Exposed: The John Birchers’ Tea Party

The John Birchers’ Tea Party >by: Adam Gopnik | October 11, 2013 | Re-post Oct 13, 2013 | My colleague John Cassidy wrote not long ago about his difficulties, shared by the fine historian Jerrold Seigel, in finding an apt historical analogue for the Tea Party caucus as it exists today. Nothing quite like it anywhere else, he mused—and then Cassidy won this Francophile heart, at least, by citing as […]

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Spotlight: Why the GOP attempt to kill Obamacare could backfire

Why the GOP attempt to kill Obamacare could backfire >by: Chris Matthews, @hardball_chris| 8:01 PM on 09/17/2013 | Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Let me finish tonight with this.  Earlier tonight we discussed the real possibility that President Barack Obama benefits from that elusive gift called “luck.” When I see what the right-wing faction in the House of Representatives and its corporal’s guard in […]

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‘Repeat and Replay’: Prepare for shutdown

Prepare for shutdown >by: Suzy Khimm and Benjy Sarlin | 2:07 PM on 09/28/2013 | MSNBC | The government is headed for a shutdown after House Republicans on Saturday demanded a halt to President Obama’s signature health care law as a precondition for funding the government. The White House and Democratic leaders in the Senate said they would reject all efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act, setting the stage for […]

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Examine: Semantic Gymnastics: GOP In Tug Of War Over Delegate Rule

Semantic Gymnastics: GOP In Tug Of War Over Delegate Rule >by Liz Halloran | August 15, 2013 5:48 PM | Remember back when President Bill Clinton argued that his truthfulness about his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky depended on the meaning of the word “is”? Thought so. Though the topic may be decidedly less salacious, the Republican Party is embroiled in its own semantics gymnastics this week as its national […]

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Spotlight Dave Johnson: Republicans Say ‘My Way And No Highways’

Republicans Say ‘My Way And No Highways’ By Dave Johnson | May 8, 2013 Campaign for America’s Future Blog | Re-post May 9, 2013 DLU|  Republicans are refusing to do their part in governing the country. They say “do it our way or we won’t let anything get done at all.” Their agenda is all ideology, all the time (and of course helping the wealthy). As a result We the […]

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Spotlight: Obnoxious Tea Party Leaders…

The Obnoxious Tea Party Leaders Have Vanished from the Political Stage — Palin, Beck, DeMint, Paul, Bachmann… Poof! William Temple  >By Alex Seitz-Wald | Salon / AlterNet | February 27, 2013  | Every single prominent Tea Party leader has either lost their job or abandoned being a voice of the movement.   Who are the names that come to mind when you think about leaders of the Tea Party movement? […]

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Spotlight: Obnoxious Tea Party Leaders…

The Obnoxious Tea Party Leaders Have Vanished from the Political Stage — Palin, Beck, DeMint, Paul, Bachmann… Poof! William Temple  >By Alex Seitz-Wald | Salon / AlterNet | February 27, 2013  | Every single prominent Tea Party leader has either lost their job or abandoned being a voice of the movement.   Who are the names that come to mind when you think about leaders of the Tea Party movement? […]

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Spotlight Jim DeMint To Heritage Foundation

Jim DeMint To Heritage Foundation: Senator To Leave Position To Run Think Tank Posted: 12/06/2012 10:31 am EST Updated: 12/06/2012 12:22 pm EST | Sen. Jim DeMint (R) South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint (R) is leaving Congress to take over as president of the Heritage Foundation, the Wall Street Journal reports. DeMint, who was reelected to a second term in 2010, will replace Ed Feulner, who had been planning to […]

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Expose – The Do Nothing GOP

Do-Nothing GOP: Congressional Productivity DOWN Nearly 70% >by National Confidential Staff | 19 June 2012 | 2:10 am EST | Since the Republicans took over the House in 2010, their unwillingness to work with President Obama and the Democrats has cut productivity by almost 70%. John Boehner & Eric Cantor An analysis by CNN shows a dramatic reductin in congressional output since the Tea Party-fueled Republican takeover of the House. […]

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Like driving and seeing the police following you

>Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation [message@thenation.com]| Wed 6/13/2012 8:15 AM | “Like driving and seeing the police following you.” Dear Nation Friends: If National Elections Coordinator Bill Ouren of True the Vote has anything to say about it, that’s how voters will feel under the gaze of his vigilante poll-watchers while attempting to vote this November.  A spin off of Houston’s King Street Patriots Texas Tea Party, True the Vote […]

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