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The Plum Line: July, 2011

Posted at 10:03 PM ET, 07/31/2011

With deal announced, the White House makes its case

The talking points say the deal sets stage for tax hikes.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:03 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 07/31/2011

GOP on verge of huge, unprecedented political victory

All signs point to a deal entirely on the GOP’s terms.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:04 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 07/31/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:54 AM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/30/2011

A debt mess created by Republicans who should know better

Start with the Republicans who should know better.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 07/30/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:29 AM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:14 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Forget the House. Keep an eye on the Senate.

All eyes for the last several days have been on the House. That’s the wrong place to look. The real action is in the Senate.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:27 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Another crack in the dam?

Scott Brown says he could.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:20 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Right wing culture warriors march into Wisconsin recall battle

Religious conservatives go to bat for GOP recall targets.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 07/29/2011

GOP Senator Bob Corker: Multiple debt ceiling hikes could fuel economic uncertainty

A Republican Senator undercuts the House GOP plan.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:04 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Time for Dems to renew stimulus push

Seize this opportunity.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:47 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 07/29/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:47 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:07 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 07/28/2011

White House quietly searching for new ways out of impasse

Only one way out.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:27 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Could Boehner and Reid plans both hurt recovery?

What no one is talking about.

By Adam Serwer  |  01:37 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 07/28/2011

New White House talking point: House GOP plan will ruin your Christmas

Boehner would put us through this again in six months.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:54 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Whoops! Michele Bachmann inadvertently proves key GOP talking point false

Whoops! Bachmann accidentally tells the truth.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:48 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 07/28/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:58 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:52 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

No, the Reid and Boehner plans are not the same. Reid’s is better.

The Reid plan is far better.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:05 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 07/27/2011

McCain erupts: Conservatives are lying to America

A seminal moment.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:13 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Are progressives losing the larger argument?

The Beltway Deficit Feedback Loop is winning the day.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Zero House Dems will vote for Boehner plan, top aide says

A big blow to GOP hopes.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:15 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Harry Reid’s plan wins the austerity sweepstakes

CBO rules that Reid plan saves more than Boehner’s.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:38 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 07/27/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:49 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:50 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 07/26/2011

The problem in a nutshell? House can’t pass jack

That’s the bottom line.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:18 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Americans to Congress: Please hike our taxes before you cut entitlements

A striking new poll.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:49 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 07/26/2011

DNC to pressure 2012 GOP hopefuls to disclose `bundlers’

Dems will up the pressure.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:29 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Dems plot the endgame in debt limit fight

Dems chart a way forward.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:42 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 07/26/2011

John Boehner’s “blank check” lie

The House Speaker keeps reciting a straight-up falsehood.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:46 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 07/26/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:52 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:43 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 07/25/2011

In defense of the White House

How else could Obama have handled debt fight?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:51 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 07/25/2011

GOP refuses to accept victory in surreal debt ceiling fight

Debt limit fight veers into the surreal.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:44 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Right wing money pours into Wisconsin recall wars

A last ditch effort to hold state senate.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:15 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Does anyone (aside from House GOP) support temporary debt limit increase?

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:37 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 07/25/2011

In response to Norway attacks, right-wing bloggers suddenly demand nuance

Their reaction to the Norway shootings is instructive.

By Adam Serwer  |  11:18 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 07/25/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:32 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 07/24/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:12 AM ET, 07/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 07/23/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:21 AM ET, 07/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Including an ode to Borders

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:48 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 07/22/2011

The context of liberal surrender and Barack Obama’s choices

The president can’t avoid some political losses.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:06 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 07/22/2011

What Obama (and Boehner, and the economy ) are dealing with

Could stupidity be the reason the GOP is thwarting a debt deal?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:12 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Obama’s bad debt deal getting worse

The president keeps giving away more.

By Adam Serwer  |  11:54 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Principles for the president

How does a chief executive get the best policy results?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  10:50 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Morning Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

A few good links to end your day.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:46 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Calm down (and get to work)

Don’t believe every rumor about a debt deal.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:36 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Don’t count Pawlenty out

The Minnesota governor is still a strong candidate.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:55 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 07/21/2011

A major chink in Grover Norquist’s armor

Post reporter confirms his controversial quote about “pledge”

By Greg Sargent  |  01:43 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/21/2011

What happens when House Republicans stare into the abyss?

The fate of the American economy hinges on that question.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Allen West and the `plantation’ card

He reveals the true role of black conservatives in the GOP.

