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The Plum Line: June, 2011

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Russ Feingold wades into battle to recall Wisconsin Republicans

Will he challenge Scott Walker?

By Greg Sargent  |  10:49 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 06/01/2011

DeMint’s flirtation with presidential run reveals key weakness in the GOP field

DeMint’s flirtation with run makes it plain.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:58 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 06/01/2011

CNN poll: GOP losing the argument over Medicare

By Greg Sargent  |  03:20 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Big Jewish donors ignoring the right’s campaign to falsify Obama’s Israel stance

Campaign to falsify Obama’s Israel stance flops.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:52 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Dem pollster: Dems agree to Medicare benefits cuts at their peril

A top Democratic pollster makes the case.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:15 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 06/01/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:51 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:38 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Conservative commentators refuse to accept public’s verdict on Ryancare

They can’t accept the Ryan plan’s unpopularity.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:08 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Wisconsin Dems 6. Wisconsin Republicans 0.

The recall elections approved so far give Democrats an advantage.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:24 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Who’s really winning the debt ceiling battle?

Unclear.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:28 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 05/31/2011

Truly the dumbest `American exceptionalism’ attack yet

Sarah Palin outdoes them all.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:40 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 05/31/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:48 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 05/30/2011

They can’t skip Iowa. Still . . .

The state may not reflect the mainstream GOP, but candidates can’t ignore its importance.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:15 PM ET, 05/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 05/30/2011

Not getting the policy right

There don’t seem to be any incentives for GOP politicians to get policy right.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:20 PM ET, 05/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 05/30/2011

Executive branch appointments remain a mess

Every single step along the executive-nominations path is broken.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:37 AM ET, 05/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 05/30/2011

Morning Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:10 AM ET, 05/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 05/29/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:37 AM ET, 05/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 05/28/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:13 AM ET, 05/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:01 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Why you should ignore most of what you’re hearing about the presidential race

Ignore much of the speculation you’re hearing now.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:33 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Are Dems drawing hard line on Medicare after all?

Clyburn draws a hard line.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:05 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Breaking: Several Jewish Dems in Congress back Obama on Israel, characterize his stance accurately

A few of them are willing to get it right.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:59 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 05/27/2011

GOP Rep. Walsh: Obama was elected because he is a `black man who was articulate’

He claims that Obama was elected because he was an “articulate” black.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:35 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 05/27/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:30 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:37 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Flashback: Clinton said Dems needed a plan on Social Security, too. He was wrong.

He said Dems should have a plan on Social Security, too.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:51 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 05/26/2011

House GOP doubles down: Only Dems have voted to cut Medicare

Reiterates claim that only Dems have cut Medicare.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:25 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Another big boost for Wisconsin Dems and the recall effort

Court strikes down collective bargaining law.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:09 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 05/26/2011

GOP obstruction of Obama nominees has become the norm, not the exception

Obstruction of Obama nominees is rampant.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:44 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 05/26/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:32 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:16 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Sarah Palin, presidential candidate?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:55 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Senate Dems up pressure on GOP over Ryancare

They will hold a vote on Ryancare today.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:17 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Romney camp explains claim that he deserves credit for auto industry rebound

Dems chortle.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:16 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Democrats attack a stance on Israel that Obama doesn’t hold

They are attacking a position Obama doesn’t hold.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:40 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 05/25/2011

Time to redefine the term `pro-Israel’

The right has owned the term for too long.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:51 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 05/25/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:45 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Happy Hour Open Thread

The blog is yours for the evening.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:58 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 05/24/2011

What’s the GOP’s game plan on the debt ceiling?

It seems counterproductive.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:40 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 05/24/2011

White House bets big on the auto bailout

The talking points show the strategy.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:57 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Schumer: `The Republican motto is clear: you’re on your own.’

He describes it as: “You’re on your own.”

By Greg Sargent  |  02:05 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 05/24/2011

GOPers: We’ll attack Dems from the left on Medicare

Republicans telegraph their punch.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:57 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 05/24/2011

Flashback: Netanyahu discussed 1967 lines with Hillary — and there was no controversy

Why isn’t this a bigger deal?

By Adam Serwer  |  10:36 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 05/24/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:47 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:54 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Why Republicans will never come through with `replace’

They can only repeal.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:21 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 05/23/2011

The most consistent 2012 GOP hopeful thus far: Mitt Romney!

So far Romney turns out to be the most consistent.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:27 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Why are Dems misrepresenting Obama’s Israel stance?

