White House sequester antics

Republicans reject the president's invitation to raise taxes in lieu of the sequester.

Obama’s thirst for taxes

President Obama made clear he wants more revenue so the spendiing cuts can be small.

John Boehner and the 72 percent

Boehner finally has the GOP united -- on tackling spending and standing firm on the debt ceiling.

Getting Ryan right

Horse race coverage misses what Rep. Paul Ryan is all about

George W. Bush’s legacy grows more impressive

With nearly all George W. Bush's tax cuts made permanent, the former president records begins to look distinguished.

Why the left got taken to the cleaners

Despite the right's complaints, it was the left that missed an opportunity to win big.

What leaders do: Cast tough votes

In the end the House vote wasn’t all that close (257-167) to pass the Senate’s fiscal cliff compromise. There were 85 Republicans, including the speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), who voted for the bill. Almost inexplicably, Reps. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Kevin McCarthy (R- Calif.), after the alternative […]

Lessons learned in fiscal follies

Ten take-aways from the fiscal cliff fight.

To govern or not?

The House may select the worst of all economic and political worlds.

McConnell and Biden to the rescue; the grandstanders holler

A fiscal cliff deal is passed in the Senate, despite right-wing grandstanders.

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