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WashSpeak: Shared Scarcity

WashSpeak: Shared Scarcity

05/16/11 08:00PM

Shared Scarcity--that's Paul Ryan's new phrase used to criticize the president's budget plan. Democrats say their plan is based on "shared sacrifice." Ryan... watch

WashSpeak: Mensch

05/16/11 11:45AM

Mensch is Yiddish for a person of integrity. It’s also featured in Dan Adler’s new campaign ad.If you have some Washington Speak you'd like us to clarify- send us an email dailyrundown@msnbc.com. read more

Huckabee out for 2012

Huckabee out for 2012

05/15/11 08:00PM

Mike Huckabee announced over the weekend he will not run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times and Liz Sidoti... watch

WashSpeak: Federalist System

05/13/11 11:00AM

Also referred to as a governmental system where power is distributed between a central authority and sovereign states.In the context of the GOP primary, it's Mitt Romney's reason why universal health care was a good policy when he implemented it in Massachusetts and it's a bad policy when President Barack Obama did it at a federal level.If you have some Washington Speak you'd like us to clarify- send us an email dailyrundown@msnbc.com. read more

With Bin Laden Dead, What Now?

With Bin Laden Dead, What Now?

05/12/11 08:00PM

Are self-radicalizing Muslims the greatest threat to America’s security? The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg joins the show to talk about the  “lone wolves” who... watch

WashSpeak: Chicken

05/12/11 11:40AM

Chicken is a game that tests the nerve of the players involved. For example -- two cars speeding directly towards each other until one driver "chickens out" and turns the wheel.In this case, the speeding cars are the Democratic and Republican Parties and the potential crash at the end is a financial disaster.If you have some Washington Speak you'd like us to clarify- send us an email dailyrundown@msnbc.com. read more

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