* David Obey predicts Walker will be recalled: Quote of the morning, from former Wisconsin Rep. and top labor ally David Obey: "It is apparent to me that if the Governor does not engage in meaningful compromise, he will be...
| March 8, 2011; 8:43 AM ET |
Categories: Foreign policy and national security, House GOPers, Labor, Morning Plum, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans, deficit
Save & Share:
Lori Montgomery scoops: A Republican plan to sharply cut federal spending this year would destroy 700,000 jobs through 2012, according to an independent economic analysis set for release Monday. The report, by Moody's Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi, offers fresh...
Jon Chait has been tearing his hair out because many media figures have conferred automatic credibility on Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP's front man on the budget, as a "fiscal hawk." Chait points out that no media figures seem to...
* Obama voices strong support for Wisconsin public employees: With the standoff continuing to rage over Governor Scott Walker's push to strip public employees of bargaining rights, Obama has now waded into the debate, denouncing Walker's proposal as an "assault...
| February 17, 2011; 8:41 AM ET |
Categories: Foreign policy and national security, House GOPers, Labor, Morning Plum, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans, Social Security, Tea Party, deficit
Save & Share:
* 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...
Today's Gallup poll finds yet again that the public ranks jobs as a far more important problem than the deficit. The partisan breakdown shows that even Republicans agree with this: While Republicans are more likely to cite the deficit as...