Republicans successfully wooed a bloc of Democrats led by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) to secure enough votes to overcome a filibuster.
It's nowhere near enough, but things are headed in the right -- that is, left -- direction!
The left will use this occasion to try to pull the debate at the center of the battle to succeed Reid to the left on a range of issues.
It's always about protecting the rich at the expense of the workers.
There's a deal -- without a Grand Bargain.
This Week With George Stephanopoulos features the fiscal cliff minuet between Sen. Patty Murray and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (excuse me while I wipe Saxby's slime trail off my screen): STEPHANOPOULOS: One thing that is also coming on quickly are all
Alice Rivlin is a Very Serious Person on deficit reduction. It's very important that we all buy into the extreme sense of urgency around all this "fiscal cliff" hysteria, so that when they spring the Grand Bargain that solves everything, we
It's hard to win the battle of words when media outlets insist on calling conservative Democrats "moderate" and "centrist." When polls show that the vast majority of voters in both parties support raising taxes on the rich, insisting on protecting
Dean Baker On Super Committee Dems: 'If They'd Bothered To Do Their Damn Jobs,' We Wouldn't Be In This Mess
Economist Dean Baker really lets John Kerry, Patty Murray and Max Baucus have it for the column that appeared in the Wall St. Journal this week -- but he's especially savage with Kerry: Senator John Kerry, along with the two other Democratic
Well, I'm sure Sean Hannity will be as quick as ever to pooh-pooh the prospects that President Obama is capable of igniting his supporters this year on the campaign trail -- it's been a running theme at Fox, you know, that there's a big
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