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Reversing the Sixties: The 2012 Republican Agenda

Sixties Feminist Movement

>by Bob Burnett |Berkeley writer, retired Silicon Valley executive |Posted: 03/23/2012 8:49 am | One of the most surprising aspects of contemporary Republican politics has been their across-the-board attack on women’s health services and women’s rights. Rather than an isolated misogynistic program, these attacks should be viewed as one part of a conservative agenda to […]

Republicans in Congress Use Twitter ‘More Effectively’ Than Democrats [STUDY]

Email is dead

>By Alex Fitzpatrick | Mashable – Thu, Mar 22, 2012 | Many people believe that Democrats are the more tech-savvy party in the U.S., but Twitter-happy Republicans in Congress are turning that theory on its head. Republicans in Congress use Twitter “more effectively” than Democrats, according to a recent study from Edelman. Tweeting members of the Grand […]

Anti-Obamacare Forces Introduce Their Latest Effort To Mislead The Public

US President Barack Obama

>By Rick Ungar, Contributor | 3/15/2012 @ 12:14PM| I cover the public health care policy beat.  + Follow on Forbes | On Tuesday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its 2012 estimate on the ten year projected cost of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Instantly, the anti-Obamacare crowd took to the airwaves and social media […]

Michael Tomasky on the Right’s Delusions About the Derrick Bell Video

Derrick Bell

>by Michael Tomasky | Mar 9, 2012 4:45 AM EST | The radical right hopes that a two-decade-old videotape of Barack Obama embracing radical professor Derrick Bell will sink the president. Don’t bet on it. Are they kidding? Barack Obama hugged Derrick Bell? Wow! This just proves everything, doesn’t it? It’s “the smoking gun,” according […]

15 Ways the Bible Is Used by Christians and the GOP to Control and Malign Women

Virgin Mary

>By Valerie Tarico | March 8, 2012 | AlterNet |[What do you think about this article? Do you Recommend it?] Fundamentalist religion of all stripes has degradation of women at its core, and fundamentalist Christianity is no exception. Why can’t GOP politicians trumpet their religious credentials without assaulting women? Because fundamentalist religion of all stripes has degradation of women at […]

Obama, GOP battle over higher gas prices

Obama on gas

>By David Jackson, USA TODAY| March 10, 2012 | President Obama and the Republicans are battling for political advantage over gas prices, as election season heats up and motorists face higher charges at the pump. In his Saturday radio address, Obama touted his “all-of-the-above strategy” that stresses development of alternative energy sources as well as […]

Why Extreme Right-Wing Views on Contraception Will Backfire if Progressives Fight

Birth Control Pills

 >By June Carbone and Naomi Cahn | AlterNet | March 4, 2012  |  Rush Limbaugh and the Christian right associate contraception with promiscuity, but that’s out of step with most of America. “Access to Birth Control Coming Under Fire.” “Rep. Darrell Issa Bars Minority Witness, a Woman, on Contraception.” “States slash birth control subsidies as […]

A Year After Historic Gains, GOP Caucus in Disarray

John Boehner

>By Steve Benen | Sourced from Washington Monthly | Posted at January 6, 2012, 3:56 pm | A year ago, congressional Republicans were an exuberant bunch. Riding high after massive midterm gains, and with President Obama’s approval ratings faltering, GOP leaders and rank-and-file members felt very good about themselves, their standing, their agenda, and their […]

Obama’s Recess Appointments: It’s Called Governing

Recess Appointment Chart

>By Dave Johnson| January 5, 2012 – 2:36pm ET | After years of conciliation and one-way “bipartisanship,” with Republicans refusing to meet even partway, the President got fed up. The President is finally taking the necessary steps to get the government up and running, doing government’s job of protecting citizens from the exploitation by the wealthy […]

2011, The Year Washington Lost

Zach Carter zach.carter@huffingtonpost.com First Posted: 12/31/11 02:07 PM ET Updated: 12/31/11 02:13 PM ET| WASHINGTON — With yet another high-profile fight between Congress and the White House coming down to the wire, 2011 ended with a sense of deja vu. This time, President Barack Obama survived the cable news carnage with a two-month extension of the […]

Tsk, Tsk, John Boehner: Put ‘Representative’ Back into ‘Rep.’

John Boehner and the House

By Isa-Lee Wolf | Yahoo! Contributor Network – Fri, Dec 23, 2011 |[John Boehner needs to get those TEA-party Republicans under control, inline with the rest of his team and do the right thing(s) for the American people/America!] COMMENTARY | Under intense pressure and scrutiny, the Republicans of the House of Representatives finally agreed to a two-month […]

Pelosi To GOP On Funding The Government: You’re On Your Own

Nancy Pelosi...Quit Playing Hardball

>Brian Beutler December 15, 2011, 11:31 AM | [You're on your own in more ways than one...in my book - Republicans!] | House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi warns her GOP counterparts that they’ll have to pass legislation to fund the government on their own, unless they quit playing hardball, return to negotiations and meet Democrats […]

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