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The Plum Line: November, 2012

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:39 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congress, fiscal cliff, Happy Hour Roundup, House of Representatives

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Mitch McConnell makes an offer

The GOP leader still won't give ground on tax rates.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:06 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congress, fiscal cliff, Senate

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 11/30/2012

No, Dems don't need to compromise up front

Dems benefit from a fundamentally unbalanced situation

By Greg Sargent  |  01:47 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, fiscal cliff, Senate

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 11/30/2012

GOP's problem isn't messaging. It's policy substance.

The party needs to rethink its ideas, not its delivery.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:25 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Immigration

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 11/30/2012

The Morning Plum: Skittish Democrats putting filibuster reform in peril

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:05 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, congress, fiscal cliff, Morning Plum, Senate

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:27 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, congress, fiscal cliff, Happy Hour Roundup, john boehner

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Does Nancy Pelosi have any leverage in fiscal cliff talks?

The Democratic leader may subtly influence the process

By Sargent and Greg Sargent  |  03:51 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congress, fiscal cliff, john boehner

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Forever moving the goal posts on spending cuts

Revisionist history from John Boehner

By Greg Sargent  |  01:25 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Inside the ‘fiscal cliff’ haggling over Medicare

GOP wants Obama to make first offer.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:34 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 11/29/2012

The Morning Plum: GOP will buckle on high end tax rates

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:06 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:15 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Boehner: No tax cuts for middle class without tax cuts for top two percent

A remarkably revealing moment.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:03 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Wall Street Journal edit board to anti-tax brigade: Time to face reality

The politics of the tax debate are shifting.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:16 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 11/28/2012

Publicist confirms it: Fox News banned book critical of George W. Bush

Bruce Bartlett’s mea culpa about the conservative movement.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:34 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 11/28/2012

The Morning Plum: Can Obama change Washington ‘from the outside’?

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:07 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:50 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 11/27/2012

On debt ceiling, it’s not 2011 anymore

The GOP doesn’t have the leverage it once did.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:05 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Harry Reid puts his finger on the ‘nuclear option’ button

The slow march towards filibuster reform continues.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:59 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Reasons to be encouraged about fiscal cliff’s endgame

Will White House prove willing to go over cliff?

By Greg Sargent  |  01:07 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Obama must push for another extension of unemployment insurance

The economy still needs the boost.

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

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 11/27/2012

The Morning Plum: Will taking it to the people work for Obama?

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:51 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  07:02 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Full speed ahead on filibuster reform?

Looks like it’s on.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:04 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Yes, elections do ‘have consequences’

Republicans are not making major concessions.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:39 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 11/26/2012

The real lesson to be drawn from ‘Lincoln’

He knew when not to compromise.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:31 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Why Democrats should continue using super PACs

Unilateral disarmament helps no one.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:05 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 11/26/2012

The Morning Plum: Republicans whitewash history of filibuster

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:06 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 11/25/2012

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:01 AM ET, 11/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 11/24/2012

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:48 AM ET, 11/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 11/23/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:35 PM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/23/2012

As the vote count trickles in

Was Obama’s win about fundamentals or other factors?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:00 PM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 11/23/2012

Procedures aren't the GOP's problem

Don’t blame the Ames straw poll.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:31 PM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Forecasts

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/23/2012

Obama should revisit the '14th Amendment' option

Is this a good opportunity to get rid of the debt ceiling ?

By Jamelle Bouie  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 11/23/2012

Why the tea party will find success in 2014

Midterm elections are always bad the incumbent party, and have the potential to be worse for the current configuration of the Democratic Party.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  10:41 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/23/2012

Morning Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 11/22/2012

Thanksgiving Day Open Thread

Have a great holiday!

By Greg Sargent  |  08:34 AM ET, 11/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:19 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 11/21/2012

What Nate Silver really accomplished

People misstate the true nature of his achievement.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:29 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Should Obama get more involved in Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

Putting out fires may not be enough.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:40 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Boehner: Deficit talks must be broadened to include ... Obamacare

Another sop to the Tea Party.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:42 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 11/21/2012

The Morning Plum: Dems shouldn’t agree to ‘temporary’ fiscal cliff solution

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:10 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:18 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Poetic justice: Romney likely to finish at 47 percent

A perfect coda to the campaign.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:44 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Here’s a thought. Why don’t we make voting easy?

