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Posted on Aug 2, 2013 ENLARGE


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Posted on Aug 1, 2013 ENLARGE



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Measuring GOP Extremism: What Carville and Greenberg’s Latest Polling Reveals

It is becoming increasingly plain that the most formidable obstacle to national progress and global security is the Republican Party—and specifically the extremist factions that currently dominate the GOP.

Posted on Aug 1, 2013 READ MORE


Al Franks

Obama Defends Summers, Franken Plans NSA Transparency Bill, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Anthony Weiner’s wife is reportedly taking a break from her job as Hillary Clinton’s top aide and North Carolina’s governor makes an insulting offer to protesters demonstrating against the state’s recently signed-into-law abortion bill.

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 READ MORE


Pacifier









Posted on Jul 31, 2013 ENLARGE


Drowning in Denial









Posted on Jul 31, 2013 ENLARGE


Yes We Could. So Why Don’t We?

That hoary fable has it wrong. Frogs have the sense to hop out of heating pots. We Americans don’t. Degree by degree over decades, we’ve been scalded senseless. It is time to snap out of our stupor.

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 READ MORE



Obama’s New ‘Grand Bargain,’ Scahill’s Reaction to Manning Verdict, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the intensifying feud between Chris Christie and Rand Paul and why GOP officials are upset over Liz Cheney’s decision to run for Senate in Wyoming.

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 READ MORE


Stench









Posted on Jul 30, 2013 ENLARGE


This Really Angry Republican Wants to Be in Congress

Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost is running for Congress. Apparently, he’s very loud. (UPDATE)

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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We Should Thank Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden’s renegade decision to reveal the jaw-dropping scope of the National Security Agency’s electronic surveillance is being vindicated—even as Snowden himself is being vilified.

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 READ MORE


No Labels Politicians Would Fix Broken Government









Posted on Jul 29, 2013 ENLARGE


Term Limits









Posted on Jul 29, 2013 ENLARGE


Obamacare









Posted on Jul 29, 2013 ENLARGE


Wingnuts Rule









Posted on Jul 28, 2013 ENLARGE


Voter ID









Posted on Jul 27, 2013 ENLARGE


Motor City Metaphor









Posted on Jul 27, 2013 ENLARGE


Stopping Obama









Posted on Jul 26, 2013 ENLARGE



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Obstruction as the New Normal

The bad news is that approval ratings for both the president and Congress are sinking, with voters increasingly frustrated at the bitter, partisan impasse in Washington. The worse news is that in terms of admiration for our national leaders, these may come to be seen as the good old days.

Posted on Jul 26, 2013 READ MORE


Pelosi

The Next Fed Chair, Pelosi Slams ‘Reprehensible’ Weiner, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the roll call vote for Justin Amash’s failed NSA surveillance amendment and the Republican congressional idea that one GOP senator called “the dumbest” he ever heard.

Posted on Jul 25, 2013 READ MORE


How to Wreck a Train









Posted on Jul 25, 2013 ENLARGE


Fiddling









Posted on Jul 25, 2013 ENLARGE



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If Republicans Love Competition, Why Do They Still Hate Obamacare?

Why do self-styled conservatives continue to hate health care reform? They may not care that it is truly “pro-life” and “pro-family,” but what about free enterprise?

Posted on Jul 25, 2013 READ MORE



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Why Republicans Are Disciplined and Democrats Aren’t

When GOP leaders tell rank-and-file Republicans to call Obamacare’s cost controls “death panels,” or to say the rich are “job creators,” or the poor are “takers rather than makers,” they all repeat the same words. Democrats never stick to the same message. They rarely even say the same thing the same way twice. In fact, their messages often conflict.

Posted on Jul 24, 2013 READ MORE


Businesses Eluding Obamacare









Posted on Jul 22, 2013 ENLARGE


Uncivil Rights









Posted on Jul 21, 2013 ENLARGE


Shooting With Cheney









Posted on Jul 21, 2013 ENLARGE


Bachmann Ethics









Posted on Jul 20, 2013 ENLARGE


Hot Hot SOOOO HOT









Posted on Jul 20, 2013 ENLARGE


Deathmongers









Posted on Jul 20, 2013 ENLARGE


Train Wreck









Posted on Jul 19, 2013 ENLARGE


Obamacare Obsession









Posted on Jul 19, 2013 ENLARGE


The Exorcist









Posted on Jul 19, 2013 ENLARGE


Want Food Stamps? Become a Massive Corporation, Says Stephen Colbert

“The Colbert Report” host has figured out a solution to how poor Americans needing food stamps can get them back after the program was removed from the GOP-controlled House’s recently passed farm bill.

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


Bursting His Balloon









Posted on Jul 18, 2013 ENLARGE


Immigration Reform









Posted on Jul 18, 2013 ENLARGE



Congressman Attempts Patriot Act Repeal, GOP’s Cuccinelli Supports Oral Sex Ban, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including what will happen in one state when Obamacare is fully implemented next year and a video debunks McDonald’s fuzzy budget math for its employees.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 READ MORE



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The End of Obamacare?

President Obama will veto the House effort to delay the individual mandate, weeks after volunteering to delay the employer mandate. Meanwhile, the Heritage Foundation cheers the demise of its own idea.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 READ MORE


Filibuster Fanboy









Posted on Jul 17, 2013 ENLARGE



Obama Not Involved in DOJ Zimmerman Probe, U.S. Propaganda Ban Repealed, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Harry Reid issues an ultimatum to Senate Republicans and Eliot Spitzer’s political comeback tour makes a stop on “The Tonight Show.”

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 READ MORE


Border Job Security









Posted on Jul 15, 2013 ENLARGE


Spitzer Weiner









Posted on Jul 15, 2013 ENLARGE



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How the GOP Takes ‘Glee in Inflicting Further Suffering’ on the Miserable

The latest criticism of the Republican Party launched by New York Times columnist Paul Krugman centers around the “monstrous” farm bill that passed through the GOP-controlled House last week.

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 READ MORE


Elmo Eldretti









Posted on Jul 15, 2013 ENLARGE


Senate Immigration Bill









Posted on Jul 14, 2013 ENLARGE


GOP Yosemite









Posted on Jul 14, 2013 ENLARGE


Pull the Plug









Posted on Jul 14, 2013 ENLARGE


Fish Eat Fish World









Posted on Jul 14, 2013 ENLARGE


Farm Subsidy









Posted on Jul 13, 2013 ENLARGE


Immigration Sisyphus









Posted on Jul 13, 2013 ENLARGE


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