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“The budget is up to the President and he didn’t do one,” is the answer I got on Friday when I called my House representative’s office to ask why the government was shut down. Now I don’t ...
by Mark Lippman
Comment Count 206 comments on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 04:06 PM PDT with 909 Recommends
Judd Legum , editor-in-chief of Think Progress , provided the perfect illustration of what it means to Republicans when they demand "compromise" from Democrats: Damn you, ...
by Susan Gardner
Comment Count 123 comments on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 08:33 AM PDT with 654 Recommends
In the interest of bipartisan comity : "We're not going to be disrespected, we have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is." -- Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN), quoted by the ...
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 335 comments on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 06:01 AM PDT with 652 Recommends
I woke up and read this in my inbox: So some republicans are arguing that we should go without raising the debt ceiling as an effort to force the government to prioritize its expenses finally... So ...
by Mikesco
Comment Count 114 comments on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM PDT with 604 Recommends
There is no better argument against the "Democrats are no different than Republicans" canard than seeing someone attempt to defend it. Today's exemplar is provided by Jon Walker of Firedoglake, who ...
by Geekesque
Comment Count 1863 comments on Thu Sep 09, 2010 at 08:30 AM PDT with 572 Recommends
Via Americans United for Change , an image that says it all today: Compare and ...
by Susan Gardner
Comment Count 73 comments on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 09:29 AM PDT with 502 Recommends
Why break the rules when you can simply rewrite them? Chris Van Hollen - a Democrat representing Maryland in the House Of Representatives - posted a video on his YouTube channel yesterday ...
by Randle Aubrey
Comment Count 147 comments on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 10:50 AM PDT with 495 Recommends
Just saw this on TPM , which took it from nbcsports. It's great! After the LA Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves last night to take the Division Series, a Braves fan wrote a letter to Republican ...
by TomP
Comment Count 123 comments on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 01:00 PM PDT with 465 Recommends
Here is the latest on the GOP's government shutdown and default. - President Obama formally rejected the House GOP proposal to extend the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown for a limited ...
by khyber900
Comment Count 172 comments on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 01:16 AM PDT with 425 Recommends
Thank you, President Obama for just saying no to the Tea Party extortionists. You can't negotiate with extremists who hold America hostage in a brazen attempt to nullify two presidential elections. ...
by FishOutofWater
Comment Count 289 comments on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 10:44 AM PDT with 406 Recommends
In a measure of just how far beyond the pale the GOP has gotten themselves into with the government shutdown fiasco (not the least of the results being dissension among their ranks and indecision ...
by Heavy Mettle
Comment Count 181 comments on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 09:23 AM PDT with 399 Recommends
The reward for the politics of extortion Republicans are rapidly sinking in the polls , John Boehner and his lunatic caucus have thrown in the towel,
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 164 comments on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 10:15 AM PDT with 397 Recommends
I'm not sorry for crashing the party that Ted Cruz and the GOP is having over their success in shutting down that great big evil government. You know, that Big Ebil Gubmint your money masters spend ...
by Puddytat
Comment Count 94 comments on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 10:13 PM PDT with 379 Recommends
In just one year, the unfavorability ratings of the GOP have risen an astounding 19% to 65% with the 65+ age bracket, the Americans most likely to vote in mid-term elections. Ongoing efforts by Paul ...
by FishOutofWater
Comment Count 181 comments on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 10:34 AM PDT with 370 Recommends
Good news. The Senate has a deal and it may be voted in the House first to prevent Cruz or Lee from delaying a Senate vote. WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic and Republican leaders on Wednesday ...
by TomP
Comment Count 306 comments on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 09:39 AM PDT with 360 Recommends
Republican trying to stop Obamacare As the rollout of Obamacare nears, the Republicans are panicking. They should be. That repealing or even delaying Obamacare is their primary ransom demand as ...
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 143 comments on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 11:42 AM PDT with 360 Recommends
Here are the latest developments in the GOP shutdown/default saga: There were a number of conflicting reports and misguided headlines as to what took place in the world of politics over college and ...
by khyber900
Comment Count 156 comments on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 11:46 PM PDT with 357 Recommends
'What...me worry? It's just a hot oven!' At this stage, Boehner and his top lieutenants, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), are refusing to entertain ...
by brooklynbadboy
Comment Count 272 comments on Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 10:38 AM PDT with 352 Recommends
The Koch Brothers are crying uncle. They have abandoned the Tea Party government shutdown strategy. In fact they make the claim in their letter (the entire letter can be found below) that, Koch has ...
by Egberto Willies
Comment Count 218 comments on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 01:26 PM PDT with 336 Recommends
In case you're wondering just how epic the GOP's failures are, head below the fold as we take a closer look at at that NBC/...
by kos
Comment Count 366 comments on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT with 325 Recommends