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Do As We Say, Congress Says, Before Doing What It Wants

Did you know Congress is exempt from portions of a number of federal laws, including provisions that protect workers in the private sector but don’t apply to the legislative branch’s approximately 30,000 employees? Here’s a look at some of the measures Congress exempts itself from.

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 READ MORE



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The New Politics of Immigration

On immigration, the parties are now competing to share credit for doing something big. It’s wonderful to behold.

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 READ MORE


Watch: Gabrielle Giffords Speaks to the Senate on Gun Violence

The former Arizona congresswoman who survived a gunshot to the head said in her opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, “Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important.”

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 READ MORE


Shooting Gallery

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Campus Love 2013

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The Patriot

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Posted on Jan 29, 2013 READ MORE


Lost in Their Own Wilderness

Republicans shouldn’t worry that President Obama is trying to destroy the GOP. Why would he bother? The party’s leaders are doing a pretty good job of it themselves.

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Guns in the Classroom

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Posted on Jan 28, 2013 READ MORE


Spineless

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‘Sensible’ Gun Control

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The Urgency of Growth

If you care about deficits, you should want our economy to grow faster. If you care about lifting up the poor and reducing unemployment, you should want our economy to grow faster. And if you are a committed capitalist and hope to make more money, you should want our economy to grow faster.

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 READ MORE


Obama Second Term Agenda

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Background Checks

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The Washington Monument

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Posted on Jan 26, 2013 READ MORE


Debt Ceiling Gun

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Posted on Jan 25, 2013 READ MORE


Questions That Need Asking

Republicans wanted nothing more than to summon Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Capitol Hill and grill her about the tragic fiasco in Benghazi. Sadly for them, they got their wish.

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Shelter in Place

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Obama’s Debt

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Reagan Library

Reagan Is Obama’s Touchstone

To understand how Barack Obama sees himself and his presidency, don’t look to Franklin Roosevelt or Abraham Lincoln.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 READ MORE



Sex Amid the Stacks

The covering over a painting of a slave performing fellatio on a white man has been removed at the Newark Public Library after much controversy; foreign universities are struggling to compete with elite American ones in the online education market; meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal has revealed that the National Counterterrorism Center has been given massive amounts of authority to surveil Americans via datasets. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 READ MORE


Mitch McConnell

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Back to Normal

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Posted on Jan 22, 2013 READ MORE


High Capacity Guns

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NRA and Hunting

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High Capacity Magazines

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Gun Rage

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Well-Regulated Gun Rights

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Obama’s Second Term Begins, Maher on the U.S. ‘Quasi-Police State,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including sore loser Rick Santorum’s tough talk for the president and why the Republicans’ debt ceiling proposal may be a constitutional fail.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013 READ MORE


Obama’s Guns

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Inauguration

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Gun Baby

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Guns

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Inauguration

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Posted on Jan 19, 2013 READ MORE


Gun Reform in Congress

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No Impossible Dream

Don’t listen to those who say President Obama’s bold plan to reduce gun violence—including an assault weapons ban—has no chance in Congress.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 READ MORE


My First Gun Control

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Blackmail With the Debt Ceiling

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The Second Amendment vs. the First Amendment

After more than a week of residual buzz from radio host Alex Jones’ now-famous meltdown during a CNN discussion of gun control, it is worth taking a deep breath and considering the spectacle’s two big lessons, especially now that the White House is pushing Congress to debate firearm legislation.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 READ MORE



Still from "Zero Dark Thirty," released by Columbia Pictures.

Another Word for Propaganda

Why aren’t film director Kathryn Bigelow’s claimed government sources, including employees of the CIA, in jail like Pfc. Bradley Manning?

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 READ MORE


Before Default, Let Republicans Bump Up Hard Against the Debt Ceiling

A prolonged confrontation over the nation’s debt ceiling—unlike the “fiscal cliff,” which provoked many scary headlines—could truly be grave for both America and the world.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 READ MORE



Biden Goes ‘Boom,’ Maddow Takes on NRA ‘Trolls,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Michelle Obama’s social media foray and word on Karl Rove’s future at Fox News.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 READ MORE



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Congress Is Loaded With Pirates

In spite of Congress’ attempt to pass supposed anti-piracy laws such as SOPA, some of its employees have been found to be illegally downloading movies and television shows on official computers, a report by the anti-piracy service ScanEye says.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 READ MORE


National Buffoons

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Capitol Assault

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The White House/Pete Souza

Obama’s Sweeping Action on Gun Control Panned by GOP

President Obama launched the country’s biggest push on gun control in decades Wednesday, rolling out wide-ranging plans that include 23 executive actions.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 READ MORE



GOP Lawmaker Threatens Obama Impeachment, the NRA Shooting Game, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mark Sanford’s attempt to resurrect his political career and Stephen Colbert grills Piers Morgan about the U.S. Constitution.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 READ MORE


Immigration

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American Love Affair

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Office of the Speaker of the House/Bryant Avondoglio

Perpetual Dysfunction: How Republicans Govern

President Obama is set to begin his second term at a moment when the question is not what great things our nation can achieve but whether our government, in Obama’s words, can “stop lurching from crisis to crisis to crisis.”

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 READ MORE



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What Congress Should Do About Gun Control

Recent mass shootings have rightly sparked a national debate about gun control. Unfortunately, like so many political debates, this one has been loud, divisive and lacking in substantive analysis or reasoned compromise.

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 READ MORE


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