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Entries by Ryan Grim from 12/2012

Elizabeth Warren Wins Senate Banking Committee Seat: Sources

Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly two years after Wall Street waged a successful campaign to keep consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren from running the Consumer Fina...

Top Two Percent To GOP: Tax Us

Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans' opposition to any tax rate hike on the top two percent of earners shows few signs of letting up as the debate...

Martin Luther King Jr. On 'Right To Work': 'We Demand This Fraud Be Stopped'

Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

What would Martin Luther King Jr. tell Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder about the so-called "right to work" bill his party is rushing into law? He...

Fiscal Cliff Poll: What Do Americans Want In A Deal?

Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To get a sense of just how wide the democracy gap is in Washington, compare the various "fiscal cliff" proposals put forward by the two ...

GOP Fiscal Cliff Proposal Extends Tax Cuts For The Rich Permanently

Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans proposed permanently extending all of the Bush-era income tax rates for the wealthy in their "fiscal cliff" offer made...

Jeff Merkley Circulates 'Talking Filibuster' Reform Proposal

Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Merkley circulated details of his filibuster reform proposal to Senate colleagues on Wednesday, a copy of which was provided t...

Senate Filibuster Reform Closing In On Majority

Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates of what's come to be called the "talking filibuster" are closing in on the majority needed to reform the rules, according to a...

Senate Filibuster Reform Threatened By Fiscal Cliff Gridlock

Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Filibuster reform has a number of obstacles in front of it, but one that advocates didn't foresee could make the effort that much tricki...

Obama Hits Social Security In Fiscal Cliff Offer Friendlier To The Wealthy

Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, with his latest fiscal cliff offer, proposes extending the Bush tax cuts for everyone earning less than $400,000...

Bipartisan Gang Nearing Filibuster Deal To Spike Major Reform Push

Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A small bipartisan group of senators opposed to broad filibuster reform are closing in on a compromise package that would derail the bui...

Fiscal Cliff Agreement Nearing On Capital Gains And Dividends Rate Hikes: Sources

Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fiscal cliff negotiators are coalescing around an agreement on high capital gains and dividends tax rates, according to both Democratic ...

Nancy Pelosi Backs Up Steny Hoyer Suggestion That Her Million-Dollar Offer Was A 'Political Ploy'

Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) suggested that former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had only endorsed the million-...

John Boehner Plan B Gamble Could Hinge On Democratic Votes

Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) scrambles to line up the 217 votes he needs to move his "Plan B" through the lower chamber, the o...

Dan Burton On Tax Cuts: GOP Would Swallow Democratic Tax Plan After December

Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If a fiscal cliff deal isn't struck by the end of the year, President Barack Obama will be in such a strong bargaining position that Rep...

Fiscal Fail: Government Agencies Plan Few Significant Changes For January, Despite Cliff Hype

Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Jan. 1, 2000, the world awoke to find that little had changed since the night before. After years of hype around what was then called...

Weak Filibuster Reform Offer Rejected By Progressive, Labor Coalition

Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A broad coalition of nearly 50 progressive and labor organizations that have been actively lobbying for filibuster reform rejected a new...

Lindsey Graham On Fiscal Cliff: 'Hats Off To The President. He Won.'

Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) used his "Fox News Sunday" appearance to congratulate President Barack Obama on his impending victory in th...

Dianne Feinstein: Filibuster Reform Headed In Bipartisan Direction, But Nuclear Option Still On Table

Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In order to block a Senate rule change in January making the filibuster a more public act, Republicans have been hoping to peel off at l...

Obama's Firm Fiscal Cliff Stance Had Pushed GOP In Corner, Jon Kyl Says

Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said on Sunday that the only reason some Republicans had been willing to raise tax rates on income above $250,000...