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Ryan, Rubio, and a Fresh Coat of Paint

Steve Benen, MSNBCRepublican Party leaders realize they have an image problem. Today's GOP, especially after the most recent national elections, is perceived as a party committed to protecting the wealthy at all costs, which in turn alienates the…

Republicans Should Force Obama’s Hand

Glenn Reynolds, USA Today3:48PM EST December 3. 2012 – As we careen toward the "fiscal cliff," the House GOP faces a problem. Obama won't offer his own detailed plan which will involve big tax increases, until they offer their own plan …

Magical Thinking in New Republican Plan

Greg Sargent, Washington PostSo yesterday, House GOP leaders offered up their own fiscal cliff proposal. In exchange for substantial spending cuts, the big concession Republicans would make is that they would agree to $800 billion in new revenues. The…

Obama Risks Repeating First-Term Mistake

Jonah Goldberg, USA TodayWe've all heard that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce. But what do you call it when it starts as farce? On Monday, House Republicans gave the president a second chance to redeem himself, but will he…

The GOP’s Big Budget Mumble

Paul Krugman, New York TimesIn the ongoing battle of the budget, President Obama has done something very cruel. Declaring that this time he won’t negotiate with himself, he has refused to lay out a proposal reflecting what he thinks Republic…

GOP Must Fight Corporate Welfare

Milton Wolf, Washington TimesBy Dr. Milton R. Wolf-The Washington Times Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Enlarge PhotoView resultsNo one accuses establishment Republicans of being terribly brave or bright, but this insanity has got to stop:…

Arianna Huffington: Sunday Roundup

This week, President Obama’s initial proposal in the fiscal cliff showdown sparked merriment and outrage from Republican leaders, who pretended they hadn’t heard the same details six weeks ago. Susan Rice continued to have nomination meetings even without a nomination, but failed to win over GOP senators who are still "troubled" by Bengha

A Teachable Moment for the GOP

Ben Domenech, RicochetUber-consultant Mike Murphy believes that the way forward for the Republican Party is to ditch conservatism, particularly its social variety; stop doing campaigns the way they were done 25 years ago; and push back against the Jim…

GOP Pans Obama’s Budget Plan

Huey-Burns & McPike, RealClearPoliticsDemocratic and Republican leaders have needled each other this week to make the first move in the staring match over how to avert the looming fiscal cliff. On Thursday, the White House finally jumped, offering…

Republican Hypocrisy on Susan Rice

Michael Williams, The GuardianThe Republican crusade against Susan Rice, US ambassador to the United Nations, continues unabated. Dr Rice, a favourite to succeed outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is charged by some Republicans with "ly…