Happy Wednesday. Greg Sargent's piece on the ACA's missing federal subsidies yesterday gave me such lulz. In case you missed it, here's Jeff B.'s take. And here's Patterico's. Here's my summation in 140 characters. But, honestly, I think Sargent might...
At the Washington Post's Plum Line blog this afternoon, Greg Sargent argued that the legislative history of Obamacare supports the argument that Congress intended that participants in federal exchanges be entitled to premium subsidies...Show More Summary
Guest post by JeffB./@esotericCD. Wait, did I say "devastates?" I meant "vindicates." I get confused about stuff like that sometimes. Then again, in my defense, so does Greg Sargent. Let me explain. This is a lengthy post, so fair warning....
Litigator of the House John Boehner Greg Sargent reports House Democrats plan to use Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama as exhibit number one on how Republicans are out of touch and focusing on all the wrong things: This...Show More Summary
Greg Sargent notes an interesting result from CNN's latest Obamacare survey, which found that while 54 percent of Americans believe Obamacare has helped their family or other families across the country... ... an astonishing 72 percent...Show More Summary
Greg Sargent points us to an interesting new CNN poll about Obamacare. It asks the usual question about favoring or opposing the law, with the usual results. The basic question shows that Obamacare is unpopular by 40-59 percent, but when you add in the folks who "oppose" it only because they wish it were more liberal, it flips to 57-38 percent. Show More Summary
Greg Sargent, Washington Post: As the political war over the crisis at the border escalates, Senate Democrats recognize that they need to do better in pushing back against Republicans in the big argument over the larger meaning of searing visuals of unaccompanied minors crossing into South Texas. Show More Summary
President Obama is going on a campaign this week, pushing Congress to spend on national infrastructure — the roads, rails and bike paths that Americans use every day. My colleague Greg Sargent speculates that, “The looming battle over infrastructure – particularly in the short term, over the fate of the Highway Trust Fund – could provide a particularly stark […]
In this Greg Sargent piece on the need for Democrats to talk more about economic issues is a depressing piece of information about government spending on infrastructure, which is at its lowest levels on record, with data going back to 1947: Indeed, according to Bureau of Economic Analysis data compiled by Moody’s for its investors […]
I've had a friendly argument with Greg Sargent for some months about whether immigration reform was dead, or was merely on life support and still stood a chance of resuscitation. But in a way, it may turn out we disagreed a little less than we thought. Show More Summary
A refugee crisis has blown up along the American border in the last couple months. Something like 50,000 refugee children have arrived in the United States in 2014, an increase of more than 90 percent from last year. As Greg Sargent points out, this is a genuinely tricky issue as a matter of immigration law and policy. Show More Summary
Pretty cool. Megyn Kelly directly confronts Dick and Liz Cheney by reading from @paulwaldman1's rant: https://t.co/AloCeL3BgK — Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) June 19, 2014 Note Kelly’s facial expression — skeptical, all through the clip. Show More Summary
Recent developments in Virginia aside, there's still not a whole lot of clamoring out there for Obamacare repeal, except maybe among the people who voted for David Brat and those applauding his victory. Greg Sargent sums up the latest...Show More Summary
I got into an email argument with Greg Sargent yesterday over my belief that immigration reform has been "dead" for months and remains dead following Eric Cantor's primary defeat. His view is a little more nuanced: it could pass anytime John Boehner allows it to come up for a vote, so it's not really right to simply call it dead. Show More Summary
Wrote WaPo's Greg Sargent last May.So today, when incumbent Republicans are threatened from the right by Tea Party challenges, they don’t react by moving right in any substantive way. Not only would it be all but impossible for most of them, it isn’t necessary to shift their positions on issues. Show More Summary
Shock poll: Even red staters want to save planet Greg Sargent, June 2, 2014 (Washington Post) “…[A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that…a lopsided and bipartisan majority of Americans support federal limits on greenhouse gasShow More Summary
It appears that Duncan Black's dirty hippy plan is starting to play itself out and Senate Democrats are getting on board with a plan to expand our Social Security benefits. Greg Sargent: The idea has long remained outside the boundaries...Show More Summary
.@paulwaldman1 on Vegas shooting: "How much does right wing rhetoric contribute to right wing terrorism?" http://t.co/NrEbHk0tAG — Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) June 9, 2014.@radleybalko @ThePlumLineGS @paulwaldman1 So how many Oklahoma...Show More Summary
Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) Chances are looking good that Arkansas voters will have the chance to vote on a minimum wage increase come November, Greg Sargent reports: Dems organizing the initiative tell me they have now amassed at least 10,000...Show More Summary
Via Greg Sargent, some on-point remarks from the president during a fundraiser last night: “You’ll hear if you watch the nightly news or you read the newspapers that, well, there’s gridlock, Congress is broken, approval ratings for Congress are terrible. And there’s a tendency to say, a plague on both your houses. But the truth [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.