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|What does defense spending have to do with endangered species? Everything, for Republicans
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) was not impressed. The House passed the National Defense Authorization Act this week, and while much of the ...
|Trade Promotion Authority vote secured on Export-Import Bank promise
Thursday morning, the ...
|NSA fight in Senate bleeds into weekend
The administration has sent dire warnings about NSA having to shut down ...
|Jeb Bush touts failed Florida Medicaid experiment
Jeb Bush apparently thinks the "compassionate conservative" idea that his brother so cynically ran on will work for him, too. He's using his Medicaid experience in Florida as evidence that he ...
|Senate advances Trade Promotion Authority bill
The Senate voted 62-38 Thursday morning to advance the ...
|House does something productive, but McConnell's Senate is there to potentially mess it up
The House did something productive this week. Well, semi-productive. ...
|12 million private Obamacare plan sign-ups. What are you going to do with that, Republicans?
Charles Gaba calls it : 12 million people have signed up for health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges. Over 9 million, according ...
|Republicans in disarray over NSA reform
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell still insists that the PATRIOT Act provision ...
|Utah police chief: We need to expand Medicaid to help fight crime
This is one of the best arguments for Medicaid expansion ...
|Former CBO director: We always assumed every state would get Obamacare subsidies
Former CBO Director Doug ...
|Fox News says President Obama is disarming the nation's cops
How do you suppose Fox News reacted to President Obama's executive order ...
|House, Senate Republicans fracturing over NSA reform
|Obamacare is great for family values
More people with young children are taking advantage ...
|Panic starts to set in among some Republicans over Supreme Court Obamacare decision
He'll get right on that. You ...
|The people who were right then about Iraq demand traditional media stop rewriting history
As some in the traditional media have a field day tormenting would-be Republican presidents with the hypothetical "if you knew then what you know now" on Iraq, the large universe of us who knew ...
|Police union demands they keep their bayonets, grenade launchers||Joan McCarter||05/18/2015||63||50||-||-|
|Big Medicaid enrollment numbers serve as excuse to Republican governors to refuse expansion
Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) In light of ...
|A poison pill in the trade agreement: Medicare cuts
In order for President Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement to be more politically palatable, it needs something called "trade adjustment ...
|President Obama announces ban, restrictions on some militarized police equipment transfers
President Obama ...
|Senate slides into NSA reform impasse
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's bid to to pass ...
|Sen. Pat Toomey flip-flops, lifts block on judicial nominee
Sen. Pat Toomey Sen. Pat ...
|Rick Scott would rather shut down government than take Obamacare Medicaid funding
Florida needs to prepare for a government shutdown, says Republican Gov. Rick Scott, because he and the Florida House continue to refuse the state Senate's budget solution of accepting Medicaid ...
|Jeb Bush's magical Apple Watch as a healthcare system
Yeah, there's no health insurance app there, either. Jeb Bush believes Obamacare should be repealed.
|Top Republican nixes idea of extended Obamacare subsidies if court guts law
Rep. Tom Price Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), the guy who thinks people getting subsidized health insurance through Obamacare ...
|Sen. Pat Toomey insists he's not blocking the judicial nomination he's totally blocking||Joan McCarter||05/14/2015||10||6||-||-|
|Sen. Richard Burr apparently doesn't understand how the law works
Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) has rejected the House USA Freedom Act which passed on Wednesday, ...
|Marco Rubio's war on one woman
Sexist much , Mr. Rubio? From the general "soap opera" framing to the completely issue-free attack to the idea that she was ...
|Members of Congress have no skin in the Supreme Court Obamacare game||Joan McCarter||05/14/2015||15||27||1||-|
|Pelosi: Republicans will 'rue the day' if Supreme Court guts Obamacare subsidies
AP interviewed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi—a ...
|Russ Feingold is in for 2016 Senate race
Wisconsin, you have a chance for a really big do-over, because Russ Feingold is back . Feingold made his ...
|House passes 20-week abortion ban, watered-down NSA reform
In a 242-184 vote, House Republicans passed their latest abortion ban , this one ...
|House Committee votes to cut Amtrak funding
Rescue workers survey the wreckage after ...
|Jeb Bush's bad week doesn't get any better in Nevada
It seems that ...
|What happened in this briefing to convince Bob Corker the NSA needs more data on Americans?
