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Happy Hour Roundup

* House Republicans unveil another proposal to temporarily fund the government with $6 billion in cuts, and oddly enough, Senate Democrats are far quicker to embrace the proposal than conservative groups are, a sign of how far to the right...

By Greg Sargent  | March 11, 2011; 6:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  Foreign policy and national security, Happy Hour Roundup, House GOPers, Labor, Senate Dems, budget  
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Marc Thiessen invents a terrorist group

Yesterday, in an attempt to justify New York GOP Rep. Peter King's broad and pointless hearings on domestic radicalization, consevative Post writer Marc Thiessen decided he'd invoke a terrorist group that does not yet exist: Al-Shabab/al-Qaeda in East Africa. In...

By Adam Serwer  | March 11, 2011; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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Happy Hour Roundup

* Taken all together, liberal groups have raised nearly $2 million for recall drives against Wisconsin GOP state senators, a sign that the national Dem base won't lose interest in this standoff anytime soon. * Sam Stein's reporting reveals the...

By Greg Sargent  | March 10, 2011; 6:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
Categories:  Foreign policy and national security, Happy Hour Roundup, Health reform, House GOPers, Labor, budget  
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Pete King's Muslim hearings turned out to be relatively sane -- thanks to pressure from left

At the conclusion of his Homeland Security Committee hearings on "the Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response," GOP Rep. Peter King noted with obvious satisfaction that the hearings had gone better than they could...

By Adam Serwer  | March 10, 2011; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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The Morning Plum

* The smoke clears from the wreckage in Wisconsin: As everyone takes stock of yesterday's events, it's becoming clearer that the situation in Wisconsin is now going to escalate exponentially, and on multiple fronts. Today labor leaders and strategists involved...

By Greg Sargent  | March 10, 2011; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
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Happy Hour Roundup

UPDATE, 7:59 p.m.: The Wisconsin Democratic Party sends over a copy of the forthcoming statement from Dem chair Mike Tate, and note the explicit threat to mount a recall drive targeting Governor Scott Walker: "Using tactics that trample on the...

By Greg Sargent  | March 9, 2011; 6:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
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The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , March 9, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , March 8, 2011
Pete King's three ring circus, Greg Sargent , March 8, 2011
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Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , March 7, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , March 3, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , February 28, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , February 24, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , February 18, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , February 17, 2011
Rand Paul doesn't get to be Russ Feingold yet, Adam Serwer , February 16, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , February 16, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , February 14, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , February 14, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , February 11, 2011
Obama: "Today belongs to the people of Egypt" , Greg Sargent , February 11, 2011
Egypt, Greg Sargent , February 11, 2011
Newsflash: Tea Party didn't kill Patriot Act, Adam Serwer , February 9, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , February 9, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , February 8, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , February 7, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , February 7, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , February 4, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , February 3, 2011
What should Obama do next on Egypt?, Adam Serwer , February 3, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , February 3, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , February 2, 2011
Egyptian protesters clash, Adam Serwer , February 2, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , February 2, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , February 1, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , February 1, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , January 31, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , January 28, 2011
White House hardens line on Egypt, Greg Sargent , January 28, 2011
A difficult challenge in Yemen, Adam Serwer , January 27, 2011
Defunding USAID Is a bad idea, Adam Serwer , January 21, 2011
The Miranda dodge, Adam Serwer , January 20, 2011
The mixed record of Joe Lieberman, Adam Serwer , January 19, 2011
Bush doesn't deserve credit for Tunisia, Adam Serwer , January 18, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , December 23, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , December 22, 2010
Obama bested GOP in extraordinary lame duck session, Greg Sargent , December 22, 2010
Deal reached on 9/11 bill, clearing way for passage, Greg Sargent , December 22, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , December 22, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , December 21, 2010
GOP obstruction made START a White House win, Adam Serwer , December 21, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , December 21, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , December 20, 2010
Time for the GOP to get serious on START, Adam Serwer , December 20, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , December 17, 2010
The Senate GOP's bore on Christmas, Adam Serwer , December 16, 2010
Why Gen. Amos is wrong about his own Marines, Adam Serwer , December 15, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , December 10, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , December 7, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , December 6, 2010
Sunday Open Thread, Greg Sargent , December 5, 2010
Can we please have some nuance?, Greg Sargent , December 3, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , December 3, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , December 2, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , November 29, 2010
Marc Thiessen's enduring affection for torture, Adam Serwer , November 29, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , November 29, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , November 24, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , November 23, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , November 22, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , November 22, 2010
A victory for the rule of law, Adam Serwer , November 18, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , November 17, 2010
Republican irresponsibility on START, Adam Serwer , November 17, 2010
Palin palling around with Tancredo's extremism, Adam Serwer , November 2, 2010
The GOP's fear-based agenda, Adam Serwer , October 29, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , October 25, 2010
Juan Williams gets it right, Greg Sargent , October 22, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , October 22, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , October 21, 2010
Juan Williams clarifies -- without clarifying, Greg Sargent , October 21, 2010
Thiessen's misleading attack on due process, Adam Serwer , October 15, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , October 13, 2010
White people haven't gone crazy, Adam Serwer , October 12, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , October 5, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , October 1, 2010
Rank anti-mosque bigotry flops as campaign tactic, Greg Sargent , September 30, 2010
Confronting Islamophobic conspiracy theories, Adam Serwer , September 30, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , September 22, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , September 22, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , September 21, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , September 10, 2010
Obama again speaks up for `Ground Zero mosque', 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
Labor Day Roundup, Greg Sargent , September 6, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , August 27, 2010
Senator Lugar won't take position on "mosque", Greg Sargent , August 27, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , August 27, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , August 26, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , August 26, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , August 25, 2010
The Cheney-ization of the GOP, part II, Greg Sargent , August 25, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , August 25, 2010
"Mosque" fight reveals Cheney-ization of GOP, Greg Sargent , August 24, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , August 24, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , August 23, 2010
Charles Krauthammer's transparent dodge, Greg Sargent , August 20, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , August 19, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , August 19, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , August 18, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , August 17, 2010
House Democrat now politicizing mosque issue, Greg Sargent , August 17, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , August 17, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , August 16, 2010
One of the finest moments of Obama's presidency, Greg Sargent , August 14, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , August 13, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , August 12, 2010
The absurdity of the anti-mosque camp, Greg Sargent , August 12, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , August 11, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , August 10, 2010
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Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , August 3, 2010
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Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , August 2, 2010
The absurdity of the "mosque exclusion zone", Greg Sargent , August 2, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , August 2, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , July 29, 2010
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Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , July 27, 2010
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Monday Roundup, Greg Sargent , July 5, 2010
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Michael Steele speaks truth to power, Greg Sargent , July 2, 2010
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Sunday Roundup, Greg Sargent , June 27, 2010
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Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , June 2, 2010
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Cantor to Obama: Stand up for Israel!, Greg Sargent , June 1, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , June 1, 2010
Memorial Day Open Thread, Greg Sargent , May 31, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , May 25, 2010
Rand Paul: Deport terrorists to Afghanistan, Greg Sargent , May 24, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , May 24, 2010
Saturday Roundup, Greg Sargent , May 15, 2010
How real is this plan to revise Miranda?, Greg Sargent , May 14, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , May 13, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , May 13, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , May 11, 2010
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Sunday Roundup, Greg Sargent , May 9, 2010
Saturday Roundup, Greg Sargent , May 8, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , May 5, 2010
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , May 5, 2010
Happy Hour Roundup -- and Welcome!, Greg Sargent , May 4, 2010
 
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