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The Plum Line: August, 2012

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Top two percenters to Congress: Raise our taxes. Please.

A group of wealthy progressives says: “no, we didn’t build that.”

By Greg Sargent  |  10:13 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:08 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Which is higher priority: National security, or low taxes on rich?

Dems will press the case on the sequester.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:32 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 07/31/2012

No government shutdown before election day

Congressional leaders reach a deal.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:28 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 07/31/2012

In 2010 book, Romney ascribed Israeli-Palestinian economic disparities to culture

He now says his remarks were mischaracterized.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:36 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 07/31/2012

The Morning Plum: Yes, government is important to our economic lives

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By James Downie  |  09:16 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Paul Ryan: Radical, or fraud?

It’s one or the other.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:41 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Breakthrough? DNC platform likely to include marriage equality

Sources say the language has advanced.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:51 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Romney was audited, but that may not mean anything

Less here than meets the eye.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:35 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Why Romney keeps attacking things Obama didn’t say

Another week, another series of distortions.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:11 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 07/30/2012

The Morning Plum: A window into Mitt Romney’s foreign policy instincts

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By James Downie  |  09:21 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/29/2012

Sunday Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/28/2012

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:47 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 07/27/2012

The minimum wage as a campaign issue

Is it the sleeper debate of 2012?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:48 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Many conservatives still think Obama is a Muslim

This will almost certainly get worse.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  02:01 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 07/27/2012

Keep up the pressure on gun violence

Our leadership’s abdication of leadership should be highlighted.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:57 PM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 07/27/2012

Bad GDP numbers don’t change anything: It’s still a close race

Things are proceeding as expected.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:45 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 07/27/2012

The Morning Plum: Can Dems turn taxes into winning electoral issue?

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:56 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:10 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Romney `I Built This’ supporter benefits from taxpayer dollars

Another Romney backer who profits from government.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:25 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Romney: Foreign trip not the time to detail my foreign policies

Another odd quote abroad.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:24 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Wealthy Dems bankrolling new effort to counter GOP `swift-boating’ of Obama on Israel

Democrats recognize the possiblity of losing Jewish voters.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:23 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Media finally pressing Romney on whether his plan would fix crisis

A new interview was revealing.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  10:59 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 07/26/2012

The Morning Plum: Which candidate would be better for small businesses?

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:09 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Happy Hour Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:12 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 07/25/2012

In power play, Senate Dems sneak middle class tax cuts past GOP

A surprising maneuver by Harry Reid.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:53 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Battle of the century: Norm Ornstein versus Mitch McConnell

A war rages over GOP obstructionism.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:24 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Romney’s Bain case crumbles a bit more

FactCheck.org weighs in again.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:29 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 07/25/2012

A Romney adviser on the White House and `Anglo-Saxon heritage’

One adviser denies being the speaker.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:52 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Is Michigan a swing state?

It depends on Obama's performance with working-class whites.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:49 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 07/25/2012

The Morning Plum: Driving up Mitt Romney’s negatives

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:09 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:51 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Awakening voters’ curiosity about Romney’s tax returns and Bain years

A new poll shows Americans, indys want to know more.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:57 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 07/24/2012

CBO reminds GOP what health reform actually does

Repealing the law would increase the deficit.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:54 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Our elected officials have completely punted on guns

The Brady campaign reboots its campaign.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:17 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Pennsylvania admits it: no voter fraud problem

Too bad vote fraud doesn't actually exist.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  12:57 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 07/24/2012

What the war over `didn’t build that’ is really about

Ultimately, it’s an argument over how to create jobs.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:31 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 07/24/2012

The Morning Plum: The Senate GOP’s tax conundrum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:08 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:57 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Star of Romney ad benefitted from federal contracts

New information emerges about Jack Gilchrist

By Greg Sargent  |  05:18 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Blaming gun control for the Colorado shootings

Too bad moviegoers weren’t carrying their own automatic weapons.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:50 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Scott Brown gets in on the Big Lie

Another deceptive video edit.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:32 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 07/23/2012

Keep an eye on the national economy in judging Obama’s chances

Conditions on the state level matter less.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:07 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 07/23/2012

The Morning Plum: Despite massacre of Americans, guns won’t be issue in presidential race

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:42 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:54 AM ET, 07/22/2012

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:54 AM ET, 07/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 07/21/2012

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:50 AM ET, 07/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:22 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 07/20/2012

The missing context of the ‘you didn’t build that’ debate

Absent from the debate: the House Republican Budget.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:29 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Why can’t we protect our children from gun violence?

