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The Morning Plum

* 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...

By Greg Sargent  | March 8, 2011; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
Categories:  Foreign policy and national security, House GOPers, Labor, Morning Plum, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans, deficit  
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Report: House GOP budget cuts would destroy 700,000 jobs

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...

By Greg Sargent  | February 28, 2011; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  House GOPers, budget, deficit, economy  
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Please define `fiscal hawk'

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...

By Greg Sargent  | February 17, 2011; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
Categories:  House GOPers, Social Security, budget, deficit  
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The Morning Plum

* 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...

By Greg Sargent  | February 17, 2011; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Foreign policy and national security, House GOPers, Labor, Morning Plum, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans, Social Security, Tea Party, deficit  
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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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Bipartisanship! Repubs, Dems, indys agree jobs far more important than deficit

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...

By Greg Sargent  | February 11, 2011; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Political media, bipartisanship, deficit  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , February 8, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , January 31, 2011
Do Americans really hate government?, Greg Sargent , January 31, 2011
Americans don't really want to cut government, Greg Sargent , January 26, 2011
GOPers softening tone in wake of SOTU?, Greg Sargent , January 26, 2011
Obama seized control of debate over government, Greg Sargent , January 26, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , January 25, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , January 25, 2011
Obama's speech may seek to redefine the "center", Greg Sargent , January 24, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , January 20, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , January 7, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , January 7, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , January 6, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , January 4, 2011
Democracy, deficits, and 'preemptive fiscal adjustment', Jonathan Bernstein , December 28, 2010
Andy Stern will vote No on deficit commission, Greg Sargent , December 2, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , December 2, 2010
We can't blame Rahm, after all, Adam Serwer , November 30, 2010
Will pay freeze strengthen Obama's hand?, Greg Sargent , November 29, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , November 19, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , November 16, 2010
The crux of the issue , Greg Sargent , November 11, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , November 11, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , November 10, 2010
Awkward timing for Democrats, Greg Sargent , November 10, 2010
 
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