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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.

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 READ MORE


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Match Impossible









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Ted Cruz Ego









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Government Shutdown Fail









Posted on Sep 29, 2013 ENLARGE


Ted Cruz Fanclub









Posted on Sep 27, 2013 ENLARGE


Creepy Cruz









Posted on Sep 26, 2013 ENLARGE


Green Eggs and Cruz









Posted on Sep 26, 2013 ENLARGE


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.

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 READ MORE


Navy Yard Shooter Mentally Ill









Posted on Sep 24, 2013 ENLARGE


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









Posted on Sep 20, 2013 ENLARGE


Gun Lines









Posted on Sep 20, 2013 ENLARGE


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









Posted on Sep 19, 2013 ENLARGE


Collateral Damage









Posted on Sep 19, 2013 ENLARGE


Another Mass Shooting









Posted on Sep 19, 2013 ENLARGE



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.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 READ MORE


Mental Health Care









Posted on Sep 18, 2013 ENLARGE


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









Posted on Sep 16, 2013 ENLARGE



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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.

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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.

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 READ MORE



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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.

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 READ MORE


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









Posted on Aug 23, 2013 ENLARGE


Back to School Supplies









Posted on Aug 21, 2013 ENLARGE


Held Up









Posted on Aug 18, 2013 ENLARGE


GOP









Posted on Aug 14, 2013 ENLARGE


Cruz Missile









Posted on Aug 14, 2013 ENLARGE


Congress Goes on Summer Recess









Posted on Aug 13, 2013 ENLARGE



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









Posted on Aug 5, 2013 ENLARGE



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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


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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









Posted on Jul 29, 2013 ENLARGE


California Crime Uptick









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Wingnuts Rule









Posted on Jul 28, 2013 ENLARGE


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