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Trump Threatens to Hurt Millions Out of Anger and Spite

Greg Sargent: “As the implosion of President Trump continues amid the increasingly bitter intraparty war engulfing the GOP, let’s not lose sight of the very real impact this spectacular meltdown could have: It could end up harming millions and millions [...]

How Many Factions In The Republican Party?

Greg Sargent’s Morning Plum has been on fire for the last two days. Today’s discusses the divisions in the Republican Party. The Post and the Washington Examiner have remarkable stories this morning that portray the Republican Party as gripped by an internal war of recriminations over the fact that Trump has not signed any major accomplishments. I want to […]

Trump, Painted in a Corner

Greg Sargent writes that Trump supporters are in meltdown mode: With the chatter intensifying about the possibility of President Trump cutting a deal to protect the “dreamers,” The Post reports today that his loudest supporters are in a fury. They are warning that “the base” will desert him if he commits such a massive betrayal.  … […]

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: On White Presidents, destroying the GOP, and sham commissions

Greg Sargent/WaPo: Ta-Nehisi Coates’   powerful new essay, “The First White President,” offers up an indictment   of white America — and white punditry — that is more sweeping than it first appears. Coates’ argument is not just that Donald Trump’s ascent was fueled by the racism of much of his white electorate. Show More Summary

Response #2

TPM Reader JB rightly notes there’s no single explanation or solution … I hope you are well. I have been thinking about your piece this morning, the one on the 8th, and Greg Sargent’s piece yesterday in regards to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ piece. Show More Summary

Moving on?

Do you agree with Greg Sargent’s read here? This is a big deal. It looks like Trump has now called on Republicans to drop Obamacare repeal and move on: — Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) September 8, 2017 Maybe, but healthcare gains won’t be safe until the GOP is out of power. In other news, is […]

Mr 'Know Nothing'

Greg Sargent in The Washington Post suggests that Jared Kushner threw Donald Trump Jr. 'under the bus' with a carefully crafted written statement in which he denied knowing much of anything about a high level Trump campaign involving a Russian lawyer in June 2016. Show More Summary

“Russia may sabotage the next election, too. What will Trump and Republicans do about it?”

Greg Sargent: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which oversees House races, has issued a formal request to its Republican counterpart, asking it to join in showing a “united front” and creating a “joint plan” against any Russian efforts to undermine … Continue reading ?

Republicans Are Lying to Sell a Bill That Will Kill People

Yesterday, I noted Greg Sargent's keen observation that Republicans are going to "extraordinary lengths" to conceal that the Affordable Care Act has helped countless people: "If you think about it, pretty much every major lie that [Donald]...Show More Summary

If We Only Had An Institution That Would Inform Us About Such Alarming Developments

Whatever McConnell/Ryan/Trumpcare looks like in its final form, it will eviscerate Medicaid to give huge tax cuts to the rich. Greg Sargent notes that many Americans don't seem to know this: Cutting spending on the poor to facilitate...Show More Summary

The summary of the Senate AHCA

Here is the TLDR of the Senate AHCA draft. Here is the difference between the Senate and House GOP repeal bills, helpfully summarized in two sentences: — Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) June 22, 2017 There are a lot of details that matter (I even like Sec. 102-b-1-B-II) but that is the fundamental difference. CPI-U comes […]

Thursday Morning Open Thread: Saying the Quiet Parts Out Loud

AP poll: 65% think Trump doesn’t have much respect for US democratic institutions & traditions or none at all: — Michiko Kakutani (@michikokakutani) June 15, 2017 Greg Sargent, in the Washington Post, Republicans are privately angry at Trump for accidentally unmasking their big scam”: House Republicans are angry with President Trump for blurting out […]

Oh Lordy, Jim Comey!

To listen to this episode of Trumpcast, use the player below: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Jamelle Bouie talks to Greg Sargent of the Washington Post about James Comey’s testimony and whether or not...Show More Summary

How Donald Trump's Tantrum Is Driving Up Insurance Premiums

The giant toddler in the White House is doing unthinkable harm to those of us who need premium supplements under the Affordable Care Act. In the Washington Post this morning, Greg Sargent points to cause and effect. He spoke to Brad Wilson, the CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Show More Summary

House Democrats Raising Money at Fast Pace

A spokesperson for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee told Greg Sargent they are “on track to announce sometime this month that it raised $20 million online this year — which would already outpace the entire online haul of the last [...]

2:00PM Water Cooler 5/2/2017

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Politics 2016 Post Mortem “Why did Trump win? New research by Democrats offers a worrisome answer.” [Greg Sargent, WaPo]. “Economic anxiety.” As if an opioid epidemic and tens of thousands of excess deaths per year in deindustriallized America were some sort of psychological condition… “Clinton headlines events for groups troubled […]

What was learned from focus groups of people in Wisconsin and Michigan who voted for Obama and then didn't vote in 2016 or voted for Trump.

Greg Sargent reports (in The Washington Post): A shockingly large percentage of these Obama-Trump voters said Democrats’ economic policies will favor the wealthy — twice the percentage that said the same about Trump. I was also permitted...Show More Summary

What Should Democrats Say About Jobs?

Greg Sargent reports today on work by Priorities USA to figure out why so many people who voted for Obama in 2010 turned around and voted for Trump in 2016: One finding from the polling stands out: A shockingly large percentage of these...Show More Summary

Trump Making Obamacare More Popular

Greg Sargent, Washington Post: President Trump had hoped to celebrate his 100-day mark by boasting of his success in obliterating his loser predecessor's signature domestic accomplishment -- and in replacing it (naturally, since Trump is a winner) with something that delivers more and better health care for less money. Show More Summary

Waldmann Vs Waldman (finally)

I am generally very very impressed by Paul Waldman at the Plum line blog (for one thing I admire the lack of Ego he demonstrates by writing for a blog subtitled “Greg Sargent’s take from a liberal perspective). Waldman is reliably brilliant (so is Sargent). Now finally I find something he wrote with which I […]

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