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Major Garrett Major Garrett is National Journal Correspondent-at-Large and Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News.
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Analysis: Hysteria over fiscal cliff may spur deal

November 29, 2012 If there is one redeeming feature of the otherwise gutless and indolent sequestration process, it is the underappreciated component of hysteria. Already, local news stations are running “fiscal cliff” countdown clocks. Fevered curiosity over the ebb and flow of cliff negotiations is rising and may soon creep near the Kardashian ...

Obama counters Boehner's opening bid on fiscal cliff

November 9, 2012 Wedged between standing ovations from supporters fore and aft, President Obama on Friday steered the good ship reelection straight toward the rocks of Speaker John Boehner’s refusal to raise income-tax rates on wealthy Americans. “We have to combine spending cuts with revenue,” Obama said from the East Room in his ...

Romney campaign denies acting rashly on Libyan situation

September 12, 2012 Caught up in the middle of a roiling and deadly foreign policy crisis, Mitt Romney’s campaign denies it acted rashly in condemning the Obama administration’s reaction to fatal assaults against U.S. diplomats in Libya and a violent raid against the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. Senior Romney advisers, who declined to ...

Decision to move Obama's speech inside sparks scramble

September 6, 2012 The game was called on account of thunderstorms. Or at least a 30-to-40 percent chance of them. The decision to relocate President Obama’s acceptance speech tonight from Bank of America Stadium to the Time Warner Cable Arena left thousands of would-be attendees frustrated and hunting for other venues to watch ...

Obama Campaign Is Brutal This Time

August 21, 2012 President Obama's reelection effort isn't the toughest, or most aggressive, in American history. It only looks and feels that way compared with the gauzy memories most have of the lilt, sunshine, and post-partisan pixie dust of 2008. Never mind that Obama was tough in the clutch during his primary cage ...

Romney-Ryan Pros and Cons

August 14, 2012 Paul Ryan isn't a two-fer in presidential politics. He's a ten-fer. Not because it's convenient but because it's true, Ryan brings five potential advantages and five potential hazards to Mitt Romney. Unlike anyone else Romney could have picked, Ryan is multifaceted politically and genuinely memorable on the gritty substance of ...

Analysis: If reelected, would Obama be able to govern?

July 20, 2012 It’s only July, and President Obama’s campaign has already called Mitt Romney an outsourcing, job-killing, company-bankrupting whiner who may also be a tax cheat and a felon. The brass knuckles are out, the presumptive Republican nominee is bleeding, and Obama is selling off his likability as if it were an ...

Analysis: Unfairly maligned solicitor general has last laugh on health care ruling

June 29, 2012 Like some cable-news viewers, President Obama was at first confused on Thursday about the Supreme Court ruling on his health care law. He saw the erroneous CNN report that the individual mandate had been overturned and thought, momentarily, that the Court had nullified his signature legislative accomplishment. Standing in the ...

Issa letter hammers Obama on 'Fast and Furious' gun operation

June 26, 2012 The chairman of the House oversight committee investigating White House involvement in the botched “gun-walking” program that led to the 2010 death of U.S. Border Patrol agent accused President Obama on Monday of downplaying his involvement in the program or intentionally obstructing the Congress' inquiry. The letter from Rep. Darrel ...

Commerce secretary takes leave of absence

June 12, 2012 Commerce Secretary John Bryson, involved in separate traffic accidents in California over the weekend, informed President Obama on Monday evening that he is taking medical leave to cope with an unspecified illness. Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank will serve as acting secretary in his absence. Bryson had a seizure, according to ...