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Why Democrats Can’t Be Trusted to Control Wall Street

Who needs Republicans when Wall Street has the Democrats? With the help of congressional Democrats, the Street is rolling back financial reforms enacted after its near meltdown.

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Talking Heads

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Lock Up Washington

Here’s a modest idea to break the gridlock, the stupidity, the meanness, the partisan lying and irresponsible ineffectiveness of modern Washington. We should consider returning to the Middle Ages.

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Do Nothing Congress

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An Interview With Ron Wyden, the Senate’s Powerful Policy Wonk

Having served in Congress for more than three decades—and in the upper chamber since 1996—Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden has established a reputation as one of the Senate’s more serious and diligent members.

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Hillary and Benghazi

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No Credit for Obama

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Keep Left

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Benghazi Hearing

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Mark Sanford Beats Stephen Colbert’s Sister in Congressional Race

Yes, the same Mark Sanford who as governor of South Carolina in 2009 blew off Father’s Day for a love jaunt to Argentina just persuaded the state’s Bible Belt voters to give him another chance.

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Everything We Know About What’s Happened Under Sequestration

Among other effects, cancer clinics in March began turning away thousands of Medicare patients being treated with expensive chemotherapy drugs, which the clinics say they can no longer afford.

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Are We Intervening in Syria Yet?

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Obama Did It for the Money

The president has chosen to fill two key Cabinet positions dealing with business practices with people who specialized in financial rip-offs.

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Blockhead Congress

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Let Us Pray

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Obama 2nd Term Agenda

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Senate Speed Trap

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Obama Needs to Hope Again

If a president finds himself in the role of a political scientist, he has a problem—even when his political science lesson is 100 percent accurate.

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Categorizing Women on Wikipedia

When female writers disappeared from the Wikipedia heading “American novelists,” more than a few eyebrows were raised; Pvt. Bradley Manning being revoked as grand marshal of the San Francisco Gay Pride parade proves that the military-industrial complex rules all; meanwhile, another price-fixing scandal reminiscent of Libor is about to explode. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Sequester Squeeze

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Immigration Reform

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The Economic Whodunit

The policy mystery of our time is why politicians in the United States and across much of the democratic world are so obsessed with deficits when their primary mission ought to be bringing down high and debilitating rates of unemployment.

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Hostage Situation

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Resolute, but With an Asterisk

The nation demonstrated again last week how resolute it can be when threatened by murderous terrorists—and how helpless when ordered to heel by smug lobbyists for the gun industry.

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Scarborough Rages Against Republicans for Blocking Gun Reform Bill

“You don’t ignore 90 percent of what the voting population wants when you’re talking about the safety of Americans,” the MSNBC host said. “This sort of extremism is going to be called out.”

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At Bat

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Obama in the Middle

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Newtown’s Call to Reason

The heroic and inspiring role played by the families of the Sandy Hook massacre’s victims should not be used to create what would be a dangerously misleading narrative about how they changed the politics of guns.

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Miracles

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Grand Bargain Budget Shock

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Hillary’s Future

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Keystone XL Pipeline: The ‘Stonewall’ of the Climate Movement?

Why take a look at the history of gay rights in the context of the climate struggle? Because the hardest part of the Keystone pipeline fight has been figuring out what to do about the Democrats.

Posted on Apr 9, 2013 READ MORE



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Abolish the Minimum Wage? It’s No Fantasy

The slow bulldozing of government protections has allowed lawmakers to re-examine programs and policies that haven’t been touched for decades.

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Stupid Ass

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Posted on Apr 3, 2013 READ MORE    


Obama and the GOP

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Supreme Court Hears Prop. 8, Coulter and Hannity Flip Out Over Jim Carrey, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Nate Silver makes a prediction about gay marriage and North Dakota sticks it to women by enacting the nation’s strictest abortion law.

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Julian Castro, San Antonio’s Relay Star

Castro is a politician in not too much of a hurry. This does not mean the 38-year-old mayor of San Antonio lacks ambition.

Posted on Mar 24, 2013 READ MORE


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.

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Assault Ban

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Democrats Also to Blame for Iraq War, Journalist Scahill Says

Nation writer Jeremy Scahill ripped into Republicans and Democrats on the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, claiming that both parties are to blame for the war during a recent appearance on MSNBC.

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Good Intentions, Bad Information at CPAC

Libertarians, whom the Republican National Committee has largely shut out, assumed a more energetic role at CPAC this year, using the failed election as evidence that the GOP should return to their philosophy’s ideals.

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Unhappy Meal

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2016 Candidates

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Obama and Republicans Have Dinner

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Calling Out Ryan’s Radicalism

Paul Ryan’s budget could prove to be a perversely useful document.

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Marco Rubio vs. Rand Paul, Dianne Feinstein vs. Ted Cruz, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a Reuters editor is indicted on suspicion of aiding hackers and Barack Obama wants Democratic lawmakers to know he’s not Dick Cheney.

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 READ MORE



Democrats Demand Answers From Obama, Warren Blasts Republicans, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Sarah Palin announces her next book project and Iran mulls a lawsuit against Hollywood.

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 READ MORE


The Blame Game

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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


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