Democrats have turned to an agenda that Republicans are calling class warfare, as President Barack Obama presses a “Buffett Rule” to tax the rich, Senate Democrats offer a millionaires’ tax instead and party leaders fulminate against Bank of America’s $5 debit-card service fee.Read More
President Obama is having a field day dinging Republicans with his Buffett Rule — the principle that the super-rich shouldn’t pay a lower tax rate than middle income Americans.Read More
Many political watchers say the 2012 presidential campaign is shaping up to be the most expensive election cycle in American history. One reason: the growing influence of political action committees, independent groups that raise money largely from corporations, trade unions and the wealthy.Read More
Eight years ago this month, President George W. Bush's political strategist Karl Rove was in Albuquerque speaking at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.Read More
As happened in previous debates, the audience in the Fox News/Google debate stole the show—and shocked the conscience. When a gay soldier asked a question, the audience booed.Read More
The pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action will make the case in a memo today that Democrats are winning the debate over taxes, arguing that voters have a “fundamental belief” that wealthy Americans should be paying more than they do.
Wildfires have consumed 3.6 million acres in my home state of Texas since December 2010. That’s about the size of the entire state of Connecticut. At least 700 homes have been destroyed, and four people have been killed.Read More
What a contrast. Mitt Romney was cool; Rick Perry was hot. Mitt was professional; Rick was angry. Romney reeled off statistics; Perry just made stuff up, but looked certain sayin’ it.Read More
Last night I convened a group of 32 swing voters in suburban Richmond (Eric Cantor’s district) to watch President Obama’s speech to Congress. We measured respondents’ reactions to the speech using interactive dials. ... Simply put, the speech was a home run, and succeeded on several important levels.
Supreme Court decisions, including Citizens United, now allow individuals to inject unlimited sums into the political system, and Republicans have blocked every Democratic effort to reform campaign finance.Read More