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Obamacare Hunt

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Posted on Nov 17, 2014 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: D.C. Drama, Nigeria, the Return of Monica Lewinsky

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss House Republicans’ preference for bunk scandals, the congressional vote to hold former IRS commissioner Lois Lerner in contempt, Boko Haram’s holding of more than 200 kidnapped girls, and Monica Lewinsky in Vanity Fair.

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Not a Good Fight

President Obama’s victory this week was as complete and devastating as Sherman’s march through the South. But there is no early sign that the zealots of the anti-government far right have learned the lessons of their defeat—which means that more battles lie ahead.

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 READ MORE


SOS

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Posted on Sep 23, 2013 READ MORE


Tea Party Loonies

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House Republicans: God Told Us to Keep Boehner as Speaker

Divine intervention saved John Boehner’s speakership, according to a new Washington Post story detailing GOP infighting.

Posted on Jun 4, 2013 READ MORE


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Gun Control’s Second Chance, Limbaugh in Trouble, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the House’s 37th attempt to appeal Obamacare, and George Takei has some suggestions on how to deal with anti-gay hypocrites.

Posted on May 6, 2013 READ MORE



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Ryan’s Budget Is Good for the Rich, Bad for Everyone Else

Rep. Paul Ryan has figured out a way to balance the budget: Give corporations and wealthy people tax breaks they don’t need while aggressively cutting health and social programs that middle and lower-income Americans do.

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 READ MORE


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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



Obama Warns Republicans, Clinton at the Golden Globes, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including some good news for George H.W. Bush and Justice Clarence Thomas breaks his silence in the Supreme Court.

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Gun Sanity Needs Bipartisanship

The first and most important victory for advocates of sensible gun laws would, on almost any other matter, seem trivial. But when it comes to firearms, it’s huge: Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, attention to the issue has not waned and pressure for action has not diminished.

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Tears Into GOP Over Sandy Aid Fail in ‘Daily Show’ Return

After a three-week break, “The Daily Show” returned Monday night with the well-rested host raring to go after House Republicans for their messed up response to the Hurricane Sandy aid package. And go after them, he did.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 READ MORE


Christie’s Negotiation Method

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Posted on Jan 5, 2013 READ MORE


Violence Against Women Act

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Ann Coulter’s Shocking Concession, Stephen Colbert’s Next Electoral Move, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including why Sen. Rand Paul is criticizing Republican leaders and a major GOP donor visits Washington.

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 READ MORE


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