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Ronald Brownstein

Ronald Brownstein is Atlantic Media's Editorial Director for Strategic Partnerships, in charge of long-term editorial strategy. He also writes a weekly column and regularly contributes other pieces for the National Journal, contributes to Quartz, and The Atlantic, and coordinates political coverage and activities across publications produced by Atlantic Media.
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Bill Clinton urges Obama not to 'blink' in debt deal talks

July 5, 2011 ASPEN, Colo.-Former President Clinton on Saturday night urged President Obama not to "blink" at Republican demands to exclude revenue increases from any agreement to extend the government's debt ceiling. If Republicans maintain their opposition to revenue increases, Clinton said, Obama should pursue a short-term deal to extend the debt ceiling...

Ryan 'relatively optimistic' about debt-ceiling agreement before August

May 4, 2011 Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., chairman of the House Budget Committee, said on Wednesday he was "relatively optimistic" Congress and President Obama would reach agreement to raise the nation's debt ceiling before the August deadline for default. But, he added, any deal will likely turn more on establishing a process to...

One for the Books

January 4, 2011 Last month's final flurry of legislative successes for President Obama and the Democratic Congress underscores the difficulty of rendering a single verdict on their tumultuous two years in power. In November, Democrats forfeited control of the House after suffering the largest midterm losses for either party since 1938. They absorbed...

Disenchanted Dems

September 14, 2010 Two distinct storms are converging on Democrats, although the difference may matter more to President Obama in 2012 than to party legislators bracing for a deluge now. One of the storms is powered mostly by ideology; the other mostly by performance. Obama's agenda has ignited a fierce ideological backlash that...

Collapse In Confidence

August 17, 2010 The electoral wave threatening congressional Democrats this fall looks at least as big as the breakers that flattened congressional Republicans in 2006 and 2008. But the odds are high that this won't be the last storm surge from an angry sea of American discontent. Democrats are facing a midterm drenching...

Mixed Messages

September 1, 2009 Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele's pledge to "protect Medicare" might have been more convincing had it not come five months after nearly four-fifths of House Republicans voted to literally end the program as we know it for all Americans younger than 55. They cast that vote on April 2...

Thunder on the Right

August 25, 2009 GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Six hours before President Obama was due to arrive here on Saturday, Aug. 15, hundreds of people were already gathered in a grassy downtown park under a cloudless canopy of brilliant blue sky. Their sentiments weren't nearly as serene as the setting. The mood at the...

The first 21st-century campaign

April 21, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In scope and sweep, tactics and scale, the marathon struggle between Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton has triggered such a vast evolutionary leap in the way candidates pursue the presidency that it is likely to be remembered as the first true 21st-century campaign. Comment on this article in The...

Size Matters

February 12, 2008 After a month of dizzying ebbs and flows, the Democratic presidential race hit stasis this week. The epic contest between Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama now looks like a boxing match in which each combatant threw haymakers early (Iowa and South Carolina for Obama, New Hampshire and Nevada...

After Iowa vote, New Hampshire and uncertainty await

January 4, 2008 NASHUA, N.H.--The race for the White House rolled into New Hampshire this morning with the stakes in Tuesday's primary rising and uncertainty about the outcome of both nomination contests deepening. With the decisive Iowa victory of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a contender most party leaders still believe cannot win...