By Adam Serwer  |  11:08 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 07/21/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:43 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:51 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Is GOP quietly negotiating a surrender in debt ceiling fight?

They’re preparing to give up in debt limit fight.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:27 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Conservatives whipping furiously to block McConnell proposal in House

Can it get through the House?

By Greg Sargent  |  03:14 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Dear House Republicans: Raise the debt limit for your hero Ronald Reagan’s sake

Reagan raised the debt limit 11 times.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:26 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Bachmann campaign defends manhandling reporter, but the story doesn’t add up

But a witness says it doesn’t add up.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:02 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Pete King takes yet another whack at Muslim hearings

Can he get his Muslim hearings right this time?

By Adam Serwer  |  11:05 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 07/20/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:46 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:46 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Michele Bachmann’s handlers get rough with reporter

Did her handlers assault a reporter?

By Greg Sargent  |  04:10 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 07/19/2011

The ground is shifting on debt ceiling

It’s hard to avoid a sense that a sea change is happening.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:09 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 07/19/2011

How to tell whether McConnell plan can pass the House

Here’s something key to watch.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:11 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Michele Bachmann’s bogus attack on the black farmer settlement

More culture war

By Adam Serwer  |  11:01 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 07/19/2011

The Morning Plum

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:29 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:41 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 07/18/2011

More gibberish from Paul Ryan

His latest excuse for why Republicans are holding the debt limit hostage.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:30 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Bachmann Nation: For Republicans and Tea Partyers, there is no imminent crisis

A majority of GOPers and Tea Partyers doesn’t worry about debt ceiling.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:05 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Exclusive: Top Wisconsin Dems increasingly worried that GOP will protect Scott Walker from recall

They think GOP may be able to protect him.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:32 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Why national Dems want Elizabeth Warren to challenge Scott Brown for Senate

They think she’d be the perfect foil for Scott Brown.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:21 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Herman Cain strives for new levels of anti-Muslim buffoonery

His anti-Muslim talk approaches performance art.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:57 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 07/18/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:47 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 07/17/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:47 AM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 07/16/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:29 AM ET, 07/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:52 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Why reaching a debt deal is so hard

What do Republicans mean when they say they’re anti-deficit?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:57 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Herman Cain winning the anti-Muslim primary hands down

By Adam Serwer  |  02:33 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Obama makes his case to the left

He tries to sell them on deficit reduction.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:56 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 07/15/2011

McConnell proposal would force major review of entitlements

New details emerge on McConnell’s ‘back- up’ debt plan, including a proposal that would mandate a bipartisan review of entitlements.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:56 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 07/15/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:31 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:28 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 07/14/2011

The other, unseen crisis

The debt limit impasse isn’t the only outbreak of government dysfunction.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:34 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 07/14/2011

McConnell escape hatch plan now seen by Dems as `plan B’

Senate Dem aides say it’s now “plan B.”

By Greg Sargent  |  03:55 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 07/14/2011

GOP flirts with blame for `economic catastrophe’

A new MoveOn ad is a taste of what’s to come.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:50 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Does Michele Bachmann have a `Reverend Wright’ problem?

Another blow to her hopes.

By Adam Serwer  |  12:29 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Dems’ new strategy: Isolate Eric Cantor as face of GOP intransigence

They portray him as the public face of GOP intransigence.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:52 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 07/14/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:39 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:14 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Can McConnell’s debt ceiling punt pass the House?

There is a way, even without any GOP votes.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:37 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Can `class warfare’ win in Wisconsin recall fight?

An early test cast with major ramifications for 2012.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:11 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Will top New York politicians take on Rupert Murdoch?

The phone-hacking story spreads to America.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:08 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Bachmann on debt ceiling: Up is down, black is white

She has it entirely backwards.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:41 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Laughably bogus poll tries to `prove’ Obama is losing Jewish support

Ridiculous survey purports to prove Obama losing Jewish support

By Adam Serwer  |  11:09 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 07/13/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:49 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:25 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Mitch McConnell to Obama: You want debt ceiling raised? Then raise it yourself!

Republicans push a new plan to give Obama full ownership.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:56 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 07/12/2011

A modest proposal: Congress should get retirement benefits at same age as the rest of us

Members of Congress should get retirement benefits at same time as rest of us.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:56 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Boehner’s previous pledge to hike debt ceiling goes straight down the memory hole

No one seems to remember that Boehner previously vowed to raise debt ceiling.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:23 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 07/12/2011

The real reason conservatives are angry at Obama

His strategy is working.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:59 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 07/12/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:51 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:42 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 07/11/2011

What if Obama is right about the deficit?

