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In which I attempt to debate this guy from the American Spectator (and a tea party guy)

… on the Kudlow Report. You just kind of have to watch it for yourself.

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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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Extending the payroll tax cut is so simple … why doesn’t the GOP get it?

Why is this so complicated?

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The vanishing GOP: symbolic votes and tax cut religion

The Republican Party doesn’t really care about deficits. This is now a party that for all intents and purposes, exists for only one reason: cutting taxes on the rich.

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Obama signs tax cut deal

Saying he wouldn’t have signed the deal if it didn’t include important components for average citizens, from preventing a tax hike for middle class families to keeping college tuition bills from going up for millions of young Americans, President Obama … Continue reading

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Friday clicks: and the winner is …

… according to Charles Krauthammer, the winner is Barack Hussein Obama, who the conservative columnist now dubs the new “comeback kid.” Go figure… Among Krauthammer’s points is that Republicans look stupid killing the omnibus spending bill over $8 billion in … Continue reading

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Obama tax compromise passes the House, 277-148

In the end, it wasn’t even close. Audible boos could be heard from the Democratic side of the House as the vote total was announced. Prior to the vote, House leaders allowed a floor vote on an amendment that would … Continue reading

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Obama tax deal clears Senate 81-19, START treaty cleared for take-off

Fourteen Democrats and five Republicans vote against the Obama tax compromise, but the bill still manages to get overwhelming bipartisan support — including from some of the Senate’s most liberal members. Here are two of them, from the WaPo write-up … Continue reading

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Two charts that prove Charles Krauthammer is (mostly) right about the Obama tax compromise

Charles Krauthammer has been getting a lot of buzz for his column announcing that President Obama “swindled” Republicans into gutting their core principles in agreeing to the tax compromise, which essentially amounts to a second stimulus. Two charts from the … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Obama tax deal advances in Senate; 10 Dems, 5 Repubs vote ‘no’ (the final roll call)

The cloture vote to advance the bill was an overwhelming 79-10, 83-15 with the “no” votes including 10 Democrats and 5 Republicans. Just as interesting as who voted no, was who voted yes …

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