Wiretap: Doubling down

In Double Down, Mark Halperin and John Heileman — the authors of Game Change– take on the 2012 election and tell the story of how Obama recovered (barely) from his Denver debate disaster. It’s not as much fun as their take on Sarah Palin in 2008, but it’s a pretty good read.

Eleven states that went all Republican in 2010 – plus Texas — accounted for 70 percent of public sector layoffs in 2011.

The New York Times takes a look at Amendment 66. So, it really is important.

This is what a real liberal looks like. He’s 6-foot-5 and about to be New York mayor. Via the New Yorker.

The Mittster is back. All you had to do was turn on your TV. Via the Atlantic.

Talk about doubling down: The Plum Line notes how, after the drubbing of 2012, Republicans are warming up to kill immigration reform, block a gay-rights bill and lose the Virginia governr’s race because they’ve alienated women, again.

The Daily Beast tells how the Republicans have done their best to sabotage Obamacare.

And the Politico version of the obstruction story.

Chris Christie’s expected big win is expected to be a big loss for the … Tea Party. Via Dan Balz at the Washington Post.

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