Voting reform is actually possible.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:16 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 11/20/2012

No surrender? The GOP’s latest tactic to undermine Obamacare

Block implementation of the law.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:03 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 11/20/2012

Is White House prepared to go over fiscal cliff if necessary?

It reportedly regards the idea “frostily.”

By Greg Sargent  |  11:43 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 11/20/2012

The Morning Plum: Left warns Dems not to cave on fiscal cliff

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:47 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:46 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Labor hopes to turn Twinkie battle into ‘teachable moment’

The Twinkie is temporarily spared, but the battle rages on.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:51 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Why Dems shouldn’t blink in battle over tax hikes on rich

They have all the leverage.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:51 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 11/19/2012

What the Twinkie’s demise tells us

Workers are not to blame.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:04 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 11/19/2012

The Morning Plum: GOP criticism of Romney’s ‘gifts’ comment rings hollow

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:11 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 11/18/2012

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:46 AM ET, 11/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 11/17/2012

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:23 AM ET, 11/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  07:06 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 11/16/2012

House elections winding down . . . and starting up

It’ll come down to the candidates.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:33 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Reading the fiscal-cliff negotiations

What should we be looking for?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:58 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Why conservatives should want a carbon tax

The only other option for dealing with emissions is heavy-handed regulation.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  12:32 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Republicans disagree with Romney's language, not his policies

Republican governors have emerged to criticize Romney's "gifts" comment while supporting the ideas that it represents.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  10:39 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Morning Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:50 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:10 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 11/15/2012

The ghost of Jimmy Stewart and the live filibuster

Senate reformers: Please, please forget about Jimmy Stewart.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:36 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 11/15/2012

The incoming liberal Senate

Patty Murray could lead the charge.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:37 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Obama must preserve the payroll tax cut

The economy needs the continued boost provided by the payroll tax holiday.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  12:29 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Why do so few black politicians run — and win — statewide?

The structural constraints on black politicians.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  10:16 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Morning Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:42 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:14 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Obama presses again on taxes

But he doesn’t know the GOP’s bottom line.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:27 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Gerrymanders didn't cost Democrats the House

The overall evidence apparently doesn’t support blaming redistricting.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:49 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Obama promises — again — to put immigration reform on his agenda

For the second time, Obama has promised to make immigration reform a priority. Will he keep his promise?

By Jamelle Bouie  |  12:07 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 11/14/2012

For his opening proposal, Obama offers his budget

Obama's call for $1.6 trillion in new revenue is drawn directly from his campaign and his budget.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  09:57 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:58 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Reluctant Democrats should step up on filibuster reform

Now is the time to embrace reform, rather than wait for a boiling point.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:07 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Republicans have no excuse for exec branch filibusters

Reform should be a top priority for Senate Democrats.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:18 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Yes, the Ryan plan lost in last week's elections

Paul Ryan may think otherwise, but the election was a repudiation of his approach.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  12:28 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012

The GOP's anti-tax wall begins to crack

Losing to President Obama has convinced some Republicans that it’s worth cutting a deal on the fiscal cliff.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Morning Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:35 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:20 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Going public won't work for Obama, but he should do it anyway

Taking his financial ideas to the people won’t change many lawmakers’ minds. But he should do it anyway.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:26 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 11/12/2012

The bargain needed for tax reform to pass

Politicians in both parties are going to have to accept one basic compromise.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:52 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Cheer up, Republicans: Things aren’t so bad

Cheer up, Republicans: Things aren’t so bad as you might think.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:39 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 11/12/2012

Return of the ‘nuclear option’

Filibuster reform is back on the table in the Senate.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  10:09 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 11/12/2012

Morning Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:39 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 11/11/2012

The secret to Barack Obama’s survival

How the president defied such difficult conditions to win.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:19 AM ET, 11/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 11/10/2012

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:32 AM ET, 11/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:10 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Beginning of the end? Half the Senate now supports filibuster reform

Momentum for the reformers.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:01 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 11/09/2012

As Obama lays down marker on taxes, labor has his back

President again demands sacrifice from rich.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:41 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 11/09/2012

What Obama can do about all those voting problems

He says he wants to fix them. He can.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:52 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Did Republican mega-donors waste their money? Maybe not.

