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The Morning Plum

* House GOP to take plunge into "entitlement" cuts: GOP Rep Paul Ryan says in a new interview that House Republicans will take the first step into the "entitlements" briar patch, vowing to offer fundamental changes to Medicare and Medicaid...

By Greg Sargent  | March 11, 2011; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
Categories:  House GOPers, Labor, Morning Plum, Senate Dems, Social Security, budget  
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The Morning Plum

* Lefty groups expand advertising in Wisconsin: Over $400,000 has now flowed in from around the country to support the airing of that ad featuring ordinary Wisconsinites making the case against Governor Scott Walker. And the Progressive Change Campaign Committee's...

By Greg Sargent  | March 4, 2011; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
Categories:  House GOPers, Labor, Morning Plum, Political media, Senate Dems, Social Security, budget  
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Monday Roundup

* Good for Senator Dick Durbin for stating clearly exactly what the historical stakes are in Wisconsin. His appearance on Meet the Press yesterday is worth quoting at length: Let me tell you why what's happening in Wisconsin, just north...

By Greg Sargent  | February 21, 2011; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (127)
Categories:  Labor, Senate Dems, Social Security  
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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

* With protests in Wisconsin raging over Governor Scott Walker's push to strip public employees of their union rights, he first tried claiming that the tens of thousands of protestors are not significant because there are "about 5.5 million people...

By Greg Sargent  | February 16, 2011; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (127)
Categories:  Happy Hour Roundup, House GOPers, Labor, Political media, Social Security  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Obama: Social Security isn't the problem, Greg Sargent , February 15, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , February 15, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , February 14, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , January 28, 2011
Americans don't really want to cut government, Greg Sargent , January 26, 2011
Obama's speech may seek to redefine the "center", Greg Sargent , January 24, 2011
 
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