Jonathan Cohn
Senior Editor

Paul Ryan's Proposal Is Still a Ransom That Democrats Shouldn't Pay
October 09, 2013

The big news this morning is a Wall Street Journal op-ed by Paul Ryan, in which he dangles a new offer to President Obama and the Democrats.

When Should Debt-Ceiling Drama Scare You? Right About Now.
October 08, 2013

Economic doomsday is approaching. And while we don’t know the exact date, we’re starting to get a pretty good idea.

The White House Promises it Wasn't Flinching
October 07, 2013

Did the White House just open the door to some kind of short-term increase in the debt limit, perhaps to allow broader negotiations over fiscal priorities? Several media outlets are reporting as much.

Watch This for 22 Seconds and You'll See Why Obama Can't Give an Inch
October 06, 2013

House Speaker John Boehner went on ABC News “This Week” to make clear his position: Republicans won’t give the government new borrowing authority until Democrats agree to negotiate about Obamacare and fiscal priorities.

The Republicans Are Starting to Reek of Desperation
October 03, 2013

House Republican leaders are starting to look pretty desperate.

Obamacare Glitches Are Real—and Matter Less Than You Think
October 02, 2013

Republicans spent Tuesday highlighting Obamacare’s opening day glitches. Democrats spent Tuesday highlighting Obamacare’s opening day successes.Both spoke the truth. One truth matters more.

United Democrats Stand, Divided Republicans Fall
October 01, 2013

A little while ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid arrived at an event on Capitol Hill and got a huge applause from some fellow Democrats. That probably doesn’t seem surprising. Reid has always been popular with members of his caucus.

The Seven Most Likely Obamacare Glitches: Some Don't Worry Me, Others Give Me Nightmares
October 01, 2013

A lot of people have been waiting for October 1, to see how Obamacare will work. If they're serious about trying to form a judgment, they're going to have to wait a lot longer.

Don't Blame the Tea Party for the Shutdown. Blame Boehner.
September 30, 2013

For a few brief moments on Monday evening, it looked like House Republicans might finally come to their senses.

Is Obamacare's Medical-Device Tax Up for Negotiation?
September 30, 2013

The funding bill that House Republicans sent the Senate over the weekend calls for a one-year delay in implementation of Obamacare—a demand that, as even most Republicans seem to realize, neither Senate Democrats nor President Barack Obama will accep

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