Aaron Blake points out that Barack Obama is not all that unpopular -- not in the sense that unelectable pols are unpopular -- as even Republican pollsters admit.
Steve Benen wants liberals to get along.
Mark Murray points out , importantly, how little daylight there is between Bloomberg and Obama.
James Pethokoukis previews another (yes, another) Republican plan of attack on greedy states.
Rob Bluey says Hal Rogers scotches Jeff Flake's big idea for the Appropriations subcommittee.
the tax deal.
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Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
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