A father’s take.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:47 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Colorado Congressman’s intense reaction to shooting: `Psychotic son of a bitch’

Ed Perlumutter has emotional interview about Aurora massacre.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:16 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Let’s avoid politics in discussion of Colorado shooting

This is about what’s become of our culture.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:12 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 07/20/2012

The Morning Plum: Bain won’t detail Romney’s post-1999 role

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:09 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:04 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Time to excise the crazy

John Boehner does the right thing.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:41 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 07/19/2012

The `war on contraception’ is back!

Dems hit Denny Rehberg on women’s health.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:16 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 07/19/2012

The battle shifts to Medicare

Obama will hit Romney over the Paul Ryan plan.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:27 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Poll: American people want to know what’s in Romney’s tax returns

A plurality says the info could be damaging.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:57 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Are Bain attacks a success, or a flop? Still too early to say.

We won't know until the fall.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:27 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 07/19/2012

The Morning Plum: Romney video deceptively edits Obama speech to make it sound anti-business

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:39 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

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

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Mitt Romney: Okay, businesses do need government, after all

Romney undercuts claims of Obama’s radicalism.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:03 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Still more holes in Mitt Romney’s tax returns?

We may not even have a clear picture of 2010.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:40 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Dem: How about a law requiring transparency from presidential candidates?

A new push for blanket disclosure standards.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:55 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Romney campaign embraces fantasy need to `vet’ Obama

The campaign against Obama gets a little more personal.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  10:57 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 07/18/2012

The Morning Plum: Dems finding their backbones?

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:09 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:07 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Mitt Romney and the spirit of Joe the Plumber

A new attack line that will fall flat.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:06 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Experts: Mitt Romney’s returns could show he paid very low tax rates

One reason he may not want to release them.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:28 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 07/17/2012

Why it won’t matter who Romney picks for Veep

Vice presidents are usually a non-factor.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:25 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 07/17/2012

The Morning Plum: Observers say Romney is dangerously close to being defined

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:55 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:17 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Today in lazy mendacity

Yet another manufactured controversy.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:12 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Dems to play hardball in tax fight?

Senator Patty Murray threatens to go over the fiscal cliff.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:15 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Politifact: Mitt Romney’s companies sent jobs overseas

One fact checking organization gets it right.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:09 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Is Obama losing ground against Romney?

Mitt’s pollster makes a flawed case.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:07 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/16/2012

The Morning Plum: Mitt Romney is boxed in on Bain

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 07/15/2012

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:38 AM ET, 07/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 07/14/2012

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:42 AM ET, 07/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:50 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Obama to Romney: Doesn’t the buck stop with you?

The President ups the ante.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:50 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Is the Romney team overconfident?

Why do his supporters think they have this in the bag?

By Jamelle Bouie  |  04:22 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Don’t go down the Bain rabbit hole

The facts we already know are bad for Romney.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:56 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Foes of Obama’s tax plan are mainly protecting the top one percent

The tax plan in charts.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:44 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/13/2012

The Morning Plum: How do swing voters view the economy?

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:56 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Romney campaign fully engaged in Bain pushback

Its new ad may be running in seven swing states.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:15 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Mitt Romney losing ground on economy?

New poll finds a swing in Obama’s favor.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:49 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 07/12/2012

New Bain revelations put Romney in tough spot

Romney was CEO of Bain for three additional years.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:25 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Mitt Romney's cynical response to NAACP booing

It's increasingly clear Romney wanted a negative response.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  10:49 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 07/12/2012

The Morning Plum: Hitting Republicans on Israel — from the left

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:31 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:44 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Republicans vote to repeal Medicare cuts they voted for and are campaigning against

The GOP votes to repeal Obamacare.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:28 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Why (most) African Americans are a lost cause for the GOP

No goodwill left between African Americans and GOP..

