Impeaching Hillary Clinton, many GOP voters on board with it

Hillary Clinton holds out hope for Republican cooperation,…

Many GOP voters on board with impeaching Hillary Clinton | MSNBC >by: Steve Benen |10/30/15 10:46 AM |RePost: 10/31/2015 7:25:51 AM| It was just two weeks ago that Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) raised the prospect of impeaching Hillary Clinton, even though she hasn’t been elected. The far-right congressman is apparently so concerned about her email server management that he believes she would, literally on her inauguration day, be “subject to […]

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How the Obama presidency exposed Republican deficit delusions

US President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at the Apollo Theatre in New York on 19 January 2012.

The GOP’s entire identity is based on a lie: How the Obama presidency exposed Republican deficit delusions |Salon For six years, Republicans have pilloried Obama for out-of-control spending. But there’s one big problem with that … by:Bob Cesca |Friday, Oct 16, 2015 02:50 PM EST |RePost: 10/17/2015 4:48:20 AM| Following the first Democratic debate, Fox News and the broader conservative ecosystem erupted in a coordinated effort to paint the Democrats as […]

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Hillary Clinton bucks trend, confronts NRA

Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses supporters at an organizational rally on July 7, 2015 at the Iowa City Public Library in Iowa City, Iowa.

Hillary Clinton bucks trend, confronts NRA | MSNBC >By: Steve Benen | 07/10/15 11:20 AM| RePost:07/12/2015 2:21:37 AM | In the three weeks since the mass shooting in Charleston, two notable statewide gun measures have been signed into law. In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R) scrapped his state’s 48-hour waiting period, and this week in Maine, Gov. Paul LePage (R) got rid of his state’s concealed gun permit requirement. The […]

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‘What part of democracy are they afraid of?’ Good question!

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Voting booths await voters in Red Oak, Iowa

‘What part of democracy are they afraid of?’ | MSNBC >by: Steve Benen | 06/05/15 12:51 PM—Updated 06/05/15 02:05 PM | 06/13/2015 8:34:30 AM | Hillary Clinton laid out a bold, progressive vision on voting rights yesterday, endorsing both a 20-day early-voting window nationwide and a universal, automatic voter registration system. It was, in effect, the Democratic frontrunner throwing down the gauntlet, challenging her rivals in the other party. “What […]

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An ‘unfortunate political stunt’

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks on the Democratic budget during a news conference on Capitol Hill

An ‘unfortunate political stunt’ gets thrown out of court | MSNBC | >by: Steve Benen| 04/15/15 03:56 PM | Noteworthy Re-Post: 04/18/2015 7:20:56 AM | In January 2014, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) was so eager to demonstrate his opposition to the Affordable Care Act that he filed a deeply strange lawsuit against “Obamacare”: he wanted to make coverage more expensive for people who work on Capitol Hill. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, a Republican […]

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Republican version of the “House of Cards” – non-fiction

John Boehner's House of Cards

Republican version of the “House of Cards” – non-fiction John Boehner’s House of Cards >by: Robert Gallimore |12/31/2014 10:33:38 AM| Before we begin the New Year of 2015 and the start of the new 114th Congress, we see a controversy brewing from the Republican version of the “House of Cards” the non-fiction version; staring newly appointed House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA.) and the Speaker of the House of Representative […]

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The ‘Obama refuses to lead’ crowd falls silent

President Barack Obama speaks at an event on Oct. 2, 2014 in Evanston, Ill.

The ‘Obama refuses to lead’ crowd falls silent | MSNBC >by Steve Benen |12/17/14 04:56 PM | RePost: 12/20/2014 9:27:20 AM| Kevin Drum pauses today to take stock of the recent actions from President Lame Duck. So how have things been going for our bored, exhausted, and disengaged president? He’s been acting pretty enthusiastic, energized, and absorbed with his job, I’d say. It’s funny, in a way, to think about […]

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Bipartisan FOIA reforms – Dead

Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-OH) (R) cuts ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) off during a hearing of the House Oversight and Government

House scuttles bipartisan FOIA reforms | MSNBC >by Steve Benen |12/12/14 11:25 AM—Updated 12/12/14 01:57 PM | RePost: 12/13/2014 112:46:40 AM| The deeply divided House of Representatives doesn’t have too many unanimous votes, but earlier this year, the “FOIA Oversight and Implementation Ac” sailed through the chamber without a single opponent. The fact that its chief co-sponsors in the House were Reps. Darrell Issa R-Calif. and Elijah Cummings D-Md. – two […]

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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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Landrieu on Obama: South Not Always ‘Friendliest Place for African-Americans’

Landrieu on Obama: South Not Always ‘Friendliest Place for African-Americans or Women’ – NBC News >by: Chuck Todd and Carrie Dann |10/31/2014 | RePost 11/03/2014 1:45:38 PM | Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu said Thursday that the issue of race is a major reason that President Barack Obama has struggled politically in Southern states. “I’ll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans,” Landrieu […]

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