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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking to reporters in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 25, 2013.
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking to reporters in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 25, 2013.
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The Republican Party is unified around one issue: Spending cuts. They’re betting the farm that Americans will reward them to standing up to spending and shrinking government. And that’s why we’re where we are – facing deep sequester cuts that will hurt the poor, kill jobs and slow the economic recovery. Is that what the Republican party wants to stand for? As Jared Bernstein said in today’s New York Times, if they’re fine with the sequester, than it must be.

NBC’s David Gregory pushed back against House Speaker John Boehner in an exclusive interview that aired yesterday. Gregory challenged Boehner on his claim that President Obama doesn’t have a plan to replace sequestration and argued against the GOP mantra that lower taxes leads to economic growth.

Mitt Romney says he was convinced he would win the presidential election – even on Election Day. And he says it kills him not to be president. But as he continues to criticize President Obama, he says he’s not looking back. And he made the argument that basically said that he lost the election because poor minorities like Obamacare.

Here’s another demographic group that the Republicans are losing – A new Gallup poll finds that Asian Americans prefer Democrats by a two-to-one margin.

What’s behind the rise in hacking against U.S. government and private sector companies? The Chinese are getting the bulk of the blame, but why are they doing it?

Add another line to Vice President Joe Biden’s resume: He’s expected to take a larger role on foreign policy in President Obama’s second term.

Talking Points Memo traces President Obama’s evolution on same-sex marriage. And it mirrors the country at large.

Finally, look who’s talking: Bob Woodward invites Gene Sperling – and even President Obama – over to his house to put their differences behind them.

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