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During their August Recess our Congress Critters like to touch base with the home folks. This give us an excellent opportunity to rattle their cage a little if they just voted against reforms for ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 20 comments on Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 12:55 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Steve and Fripp (not that one) are live at Noon Eastern, 9 am Pacific on NetrootsRadio.com. Join us and give your opinion: 417-717-1454 or jump on Skype and dial up: "netroots.radio" to call in with ...
by RodSerling
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 08:59 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Politico follows up on the plan Jed Lewison highlighted a few weeks ago for House Republicans to spend the August recess telling the country how much they ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 11:40 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
It's August Recess and your representative from Congress should be home for at least part of it. Have you made an appointment to see him or her? Have you attended a town hall? Have you bird-...
by angelajean
Comment Count 25 comments on Mon Aug 15, 2011 at 06:01 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
The last two paragraphs of Bob Herbert's op-ed column Fire and Imagination column are: Now, with so ...
by LWelsch
Comment Count 21 comments on Sat Aug 14, 2010 at 03:47 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
In light of recent g0p shenanigans (i.e. hemming and hawing on financial reform, health care, and refusing to repeal liability caps for oil companies), I propose that this August, the Republicans ...
by The Truth Shall Set Ye Free
Comment Count 37 comments on Wed Jun 02, 2010 at 11:32 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
January 2009 - Elwood: Its got an awesome new president, a majority in both houses and the GOP is self destructing... Whadya say, is it the new Democratic Party or what? Jake: It has some pick ...
by Hand Plucked King
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Sep 02, 2009 at 02:36 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
One of the more frustrating and senseless arguments against the public option or the single-payer systems is that if enacted, then the private insurers would not be able to compete against the ...
by pkohan
Comment Count 37 comments on Sat Aug 15, 2009 at 07:35 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
As you spend your time in your home districts and states, respectively, this August please remember that the fight for healthcare reform is a fight for an affirmative American response to a national ...
by pkohan
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 09:27 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Hey everyone - I don't post that much, but the recent AstroTurf organization of teabaggers by a few powerful interests to shut down town hall meetings - you know, forums where ...
by Bolgard
Comment Count 29 comments on Wed Aug 05, 2009 at 08:32 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
History buffs will recognize The Guns of August as Barbara Tuchman's classic history of World War I. The reference works now because August 2009 just opened with trench warfare on health ...
by Richard Kirsch
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Aug 05, 2009 at 08:33 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
I am a community organizer. I've worked hard to lobby politicians in Oregon and Rhode Island, and I've planned direct actions against hospitals and insurance companies on behalf of neglected patients,
by tote
Comment Count 52 comments on Tue Aug 04, 2009 at 04:35 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
The August recess is upon us, and Congresspeople will be having town hall meetings to sound out their constituents' feelings on healthcare reform. Of course, the insurance industry will be ...
by 2ajpuu
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Aug 03, 2009 at 10:09 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Question: "Sir (or Madam): How much would it cost to get you to represent the interests of your constituents instead of your contributors? Because we could probably get it together for you ...
by CheeseMoose
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 12:51 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Okay, so there is a lot of consternation about the apparent willingness of the Congress to recess prior to having a health care reform bill from each house finished. The usual doom and gloom birds ...
by Something the Dog Said
Comment Count 42 comments on Sun Jul 26, 2009 at 02:47 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
CROSS POSTED AT National Type . For all the crowing about getting something done by the August recess, there isn’t a lot of urgency on Capitol Hill. ...
by sharris0512
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 08:01 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster. ] My political spirits plummeted a few days ago when word arrived the Congressional August recess was still scheduled. ...
by paradox
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 10:03 AM PDT with 1 Recommend