Senate Foreign Relations Committee ...
|The Republicans are going to need a bigger clown car
This is downright sane compared to 2016.
|House votes Wednesday on the important stuff, banning abortion
Remember the first big blow-up in the House Republican ...
|David Vitter burning all sorts of Republican bridges on his way out
Sen. David ...
|Obamacare official: Creating exchanges 'very, very complex'
Kevin Counihan, the director of HealthCare.gov, ...
|White House backs NSA reform, McConnell still resists
The White ...
|Jeb Bush staffing non-campaign through dark money 'non-profit'||Joan McCarter||05/12/2015||19||23||2||-|
|Rick Scott and fellow Florida Republicans shoot selves in foot
The Florida budget fiasco continues as Gov. Rick Scott and ...
|Why Social Security should dominate the 2016 election
Here's why Social Security needs to ...
|Democrats needle GOP over lack of Obamacare solution
As the clock ticks down toward a Supreme Court ruling ...
|Texas House passes bill to stigmatize patients getting insurance through Obamacare
Apparently Texas does not agree. The uninsured rate in ...
|Republicans prove they love the banksters more than the troops
Remember how a couple of weeks back Republicans on the ...
|Congress has 10 days to pass NSA bill while McConnell stalls
Congress has essentially 10 working days to deal with the ...
|Seven weeks and counting until Supreme Court rules on Obamacare. Where's the plan, Republicans?
We're one week closer to a Supreme Court decision on King v. Burwell and Republicans have squandered one more week without coming up with some kind of solution for the millions of people who might ...
|Nine out of 10 believe the Supreme Court won't be objective in Obamacare case
A new poll from Associated Press-GfK shows just how much self-inflicted damage the highly politicized U.S. Supreme Court has sustained. When asked whether the ...
|Florida Man re-elected governor, admits he used dead mother in campaign as a sham||Joan McCarter||05/08/2015||136||117||4||-|
|A real debate on Social Security and Medicare might happen in 2016||Joan McCarter||05/08/2015||37||46||1||-|
|Why is Ben Carson on anyone's TV?
For some reason, CNBC's John Harwood thought it would be a good idea to interview neurosurgeon turned professional wack-job presidential candidate Ben Carson, as if Carson was someone for a ...
|NSA ruling raises specter of Supreme Court challenge on privacy
The decision handed down by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday that the Patriot ...
|Mitch McConnell doubles down on preserving NSA bulk collection, despite court ruling
Sen. Tom Cotton, McConnell's new ...
|Rick Scott's strange Obamacare resistance gets even weirder
Florida Gov. Rick Scott came out ...
|Rand survey: 16.9 million have gained coverage under Obamacare
A new ...
|Appeals court rules NSA bulk collection not authorized by PATRIOT Act
A very large monkey wrench has just been thrown into ...
|Rick Scott pleads with administration to give him federal money that's not Obamacare
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is continuing his bizarre quest to get one kind of federal money because he doesn'...
|Pat Toomey is blocking his own judicial nominee
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) is one of the more endangered Republicans up for re-election in 2016, which might have something to do with the fact that he'...
|McConnell pushes for Patriot Act extension with no NSA reforms
|Republicans shift argument on Obamacare: Lots of people have coverage, but it doesn't count
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), still rejecting Obamacare reality. Republicans can, more or less, learn. Or they can at least drop one ...
|We're losing rural hospitals across the nation
Rural communities are facing a heightened healthcare crisis as hospitals are closing at an alarming rate around the country, with the highest ...
|Small Obamacare pilot program reaps 'significant' Medicare savings
The healthcare wonks putting the Affordable Care Act together back in 2009-10 had a lot of ideas about a lot of small, varied projects that could reduce healthcare spending. They tried one of them�
|Republican voters once again consumed by fear and 'values'
He might just make the cut with primary ...
|Bipartisan group of House members plot to strengthen NSA reforms
Congress has a little under a month to reauthorize expiring provisions of the ...
|John Boehner's 'heart breaks' for 9/11 families, but 9/11 first responders can go to hell
House Speaker John Boehner visited the National September ...
|John Boehner lies about Obamacare, Chuck Todd lets him
House Speaker John Boehner was Chuck Todd's star interview on Sunday's Meet the ...
