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Jon Stewart Bashes Congress for Over-Congratulating Itself for Fixing a Problem It Created

Inspired by our legislators’ recent celebration of their bipartisan “Doc-Fix” Medicare measure, Jon Stewart and other “Daily Show” correspondents imagine what life would be like if “normal people” reacted the way Congress does to “the dutiful executing of basic occupational tasks.”

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Bibi Weighs In

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Netanyahu’s Speech

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Obama Prepared to Veto Keystone XL Pipeline Bill on Tuesday (Updated)

He said he’d do it, and it looks like he means business: President Obama is ready to flex his executive power and veto the divisive bill designed to launch construction of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline that would span from the U.S.-Canadian border to the Gulf Coast.

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Repubs on a Roll

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SOTU 2015: Obama Sets the Tone for His Final Stretch

President Obama will face two Republican-controlled chambers of Congress during his State of the Union speech Tuesday night as he enters the last two years of his presidency.

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What Change Sounds Like

The rumblings you are hearing from the right are the sounds of an old consensus in the process of disintegrating.

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Working Together

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Ambulance Chasers

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Boehner Brace

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Scared Obama

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Boehner Lawsuit

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Boy Name Sue

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Next Up in Boehner Shenanigans

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Boehner’s Burning Issue

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The Nutcracker

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Upsetting Boehner

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The Speaker

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Studying the Rich’s Pathologies

To gain insight into the workings of American society, it may be productive to focus on the 1 percent’s erratic behavior; Japan’s prime minister has asked for international assistance to deal with the Fukushima leaks; meanwhile, is Speaker John Boehner the Berlusconi of the States? These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Class Warfare

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Bye-Bye, Middle Class

Washington stood idly by as the 1 percent killed the middle class; building sturdy relationships with neighbors is important to leading a healthy life; meanwhile, the Senate is creating an elitist definition of what an “official” journalist is. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Boehner and the House GOP

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Boehner May Have More Leverage Over Tea Partiers in Congress

Tea partiers may be more amenable to an agreement now that the electorate has signaled it doesn’t especially like what the tea party has been up to.

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House Passes Student Loan Bill That Would Cut Preventive Health Programs

The GOP’s assault on women’s health continued Friday as the House passed a bill to prevent a hike in student loan interest rates, a legislative remedy that would be paid for with money from a preventive health program that funds breast and cervical cancer screenings.

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Whose Class War?

One week after President Obama proposed his deficit reduction plan, the cries of “class warfare” that escaped the mouths of alarmed politicians and media pundits around the country can still be heard by anyone standing near a radio, television set or computer. (more)

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Frank Rich Blasts Bipartisanship

With an eye on the ruthlessly partisan strategies, tactics and proposed policies of the Republican contenders for the White House, former New York Times columnist Frank Rich assigns a poor grade to Obama’s efforts to reach across the aisle. (more)

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AP / Evan Vucci

Obama Does the Math on Deficit Reduction

President Obama rolled out a plan on Monday to reduce the federal deficit by $3 trillion over the next decade by combining cuts to benefit rights and war savings with tax increases. (more)

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‘Left, Right & Center’: The European Debt Crisis, Boehner on Jobs and Romney vs. Perry

On this week’s “Left, Right & Center”: setbacks in the effort to solve the European debt crisis, John Boehner’s remarks on Obama’s jobs plan, and where presidential hopefuls Rick Perry and Mitt Romney stand after the latest GOP candidates’ debate. (more)

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The Problem With the Republicans

Mike Lofgren retired this summer after 28 years as a congressional staffer, 16 of which he spent on the Republican side working with the House and Senate budget committees, and he wants to tell you something about the nature of the current Republican Party. (more)

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Reid and Republicans Make Their ‘Super Committee’ Picks

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid and Senate and House Republican leaders have announced their selections for the deficit-reduction “super committee.” The 12-person council will attempt to cut about $1.5 trillion in federal spending over the next decade. (more)

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U.S. Debt Deal FAQ

Still foggy on the basics of this week’s debt and deficit deal? The Guardian has published a no-nonsense guide explaining the meaning and function of the congressional “super committee,” the “trigger,” the “balanced budget amendment” and more, including the deal’s potential future.

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Tea Party Troubles

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Debt Crisis

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White House / Pete Souza

House Passes Boehner’s Bill, Senate Bats It Down

Less than two hours after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Republican-drafted debt plan Friday evening, the Senate voted to freeze the legislation in hopes that a better deal will be worked out.

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Debt Ceiling

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War of Words

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David Brooks to Obama: Chill Out

In the mind of New York Times wise man David Brooks, President Obama and the congressmen he’s negotiating with are equally to blame for the diplomatic trip and fall in last week’s federal deficit talks. (more)

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The Real Cause of America’s Debt Crisis

Over the past century, America’s rich made their millions and billions through the use of public assets shared by everyone. By virtue of those profits, they have not only a moral, but a rational obligation to pay more for the upkeep of public services. (more)

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Peas Talks

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Debt Talks

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Boehner Pays Lip Service to Cutting Government Oil Subsidies

With gas prices still rising, House Speaker John Boehner has broken from traditional GOP rhetoric to voice his support for ending tax breaks to the oil industry.

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So Much for Bipartisanship

The GOP is mobilizing to make some big changes over the next two years, including but not limited to the following: taking down health care reform, cutting the budget and attempting to oust President Obama from the White House in 2012.

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Boehner’s Tears

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‘Colbert Report’: Left Behind

According to several media pundits and their talking points, President Obama is “on the ropes,” and there is a marked “enthusiasm gap” on the Democratic side of things as “apathy” strikes the left heading into the midterm elections.

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Republican Worldview: It’s All Good

Judging by their response to millions of uninsured Americans, the drilling disaster in the Gulf and the economic crisis, Republicans should run on the slogan “It’s all good. Except for that Obama guy. And Nancy Pelosi.”

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