|By: David Dayen Friday June 29, 2012 5:12 pm|
|By: Attaturk Wednesday December 28, 2011 1:30 am|
The man who never met a Republican talking-point he didn’t adopt, from unemployment assistance to killing the public option is retiring. Democrats on Tuesday lamented Sen. Ben Nelson’s decision to retire rather than seek a third term in Nebraska, fearing the move sets up Republicans for an easy and crucial victory in their effort to [...]
|By: David Dayen Tuesday December 27, 2011 12:00 pm|
Ben Nelson, Nebraska’s Democratic senator, will retire from the Senate next year, despite benefiting from a million dollars in early-cycle advertising funded by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday October 12, 2011 8:15 am|
As expected, the American Jobs Act failed to pass a cloture vote last night. The vote was 50-49. Democrats held the vote open so “New Englander of the Year” Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) could return from Boston and cast the final vote in favor, giving them the talking point that a majority supported the bill. Tom Coburn, under treatment for prostate cancer, missed the vote.
|By: Blue Texan Tuesday September 20, 2011 10:30 am|
If I had a nit to pick with Obama’s deficit reduction plan, it’s that he’s framing increasing taxes on the wealthy in the service of reducing the deficit — traditionally a Republican goal — rather around the idea that progressive taxation builds a healthier democracy. But he’s on the right track.
How do I know? Because David Brooks hates it.
|By: Blue Texan Sunday July 10, 2011 11:50 am|
When will the Village stop churning out these “both sides do it” pieces?
|By: Jon Walker Monday March 28, 2011 2:20 pm|
For some reason, the GAO didn’t directly make reference to the most effective alternatives that would do an even better job than the individual mandate at decreasing the number of uninsured–single payer or a basic public plan that would enroll the uninsured by default.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday February 8, 2011 11:45 am|
If Democrats had listened to warnings about what a political disaster the mandate would be, this problem could have been fixed before the law was passed and the law might have ended up slightly less unpopular.
|By: David Dayen Thursday January 6, 2011 6:00 pm|
Senators Tom Udall, Jeff Merkley and Tom Harkin have announced that their proposal for reforming the Senate rules now has 26 co-sponsors, all Democrats. But they represent a healthy ideological cross-section of the entire caucus.
Ben Nelson’s spokesman seriously walked back his opposition today.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday January 5, 2011 10:30 am|
Tom Udall has released the Senate rules reform package that he will introduce today for a vote, which he believes he can get passed with a simple majority. It includes most of the features that had been bandied about throughout the last couple weeks.