By Jamelle Bouie  |  02:47 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Can Dems turn tables on health care — in red states?

The DSCC tries going on offense over repeal.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:02 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Yes, the Senate will vote on Obama’s tax cut extension

The vote is set for July.

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

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 07/11/2012

The Morning Plum: Americans don’t support full repeal of Obamacare

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:17 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Happy Hour Open Thread

Our nightly wrap up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:14 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 07/10/2012

The strategy behind the Dem attacks on Bain

Priorities USA’s pollster explains.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:19 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Mitt Romney's position is weaker than it looks

Mitt needs ot make up ground soon.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  03:51 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Progressive Senators: Tax fight is a winner for Dems

A battle Democrats should welcome.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:34 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Mitt Romney has already released his tax returns. Get over it.

A new talking point that may not work.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:35 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 07/10/2012

The Morning Plum: Will this election break the rules?

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:18 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:38 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 07/09/2012

The official GOP position: Let hard times run their course

Surprisingly frank words from Mitch McConnell.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:14 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Are GOP strategists getting queasy about repeal?

A new report suggests Republicans are worried.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:56 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Obama dares GOP to oppose middle class tax cuts

A concerted strategy to contrast the two parties.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:18 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Mitt Romney: Middle class tax cut won’t help middle class

That really is his argument.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:18 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 07/09/2012

The Morning Plum: Obama shifts hard to tax fairness

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:07 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 07/08/2012

Sunday Open Thread

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By Greg Sargent  |  07:16 AM ET, 07/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 07/07/2012

Open Thread

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:50 AM ET, 07/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:32 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Again: Republicans are mostly getting their way on the economy

Public sector job loss is a serious problem.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:18 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Frontiers in political opposition research

A supposedly lethal Romney hit isn’t so lethal.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:49 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 07/06/2012

Even in bad economy, this election should be a choice

Whose plan would fix the crisis?

By Greg Sargent  |  12:48 PM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 07/06/2012

A foreign policy tour for Romney? Really?

Romney’s planned trip abroad is a distraction.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:01 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 07/06/2012

The Morning Plum: Obama rips Romney’s lack of principles

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:40 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:03 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 07/05/2012

What's at stake in the `war on voting’

It could matter on multiple levels.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:02 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Where’s the pushback on the Bain and offshoring attacks?

Are Republicans satisfied with the response?

By Greg Sargent  |  02:29 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 07/05/2012

What Mitt Romney’s `tax’ cave means for a Romney presidency

The recent episode over the Affordable Care Act illustrates how Romney has no choice but to bend to conservative pressure.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  12:27 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 07/05/2012

GOP governors may be shafting their own states and constituents

A new study sheds light on the Medicaid expansion.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:56 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 07/05/2012

The Morning Plum: Wall Street Journal blisters Romney

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:47 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 07/04/2012

Fourth Of July Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:20 AM ET, 07/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:34 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 07/03/2012

The bogus convention attendance story

Please stop telling us who is going and who isn’t.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:33 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Mitt Romney declaring `cease fire’ on health care?

A new report says he’s taking issue off table.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:15 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 07/03/2012

In name of states’ rights, millions could go uninsured

Time to focus on what the Medicaid ruling means.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:51 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 07/03/2012

The Morning Plum: No letting up on Bain

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By Greg Sargent  |  09:03 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:07 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Yes, it’s still all about the economy

New manufacturing numbers don’t bode well.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:23 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/02/2012

About that great blow GOP governors are striking for states’ rights...

A surprising disconnect.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:00 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Yup: Public opinion remains deeply conflicted on health reform

Two new polls confirm it yet again.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:04 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 07/02/2012

David Axelrod: Top GOP officials are `sliming their own nominee’

A tough story for Mitt Romney.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:56 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Despite Romney camp’s claim, GOPers will keep hitting mandate as `tax’

Eric Fehrnstrom says the mandate is not a tax.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:03 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 07/02/2012

The Morning Plum: Three reasons Dems shouldn’t fear another fight over Obamacare

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By Greg Sargent  |  09:05 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Mitch McConnell: Covering 30 million uninsured is `not the issue’

A key moment.

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

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 07/01/2012

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:48 AM ET, 07/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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