Earlier this week, I noted that the Republican plan to take the debt limit hostage to demand unspecified tax reform at a future date was too ridiculous to be believed. […]
According to the Washington Post and Politico, GOP leaders are laying the groundwork to refuse any debt limit increase this year, reneging on debt payments mandated by Congress, shredding the […]
Fix The Debt is a coalition of corporations pushing for a “grand bargain” that would reduce debt by changing Social Security, Medicare and the tax code. Oddly, the coalition spends […]
When Sen. Marco Rubio was questioned by Rush Limbaugh about the bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill, the tone was gentle but the gulf between the two was so wide it may mark the beginning of a rift in the Republican Party.
President Obama’s budget proposal may have a lot of new concessions to Republicans, but on taxes, his flag is firmly planted where it has always been: Make the tax code […]
Having learned the shocking lesson that people don't like regressive tax increases to pay for huge handouts to the wealthy, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has decided to go for the full free lunch.
A new report from the National Employment Law Project, “Scarring Effects: Demographics of the Long-Term Unemployed and the Danger of Ignoring the Jobs Deficit,” is a blaring siren to policymakers […]
The Republican Party’s official “autopsy” begins, “The GOP today is a tale of two parties. One of them, the gubernatorial wing, is growing and successful. The other, the federal wing, […]
This week our federal government effectively shut down the Fung Wah bus company.. Fung Wah had a loyal customer following because it was ridiculously dirt-cheap, $15 one-way from New York […]
Republicans are always warning us of the scourge of federal power and glorifying the genius of the states – aka the laboratories of democracy. On clean energy standards, conservatives have […]
Today, The Week published my essay “Why Obama’s Legacy Doesn’t Need a Grand Bargain.” While austerity ideologues like Alan Simpson are insisting that President needs a “grand bargain” — swapping […]
Today the Republican National Committee released its “autopsy” of its 2012 electoral defeat, officially titled the “Growth and Opportunity Project.” On one hand, it’s a serious attempt to assess how […]
For the past 24 hours, the media has dutifully reported on the budget proposal from Rep. Paul Ryan, even though everyone knows it is extremely unlikely to become law. That’s […]
A small outbreak of sanity has emerged within the conservative movement, with commentators respected among the Right acknowledging that conservatism is failing to speak to today’s problems and today’s people. […]
For weeks the Campaign for America’s Future has been rallying the public, pressuring Congress to simply repeal the sequester. And now, Rep. John Conyers has answered our call. He has […]
Let’s play: Pretend A Democrat Said That. From CNN, here’s Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn claiming the sequester won’t hurt the military: Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said he plans […]
For years liberals were jealous of conservative Republicans for being able to fit their fundamental principles on a bumper sticker: small government, low taxes, strong military. But that Republican mantra […]
As I discussed yesterday, David Leonhardt of the New York Times counseled President Obama to drop using green jobs as a selling point for address climate change. Thankfully, last night […]
Expectations are high for President Obama to get specific about his second-term plans to protect the climate, particularly regarding plans to bypass Congress and use the EPA’s authority to further […]
The Wall Street Journal editorial board today is counseling Republicans that the looming across-the-board spending cuts known as the “sequester” are “unscary” and preferable to any compromise that would raise […]
To get House conservatives to capitulate on temporarily suspending the debt limit without securing any spending cuts, Boehner made a stunning pledge: the upcoming House budget would eliminate the deficit […]
The strong reaction to President Obama’s extended remarks on the climate suggests that he wasn’t doing anything on the matter and suddenly feels liberated to do so. Not so. As […]
Congressional Republicans are really struggling to come up with a strategy for avoiding the blame if they refuse to raise the debt limit, allowing the Treasury to pay off the […]
Overlooked in the aftermath of the “fiscal cliff” deal and the questions about what spending cuts may be around the corner, was this part of President’s Obama statement following the […]
Progressives ranging from Paul Krugman, Noam Scheiber, Greg Sargent and OurFuture.
Yesterday I noted that the main Senate Republican arguments against filibuster reform pretend that Democrats want to do away with minority filibusters, when in fact the proposals on the table […]
In today’s Wall Street Journal, Republican Sen. John Barrasso has an irate oped intended to rally the public against Democratic proposals to end filibuster abuse. But in his tirade he […]
The simmering but underreported Senate fight over filibuster reform may have greater impact on the legislative success of President Obama’s second term than the heavily watched budget battle. Without an […]
A new advertising campaign from three major unions is targeting key congresspeople with a clear message: the way to reduce the deficit is by “creating jobs and growing our economy” […]
One of the most populist Senate campaigns in the 2012 election season was the successful campaign of Elizabeth Warren. Her bread and butter strategy for overcoming Sen. Scott Brown’s lead […]
Mitt Romney’s jobs plan is a collection of bullet points masking the fact that he has literally no proposals to create jobs. President Barack Obama’s newly published jobs plan is […]
Mitt Romney's jobs plan is a collection of bullet points masking the fact that he has literally no proposals to create jobs.
Today, the Campaign for America's Future unveiled TheMiddleClass.org Voter Guide which allows you to see how often your representatives in Congress vote for the middle class. A whopping 181 scored a big fat zero.
Two representatives from New Hampshire are among the members of Congress targeted by a Campaign for Americas Future ad campaign aimed at vulnerable conservative congresspeople who rate the worst on TheMiddleClass.org Voter Guide.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy The real story in Libya is not that there was a local terrorist attack. It’s that the Libyan […]
We've had four and a half hours of presidential and vice-presidential debates.
I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak -- President Barack Obama, 3/25/09
If you go to MittRomney.com/JobsPlan you see an ad in which Romney says:
It's been one week since the debate. How many lies has Mitt Romney and his campaign told since? Let's tally it up. ***