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Christie and Trump Rip Republicans, Major Drama Within the GOP, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including an update on Hillary Clinton’s health and a House Republican who says you shouldn’t send any more donations to his fellow GOP congressmen.

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The Fiscal Cliff Deal: It’s Better Than It Looks

To be deemed a serious analyst at the moment seems to require a lot of hand-wringing and sneering over how awful Congress looked over the last few days as it rushed a fiscal cliff deal into law. So permit me to burn my membership card in the League of Commentators and Pundits.
   

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Rendition Persists Despite Due Process Concerns

The Obama administration continues to embrace rendition—“the [controversial] practice of holding and interrogating terrorism suspects in other countries without due process”—as it remains at odds with Congress over how to apprehend and try such suspects overseas, The Washington Post reports.

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The Next War: The Battle Over the Debt Ceiling

The last time the debt ceiling had to be raised, in 2011, Republicans demanded major cuts in programs for the poor as well as Medicare and Social Security. They got some concessions from the White House but didn’t get what they wanted—which led us to the fiscal cliff. So we’ve come full circle.

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Not My Fault

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Congress Rejects Own Pay Raise

By casting their ballots in favor of a deal that would avert the so-called fiscal cliff early Tuesday morning, senators overwhelmingly blocked a pay increase for themselves and members of the House that President Obama recently approved via an executive order.

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Partisan Cliff

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Lousy Deal on the Edge of the Cliff

The fiscal cliff deal that emerged from the Senate on New Year’s Eve is a lousy one. Let me count the ways.

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Fiscal Cliff Blame Game, a Hillary Clinton Health Update, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a marriage milestone in Maryland and Politics Today’s pick for the 2012 video of the year.

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Happy New Year, America!

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Obama and Boehner Cliff Driving

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Happy New Cliff

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Dunce Cap

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112th Congress

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Fiscal Cliff Talks Going Down to the Wire

Forget the Times Square ball drop in New York City. The most dramatic moment of New Year’s Eve 2012 will most likely happen on Capitol Hill.

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Do-Nothing Congress to Get Pay Raise

Looking for a job where being unproductive and ineffective won’t hurt your chances of getting a raise? Try being a member of Congress!

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How Bad Is Our Debt Problem and Will a Deal Fix It?

President Obama met with congressional leaders Friday in another attempt to avert the fiscal cliff—the automatic tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect Jan. 1 unless Congress can strike a deal. The cuts and tax hikes are so large and so sudden that many economists fear they would plunge the country back into recession.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Electronic Frontier Foundation

As the larger part of American culture seems ready to surrender its claim to privacy without question, organizations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation are riding like Paul Revere through the digital Massachusetts night.

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Golden Parachute

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Republican Infighting

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Need for Straight Talk From U.S. Defense Department

Christmas has provided a day of distraction from war, the usual condition for most of the world, and the steady-state of the modern American nation, so to speak.

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Happy New Fiscal Cliff

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Snow Job

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Fiscal Clown Car

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Dedicated Public Servant

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Wayne LaPierre

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GOP Pollster Rips the NRA, a ‘Meet the Press’ Police Investigation, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a new warning on the debt ceiling from Timothy Geithner and why it’s probably not the most wonderful time of the year for President Obama and Congress.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 READ MORE



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The Final Battle

Now that Congress has turned its back on the right to due process and trial by jury, the courts are the last line of defense against establishment of a gulag state.

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‘Call Me Crazy,’ NRA Chief Says of Controversial New Gun Proposal

During a Sunday morning appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Wayne LaPierre doubled down on his much-maligned proposal to have armed guards in American schools.

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How Dark Money Helped Republicans Hold the House

In the November election, a million more Americans voted for Democrats seeking election to the U.S. House of Representatives than Republicans. But that popular vote advantage did not result in control of the chamber.

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Leader of Revolution

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Doomsday Planning

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Newtown, USA

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Gun Lobby Uses Congress

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USA

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Mayan Fiscal Cliff

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’Twas the Night Before Tax Cuts

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Fiscal Cliff Counteroffer

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Aid and Comfort

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Wish List

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School Shooting

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From Day One

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Mental Health Care

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Gun Control

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Next to the Diet Coke

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Don’t Be Afraid of NRA Bullies

Politicians are still terrified of the NRA, even though analysis shows that the organization’s power is greatly exaggerated.

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Circle Time

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Peace on Earth

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Sandy Hook Massacre

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