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The Plum Line: December, 2011

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 12/31/2011

Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:56 AM ET, 12/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:16 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 12/30/2011

The economy and the elections, 2012 edition

Election results aren’t in the hands of the parties and the candidates.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:40 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Romney’s son going off-message?

This mini-flap works out awfully well for the Romney camp.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Policymaker of the Year?

Robert Gates made major strides in changing the Pentagon culture before stepping down.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:25 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 12/30/2011

Can Romney wrap it up in Iowa?

Can he wrap up the nomination?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  10:22 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:30 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 12/29/2011

The best arguments for Iowa? Tim Pawlenty and (probably) Rick Perry

Tim Pawlenty and (probably) Rick Perry.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:53 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Boehner isn’t the problem for House Republicans

GOP radicals are divorced from reality.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:32 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 12/29/2011

The 20 percent: Why Iowa remains volatile five days out

Why Iowa remains volatile five days out.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:44 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Iowa remains a must

As Jon Huntsman is finding out.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  10:05 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Happy hour roundup

From Matt Yglesias to Greg Miller to Steve Greene, here’s the good stuff.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:55 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Yup, we’re really going to be talking Santorum

A new poll shows mini-momentum, but are the numbers real?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:56 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Republicans, not the media, defeated Johnson

Gary Johnson had few connections to the party faithful.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:56 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Is Obama ready to make recess appointments?

President Obama needs to sidestep the Senate’s inaction.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:38 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 12/28/2011

The post-Iowa spin

It can be easy to say who lost, harder to say who won.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  09:42 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:44 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Prediction for Iowa: hype

Every candidate has strong incentives to exaggerate the uncertainty of the race.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:10 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Ben Nelson’s retirement makes life hard for Senate Democrats

His retirement offers the GOP a pick-up chance.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:15 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/27/2011

The “replace” sham, one year out

A serious broken promise by the House Republicans.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 12/27/2011

Could Rick Santorum win the Republican nomination?

Could he win the nomination?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  09:07 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 12/27/2011

Morning Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:08 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 12/26/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

It was a quiet news day, but some things to note . . .

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:28 PM ET, 12/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Ending the year on an up note

It might not mean much in the fall, but Obama gets an uptick.

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

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 12/26/2011

Why House Republicans appear nuts

What they learned from the 1995 shutdown.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:05 PM ET, 12/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 12/26/2011

When you don’t have the A-Team around

Republican worries about their field will soon be irrelevant.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:29 PM ET, 12/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 12/26/2011

The myth of proportional representation in the GOP primaries

It’s not as important as some would make it.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  10:49 AM ET, 12/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 12/26/2011

Morning Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:57 AM ET, 12/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 12/25/2011

Christmas Day

Have a great holiday, everyone!

By Greg Sargent  |  08:13 AM ET, 12/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 12/24/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:33 AM ET, 12/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 12/23/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:09 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 12/23/2011

As the voting approaches, Mitt Romney is cruising

As long as Rick Perry sinks, Romney swims.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:15 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/23/2011

Media continues letting Romney claims skate by unchecked

Mitt falsely claims Obama didn’t create any jobs.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 12/23/2011

Will Democrats revive millionaire surtax?

Harry Reid floats the possibility at a presser.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:02 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 12/23/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:33 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  07:02 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Dems win one as GOP caves

A victory to end the year.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:51 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Cracks in the dam?

House GOPers get closer to caving.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:28 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/22/2011

It’s Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, and Barack Obama versus John Boehner

McConnell supports the Democratic path forward.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 12/22/2011

McConnell to Boehner: Time to come in from the cold

The Senate leader himself pressures his House counterpart.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:01 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 12/22/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:06 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:39 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Did Mitt Romney just come out for unlimited campaign contributions?

It would enhance influence of wealthy to untold degree.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:58 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 12/21/2011

The increasing isolation of the House GOP

Senate GOP aides tell House Republicans they’re on their own.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:57 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 12/21/2011

The method behind Mitt Romney’s Big Lie strategy

There’s a common thread to all his falsehoods.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:47 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 12/21/2011

Harry Reid to John Boehner: Game over.

Reid makes the Speaker an offer he’ll have a hard time refusing.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:13 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 12/21/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:52 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:59 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Dems brush off PolitiFact finding

They aren’t backing down from claim that GOP would “end Medicare.”

By Greg Sargent  |  04:51 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Obama directly calls out Boehner: Stop the games

A direct shot at the House GOP leadership.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:50 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Is Obama’s political offensive paying off?

Two new polls suggest it might be working.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Senate GOP aide: House GOP has `zero leverage’ in payroll tax cut fight

A candid concession from a Republican aide.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:22 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 12/20/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:08 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:43 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

How vulnerable is Romney on Bain?

New revelations emerge.

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

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Republicans in disarray?

Their message on the payroll tax cut is contradictory.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:07 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 12/19/2011

Has John Boehner lost control?

House Republicans vehemently deny it.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:54 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 12/19/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:52 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 12/18/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:24 AM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 12/17/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:03 AM ET, 12/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:56 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Little by little, the GOP coalesces around Romney

Keep an eye on his endorsements.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:23 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Inside the Dem game plan to paint Romney as predatory capitalist

How Dems will seize on the Bain years.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:25 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 12/16/2011

‘Both sides’ to blame for gridlock? Public doesn’t agree.

More Americans blame Republicans.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:29 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Romney accuses Obama of deliberately harming America for political reasons

Mitt goes there. Will anyone care?

