Joe Biden, in a new interview, vows that the Obama administration will make good on its promise to cut the budget, but crucially, he pairs it with a renewed push to end tax cuts for the rich: Vice President Joe...
* First question of the new year: Are Dems really going to go on offense against health reform repeal? And we're off and running! With the new House GOP leadership vowing to vote to repeal health reform before Obama's State...
| January 3, 2011; 8:39 AM ET |
Categories: 2012, Health reform, House GOPers, Political media, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans, filibuster, taxes
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So this afternoon, the Senate voted to ratify New START after months of partisan wrangling and passed the bill giving health benefits to 9/11 heroes after, well, years of partisan wrangling. This, on the same day that Obama signed the...
| December 22, 2010; 4:08 PM ET |
Categories: Foreign policy and national security, Health reform, House GOPers, Senate Republicans, gay rights, taxes
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* The lame duck session's final push comes into view: The historic repeal of don't ask don't tell sets the stage for the final stretch of the lame duck session -- one that's shaping up as a surprisingly good one...
* Obama signed the tax deal into law this afternoon, hailing bipartisan compromise, but also taking full ownership of the deal's success in averting a middle class tax hike: "I refused to let that happen. And because we acted, it's...
* Repeal of don't ask don't tell edges closer to reality: The big news of the morning is that Harry Reid will now hold a cloture vote on Saturday on the stand-alone bil repealing DADT, after talks between Dems and...