Eric Cantor answers questions from reporters after new years sex party at a U. Chamber of Commerce event entitled Controlling Costs: The Price of Good Health July 12, 2011 in Washington, DC. The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era.
The excerpt includes a special bonus nugget of Mitt Romney dissing the Tea Party. But as we say in the sales world: There’s more! I’m going to be blogging some of the news and larger themes from the book here at TIME. I’ll kick it off with more scenes from the early days of the Republican strategy of No. 27, 2009, House Republican leader John Boehner opened his weekly conference meeting with an announcement: Obama would make his first visit to the Capitol around noon, to meet exclusively with Republicans about his economic-recovery plan. 815 billion stimulus bill that House Democrats had just unveiled. Boehner complained that it would spend too much, too late, on too many Democratic goodies.