Eric Alterman of The Nation calls in at 8:30am to talk about his new book, “The Cause: The Fight For American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama”
A proposal to implement the Buffett Rule was blocked in the Senate on Monday, but proponents vowed to keep the issue alive in the months ahead. Republicans, as expected, garnered enough support to reject Dems’ attempt to bring up the proposal for debate. The Dems fell nine votes short.
Mitt Romney has asked Beth Myers, the manager of his 2008 campaign and a longtime trusted aide, to head up his search for a running mate, Romney advisers said on Monday.
At Florida fundraiser hot-mic moment, Mitt Romney singled out HUD for possible elimination and says he wants to cut the Education Dept. He and his wife also were giddy about the Hilary Rosen flap.
Martha Johnson, who resigned this month as head of the General Services Administration, apologized Monday for a Las Vegas conference in 2010 that cost $823,000 and led to the ouster of the agency’s top leaders.