The Center for American Progress (CAP), a progressive front group for corporate Democrats, has decided to go on the record in assisting Larry Summers’ quest to become Chair of the Federal Reserve. In a New York Times story titled The Fed, Lawrence Summers, and Money the president of the Center for American Progress, Neera Tanden, goes [...]
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|By: David Dayen Monday December 10, 2012 6:16 am|
Staffers in this White House in particular float trial balloons on a continual basis on virtually every issue of importance to gauge public response, and the whole point of that exercise is to actually respond to it rather than not take it seriously. And if that’s the case, and the eligibility age conversation represented a trial balloon, I think we can say it’s been effectively and efficiently popped. Because over the weekend, Dick Durbin, perhaps the closest US Senator to the White House, criticized the idea.