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 […]
Not that anyone cares, but it seems that a vast majority of the American public think raising the Medicare eligibility age is stupid.
Here’s a CNBC celebrity having a fit when Raul Grijalva suggests that Medicare shouldn’t be cut: She seemed to be having a very hard time controlling herself. Meanwhile, let’s have […]
Just this: You’ve heard the story many times: Supposedly, any day now investors will lose faith in America’s ability to come to grips with its budget failures. When they do, […]
Here’s a little something for the “some things never change” files: Here’s a radio speech 11/5/34 from Chairman Henry P. Fletcher, Republican National Committee: “We face unusual obstacles. Our party […]
You know that deficit that’s killing us? The one we’re going to fix by “asking the rich to pay a little bit more” and cutting benefits for everyone else? What […]
By Digby As I wrote yesterday, I agree with David’s post below. I honestly think that ideology probably mattered far less than a rejection of the general meanness and lack […]
I know it’s a tough line to walk, but I think Mitt just fell off of it: “We’re counting on Ohio. I know the people of the Atlantic Coast are […]
Here's good old Governor Chris getting down to business with his audience of filthy rich fascists. No wonder they love him so much. He knows exactly what they want to hear --- "pain will be inflicted." And that's what this is all