Category Archives: 113th Congress

The alarm bells should be going off in GOPland right about now

A new set of data (yes, yes I know, they don’t “do” data…) offer bad, worse, and potentially catastrophic news for Republicans. Let’s start with the bad: The Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that Americans disapprove of the way congress … Continue reading

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This week’s Herald column: Rafael runs the shutdown, Rush rules the party

In this week’s column, the media-political convergence between El Rushbo and Rafael the Canadian (AKA Ted Cruz) explains the shutdown, and the small band of House kamikazes who won’t let our government go.

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A Washington ‘whodunit’: who fed bogus Benghazi ‘emails’ to the media? **UPDATE: a ‘glaring omission…’**

Who leaked bogus email “summaries” to ABC news and the Weekly Standard to try and stoke a Benghazi controversy? Continue reading

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Profiles in cowardice? Or, why can’t we have gun reform? (Includes Gabby Giffords’ column and mine)

In the wake of the failed vote to break a GOP filibuster on gun reform on Wednesday, a lot of people are feeling depressed, but even more are getting angry (including President Obama.) on that score, former congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ … Continue reading

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The NRA 45 — Senators who voted to block gun reform

The NRA’s 45 minions named, with phone numbers, by Emily Hauser. Call them and tell them what you think of their filibuster.

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Republicans want the sequester

… They have always wanted the sequester. How can I prove it? Easy.

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This is what people will remember from Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address

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History has a sense of humor: why did Congress create the debt limit?

Leave it to the Washington Post to enthrall the geek in me with their irony-filled debt ceiling story…

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John Boehner, the GOP insurgents and the perils of striking the king

A much younger John Boehner stands beside then House Speaker Newt Gingrich, whom Boehner would later turn on in a failed attempted coup. There is a saying in military lore, that if you’re going to strike the king, you’d better … Continue reading

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The best analogy for the Republicans’ stance on the debt ceiling

I don’t think anyone has put it any better than this …

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