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The Plum Line: March, 2012

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 03/31/2012

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:51 AM ET, 03/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:32 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Romney-Ryan radicalism, ctd.

The two men get closer and closer.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:26 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 03/30/2012

What if the need for a `limiting principle’ is a fiction?

A legal expert says it’s a “red herring.”

By Greg Sargent  |  01:20 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Romney-Ryan radicalism

The two men share radical economic worldviews.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:26 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 03/30/2012

The Morning Plum: SCOTUS’s judicial activism

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:36 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Obama’s approval is now right side up

He moves into positive territory.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:43 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Boehner: Paul Ryan’s agenda is the GOP agenda

The Speaker confirms it.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:56 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Senate set to vote on Mitt Romney’s tax rates

A Buffett Rule vote is now on the schedule.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:26 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 03/29/2012

How did legal observers and Obamacare backers get it so wrong?

They badly misjudged SCOTUS’s conservative bloc.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:10 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 03/29/2012

The Morning Plum: Obamacare may perish. What would Republicans do instead?

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:59 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Tea Party reading of history mars SCOTUS debate

The “limiting principle” is bunk.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:54 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Marco Rubio’s DREAM timing

He’ll unveil new Dream act after GOP has nominee.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:56 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Yup: Killing health reform would actually have consequences

The Supremes grapple with what comes next.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Yes, there is a `limiting principle’

Reagan’s solicitor general provides one.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:25 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 03/28/2012

The Morning Plum: What will happen to the uninsured?

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:51 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:35 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 03/27/2012

The tragic death of bipartisan compromise

Olympia Snowe laments Obama’s partisanship.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:54 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Predicting Supreme Court outcomes is a sucker's game

Don’t waste your time trying.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:11 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Fate of mandate hangs in the balance

This morning’s arguments are not cause for optimism.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 03/27/2012

GOP effort to repackage Ryan Medicare plan will be a tough sell

A new poll finds overwhelming support for keeping Medicare as is.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:59 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 03/27/2012

The Morning Plum: Three questions that could decide the fate of the mandate

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:51 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:41 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Romney: Yes, I’ll eliminate whole departments, but I won’t tell you which ones

A remarkable moment of ... candor?

By Greg Sargent  |  04:44 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 03/26/2012

New frontiers in political dishonesty

Meet Sherrod Brown’s GOP challenger.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:03 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 03/26/2012

How will SCOTUS rule on Obamacare? What to watch for

A few clues that could determine the outcome.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:22 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Nope: Paul Ryan is not at all serious

He won’t reveal crucial details of his proposal.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:33 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 03/26/2012

The Morning Plum: A test for Romney

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:57 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 03/25/2012

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:21 AM ET, 03/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 03/24/2012

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:13 AM ET, 03/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:54 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Embracing the `Obamacare’ label

The Obama camp pushes back.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:29 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Obama advisers debating gay marriage

Obama’s top advisers have discussed the possibility.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:33 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Obama’s pick for World Bank chief shows that elections have consequences

Obama taps a global poverty expert.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:10 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/23/2012

The Morning Plum: Obamacare turns two

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:17 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Why Etch-A-Sketching may work for Romney

Don’t underestimate the possibility of a makeover.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:12 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Elizabeth Warren to Obama: Evolve already

She calls on Obama to support marriage equality.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:53 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Republicans prepare to take the Ryan plunge

The whole Medicare battle is rather mysterious.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:21 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Karl Rove: Bin Laden killing was no biggie

Comical levels of dishonesty.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:38 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 03/22/2012

The Morning Plum: The great rewrite

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:02 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:36 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Ten questions for Paul Ryan and his supporters

More fiscal fraudulence.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:21 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 03/21/2012

What Americans really think about Obama and religion

They don’t buy the right wing line.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:27 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Phony fiscal hawkery

The Club for Growth bashes Paul Ryan’s plan.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:09 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Top Romney adviser: Mitt will erase his conservative positions once he’s the nominee

By Greg Sargent  |  10:40 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 03/21/2012

