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Highlight E. J. Dionne: 2013: Not As Bad As You Think

2013: Not As Bad As You Think AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski

2013: Not As Bad As You Think >by: E. J. Dionne | December 30th, 2013 12:00 am| WASHINGTON — “Has this been the worst year of your presidency?” It was a heck of a way for President Obama to wrap up 2013. In asking the question at the president’s year-end news conference, Julie Pace of […]

Spotlight: If Liberals Really Want to Defeat the Republican Party, It Starts By Doing This One Thing

Stop U.S. Government Takeover Of Health Care

If Liberals Really Want to Defeat the Republican Party, It Starts By Doing This One Thing >by: Allen Clifton | October 29, 2013 | I don’t often give Republicans much credit for anything, but one thing they do very well is produce a straight-forward and concise message to the public.  Now I’m not saying what […]

Spotlight: Congressional Bullies, We’re Watching You. Count On It!

Congressional Bullies

Congressional Bullies, We’re Watching You. Count On It! >by: Margarita Mercure Hibbs | October 17, 2013 at 3:34pm | People who claim to respect the rule of law, the constitution and election results, need to understand that the majority of people are very much aware of the bullying that the GOP Controlled Congress and the […]

Examine: How Pelosi can save Boehner’s job and the republic

113_Congress_John Boehner Nancy Pelosi

How Pelosi can save Boehner’s job and the republic Commentary: To prevent default, Democrats could back the speaker >by: Rex Nutting , MarketWatch |Oct. 10, 2013, 6:01 a.m. EDT| WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Barack Obama cannot back down. Ted Cruz will not.There’s only one person in America who can back down and, in doing so, prevent […]

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 […]

Emphasize: Obama Sets Conditions for Talks: Pass Funding and Raise Debt Ceiling

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid

Obama Sets Conditions for Talks: Pass Funding and Raise Debt Ceiling >By: JACKIE CALMES and JONATHAN WEISMAN  | Published: October 2, 2013| The New York Times – Politics | WASHINGTON — In their first meeting since a budget impasse shuttered many federal operations, President Obama told Republican leaders on Wednesday that he would negotiate with […]

Highlight: Obama Tears Into Republicans Over Shutdown: If Americans Just Stopped Working, They’d Be Fired

Obama Tears Into Republicans Over Shutdown

Obama Tears Into Republicans Over Shutdown: If Americans Just Stopped Working, They’d Be Fired >by Igor Volsky on October 3, 2013 at 11:28 am | President Obama tore into House Republicans for demanding policy concessions for agreeing to fund the government and raise the nation’s debt ceiling during a speech at Rockville, MD on Thursday. […]

Spotlight: America’s Biggest Newspapers Slam The GOP Over Shutdown

America's Biggest Newspapers Slam The GOP Over Shutdown

America’s Biggest Newspapers Slam The GOP Over Shutdown >by Jack Mirkinson | Posted: 10/02/2013 12:09 pm EDT  |  Updated: 10/03/2013 10:48 am EDT | The Huffington Post  | Republicans looking for supporters of their shutdown strategy will have to look somewhere other than the country’s biggest newspapers. Of the ten most widely-read papers in America, not a […]

Spotlight: President Obama’s Letter to Federal Employees on the Shutdown of the Government

'Obamacare' exchanges start up as gov't shuts down

President Obama’s Letter to Federal Employees on the Shutdown of the Government >by: Nathaniel Lubin| October 01, 2013 11:20 AM EDT|The White House Blog | Today, President Obama sent a letter to all federal employees, thanking them for the work they do everyday and pledging to do everything in his power to reopen the government […]

Obama To GOP: Abide By Debt Limit Deal Or Else Face A Govt Shutdown Right Before The Election

Barack Obama

>by Brian Beutler |April 18, 2012, 4:36 PM |TPM|[This topic is still looming for the government and the American people. Read about it! Read Zients’ letter here. Gbismarc!] In a major escalation of a slowly building fight over funding the government, the White House has warned House Republicans, in no uncertain terms, that the government […]

Bill Clinton’s lessons for Obama

Clinton and Obama

>By Julian Zelizer, CNN Contributor |updated 9:22 AM EST, Mon December 19, 2011|We welcome his input! (CNN) — Sometimes it feels like President Clinton never left the public spotlight. Although there were moments during the 2008 campaign when it seemed he was as much of a target within his own party as were the Republicans, […]

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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