Spotlight: The House GOP’s underwhelming response to a crisis

The House GOP’s underwhelming response to a crisis >by Steve Benen |07/29/14 01:00 PM| Re-Post | Three weeks ago, President Obama presented a pretty credible solution to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S./Mexico border. The White House requested $3.7 billion in emergency funding that would build detention centers, add immigration judges, and beef up border security, all while expediting deportations to discourage an additional influx. A week later, asked if […]

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Spotlight: Michigan Senate race a rare bright spot for Democrats

Michigan Senate race a rare bright spot for Democrats     >by Benjy Sarlin | 07/28/14 01:17 PM| Re-Post 07/29/2014 | MUSKEGON, Mich. – As President Obama’s second term has struggled, the talk all year has been of another Democratic shellacking. Will it be merely a good year for the Republicans or a historic year? How far will this anticipated GOP tidal wave extend? The answer, so far, is short of […]

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Spotlight: Obama administration to issue another contraception accommodation

Obama administration to issue another contraception accommodation A demonstrator holding up a sign outside the Supreme Court in Washington on June 30, 2014. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP >by Irin Carmon | 07/23/14 04:14 PM—Updated 07/23/14 04:39 PM | Re-Post | The already bizarre and convoluted story of religious exemptions to insurance coverage of birth control just got even more so, as the Obama administration has said it is planning yet another […]

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Spotlight: Elizabeth Warren fires up progressives from coast to coast

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Elizabeth Warren fires up progressives from coast to coast >by Suzy Khimm | 07/17/14 07:02 AM—Updated 07/24/14 08:44 PM| For the left, it’s been a summer of Warren-palooza. In recent days, Elizabeth Warren has been in West Virginia and Kentucky, stumping for red-state Democrats who’ve openly embraced her populist message. The Massachusetts senator is now headed to Detroit to headline a big progressive confab on Friday, then to Los Angeles to speak […]

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Highlight: Most Americans don’t want Obama impeachment: Poll

President Obama speaks at the LA Trade

Most Americans don’t want Obama impeachment: Poll >by Nisha Chittal |07/26/14 12:27 PM—Updated 07/26/14 01:05 PM| Re-Post 07/27/2014| Sarah Palin may think President Obama deserves impeachment, but a poll released Friday found most Americans disagree. A new CNN/ORC International poll found that 65% of Americans do not think Obama should be impeached. Just 33% said they feel Obama should be booted from the White House, according to the poll. Palin, […]

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Spotlight: GOP’s lawsuit against Obama will be a goldmine for the Democrats

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Maddow: GOP’s lawsuit against Obama will be a goldmine for the Democrats >by David Ferguson | Thursday, July 24, 2014 23:51 EDT | Re-Post 07/26/2014| On Thursday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow showed how a group of Democrats in the U.S. House on Thursday mocked Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH)’s lawsuit against President Barack Obama over the Affordable Care Act by adding a series of amendments to the House […]

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Spotlight: Limited review finds White House political office was within law

Limited review finds White House political office was within law >by Susan Heavey |WASHINGTON Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:38pm EDT|Re-Post 07/26/2014 | (Reuters) – A limited review found the White House’s political office appears to be operating within the law, a federal oversight agency said amid a congressional probe into whether taxpayer money has been used by the Obama administration for political purposes. The U.S. Office of the Special Counsel […]

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Democrats Benghazi warrior

Democrats’ Benghazi warrior He’s the man who helped bring you Sandra Fluke. >by: Lauren French | May 27, 2014 06:04 PM EDT| Re-Post 07/26/2014 | Rep. Elijah Cummings is the Democrats’ top guy on the new Benghazi select committee, but fighting Republican-driven scandals is old hat to the pugnacious Maryland lawmaker. Cummings understands the twists and turns of the Benghazi controversy just as well as many Republicans. For three years, he […]

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Spotlight: How Republicans Rig the Game

How Republicans Rig the Game Through gerrymandering, voter suppression and legislative tricks, the GOP has managed to hold on to power while more and more Americans reject their candidates and their ideas >by Tim Dickinson | NOVEMBER 11, 2013 |Re-Post 07/26/2014|   As the nation recovers from the Republican shutdown of government, the question Americans should be asking is not “Why did the GOP do that to us?” but “Why […]

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Breaking: U.S. courts deliver conflicting rulings on Obama health care law

U.S. courts deliver conflicting rulings on Obama health care law >by David Morgan and Aruna Viswanatha | WASHINGTON Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:37pm EDT | Re-Post | (Reuters) – Two federal judicial panels on Tuesday delivered conflicting rulings on how the government subsidizes premiums through President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, creating more uncertainty over signature legislation that has been dogged by challenges from Republicans and other conservatives. The rulings, handed […]

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