The Morning Plum: Paul Ryan’s reckoning

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:01 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:37 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Tax expert: Paul Ryan’s ‘smoke and mirrors’ budget would increase deficit

Bob Mcintyre weighs in.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:39 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Top Romney adviser admits economy will likely continue improving

This won’t be an election for the faint of heart.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:13 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Paul Ryan’s budget is not serious

He doesn’t deserve any points for courage.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:48 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Obama position on gay marriage sows more confusion

The First Lady says something suggestive.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:48 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012

The Morning Plum: The Ryan rollout begins

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:53 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Thomas Edison expert pans Romney’s use of Edison to bash Obama

A “silly” historical comparison.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:38 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Mitt Romney bets on forgetfulness of the American people

What would he have done in early 2009?

By Greg Sargent  |  02:30 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Obama’s pivot to deficit reduction, explained

A new book sheds fresh light on a central conundrum.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:10 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/19/2012

For Paul Ryan and his Medicare plan, it’s Groundhog Day

By Greg Sargent  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/19/2012

The Morning Plum: Can Dems undermine Romney’s aura of competence?

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 03/18/2012

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:43 AM ET, 03/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 03/17/2012

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:59 AM ET, 03/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:20 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 03/16/2012

The Democrats’ marriage equality conundrum

A situation that nay not have an easy resolution.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:20 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 03/16/2012

The new litmus test: The minimum wage

It becomes an issue in the 2012 campaigns.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:12 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 03/16/2012

The perils of running against a fantasy version of Obama

Obama has never held a job? Really?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:53 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Republicans increasingly worried about GOP’s Latino problem

GOP strategists sound the alarm.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:11 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/16/2012

The Morning Plum: Is Obama’s 2008 coalition coming back?

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Will Dems punt on marriage equality?

A debate rages about the party platform.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:22 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 03/15/2012

The Romney campaign’s idea of `tough decisions’

His fiscal prescriptions are the opposite of courageous.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:26 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 03/15/2012

The national right wing’s top Senate target: Ohio

Keep an eye on the battle over Sherrod Brown’s seat.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:14 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Americans aren’t buying the right’s crazy theory about Obama and gas prices

A Fox poll asks the question.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:31 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 03/15/2012

The Morning Plum: Romney putting GOP at risk with Latinos

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:08 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:44 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 03/14/2012

The GOP nightmare scenario

Forget a brokered convention. There’s another possibility.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:40 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Here we go again

Get ready for another Tea Party-infused government shutdown fight.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:40 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 03/14/2012

That big Obama poll drop? It never happened.

The big Times poll was an outlier.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:35 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Will Newt Gingrich drop out?

His Super PAC chief concedes that continuing will be “challenging.”

By Greg Sargent  |  11:01 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 03/14/2012

The Morning Plum: Romney continues hugging extremism

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:02 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 PM ET, 03/13/2012

After Alabama, Mississippi primaries, GOP holding pattern continues

Romney still has reason to be happy.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:55 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:58 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 03/13/2012

A showdown on judicial nominations

Harry Reid is set to force the issue.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:43 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 03/13/2012

The lie that won’t die: Obama wants your gas prices to go up

No, Obama doesn’t want your gas prices to go up.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:47 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 03/13/2012

The next big issue to divide the GOP

A rerun of the payroll tax cut fight?

By Greg Sargent  |  01:07 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 03/13/2012

GOP shouldn’t pin hopes on higher gas prices

It’s not necessarily a political winner for Republicans.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:17 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 03/13/2012

The Morning Plum: It’s all about the women

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:04 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:46 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Why it’s good for Obama that Americans want out of Afghanistan

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:37 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Rush Limbaugh losing more advertisers?

Questions for Premiere Radio Networks.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:57 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 03/12/2012

How do you sell the stimulus amid continued economic suffering?

It all turns on whether Americans take the long view.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:08 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Is there any limit to Mitt Romney’s dishonesty?

