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Isn't that what this all is about at this moment in time? We just have to last another 18 months and win the presidential election, and then our long national nightmare will come to an end.  Until then, we're just trying to limit the damage. Until he...

A reminder from Bill Kristol (h/t commenter Mike Hinton) But even if [the McConnell plan] created a bad news day yesterday for Republicans, the good news is that it’s already yesterday’s news. It’s House Republicans—not Senate minority leader McConnell—who will control tomorrow’s news. It is dawn yet?  It was just a...

Obama is bluffing.  He so desperately wants to keep spending at high levels and to increase taxes that he is threatening to withhold social security checks from recipients. Republicans should take a reasonsble deal if it is available.  A structure of scaling back spending, even if...

That's my impression of the "drama" unfolding in the budget talks.  Obama now is the one purporting to demand bigger cuts, a more long term agreement, and so on and so on, provided there also are commensurate tax increases. It's an interesting ploy, and tied solely...

If you are on Twitter, the Heritage Foundation has five questions it is asking Obama for his Twitter Townhall.  The event, like all of Obama's townhalls, is merely for show, but if he wants questions sent via Twitter, here are the five: Your budget was rejected...

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