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The Plum Line: December, 2013

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Ryan Cooper  |  04:41 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Happy Hour Roundup

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 12/31/2013

The “wingnut hole” measured: 5 million without insurance thanks to GOP refusal

A population the size of Norway will be going without insurance, thanks to GOP governors.

By Ryan Cooper  |  02:42 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Stunning new report undermines central GOP Obamacare claim

Only a sliver of people will lose coverage because of the Affordable Care Act.

By George Zornick  |  12:39 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, health care, Obamacare

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 12/31/2013

January may be do-or-die for jobless benefits

The Reed-Heller bill’s prospects look dim, and there will be pressure to turn to other legislation that have a better chance of success.

By George Zornick  |  10:19 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, jobless, unemployment, unemployment benefits

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 12/31/2013

Morning Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:25 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open Threads

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By George Zornick  |  05:49 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Be brave, Democrats, and borrow to pay for unemployment benefits

The deficit is falling fast. We can afford a little deficit spending to keep people off the street.

By Ryan Cooper  |  02:16 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs, unemployment benefits

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 12/30/2013

How Obama can kick off the minimum-wage push

There’s one way Obama can show he takes the issue seriously: by issuing an executive order.

By George Zornick  |  12:57 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Minimum Wage

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Will Obama have an Afghanistan problem in 2014?

There are some signs that the White House’s push for another 10 years in Afghanistan could make some waves in Washington.

By George Zornick  |  10:05 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, foreign policy

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Morning Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:08 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open Threads

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 12/29/2013

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:39 AM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open Threads

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 12/28/2013

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:16 AM ET, 12/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 12/27/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By George Zornick  |  06:02 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  duck dynasty, unemployment benefits

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 12/27/2013

Centrists! Here’s how to prove your commitment to jobs

Unemployment insurance expires tomorrow. Let’s hear from Third Way.

By Ryan Cooper  |  02:13 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs, unemployment benefits

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 12/27/2013

The dark money in climate change

Funding for climate-change denialism is difficult to trace -- and industry donors like it that way.

By George Zornick  |  01:14 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  climate change, dark money

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Lying about Obamacare continues as campaign season begins

Campaign season begins with candidates twisting the truth on health-care reform.

By George Zornick  |  09:58 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, Health-care reform, Obamacare

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 12/26/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By George Zornick  |  05:16 PM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Happy Hour Roundup

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 12/26/2013

Hey Dems: the only way out on health care is through

The only way for Dems to win on health care in 2014 is to go all-in on reform.

By Ryan Cooper  |  01:59 PM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health-care reform, Obamacare

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 12/26/2013

Deficit reduction for thee, but not me

When budget hawks squawk about cuts, it tells you they’re not serious about deficit reduction.

By George Zornick  |  12:55 PM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, deficit, military pensions

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 12/26/2013

Campaign to restore unemployment benefits hits the airwaves

The conservative grass-roots groups don’t seem prepared to fight this one.

By George Zornick  |  09:43 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  unemployment

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 12/26/2013

Morning Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:21 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 12/25/2013

Christmas Day Open Thread

Have a great holiday, everyone!

By Greg Sargent  |  07:03 AM ET, 12/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open Threa

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 12/24/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Ryan Cooper  |  04:22 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Happy Hour Roundup

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 12/24/2013

The biggest thing centrists miss about the inequality debate

The left has been howling about jobs and growth for five years now.

By Ryan Cooper  |  01:56 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 12/24/2013

Tough local coverage of unemployment insurance

This looks like a story with legs, and it doesn’t reflect well on the GOP.

By George Zornick  |  01:11 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  unemployment

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Should Democrats press the public option?

A new CNN poll suggests that voters would rally behind a proposal to make Uncle Sam their health insurer.

By George Zornick  |  10:44 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Obamacare

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Morning Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:31 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open Threads

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By George Zornick  |  05:47 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Happy Hour Roundup

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Sen. Joe Manchin’s misreading of gun control politics

Even though his post-Newtown push for a new law failed in Congress, it didn’t fail with the people.

By George Zornick  |  03:08 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Are Republicans ready to surrender on the debt ceiling again?

There are some signs that Republican backbones may be weakening when it comes to the debt limit.

By George Zornick  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Debt limit

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Republicans could face serious backlash over unemployment benefit expiration

A new poll reinforces several major negative perceptions about congressional Republicans.

