Thanks to GOP Gerrymandering – Redistricting!

Thanks To Gerrymandering, Democrats Would Need To Win The Popular Vote By Over 7 Percent To Take Back The House >by Ian Millhiser on Jan 2, 2013 at 9:00 am | Re-post| Nancy Pelosi As of this writing, every single state except Hawai’i has finalized its vote totals for the 2012 House elections, and Democrats currently lead Republicans by 1,362,351 votes in the overall popular vote total. Democratic House candidates […]

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Spotlight: ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Statement From President Obama

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Statement From President Obama Fiscal Cliff Agreement January 01, 2013 2:40 AM |NPR|   Leaders from both parties in the Senate came together to reach an agreement that passed with overwhelming bipartisan support today that protects 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small business owners from a middle class tax hike. While neither Democrats nor Republicans got everything they wanted, this agreement is the right thing […]

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Spotlight Robert Reich’s Cliff Hanger:

Cliff Hanger: Why Republicans Don’t Care What the Nation Thinks Robert Reich >by Robert Reich | Posted: 12/28/2012 8:42 am | Are House Republicans — now summoned back to Washington by Speaker John Boehner — about to succumb to public pressure and save the nation from the fiscal cliff? Don’t bet on it. Even if Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell cooperates by not mounting a filibuster and allows the Senate […]

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Spotlight Robert Reich’s Cliff Hanger:

Cliff Hanger: Why Republicans Don’t Care What the Nation Thinks Robert Reich >by Robert Reich | Posted: 12/28/2012 8:42 am | Are House Republicans — now summoned back to Washington by Speaker John Boehner — about to succumb to public pressure and save the nation from the fiscal cliff? Don’t bet on it. Even if Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell cooperates by not mounting a filibuster and allows the Senate […]

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Spotlight: Chained CPI

Dear Liberals, Chained CPI is NOT a “Cut” to Social Security. Get Over It.  >by Deaniac83 |Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | John Doe There is a big freakout over a possible fiscal cliff deal including the use of something called “chained CPI” to calculate increases in Social Security benefits. Go to Huffington Post, Daily Kos or another “liberal” blog and you will see people who never supported the president in the […]

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Spotlight: Chained CPI

Dear Liberals, Chained CPI is NOT a “Cut” to Social Security. Get Over It.  >by Deaniac83 |Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | John Doe There is a big freakout over a possible fiscal cliff deal including the use of something called “chained CPI” to calculate increases in Social Security benefits. Go to Huffington Post, Daily Kos or another “liberal” blog and you will see people who never supported the president in the […]

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Spotlight Fiscal Cliff Debate

Fiscal Cliff Debate: It’s All Over But The Crying >by The Rambling Fool |2012/12/14| John Boehner Get ready to see more of House Speaker John Boehner crying. A lot. Whether they like it or not, Republicans have virtually assured themselves a trip to the wood shed over the fiscal cliff debate, where the political reality favors the Democrats almost no matter what Boehner, McConnell, and the rest of the stubborn […]

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Spotlight Fiscal Cliff Debate

Fiscal Cliff Debate: It’s All Over But The Crying >by The Rambling Fool |2012/12/14| John Boehner Get ready to see more of House Speaker John Boehner crying. A lot. Whether they like it or not, Republicans have virtually assured themselves a trip to the wood shed over the fiscal cliff debate, where the political reality favors the Democrats almost no matter what Boehner, McConnell, and the rest of the stubborn […]

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Highlight: Ohio Senator Confronted By Constituents

Ohio Senator Confronted By Constituents Over Support For Medicare And Social Security Cuts >by Adam Peck on Dec 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm|  Sen. Rob Portman (R) Ohio Senator Rob Portman (R) was one of a handful of Washington, D.C lawmakers and policy experts invited to participate in a panel discussion on the fiscal cliff on Tuesday morning, but his prepared remarks were temporarily derailed by about a dozen protestors […]

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Spotlight Fiscal Cliff: Unemployed in danger of being pushed over fiscal cliff

Unemployed in danger of being pushed over fiscal cliff >by Amanda Sakuma, @iamsakuma | 5:56 pm on 12/08/2012 | House Speaker John Boehner is starting to sound like a broken record when he says there has been “no progress” on the fiscal cliff negotiations. But tell that to the 2.1 million Americans who could be launched over the cliff come January without the brace from the social safety net. MHP Unemployment insurance […]

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