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Do people care about the deficit?

Duncan Black poses a question: Nobody cares about the deficit. Why don't people understand this? Matthew Yglesias attempts an answer: Politicians don't understand that the voters don't care about the deficit because the voters themselves don't understand that they don't...

By Greg Sargent  | March 11, 2011; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (100)
Categories:  budget, economy  
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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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Obama seized control of debate over government

That, I think, is the primary takeaway from Obama's State of the Union speech: After an electoral loss that Republicans are casting as a mandate to severely downsize government, Obama's number one goal was to seize control of the debate...

By Greg Sargent  | January 26, 2011; 8:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
Categories:  Health reform, House GOPers, Morning Plum, Tea Party, deficit, economy  
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Happy Hour Roundup

UPDATE, 6:18 p.m.: The first batch of advance excerpts of Obama's speech suggest he'll frame needed government investment in our future (a.k.a. spending) as an imperative of national progress and pride, comparing such investment to that which ultimately allowed the...

By Greg Sargent  | January 25, 2011; 6:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
Categories:  House GOPers, budget, deficit, economy  
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The Morning Plum

* Obama vulnerable on jobs and the economy: Yes, Obama is in the midst of a rebound, particularly among independents, but two new polls out this morning offer a sobering reminder of the ground he needs to make up on...

By Greg Sargent  | January 21, 2011; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
Categories:  House GOPers, Tea Party, economy  
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Christmas Eve Roundup

* It's good to see that Obama is so uninterested in the "triangulation" game that he's banned the word in the White House: Despite all his time studying the Clinton administration, Mr. Obama told his aides that he had no...

By Greg Sargent  | December 24, 2010; 8:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (348)
Categories:  House GOPers, Morning Plum, economy, gay rights  
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Older Entries in This Category »

It's war! AFSCME targets Glenn Beck, Greg Sargent , December 10, 2010
Michael Gerson protests too much, Greg Sargent , November 26, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , November 23, 2010
Left accuses GOP of economic "sabotage", Greg Sargent , November 22, 2010
Obama advisers chart the route back, Greg Sargent , November 14, 2010
The crux of the issue , Greg Sargent , November 11, 2010
Awkward timing for Democrats, Greg Sargent , November 10, 2010
Ideological myopia in the center, Greg Sargent , November 4, 2010
Defining "compromise", Greg Sargent , November 4, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , November 4, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , October 29, 2010
Right-wing group's mailer warns of "Obamavilles", Greg Sargent , October 21, 2010
Big Dog nostalgia, Greg Sargent , October 19, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , October 11, 2010
How low is the public's regard for the GOP?, Greg Sargent , October 8, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , October 7, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , October 6, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , September 28, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , September 27, 2010
Bizarre polling disconnect of the day, Greg Sargent , September 27, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , September 27, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , September 23, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , September 23, 2010
How Dems should talk about stimulus: Localize!, Greg Sargent , September 22, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , September 21, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , September 20, 2010
Dear Dems: Do NOT take GOP deal on tax cuts, Greg Sargent , September 17, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , September 16, 2010
Is the Dems' Bush strategy finally gaining traction?, Greg Sargent , September 16, 2010
White House pounds Mitch McConnell as deficit fraud, Greg Sargent , September 15, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , September 14, 2010
"The Obama tax cuts for the middle class", Greg Sargent , September 13, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , September 13, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , September 10, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , September 10, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , September 9, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , September 9, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , September 8, 2010
The coming war among Dems, Greg Sargent , September 8, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , September 7, 2010
The Democrats' dilemma on the economy, Greg Sargent , September 7, 2010
Labor Day Roundup, Greg Sargent , September 6, 2010
Dems elevate Boehner as face of Bad Old GOP, Greg Sargent , August 24, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , August 23, 2010
Dem candidates balk at ending tax cuts for rich, Greg Sargent , August 20, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , August 20, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , August 19, 2010
The White House's case to voters on the economy, Greg Sargent , August 18, 2010
More signs Beltway deficit hysteria is overblown, Greg Sargent , August 13, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , August 12, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , August 11, 2010
Dems caught in trap of their own making?, Greg Sargent , August 6, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , August 5, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , August 4, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , August 3, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , August 2, 2010
The real reason Dems are tying GOP to Bush, Greg Sargent , August 2, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , August 2, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , July 30, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , July 30, 2010
The "Let Them Eat Want Ads" Caucus, Greg Sargent , July 29, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , July 29, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , July 28, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , July 26, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , July 23, 2010
 
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