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Spotlight Harry Reid: Boehner agreed to clean CR last month-then reneged because he’s ‘afraid’

Harry Reid called House Speaker John Boehner a coward.

Harry Reid: Boehner agreed to clean CR last month-then reneged because he’s ‘afraid’ >by: Ian Reifowitz | Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 09:28 AM PDT | This seems like a pretty big deal to me. According to Harry Reid, in early September he and John Boehner not only negotiated over a clean continuing resolution that […]

Obama urges immigration reform at July 4 citizen ceremony

Obama on Naturalization

[important]Obama urges immigration reform at July 4 citizen ceremony[/important] >by Jeff Mason and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON | Wed Jul 4, 2012 7:48pm EDT (Reuters) – President Barack Obama used an Independence Day ceremony in which immigrants serving in the U.S. military became citizens on Wednesday to renew his election-year call for new immigration laws popular […]

Reining In Corporate $$, The Back Door Approach

Thomas Donohue, CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

>by Alec MacGillis   | May 23, 2012 | 4:46 pm | [important]Reining In Corporate $$, The Back Door Approach [/important] I’m a day late to this, but I wanted to be sure to draw attention to an important article by Tom Hamburger and Brady Dennis that ran too far inside Tuesday’s Washington Post: looking at the gathering movement to […]

Extremism In Congress: ‘Even Worse Than It Looks’?

Even Worse Than It Looks

[important]It’s Even Worse Than It Looks[/important] >by NPR Staff | April 30, 2012 | NPR Books | See Brooking Even below: America’s Dysfunctional Politics: Why Now? What Can We Do About It? How The American Constitutional System Collided With The New Politics Of Extremism   >by Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein   Congressional […]

A Conservative Law Professor on the Obvious Constitutionality of Obamacare

Senate Approves ACA

>by Henry Paul Monaghan | April 16, 2012 | 12:00 am |   The Constitution of the United States creates a national government of enumerated and therefore limited powers. Accordingly, troubled members of the Court should be applauded for their efforts to search for the limits to any principle advanced to uphold the health care […]

Standing Up For Democracy: How Activists Are Fighting Injustice in America Today

Standing Up for Democracy

>By Bill Moyers | April 2, 2012  |AlterNet |[Watch the Video below!] Bill Moyers talks with activists about an initiative to open Americans’ eyes about income inequality. The following is a transcript and video from the March 29, 2012 episode of Moyers & Company. BILL MOYERS: Welcome. Although we’ve only been back on the air […]

White House attacks contraception bills

Press Secretary Jay Carney

> February 13, 2012 | WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday legislation in the Senate that would give employers broad leeway to restrict coverage for contraception is “dangerous and wrong.” Press secretary Jay Carney took aim at legislation by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. — a possible GOP vice presidential candidate — and Sen. […]

Should GOP even have an agenda?

Mitch McConnell Plan

>By MANU RAJU | 2/2/12 6:37 PM EST Updated: 2/3/12 11:35 AM EST |[Mitch your plan is clear to us...Make Obama a one term President at whatever cost to the American people! We got it and we'll make you pay for that! So, continue being the "Do Nothing Congress", the "Obstructionist Party" and the "Party […]

Employment Rose Surprisingly, But Obama Needs a Stronger Plan to Maintain Growth

Obama moving forward

>By Isaiah J. Poole | Sourced from Campaign for America’s Future |Posted at February 3, 2012, 7:07 am |[Good news and we're still moving forward! Great!]  President Obama today will go to a fire house in the Virginia suburbs of Washington to tout his plan to promote hiring of veterans as first responders. It’s a program that […]

Obama pitches tax, jobs ideas on campaign-style tour

Gabrielle Giffords and Obama greet

>By Caren Bohan | Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:44pm EST |CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa | (Reuters) – President Barack Obama began a campaign-style swing through political battleground states on Wednesday, pitching his State of the Union initiatives on taxes and jobs as he made his case for a second term. Fresh from his election-year speech to […]

Obama’s tax dilemma: $1M or $250k?

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>By Bernie Becker | 01/18/12 05:00 AM ET| President Obama faces a difficult choice in his upcoming budget: Stick with his policy of raising taxes on families making more than $250,000 annually or boost that threshold to $1 million. The president’s decision has major political ramifications, as Democrats and Republicans are expected to clash repeatedly […]

Mitt Romney’s Big Obama Jobs Lie

Mitt Romney

>By Andy Kroll| Reporter| Mon Jan. 16, 2012 7:07 PM PST |Andy’s work has appeared at the Wall Street Journal, the Detroit News, Le Monde Diplomatique, Salon, and TomDispatch.com, where he’s an associate editor. He works in Mother Jones‘ DC Bureau, and can be reached at akroll (at) motherjones (dot) com.Get my RSS | Follow […]

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