Dems, budget

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Will Americans' support for public workers matter?

As Greg noted this morning, three national polls have shown that Americans may not like unions, but they're supportive of public workers' basic right to organize. A Pew Center poll found that Americans support the public workers' position over that...

By Adam Serwer  |  04:11 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Labor

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 03/01/2011

The Morning Plum

* Three national polls show scapegoating of public employees is a bust: We now have three big national polls showing that Americans back public employees in their standoffs with governors who would roll back bargaining rights -- clear evidence that...

By Greg Sargent  |  08:41 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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