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Sen. Ron Johnson denounces 'mob rule'

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), a former businessman and now a freshman senator, held a conference call Thursday afternoon with a small group of bloggers. For a freshman, he's entirely fluid on the issues and easily navigates between specifics and larger...

By Jennifer Rubin  | March 11, 2011; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (90)
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Red flag: Biggest bond fund dumps U.S. Treasuries

Last fall Jason Thomas, writing in National Affairs, explained the danger of our increasing debt: The government borrows in a currency that it prints, and it is difficult to conceive of a situation in which it would be more advantageous...

By Jennifer Rubin  | March 10, 2011; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Democrats bewitched, bothered and bewildered

Wednesday was not a banner day for Democrats. They were dismissed by the White House and then defeated in the Senate. At Jay Carney's press briefing, there was this exchange: Q: But yesterday several leading Senate Democrats said that these...

By Jennifer Rubin  | March 10, 2011; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Harry Reid blows it again

Just as we saw on the Senate votes on taxes during the lame-duck session, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) led his party over the cliff on spending cuts. On the Senate Democrats' paltry package, Reid could round up only...

By Jennifer Rubin  | March 9, 2011; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Budget shenanigans

The Associated Press reports on the Senate votes today: The Senate is expected Wednesday to defeat both a slashing Republican budget bill and a less painful Democratic plan, in a pair of politically tinged votes cast ironically with an eye...

By Jennifer Rubin  | March 9, 2011; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Bowles and Simpson vs. do-nothingism

Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, the co-chairs of the debt commission, testified before the Senate Budget Committee on Tuesday. Their opening remarks are noteworthy and highlight the unfortunate gap between their serious efforts to stave off a fiscal debacle and...

By Jennifer Rubin  | March 9, 2011; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Older Entries in This Category »

What about those budget talks?, Jennifer Rubin , March 8, 2011
Is Paul Ryan really a 'fraud'?, Jennifer Rubin , March 4, 2011
It's a landslide: Senate passes $4B in cuts, Jennifer Rubin , March 2, 2011
House votes overwhelmingly to cut $4B, Jennifer Rubin , March 2, 2011
Bad timing for Democrats' defense of status quo, Jennifer Rubin , March 1, 2011
Majority Leader Eric Cantor talks to Right Turn, Jennifer Rubin , February 25, 2011
We're simply haggling over the price, Jennifer Rubin , February 25, 2011
More on Daniels's folly, Jennifer Rubin , February 23, 2011
Who's been overreaching?, Jennifer Rubin , February 18, 2011
Obama insists he doesn't add to the debt, Jennifer Rubin , February 17, 2011
Jacob Lew's no good, horrible day, Jennifer Rubin , February 16, 2011
Two facts on the budget, Jennifer Rubin , February 15, 2011
Obama's centrist mask drops, Jennifer Rubin , February 15, 2011
Relishing a fight, Jennifer Rubin , February 14, 2011
Where are the spending cuts?, Jennifer Rubin , February 14, 2011
Why is Obama cutting the Pentagon's budget?, Jennifer Rubin , February 14, 2011
How will Democrats react?, Jennifer Rubin , February 14, 2011
Obama proposes massive increase in the national debt, Jennifer Rubin , February 14, 2011
A 'dodge' or a retreat?, Jennifer Rubin , February 14, 2011
Paul Ryan converts David Brooks, Jennifer Rubin , February 11, 2011
Republicans begin to cut spending, Jennifer Rubin , February 3, 2011
So much for fiscal leadership from Obama, Jennifer Rubin , January 25, 2011
A Republican intervention, Jennifer Rubin , January 24, 2011
Do the GOP debt-limit schemes make sense?, Jennifer Rubin , January 20, 2011
Cut defense, ask questions later, Jennifer Rubin , January 14, 2011
Cutting troops in wartime?, Jennifer Rubin , January 9, 2011
Paul Ryan leads the charge, Jennifer Rubin , January 7, 2011
Raising the debt ceiling, Jennifer Rubin , January 6, 2011
Defunding ObamaCare wasn't exactly a secret, Jennifer Rubin , December 22, 2010
Is America still 'ungovernable'?, Jennifer Rubin , December 21, 2010
What a week, Jennifer Rubin , December 19, 2010
Harry Reid didn't have the votes, Jennifer Rubin , December 16, 2010
From the grave, they still earmark, Jennifer Rubin , December 16, 2010
Obama is fine with 6,000 earmarks, Jennifer Rubin , December 16, 2010
Does Obama support 6000 earmarks?, Jennifer Rubin , December 15, 2010
Congress less popular than ever, Jennifer Rubin , December 15, 2010
Plan B, if the pork-a-thon gets through, Jennifer Rubin , December 15, 2010
 
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