Center For American Progress Takes Direction From Obama White House

By: Monday March 10, 2014 8:46 am

Last week RT America, the Russian state media network, was in the news after two of its anchors voiced opposition – on air – to Russian action in Ukraine. Part of the reaction to these events was a discussion in the media about how RT America covers stories, a discussion which apparently piqued the interest [...]

Republican Establishment Planning Attack On Tea Party In 2014

By: Thursday October 24, 2013 10:43 am

There are many lessons that can be learned from the disastrous 16 day government shutdown this month. One would be that if the Republican Party doesn’t get its act together the 2014 congressional elections could be brutal. And that’s a lesson the Big Business wing of the Republican Party seems to understand as they plot [...]

Romney Has Been Consistent on Social Security: Raise Retirement Age, Progressive Price Indexing

By: Friday October 5, 2012 11:43 am

Mitt Romney explicitly called for an increase in the retirement age in a speech to the Detroit Econmic Club in February 2012, during his campaign for President. He also described “progressive price indexing,” another way to cut benefits. This was all a consistent part of Romney’s views on Social Security during the primary, and it [...]

Romney Proposes Deduction Cap for Tax Plan

By: Wednesday October 3, 2012 6:18 am

Yesterday Mitt Romney offered a far more specific method to get out of his tax math hole than ever before, proposing a potential cap on deductions at $17,000 per person. All deductions for individual tax filers, presumably, would remain active; but once you hit $17,000 with any combination of them, you would be done.

Santorum’s America: No Birth Control but Lots of Free Money for Babies

By: Tuesday January 3, 2012 12:16 pm

With Rick Santorum poised to do well in Iowa today and perhaps play at least a barely-plausible role as an anti-Romney challenger for the GOP nomination, it’s worth looking for a moment at his priorities. Santorum’s tax policy would probably cause less inequality than his rivals. He wouldn’t eliminate the capital gains tax, only reduce [...]

Romney Offers Support to Ryan Plan to End Medicare

By: Friday December 9, 2011 8:55 am

This salvo from a Romney-linked Super PAC includes the charge that Newt Gingrich supported a health insurance mandate they call “the centerpiece of Obamacare.” The fact that it was also the centerpiece of Romneycare doesn’t appear in the advertisement. But Romney, now the underdog for the GOP nomination, has to scrap back by attacking Gingrich [...]

Republican Power Play on Payroll Tax Cut Performing to Expectations

By: Friday December 9, 2011 8:15 am

The litany of poison pill riders in the Republican version of payroll tax cut legislation kind of gives the game away. Not only would the Keystone XL pipeline authorization get ripped from the President, not only would the EPA boiler rule get rolled back, not only would money be taken from parts of the Affordable [...]

Cain Train Ends Reign; Plan B a Website

By: Saturday December 3, 2011 11:23 am

In a sad day for anyone who likes to laugh, Herman Cain suspended his Presidential campaign after multiple allegations of sexual harassment and extra-marital affairs, quoting Pokemon on the way out the door and shifting his prodigious star-power into a website rife with misspellings. In a long, rambling speech, Cain said that he would suspend [...]

Trump Announces Plan to Run for President of Sundays at 9 This Fall on NBC

By: Monday May 16, 2011 10:17 am

Donald Trump released a statement, the morning of the NBC upfronts which included his Celebrity Apprentice on the fall schedule, that he would not run for President, even though he totally could have won and whipped you slobs into shape: After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the [...]

Gingrich Undermines Ryan on Medicare Phase-Out Scheme

By: Monday May 16, 2011 8:45 am

Newt Gingrich showed why he will never become the Republican nominee for President on his first weekend as a candidate. In a week when Republicans hope to “rebrand” their plan to end Medicare, Gingrich went on Meet the Press and savaged the idea: DAVID GREGORY: Do you think that Republicans ought to buck the public [...]

Kay Bailey Hutchison Won’t Seek Re-Election in 2012

By: Thursday January 13, 2011 10:22 am

In a way, you can say that the Tea Party has already garnered its first victory of the next election cycle: Kay Bailey Hutchison will not run for re-election to the U.S. Senate. “I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for re-election in 2012,” she wrote to supporters. “That should give [...]

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