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The Morning Plum

* The next frontier in Wisconsin fight: Beginning today, a union official says, labor will intensify pressure on moderate GOP state senators to break with Governor Scott Walker and work out a compromise with public employees. Key fact: 14 out...

By Greg Sargent  | February 23, 2011; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
Categories:  House GOPers, Labor, Morning Plum, Senate Dems, abortion, budget  
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The Morning Plum

* Wisconsin poll finds strong support for public employees: With the standoff in Wisconsin intensifying, the well-respected Dem firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner has released a new polling memo -- bankrolled by unions -- finding strong opposition to Governor Scott Walker's...

By Greg Sargent  | February 22, 2011; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  House GOPers, Labor, Morning Plum, Senate Dems, Tea Party, abortion  
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Happy Hour Roundup

* The White House stands by Obama's firm opposition to rolling back the bargaining rights of Wisconsin public employees. * MSNBC's First Read gang hits on a crucial point about the anti-public employee drive: "they could be waking up a...

By Greg Sargent  | February 18, 2011; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
Categories:  Happy Hour Roundup, House Dems, House GOPers, Labor, Senate Dems, abortion  
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House Dem reveals abortion on the House floor

Strong stuff from Dem Rep. Jackie Speier of California, who delivered an emotional speech on the House floor last night, revealing she had an abortion as she dressed down a Republican colleague for trivializing the decisionmaking that goes into deciding...

By Greg Sargent  | February 18, 2011; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (77)
Categories:  House Dems, abortion  
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South Dakota lawmaker, under fire, is now mulling changes to "justifiable homicide" unborn proposal

South Dakota state representative Phil Jensen -- who unexpectedly found himself in the center of a national firestorm yesterday over his proposal to expand the state's definition of "justifiable homicide" to apply to killings in defense of the unborn --...

By Greg Sargent  | February 16, 2011; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Happy Hour Roundup

* Obama vows to veto the House GOP's proposed $60 billion in spending cuts. * Organizing for America is ramping up a new push to sell the stimulus, health reform and other Obama policies to small business people across the...

By Greg Sargent  | February 15, 2011; 6:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (103)
Categories:  Happy Hour Roundup, House GOPers, Tea Party, abortion, budget, deficit  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , February 11, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , February 11, 2011
Pelosi vows huge fight against GOP over abortion, Greg Sargent , February 10, 2011
 
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