Tag Archives: the debt limit

This: the tea party is ‘mind power boy’ from the Twilight Zone (with bonus clip)

Mediaite’s John Bershad hits the nail on the head.

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Everyone’s mild about Harry: Reid’s plan to take center stage today

Is Harry Reid’s plan the way out of the debt ceiling impasse? Or is he preparing to give away the store?

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Is Obama the last reasonable man in Washington?

My column up at TheGrio.com today on the ongoing debt limit debacle.

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Norquist’s (fatal?) flip flop, and Democrats’ Bush tax cuts opportunity

Grover Norquist, the most powerful unelected person in the United States by some measures — and a man who controls nearly every Republican in Congress, may have just thrown the game.

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Do Republicans want a debt ceiling deal?

You see it in the polls. You hear it in Congressman Eric Cantor’s sneering objections and in Paul Ryan’s refusal to deal. The tea party portion of the Republican base, and the members of congress who are either part of … Continue reading

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New polls show tea party, rest of nation, in different worlds

A new poll shows tea party no longer lives in the same reality as everyone else.

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The vanishing GOP: symbolic votes and tax cut religion

The Republican Party doesn’t really care about deficits. This is now a party that for all intents and purposes, exists for only one reason: cutting taxes on the rich.

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Washington searches for ‘plan B’ on debt ceiling **UPDATE 2: Obama’s presser, GOP in a box

UPDATE 2: The president concluded a nearly hour-long press conference in which he stated that raising the debt ceiling was not enough — that Congress must also tackle our long term debts. Obama said he remains hopeful that it can … Continue reading

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The Wall Street party, trapped in the madhouse

Wall Street and big business bankrolled the tea party in order to put tax cut and deregulation-friendly Republicans in control of Washington. Now, they’re reaping the whirlwind.

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The GOP putting a brave, sneering face on debt ceiling capitulation

So that’s it, then. Mitch McConnell has thrown in the towel … and Eric Cantor is rubbing that towel in John Boehner’s face.

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