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Hang on to your hats, folks. There's some funding issues ...
by Kerry Eleveld
Comment Count 18 comments on Mon Mar 16, 2015 at 09:32 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
"Traitors." That's the word the New York Daily News , certainly no friend of President Obama, used on Tuesday to describe the 47 Republican senators who signed an unprecedented letter to the ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 108 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2015 at 07:42 PM PDT with 300 Recommends
This is the second in a blog series of commentaries on Bruce Bartlett's recent statement to the Senate Budget Committee. The first post in the series discussed a number of his comments on aspects ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Mar 07, 2015 at 08:01 PM PST with 7 Recommends
The next GOP-led crisis is on the horizon—the debt ...
by Kerry Eleveld
Comment Count 59 comments on Fri Mar 06, 2015 at 01:30 PM PST with 28 Recommends
Taking the debt ceiling hostage is sooo 2013. The Republicans had their fun with that game for a few years, taking the economy and pushing it to the brink of collapse, but you can't expect to play ...
by DonatiDaily
Comment Count 22 comments on Sat Jan 24, 2015 at 07:13 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Four years ago, Republicans led by then-new House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) began taking credit for the economic progress made since the Bush recession began in December 2007. Just ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 41 comments on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 08:40 AM PST with 97 Recommends
Republican leaders in Congress may have ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 47 comments on Mon Jan 05, 2015 at 07:58 AM PST with 39 Recommends
As 2014 comes to a close, the American economy is finally starting ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 75 comments on Sun Dec 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM PST with 119 Recommends
Sen. Mitch McConnell may have promised to govern responsibly but the GOP's incoming House Budget chair, Tom Price, is eager to once again use the debt ceiling as a bargaining chip to exact deep ...
by Kerry Eleveld
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon Dec 15, 2014 at 12:36 PM PST with 15 Recommends
The upcoming fate of Congress on Tuesday with the possibility of a Republican controlled Senate on top of a Republican controlled House should send shivers of fear through anyone concerned ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Nov 02, 2014 at 12:12 PM PST with 6 Recommends
In the wake of September's strong jobs report, Megan Thee-Brenan ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 01:03 PM PDT with 44 Recommends
Torrey Westrom is a state senator in the reddish-purple SD12. He's the GOP nominee challenging US Rep. Colin Peterson in CD7, and presumably he'll be seeking reelection to his senate seat in 2016 (...
by ericf
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Sep 24, 2014 at 09:41 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Summary: President Obama should have made it a top priority to help the American people see what the Republican Party has become. That would lead ...
by AndySchmookler
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Sep 22, 2014 at 07:34 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
The following is the second in a series whose purpose is to show what's gone wrong in our nation's political arena, and to help start the process of ...
by AndySchmookler
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Sep 15, 2014 at 09:46 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
With its first public hearings set to begin next week, the House select committee on Benghazi will take a major step towards achieving its mission. Of course, that mission is not to seek the ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 82 comments on Sun Sep 14, 2014 at 03:20 PM PDT with 73 Recommends
Received this e-mail today from decorated Admiral and former Congressman Joe Sestak (D. PA) in his comeback bid to unseat Tea Party Senator Pat Toomey (R. PA) in 2016:
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jun 09, 2014 at 09:51 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
At the Center for Media and Democracy's PR Watch, Mary Bottari writes [Fix the Debt’s Last Harrumphhttp://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/02/12391/fix-debt%E2%80%99s-last-hurrumph]:
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 32 comments on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 08:30 PM PST with 30 Recommends
"Red rover, red rover, let Karl Rove get a comb-over." "Marco!" "Rubio!" "Marco!" "Rubio!" "Okay, bin Laden. You go hide and we'll find you after counting backward from two trillion." (Note: This ...
by thefarleftside
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 07:52 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Those who oppose debt limit hostage talking should be grateful to Sen. Cruz this week.
by JetProvost
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 01:57 PM PST with 3 Recommends
I know it's a stretch for even marginally sane people to swallow, but Ted Cruz's debt ceiling fauxlibuster this week has had the result of creating a new sub-sub-genre of Republicanism in which ...
by Crashing Vor
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Feb 15, 2014 at 06:25 PM PST with 19 Recommends