Biden on Point, while Republicans Balk at ‘Professor Obama’s lectures’

By |August 2nd, 2011|

It always comes down to relationships and Pres. Obama just doesn't have them. Joe does. An interesting back story put together by Politico's Glenn Thrush, Carrie Budoff Brown, Manu Raju and John Breshnahan. [...] With the talks going nowhere Saturday morning, the White House made "our last play," according to a senior administration [...]

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Pelosi: Give me a ‘Satan Sandwich’ with ‘Satan Fries on the Side’

By |August 1st, 2011|

BREAKING... HOUSE PASSES 'SATAN SANDWICH' It was 1978 and Jimmy Carter was on his way down, down, down, and Donna Summers, disco and Reaganomics was on the way in and up. So, if in the 21st century we're going to revisit Republican economics of the '80s, we might as will bring back disco too. Democratic [...]

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Tea Party Politics is Crazy, But They Won

By |August 1st, 2011|

"The "hobbits" won." - Mark Thiessen This is what happens when the man in the White House doesn't have the leadership character for the job. As for all those analysts, including a lot of progressives and new media sites, who tried to stuff the Tea Party in the racist bin thinking that would be enough, [...]

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Let’s Make a Mess

By |July 31st, 2011|

"I would say ... that symbolically, that agreement is moving us to the point where we are having the final interment of John Maynard Keynes," he said, referring to the British economist. "He normally died in 1946 but it appears we are going to put him to his final rest with this agreement." - Huffington [...]

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Obama: Keep those phone calls, emails and tweets comin’ into Congress.

By |July 29th, 2011|

**UPDATED** As Speaker Boehner pitifully massages a House bill into further irrelevance, after failing to heard the Tea Party anarchists to vote on his raising the debt ceiling bill, humiliating his speakership. Pres. Obama has his own problems, after criticism began mounting that he's been reduced to the sidelines. In an effort to [...]

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Boehner Yanks Debt Ceiling Bill – Doesn’t Have Votes

By |July 28th, 2011|

BREAKING - 10:30 pm: GOP Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy announces no vote tonight. ...as soon as the lights go out Eric Cantor is going to start measuring for drapes. ..at least not yet. From Sam Stein: House GOP leadership announced abruptly on Thursday evening that they were suspending a vote on Speaker [...]

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Women Seeking Legal Abortion Forced Into Do-It-Yourself Situations

By |July 28th, 2011|

Abortions are still legal in America, but you wouldn't know it today. Women requiring an abortion are now forced, because of lack of access to doctors, to utilize telemedicine to effectively terminate a pregnancy, which is a legal procedure according to U.S. law. This has come about because of right-wing zealots and religious quacks, who [...]

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Tea Party Austerity Cheerleader Joe Walsh Accused of Being Deadbeat Dad

By |July 28th, 2011|

**UPDATED** "This is where America is." - Rep. Joe Walsh Times are tough these days, so it's not surprising that some divorced fathers are having tough times paying child support. But when you're an outspoken austerity, cut, cap and balance bloviator, the news of allegations that Joe Walsh is a dead beat dad is at [...]

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Fear of Making the Wrong Kind of History

By |July 27th, 2011|

Mr. Boehner now has the GOP positioned in sight of a political and policy victory. If his plan or something close to it becomes law, Democrats will have conceded more spending cuts than they thought possible, and without getting the GOP to raise taxes and without being able to blame Republicans for a debt-limit crackup [...]

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Pres. Obama, Just Raise the Debt Ceiling

By |July 25th, 2011|

**UPDATED** House Speaker John Boehner's new budget proposal would require deep cuts in the years immediately ahead in Social Security and Medicare benefits for current retirees, the repeal of health reform's coverage expansions, or wholesale evisceration of basic assistance programs for vulnerable Americans. The plan is, thus, tantamount to a form of "class warfare." If [...]

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