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Gregory Meeks calls Sandy aid deniers ‘mean spirited’ … he might have added ‘hypocritical’

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Meeks called the Republicans who voted against Sandy aid “mean spirited…”

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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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Republicans, led by Darrell Issa, vote to hold A.G. Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, for exacerbating the mental instability of Wayne LaPierre. 17 Democrats voted with the mob. 108 walked out. The Dems who voted with Issa were: Jason … Continue reading

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John Boehner: still not in control of his caucus

A GOP insider told me recently that shortly after the 2010 election, they told newly minted House Speaker John Boehner that he wouldn’t be able to control his freshmen, which this person says they knew because they’d helped elect them. … Continue reading

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Chaos in the House: Cantor tells freshman to quit whining, Boehner’s plan headed for collision with Ayn Rand

Eric Cantor, the hedge fund managers’ man in Washington (and he’s surely hearing from them right about now), told House Republicans in a closed-door meeting yesterday to quit “grumbling and whining” about Speaker John Boehner’s debt ceiling plan. Too bad … Continue reading

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Weiner to ‘seek treatment’, apparently from under the bus (or, how Democrats extend negative news cycles)

Democrats prove they know how to extend the life of a story into multiple news cycles, as the entire House and Senate caucus turns its guns on Rep. Anthony Weiner.

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Latest GOP anti-abortion bills could impact rape, incest victims

It’s almost inconceivable – House Republicans, with a handful of Democrats – have passed a bill that could force rape and incest victims to prove to the IRS that they were impregnated by force.

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Beltway FAIL: poll shows Obama, Dems won budget showdown

The budget combatants: Senate Leader Harry Reid, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner Only in the minds of Beltway media types, liberal economists and Obama disappointment fetishists did John Boehner and Republicans win the recent budget showdown, proving … Continue reading

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Ryan’s ideology disguised as a budget, and Boehner’s palace intrigue **UPDATED**

“This isn’t a budget. This a cause.” That’s what Paul Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, told the breathless media as he stood before a group of tea party freshmen. He’s right. Because what Republicans are presenting as “do or die and … Continue reading

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Boehner blinks: will put through budget “stopgap”

Republican House speaker John Boehner says there’s no deal with Democrats on a 2012 budget, even as Democrats insist a deal is getting done. Clearly, the speaker fears he can’t control the tea party freshmen. But he also can’t control … Continue reading

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