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New Mandate, New ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Math

President Obama was reportedly planning to reach out to House Majority Leader John Boehner today to begin negotiating a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” a series of spending cuts and tax hikes scheduled take effect unless Congress rescinds the law that created it.
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Obama, Progressives Are Winning on Issues

President Obama’s 2012 campaign is giving the progressive base something it has not experienced since FDR: a clear cut ideological victory for progressive economic strategies and values. And Republicans know it. That’s why the GOP is already redefining the election so that it is not a test of failed and unpopular conservative policies, but rather is an example of what happens when these failed and unpopular policies are not effectively promoted.
Remember when conservatives demanded in 2008 that John McCain let “Palin be Palin”? And some even claimed that a liberated Palin would have led the ticket to victory? Now they are insisting that Mitt Romney “Let Ryan be Ryan,” despite the VP nominee’s politically destructive Medicare positions.
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