A test case: The debate over Medicare.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:39 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 03/12/2012

The Morning Plum: How rising gas prices put Obama at risk

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:50 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 03/11/2012

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:49 AM ET, 03/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 03/10/2012

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:11 AM ET, 03/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:20 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 03/09/2012

The hurdles that lie ahead for Mitt Romney

A rough stretch ahead.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:19 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Romney refuses to answer reporters’ questions about today’s jobs report

His statement barely alludes to them at all.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:19 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Jobs numbers improving? Time for more austerity.

Don’t get too sanguine about the economy.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:41 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Republicans struggle to respond to improving jobs numbers

Good news comes in spite of Obama’s policies, not because of them.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:53 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 03/09/2012

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:37 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:10 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Dems twist knife in birth control fight

Senate Dems demand House GOP drop this fight.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:58 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Obama’s political challenge: Get voters to see the long view

His entire legacy may rest on it.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:23 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Obama campaign needs to prepare for the worst

The recovery is anything but assured.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:57 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 03/08/2012

The Morning Plum: The question that will define Campaign 2012

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:55 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:42 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 03/07/2012

For now, Obama's approval charts a middle course

Not the worst poll numbers of any incumbent running for reelection.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:48 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 03/07/2012

A new combatant in the Republican war on budgeting

A new combatant in the GOP War on Budgeting.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:19 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 03/07/2012

It isn’t just immigration: Latinos agree with Dems about jobs, too

It isn’t just immigration.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:56 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Liberal darling Chellie Pingree won’t run for Snowe’s seat

She decides not to make a bid for Olympia Snowe’s seat.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Still more signs of rising economic optimism

A good monthly jobs report on tap?

By Greg Sargent  |  11:12 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 03/07/2012

The Morning Plum

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:43 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Romney closes in on the nomination

Continuing his slow plod onward.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:54 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:12 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Obama’s shadowy scheme to wean us off fossil fuels

By Greg Sargent  |  04:33 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Obama to Republicans: If you want war with Iran, say so

The President pushes back on charges of weakness.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:47 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/06/2012

GOP losing birth control framing war?

Lisa Murkowski’s surprising confession.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Blaming Obama can’t bail Limbaugh out this time

When in doubt, blame the president.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:08 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 03/06/2012

The Morning Plum: Axelrod tattoos Romney with Rush `slut’ comment

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:51 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 03/05/2012

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:22 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 03/05/2012

The coming GOP spin on social issues

The nomination of Romney won’t signal moderation.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:05 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Mitt Romney’s policies would protect his own enormous wealth

Carried interest will be a major issue in this campaign.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:25 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Rush Limbaugh’s `apology’ does nothing to quiet firestorm

AOL pulls its support for his show.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:12 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Left puts Steny Hoyer on notice: No pivot back to grand bargain!

A grassroots liberal group is making an example of Steny Hoyer.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:34 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 03/05/2012

The Morning Plum: Economic optimism continues to rise

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:51 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 03/04/2012

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:25 AM ET, 03/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 03/03/2012

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:38 AM ET, 03/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:04 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 03/02/2012

What’s at stake on Super Tuesday

A quick guide to all the contests.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:31 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Assignment desk

Maybe someone should ask Romney and Santorum about Fluke.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:09 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Pelosi: Ryan-Wyden Medicare plan is `lipstick on a pig’

The Dem leader says Medicare will be central this year.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:34 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Pelosi rips Limbaugh over `slut’ comment, calls on House GOP to repudiate it

Rush gives Dems a gift in the birth control wars.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:11 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 03/02/2012

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:27 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:25 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Could ‘Obamacare’ be getting more popular?

New poll finds relatively good news for Obama and the Democrats.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:15 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Getting energized about clean energy

Obama pushes Congress to vote on Big Oil subsidies.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:43 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Birth control measure voted down in Senate. Now the battle really starts.

The Blunt amendment goes down.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:08 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 03/01/2012

The very tragic death of `centrism’ in Washington

Centrist Republicans are embracing extreme positions.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:26 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 03/01/2012

The Morning Plum: Is Romney a moderate or an extremist?

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By Greg Sargent  |  09:01 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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