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Posts tagged: Grover Norquist

Hillary Rodham Clinton listens as Jeb Bush speaks before the presentation of the 2013 Liberty Medal in Philadelphia.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton listens as Jeb Bush speaks before the presentation of the 2013 Liberty Medal in Philadelphia.

Bush-Clinton, Read My Lips — ‘Hard Choices’ Redux

First Bush, then Clinton. Then Bush, and now Clinton again? The scenario itself is not new. Hillary Clinton faced it before, in 2008 (in today’s edition of look how young they all looked): Yet the first time the nation confronted...

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Wrestlers during the Ceremonial Sumo Tournament at the Yasukuni Shrine on April 4, 2014 in Tokyo.

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Wrestlers during the Ceremonial Sumo Tournament at the Yasukuni Shrine on April 4, 2014 in Tokyo.

Norquist: ‘Sumo Wrestlers’ Will Fight to Draw — None Leave Ring Before ’16

Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist says the millions of dollars that will be spent on the 2014 congressional elections won’t any alleviate any of the gridlock in Washington. Speaking at a daylong conference in Washington on finding common ground between liberals...

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George P. Bush, left, and Jeb Bush Jr., right, in Washington, DC.

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George P. Bush, left, and Jeb Bush Jr., right, in Washington, DC.

Jeb (Not That One) Bush: Immigration Must Pass

Follow the byline closely in this appeal for congressional action on immigration: Jeb Bush. No, not the former governor of Florida, president’s son and president’s brother and co-author of “Immigration Wars.” Jeb Bush Jr. The ex-governor’s younger son, president’s grandson...

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A delegate wears a quilt jacket at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

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A delegate wears a quilt jacket at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

Red States Cut Taxes, Blue Raised Them: Norquist Will Report

By the numbers, Grover Norquist maintains, things don’t look good for taxes. Admittedly, the father of the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” has every reason to insist that he is winning the war against new taxes — not only in Washington, but...

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Representative Paul Ryan, Republican vice presidential candidate, arrives for a town hall meeting outside the Clinton County Courthouse in Clinton, Iowa, on Oct. 2, 2012.

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Representative Paul Ryan, Republican vice presidential candidate, arrives for a town hall meeting outside the Clinton County Courthouse in Clinton, Iowa, on Oct. 2, 2012.

Paul Ryan and the ‘Six Elephants’

Grover Norquist has one wish for Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican and House Budget Committee chairman who ran for vice president in 2012 and may have his eyes on 2016. “I hope he wants to be speaker” of the...

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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C.

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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C.

Norquist: ‘End of the Grand Bargain’

Democrats, chafing at the “choke collar” on their appropriators, are yielding their desire to raise taxes to their thirst for bigger spending, says one of the capital’s leading anti-tax activists. The budget deal at hand — approved overwhelmingly by the...

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressing the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Chicago

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressing the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Chicago

Emanuel + Norquist = Immigration Reform

The unlikely pair of liberal firebrand Rahm Emanuel and anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist today shared a stage and a message: the U.S. economy needs more immigration. Emanuel, Chicago mayor and former congressman and chief of staff for President Barack Obama,...

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A reflection of the Department of Homeland Security logo on the glasses of a cyber security analyst.

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A reflection of the Department of Homeland Security logo on the glasses of a cyber security analyst.

NSA Surveillance: Assange, Gore, Clapper Collide

Reaction to the government’s sweeping surveillance of the private communications of millions of Americans is, well, all over the map. Look at Alec Baldwin, the actor and often outspoken critic of government excess during President George W. Bush’s reign: “I...

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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

Norquist: `Plan B’ OK by Tax Pledge

In Washington, up is often down. No is sometimes yes. And a pledge isn’t necessarily a pledge. Grover Norquist, famously the author of a pledge against tax increases that most members of the House of Representatives have signed, reports today...

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