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Boehner and McConnell









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Tax Cuts









Posted on Dec 6, 2012 ENLARGE


The Time Is Near









Posted on Dec 6, 2012 ENLARGE


Santa Disbelief









Posted on Dec 6, 2012 ENLARGE


Arithmetic for Republicans: Why Boehner’s ‘Offer’ Just Doesn’t Add Up

If President Obama honestly wants to negotiate an agreement with Republicans before the year-end fiscal deadline, he must be deeply frustrated. And if he doesn’t really want to negotiate with them, then he should be delighted, for the same reason.

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 READ MORE


The Conservative Learning Curve

Over the long run, the most important impact of an election is not on the winning party but on the loser.

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Worst 2012 Election Predictions, Michelle Obama’s Political Future, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a major backer of Mitt Romney’s failed presidential campaign lashing out at voters and what a new poll on gay marriage shows.

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 READ MORE



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GOP Senators Kill Treaty That Would Have Protected Disabled

The international treaty forbids discrimination against those with disabilities. So why didn’t Republicans want to pass it?

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 READ MORE



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Hurricane Sandy in the Age of Disposability and Neoliberal Terror

Hurricane Sandy not only failed to arouse a heightened sense of moral outrage and call for justice, it has quickly been woven into a narrative that denied those larger economic and political forces, mechanisms and technologies by which certain populations are rendered human waste.

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 READ MORE


Not My Ebenezer









Posted on Dec 5, 2012 ENLARGE


Sanders Reacts to the GOP Budget Plan

The independent senator from Vermont appeared on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation with Al Sharpton” on Monday to talk about the ongoing budget negotiations between Democrats and Republicans, respectively the winners and losers of last month’s national referendum on economic policy in America.

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



Office of the Speaker of the House/Bryant Avondoglio

Boehner Plays a Weak Hand

How dare he? President Obama, I mean: How dare he do what he promised during the campaign? How dare he insist on a “balanced approach” to fiscal policy that includes a teensy-weensy tax increase for the rich? Oh, the humanity.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 READ MORE


Grinch Old Party









Posted on Dec 3, 2012 ENLARGE


Outreach









Posted on Dec 3, 2012 ENLARGE



GOP’s ‘Doomsday Plan,’ Cory Booker’s Food Stamp Challenge, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the climate change deal President Obama is quietly putting together behind the scenes and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s latest confrontation.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 READ MORE


GOP









Posted on Dec 3, 2012 ENLARGE



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Why Sane Bargaining Looks Strange

President Obama’s victory blew up the framework created by the 2010 elections, which forced him to play defense. Now, he finally has room to move. That’s the only way to understand the ongoing budget talks.

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 READ MORE



Geithner Says GOP Will Cave, Allen West Compares Himself to Lincoln, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including what a new analysis says about your tax rates today, the Kennedy Center Honors for 2012 will be awarded and Nate Silver responds to Politico’s criticism.

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 READ MORE



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Krugman Derides ‘Pathetic’ GOP Fiscal Cliff Offer

The Nobel Prize-winning economist puts specifics offered by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell through some harsh analysis.

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 READ MORE


GOP Agenda









Posted on Dec 1, 2012 ENLARGE


Whistling Dixie









Posted on Dec 1, 2012 ENLARGE


Life of Pie









Posted on Nov 30, 2012 ENLARGE


Boehner Ball









Posted on Nov 30, 2012 ENLARGE


Not So Merry Go Round









Posted on Nov 30, 2012 ENLARGE


Explanation Tour 2012









Posted on Nov 30, 2012 ENLARGE



White House / Pete Souza

Opening Positions on the Cliff Deal: Deja Vu All Over Again

By signaling its willingness not to raise top rates as high as they were under President Clinton and to cut some $400 billion from projected increases in Medicare and other entitlement spending, the White House has ceded important ground.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 READ MORE


Whacking Susan Rice









Posted on Nov 29, 2012 ENLARGE



White House/Pete Souza

In Baseless Persecution of Rice, Republican Reputations Will Sink

The opposition to Susan Rice is cobbled together from the remnants of a failed “October Surprise” election gambit, and has left President Obama little choice but to move ahead with her nomination.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 READ MORE


Ignore Grover (and Learn From Him)

Pretending that Norquist is more powerful than he is allows Republicans to win acclaim they haven’t earned yet.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 READ MORE


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Let the Bush Tax Cuts for the Wealthy Expire Already

Now is the time to hold Democrats accountable and ensure that we do deficit reduction in a way that is fair, while also protecting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 READ MORE



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Who Is Grover Norquist?

Although Norquist’s name seems to be everywhere these days, many know little about the man whose tax pledge is virtually holding the “fiscal cliff” budget negotiations hostage.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 READ MORE


Bungee-Jumping Over the Fiscal Cliff

What’s the best way to pressure Republicans into agreeing to extend the Bush tax cuts for the middle class while ending them for the wealthy?

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 READ MORE



Obama and Romney to Meet Again, Ricks Calls Fox News Statement ‘Horseshit,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Rick Perry’s announcement about a major announcement and Gennifer Flowers’ latest allegation about Bill Clinton.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 READ MORE


Norquist the Muppet









Posted on Nov 28, 2012 ENLARGE


Grover Norquist Pledge









Posted on Nov 28, 2012 ENLARGE



White House / Pete Souza

Will Timothy Geithner Lead Us Over or Around the Fiscal Cliff?

If “pragmatic deal maker,” as The Wall Street Journal describes Geithner, means someone who believes any deal with Republicans is better than no deal, and deficit reduction is more important than job creation, we could be in for a difficult December.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 READ MORE



Santorum May Not Be Done Running Yet, Nude Protests at Boehner’s Office, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the entitlement program top Senate Democrats say is not on the “fiscal cliff” chopping block, and a former Republican senator has some harsh words for anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 READ MORE


Benghazi









Posted on Nov 27, 2012 ENLARGE


GOP and the Shrinking White Southern Vote









Posted on Nov 27, 2012 ENLARGE


Grover Dumpty









Posted on Nov 27, 2012 ENLARGE


Self-Reflection









Posted on Nov 27, 2012 ENLARGE


New Strategy









Posted on Nov 26, 2012 ENLARGE


Ping Pong









Posted on Nov 26, 2012 ENLARGE


Life of O









Posted on Nov 26, 2012 ENLARGE



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Cracks in the Anti-Tax Wall

We’re seeing the first signs in years that on the question of taxation—one of the fundamental responsibilities of government—the GOP may be starting to recover its senses.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 READ MORE



GOP Backs Off Norquist Anti-Tax Pledge, Fox News Dissed on Fox News, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including another legal challenge to President Obama’s health care law and billionaire Warren Buffet discusses what Congress should do about taxing the wealthy.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 READ MORE


Fiscal Cliff









Posted on Nov 26, 2012 ENLARGE


GOP and Benghazi









Posted on Nov 26, 2012 ENLARGE



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Why Is the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers Helping the Republicans?

The White House is trying to scare average people about the consequences of the “fiscal cliff.”

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 READ MORE


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