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Supreme Provocation on Marriage Equality?

While we are mulling the conservative reaction to their eroding position on marriage equality, and the strain that is going to put on the GOP's presidential field, Greg Sargent has...

Bush Versus Walker Mainly a Choice of Strategies, Not Policies

Greg Sargent makes a point today that we may well have reason to keep in mind throughout the Invisible Primary for 2016. There is an emerging media narrative that the...

Yes, Jeb Bush and Scott Walker Are Different Kinds of Conservatives

Jeb Bush may project a warmer, fuzzier, less hardnosed conservatism than Scott Walker, but is there really much difference between them? Greg Sargent isn't so sure: Here’s what I’ll be watching: How will this basic underlying difference,...Show More Summary

Liberal Groups Are Already Pushing For Warren As Senate Leader

Greg Sargent with some background on how the maneuvering to replace Harry Reid as minority (or majority) leader is likely to shake out: This debate is already underway: Two liberal groups are now floating the idea of a Warren run for...Show More Summary

TPP

Greg Sargent has what I think is a pretty solid run-down of where progressive Democrats are with the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In short, it’s not a strong hand. In this era where many congressional Democrats basically ignore labor and neoliberalism rules the day, we are stuck relying on a combination of Democrats who care more about […]

Can Labor And The Democrats Fix The TPP?

Greg Sargent with some news on the TPP fight: Here’s the latest: Labor is ratcheting up its campaign against Senate Democrats to prevent them from caving on what unions — and many liberal Democrats — see as a core mechanism for ensuring...Show More Summary

Is Ted Cruz Really An Outlier?

Greg Sargent's thoughtftul analysis is some of the best there is, judging by how little I want to tear my hair out and scream after I read his writing. In my opinion, he's the best hire the Washington Post has made in years, and I love...Show More Summary

No, Really, the Supreme Court Going Troofer Would Be A Disaster

Very important point by Greg Sargent here: Scott Walker has now supplied yet another piece of evidence that Republicans will likely find themselves unable or unwilling to act if the Supreme Court guts Obamacare subsidies for millions in three dozen states. In the process, he’s illustrated how such a Court ruling will likely set in […]

A dozen states prep argument in favor of lifting the hold on Obama's immigration actions

About a dozen states are preparing a legal brief that argues in favor of lifting the hold a federal judge placed on President Obama's immigration actions, reports Greg Sargent. The move could precipitate an argument among the statesShow More Summary

Dear Greg Sargent: YOU may not know what Scalia and Alito were up to yesterday. But I do.

The chief justice said almost nothing. – Supreme Court Appears Sharply Split in Case on Health Law, Adam Liptak, New York Times Okay, so how well did my predictions from three days ago hold up at the argument today in King v. Burwell? Well, I got the outcome right, but not the mechanism by which it […]

The GOP faces a ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moment over DHS funding

As the Republican-controlled Congress grapples with governing in this mess over funding the Department of Homeland Security, the sense of deja vu is overwhelming. And Greg Sargent does a masterful job of recounting just how many times we have seen this movie before and the predictable way it will end. Think of it as an […]

The Supreme Court is putting billions of dollars to states at stake in Obamacare case

Greg Sargent takes a stab—a well-informed and considered stab—at determining what's at stake economically for the states that might lose out in King v. Burwell, if the Supreme Court decides to take subsidies away from the states using the federal insurance exchange. Show More Summary

Republicans and Democrats Are Both in Favor of Approval to Fight ISIS

So what does the public think of President Obama's request for an authorization to use military force against ISIS? According to a new NBC/Marist poll, they're basically in favor: Greg Sargent has a partisan breakdown, and approval of the AUMF is surprisingly bipartisan: 60 percent of Democrats approve and 52 percent of Republicans approve. Show More Summary

The Unkindest Cuts

This afternoon Republicans announced that Iowa freshman GOP Sen. Joni Ernst will be delivering the GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, and via Greg Sargent frankly I can’t think of a more fitting spokesperson. Iowa happily elected her after saying this: “What we have to do a better job of is educating not [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Why the Supreme Court Should Ignore Insurance Subsidy Disruption in the Obamacare Subsidies Case

3 months agoNews : Reason

The Washington Post ’s Greg Sargent looks at how many people could be affected by a Supreme Court ruling in King v. Burwell, an upcoming challenge to the implementation of Obamacare. The challengers in he case argue that the plain text...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Set to Devastate Millions of Lives Later This Year. But Will They Pull the Trigger?

Greg Sargent notes that the future of Obamacare is one of the big political unknowns of the new year: One of the big, looming questions of 2015 is this: Will the Supreme Court really gut Obamacare subsidies in the three dozen statesShow More Summary

Suddenly Republicans Don't Like Mavericks Anymore

Greg Sargent had an interesting piece yesterday about President Obama's recent decision "to be as aggressive and ambitious as possible in unilaterally pursuing his agenda wherever he can," and how his executive actions are "setting in...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Let SCOTUS gut Obamacare

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

From Rebecca Leber's article in TNR Greg Sargent: The current legal challenge that could gut Obamacare subsidies in three dozen states is regularly described by its proponents as an effort to enforce the law as written. As Dave Weigel...Show More Summary

Even Federalist Society Members Say Obama Action On Deportation Is Legal

Greg Sargent's Morning Plum points out that what Obama plans to do is legal, and even wingnut lawyers don't believe otherwise. The problem, of course, is that facts have nothing to do with the swelling tsunami of Republican outrage that...Show More Summary

Obama Immigration Policy Clearly Legal

Greg Sargent has a great explanation of the legal aspects of President Obama’s likely decision to focus deportation resources away from certain immigrants.  Key points: Even if Obama expands the numbers temporarily shielded from deportation, the enforcement machinery would still continue to deploy the same level of resources towards deportations. And: Congress has given the [...]

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