Schumer Unveils Long Term Jobs Creation Bill

By |June 30th, 2011|

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. Good news, I think. Senator Schumer has unveiled a jobs bill and Reid is promising to hold hearings and press to get it in any debt deal. Schumer includes many progressive ideas. Its high time the Senate pushed this: ...as Republicans have focused on extracting deep [...]

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Stephen & his ‘Colbert Super PAC’

By |June 30th, 2011|

Oh, how the gods must enjoy Stephen Colbert, I sure know I do. From The Hill: "It has been said that freedom isn't free. Today, we have placed a sizable down payment," he noted. Stephen Colbert at the FEC in Washington DCThe six FEC commissioners issued an unanimous advisory opinion to Colbert at their monthly [...]

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Bill Clinton: ‘Jon Huntsman Quite an Impressive Man’

By |June 30th, 2011|

Clinton's assessment of Jon Huntsman is why Republicans won't choose him. But if Huntsman and Bachmann could head the Republican ticket that would really be something for Obama reelect to go up against. Republicans simply aren't that smart. Former Pres. Bill Clinton weighed in on a number of issues during a break of CGI, which [...]

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Americans Blame Bush & Wall Street for Economy

By |June 30th, 2011|

Pres. Obama has a lot more power and room to push Republicans than he's using. But Obama isn't seen as most responsible for the bad economy, with just eight percent of Americans saying his administration is most to blame. Of those surveyed, 26 percent still say the Bush administration is most to blame for the [...]

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Republicans have Obama’s Economic Number

By |June 30th, 2011|

"I thought he was a dick yesterday," Halperin, who also is a senior political analyst for MSNBC, said on Morning Joe, referring to the President's conduct during his press conference. - Mark Halperin apologizes for Obama gaffe The Daily Show - Broke Bank MountingGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show [...]

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Dems Push Against Voter I.D. Laws

By |June 29th, 2011|

Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. In New Hampshire Governor Lynch has just vetoed voter ID there! Every Democratic governor has nixed such legislation. Read Lynch's statement here, it is excellent highlighting the fact that "fraud" is almost non-existant and thus no need to disenfranchise thousands. Democrats on the Hill are pushing [...]

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Appeals Court Upholds ACA

By |June 29th, 2011|

From the New York Times: The Obama administration won the first appellate review of the 2010 health care law on Wednesday as a three-judge panel from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati held that it was constitutional for Congress to require that Americans obtain health insurance. Scotusblog has analysis: [...]

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Democrats Consider the Constitution Card

By |June 29th, 2011|

This is brilliant and worth the effort. From Ryan Grimm and Samuel Haas: By declaring the debt ceiling unconstitutional, the White House could continue to meet its financial obligations, leaving Tea Party-backed Republicans in the difficult position of arguing against the plain wording of the Constitution. Bipartisan negotiators are debating the size of the cuts, [...]

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Bachmann Carves New Path on Feminism for Conservative Women

By |June 29th, 2011|

Bachmann told me in an interview Tuesday that she wouldn't call herself a feminist"“instead, she simply described herself as "pro-woman and pro-man." When I pressed her on the matter, the Minnesota congresswoman said she sees herself as an "empowered American." - Kirsten Powers I've been waiting for this particular moment for a long time. The [...]

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Dueling Ads

By |June 29th, 2011|

I'm not as squeamish as some are about the Democratic super PAC Priorities USA arming for 2012. Karl Rove's Crossroads ad, seen first below, which I've seen on Fox News channel several times, has been met by progressive Super PAC Priorities USA's ad, seen second. Which one works for you?

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