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Posted on Mar 24, 2013 ENLARGE


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Denying Victims a Vote

Shame on Harry Reid for killing any prospect of an assault weapons ban. I understand why he did it, but that doesn’t make it right.

Posted on Mar 22, 2013 READ MORE



AP/Aleppo Media Center

Reports of My WMD Are Greatly Exaggerated

Ten years after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the American war machine might be revving up for another strike, this time in Syria.

Posted on Mar 22, 2013 READ MORE


Assault Ban









Posted on Mar 22, 2013 ENLARGE


America









Posted on Mar 22, 2013 ENLARGE


RIP by NRA









Posted on Mar 21, 2013 ENLARGE



Former RNC Chair Steele Slams GOP, Colbert’s Sister Wins Primary, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the latest efforts by Congress to avoid a government shutdown and Michele Bachmann tries to run away from a reporter.

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 READ MORE


Raft of Doom









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Paul Ryan Budget









Posted on Mar 17, 2013 ENLARGE



AP/Carolyn Kaster

Truthdigger of the Week: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told a panel of judge advocate generals that their supposed efforts to resolve the military’s sexual abuse crisis were not enough.

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 READ MORE


Snowquester









Posted on Mar 15, 2013 ENLARGE


Tea Bag









Posted on Mar 15, 2013 ENLARGE


Beastie Feastie









Posted on Mar 14, 2013 ENLARGE


Ryan’s Tin Ear









Posted on Mar 13, 2013 ENLARGE


Pulling the Rug









Posted on Mar 12, 2013 ENLARGE


Kids Shoes









Posted on Mar 12, 2013 ENLARGE


The Blame Game









Posted on Mar 12, 2013 ENLARGE



Flickr/DonkeyHotey

Is the Partisan Ice Breaking?

Just when our politics seemed destined to freeze into a brain-dead brand of partisanship, party lines started cracking up.

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 READ MORE


Happy Tears









Posted on Mar 11, 2013 ENLARGE


Texas Speedway NRA 500









Posted on Mar 10, 2013 ENLARGE


Obama and GOP Snow Angels









Posted on Mar 10, 2013 ENLARGE


Filibusters









Posted on Mar 9, 2013 ENLARGE


Rand Paul Filibuster









Posted on Mar 8, 2013 ENLARGE


Bunny Hill









Posted on Mar 8, 2013 ENLARGE


Violence Against Women









Posted on Mar 7, 2013 ENLARGE



Rand Paul’s Filibuster of John Brennan

You could say that a filibuster occurs when a senator drones on and on. The problem with the U.S. Senate was that there were too few senators speaking about drones this week.

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 READ MORE


Eric Holder

Holder on Prosecuting Big Banks, Nation’s Strictest Abortion Ban Enacted, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the House votes to avoid a government shutdown and Gabrielle Giffords makes a plea for gun control at the place where she was shot two years ago.

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 READ MORE



School ‘Reform’ the Walmart Way

The Walton family, better known as the Walmart heirs, have invested millions in trying to privatize Los Angeles public schools; perhaps the true culprit of the sequester is President Obama; meanwhile, the former pope’s resignation can be seen as a sound surrender rather than a cowardly abdication. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 READ MORE


House Divided









Posted on Mar 6, 2013 ENLARGE


Minimum Wage









Posted on Mar 6, 2013 ENLARGE



AP/Mike Groll

With Minimum Wage Bill, Congress Is Just Trying to Keep Up With Inflation

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., said they would like to see the minimum wage hiked even higher than what they have proposed, but “We want it to pass through Congress.”

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 READ MORE



Christie Slams Congress, Krugman Debates Scarborough, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a major development in the confirmation hearing of John Brennan and Jeb Bush flip-flops on immigration reform once more.

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Sprinkler of the House









Posted on Mar 5, 2013 ENLARGE


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House GOP Budget Would Strip Nonexistent ACORN of Federal Funds Again

A bizarre provision of the House Republicans’ short-term budget bill would strip ACORN of all federal funds even though 1) the government already withdrew all federal money from the organization and 2) the group no longer exists.

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 READ MORE


‘The Daily Show’: Jon Stewart Rips ‘Incompetent’ Congress Over Sequester

On his program Monday night, Jon Stewart said that the sequester, which took effect Friday, was like an “autoerotic asphyxiation” for Congress.

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



The White House/Pete Souza

What Obama Should Do Now

I’d make clear to the American people that they made a choice in 2012 but that right-wing House Republicans have been blocking that choice, and the only way to implement that choice is for Congress to pass the Build America’s Future Act.

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 READ MORE



Neon Tommy

How California Turned Its Own Sequester Into Higher Taxes and Economic Growth

If President Obama follows the example of Gov. Jerry Brown in California, he can use devastating budget cuts to deal conservatives a crushing blow, argues David Sirota.

Posted on Mar 4, 2013 READ MORE


Sequestration Immolation









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Congressional Sinkhole









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Rights









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Partisanship









Posted on Mar 4, 2013 ENLARGE


Crisis Management









Posted on Mar 3, 2013 ENLARGE


Terror Alert Redux









Posted on Mar 2, 2013 ENLARGE


GOP Tourette’s









Posted on Mar 2, 2013 ENLARGE


A Good Day to Sequester









Posted on Mar 2, 2013 ENLARGE



White House/Pete Souza

Obama: Sequestration Is ‘Dumb,’ It’s ‘Going to Hurt’ but ‘We Will Get Through This’

Braced for automatic budget cuts that he described as “dumb” and painful, the president said Friday, “I’m not a dictator” and “if Mitch McConnell or John Boehner say ‘I need to go to catch a plane,’ I can’t have Secret Service block the doorway, right?”

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 READ MORE


House Cats









Posted on Mar 1, 2013 ENLARGE


Sen. Sanders on the Sequestration

Regardless of the fact that large numbers of Americans believe the best way to fix the budget crisis is to tax the wealthy and profitable corporations, Sen. Bernie Sanders says, $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts are taking effect Friday.

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Mar 1, 2013 ENLARGE


Closed Capitol









Posted on Mar 1, 2013 ENLARGE


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