By Greg Sargent  |  11:40 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 12/16/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:27 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 PM ET, 12/15/2011

GOP debate provides fodder for future attack ads

Fox News dominated with a blizzard of gotcha questions.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:31 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:22 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Why it’s legal for one donor to put $20 million behind Gingrich

A casino mogul may put a huge sum behind Newt.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:24 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Why Republicans are better at negotiating than Dems

A telling quote from John Boehner.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:46 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 12/15/2011

A nation of populists and class warriors

New Pew numbers show high concerns about inequality.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:25 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 12/15/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:10 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:28 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Other advertisers put Lowe’s to shame

The Christian group is dissembling about advertisers.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:53 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/14/2011

New ad from pro-Romney `super PAC’ edits out mention of individual mandate

A curious omission.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Turning up the heat on Lowe’s and anti-Muslim bigotry

Congress enters the fray.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:46 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Mitt Romney’s casual, effortless falsehoods

They’re smooth, and they’re nonstop.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:14 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 12/14/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:57 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:30 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 12/13/2011

What Republicans really mean when they talk about deficit reduction

The GOP doesn’t care about deficits.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:46 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Perry campaign rips Romney as a `progressive’

The ultimate epithet.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:13 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Dem Senators to Obama administration: On Plan B, it’s put up or shut up time

Fourteen Dem Senators demand scientific evidence.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:57 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 12/13/2011

The evolution of Mitt Romney

He used to call himself “progressive.”

By Greg Sargent  |  11:24 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 12/13/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:56 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:38 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Obama’s reelection challenge, in a nutshell

New polling illustrates it yet again.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:57 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

In defense of Mitt Romney’s $10,000 bet

This is not a story. Come on, folks.

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

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Two top think tanks may cut ties with former AIPAC spox for calling critics `anti-Semitic’

Josh Block takes heat for calling Israel critics “anti-Semitic.”

By Greg Sargent  |  01:19 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Could Mitt and Newt tear each other down?

There’s precedent for this happening.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:43 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 12/12/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:48 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 12/11/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:24 AM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 AM ET, 12/11/2011

Iowa Republican debate: An off night for Romney

But watch the spin to see how Newt’s doing

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:29 AM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 12/10/2011

Fresh Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:31 PM ET, 12/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 12/10/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:55 AM ET, 12/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:17 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 12/09/2011

The endorsements to watch for

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:28 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

White House doubles down on Osama pushback

Spokesman Jay Carney is unapologetic.

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

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Elizabeth Warren versus Karl Rove and the one percent

She responds to the dishonest Crossroads GPS ad.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:36 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Two questions Romney should be asked at tomorrow’s debate

A couple of proposed lines of questioning.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:13 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 12/09/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:33 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:56 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Rick Perry confirms that individual mandate is a GOP idea

His new ad confirms what Dems and liberals have been saying all along.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:31 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Mitt Romney fully embraces Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan

A weapon Dems will use in the general election.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:59 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 12/08/2011

In blocking Cordray, Senate GOP proves how radical it’s become

Senate Republicans take an unprecedented step.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:04 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Winning the argument

Crossroads GPS is now attacking Warren as too helpful to big banks.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:50 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 12/08/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:56 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:43 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 12/07/2011

What the new GOP ad war tells us

A new, revealing phase in the GOP primary.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:16 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Romney: I wouldn’t recommend my health plan for any other states

He says he wouldn’t recommend it for any other states.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:44 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Republicans are the real defenders of Social Security, Republicans say

The latest reason for opposing the payroll tax cut extension.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:05 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Mitt Romney’s craven equivocations on deportation, explained

A new poll shows that Americans oppose deportation.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 12/07/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:59 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 12/06/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:57 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Obama unleashes sharp attack on inequality, and Campaign 2012 begins

His most expansive assault yet on inequality and unfairness.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:59 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 12/06/2011

It’s not easy being a hedge fund billionaire these days

A tycoon complains about Obama’s rhetoric.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:04 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Why Mitt Romney is on thin ice in Iowa

A big loss could be crippling.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:51 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/06/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 12/05/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:44 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Are even moderate Republicans willing to accept Newt Gingrich?

New polling suggests they might.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:01 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Dems again forcing GOP to vote on millionaire surtax

They make the surtax even smaller.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:44 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Obama shouldn’t let GOP off hook on consumer protection

He should threaten a recess appointment to the CFPB.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:27 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 12/05/2011

The Romney camp’s indifference to the truth

It’s as plain as day.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:07 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

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

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 12/04/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:54 AM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 12/03/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:12 AM ET, 12/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 12/02/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:57 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Trump to moderate GOP debate? This won’t end well.

The GOP candidates will answer the questions of a birther.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:22 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Wall Street gears up to stop Elizabeth Warren

It looks like big business groups are getting involved in race.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:25 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Dems set to ratchet up pressure with another payroll tax cut vote

Senate Democrats will stage yet another vote next week.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:40 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Gingrich presidential run inspires fear and loathing in top GOP circles

Top GOP insiders really don’t want him to run.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:20 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 12/02/2011

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Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 12/01/2011

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By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:50 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 12/01/2011

For now, Mitt takes a hands off approach to Newt

His new ad in Iowa is entirely positive.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:56 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Will Fox News throw its weight behind Newt?

Some speculation that this might happen.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:33 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 12/01/2011

GOP pollster Frank Luntz: Taxing the rich is winning issue for Dems

An interesting concession from the longtime operative.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:21 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Attacks on Elizabeth Warren and Occupy Wall Street a bust?

A new poll suggests that may be the case.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:32 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 12/01/2011

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