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Supreme Court Could Eliminate Campaign Caps on Individual Donors

An effort to remove the limits on total campaign contributions by a single donor is before the Supreme Court. Progressives predict the elimination will lead to an estimated $1 billion increase in giving over the next seven years by the top 1,219 donors from the 2012 election.

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Let Go of the Car, Mr. Speaker

Republicans in Congress are like a dog that chases cars and finally catches one. There is a fleeting sense of accomplishment, followed by sheer panic.

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Next GOP Move: Impeach Obama!

If the Republicans in Congress are unable to prevent the United States from paying its bills later in this month of shutdowns and deficit limits, I assume their next move will be an attempt to impeach President Obama.

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How Republican Extremists Are Shredding Every Principle the GOP Claims to Uphold

By Washington standards, the current government shutdown is an everyday disaster—of a kind we are gradually learning to expect whenever the Republican Party controls Congress.

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Shutdown: Do Republicans Even Know What They Want?

This week on Truthdig Radio: A repeal of Obamacare is off the table and the GOP can’t seem to decide what to do. Meanwhile, the exchanges are open—sort of, California rescues housekeepers and Congress takes on the NSA.

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Shutdown: Do Republicans Even Know What They Want?

This week on Truthdig Radio: A repeal of Obamacare is off the table and the GOP can’t seem to decide what to do. Meanwhile, the exchanges are open—sort of, California rescues housekeepers and Congress takes on the NSA.

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Shutdown: Congressman Blames Memorial Restriction on National Park Service (Video)

Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, confronted a ranger Wednesday in front of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., accusing the National Park Service of denying access to veterans and making her apologize for the government shutdown. There is simply no end to GOP hypocrisy.

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Boehner’s Little Helper









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GOP Intransigence Leaves Millions of Poor Uncovered by Obamacare

We know about the tea party Obamacare obstructionists in Congress. But even more damage is being done to the program’s implementation at the state level, where Republican refusal to expand Medicaid freezes out some 30 million people from coverage.

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A Different Sort of Shutdown

Republicans are badly divided over the government shutdown while Democrats are united.

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Mission Accomplished: The Tea Party Shutdown

The right-wing extremists got exactly what they wanted. Now, what will the country do about it?

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Constitutional Hostage









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Health Care for All: Why We Need a New Prescription

The right-wing assault on Obamacare is a distraction, but the “progressive” (or rather party line) defense of the Affordable Care Act is also a dead end.

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Would Members of Congress Forgo Their Salaries? (Video)

Ashleigh Banfield, a CNN reporter irritated by the “muckity muck” the GOP has created, asked two Republican members of Congress on Monday a simple yes or no question.

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The Weight of the Republicans









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Elizabeth Warren on the Government’s Hostage Tactics on Birth Control (Video)

As the government was on the verge of shutting down, the Massachusetts Democrat exclaimed Monday that she was in a “state of disbelief” because Republicans have decided the “single most important issue facing our nation” is women’s access to birth control thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

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The Reason Republicans Were Willing to Shut It Down

Don’t write the Republicans off as totally crazy. They know that if Obamacare works, it will wreck chances for attaining their real goal.

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Why This Government Shutdown Will Backfire on Republicans

It’s their idea, and they’re proud of it.

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How the GOP Invented Obamacare









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GOP Tied Up in a Knot









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If a Government Shutdown Happens, It Will Be John Boehner’s Fault (Video)

President Obama on Monday blamed the looming shutdown on “one faction of one party,” but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid puts the onus on just one man.

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The Sparks of Rebellion

The tinder for revolt will not be the same as in past industrialized societies. Guided by the revolutionists who came before us, we will have to create our own forms of resistance out of the wreckage of the corporate state.

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A World Where No One Listens to the Planet’s Sole Superpower

Ever fewer countries, allies, or enemies, are paying attention, much less kowtowing, to the once-formidable power of the world’s last superpower. The list of defiant figures—from Egyptian generals to Saudi princes, Iraqi Shiite leaders to Israeli politicians—is lengthening.

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