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Romney is not without a base

Romney is not without a base

03/26/12 01:31PM

Rick Santorum didn't just defeat Mitt Romney in Louisiana's Republican presidential primary, he trounced him, beating the former governor by 22 points and winning 63 of Louisiana's 64 parishes. Romney is still the likely nominee, but for the frontrunner to still be losing primaries by 22 points in late March doesn't look good... read more

Monday's campaign round-up

03/26/12 12:00PM

Today's installment of campaign-related news items that won't necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:* Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was asked yesterday about a possible role on his party's 2012 presidential ticket. "I would have to consider it," he said on Fox News. "But... read more

The federal highway bill: less than a week to go

03/26/12 11:32AM

In his weekly address, President Obama spoke about oil production and energy policy in general, but also spent some time shining a light on a pending piece of legislation that's going to matter quite a bit this week.For those who can't watch clips online, this was the important part of Obama's comments:"So much of America... read more

When in doubt, pick a fight with the New York Times

03/26/12 10:51AM

His primary win in Louisiana notwithstanding, Rick Santorum's campaign hasn't been going especially well lately, and his odds of winning the Republican presidential nomination continue to dwindle as the party coalesces around Mitt Romney.Under the circumstances, it's not too surprising that the pressure would start to get to... read more

Plouffe targets the 'Romney-Ryan' plan

03/26/12 10:15AM

It's hard to describe how happy Democrats are to see Mitt Romney embrace Paul Ryan's House Republican budget plan. Much of the glee is seen behind the scenes, but the phrase "Christmas in March" keeps coming to mind.Last week, the Republican frontrunner proudly proclaimed, "I'm very supportive of the Ryan budget... read more

Conservative opponents of 'Obamacare' prayed outside the Supreme Court yesterday.

Legal experts: Court won't strike down 'Obamacare'

03/26/12 09:26AM

The Supreme Court this morning will kick off the first of three days of hearings on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, and interest in the case is as strong as anything we've seen in many years. For those who watch the high court closely, however, there's a striking lack of intrigue about the outcome.National Journal... read more

Ryan debt plan 'is not a plan at all'

03/26/12 08:41AM

For those who care about investments in domestic priorities like education and health care, Paul Ryan's House Republican budget plan is a bit of a disaster, slashing spending in the coming decades. For those concerned about the poor, the Ryan plan is equally problematic -- the budget redistributes wealth in the wrong direction, cutting... read more

An 'appalling' take on Trayvon Martin

03/26/12 08:00AM

On Friday, President Obama briefly addressed the Trayvon Martin killing, in response to a reporter's question. Though cautious because the matter is still under investigation, Obama said, "Obviously, this is a tragedy. I can only imagine what these parents are going through. And when I think about this boy, I think about my own kids.... read more

Morning Maddow: March 26

03/26/12 07:31AM

President Obama caught in a hot mic moment with Russia over missiles.The Supreme Court hears the arguments for and against Obamacare today. (Upset I used that term? Read this from Steve Benen.)The perils of delegate math.Life under austerity, part 319.Vice President Cheney is recovering from a heart transplant.An Iraqi woman is beaten to death... read more

Rachel on Meet the Press this morning to talk about 'Drift'

03/25/12 01:26PM

Unlike previous appearances Rachel has made on Meet the Press, this time wasn't as part of a panel discussion. This morning she sat down with David Gregory exclusively to talk about the military policy themes in "Drift." In case you're a late riser on Sundays, or a Sunday morning churchgoer, or you were already previously... read more

Santorum cruises in Louisiana

Santorum cruises in Louisiana

03/25/12 11:00AM

In the wake of Mitt Romney's primary win in Illinois, Republicans spent much of the last few days coalescing behind the GOP frontrunner, signifying an effective end to the party's presidential nominating contest. Republican voters in Louisiana, however, didn't care.With all of the precincts reporting, Rick Santorum easily outpaced... read more

This Week in God

This Week in God

03/24/12 11:11AM

As "This Week in God" settles in on Saturday mornings, the God Machine has plenty to offer again this week.First up is a fascinating report from the non-partisan Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, which found that the conventional wisdom about Americans' appreciation for religion/political rhetoric isn't quite right... read more

Warren takes center stage in Obama campaign video

03/24/12 10:01AM

President Obama's re-election campaign unveiled a new video this morning, which has a similar look and feel to the recent "The Road We've Traveled" documentary, but features a different message and messenger.Note, for example, that aside from some brief narration at the beginning, the only voice in this video is Elizabeth... read more


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