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Christie on Romney’s ‘Gifts’ Comment, Biden on ‘Parks & Recreation,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including an update on the “fiscal cliff” meetings between President Obama and congressional leaders, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker doing something rational for a change.

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47 Percent Part Two









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Good Riddance









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Modern Day Warfare









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Post-Election Depression









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The Land of Milk and Honey Once More

The big news from the last election is that California, home to 12 percent of Americans and the world’s eighth-largest economy, is a model of rational political thought.

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Mitt Romney’s Sneering Farewell to the ‘47 Percent’

Trying to explain away his decisive, sweeping and very expensive rout to his disappointed supporters—those one-percent Republicans—Mitt Romney offered a new version of the discredited “47 percent” argument that was so ruinous in its original form.

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It’s a Brave New (Political) World

Any way you slice and dice the data, they point toward inevitable political change over the next couple of decades.

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The GOP’s Listening Problem

I know it’s early, but I have a sinking feeling the Republican Party is taking all the wrong lessons from last week’s election.

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The Secessionist









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Tea Party 2012









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‘Pro-Life’ Lawmaker Supported Ex-Wife’s Abortions, New Karl Rove Election Theories, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the latest conspiracy theory involving President Obama and a BP oil settlement.

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Romney Blames Election Loss on Moochers

The election 2012 loser is proving that the gaffes didn’t end with his presidential campaign.

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Restaurant Owner Plans to Charge Customers for Obamacare

John Metz is hitting his customers with a 5 percent surcharge to offset the cost of paying for the health care program.

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Stewart Rips Fox News for ‘Blaming’ Obama Win on Single Women

According to Fox News, married women have more responsibility and are more concerned about the future of this country than single women, who care only about abortion and free birth control. Cue “The Daily Show” host!

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


John McCain and Lindsey Graham









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Death by Email









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Cliff or Treat









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The Inconvenient Truths of 2012

Human nature and politics being what they are, Republicans will underestimate the trouble they’re in, and Democrats will be eager to overestimate the strength of their post-2012 position.

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Florida Man Apparently Kills Self Over Obama Victory

The 64-year-old salon owner upset with the president’s re-election scrolled “F*** Obama” across his will before taking his own life.

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Preserve Benefits: Cut Gouging and Inequities

Congress is still talking about a “Grand Bargain” that “balances” far more spending cuts than tax increases. That is another way of saying that you – the consumer of Medicare and Medicaid services, the recipient of Social Security, and the average taxpayer — will take the brunt of the spending cuts.

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Avoiding the ‘Fiscal Cliff’: ‘Broadening the Tax Base’ vs. Raising Taxes on the Rich

The president says he wants $1.6 trillion in tax hikes. Republicans say they won’t raise tax rates but might be willing to close some loopholes and limit some deductions and tax credits. Is compromise in the air?

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Nancy Pelosi’s Outrage, Nate Silver’s Next Step, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Barney Frank and Ron Paul’s request about new marijuana laws and a look at the most bizarre post-election freak outs of 2012. 

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Secessionist









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Military Ethics









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Don’t Secede, Just Move

There is a growing and idiotic movement by people dissatisfied with American democracy in the form of President Obama’s re-election to secede from the union. I have a better idea: Just move.

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Self-Reflection









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Fox and Fiends









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The Petraeus Affair









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Dick Morris Admits to Being Partisan Hack, Bobby Jindal Calls GOP ‘Stupid Party,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Paul Ryan’s election loss blame, Nancy Pelosi’s future in the House and a Republican lawmaker’s unusual pay request.

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The President’s Opening Bid on a Grand Bargain (II): Put a Trigger Mechanism in the Legislation

When he meets with congressional leaders to begin discussions about avoiding the “fiscal cliff,” Obama should make clear that America faces two big economic challenges ahead: getting the economy back on track and getting the budget deficit under control.

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Perry Says ‘No’ to Secession as More States Petition White House

Residents from nearly 40 states have filed petitions to secede from the United States on the White House’s “We The People” site since President Obama’s re-election.

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Anti-Obama Woman Accused of Running Over Nonvoting Husband

The pregnant Arizona woman “hated” President Obama and was upset by last Tuesday’s election result.

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Watch: Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriend to Help Pass Same-Sex Marriage

While same-sex marriage is gaining acceptance in the U.S., most states still prohibit gay couples from getting hitched.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



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A Bizarro Spy Tale With Missing Pieces

The one familiar aspect of the David Petraeus scandal is that he had an affair. Everything else about this story is weird.

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Conservative Kristol: ‘It Won’t Kill the Country if We Raise Taxes’

The Weekly Standard editor is breaking with the Republican Party on the issue of taxes, telling “Fox News Sunday” that the GOP shouldn’t “fall on its sword” defending against a tax increase for millionaires.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



Pete Souza/The White House

The President’s Opening Bid on a Grand Bargain: Aim High

Assuming the goal is $4 trillion of deficit reduction over the next decade (that’s the consensus of the Simpson-Bowles commission, the Congressional Budget Office, and most independent analysts), here’s what the President should propose.

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Allen West Loses, Grover Norquist on Obama’s ‘Poopy Head’ Strategy, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a possible surprise pick to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state and a conversation David Petraeus’ mistress had about him during a January appearance on “The Daily Show.” 

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GOP Blame Finding









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Butting Heads Over the Fiscal Cliff









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Not Me









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Greece and EU Aid









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Birther Joke in Macy’s Ad Leads to ‘Dump Donald Trump’ Campaign

Nearly 400,000 people have signed a petition asking Macy’s to end its association with the conservative loudmouth and billionaire business mogul after he made a birther joke in one of the retailer’s holiday ads.

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‘SNL’ Spoofs Romney Election Loss

The presidential election can officially be put to rest now that “Saturday Night Live” has had the chance to weigh in.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



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How the David Petraeus-Paula Broadwell Affair Was Uncovered

It appears modern technology and a jealous lover cost the ex-CIA director his job.

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20 States Petition to Secede From U.S. After Obama Victory

Citizens ostensibly upset that President Obama won another four-year term in office are petitioning the White House’s “We The People” site.

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Once Again—Death of the Liberal Class

The presidential election exposed the liberal class as a corpse. It fights for nothing. It stands for nothing.

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White House/Pete Souza

Obama Shouldn’t Back Down

It is said after every election that the victors should put politics aside and work for the good of the country. If President Obama believed this pious nonsense, he would put his second term in jeopardy.

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