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The Plum Line: August, 2012

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:51 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Dem convention will focus on Bush economics — but not on Bush the man

David Axelrod talks convention plans.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:09 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/31/2012

The GOP's unusual diversity problem

Party with diverse bench struggles with nonwhite voters.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Keep the focus on the dishonesty

The Times hits Romney and Ryan.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:16 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/31/2012

The Morning Plum: Why are Obama swing voters sticking with him?

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Happy Hour Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:26 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 08/30/2012

What to expect from Mitt Romney tonight

He’s going to do well.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:25 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Wisconsin business leader and Ryan supporter: Not clear Obama to blame for closed GM plant

The history is complicated.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:35 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Will Paul Ryan's dishonesty matter to voters?

It's unclear whether Republicans will suffer any disadvantage.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:33 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 08/30/2012

The Morning Plum: How Obama will respond to Paul Ryan’s speech

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:06 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Romney’s rushed, muddled speech

He didn’t spell out what he’d do differently.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:19 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Paul Ryan fails -- the truth

He lies to the American people.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:56 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:16 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Ron Fournier: Romney is playing a racial game

GOP strategists open up about the plan.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:37 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Call out the lies right in your headlines

The Romney campaign poses a major test for the news media.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:13 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/29/2012

The very narrow "we" in "we built it"

The ugly implications of Romney’s central message.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 08/29/2012

CNN should reveal details of nut-throwing incident

CNN should report this as a news story.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:18 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 08/29/2012

The Morning Plum: Mitt Romney, the hope and change candidate

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:05 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Ann Romney, Chris Christie’s speeches get the job done, but no more

What’s more, Tea Party craziness was fully banished from the broadcast network hour.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:52 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:29 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Expect Obama to be losing after GOP convention

But it won’t be a permanent change.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:05 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Mitt Romney’s idea of `extreme’

He opposes new fuel-efficiency standards.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:04 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Dems: GOP is Todd Akin’s party now

Aggressive messaging on abortion.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:38 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Fact checking for thee, but not for me

A striking admission from Romney advisers.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:04 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 08/28/2012

The Morning Plum: What would an Obama second term look like?

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:07 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:39 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Why do Republicans bash Obama for being divisive?

It’s all about words that work.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:07 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Romneycare makes a comeback

A revealing GOP convention screwup.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:55 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Why the weak economy hasn’t (yet) doomed Obama

A different theory of the race.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:58 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 08/27/2012

In final stretch, Mitt Romney channels Lee Atwater

Romney needs a super-majority of whites to win.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:21 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

The Morning Plum: Romney’s challenge at the GOP convention

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

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

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 08/26/2012

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:11 AM ET, 08/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 08/25/2012

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:48 AM ET, 08/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:29 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Why isn't Mitt Romney winning right now?

The economy suggests he should be.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  05:01 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Birther jokes and the good-Obama-bad-Obama conundrum

The larger meaning of Romney’s birther joke.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:06 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Mitt Romney’s birther joke

The GOP presidential candidate goes there.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:06 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Romney: Releasing tax returns would violate my religious privacy

But a prominent Mormon has called on him to release them.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:26 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

The Morning Plum: Can Romney repackage himself as warm and likeable?

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

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

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:52 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Denver news director: Romney campaign wouldn’t let us ask him about abortion

The topic was ruled off limits.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:58 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 08/23/2012

In Florida and Ohio, seniors back Romney over Obama on Medicare

Cause for concern for the Obama campaign.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:19 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Mitt Romney’s `just trust me’ campaign, explained

He again refuses to detail his policies.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:33 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Romney hopes Latinos forget everything he's said for the past year

Another bid for widespread public amnesia.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:49 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 08/23/2012

The Morning Plum: The Obama campaign’s theory of the presidential race

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:19 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:49 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Who really brought us to the edge of the `fiscal cliff’?

Republicans blame Obama for looming austerity.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:49 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Paul Ryan stands by his anti-abortion record while running away from it

Contortions on abortion from the Veep candidate.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:47 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Fox, meet henhouse. Paul Ryan, meet Medicare.

Another dishonest ad from Romney on Medicare.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  12:42 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Why Obama wants to fight Romney to a draw on economy, ctd.

New poll shows Obama holds an edge in other areas.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:03 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 08/22/2012

The Morning Plum: Romney Medicare plan would drive seniors’ costs up

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:48 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:59 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 08/21/2012

At stake in the 2012 election: War or peace?

