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OFA: GOP budget could mean loss of nearly one million jobs

The White House and Democrats have taken criticism from some on the left for signaling weakness in budget negotiations with Republicans by accepting billions in cuts at the outset -- a stance that risks letting the GOP define the terms...

By Greg Sargent  | March 7, 2011; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  House GOPers, White House, budget  
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Happy Hour Roundup

* House Speaker John Boehner will not support a strict gun control measure -- set to be introduced by a House GOPer and backed by gun control advocates -- that would make it a crime to carry a gun within...

By Greg Sargent  | January 11, 2011; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (165)
Categories:  Happy Hour Roundup, House Dems, House GOPers, White House  
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The right-wing narrative about Clinton, the Oklahoma bombing, and Obama

President Obama is heading to Arizona to commemorate the victims of Saturday's events in Tucson, and conservatives are already expressing concern about a replay of Bill Clinton's 1995 speech denouncing "purveyors of hatred and division" on the airwaves in the...

By Adam Serwer  | January 11, 2011; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  White House  
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Happy Hour Roundup

* Takedown of the day: Rick Brookhiser on the fantasy that Rudy Giuliani has any chance of becoming the 2012 GOP nominee. Short, but brutal. * Jonathan Cohn is optimistic that Dems are finally showing some fight on health care....

By Greg Sargent  | January 7, 2011; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (117)
Categories:  Happy Hour Roundup, Health reform, House GOPers, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans, White House, deficit  
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Matt Bai: No ideological shift

Matt Bai breaks with the conventional wisdom, arguing that the William Daley pick does not portend an ideological shift on Obama's part: [I]f the appointments of Mr. Daley and Mr. Sperling portend some kind of ideological break from where the...

By Greg Sargent  | January 7, 2011; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Political media, White House  
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Obama didn't govern from the "left," part 973

As I noted yesterday, one problem with the William Daley pick is that it risks reinforcing a totally false interpretation of Obama's first two years: That he governed from the "left." Predictably, the "centrist" group Third Way has jumped on...

By Greg Sargent  | January 7, 2011; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
Categories:  2010 elections, 2012, Health reform, White House  
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