In it, but not of it. TPM DC
ATR is run by Grover Norquist, who has become a central player in the debate over the debt ceiling. The group controls the anti-tax pledge so many Republicans in Washington have signed, and many look to Norquist for the conventional GOP wisdom on what does or does not constitute a tax increase. That's become a main sticking point as Republicans and Democrats try to work out a deal to lower the deficit and raise the debt ceiling before the nation defaults in just about a week.
A spokesperson for ATR did not immediately respond to TPM's request for comment.