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Tag: Senate

Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-SA)

Boehner Doubles Down, Threatens Default

House Speaker John Boehner went on television Sunday to scare the hell out of everybody.

Posted on Oct 6, 2013 READ MORE


Square, Category Page

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.

Posted on Oct 4, 2013 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 READ MORE

Mission Accomplished: The Tea Party Shutdown

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

Posted on Oct 2, 2013 READ MORE


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.

Posted on Oct 1, 2013 READ MORE

qwrrty (CC BY 2.0)

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.

Posted on Oct 1, 2013 READ MORE

AP/J. Scott Applewhite

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.

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 READ MORE


Why This Government Shutdown Will Backfire on Republicans

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

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 READ MORE

Photo by Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-SA)

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

Match Impossible

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 ENLARGE

Ted Cruz Ego

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 ENLARGE

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
Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-SA)

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

Posted on Sep 22, 2013 ENLARGE

Gun Massacre Redux

Posted on Sep 22, 2013 ENLARGE


Posted on Sep 21, 2013 ENLARGE

American Exceptionalism

Posted on Sep 21, 2013 ENLARGE

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

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 ENLARGE

Red Line

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 ENLARGE

Second Amendment

Posted on Sep 17, 2013 ENLARGE

Mass Shootings

Posted on Sep 17, 2013 ENLARGE

High Five

Posted on Sep 17, 2013 ENLARGE


Posted on Sep 17, 2013 ENLARGE

NRA Targets

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 ENLARGE

Rob Crawley (CC BY 2.0)

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.

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 READ MORE

Guns and Dollars

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 ENLARGE

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


Posted on Aug 23, 2013 ENLARGE

Back to School Supplies

Posted on Aug 21, 2013 ENLARGE

Held Up

Posted on Aug 18, 2013 ENLARGE


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


Posted on Aug 11, 2013 ENLARGE

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

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