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While the House struggled to reach a compromise, President Obama released his two secret weapons: Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Mitch McConnell. CNN contributors John Avlon and Margaret Hoover discuss their success. Hoover says, “We found the secret formula, … Continue reading
One problem Mitt Romney doesn’t have is raising money. The Super PAC supporting him has already raked in more than 65-million-dollars. That’s more than outside groups in total spent at this point in the 2008 election. CNN Contributor John Avlon … Continue reading
Republicans in VP nominee Paul Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin got unwelcome news late Friday afternoon when Judge Juan B. Colas declared significant portions of collective-bargaining reform unconstitutional. This was Governor Scott Walker’s signature reform, the result of a hard-won … Continue reading
Republicans have long complained about Democrats playing the Medi-Scare card—trying to scare senior citizens about the affects of entitlement reform. The most vivid example of this ugly political ploy might have been the 2011 ad showing “Paul Ryan” literally pushing … Continue reading
John Avlon discusses with a panel the Romney-Ryan and Obama budget plans.
One hundred years ago Monday, Theodore Roosevelt launched the most successful third party presidential bid in American history, declaring, “We stand at Armageddon, and we battle for the Lord!” It was the culmination of the Progressive Party Convention in Chicago … Continue reading
Five full weeks of summer vacation have just begun for members of Congress. That’s after nine full weeks off so far this year—and the House gets six more away before the election. All that time off, a sweet health-care plan, … Continue reading
CNN Contributor John Avlon talks to U.S. Rep. James Clyburn about Wednesday’s Senate vote on extending Bush-era tax cuts. OutFront tonight: Fmr. Super Committee member and U.S. Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC).
The Senate today voted on competing Democrat and Republican plans on extending the Bush tax cuts. The Democrat-led Senate passed its plan to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for middle income Americans. CNN contributor John Avlon says today’s vote is … Continue reading
Mitt Romney continues to stand firm against calls for him to release additional personal income tax returns. He said Tuesday, “I am simply not enthusiastic about giving them hundreds or thousands of more pages to pick through, distort and lie … Continue reading
The DISCLOSE Act was summarily executed via filibuster in the Senate last night. But this is one symbolic vote that mattered, because it offered at least an attempt to address the flow of hidden money into our elections. But wait, … Continue reading
Welcome back to work, Congress. Hope you enjoyed your fourth full week off this year. Now find a way to work together to help get America back to work. Experts all say not to expect any constructive action from Congress … Continue reading
Grover Norquist and his anti-tax pledge have been recognized as one of the most powerful forces in Washington. But is there a rebellion brewing in the GOP? At least a dozen Republican representatives and eight senators have come out against … Continue reading
This is what happens when politics starts looking like a cult: Jeb Bush gets attacked for being a traitor to the conservative cause. The former Florida governor has been speaking with the freedom of someone not running for office, saying … Continue reading
All eyes were on Wisconsin on Tuesday as Scott Walker emerged victorious from just the third gubernatorial recall election in the nation’s history. But in his latest column, John Avlon explains why the results of two local California elections held … Continue reading
Past Scott Walker: Fight Crosses Party Lines as California Voters Back Pension Reforms – The Daily Beast
The most significant election on Tuesday wasn’t in Wisconsin. It was in San Jose and San Diego, where nearly 70% of citizens voted for public-sector union pension reforms, introduced by Democrats, that could save their cash-strapped cities billions of dollars. … Continue reading
CNN contributor John Avlon talks to President for Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist about Congress’ up coming battle over Bush tax cuts.