By George Zornick  |  09:34 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  unemployment, unemployment benefits

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Morning Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:40 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open Threads

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 12/22/2013

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:04 AM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open Threads

Posted at 06:49 AM ET, 12/21/2013

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:49 AM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open Threads

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:18 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Happy Hour Roundup

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Divide deepens among Democrats on Iran

Senator Barbara Boxer is organizing against the Iran sanctions bill sought by Senators Chuck Schumer and Robert Menendez.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:21 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Republicans favor helping poor people get health coverage

But GOP governors are opting out of the Medicaid expansion.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:13 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 12/20/2013

The Morning Plum: Immigration reform coming in 2014?

A top ally of John Boehner says votes may happen in 2014.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:15 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Plum

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  07:34 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Dems plan big Christmas push on unemployment benefits

Liberal groups and labor plan a big campaign that includes TV ads and the targeting of individual Republicans.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:51 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 12/19/2013

White House to Senate Dems: Your Iran sanctions bill makes war more likely

Democrats are increasingly likely to vote on a sanctions bill early next year.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:44 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Morning Plum: Despite O’care rollout, Americans want to expand safety net

A new poll finds that majorities still say the federal government should act to expand health coverage to all Americans.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:02 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Plum

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:15 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Happy Hour Roundup

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 12/18/2013

The GOP Repeal Trap

A revealing exchange in Indiana between a GOP Congressman and his constituent.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:39 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 12/18/2013

White House to get aggressive on climate change?

John Podesta compares the GOP to a “cult.“

By Greg Sargent  |  12:37 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fate of the Earth

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Morning Plum: Democrats should prioritize combatting inequality. It’s popular.

A new poll finds broad support for the idea that the federal government -- yes, Big Gummint -- should combat inequality. Class warfare time!

By Greg Sargent  |  09:17 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Plum

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:34 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Happy Hour Roundup

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Public opinion on Obamacare has been locked in for years

A new poll shows that current opinion on the law is where it was in 2009...and 2010...and 2012...

By Greg Sargent  |  04:24 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Elizabeth Warren sheds light on Washington’s failure

The Massachusetts Senator is rolling out a new credit score bill that is a reminder of just how unambitious policy makers are on the economy these days.

By Ryan Cooper  |  02:36 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/17/2013

A tiny outbreak of functionality in Congress

But the GOP “legislative cartel” is probably still in force.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congress

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 12/17/2013

The Morning Plum: The consequences of GOP opposition to Obamacare

Thanks to the refusal to opt in to the Medicaid expansion, racial, geographic and ethnic disparities in health care coverage are only likely to get worse, a new study finds.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:06 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Plum

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Ryan Cooper  |  05:59 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Happy Hour Roundup

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 12/16/2013

How Democrats can stop financial sector abuse

It’s not too late for Obama to get tough on Wall Street.

By Ryan Cooper  |  03:13 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wall Street

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 12/16/2013

The GOP’s Great Depression agenda

Yes, Republicans really are threatening another debt ceiling hostage crisis.

By Ryan Cooper  |  12:10 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Morning Plum: Insurance industry bets on Obamacare. GOP bets on failure.

Insurance companies will spend hundreds of millions to help make the law work, but Republicans know it has already failed.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:09 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Plum

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 12/15/2013

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:41 AM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open Threads

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 12/14/2013

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:27 AM ET, 12/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open Threads

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:45 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Happy Hour Roundup

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Obamacare class warfare in Kentucky

The “free stuff” argument makes a comeback. Here’s how red state Dems will respond.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:13 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Dems hatch new strategy to pressure GOP on unemployment insurance

Democrats can refuse to support the farm bill unless Republicans agree to a UI extension.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013

The Morning Plum: Congress’ epic fail

Lawmakers remain far more likely to vote on a useless Iran sanctions bill than on extending a lifeline to over one million Americans.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Plum

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  07:08 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Happy Hour Roundup

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Reminder: Over one million people set to lose unemployment insurance

By Greg Sargent  |  04:43 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Boehner boils over

Now that the House Speaker has told the Tea Party to take a hike, let’s get some stuff done!

By Greg Sargent  |  02:04 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 12/12/2013

On Senate reform, Dems should aim higher

They are showing admirable persistence in pushing nominations through, but the remaining dysfunction demands more.

By Ryan Cooper  |  11:28 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Filibuster without end

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Morning Plum: Top pollster advises Dems to go on offense on Obamacare

Stan Greenberg’s extensive new research confirms it yet again: The GOP repeal stance is not a winner.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:19 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Plum

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Ryan Cooper  |  06:37 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Happy Hour Roundup

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Why GOP climate denialism matters less and less

We can begin to imagine a carbon-free future.

