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Rush Limbaugh

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

Dad, I’m Gay

A 21-year-old U.S. soldier stationed in Germany called his dad Tuesday morning to tell him that he is gay, and he filmed the entire exchange.

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 READ MORE

Harry Reid
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Health Care Repeal Shot Down in Senate

As expected, the Republican-backed plan to take down Obama’s prized health care reform law didn’t enjoy the same traction in the Senate that it picked up in the House, as senators voted Wednesday along party lines to block the push for repeal.

Posted on Feb 2, 2011 READ MORE

Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Obama’s All Business

The first order of business for the 112th Congress was its vote to repeal the health care law—is that good policy? Also, President Obama courts the business community and welcomes his Chinese counterpart—and the “Left, Right & Center” ...

Posted on Jan 21, 2011 READ MORE

AP via Los Angeles Times

Obama and Hu Play Up the Positive

This week’s challenge for President Obama: diplomacy in the face of possible adversity, on both the domestic and international fronts. As the House of Representatives was considering a repeal of his hard-won health care reform law on Wednesday ...

Posted on Jan 19, 2011 READ MORE

Again With the Health Care Debate

And ... they’re off! The reinvigorated tussle over what GOP types in particular like to refer to as “Obamacare” began Tuesday in the House of Representatives, as opponents of the health care reform legislation passed last year ...

Posted on Jan 18, 2011 READ MORE

Capitol Hill
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Time for More Health Care Fun on Capitol Hill

After a break in routine operation following the Tucson shooting rampage, the House of Representatives was ready for another round of debate over health care reform on Tuesday, with the newly emboldened GOP at the ready to push for a repeal. But will the Republicans prevail?

Posted on Jan 18, 2011 READ MORE

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Posted on Dec 23, 2010 READ MORE


Obama Makes DADT Repeal Official

A Democratic president brought the infamous “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy into the U.S. military, and now President Obama has undone that particular piece of work by Bill Clinton. On Wednesday, Obama signed the bill ending DADT, saluting GLBT ...

Posted on Dec 22, 2010 READ MORE

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal

Posted on Dec 20, 2010 READ MORE


McCain Doesn’t Budge on ‘DADT’ Repeal

How is it that Sen. John McCain can look at the same Pentagon study about repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” as Defense Secretary Robert Gates and uniformed military leaders did and reach such a strikingly different conclusion about how to proceed?

Posted on Dec 2, 2010 READ MORE

Senate Kills Estate Tax Repeal

As Think Progress put it: “A sad day for Paris Hilton.”

Posted on Jun 9, 2006 READ MORE

Report: 18 Uber-Wealthy Families Led Estate Tax Repeal

The families behind Wal-Mart, Gallo wine, Campbell?s soup, and Mars candy, among others, engaged in a deceptive, multi-million dollar lobbying campaign to repeal the tax, according to a report by two watchdog groups. It’s “one of the biggest con jobs in recent history,” reads the news release.

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE

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