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Ezra Klein: Can White House win in 2012 by losing on tax cuts now?

The compromise the White House is negotiating on the Bush tax cut is looking more and more like the White House’s opening gambit in the 2012 campaign. Read more……

The Plum Line: Why the left is angry at Obama

Dem Rep. Anthony Weiner, who has a real talent for crystallizing liberal anger at Obama into pithy phrases, has just released a statement opening fire on all the talk about…

Bush Tax-Cut Deal With Jobless Aid Said to Be Near

Congressional Republicans and administration officials said they were close to a deal to keep the Bush-era tax cuts temporarily. Read more……

Which tax cuts actually create jobs?

Opinion: Lawmakers need to focus on giving tax relief to employers who create jobs. Read more……

Gates: Clock ticking on ‘don’t ask’ repeal

The defense secretary tells sailors that he’s unsure Congress has time to repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.” Read more……

Lieberman pushes ‘don’t ask’

He works to repeal the policy, even if it means pushing the lame-duck session into overtime. Read more……

The Fix: Reince Priebus enters RNC chair race

Wisconsin Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus will seek the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee early next year, a blow to the reelection chances of current chairman Michael Steele. Read…

Tea party group wants Palin for RNC

The Tea Party Nation has sent a letter to the former Alaska governor asking her to run for chairwoman. Read more……

SCOTUS to hear global warming case

The decision is a victory for utilities that don’t want to be forced to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Read more……

Priebus runs for RNC chairman

The onetime ally of Steele promises “less drama, more hard work … and more focus on winning.” Read more……