By Ryan Cooper  |  04:42 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fate of the Earth

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Like it or not, inequality is a huge issue for Democratic voters

A new poll finds that huge majorities of Dem voters think government should combat inequality.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:42 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inequality

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Republicans will face intense pressure over unemployment benefits

It may not be a big deal inside the Beltway, but the plight of the jobless is resonating big time in local media.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:24 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 12/11/2013

The Morning Plum: Have Obama and the health law bottomed out?

After all of its problems, the Affordable Care Act is still on probation with many voters.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:21 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Plum

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Ryan Cooper  |  06:31 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Happy Hour Roundup

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Senate Dems close in on Iran sanctions bill

Hawks look for a way to level new sanctions while giving the White House the flexibility it wants.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:19 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Another potential boost for Obamacare

State with Republican governors hostile to the law could end up expanding coverage, anyway.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:49 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Time for liberals to make rental housing policy a top issue

It’s another way Democrats can embrace a populist agenda.

By Ryan Cooper  |  12:20 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Housing

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 12/10/2013

The Morning Plum: GOP set to stiff-arm conservatives once again?

Republican leaders appear ready to enter into basic governing compromises.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:03 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Plum

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  07:05 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Happy Hour Roundup

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 12/09/2013

In 2014, the economy may matter more than Obamacare

What if the prognosticators have it all wrong?

By Greg Sargent  |  04:44 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Members of Congress shocked to discover health care system sucks

It’s good that political elites are being exposed to what many of us already knew.

By Ryan Cooper  |  11:45 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Morning Plum: Sequester will be lifted, but unemployed likely to be left behind

A senior Senate Democratic aide tells me the chances of an extension of an unemployment insurance extension for 1.3 million people are “slipping away.“

By Greg Sargent  |  09:09 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Plum

Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 12/08/2013

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:55 AM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open Threads

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 12/07/2013

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:27 AM ET, 12/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open Threads

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Happy Hour Roundup: Obamacare and 2014

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:14 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Happy Hour Roundup

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Fears mount that Dems will undermine White House on Iran

The House may pass a bipartisan measure that could undercut the administration.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:07 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 12/06/2013

To GOP primary voters, even wanting to fix Obamacare is a liability

A Republican candidate in Georgia takes a beating for suggesting the unthinkable.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:03 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Morning Plum: Fate of unemployment insurance hangs in the balance

A budget deal appears to be close, but an extension of benefits for the jobless appears nowhere in sight.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:17 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Plum

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:41 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Happy Hour Roundup

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Democrats should run on ‘affordable health care’

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear tries to set an example for fellow Dems.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:14 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Dems look to jam GOP on unemployment insurance

Nancy Pelosi says she’ll oppose any budget deal that doesn’t extend jobless benefits.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:46 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Why millennials will come around on Obamacare

Conservatives are gleefully predicting that young people won’t enroll. They’re wrong.

By Ryan Cooper  |  11:53 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Morning Plum: Slowly, the political-media narrative on Obamacare turns

Harry Reid says Obamacare will be a plus for Dems in 2014.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:12 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Plum

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Ryan Cooper  |  06:33 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Happy Hour Roundup

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Dems make their bet: Repeal is a loser

The GOP repeal message appears to be sputtering out.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:32 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Inequality is ‘the defining issue of our time’

Obama gives a speech that inequality experts will see as one of the most important presidential addresses in some time.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:01 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inequality

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Will Congress stifle the recovery -- again?

At this point, all we can hope for is that Congress won’t do more damage.

By Ryan Cooper  |  12:08 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 12/04/2013

The Morning Plum: Obama returns to an old standby -- the middle class

The President hopes to link Obamacare to the larger economic themes that have bailed him out in the past.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:19 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Plum

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  06:20 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Happy Hour Roundup

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Medicaid expansion becomes weapon against GOP governors

It’s still good politics for Dems to run on components of the Affordable Care Act.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:28 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013

As do-nothing Congress dithers, a million set to lose unemployment insurance

Sources say Republicans are resisting an extension of benefits.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 12/03/2013

The Morning Plum: Dems try going on offense on Obamacare

What if the GOP stance on health care is a liability, too?

By Greg Sargent  |  09:05 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Plum

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:54 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Like it or not, Obamacare is moving forward

Demand still appears to be there.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:14 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Will Senate Dems really undermine the White House on Iran?

It’s going to be a tough case for them to make.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 12/02/2013

The Morning Plum: Obamacare gets another chance

But Republicans remain absolutely, irrevocably convinced the law has already failed.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:06 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Plum

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 12/01/2013

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:25 AM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Open Threads

 

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