If Romney is elected, war is far more likely.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:38 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Get ready for Todd Akin Unbound

He may be crazy enough to stick with it.

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

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Another Paul Ryan vulnernability: Education cuts

Education is central to the Dem strategy.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:14 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 08/21/2012

President Obama, culture warrior?

Social issues make a comeback.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:28 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 08/21/2012

The Morning Plum: No, Romney and Ryan don’t really want a `great debate’

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:04 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  07:04 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 08/20/2012

How bad is the Ryan-Akin anti-abortion bill?

Louise Slaughter weighs in.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:25 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Obama to media: Romney’s whole campaign is based on lies

President calls out Romney falsehoods.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:37 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 08/20/2012

The attacks on Paul Ryan escalate

The Obama campaign’s new ad barrage.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:16 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Why Romney keeps lying about Obama and welfare

All those fact checks are irrelevant.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  10:48 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/20/2012

The Morning Plum: What does Paul Ryan really believe about abortion?

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 08/19/2012

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:22 AM ET, 08/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 08/18/2012

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:55 AM ET, 08/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:47 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Who built that?

New revelations about federal money to Ryan’s district.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:18 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Romney advisers confirm it: We’re running a `just trust me’ campaign

The Romney campaign doubles down on policy vaugeness.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:46 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Running from Ryan and his Medicare plan

House GOP candidates keep him at arm’s length.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:18 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Yes, this campaign is negative and nasty — and that’s a good thing

The negativity of this campaign has everything to do with considerable substance.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 08/17/2012

The Morning Plum: Romney and Ryan muddy the Medicare waters

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:03 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:42 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Interviews with Colorado undecideds should give both candidates pause

A lot of voters up for grabs.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:20 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Mitt Romney’s `just trust me’ campaign

Romney leaks out a bit more information about his tax returns.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:15 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Why Republicans want Artur Davis to speak at the GOP convention

It helps Republicans reach out — to disaffected white voters.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:23 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 08/16/2012

The Morning Plum: Yes, one side is more to blame than the other for scuttling real debate

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:11 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:41 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Good Obama, Bad Obama

Romney camp’s new theory of the race.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:39 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 08/15/2012

The next frontier in the case against Paul Ryan

Under the Romney/Ryan plan, seniors would pay more

By Greg Sargent  |  01:52 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Here’s why Romney pounced on Biden's "chains" gaffe: He’s losing

Romney is still on a path to a loss.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Romney in 2008: Stimulus, not spending cuts, is the way to boost the economy

Mitt Romney, closet Keynesian.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:08 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/15/2012

The Morning Plum: The Romney-Ryan ticket’s fiscal fraudulence

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  07:03 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 08/14/2012

So does Romney want to slash spending on veterans?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:04 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Issue ownership, Medicare, and the information feedback loop

Issue ownership, Medicare, and the information feedback loop.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:57 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Republicans, and the Romney campaign, are ambivalent about Ryan's presence

There's a real question of what to do now that the conservative reformer is on the presidential ticket.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:49 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Republicans attempt to sell Paul Ryan as a moderate

Rather than present him as the ideological leader of the GOP, Republicans want to introduce Ryan as a cuddly moderate.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Morning Open Thread

Let’s get started.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:54 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Key Senate nominations tomorrow highlight GOP strategy

Will the Tea Party wing cost the GOP more seats?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:44 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Paul who? Romney’s choice lags in first polling

Veep pick’s low name recognition could be a problem for Team Romney.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:52 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 08/13/2012

On social issues, there's no daylight between Ryan and the far right

Paul Ryan has strong bona fides as a fighter in the culture wars.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:11 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 08/13/2012

In new ad, Mitt Romney repeats false attack on Obama's welfare policy

Even after being debunked by all sides, the Romney campaign continues to accuse Obama of gutting welfare reform.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  09:45 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Morning Open Thread

Let’s get started.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 08/12/2012

Federal spending is helping drive recovery of Paul Ryan’s hometown

An awkward ideological case.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:23 PM ET, 08/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 08/12/2012

Sunday Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:21 AM ET, 08/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:40 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

With Ryan pick, Romney doubles down on economic radicalism

A victory for the conservative wing of the GOP.

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

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 08/11/2012

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:22 AM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:44 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Dems try mending fences with labor

The DNC will bank with Amalgamated.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:29 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Jon Huntsman Sr., longtime Romney backer, calls on him to release tax returns

But he is not Harry Reid’s secret source.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:04 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Biden: McConnell decided to withhold all cooperation even before we took office

The Vice President makes a striking charge.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:14 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Is Mitt Romney’s attack on `didn’t build that’ a bust?

