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The Plum Line: October, 2011

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:16 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 10/31/2011

The eternal campaign to depict Michelle Obama as `angry’

The right’s attacks on the First Lady go bust

By Greg Sargent  |  04:09 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 10/31/2011

The problems with Herman Cain’s pushback

His response is not consistent.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:18 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Did you know that Occupy Wall Street validates the conservative worldview?

A House GOP Rep says government is to blame for inequality.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:50 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Calling BS on GOP ideas for job creation

The Associated Press gets it right.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:43 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 10/31/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:54 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 10/30/2011

David Axelrod goes there: GOP may be trying to destroy economy on purpose

It looks like that will be a key message in 2012.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:14 PM ET, 10/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/30/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 10/29/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:51 AM ET, 10/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  07:18 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 10/28/2011

GOP candidates open fire on ... student loans?

Not exactly a popular position.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:44 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Mitt Romney’s opponents are blowing it on healthcare

How have they failed to make his health care record a major issue?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/28/2011

As public conversation moves left, supercommittee Dems move right

The new Dem supercommittee proposal is well to the right

By Greg Sargent  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Republicans are the real guardians of the safety net

A GOP fundraising letter makes a startling appeal.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:22 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 10/28/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:33 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:04 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Millionaires for class warfare

A majority of millionaires agrees with Warren Buffett

By Greg Sargent  |  04:49 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 10/27/2011

The real reasons people distrust government

Could it be because people think it isn’t helping them?

By Greg Sargent  |  03:17 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Internal labor memo warns Ohio union fight could go either way

What if the public polls are wrong?

By Greg Sargent  |  12:55 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 10/27/2011

My 10-year-old son gets it

Our entire political dilemma, in one cartoon.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:59 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 10/27/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:14 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Happy hour roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:10 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Newsflash: If GOP won’t accept tax increases, there won’t be any `grand bargain’

A quick update on the supercommittee.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:32 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Rick Perry’s birther gambit may have been a smart strategy

What if it actually served his strategic objectives?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:56 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Game on: Elizabeth Warren stands by Occupy Wall Street

She sticks up for the protesters right to “take it to the streets.”

By Greg Sargent  |  01:36 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Paul Ryan’s big speech: Misleading, out of touch, and filled with tired talking points

What a performance.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:56 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 10/26/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:06 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:18 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Conservatives slam Mitt Romney for going weak-kneed in war on public employees

Romney doesn’t take a position on Ohio labor fight.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:18 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 10/25/2011

From Cain and Romney campaigns, no comment on Perry’s birther flirtation

The presidential campaigns go mum.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:35 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 10/25/2011

It’s on: Republicans slam Elizabeth Warren for embracing Occupy Wall Street

This race suddenly got a lot hotter.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:05 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Rick Perry’s `flat tax’ — not so flat after all

The middle class will be stuck with more complexity.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:08 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 10/25/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:09 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nighty wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:34 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Will Occupy Wall Street alienate the middle of the country? It hasn’t yet.

A third national poll challenges that storyline.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:19 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 10/24/2011

How Obama’s jobs policies would really impact the rich (hint: not much)

Getting real about the GOP’s charge of “class warfare.”

By Greg Sargent  |  02:17 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 10/24/2011

How much longer can Mitt Romney go without embracing the crazy?

He may soon have to match Rick Perry in that regard.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:24 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Mitch McConnell’s cheerful cynicism

The game plan revealed.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:57 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 10/24/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:59 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 10/23/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:04 AM ET, 10/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 10/22/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:12 AM ET, 10/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:57 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Iraq War to end. Have Dems wiped out GOP’s national security advantage?

Obama has completely scrambled the traditional calculus.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:34 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Reid: Dems will force GOP to continue voting on millionaire surtax

Democrats vow to continue forcing the issue.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:54 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Tragicomic snark of the day

Imagine if the media covered GOP jobs claims aggressively.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:38 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Why GOP benefits from blocking jobs policies the public supports

The epic media fail continues.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:59 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 10/21/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:31 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:15 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Mitt Romney’s unexplored vulnerability: His millionaire tax rate

By Greg Sargent  |  03:49 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Will Senators do the right thing on jobs, or will they shaft thousands of their own constituents?

Time to act on state aid.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:43 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Are Herman Cain’s 15 minutes finally over?

His abortion gaffe could spell the end.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:42 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 10/20/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:07 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:46 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Swinging with the news breaks

Because GOP voters know they don’t have much say on the nominee at this stage, they go with the most prominent candidate.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:35 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Yup: Blue collar whites do support Occupy Wall Street

New polling helps settle the question.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:56 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 10/19/2011

GOP debate crowd cheers idea that jobless are to blame for their plight

Another iconic moment.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:42 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Who will control the House next year? What to watch for

Keep an eye on retirements.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:22 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 10/19/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:09 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Romney still the best at this, Perry not as bad, and the loser? Anderson Cooper

As for the other candidates, Romney still the best at debates, Perry not as bad.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  10:35 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 10/18/2011

GOP debate open thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:47 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 10/18/2011

What Occupy Wall Street’s critics are really trying to accomplish

Its critics are trying to turn blue collar whites against the movement.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:34 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Why won’t media report aggressively on GOP jobs plan?

Press props up false equivalences.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:32 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Wall Street lobbyists rage at Dems for supporting Occupy Wall Street

What a fatal political misstep on the Dems’ part!

By Greg Sargent  |  01:51 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 10/18/2011

CNN poll: Republicans want Obama’s policies to fail

A striking finding.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:21 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 10/18/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:51 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:36 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 10/17/2011

How should Dems engage Romney’s wealth and class?

The DNC is now fundraising off of Mitt’s remark about the payroll tax cut.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:17 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 10/17/2011

What if working class Americans actually like Occupy Wall Street?

