Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

Budget battle 2014

Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill, sends to Obama’s desk | MSNBC >by Carrie Dann and Frank Thorp |12/13/14 08:40 PM—Updated 12/13/14 11:26 PM | RePost: 12/14/2014 3:10:16 AM | After days of rancor and uncertainty on Capitol Hill, the Senate has passed a massive spending bill, formally averting a government shutdown and sending the $1.1 trillion measure to the president’s desk. The vote, which pitted both parties’ establishment against its more […]

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The Comeback Kid? President Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles during remarks at the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington

The Comeback Kid? | MSNBC >by: Steve Benen | 12/05/14 03:09 PM |12/06/2014 5:08:25 AM| Exactly one month ago today, President Obama, at least on a surface level, looked like he was in a very discouraging place. A day earlier, the Republican Party had not only scored a series of big wins in the 2014 midterms, the White House was confronted with the realization that the GOP would dominate control […]

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Six Ways Not to Think About Obama’s Immigration Order

President Obama onboard Air Force One

Six Ways Not to Think About Obama’s Immigration Order  – The Atlantic It’s not a constitutional crisis—but it’s not business as usual, either. >by: Garrett Epps | 11/23/2014 7:00:04 AM EST| RePost: 11/24/2014 1:32:40 PM| Senator Tom Coburn [on Immigration Executive Action] warns that President Barack Obama’s announcement of a new “deferred action” program for undocumented aliens may spark “instances of anarchy.” Senator Ted Cruz compares Obama to the Roman […]

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Obama’s next attorney general nominate Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, speaks at a press conference on April 28, 2014

Obama to nominate Loretta Lynch for next attorney general | MSNBC >by Irin Carmon| 11/07/14 01:12 PM—Updated 11/08/14 02:44 PM |RePost 11/09/2014 3:25:37 AM| President Obama will nominate Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, for attorney general to succeed Eric Holder, the White House said Friday evening. If confirmed by the Senate, the low-profile but widely acclaimed prosecutor would be the first black woman to hold the position. RELATED: […]

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Economic progress fails to lift US mood, Democrats’ prospects

Economic progress fails to lift US mood, Democrats’ prospects | MSNBC >by: Suzy Khimm |11/06/14 07:23 AM—Updated 11/06/14 07:35 AM | Repost 11/06/2014 11:05:04 AM | On paper, things seem to be looking up for the U.S. economy. The private sector has recovered the number of private-sector jobs that were lost after the financial crisis. Unemployment fell to 5.9% last month, down from 7.9% at the same time in 2012. […]

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How GOP control in 2015 will terrorize a nation

Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz

America’s looming freak show: How GOP control in 2015 will terrorize a nation – with no political repercussion – Salon.com! Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz (Credit: Reuters/Joshua Roberts/AP/J. Scott Applewhite/photo montage by Salon) >by Joan Walsh Salon| Friday, Oct 17, 2014 07:00 AM EST |RePost 10/25/2014 5:53:11 AM | I’m an optimist who’s expert at finding silver linings – American progressives have to be — but the case rapidly picking up steam […]

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Vulnerable North Carolina senator Hagan takes lead in two polls

Sen. Kay Hagan (photo courtesy Hagan's office)

Vulnerable North Carolina senator Hagan takes lead in two polls >by Colleen Jenkins |WINSTON-SALEM N.C. Mon Sept 15, 2014 11:57am EDT| Re-Post 09/16/2014  8:21:47 AM| (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Kay Hagan is leading her Republican challenger among likely voters in North Carolina, two polls showed on Monday, the latest shift in a race that could help decide which party controls the chamber. Hagan was ahead 43 percent to 34 percent, […]

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15 Differences Between Democrats And Republicans

Elizabeth Warren -Trace

15 Differences Between Democrats And Republicans >by Jeff May 9, 2013 12:59 pm |Re-Post 09/03/2014 2:51:04 AM| Still think there’s no difference between Democrats and Republicans? I’ve noticed over the years, there are some fundamental differences in the way Republican and Democratic politicians think. Here are just 15 examples. (1) Republicans fear that the government has too much control over corporations. Democrats fear that corporations have too much control over […]

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Examine: Alabama congressman perceives a Democratic ‘war on whites’

Alabama congressman perceives a Democratic ‘war on whites’ >by Steve Benen |08/05/14 08:00 AM—Updated 08/05/14 08:09 AM| Weeks in Review posted 08/07/2014| Re-Post 09/01/2014 5:43:53 AM| Ordinarily we might expect to hear talk of a “war on whites” from those on the radical fringes of American society. When the phrase comes from a sitting member of Congress, the rhetoric is far more alarming. Sam Levine reported yesterday: Rep. Mo Brooks […]

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Yes, There is a War on Women-Exposed

Liberty Weeping War on Women

Yes, There is a “War on Women” >by: Miranda | Thu, 04/05/2012 – 6:26pm | Re-Post 08/31/2014 6:28:10 AM In an interview with Bloomberg today, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus claimed that accusing the Republican Party of waging a “war on women” is as absurd as accusing them of a “war on caterpillars”: “If the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars and every mainstream media outlet talked about […]

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