Don't count Karl Rove out, despite reports that the GOP strategist will get less face time on Fox News for the foreseeable future. He still has some platforms, and he knows how to use them.
House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner hopes to avoid the fiscal cliff by closing loopholes and deductions. President Obama suggested that only by completely eliminating charitable tax deductions could the Republicans increase revenues sufficiently without also increasing taxes on the wealthy as he would like to do.
President Barack Obama has started the bidding on the 'fiscal cliff' deal with substantial concessions on tax increases and spending cuts, Reich writes.
The party must come to grips with the 'demographic realities' reshaping the US electorate and devise new strategies for connecting with growing populations of minorities, single women, and youth.