I don't think the Obama presidency hinges on whether chief of staff Rahm Emanuel stays or goes. I'm much more interested in the calculation behind the president's recent decision to get tough on Republicans. I loved his Labor Day speech, I was thrilled he committed yesterday to letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the richest 2 percent of Americans, and I'm surprised but pleased he's taking on not only the GOP, but wannabe GOP House Speaker John Boehner in his speech today. MORE...
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Joan Walsh: "The White House after Rahm?" (with video)
Joan Walsh (Salon) with video (07:19) from MSNBC's "Hardball":