Spotlight: How Democrats Got a Spine

How Democrats Got a Spine The Republican Party taught them how to be uncompromising. >By David Weigel | Oct. 4 2013 6:54 PM | Re-post | Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images It’s easy to forget, but this year began with a nick-of-time congressional compromise. At the 11th hour, with Washington’s supply of clichés nearly depleted, the House and Senate approved a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. The Bush tax […]

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Exposed: Tea Party Patriotism at work with Deception and Dishonor

GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer Won’t Give Up Salary During Shutdown Because It’s ‘What I Earn’   >by: Amanda Terkel | aterkel@huffingtonpost.com | Posted: 10/03/2013 2:51 pm EDT  |  Updated: 10/03/2013 3:44 pm EDT WASHINGTON — Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) won’t be joining the more than 100 lawmakers who are giving up their pay during the shutdown.  “I’m staying here, and I’m working,” said Cramer in an interview with Valley News Live on Wednesday. […]

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Exposed: Not Fronting A Fake Filibuster: Nation’s Top Newspapers Bury Ted Cruz

Not Fronting A Fake Filibuster: Nation’s Top Newspapers Bury Ted Cruz >by Igor Volsky on September 25, 2013 at 9:46 am | Major newspapers across the country downplayed Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) long speech against the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, a survey of front pages finds, and just half of newspapers in Texas led with the junior senator’s effort. Cruz took to the floor on Tuesday afternoon, hours before […]

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Exposed: Ted Cruz Turns Obamacare Defunding Plan From Disaster to Utter Fiasco

Ted Cruz Turns Obamacare Defunding Plan From Disaster to Utter Fiasco >by:  Jonathan Chait | Sept/2013 | New York Daily Intelligencer | Now that the House of Representatives has passed its bill to keep the government open and rid the world of Obamacare, the full strategic disaster the Republicans have embarked upon is coming into focus. The procedure is a little confusing, but once we disentangle the steps, it quickly […]

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