Greg Sargent says that although the Obamacare website debacle scared some Democrats, in the end virtually none of them meaningfully abandoned the law: It’s clear they believe the worst is now over and it is safe to return to the message...Show More Summary
Greg Sargent points us this morning to the latest CNN poll on Obamacare, and it shows that despite all the rollout problems, attitudes toward the law haven't changed an awful lot: There are some additional crosstabs at the link, andShow More Summary
He's all heart. Greg Sargent highlights a stunningly callous remark from Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell about his constituents who are finally getting health insurance for the first time, in large part from Medicaid. “Well look, ifShow More Summary
(New York Times):"Landmark Senate vote limits filibusters" (The Atlantic): ""Why Harry Reid went nuclear" (National Journal): "Love it or hate it, Obamacare redistributes Americans' wealth" (Greg Sargent): "Dems try going on offense: It’s Obamacare versus ‘Cruz Care’" (Newsweek): "Justice at Scottsboro, 82 years later"
Greg Sargent: While the punditry has focused on Dems supposedly “running away” from the law, what is really happening is they are adopting variations of the “keep and fix” message that will be central to the Dem approach next year. Dems...Show More Summary
"Going down, please." Greg Sargent reports that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is launching a campaign going after Republicans for offering nothing on health care reform except for repeatedly proposing to repeal Obamacare,...Show More Summary
Greg Sargent reports that Harry Reid really is ready to use the nuclear option to free up Obama nominees now in limbo. Well, we've been here before. It really does sound urgent this time -- but then, it usually does. Maybe this timeShow More Summary
(Jeff Danziger’s website) Greg Sargent, at the Washington Post: With Senate Republicans blocking a third Obama nomination to the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, a senior Senate Democratic leadership aide tells me Reid is nowShow More Summary
(New York Times): "Virginia political figure stabbed by son, authorities say" (Miami Herald): "Tea party Rep. Trey Radel busted for cocaine in DC" (Greg Sargent): "Harry Reid is set to go nuclear" (National Journal): "Poll: Most Americans...Show More Summary
Thanks to Greg Sargent for pointing us to Jonathan Cohn. The media has loved putting on disgruntled medical insurance consumers to talk about how horrible they have it with the new Obamacare. They haven’t told the whole story. Here are some things the media has missed, particularly about the 3% they keep talking about who […]
Greg Sargent has the administration’s answer to whether the president has the legal authority to require insurance companies to reinstate cancelled policies. A Health and Human Services spokesperson says: “The Supreme Court held more than 25 years ago that agencies charged with administering statues have inherent authority to exercise discretion to ensure that their statutes […]
The WaPo‘s Greg Sargent sums up the philosophy of the Republican Party: “Stop.” Yesterday we learned that despite the existence of bipartisan majority support in the Senate for immigration reform, the House GOP is not going to vote on it this year. Yesterday we also learned that there is bipartisan majority support in the Senate […]
The effort to change the narrative on Social Security got another big backer this week, when Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) signed on to legislation that would expand Social Security instead of cutting it. Brown talked to Greg Sargent about...Show More Summary
(ThinkProgress): "Supreme Court dismisses major attack on abortion rights" (Greg Sargent): "House GOP regresses on gay rights" (Politico): "Democratic poll: Gun issue helps Terry McAuliffe" (Los Angeles Times): "Why can't Obama run the government as smoothly as his campaign?" (Wall Street Journal): "Obama shifts focus in bid for momentum"
By Mustang BobbyAccording to Greg Sargent, the Senate is one vote short of having a filibuster-proof majority to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which will prevent people from being fired for being LGBT. Can it secure...Show More Summary
A good old fashioned ass-whoopin rant about the dishonesty of liberal pundits when it came to selling ObamaCare. Bottom line, don't make a maniac out of Jonah Goldberg. Indeed, what is so infuriating to many of us is that is...
Taegan Goddard points to Greg Sargent’s analysis of the latest poll numbers and it’s not pretty for Republicans. Polling released this week by the Washington Post and ABC News found the GOP’s unfavorability ratings among Americans at an all-time high of 63 percent. But a closer look at the numbers reveals that this has been […]
The latest from Capitol Hill is a Republican push to investigate the Obamacare rollout and get to the bottom of what happened. Greg Sargent comments: Interestingly, Republicans believe the new push will get the public to forget GOP excesses...Show More Summary
Greg Sargent makes an interesting argument that this last minute cave-in by the House Tea Party cavemen may actually make it possible for John Boehner to marginalize the crazies enough that they won't be able to use the debt ceilingShow More Summary
Republicans go back to war against… who? this time? …Ted Cruz. One of their own. Greg Sargent reports that Peter King, the Republican rep from New York, “predicts the Texas Senator will try do this all again in a few months, and crucially, he points out that it’s on the non-crazy Republicans to prevent this [...]