Even Dems are misrepresenting his speech

By Greg Sargent  |  01:47 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Will Obama's Israel stance really cost him Jewish support?

Doubtful.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:20 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/23/2011

GOP presidential hopefuls walking a fine line on Medicare

It’s a minefield.

By Adam Serwer  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 05/23/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:44 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 05/22/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:22 AM ET, 05/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 05/21/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:09 AM ET, 05/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:42 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Republicans not changing their minds on gay marriage

New poll finds they’re minds aren’t changing.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:14 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 05/20/2011

ADL’s Abraham Foxman: Obama didn’t throw Israel under the bus

The ADL head offers his take on the speech.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:25 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Can Dems make Medicare central to 2012 presidential race?

They move early and hard.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:10 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 05/20/2011

Political science confirms it: We’re trapped in a `Beltway Deficit Feedback Loop’

Political science literature supports the concept.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:14 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 05/20/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:29 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:00 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Emerging right wing line: Obama `has thrown Israel under the bus’

The emerging line of 2012 GOP hopefuls.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:43 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Obama confronts change in the Middle East, but words can only do so much

Obama’s Mideast speech may not sway intended audience.

By Adam Serwer  |  02:53 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Nancy Pelosi: `We have a plan. It’s called Medicare.’

Dem leader vows Dems will stand firm on Medicare.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:44 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 05/19/2011

GOP effort to block Goodwin Liu is all about petty revenge

He was mean to Samuel Alito.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:54 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 05/19/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:30 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:52 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Why Republicans are depressed

They worry it’s 1995 redux.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:24 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 05/18/2011

“Gang of Six” talks broke down amid yelling match over Medicare’s future

Coburn and Durbin had a yelling match.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:50 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 05/18/2011

The deeply flawed `gov’t must tighten its belt’ analogy

No, government doesn’t have to “tighten its belt.”

By Greg Sargent  |  01:38 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 05/18/2011

Schumer: You’re damn right we’ll use Gingrich’s criticism of Ryan against the GOP

He vows Dems will not let up.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:50 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 05/18/2011

Why conservatives are blocking Goodwin Liu

They don’t want him nominated to the Supreme Court.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:57 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 05/18/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:51 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:03 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Take Rick Perry seriously. Ignore Chris Christie and Paul Ryan.

But ignore the ones about Chris Christie and Paul Ryan.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:05 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 05/17/2011

McCain camp laughs off Santorum torture comments

Who is John McCain to tell Rick Santorum about torture?

By Greg Sargent  |  03:26 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Here it is: Scientific proof of the `Beltway Deficit Feedback Loop’

Here’s scientific proof.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Bush torture defenders keep digging

Their latest explanation doesn’t hold up.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:51 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Conservatives to Newt: If you can’t support Ryan plan, then take a hike

His presidential candidacy gets a rough reception.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 05/17/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:48 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:53 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Newt is a problem of the GOP’s own making

Now Republicans are stuck with him.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:19 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Why does Obama deal with `hostage takers’?

For liberals, it’s the question that won’t go away.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:49 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/16/2011

We should thank Donald Trump for his service to this country

He does huge damage to key right wing narrative about Obama.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Exclusive: Private letter from CIA chief undercuts claim torture was key to killing Bin Laden

Panetta letter undercuts claim torture led to Bin Laden.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:21 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Newt Gingrich’s clever race-mongering

Newt’s subtle race-mongering.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:43 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 05/16/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:38 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 05/15/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:49 AM ET, 05/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 05/14/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:05 AM ET, 05/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:37 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Is Pawlenty the Dukakis of 2012?

Why isn’t T-Paw pulling away?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:24 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Mitt Romney’s health care speech takes a beating — on Fox News

He’s getting criticized on the only network that matters.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Bush torture dead-enders getting desperate

Their case is increasingly tenuous.

By Adam Serwer  |  01:09 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 05/13/2011

Could Scott Walker’s overreach cost GOP a Senate seat they might have won?

Herb Kohl’s retirement raises the possibility.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:50 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 05/13/2011

Republicans once supported ending Big Oil subsidies, remember?

