Category Archives: 112th Congress

Republican misery over the fiscal cliff deal in one Drudge screen grab

Oh, the humanity… (the headline in the upper left hand corner says “Played!…”

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It starts … John Boehner tries to assert himself, right wing freaks out

John Boehner finally did something ballsy today: he kicked four House Republicans off of key finance and budget committees, for bucking his leadership, including two who voted against the poor people smacking Ryan budget, not because it was too cruel, … Continue reading

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Jonathan Chait explains it all: the GOP’s all-in gamble for 2012

The last sentence of Jonathan Chait’s must-read article in the New Yorker is just the beginning: The deepest effect of Obama’s election upon the Republicans’ psyche has been to make them truly fear, for the first time since before Ronald … Continue reading

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Full text: President Obama’s State of the Union speech

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Here is the full text of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, in which he called for a “return to the American values of fair play … Continue reading

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Progressives rejoice (or despair…) Ben Nelson to retire from Congress, **UPDATE: Nelson’s mixed voting record

When Ben Nelson announces his plans to retire from the United States Senate (as he’s expected to do today)… progressive Democrats will start popping the champagne corks at seeing one of the bains of their existence finally go away. They … Continue reading

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The other wealth gap: rich congress, poor America

If Congress seems a little bit out of touch …

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Ezra Klein explains it all: the White House’s surprisingly good 2011

The Republicans clearly won 2010. They took over the House of Representatives, several key governorships and legislatures, and therefore will get the better of Census-triggered redistricting. They got the mainstream media to join their fixation on “cutting spending” and talk … Continue reading

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John Boehner has had enough of this sh–! (and the GOP caves on the payroll tax cut)

John Boehner gives up the ghost.

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What Boehner is dealing with: a tea party that’s stuck in 2010 …

This missive from the Dick Armey/Koch lobbying amalgam known as the Tea Party Express, (former home of this guy)… explains pretty much everything you need to know about the tea party, and why they have made the House of Representatives … Continue reading

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Don’t take it from me… GOPers feel their side got rolled on the temporary payroll tax extension

Take it from the folks at RedState.com. The Republicans and their hapless leaders John Boehner and Mitch McConnell lost the December budget showdown … 

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