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Happy Hour Roundup

* Jackie Calmes reports from inside the White House that officials are confident they have the upper hand over the GOP in the coming debt ceiling standoff. * Jake Tapper takes a skeptical look at the Obama administration's record on...

By Greg Sargent  | February 11, 2011; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (159)
Categories:  Foreign policy and national security, Happy Hour Roundup, House Dems, House GOPers, abortion, debt ceiling  
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The Morning Plum

* Obama and Chamber of Commerce to make nice: The President's speech to the Chamber today will prompt a lot of talk about a "thaw" in relations, but the truth is that the Chamber remains wholly committed on every level...

By Greg Sargent  | February 7, 2011; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
Categories:  Foreign policy and national security, Health reform, House GOPers, Morning Plum, Political media, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans, debt ceiling  
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Happy Hour Roundup

* Obama says he's "encouraged" by the restraint shown today in Egypt, but urges Mubarak to continue on a path towards change "that is orderly but that is meaningful and serious." * And the administration is privately pushing opposition groups...

By Greg Sargent  | February 4, 2011; 6:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (151)
Categories:  Happy Hour Roundup, Health reform, House GOPers, Senate Republicans, Tea Party, debt ceiling  
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The Morning Plum

* Monthly jobs report on tap: It's expected to show a modest gain of 146,000 jobs, with unemployment at 9.5 percent, though some analysts are more optimistic. * Obama administration in talks with Egypt on how to begin that "orderly...

By Greg Sargent  | February 4, 2011; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (101)
Categories:  Foreign policy and national security, Health reform, House Dems, Morning Plum, Political media, Senate Republicans, Tea Party, budget, debt ceiling  
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The Morning Plum

* Obama administration allies itself with Egypt protestors: Good read from Karen DeYoung, who talks to senior White House officials about their delicate balancing act on the Egypt crisis. Calls for an "orderly transition" represent language carefully chosen to signal...

By Greg Sargent  | January 31, 2011; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  Foreign policy and national security, House Dems, House GOPers, Morning Plum, Senate Republicans, Tea Party, debt ceiling  
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The Morning Plum

* The public agrees: Political climate can cause political violence. CNN released a new poll this weekend on attitudes towards the Arizona shooting, and the key number from the internals is this one: A majority, 54 percent, thinks it very...

By Greg Sargent  | January 18, 2011; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
Categories:  2012, Health reform, House Dems, House GOPers, Political media, Tea Party, debt ceiling  
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