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Grover Norquist Pledge

9 Questions With Grover Norquist: The Most Hated Man in Washington D.C.

Tim Lussier | Posted 12.29.2016 | Politics
Tim Lussier

Grover Norquist, unknown to most Americans, is the conservative boogeyman of the progressive big-government spending liberal left who vilify his defense of the American taxpayer.

U.S. Senate Will Soon Vote on Bill to Impose State Taxation of Internet Sales

Grover Norquist | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Grover Norquist

This latest assault on Internet commerce is wrong for many reasons. It will undermine healthy tax competition -- pressure to keep taxes low in your state. It creates real privacy concerns. And it is only the first step in allowing politicians in another state to tax you in yours.

Republican-Led States Hatch Plan To Boost Taxes On The Poor

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2013 | Business

* Single-party rule in 37 states paves way for big changes * Some states weigh higher sales tax, eliminating income tax ...

Are Repubs Losing Their Religion?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The fiscal-cliff deal was far from perfect -- but don't sniff at a serious surrender from the GOP....

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.

Fighting Words Subvert True Gun Control Debate

Steven Kurlander | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

When influential guys like LaPierre take a stand like wanting to make an armed fort out of every elementary school, there's no middle ground, there's no compromise, and there's no sane discussion of how to decrease violence in America.

Time to Repeal the Second Amendment. Seriously.

Edward Falzon | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
Edward Falzon

I have a simple solution for the USA. It might be a tough sell, but I think you're at that point: Repeal the Second Amendment.

Jason Linkins

John Boehner 'Plan B' Wins Grover Norquist Support, But GOP Remains A Chorus Of Disapproval | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

The latest wrinkle in the debate over the so-called fiscal cliff is the attempt by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to get his fellow Republicans t...

WATCH: The Truth Behind Grover Norquist's Pledge

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

This past election, Norquist's group, Americans for Tax Reform, spent nearly $16 million to support his favored candidates; that's according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Where did that money come from, and what did it buy?

WATCH: Top Conservative Says Anti-Tax Pledge 'Not Conservative, Not Rational, Not Adult'

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers


Collaboration and Compromise

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

Governing in this climate must be based on collaboration and compromise. Either party has the power to stop the wheels of government by itself, but neither has the ability to govern alone.

GOP Rep Attempts To Wriggle Free Of Norquist Pledge

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

Rep. Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.) made an interesting attempt to free himself from the anti-taxation bonds of Grover Norquist's pledge this week, announcing ...

'Toon: Grover Is Out Of Pledge

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.30.2012 | Latino Voices

As Republicans withdraw support for Grover Norquist's tax pledge, the lobbyist is making sure senators understand he intends to hold them accountable ...

In Defense of Grover Norquist and His Right to Be Wrong

Lanny Davis | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
Lanny Davis

If more people in America were willing to disagree rather than personally attack someone with different political views, we might actually have a chance to solve problems rather than continue the red/blue polarization that has paralyzed Washington in recent years.

Norquist Losing Grip On Tax Views Among GOP

The World-Herald | Joseph Morton | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

The no-higher-taxes-ever pledge long promoted by activist Grover Norquist has proven popular among Nebraska and Iowa Republicans....

The Daily Szep -- Poor Grover

Paul Szep | Posted 01.28.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep


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 Warns GOP Against 'Fingerprints On The Murder Weapon'

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, warned Wednesday that Republicans should keep their distance from any ta...

Michael McAuliff

Grover Norquist Targeted In Fiscal Cliff Debate By Democrats | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Republicans showing signs of bending on taxes for the richest Americans as the nation nears the so-called fiscal cliff, Democrats m...

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...

Grover Norquist and World War II

Robert Slayton | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Blind devotion to the pledge really has only one little flaw. It doesn't recognize that we are not stuck in time, that the world changes, and that we must respond to these shifts.

Grover's End

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


GOP Lawmakers Distance Themselves From Grover Norquist

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

After a slew of top Republican lawmakers publicly disavowed the anti-tax pledge pushed by Grover Norquist, the lobbyist is pushing back. On CNN Monday...

Cantor Downplays Norquist's Pledge

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) appeared to take a step back from anti-tax champion Grover Norquist on Monday, suggesting that a "no new tax...

Another GOP Senator Abandons Norquist

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

Open criticism of Grover Norquist and his Americans for Tax Reform group's anti-tax pledge continued to make its way to the forefront of debate on Mon...