Will John Boehner break the Hastert rule and bring an immigration reform bill to the floor even if a majority of House Republicans oppose it? “It’s not gonna happen,” he said Tuesday. My colleague Greg Sargent thinks he’s bluffing. And … Continue reading ?
The death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg makes the margin of error in Harry Reid's whipping for filibuster reform that much tighter, and it means that Reid might require the vote of Vice President Joe Biden to make it happen. Greg SargentShow More Summary
"I can't seem to persuade @ed_kilgore or @kdrum that Boehner may let immig reform pass w/mostly Ds," Greg Sargent tweets today. That's....sort of true. Here's Greg's latest in a series of blog posts making his case. It's a reponse to...Show More Summary
What to make of this? I'll raise a few theories below, but here's the Washington Post's Greg Sargent on supposed internal conflict within the...
Via Greg Sargent, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Government Oversight Committee, is giving Committee Chairman Darrell Issa a Monday deadline for identifying what—if anything—should be withheld from an interview...Show More Summary
Greg Sargent: It needs to be said that Congress is heavily complicit — eagerly so, in fact — in preventing the country from moving in the direction of restoring a more rational balance between securities and civil liberties. It reauthorized...Show More Summary
Today’s Wall Street Journal editorial (behind the paywall) touting the economic benefits of immigration is being cited favorably by both Democrats and Republicans, reports the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent. The WSJ predicts an immigration-driven...Show More Summary
Greg Sargent has been arguing for a while that Republicans run the risk of turning off voters if they go overboard on scandalmania. A new Washington Post poll bolsters his argument: The Post poll finds a majority believes the Obama administration...Show More Summary
Greg Sargent breaks it down. …dig into the internals of the poll and you find something striking. In the case of the IRS and Benghazi stories, the lurid and nefarious view of Obama’s involvement in them being peddled by the right is held only by Republicans — big majorities of them — while most moderates [...]
According to New York Times national security reporter Mark Mazzetti, who spoke with The Washington Post's Greg Sargent, the leak investigations by the Obama Justice Department are already having their intended effect: "There’s no question that this has a chilling effect,” Mazzetti said. Show More Summary
By Frank Moraes (Ed. note: Frank's second open letter to Sen. Boxer is here. -- MJWS) At The Washington Post, two writers I admire, Greg Sargent and Jonathan Bernstein, are excited about the prospect of filibuster reform. First, Sargent...Show More Summary
Greg Sargent over at Plum Line has a big scoop today: Harry Reid is planning to devote July to nominations and will “go nuclear” if necessary — using majority-imposed reform to end the ability of minorities to block executive branch … Continue reading ?
Greg Sargent reports that once immigration reform is safely finished (or killed, as the case may be), Harry Reid plans to revisit the topic of filibuster reform: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is increasingly focused on the monthShow More Summary
On his blog at the Washington Post, Greg Sargent reports that Harry Reid is gearing up to exercise the “nuclear option” in July and that the president is right behind him: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is increasingly focused onShow More Summary
Former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor gives a long explanation of the Banghazi talking points to Greg Sargent. It’s fascinating if you’re interested in how government works. As far as scandal, however, all you really need is this point: … Continue reading ?
Greg Sargent asked Tommy Vietor, who recently stepped down as the spokesman for the National Security Council, to provide his take on the whole Benghazi talking points affair. He got a long email in return in which Vietor admits some...Show More Summary
(Ben Sargent via GoComics.com) Greg Sargent makes the glass-half-full argument: … Liberals who are dreading the scandal-mania that is taking hold should note that it contains a potential upside: It could make a Grand Bargain that includes cuts to Medicare and Social Security benefits even less likely than it already is. Show More Summary
Greg Sargent: "The Monica Lewinsky scandal may have helped save Social Security in the late 1990s. Now the scandal fever currently gripping Washington -- IRS, Benghazi, Associated Press phone records -- may save Social Security and Medicare...Show More Summary
We may well be seeing impeachment proceedings soon, whether House GOP leadership wants it or not— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) May 13, 2013 Greg Sergeant is of course a zealous hack on behalf of Obama. Regarding this latest scandal, let's not...
I love this point by Jonathan Cohn today about Affordable Care Act implementation and electoral incentives: As Greg Sargent writes, congressional Democrats demanding information about implementation are doing precisely what they should be doing: Performing their constitutional role as overseers. The same goes … Continue reading ?