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We have a rare bipartisan consensus on one of the greatest challenges facing the United States. Record-high income equality, President Obama,
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 77 comments on Mon Jan 19, 2015 at 01:51 PM PST with 58 Recommends
Almost from its inception in 1974, Republicans have hated ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 38 comments on Tue Dec 02, 2014 at 12:59 PM PST with 50 Recommends
In December 2004, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld lectured American troops worried about vital equipment shortages plaguing U.S. combat forces in Iraq. "You go to war with the army you have," ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 40 comments on Sun May 25, 2014 at 04:00 PM PDT with 56 Recommends
And now for today's quiz: When is $10 billion greater than $310 billion? When Republicans control the House of Representatives. Yes, the American people got another lesson in GOP math this week ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 54 comments on Sun May 11, 2014 at 06:15 PM PDT with 63 Recommends
Despite their trumpeting of its latest budget report, it's no secret that Republicans hate the nonpartisan ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 01:36 PM PST with 4 Recommends
An article in Saturday's New York Times Business section digs down into the numbers to demonstrate ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 141 comments on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 07:55 AM PDT with 146 Recommends
The Republican shutdown of the U.S. Government in an attempt to destroy the Affordable Care Act is a prime example of the inhumanity of the Tea Party and other members of the “White Wing” of ...
by jmcmeans
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 01:33 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2013 Readout of the President’s Meeting with House Republicans The President had a good meeting with members ...
by Transcripts Editors
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 03:40 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Having discovered that their shutdown of the federal government has made them less popular than the Ebola virus , House Republicans are backing away from their blackmail ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 01:19 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
And here we are again! It started in 2010. The Bush tax cuts were about to expire. There was leverage to negotiate a debt ceiling raise or to just let them expire. How do I know there was leverage? ...
by priceman
Comment Count 63 comments on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 08:27 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
The behavior of the House Republicans seems like madness. But game theory shows that madness can be useful in getting your way. This bodes very badly for the nation. Look at this thought ...
by Thutmose V
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 08:38 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
In its latest forecast, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) once again confirmed that the United States does not face a near-term debt ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 12:04 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
In a rare moment of agreement with President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner in March admitted that "we have no immediate debt crisis." But despite Tuesday's analysis from the ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 03:19 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
During the tense final days leading up to the deal to avoid the so-called " fiscal cliff ," House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) had some sharp words for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 04:40 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
I'll begin with a snippet from ABC's Jennifer Parker's exclusive interview with Obama on This Week in January 2009: "Well, right now, I’m focused on a pretty heavy lift, which is making sure we ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 09:42 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Ezra Klein writes : The Democrats have lost on sequestration The Democrats have lost on sequestration. That’s the simple reality of Friday’s vote to ease the pain for the Federal Aviation ...
by Armando
Comment Count 94 comments on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 09:36 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
On Friday, Senators Dick Durbin (D. IL) and Sherrod Brown (D. OH) introduced a new bill that could help keep millions of working families out of poverty: http://www.kfvs12.com/story/22088144/...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 10:46 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
This morning, I received an email response from the White House to a message I apparently sent. When I saw the subject line---a highly specific "Response to Your Message"--I was curious to learn ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 11:44 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Despite slashing the national debt by an additional $1.8 trillion over the next decade, President Obama's proposed fiscal year 2014 budget was received with two predictable talking points by ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 11:11 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
And when one makes excuses for chained CPI without doing any research because they'll blindly follow whatever a politician proposes regardless of the consequences, that is a choice of action taken. ...
by priceman
Comment Count 64 comments on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 135 Recommends