A union official shares info that counters the conventional wisdom.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:23 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Obama to GOP: Rolling back Wall Street reform is not a `jobs plan’

He takes his first direct shot at the Senate GOP jobs bill.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:29 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Shorter John McCain

How dare Obama tell the American people the Senate GOP is obstructing policies they want?

By Greg Sargent  |  11:06 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 10/17/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:55 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 10/16/2011

Sunday Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:53 AM ET, 10/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 10/15/2011

Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:36 AM ET, 10/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein and Greg Sargent  |  06:18 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Shameless in Ohio

The anti-union forces stoop to new lows.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:26 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Could the GOP primary battle come down to ... Jim DeMint?

Time to ask what he wants for his endorsement.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:08 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Economist: Senate GOP jobs plan wouldn’t help economy in short term, and could even hurt

An expert weighs in.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:14 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Forever lowering the bar

Should we take the GOP jobs plan seriously, or shouldn’t we?

By Greg Sargent  |  11:24 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 10/14/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:31 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:09 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Why you should ignore Obama’s fundraising totals

They don’t tell us anything at all.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:29 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 10/13/2011

John McCain’s ideas will save billions and billions of jobs

The “regulatory uncertainty” meme goes bust.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:27 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Nearly 100,000 millionaires pay lower tax rates than middle class

Another key finding from a nonpartisan report.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:21 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 10/13/2011

Yup, the Buffett-and-his-secretary analogy is completely accurate

A new nonpartisan Congressional report proves it.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:26 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 10/13/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:48 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:06 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Behind the Democratic attacks on Mitt Romney

The White House is already treating him like the nominee.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:07 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 10/12/2011

The Dem game plan: Use public opinion to `wear down the GOP wall of obstruction’

A new poll illustrates the incentives well.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:38 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 10/12/2011

The hysterical (and deceptive) conservative response to Elizabeth Warren

It’s bordering on the surreal.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:11 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Can the White House gain the initiative in jobs fight?

The jobs bill’s defeat sets the stage for the fight to come.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:20 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 10/12/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:07 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Rick Perry is in­cred­ibly bad at debates

But does that ruin his chances at the nomination?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  10:47 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:34 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Obama camp: GOP trying to destroy economy on purpose

The campaign goes there.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 10/11/2011

From `moderate’ Senate Dems, no end to the folly

Opposition to jobs bill is a serious mistake.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:47 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Will Dems fall short of majority for jobs bill?

It’s very close right now.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:32 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/11/2011

If moderate Dems vote No on jobs bill, they’re only hurting themselves

Top Dem pollster Stan Greenberg puts them on notice.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 10/11/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:06 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:56 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Herman Cain, the new man in the middle

Herman Cain’s new position of weakness.

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

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 10/10/2011

The supercommittee: super-stalled

But don’t make too much of those deadlock reports.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:16 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Getting the economic policy right

The biggest political problem for Barack Obama is failure of results, not failure of spin.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:38 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Monday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:05 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 10/09/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:09 AM ET, 10/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 10/08/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:14 AM ET, 10/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:47 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Going nuclear: Why yesterday’s big Senate brawl really matters

It highlights a broader fight that will ultimately have to be resolved.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:58 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 10/07/2011

News orgs help Mitt Romney mislead America

They uncritically repeat his favorite falsehoods.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:06 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Elizabeth Warren, Harvard elitist? Massachusetts voters don’t care

A new poll finds the charge isn’t sticking.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

The ever-rising `uncertainty’ bar

Conservatives are largely getting their way on the economy.

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

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 10/07/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:30 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 10/06/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  07:33 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

John Boehner said that? Really?

He claims the House GOP has been “legislating.”

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

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 10/06/2011

The conservative response to Elizabeth Warren

She did not call for anything radical in that video.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:27 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Obama to media: Stop pretending the GOP has a real jobs plan

He issues a challenge to reporters.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:49 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Scott Brown, on Elizabeth Warren’s claim she kept her clothes on during college: “Thank God”

Brown’s nudity may become an issue in the Senate race.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 10/06/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  09:13 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 10/05/2011

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By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:54 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 10/05/2011

The upcoming fight for the CFPB — if Obama and Senate Dems want it

If Obama and Senate Democrats want it, that is.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:48 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Democrats are playing politics on jobs. And that’s a good thing.

And that’s a good idea.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Obama losing jobs argument with Congress — but winning it with the public

The big disconnect persists.

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

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Russ Feingold endorses Occupy Wall Street: “This will make the Tea Party look like ... a tea party.”

“This will make the Tea Party look like ... a tea party.”

By Greg Sargent  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 10/05/2011

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Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 10/04/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:43 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Obama allies open new front on Romney: His wealth and taxes

A telling move.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:54 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Will House GOP let China bill come to a vote?

The plot thickens.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Obama to House GOP: No surrender on jobs bill

He will hit back at Eric Cantor today.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:35 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 10/04/2011

The 2012 GOP primary as reality TV show

How to tell what’s fake from what’s real.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:15 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 10/04/2011

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Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 10/03/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  07:19 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 10/03/2011

White House on Occupy Wall Street: `We understand’

The movement has grown to the point where the White House is asked to comment.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:19 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Dick Cheney’s slippery demand for an Obama apology

Cheney demands Obama apologize for repudiating torture.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:20 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 10/03/2011

How Obama’s tax hikes would really impact the rich, in three easy charts

Not exactly the massive redistribution of wealth some claim.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:10 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Why a supercommittee deficit deal is growing less and less likely

GOP optimism about 2012 makes a deal’s chances slim.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:23 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 10/03/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:58 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 10/02/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:08 AM ET, 10/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 10/01/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:12 AM ET, 10/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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