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Permanent Gridlock

Posted by Jay Cost, Weekly Standard On December - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Jay Cost, Weekly StandardDemocrats are convinced that the GOP is not negotiating in good faith, as it is in hock to supposedly extreme antitax activists. Republicans are similarly convinced that President Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Ge...

Feds May Seek To Undermine Laws Legalizing Marijuana

Posted by The New York Times On December - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Senior White House and Justice Department officials are considering plans for legal action against Colorado and Washington that could undermine voter-approved initiatives to legalize the...
The Obama campaign strategically decided to focus on the power of one's inner circle to communicate a message, while the Romney campaign tried to rely on the power of paid media, focusing on advertising to get their message across.

Obama: GOP Tax Proposals Would Put Nonprofits At Risk

Posted by Reuters On December - 4 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
* Charities could be hit by Republican tax plan-White House * Obama aides meet with executives of largest nonprofits * Closing loopholes, deductions nets no...

Republicans Should Force Obama’s Hand

Posted by Glenn Reynolds, USA Today On December - 4 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
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 ...
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) opted to wade finally into the the "fiscal cliff" frenzy with an official GOP counter-offer to President Barack Obama's opening...
The filibuster was never a good idea; it was not anticipated by those who wrote the Constitution, and it has been abused over the last few years in ways that would have been unimaginable to most senators prior to 1975. It needs to go.

White House Awaits GOP Move On Fiscal Cliff

Posted by Mollie Reilly On December - 2 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
WASHINGTON — Republicans have to stop using "political math" and say how much they are willing to raise tax rates on the wealthiest 2 percent...
By Mark Felsenthal HATFIELD, Pa., Nov 30 (Reuters) - With barely a month left before the "fiscal cliff," Republicans and Democrats remained far apart on...

Lee Harvey Oswald’s Apartment Being Demolished

Posted by AP On November - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
DALLAS -- A dilapidated Dallas apartment complex where Lee Harvey Oswald briefly lived before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is being demolished. After...

When Are We Going to Means-Test Government?

Posted by Matt Welch, Reason On November - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Matt Welch, ReasonHere's just how stubborn the growth of government is: Even after a Democratic president wins office by campaigning until Election Eve on a "net spending cut," even after he gives his first proposed budget the humblebra...

GOP Pans Obama’s Budget Plan

Posted by Huey-Burns & McPike, RealClearPolitics On November - 30 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
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...
A BROAD COALITION OF DONORS -- including casino giant MGM, Delta Airlines, a Washington nightclub and thousands of individuals across the country -- together gave...

José Fernando López: Immigration Reform and the Presidential Power

Posted by José Fernando López On November - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
With things as they are -- and even though there are several districts that will be redefined during the next few years -- it will not be easy for the Republicans to lose their majority in the House, at least during the current administration.

HUFFPOST HILL – Grandma Status: Alive, Unmedicated

Posted by Eliot Nelson On November - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
John Boehner will never come as close to experiencing Burning Man as he did today when a group of naked individuals smeared in body...

Michael Hogan: The Best ‘Homeland’ Episode Yet?

Posted by Michael Hogan On November - 25 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Now this is the "Homeland" we've been waiting for! In "Two Hats," the writers piled intrigue on top of intrigue. That tension was there from the start, coiled tight as a spring, as Estes, Quinn, Saul and Carrie puzzle over the disappearance of Brody.

The Odd Case Against Susan Rice

Posted by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic On November - 24 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Ta-Nehisi Coates, The AtlanticErika Johnsen over at Hot Air is not buying Susan Rice's explanation:She relied "solely and squarely" on info from the intelligence community? That seems a bit odd, considering that the intelligence communi...

Joe Peyronnin: Republicans: A Time for Change

Posted by Joe Peyronnin On November - 24 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
As members of the Republican Party reflect on their losses at the polls November 6, they should do so with complete honesty and a commitment...

Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff: Latinas Tipped the Scale

Posted by Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff On November - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Latinas have always been a powerful force, but the 2012 elections demonstrated to the rest of the country our capacity to alter the course of an election and American history. The message remains clear: Latinas are watching, and we do vote.

Sources: DNI Edited Libya Talking Points

Posted by Margaret Brennan, CBS News On November - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Margaret Brennan, CBS News(CBS News) WASHINGTON - CBS News has learned that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) cut specific references to "al Qaeda" and "terrorism" from the unclassified talking points given ...

U.S. Sends Clinton To Mideast As Peace Envoy

Posted by AP On November - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- President Barack Obama is sending Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Middle East in hopes that she can help...
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is preparing to expand the fiscal cliff fight beyond the confines of Washington, travelling the country and leaning on Democratic...

Why Obama’s China Policy Will Work

Posted by Michael Hirsh, National Journal On November - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Michael Hirsh, National JournalRobert Lieberman, the maker of the critically acclaimed documentary, They Call It Myanmar "“ Lifting the Curtain, tells a story that exposes some of the cynical reality behind President Obama's hi...

Barber Wins House Race

Posted by Elyse Siegel On November - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Democrat Ron Barber has won a full term representing Arizona's 2nd Congressional District, the AP reports. Barber won a special election earlier this year to...
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