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Obama and Reagan vs. the GOP

04/09/12 01:22PM

Eight months ago, Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times headlined, "Stop Coddling the Super-Rich," a group that included, of course, the author of the piece. read more

Monday's campaign round-up

04/09/12 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:* With Rick Santorum leaving the campaign trail to tend to an ailing daughter, Mitt Romney has temporarily pulled his anti-Santorum attack ads in Pennsylvania.* The Santorum campaign,... read more

American Crossroads sees Obama winning tax debate

American Crossroads sees Obama winning tax debate

04/09/12 11:00AM

Karl Rove's attack operation, American Crossroads, the powerhouse of the Republican family of super PACs, is planning to begin "its first major anti-Obama advertising blitz of the year." It's unclear how big the initial round of attacks will be, but the operation has "an anticipated bank account of more than $200 million... read more

Warren's economic assessment falls far short

Warren's economic assessment falls far short

04/09/12 10:18AM

Pastor Rick Warren, who heads an evangelical megachurch in Orange County, California, talked to ABC's Jake Tapper yesterday about a variety of topics, but it was Warren's thoughts on the economy that struck me as especially important.The host asked what he tells members of his congregation who are struggling, and Warren said the "... read more

A reputation Romney can't afford to earn

04/09/12 09:44AM

In his latest column, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank noted Mitt Romney's latest speech in Washington, and paid particular attention to the fact that the likely Republican presidential nominee had "some trouble" telling the truth.The columnist highlighted quite a few of the former governor's falsehoods -- most of them... read more

Stupid is as stupid does

Stupid is as stupid does

04/09/12 08:51AM

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who uses Twitter far more than most elected politicians, published a curious message over the weekend.To translate the abbreviations, the Iowa Republican said that his constituents asked why he's not outraged at President Obama's attack on the Supreme Court's independence. read more

Conservative writer ousted after racist tirade

Conservative writer ousted after racist tirade

04/09/12 07:59AM

Following up on an item from the weekend, National Review editor Rich Lowry announced that John Derbyshire will no longer write for the prominent conservative magazine.His latest provocation, in a webzine, lurches from the politically incorrect to the nasty and indefensible. We never would have published it, but the main reason that people... read more

Morning Maddow: April 9

Morning Maddow: April 9

04/09/12 07:37AM

Where in the world is NBC's Richard Engel? Gingrich finds out that running for President is hard.Rick Santorum is off the campaign trail to care for his ailing daughter.Romney goes bodyboarding in La Jolla.Franken has fun with stock photos.The U.S. and Afghanistan reach a deal over who gets to conduct raids at night.It's White House... read more

This Week in God

04/07/12 11:05AM

As "This Week in God" settles in on Saturday mornings, the God Machine has plenty to offer again this week.First up is a story about how the culture war is beginning to shape the Roman Catholic Church's charitable support in ways the social-service community never expected (thanks to reader R.P. read more

Pushing the envelope to the breaking point

Pushing the envelope to the breaking point

04/07/12 10:30AM

It's not always easy to predict when a provocateur's rhetoric will reach a tipping point that carries consequences. For Rush Limbaugh, it was arguably his attacks on Sandra Fluke -- it wasn't the first time the right-wing host had made misogynistic remarks on the air, but the ugliness and the larger context made the ensuing... read more

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