Polls suggest it’s having no impact.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:40 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 08/10/2012

The Morning Plum: Is Romney in real trouble?

Our roundup of news and opinion.

By James Downie  |  09:11 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  07:07 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Romney's historically poor performance with Latinos

Mitt Romney is doing worse with Latinos than any Republican nominee since Bob Dole.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  05:39 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Democratic Senate candidates push DREAM Act for the platfom

Three Democratic Senate candidates push for its inclusion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:02 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Romney: Campaigns shouldn’t run ads that fact-checkers say are false

Pot, meet kettle?

By Greg Sargent  |  02:39 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Why 2012 is not 1980, ctd.

A Reagan historian weighs in.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:21 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/09/2012

The welfare queens dancing in Newt Gingrich’s head

The selection of Gingrich as lead surrogate is telling.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 08/09/2012

The Morning Plum: Why is climate change MIA in presidential race?

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By James Downie  |  09:21 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:02 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Let’s play voter fraud whack-a-mole!

No end to the bogus fraud claims.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:49 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Debate over dead woman is clarifying moment in prez race

Romney and Obama differ over what to do about the Soptics.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:42 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 08/08/2012

An extreme conservative GOP candidate for Senate in Missouri

Todd Akin has a striking voting record.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:34 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Can Obama fight Romney to a draw on economy?

New polling sheds more light on that question.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:44 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 08/08/2012

The Morning Plum: The new normal is unacceptable

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By James Downie  |  09:12 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

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

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Romney again puts GOP governors in delicate spot

Do they agree with him about Obama’s welfare policy?

By Greg Sargent  |  04:16 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 08/07/2012

The politics of resentment makes a comeback

Romney hits Obama for sending people “welfare checks.”

By Greg Sargent  |  01:23 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Romney campaign `vote fraud’ push dealt a setback in Virginia

The Romney campaign claims partial victory.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:32 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

The Morning Plum: Romney’s profits-first presidency

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

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:50 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Romney has a cash advantage. What can he do with it?

It may not make a huge difference.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  04:51 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 08/06/2012

More deceptive video editing from the Romney campaign

Obama’s speech is again edited to change its meaning.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:29 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Why 2012 is not 1980

Flawed comparisons with the Reagan-Carter race.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:55 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 08/06/2012

Which candidates’ ideas would actually ease the economic crisis?

This should be the central question in the race.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:14 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 08/06/2012

The Morning Plum: The Romney campaign’s disgraceful falsehood about military voting

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By James Downie  |  09:11 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 08/05/2012

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:07 AM ET, 08/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 08/04/2012

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:21 AM ET, 08/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:45 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 08/03/2012

No, Obama doesn’t necessarily have to `defy history’ to win

What history really tells us.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:28 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Romney confirms his tax cuts won’t be paid for

That’s the real news from his presser today.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:44 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Romney: My one page plan will create 12 million jobs

An economist begs to differ.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:11 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

A reality check about today’s jobs numbers

The status quo is not okay.

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

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 08/03/2012

The Morning Plum: Yup, Romney’s plan would raise taxes on middle class

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By Greg Sargent and James Downie  |  09:12 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:55 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Tomorrow is jobs day. Let’s deflate the hype today.

Don’t exaggerate significance of monthly jobs numbers.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:24 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Americans hate government, but they love Medicare, Social Security, and environmental regulations

More conflicted views of federal power.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:43 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 08/02/2012

The Obama campaign’s real game plan

Fight Romney to a draw on the economy; win on entitlements and taxes.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:23 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Scott Brown’s bill of goods about the economy

Senator says Elizabeth Warren’s rhetoric is stifling recovery.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:03 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 08/02/2012

The Morning Plum: The Fed punts — again

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By James Downie  |  09:04 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:25 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Our unbalanced debate over the deficit

The sequester is out of whack.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:56 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Obama hits Romney for ... calling for increased defense spending

A remarkable new attack line.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:53 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Can Obama persuade middle class families that Romney would raise their taxes?

A new study gives Dems ammunition.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:27 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 08/01/2012

The Morning Plum: On women’s health, a clear contrast between Obama and GOP

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By James Downie  |  09:01 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 07/31/2012

DNC confirms it: Marriage equality will be in party platform

Another step forward for gay rights.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:48 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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