What Happens if Ron Paul Wins the Ames Straw Poll?

By |August 12th, 2011|

Mitt Romney will breathe a sigh of relief, though Politico thinks he's got to reach the McCain bar. Michele Bachmann better come in second. Tim Pawlenty is toast unless he comes in second, and Newt keeps trying to pay off his debt. As for Rick Perry, he continues to act like Iowa doesn't matter, while [...]

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Wisconsin News: Democrats Win 2 out of 6

By |August 9th, 2011|

**UPDATED** To update, The Fix has the whole story today. It wasn't enough to take back the Senate, but it's a beginning that could mean something very big by the time 2012 rolls around. I've got one thing to say about that: Run, Russ, Run. Consider this an open thread. Good coverage from Ed Schultz, [...]

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Matt Damon on Teachers

By |August 3rd, 2011|

Pres. Obama has already telegraphed that he's ready to work with Republicans, as the Administration prepares to privatize education, while changing the public school system under the mantel of "reform." Matt Damon played offense recently and he effusively heaped praise on the teachers who don't get paid enough and take way too much grief for [...]

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Barack Obama on a Bus Pitching Jobs

By |August 3rd, 2011|

"Pivot [to jobs] is not an appropriate word. It is continuing the focus we have had..." (Via Sam Stein on Twitter) That is the funniest thing I've read today, until I read this... From The Hill: President Obama will travel the Midwest by bus this summer to talk up the White House's job-creation efforts and [...]

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Obama’s ‘Balanced Approach’ is a Democratic Killer

By |July 10th, 2011|

**UPDATED** President Barack Obama will push leaders of Congress to stay focused on negotiating a large deficit-reduction package, despite the decision by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to abandon talks on a grand bargain, senior administration officials said Sunday. - Barack Obama will push for biggest deal possible

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Tim Pawlenty on Minnesota Shutdown

By |July 1st, 2011|

**UPDATED** Since nothing else is working for Mr. Pawlenty, after trying neoconservatism, he's now channeling Newt. From Politico: "I think it was nine days (of shutdown) at that time, and I think we could have gotten a better deal if we had allowed that to continue for a while and the people of Minnesota would [...]

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The Great Equivocator

By |June 26th, 2011|

With each equivocation, the man in the Oval Office shields his identity and cloaks who the real Barack Obama is. - Maureen Dowd In a dead on devastating piece, I still have to say... Come come, Ms. Dowd, surely you jest. Barack Obama is The Great Equivocator. It's who he is. Nate Silver provides important [...]

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‘American Dream Movement’ Intends to Rival Tea Party from the Left

By |June 24th, 2011|

From Chris Cilliza, who doesn't believe Van Jones can replicate on the Left what the Tea Party did on the Right. Of course, Cilizza says it's "unlikely," which in traditional journo speak means not a chance in hell. "We think we can do what the tea party did," Jones said in an interview with The [...]

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Supreme Court Unanimously Decides Wal-Mart Case on Class Size

By |June 20th, 2011|

Big verdict today. From CNN's Jeffrey Toobin: "The Supreme Court has basically said this is too big a case," Toobin said. "The facts are so different regarding each of the plaintiffs that it's not fair to Wal-Mart to lump them into one case." - Toobin: High Court addressed only class size, not discrimination, in Wal-Mart [...]

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Progressive Notes: Labor Tells Dem “We will Primary You,” and much more

By |June 11th, 2011|

Texan4Hillary offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. Thanks to Rachel Maddow for hammering the hypocrisy of our puritanical pols in saying progressive Congressman Weiner resign. Unlike Ed Schultz, who has begged all week for Weiner to go, Maddow has hammered at the Right. She gets that having a progressive who can speak with [...]

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