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What Cole understood better than virtually anyone else in his party -- with the possible exception of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell -- is that the GOP was playing an away game in the fiscal cliff negotiations.

  • Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
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  • Jan 2, 2013
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Until the GOP's tax increase defectors include tea party freshmen and vulnerable members, it's hardly a movement.

Five politicians who matter in the fiscal cliff debate.

  • Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
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  • Dec 3, 2012
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Norquist himself has suggested that not renewing tax cuts doesn't constitute a violation of his pledge.