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The Myth Of Grover Norquist

The New Republic | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

For years, Grover Norquist has been one of the right's strictest disciplinarians on matters of taxes and spending...

Don't Let the IRS Do Your Taxes

Grover Norquist | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Grover Norquist

The IRS has one job, and one job only -- to collect taxes. It measures its success or failure in its ability to collect as much in taxes as possible. To ask the IRS to estimate the tax liability of a taxpayer is akin to asking an alcoholic how much they can have without crossing the line -- the answer will always be "more."

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.

Norquist Warns GOP Governor Against Bipartisan Deal

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist had harsh words for Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) on Wednesday over a bipartisan agreement on tra...

Grover Norquist On Fiscal Cliff Deal: 'I'm Happy'

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist joined HuffPost Live Friday to explain why, despite his famous pledge for members of Congress to ne...

Norquist Talks Fiscal Cliff

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

Grover Norquist, President of Americans For Tax Reform, joins HuffPost Live to discuss why he approves of the recent fiscal cliff deal and how it is N...

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.

Norquist Makes Bizarre Prediction About Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

Grover Norquist expressed confidence on Thursday that Republican adherents to his rigid anti-tax hike platform would emerge victorious in upcoming bud...

GOP Senator Says Raising Taxes Could Be 'Something To Talk About'

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) added his voice Friday to the group of Republicans willing to explore tax increases as part of a deal to avert the fiscal cliff...

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....

Rand Paul To GOP: Don't Touch Tax Deductions

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had some words Wednesday for Republicans who have proposed to raise revenues by closing loopholes and eliminating deductions --...

The Daily Szep -- Poor Grover

Paul Szep | Posted 01.28.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep

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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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's End

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Norquist, Republicans Publicly Butt Heads

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For decades, conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist vowed to drive Republicans out of office if they didn't pledge to oppose tax increase...

Grover Norquist Floats

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Norquist Accuses Obama Of Being Obstinate Old Man

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

Tax-reduction champion Grover Norquist sounded optimistic this weekend that Republicans would be able to convince President Barack Obama to allow an e...

Romney's Secret Plan?

Eric Zuesse | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

The prominent Republican economist Milton Friedman, in a 15 January 2003 Wall Street Journal op-ed "What Every American Wants," said: "I never met a t...

Grover Norquist: George Bush Sr. 'Lied' To America

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics

Grover Norquist took a shot at George H.W. Bush on Sunday over comments the former president made about his anti-tax pledge. “When George Herbert...

American Fireworks

Barry Levinson | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Barry Levinson

The problem is you have to raise taxes or create some type of revenue to pay for these services. But, too often, creating revenue is still referred to as some form of a tax. It's a hidden tax, to their way of thinking.

Norquist Holds Private Meeting With House GOP

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — All but 13 of the 289 Republicans in the House and Senate have signed a pledge vowing to oppose tax increases. On Thursday, the aut...

WATCH: Lindsey Graham Breaks With Norquist's Anti-Tax Pledge

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) broke with anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist on Tuesday, telling ABC's Jonathan Karl that he supported eliminating tax de...