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Is Support for the Norquist Pledge Bad for Your Health?

Steven Strauss | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics
Steven Strauss

Residents of the 10 American states with highest support for the Norquist Pledge have shorter life expectancies than those in the 10 states with least support for the Pledge. So it seems appropriate to ask -- is the Norquist small government philosophy bad for your health?

Republican Revolt Praised As Fiscal Cliff Battle Continues

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- In the city where a protest over tax policy sparked a revolution, modern day tea party activists are cheering the recent Republican revolt i...

Despite 'Impure' Republican Actions, Norquist Won't Fight 'Treason'

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers who publicly mull acquiescing to tax increases on the wealthiest Ame...

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 ...

Norquist Addresses GOP Divide

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

Grover Norquist joins HuffPost Live to talk fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling, and why Republicans are increasingly divided on taxing the wealthy....

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...

Jon Ward

The Most Frustrated Man In Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was the middle of the afternoon, and Tom Coburn was steaming. It wasn't the weather. The Republican senator from Oklahoma had had ...

Patrick Svitek

More Republican Candidates Buck Grover Norqust No-Tax Pledge

HuffingtonPost.com | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Scott Rigell's (R-Va.) message for up-and-coming Republicans would have been considered political heresy just two years ago: You do...

More In GOP Passing Over Norquist

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

In GOP activist circles it is known simply as the pledge, and over the past 25 years it has become the essential conservative credential for a whole g...

Top Anti-Tax Republican Slams Cain's '999' Plan

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

Grover Norquist, president of the conservative Americans for Tax Reform, said on ABC's "Top Line" on Monday that Republican presidential candidate Her...

Tax Your Local Millionaire? Minnesota's Question, Oregon's Answer

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

To me, the oath of office is like a wedding vow. Once you say,"I do" and promise to be faithful to one person, are not all earlier flirtations swept aside? Does a promise to Grover Norquist's lobbying group outweigh the oath of office?

Tax Hikes Republicans Can Live With

David Callahan | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
David Callahan

A seemingly immutable law of today's politics is that Republicans in Congress have shifted so far right that they oppose all revenue increases -- no matter how urgent America's fiscal needs may be. But perhaps this is no longer the case.