Is he right to want to take deficit off the table?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:43 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Top Senate Dems privately warn: Deep Medicare cuts will squander our big advantage on issue

A high degree of frustration within the Dem caucus.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:35 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Obama ups the ante against GOP on taxes

He ratchets up pressure on GOP.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:56 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Who you calling a `fiscal conservative’?

The label is being applied to those who haven’t earned it.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:54 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 07/11/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:45 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 07/10/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:58 AM ET, 07/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 07/09/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:53 AM ET, 07/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 07/08/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  07:04 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 07/08/2011

House liberals launch organizing drive against entitlements cuts

It’s on.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:55 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 07/08/2011

The 2012 GOP primary is only going to get crazier

This is only the beginning.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:48 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 07/08/2011

What did David Plouffe really say about unemployment?

A full transcript of his remarks sheds light on what he meant.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:10 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 07/08/2011

GOP allies hatching sleazy dirty tricks in Wisconsin recall wars

It’s starting.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:04 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 07/08/2011

White House is failing to lead on jobs

There’s no getting around the bad jobs report.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:34 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/08/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/07/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Yes, House Dems have leverage over debt talks

Obama will need Nancy Pelosi and Democrats.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:27 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Dems holding firm against Medicare benefits cuts?

Two top Dems insist that’s the case.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:42 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Days are numbered for opponents of marriage equality

Whatever opposition remains is disappearing, new polls show.

By Adam Serwer  |  01:22 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Senior GOP aide: New revenues would have to be accompanied by lower tax rates

New revenues would be offset by tax cuts.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:57 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Do House Dems have any leverage in the debt talks?

All signs are that they’re getting rolled yet again.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:49 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 07/07/2011

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Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 07/06/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  07:13 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Peter Welch to fellow Dems: Vote NO on bad debt ceiling deal

The Democrat says it’s time to exert pressure.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:12 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Is ignoring the debt limit a viable option politically?

It’s too late — the groundwork wasn’t laid.

By Adam Serwer  |  04:07 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Scott Walker’s bogus `mission accomplished’ moment

The right’s latest talking point.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:39 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Our surreal debate over taxing the rich

We’re about to find out.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:34 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Will Congress force Obama to break the law?

The President may find himself in an untenable position.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:09 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 07/06/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:49 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 07/05/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:15 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Breaking: Mitt Romney says something perfectly reasonable about unions

He says something moderate and reasonable about their history.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:18 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Paul Ryan is in total denial

He doesn’t seem to know how unpopular his Medicare plan is.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:38 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Right’s latest talking point: Stimulus cost $278,000 per job

Did the stimulus really cost $278,000 per job?

By Greg Sargent  |  12:49 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 07/05/2011

No, Jewish Dems are not abandoning Obama

New polling data shows they’re sticking with him.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:56 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 07/05/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:39 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 07/04/2011

Independence Day reading

Some reading to make your July 4th more meaningful.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:50 PM ET, 07/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 07/04/2011

Economic stabilizers: States are the key

Federal transfers to the states are the way to stabilize the economy.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:51 PM ET, 07/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 07/04/2011

The two tracks of presidential nominations

To succeed, a nominee must appeal to the masses — and the elites.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:36 PM ET, 07/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 07/04/2011

The GOP confusion on taxes

What, exactly, is the Republican position on new revenue?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  10:30 AM ET, 07/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 07/04/2011

Morning Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:51 AM ET, 07/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 07/03/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:38 AM ET, 07/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 07/02/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:35 AM ET, 07/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 07/01/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:48 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 07/01/2011

A double super secret plan for getting GOP to agree with Obama

Hey, it’s worth a try.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:04 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Dems pounce on Romney’s latest mega flip-flop

Dems hit Romney for retracting claim Obama made economy “worse.”

By Greg Sargent  |  02:02 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Obama campaign to go on the offensive against conservative critics of Israel stance

The campaign will not let attacks go unanswered.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:16 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Dems dig in: GOP trying to sabotage economy on purpose

The Dem narrative takes shape.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Could torture make a comeback?

It’s not out of the realm of possibility.

By Adam Serwer  |  10:42 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 07/01/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:32 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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