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GOP Obstruction

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The Biggest Problem With Congress? There Is No Middle Anymore

Republican political consultants dissected the recent battle over Obamacare and the government shutdown and concluded that consensus is hard to find in the House because the political middle has disappeared. Blame gerrymandering, big bucks campaigning, and voters. Yep, we got the government we asked for. Well, that some people asked for.

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For a Budget That Is Both Morally and Economically Sound

When we talk about the national budget, it is vitally important that we remember how we got into this fiscal crisis in the first place and who was responsible for it.

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Tea Party Tantrum

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Will the Christie Juggernaut Roll Over Ted Cruz and Rand Paul?

With his impending re-election in “Blue Jersey” evidently assured and his national profile rising, Chris Christie is a formidable presidential hopeful.

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Benghazi Report Makes Obama Administration Look Bad

“60 Minutes” has waded into the highly politicized wake of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and determined that the administration did not adequately protect or support its personnel in Libya.

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First, Admit the Problem

Here’s the mistake made by President Obama and the Democrats that nobody is talking about: They have been too fearful of confronting our country’s three-year obsession with the wrong problem.

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Victims of Suspected Drone Attack to Speak With Legislators

On Tuesday, a Pakistani family will tell members of Congress about the aerial attack they survived but their grandmother did not in the first meeting between legislators and the victims of an alleged U.S. drone strike.

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Will Work for Money

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Glitch Blame

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Republican Obstruction

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Obama Technology

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Obamacare Bricks

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Obamacare Down

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GOP Tea Head

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Tea Party

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Trick or Treat

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Don’t Give Up on the Uninsured

Obamacare is working—in states that have followed the essential design of the Affordable Care Act.

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Democracy Leftover

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Obamacare Launch

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Pirates of the Congress

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Grand Reopening

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Obamacare Rollout

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Lock, Stock and Barrel

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Now Is a Time for Growth

It’s fine to talk—eventually—about chronic deficits and mounting debt. But now that our government is up and running again, the nation’s first priority should be economic growth.

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Koch Brothers Stand to Make $100 Billion From Keystone Pipeline

Through their investments and various subsidiaries, Charles and David Koch could make a fortune from the transcontinental oil pipeline, contrary to previous Koch claims.

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 READ MORE


U.S. Debt

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No Economic Disaster

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United States Debt Ceiling

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Chips Ahoy Maker Wants to Spy on You

The company that owns Ritz, Nabisco and other snack brands wants to install grocery shelves that track the age and gender of passers-by; the NSA accesses Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s email; meanwhile, the stenographer who went on a Freemason-themed rant in Congress says God made her do it. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Maybe the Tea Party Won

With a minimum of sabotage, millions and millions of Americans, Republicans and Democrats alike, share the tea party’s hatred of Washington.

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Peterson Study: Tea Party Extremism Cost Millions of Jobs, Risks Millions More

If Americans learn anything from this month’s shutdown-and-debt-ceiling debacle, they ought to realize that political extremism brings real costs.

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A Case for Hope

“Blessed are they who expect nothing, for they shall not be disappointed.” It was the early 20th century socialist Eugene V. Debs who pointed to the utility of this extra Beatitude.

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Tea Party Heroes

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Cruz the Runt

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John Boehner

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GOP Zombies

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The Brink

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Egg Face

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National Zoo

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GOP Pumpkin

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Truce in Washington

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Political Suicide Bomber

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Snidely Whiplash

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Compromise

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Cruz Control

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Steamroller

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Tea Party Republicans

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Closed Permanently

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Default Drinking Game

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