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Green Eggs and Cruz

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Ted Cruz Is Done Talking, Senate Moves On
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Ted Cruz Is Done Talking, Senate Moves On

In order to fund Obamacare and, in the process, the government, the Senate has to pass its own version of a House bill.

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Navy Yard Shooter Mentally Ill

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Guns of America

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Gun Massacre Redux

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Militia

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American Exceptionalism

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Mental Illness

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Gun Lines

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Obama Needs to Stand His Ground

Republicans in the House are like a bunch of 3-year-olds playing with matches.

Posted on Sep 19, 2013 READ MORE


Obama’s Watch

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Collateral Damage

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Another Mass Shooting

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White House/Pete Souza

Obama Job Approval Keeps Sinking

Maybe it’s the NSA spying, the fact that the economic recovery has mostly benefited the richest Americans or the threat to bomb Syria. Regardless, a growing majority of the country disapproves of the president’s job performance.

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Mental Health Care

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Congressional Crime Scene

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Red Line

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Second Amendment

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Mass Shootings

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High Five

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Shooting

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NRA Targets

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The Hill to the Rescue on Syria?

John F. Kennedy once remarked that defeat is an orphan. Here was a war bereft of parents even before it had begun.

Posted on Sep 9, 2013 READ MORE



Obama and Putin: Time for Diplomacy on Syria

“Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake. War begets war, violence begets violence.” So said Pope Francis, addressing the crowd on Sunday in the Vatican City’s St. Peter’s Square.

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U.S. Navy/MC3 Paul Kelly

Senate Committee Votes to Authorize Military Strikes on Syria

On a 10-7 vote, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a measure Wednesday that would grant the president up to 90 days to wage war on Syria without the use of ground troops.

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Guns and Dollars

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The Armageddon Caucus

Congress is supposed to be the venue in which we Americans work our way past divisions that are inevitable in a large and diverse democracy. Yet for some time, Republican congressional leaders have given the most right-wing members of the House and Senate a veto power that impedes compromise, and thus governing itself.

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 READ MORE


Notches

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Back to School Supplies

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Held Up

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Posted on Aug 18, 2013 READ MORE


GOP

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Cruz Missile

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Congress Goes on Summer Recess

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AP/Vincent Yu

Restore Honor and Pardon Edward Snowden

Without the leaks, there would be no reforms. The politicians who kept us in the dark are the ones who should have to answer to the public.

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 READ MORE


Departures

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To Repair the Damage Done in NSA Blowup, Start With Clapper

With the conviction of Bradley Manning and asylum granted to Edward Snowden in Russia, it may be time to turn attention away from the controversy over their actions and toward the government—specifically, the intelligence community.

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 READ MORE


Shifty Congress

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The Surveillance Reforms Obama Supported Before He Was President

When the House recently considered an amendment that would have dismantled the NSA’s bulk phone records collection program, the White House swiftly condemned the measure. But only five years ago, Sen. Barack Obama supported substantial changes to NSA surveillance programs. Here are some of the proposals he co-sponsored as a senator.

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 READ MORE


Congressional Recess

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Posted on Aug 5, 2013 READ MORE



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The Party of (Nutty) Ideas

It’s not your imagination. The Republican Party really does seem to have taken leave of its senses.

Posted on Aug 2, 2013 READ MORE


Rush

Weiner’s Campaign Sinks, Limbaugh and Hannity Reportedly Dropped, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt Romney denies his infamous “47 percent” remark and Eliot Spitzer weighs in on Anthony Weiner’s latest round of illicit messages.

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 READ MORE


Term Limits

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California Crime Uptick

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Wingnuts Rule

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NSA

Six Ways Congress May Reform NSA Snooping

Although the House defeated a measure that would have defunded the bulk phone metadata collection program, the narrow 205-217 vote showed that there is significant support in Congress to reform NSA surveillance programs. Here are six other legislative proposals on the table.

Posted on Jul 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Warren Balks at Student Loan Deal That Would Give ‘Outrageous Profits’ to Government

“We should not go along with any plan that demands that our students continue to produce huge profits for our government,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, wrote in an email to supporters Tuesday. “Making billions and billions in profits off the backs of students is obscene.”

Posted on Jul 23, 2013 READ MORE


Shooting With Cheney

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Posted on Jul 21, 2013 READ MORE


The Exorcist

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Filibuster Fanboy

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Thawing the Senate’s ‘Deep Freeze’

For all the railing against dysfunction in the nation’s capital, very little had actually happened to overcome it—until this week. That’s why the agreement to begin putting an end to Senate filibusters of presidential nominees is a very big deal. It is an acknowledgement that the only way to stop political bullying is to confront the bully.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 READ MORE


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