A counterintuitive take on Super PACs

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:34 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/09/2012

The Morning Plum: Dems should call GOP’s bluff on tax hikes

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:18 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Memo to Dems: Get to work on judicial nominations. Right now.

It is critical that Democrats focus on the courts.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:15 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Axelrod rubs Rove’s face in it

Obama’s strategist mocks the failure of Rove’s operation.

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

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Mitch McConnell is already back to obstruction at all costs

His strategy was a failure.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  01:27 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Obama pollster: GOP is trapped in the 1980s, ‘out of gas’

Romney’s theory of the race was flawed.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:46 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 11/08/2012

The Morning Plum: Dems have leverage in ‘fiscal cliff’ talks

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:15 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  08:45 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Demographics as political destiny

The GOP bet that trends were going the wrong direction.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:36 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Why having a more liberal Senate will matter

It could impact how Dems handle major battles next year.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:44 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

No, Obama’s victory was not ‘small’

This was a big, meaningful win.

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

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 11/07/2012

How Obama defied political gravity

Why he was able to win despite high unemployment.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:25 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 11/06/2012

A big night for Democrats and liberals

Obama wins resoundingly.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:59 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Results Thread

Live-blogging them here.

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

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 11/06/2012

What you should watch for tonight

Beyond the presidential race.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:02 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Romney camp’s hopes for whiter electorate likely to be dashed

It probably won’t happen.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  02:16 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 11/06/2012

The Obama team, confident until the end

Obama advisers genuinely think they’re winning — perhaps big.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:42 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 11/06/2012

A campaign about big, consequential ideas comes to a close

No, Campaign 2012 wasn’t “small” at all.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:37 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:43 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 11/05/2012

History in the making on gay rights?

Ballot initiatives could pass tomorrow.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:29 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 11/05/2012

A quick and easy guide to the polling wars

All you need to know.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:24 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Virginia independents take the measure of Mitt Romney

They have absorbed negative impressions of him.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:26 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Why Romney is losing Latinos by a historic margin

Here’s what explains it.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:13 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 11/05/2012

The Morning Plum: Can a ‘post-truth’ candidate be elected president?

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:11 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 11/04/2012

Mitt Romney insults the American electorate one last time

He shows contempt for voters.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:26 AM ET, 11/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 11/04/2012

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:33 AM ET, 11/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 11/03/2012

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:20 PM ET, 11/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 11/03/2012

Where we are with three days left

For Romney to win, the polls must be very, very wrong.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:07 AM ET, 11/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:15 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Where the presidential race sits

With three more days of campaigning days to go, it looks good for Obama.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:54 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 11/02/2012

The state of play in the House and Senate

It looks like slim gains for the Democrats in both chambers.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:57 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Romney's closing pitch: Give the hostage takers what they want

Romney promises to end the congressional gridlock caused by his party.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  01:21 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Why the Senate will be more liberal in 2013

Even if Democrats merely maintain the status quo, they'll have a more liberal caucus.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:29 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 11/02/2012

The Morning Plum: The last land mine in Obama’s path is defused

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:58 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:57 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Bloomberg: I want a president who will slow the rise of the oceans

The New York mayor endorses Obama.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:45 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 11/01/2012

For Romney to win, the state polls have to be very, very wrong

Obama has the upper hand.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:34 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Florida, a must-win state, is still shaky for Romney

Team Romney is still trying to close the deal.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  01:26 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Mitt Romney’s Kamikaze strategy

The Republican nominee’s audacious closing gamble.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:46 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 11/01/2012

The Morning Plum: Chris Christie drives stake into Romney closing argument

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By Greg Sargent  |  09:08 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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