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We are today celebrating the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s Great Society, enacted for the most part from 1964-66, perhaps the greatest legislative achievement of any president since FDR ...
by PopularEconomics
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Mar 22, 2015 at 01:34 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
It's been over 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty, committing Federal Government attention and resources to the longstanding problem of poverty in America. Last year,
by Puddytat
Comment Count 77 comments on Sat Mar 14, 2015 at 07:00 PM PDT with 55 Recommends
When I posted about an upcoming visit to Albany, NY by Nancy Pelosi to speak about women's issues as part of a fundraiser for Congressman Paul Tonko (NY 20), the minimal news items about it in ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 28 comments on Sun Jun 01, 2014 at 09:12 PM PDT with 216 Recommends
On Wednesday, Congress voted to repeal the cut to military pensions for those already in service that was included in the Murray-Ryan budget deal. This was principally due to mobilization by ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 60 comments on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 02:12 PM PST with 167 Recommends
We are 8 months into sequestration, and if you think things are bad now just wait a few more months. Here is a list and approximate timeline of things to expect in the near future.
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 124 comments on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 11:46 AM PST with 258 Recommends
Received this e-mail today from from decorated Admiral and former Congressman Joe Sestak (D. PA) who compares and contrasts his strong, pro-middle class record in Congress to Tea Party U.S. ...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 07:49 AM PST with 20 Recommends
Recently, you penned an open letter to President Obama , appealing to the history of our great nation and calling for an end to the budget brinksmanship. Indeed, our Democratic Republic has not ...
by JoHafford
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 08:00 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 01:59 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 11:20 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
I'm to the point where I can't listen to much more of this stuff, it makes my head want to seriously explode . Check this out and tell me if you agree...
by benderedondat
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 06:16 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones `````````````````````````````````````````
by JayRaye
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Head Start, and all sorts of other programs are hated these days by Congress. I was a graduate of Head Start in 1974, because I had a speech impediment. I know: you'd never know it now; however, ...
by commonmass
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 08:53 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 65 comments on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 11:37 AM PDT with 39 Recommends
I don't watch Breaking Bad (even though I am a big Bob Odenkirk fan), but you Breaking Bad fans might appreciate Senator Ed Markey's (D. MA) speech last night regarding teh Tea Party ...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Received a fundraising e-mail from the great Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) who wants to make sure that not only Democrats keep control of the Senate but also assure that strong female ...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 01:00 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Thanks, guys. While Republicans set the stage for ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 42 comments on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 07:36 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
Sorry, kids Here's what passes for good news in the era of sequestration: "Only"
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 49 comments on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 07:10 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
A good woman passed away today: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/congresswoman-ambassador-lindy-boggs-dies-97/story?id=19792180 ...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 11:03 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Sen. Marco Rubio Florida Republican Boy Wonder Marco Rubio is very upset ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 42 comments on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 12:24 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
Cutting kids If you want to see how badly sequestration is hurting people—and admittedly most congressional Republicans aren't interested in seeing that—look no further than Head Start programs.
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 08:12 AM PDT with 24 Recommends