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End of a Republican error

End of a Republican error

12/04/12 07:00PM

For more than 20 years, Republicans have held fast to a no tax increase rule. But now the GOP seems to finally be getting the message that Americans support a tax increase for the wealthy. MSNBC host Krystal Ball and MSNBC.com Vice President Richard... watch

Paul Ryan rebrands himself after loss

Paul Ryan rebrands himself after loss

12/04/12 07:00PM

A report from Politico says Rep. Paul Ryan is trying to define his image into something other than the “austerity guy”. Will it work? David Corn of Mother Jones and Democratic Strategist Jamal Simmons discuss Ryan’s transformation attempt. watch

Warren appointed to Senate banking committee

Warren appointed to Senate banking committee

12/04/12 07:00PM

Elizabeth Warren has won a seat on the powerful Senate banking committee, and will face down bankers who testify for bad behavior. Ryan Grim of the Huffington Post and Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily’s List, talk with Rev. Al Sharpton. watch

Democrat Elizabeth Warren, center, waves to the crowd with her husband Bruce Mann, left,  during an election night rally at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel in Boston after Warren won. (Photo by AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Nightmare on Wall Street: Warren gains Banking Committee seat

12/04/12 11:31AM

Two years ago, Wall Street chased Elizabeth Warren off the Consumer Financial Protect Bureau that she’d proposed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Her Wall Street haters then followed her into the hotly contested Massachusetts Senate race, pouring money into her opponent’s coffers in hopes of keeping her out of office. Now, in spite of her opponents' efforts, Warren will take a seat on the Banking Committee where she will oversee the implementation of Dodd-Frank and other banking regulations, the Huffington Post reported, according to four sources. read more

FILE PHOTO: Gloria Gilman holds a sign during the NAACP voter ID rally to demonstrate the opposition of Pennsylvania's new voter identification law, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Philadelphia. (Photo by AP FILE/Michael Perez)

Voter suppression: the GOP hasn't given up

12/03/12 07:30PM

Still stung by their defeat in last month's elections, Republicans across the country are back to looking for ways to suppress the vote.
 North Carolina Today the president of a conservative group in N.C. predicted the future for Tar Heel voters: "One of the first bills the North Carolina General Assembly will enact next year, and that new Gov. Pat McCrory will sign, will establish a photo ID requirement to vote in North Carolina." read more

Who is Frank Luntz?

Who is Frank Luntz?

12/03/12 07:00PM

Pollster and FOX News contributor Frank Luntz was the man behind Newt Gingrich’s “Contract for America”. He was also a paid consultant for Rep. Paul Ryan and received money from Karl Rove’s Super PAC while conducting focus groups on Ryan’s debate. Eric... watch

GOP unveils debt plan

GOP unveils debt plan

12/03/12 07:00PM

After referring to the White House debt plan as a “La La Land” solution, Republicans have offered their version of a debt plan. They’re proposing a 2.2 trillion dollar debt reduction that puts Social Security on the table and would increase the... watch

Rudderless Republicans looking for new...

Rudderless Republicans looking for new leader?

12/03/12 07:00PM

The GOP has a pattern of picking the runner-up as their next leader, but Rick Santorum has joined World Net Daily as a columnist, and Mitt Romney has indicated he has no interest in shaping the party. Where will Republicans go from here? Conservative... watch

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Congress more trustworthy than car salesmen, barely

12/03/12 11:00AM

Results of a new poll taken by Gallup show only one in 10 Americans think members of Congress have high honesty and ethical standards. Car salespeople are the only professionals who rank lower, with only 8% giving them a the "high" trustworthiness and ethics ranking. Congress got the most negative reaction, with more than 54% saying their honesty and ethics were low or very low. read more

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