Now it’s considered “un-American”

By Greg Sargent  |  10:40 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 05/13/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:30 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:30 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Sherrod Brown: Obama gets it on Medicare, jobs

Senator elaborates on meeting with President.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:53 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 05/12/2011

John McCain to Bush apologists: Stop lying about Bin Laden and torture

Senator calls on torture proponents to stop making it up about Bin Laden

By Greg Sargent  |  12:09 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 05/12/2011

Torture supporters put Bush legacy before rule of law

They put Bush’s reputation before American values.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:48 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 05/12/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:53 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:41 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Who’s winning the torture argument?

A new poll lends comfort to both sides.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:56 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Flashback: Mitt Romney hoped for “a nation that’s taken a mandate approach”

His speech torrow won’t fix his problem.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:14 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Obama’s handling of Bin Laden’s death is exactly right

Ignore critics who say he’s politicizing it.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:53 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 05/11/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:48 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:01 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Donald Trump gets mauled by the freak show

Gallup finds his “positive intensity rating” is zero.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:26 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 05/10/2011

White House: Boehner is holding economy `hostage’

The White House ratchets up the rhetoric.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:29 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Why John Boehner gets away with it

The deficit debate is shifted so far to the right.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:40 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Mitt Romney tries to cut his Gordian Knot

He must repudiate the mandate in Romneycare.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Creeping sharia law becomes an issue in 2012 GOP primary

Sharia law is a litmus test for GOP presidential hopefuls.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:49 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 05/10/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:47 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:23 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Obama presses case for immigration reform

Read the White House talking points.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:20 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Bring it on

Let’s hope torture comes up at Petraeus hearing.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:50 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Public blames high gas prices on oil industry

A new poll shows oil industry is a ripe target.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:01 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 05/09/2011

No, killing of Bin Laden does not represent `continuity’ with Bush

Bin Laden’s death is not “continuity.”

By Adam Serwer  |  11:58 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Will labor soften support for Dems in 2012?

There’s one thing Dems can do to prevent losses.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 05/09/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:34 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 05/08/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:57 AM ET, 05/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 05/07/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:57 AM ET, 05/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 05/06/2011

Happy hour roundup

Must-reads from today and earlier.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:30 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 05/06/2011

John Yoo’s predictable complaint

His complaint was pretty predictable.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:00 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 05/06/2011

Special elections shouldn’t matter, but they can — here’s why

They shouldn’t be important, but they can be.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:53 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 05/06/2011

The Republican war on budgeting continues

The Republican war on budgeting continues.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:54 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 05/06/2011

On with the show: The GOP kicks off 2012

The Republicans kick off campaign 2012.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  10:50 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Happy hour roundup

Some must-reads from today and earlier.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:30 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

How did House Republicans get stuck with this?

How did they get stuck with this?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:07 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Oh, those independents

A voting bloc that’s much smaller than it appears.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:40 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Dave Camp is out (on Medicare)

The Ways and Means chair apparently has no intention of moving legislation on Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:58 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 05/05/2011

The torture diversion

Why Osama bin Laden’s death doesn’t vindicate torture.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  10:04 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Happy hour roundup

Some must-reads from today and earlier.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:32 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Deficit realists in action

Sometimes a little red ink is okay.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:56 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 05/04/2011

The judicial nomination logjam

Do we detect real signs of a breakup?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:15 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 05/04/2011

In defense of the kids – and, perhaps, George W. Bush

It’s not so bad that some teenagers don’t know of Osama bin Laden.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:32 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Neocons on the defensive

It’s possible that a serious divide in the GOP will open up over foreign policy.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  09:20 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Happy hour roundup

Some must-reads from today, some from last week.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:30 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 05/03/2011

The economic costs of terrorism

Did he succeed in luring us into economic ruin?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:45 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 05/03/2011

You call that a debate?!

Fox News to host a face-off of GOP presidential candidates — minus Romney.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:54 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Budget gimmicks

Don’t bother asking; it won’t work if goal is to cut the deficit.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:24 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 05/03/2011

The budget process continues

Two fictions, one truth to keep in mind.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  09:46 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Happy hour roundup

Some of today’s must-reads — all on Osama bin Laden.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:18 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 05/02/2011

How the death of bin Laden can help Obama

How bin Laden’s death helps.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:07 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Using what you have

Part of this mission’s success is due to Obama retaining Bob Gates at the Pentagon.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:47 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Don’t expect to see effects of bin Laden’s death next November

What it means for Obama and 2012.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:02 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Obama gets it right in statement on bin Laden

The flourishes were not memorable, but the sound bite – “Justice has been done” – was solid.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:15 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 03/04/2011

By Adam Serwer  |  03:50 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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