Spotlight: Are lost IRS e-mails “unbelievable”? Not really

Are lost IRS e-mails “unbelievable”? Not really Bad “best practices” in government IT mean that lost e-mails are no surprise.  >by Sean Gallagher – June 25 2014, 2:30pm EST | Re-Post | During a hearing held yesterday by the House Oversight Committee, Committee Chairman Darrel Issa said that it was “unbelievable” that the IRS had lost the e-mails of former IRS official Lois Lerner. While Congressman Issa is not generally […]

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Evaluate: Veterans struggle to find jobs in Michigan, where unemployment is 2nd in nation

Had Enough Yet?

Veterans struggle to find jobs in Michigan, where unemployment is 2nd in nation >by: Zlati Meyer | Detroit Free Press Staff Writer  | May 26, 2014 | Re-Post |   After Jennifer Scott’s 19 years in the Army and active Reserves were over, she was hired by two government contractors, but when she was laid off from the second job, it took her more than a year to find employment. […]

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Spotlight: The real Benghazi media disaster…

The real Benghazi media disaster: Why Jonathan Karl and Lara Logan needed to be checked Progressive reporters who scrutinized bad reporting weren’t “in the tank” for the White House. They were “correct”  >by: Simon Maloy | Friday, May 9, 2014 12:45 PM EST | Salon| Re-Post| James Oliphant’s piece for the National Journal criticizing the “progressive bloggers” who allegedly carry water for the White House on Benghazi (and other scandals […]

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Spotlight Michael Keegan: What We Left Behind in 2013

What We Left Behind in 2013 >by Michael Keegan | Posted: 12/20/2013 2:48 pm | RePost 07/20/2014 | Spotlight on: What we left behind in 2013… I think we all breathed a sigh of relief this week when Congress finally did what it was supposed to do and passed a basic budget. Although the budget left many behind, this time there were no shutdowns, no debt ceiling scares, no fears […]

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Highlight the Attack: Democrats take action on filibuster

Secret Meeting

Democrats take action on filibuster Due to the action of the Senate Democrats, there will be no more 60-vote requirements to get the President’s appointments confirmed. Steve Kornacki and Joan Walsh join Chris Matthews to discuss.   Harry Reid delivers knockout punch on filibuster reform >By Aliyah Frumin | 11/22/13 03:00 PM| Republicans made holding hostage the confirmation of President Obama’s nominees almost routine in the Senate. Obama’s seal of approval […]

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Spotlight on the Future GOP Electoral College gerrymandering efforts

What The 2012 Election Would Look Like Under The Republicans’ Vote-Rigging Plan  >by Aaron Bycoffe & Andrei Scheinkman | Posted: 01/24/13 EST  |  Updated: 01/24/13 EST| [OK my friends, we can’t sleep on this. The Giant can’t go back asleep…remain awake and vigilant because 2016 is around the corner! In the midterm election in 2014, we need to take-out as many Congressional Republicans as we can in that term! Get active! Gbismarc!] […]

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Spotlight on the Future GOP Electoral College gerrymandering efforts

What The 2012 Election Would Look Like Under The Republicans’ Vote-Rigging Plan  >by Aaron Bycoffe & Andrei Scheinkman | Posted: 01/24/13 EST  |  Updated: 01/24/13 EST| [OK my friends, we can’t sleep on this. The Giant can’t go back asleep…remain awake and vigilant because 2016 is around the corner! In the midterm election in 2014, we need to take-out as many Congressional Republicans as we can in that term! Get active! Gbismarc!] […]

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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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