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News that broke in "The Situation Room" tonight: The House passes a budget deal that was hammered out by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democrat Sen. Patty Murray. CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Dana Bash, and Gloria Borger discuss the compromise and what comes next.
In an exclusive interview, Vice President Joe Biden talks to Gloria Borger about gun control, the fiscal fight & whether he'll run in 2016.
CNN's Gloria Borger looks at the politics of major gun control initiatives being weighed by the Obama administration.
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Congressional leaders brought the "fiscal cliff" upon themselves, CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger says.
Ann Romney's family describes her as "The Mitt Stabilizer." Gloria Borger asks her if that was role preparing for the first debate.
Washington (CNN) – In response to sagging battleground polls and criticism from some Republican party insiders, the Romney campaign – as part of its recalibration – intends to get more specific with its economic message, trying to reach out to the increasing number of voters who believe Mitt Romney doesn't understand their problems.
In interviews with senior Romney advisers and outsiders close to the campaign, the emerging strategy appears to boil down to a simple point: "We need to reassure Americans that Romney can fix things, and he (President Obama) can't," says one campaign insider. "Voters already believe Romney has a better chance of fixing the economy. We have to tell them just how it will be better for them."
By Gloria Borger, CNN Chief Political Analyst
Editor's note: Gloria Borger is CNN's chief political analyst, appearing regularly on shows such as "AC360˚" "The Situation Room," "John King, USA" and "State of the Union."
(CNN) - There are plenty of ways to game the upcoming Supreme Court decision on health care reform, and they've all been said: President Obama loses in court, he wins with his base. Or it's a severe blow, potentially fatal. Or Republicans benefit if they win, because they were "right" all along. Or the GOP loses, because it has to figure out what to offer for health care instead.
And so it goes.
But there's something else going on here, and it's more meaningful than some short-term political skirmishing. This Supreme Court case is the Waterloo for political polarization, because it underscores something we should have known all along: Great changes in national public policy should never be erected on slender partisan majorities.