Chris Bowers caught the Very Serious Man of Integrity Paul Ryan in a slick little sleight of hand.
Better than nothing, but still not much.
When it comes to beating back extremists, I'm all in favor of living to fight another day, so the idea of kicking the can down the road on some horrible debt deal never seems like the worst thing that could happen.
I’ve never understood why so many people think the Social Security actuaries have always been innumerate morons, but perhaps that’s just a result of the decades of propaganda about government […]
Glenn Thrush has an interesting analysis of President Obama’s strategy on gun control and it’s one with which I agree. This truly does seem to be a different approach than […]
Krugman says that he gets phone calls: The White House insists that it is absolutely, positively not going to cave or indeed even negotiate over the debt ceiling — that […]
It remains one of the strangest and saddest aspects of our current economic debates that nobody seems to care all that much about our still painfully high unemployment.
Who knows if this is serious? But McConnell could very well end up with a Tea Party challenger.
I hope Greg Sargent is right about this. It sure sounds like Boehner and McConnell are hedging to me. If they are,then that means any more "offers" from the Democrats to make a "big deal" are offers the Democrats want to make, not ones they have to make.
It turns out, hacking away at government's budget cuts off growth.
When I read David’s post about the intransigence of the Confederate rump of the Republican Party, I thought of this tweet from the other night: Buzzy: @reptomprice told WMAL this […]
Greg Sargent is reporting tha the White House says they will make sure that the Chained CPI sell-out won't hurt the most vulnerable seniors. I don't know if they are basing this on the Simpson-Bowles formula, but if they are, it's bullshit.
If you are looking for thoughtful, informative dialog on the gun issue, take the time to look at Chris Hayes’ show on both days this week-end, if you happened to […]
One of the more positive consequences of this ridiculous fiscal cliff fight seems to be a growing awareness that the beltway is out of touch with the concerns of ordinary Americans.
Politico shares its insights on what the right “deal” should look like: …tax reform that goes way beyond individuals and rates; much deeper Social Security and Medicare changes than currently […]
Here's the thing, once again: all of this is unnecessary.
Today is a progressive "day of action" on the fiscal cliff negotiations with a bunch of organizations holding events around the country.
HuffPost Hill with a little reminder: During a press conference demanding unemployment insurance be part of a fiscal cliff deal, Chuck Schumer noted that last December, 5 million Americans relied […]
Nobody who reads this blog will be the least bit surprised by this turn of events: A growing chorus of Republicans is urging House leaders to abandon their staunch opposition […]
In case you were wondering who are the biggest jackasses in the Senate, here’s a handy list: Alexander (R-TN) Blunt (R-MO) Boozman (R-AR) Burr (R-NC) Chambliss (R-GA) Coats (R-IN) Coburn […]