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Bill Clinton Complete DNC Speech: 'We're In This Together' vs. 'You're On Your Own'
Former U.S. president offers a strong endorsement of Barack Obama, Democratic economic policies.
In Charlotte, Democrats Not Partying Like It's 2008 (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: ARE YOU BETTER OFF? NO, SERIOUSLY: After either saying “no” or refusing to give a straight yes or no answer to Sunday show anchors when asked if Americans are better off today than they were...
Biden: Paul Ryan 'Walked Away' From Deficit Commission
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Vice President Joe Biden launched a new attack on Rep. Paul Ryan in his home state of Wisconsin today, criticizing the Republican vice presidential candidate for not admitting in his convention speech that he was a member of the bipartisan deficit...
In 2011 Clip, Former Clinton White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles Praises Paul Ryan Budget, Criticized President Obama
Erskine Bowles – who co-chaired President Obama’s Deficit Commission and previously served as chief of staff for President Clinton – didn’t think much of Mitt Romney’s budget proposal. “His reform plan leaves too many tax breaks in place and, as a result, does nothing to...
This Week (08.12.12)
Good morning and welcome to a special edition of this week. Romney goes bowl. Together we will unite America. This the lightning conservatives if you heavy small business you did bill Vance. They've been targeting Ryan and his budget plan for months it is a Trojan horse. It is thinly veiled social
Alan Simpson Decries 'Wretched Group of Seniors' Over Social Security
Former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson sent an fiery letter filled with expletives to the California Alliance for Retired Americans for a flyer the group sent out slamming the Bowles-Simpson commission report for proposed cuts to Social Security as one way to deal with the long-term...
Obama Signs Debt Bill Into Law
It is official the compromise bill on the debt ceiling and lowering spending is now the law of the land. And here is president Obama's signing of this afternoon. As the clock shows He did it with just ten hours and ten minutes to go before the deadline would have run out on paying the US bills. But
The Note: The Making Of A ‘Satan Sandwich’
It was messy, it was complicated and, in the end, it was simply unpalatable to some lawmakers. But the budget plan that one liberal Democrat now famously called a “Satan sandwich” and that Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told ABC’s Diane Sawyer yesterday probably came with a side of “Satan fries,” ...
Boehner on Plan to Increase Debt Limit: ‘Less Than Perfect’ but ‘Good Step in the Right Direction’
ABC News’ John R. Parkinson (@JRPabcDC) reports: House Speaker John Boehner admits that his latest proposal to keep the government from defaulting on its debt obligations is “less than perfect” but he called it a “good step in the right...