compromise

White House: Let's Keep Chained CPI Cuts On The Table
Nope, Obama won't give up on his dream. He wants that chained CPI, and he's still hoping he can get it. Read more...
Newt Gingrich Pretends Obama Hasn't Compromised With Republicans
Newt Gingrich once again attempts to revise history by pretending President Obama hasn't been willing to compromise with Republicans. Read more...
Republicans have done a whole lot of things to damage their "brand" and still haven't figured out what to do to quit being the "stupid party" after their losses in the last election, but note to Kathleen Parker -- refusing to raise taxes in order to lower the budget deficit is not one of them. The majority of their own constituents don't agree with them on this issue, but that didn't stop Parker from pretending it would damage them on this Sunday's Meet the Press: Read more...
In his weekly address, President Obama tells the American people that a series of harmful budget cuts—called the sequester—have taken effect because Congress failed to act. Because Republicans in Congress refused to compromise to close tax loopholes for the wealthiest Americans, hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose their jobs or see their paycheck reduced, and middle class families will be hurt. Read more...
Last Monday, something remarkable happened. PBS aired their newest Frontline segment on the first four years of Obama's presidency. In the opening segment, Frank Luntz crowed proudly about how the strategy session he organized and which took Read more...

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The tea party Republican candidate who defeated Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar (R) after six terms in Tuesday's GOP primary says that his definition of "compromise" means that Democrats will have to come around the the right's way of thinking. "What Read more...
In what was overall a pretty softball interview with House Majority Leader Republican Eric Cantor, there was one pretty telling moment when it comes to the type of toxic political environment we're living in, due primarily to Congressional leaders Read more...
That's the 4 trillion-dollar question. Because if there are, then this whole debt ceiling debate will play out much differently than it has so far. But if there aren't -- if they've all gone over to the dark side -- then we're in for some bumpy Read more...
David Dayen really throws down the moral gauntlet with this piece titled "The Last Lecture," in which he identifies Obama's core principle as compromise. It's really good, I hope everyone reads the whole thing: In March, Obama spoke to Read more...
Cenk Uygur had better not stay on vacation for too much longer or he might find his job in jeopardy from the Rev. Al Sharpton who's been filling in for him for the last week or so. Sharpton has shown himself to be more than willing to go head to head with these right-wing conservative House members over the last week and this Monday's interview with Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) and self proclaimed astroturf "tea party" member was no exception. Read more...