The White House has signaled with its deficit reduction and job creation plans that it is not interested in continuing negotiations with the GOP aimed at a grand bargain. This looks more like the 2012 campaign plan.
|By: David Dayen Monday September 19, 2011 1:00 pm|
|By: David Dayen Wednesday September 14, 2011 6:42 am|
People are straining for rationales to this one, but I think it’s pretty simple – the election took place in an environment with a very unpopular Democratic President. That popularity may be in the midst of bouncing back after the jobs address, but that was too late to save Weprin.
|By: David Dayen Thursday April 21, 2011 3:42 pm|
John Ensign, the Nevada Senator still reeling from an adultery and corruption scandal, will resign tomorrow, according to several published reports. Rep. Dean Heller, who has already announced a run for Ensign’s seat in the Senate, will be appointed as an interim replacement for Ensign by Governor Brian Sandoval, giving him the power of incumbency and a leg up in what should be a competitive Senate election in 2012. This leaves Heller’s seat open, and a special election will ensue.