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Grover Norquist Debt Ceiling

Psst, Hey, Buddy, Can You Spare a Pledge?

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

I have to admit, I've really respected the Republicans in Congress for standing steadfast by their pledge to Grover Norquist not to ever vote to raise taxes. I only wish all those high-principled Republicans felt as honor-bound about the other pledge they made.

Two, Three, Many Grover Norquists

Marty Kaplan | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Norquist, in case you don't watch too much cable news, is the Washington lobbyist who for years has threatened hundreds of conservative candidates with defeat unless they signed a pledge to never, ever vote to raise taxes. Until now, it worked.

Grover Norquist: Debt Ceiling Gives Republicans 'Leverage'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

Facing backlash from Republicans as the fiscal cliff nears, anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist defended his position Tuesday, claiming that the constan...

The Loyalty Oath Business

Barry Levinson | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Barry Levinson

In a time of a recession when jobs are hard to come by, Grover Norquist has invented a job for himself. His job is to make sure that those in Congress take a loyalty oath to say that they will never raise taxes.

Grover Norquist's Office Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

The offices of Americans for Tax Reform, the anti-tax group run by conservative activist Grover Norquist, were evacuated Monday morning after a bomb t...

Grover Norquist: Debt Default 'Experiment' Would Be 'Unhelpful'

National Memo | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

Norquist went on to say that “a ‘shutdown’ or ‘default’ or ‘wobbly walk around the rim of default’ would be, as my mother would say, ‘...

David Brooks Blasts GOP 'Bandits' And 'Blowhards'

Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

As Congress struggles to reach a deal to raise the debt ceiling, David Brooks blasts Republicans for refusing to accept a favorable deal that would ha...