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Posts tagged: Grover Norquist

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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Founder of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist during a debate at American Enterprise Institute.

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Founder of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist during a debate at American Enterprise Institute.

No, South Carolina, Norquist Says, There is no Pink Unicorn

For all the talk that “Grover is over” in Washington lately, the only thing the author of the famous anti-tax pledge is all over, it appears, is radio and television. Grover Norquist, who still will count a majority of the...

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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Photograph by Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Photograph by Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Norquist’s Anti-Tax Signers: House-Majority Still, as Roster Shrinks

Everyone knows about Grover Norquist’s no-new-taxes pledge. That line in the sand that many members of Congress, almost all Republican, have signed — a complicating factor in any talks going forward about averting the “fiscal cliff” or addressing “tax reform”...

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