Alan Simpson

CNN's Smernish: Did Democats Filibuster On Gorguch 'Backfire'?

CNN's Smernish: Did Democats Filibuster On Gorguch 'Backfire'?

CNN's Michael Smerconish and former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson attack the Democrats for filibustering Gorsuch and pretend that Mitch McConnell wouldn't have used the nuclear option to get another right wing judge on the Supreme Court the next time around no matter what they did.

John Nichols: 'Fix The Debt' Run By Billionaires Who Really Want Lower Taxes

From this Saturday's Up With Chris Hayes, panel member and Hayes' fellow contributor at The Nation brought up a topic at the end of the show that we unfortunately don't hear too often on MSNBC, which is the fact that the "Fix the Debt" campaign is not really interested in "fixing" anything. They're funded by a bunch of billionaires that are pushing for austerity measures and who are really just interested in lowering their taxes.

Simpson-Bowles 2.0 And The New 'Center'

The new Simpson-Bowles plan looks a lot like the old Simpson-Bowles plan, but more heavily tilted towards cuts and as Greg Sargent pointed out, represents a major shift to the right.