|House committee passes bill to curtail mass surveillance
The House Judiciary Committee struck a blow against Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
|Christie ally pleads guilty in bridge scandal, others indicted
Gov. Chris Christie's high-school buddy and former Port ...
|Republicans plotting how to take 8 million Obamacare customers hostage
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) Republicans might ...
|Justice Department announces $20 million body camera pilot program
Attorney General Loretta Lynch capped her first, ...
|House Republicans nearly prove they love Wall Street more than the troops
Rep. Tammy Duckworth, veteran, saves the day. House Republicans were all set ...
|Republicans Tom Cotton and Marco Rubio obstruct Republican Senate on Iran vote
This is precisely what Republican leadership deserved to get when recruiting and backing unhinged zealots like the newly elected Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR). Now ...
|Republicans scramble to get out of the Obamacare mess they created for themselves
Republican lawmakers know very well that they're in an ...
|House Republicans' pull spending bill because they were afraid it would pass
Rep. Chris Van Hollen The House has started working on spending bills, and of course has started with the most important thing ever: defense. But they encountered a big hiccup right out of the box, ...
|Republican governors see Medicaid expansion as another opportunity to stigmatize working poor
Take a close look at that chart, ...
|Rand Paul wants to repeal net neutrality
Rand Paul, doing his "bro" thing. It's not really clear who besides the "hate Obama for everything" crowd Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is trying to court with his latest grandstand, which ...
|Look at all those new Obamacare insurance policies!
Nice graph, huh? That's what ...
|Chief Justice John Roberts votes to limit campaign funding for judges
Now this is intriguing. In a decision released Wednesday, Chief Justice ...
|Hey, Florida! Medicaid expansion reaps huge rewards for states
Gov. Rick Scott still playing to his base. While Florida Gov. Rick Scott continues his insane legal ...
|Rick Scott files frivolous, destructive lawsuit over Obamacare
Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) ...
|Bob Corker continues to hold mostly symbolic Republican budget hostage
Here's how useless Congress is: A conference committee of the House and Senate, dominated by the majority of Republicans, are ...
|Bipartisan Senate, House members introduce bill to end mass surveillance
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to do ...
|House GOP leadership eyeing Obamacare fix instead of repeal via reconciliation||Joan McCarter||04/28/2015||25||34||1||-|
|Justice Kennedy seems to be leaning toward justice in marriage equality case||Joan McCarter||04/28/2015||61||38||-||-|
|Bob Corker puts the brake on budget negotiations
The budget conference between House and Senate is in ...
|What to look for in the U.S. Supreme Court's marriage equality hearing today||Joan McCarter||04/28/2015||51||23||-||-|
|Chuck Grassley: No voting rights update needed because 'more minorities are already voting'
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chair of the Senate Judiciary ...
|Congratulations, Attorney General Loretta Lynch||Joan McCarter||04/27/2015||20||55||2||-|
|Obamacare customers happier with plans than other insured people
Here goes another Republican myth about Obamacare up in ...
|Republican House rabble wants Boehner to waste more time on Obamacare repeal
House Speaker John Boehner's problem children, the tea ...
|Nevada man punks right-wing conspiracy theorists with fake Harry Reid story
How stupid is the right-wing media? Stupid enough ...
|Democratic member of budget conference vows to protect the safety net
Rep. Gwen Moore House and Senate conferees are meeting to reconcile the two chambers' budgets, and one Democratic member, Rep. Gwen Moore (WI-04)
|Even fellow Republicans are over David Vitter's anti-Obamacare schtick
Vitter holding forth on trying ...
|House Republicans vote against American consumer, again
Proving once again how much disdain Republicans really ...
|Ten Republicans vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general; Ted Cruz doesn't show||Joan McCarter||04/23/2015||44||52||-||-|
|Loretta Lynch confirmed as new attorney general
The Senate just voted 56-43 to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general. That wasn't so hard after all, was it?
|New narrative from Obamacare opponents: People losing subsidies is no big deal
Perhaps concerned that the Supreme Court is thinking too ...
|Finally: Loretta Lynch to get Senate vote on nomination as attorney general
After five months of delay, a clown show of nomination ...
|White House: Two hostages accidentally killed in drone strike in January
President Barack ...
|Senate passes human trafficking bill, making way for Loretta Lynch confirmation vote
Get ready for lots of huzzahs and back-patting from the Senate, all because they did their damned job for once. They passed a bill, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, 99-0 ...
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