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GOP sees political fortunes rise and fall with tax cuts
It's an article of faith among Republicans that the GOP's electoral fortunes next year hinge on whether they succeed in their longstanding dream to redraft the nation's complex, inefficient tax code
50 Years Later, 'JFK, Inc.' Still a Thriving Industry
50 years after his assassination, JFK still lives on in movies, books and TV
National Abortion Fight Looms Large
After years of fighting over abortion at the state level, Democrats and Republicans are teeing up to bring the battle to the national stage. Senate Republicans today will introduce controversial legislation to ban abortion after 20 weeks that mirrors one passed in the House of...
Democrats Now Run the 'Ultimate Swing State' And Why it Matters for Hillary Clinton
Now that Terry McAuliffe has been elected governor, Hillary Clinton has a best friend in Virginia. If she runs for president in 2016, she may well need it. Winning the state of Virginia has become a must-do for anyone seeking the White House. The state has picked the winning president in the last
On Election Day 2013, Tale of Two Republicans Highlights Split in GOP
If the Republican Party is at a crossroads, two distinct paths are being blazed by two very different candidates on Election Day 2013. In New Jersey, a pragmatic and often aggressive incumbent is poised to run up the score on the Democratic challenger -- despite the state's deep shade of blue. In
Are National Polls About the Fiscal Cliff Worthless?
National polls show that Republicans would take the brunt of the blame for a dive over the so-called fiscal cliff. A Washington Post/Pew Research Survey released this week found that a majority of the public (53 percent) would point the finger at Republicans if Congress...
Romney Dominates In Denver, But The Proof Will Be In The Polling
Anaylsis: Mitt Romney took the stage at the first presidential debate at the University of Denver last night with a lot to prove -- and he delivered. The Republican challenger found his footing against the incumbent president in a way that forced even some of his harshest critics to acknowledge
Romney Dominates In Denver, But The Proof Will Be In The Polling (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: KEEPING SCORE: ABC’s Jake Tapper reported on “Good Morning America” today that Obama officials are conceding Mitt Romney seemed more polished in last night’s debate. Some Obama campaign aides even said that President Obama
Obama Sells His Jobs Plan: Will Republicans Buy In? (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) The White House, which has been pumping out dozens of statements from elected officials in support of the jobs plan President Obama outlined during a joint session of Congress last night, appears particularly pleased with this ...
Friends, in Need: Obama Faces Backlash on Jobs, Economy
Maybe health care is the easy part. Not quite easy, fine. But getting 60 votes on Saturday is, at the moment, among the least of the worries for an administration that's left on the lookout for its friends.