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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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/21/2015 7 18 - -
Trade Promotion Authority vote secured on Export-Import Bank promise
Thursday morning, the ...
Joan McCarter 05/21/2015 15 14 1 -
NSA fight in Senate bleeds into weekend
The administration has sent dire warnings about NSA having to shut down ...
Joan McCarter 05/21/2015 19 15 - -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/21/2015 44 40 - -
Senate advances Trade Promotion Authority bill
The Senate voted 62-38 Thursday morning to advance the ...
Joan McCarter 05/21/2015 81 34 2 -
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. ...
Joan McCarter 05/20/2015 19 27 1 -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/20/2015 26 36 - -
Republicans in disarray over NSA reform
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell still insists that the PATRIOT Act provision ...
Joan McCarter 05/20/2015 17 28 2 -
Utah police chief: We need to expand Medicaid to help fight crime
This is one of the best arguments for Medicaid expansion ...
Joan McCarter 05/20/2015 26 51 - -
Former CBO director: We always assumed every state would get Obamacare subsidies
Former CBO Director Doug ...
Joan McCarter 05/20/2015 37 51 1 -
Fox News says President Obama is disarming the nation's cops
How do you suppose Fox News reacted to President Obama's executive order ...
Joan McCarter 05/19/2015 101 52 - -
House, Senate Republicans fracturing over NSA reform
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Joan McCarter 05/19/2015 16 23 - -
Obamacare is great for family values
More people with young children are taking advantage ...
Joan McCarter 05/19/2015 11 22 - -
Panic starts to set in among some Republicans over Supreme Court Obamacare decision
He'll get right on that. You ...
Joan McCarter 05/19/2015 132 61 - -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/19/2015 166 155 2 -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/18/2015 24 34 - -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/18/2015 74 162 5 -
President Obama announces ban, restrictions on some militarized police equipment transfers
President Obama ...
Joan McCarter 05/18/2015 30 44 - -
Senate slides into NSA reform impasse
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's bid to to pass ...
Joan McCarter 05/15/2015 10 24 - -
Sen. Pat Toomey flip-flops, lifts block on judicial nominee
Sen. Pat Toomey Sen. Pat ...
Joan McCarter 05/15/2015 21 29 - -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/15/2015 116 103 1 -
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.
Joan McCarter 05/15/2015 123 53 - -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/15/2015 35 24 - -
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, ...
Joan McCarter 05/14/2015 10 23 - -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/14/2015 52 48 - -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/14/2015 37 45 1 -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/14/2015 98 116 1 -
House passes 20-week abortion ban, watered-down NSA reform
In a 242-184 vote, House Republicans passed their latest abortion ban , this one ...
Joan McCarter 05/13/2015 12 16 1 -
House Committee votes to cut Amtrak funding
Rescue workers survey the wreckage after ...
Joan McCarter 05/13/2015 52 39 1 -
Jeb Bush's bad week doesn't get any better in Nevada
It seems that ...
Joan McCarter 05/13/2015 57 38 - -
What happened in this briefing to convince Bob Corker the NSA needs more data on Americans?
Senate Foreign Relations Committee ...
Joan McCarter 05/13/2015 47 24 - -
The Republicans are going to need a bigger clown car
This is downright sane compared to 2016.
Joan McCarter 05/13/2015 127 55 - -
House votes Wednesday on the important stuff, banning abortion
Remember the first big blow-up in the House Republican ...
Joan McCarter 05/13/2015 18 31 1 -
David Vitter burning all sorts of Republican bridges on his way out
Sen. David ...
Joan McCarter 05/12/2015 34 49 1 -
Obamacare official: Creating exchanges 'very, very complex'
Kevin Counihan, the director of HealthCare.gov, ...
Joan McCarter 05/12/2015 13 13 - -
White House backs NSA reform, McConnell still resists
The White ...
Joan McCarter 05/12/2015 13 20 - -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/12/2015 116 76 3 -
Why Social Security should dominate the 2016 election
Here's why Social Security needs to ...
Joan McCarter 05/11/2015 25 24 - -
Democrats needle GOP over lack of Obamacare solution
As the clock ticks down toward a Supreme Court ruling ...
Joan McCarter 05/11/2015 17 28 - -
Texas House passes bill to stigmatize patients getting insurance through Obamacare
Apparently Texas does not agree. The uninsured rate in ...
Joan McCarter 05/11/2015 211 210 4 -
Republicans prove they love the banksters more than the troops
Remember how a couple of weeks back Republicans on the ...
Joan McCarter 05/11/2015 15 34 1 -
Congress has 10 days to pass NSA bill while McConnell stalls
Congress has essentially 10 working days to deal with the ...
Joan McCarter 05/11/2015 10 21 - -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/11/2015 38 31 1 -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/11/2015 45 55 1 -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/08/2015 93 47 - -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/08/2015 36 40 1 -
Mitch McConnell doubles down on preserving NSA bulk collection, despite court ruling
Sen. Tom Cotton, McConnell's new ...
Joan McCarter 05/07/2015 33 29 - -
Rick Scott's strange Obamacare resistance gets even weirder
Florida Gov. Rick Scott came out ...
Joan McCarter 05/07/2015 47 62 - -
Rand survey: 16.9 million have gained coverage under Obamacare
A new ...
Joan McCarter 05/07/2015 29 30 - -
Appeals court rules NSA bulk collection not authorized by PATRIOT Act
A very large monkey wrench has just been thrown into ...
Joan McCarter 05/07/2015 29 46 - -
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'...
Joan McCarter 05/06/2015 218 243 3 -
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'...
Joan McCarter 05/06/2015 10 19 - -
McConnell pushes for Patriot Act extension with no NSA reforms
There'...
Joan McCarter 05/06/2015 16 25 - -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/06/2015 79 114 2 -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 42 53 1 -
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�
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 11 37 2 -
Republican voters once again consumed by fear and 'values'
He might just make the cut with primary ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 36 38 - -
Bipartisan group of House members plot to strengthen NSA reforms
Congress has a little under a month to reauthorize expiring provisions of the ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 8 18 - -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 37 44 3 -
John Boehner lies about Obamacare, Chuck Todd lets him
House Speaker John Boehner was Chuck Todd's star interview on Sunday's Meet the ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015 140 73 4 -
House committee passes bill to curtail mass surveillance
The House Judiciary Committee struck a blow against Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 20 36 - -
Christie ally pleads guilty in bridge scandal, others indicted
Gov. Chris Christie's high-school buddy and former Port ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 83 63 1 -
Republicans plotting how to take 8 million Obamacare customers hostage
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) Republicans might ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 52 31 1 -
Justice Department announces $20 million body camera pilot program
Attorney General Loretta Lynch capped her first, ...
Joan McCarter 05/01/2015 66 33 - -
House Republicans nearly prove they love Wall Street more than the troops
Rep. Tammy Duckworth, veteran, saves the day. House Republicans were all set ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 23 48 2 -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 47 51 1 -
Republicans scramble to get out of the Obamacare mess they created for themselves
Republican lawmakers know very well that they're in an ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 191 90 - -
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, ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 8 22 - -
Republican governors see Medicaid expansion as another opportunity to stigmatize working poor
Take a close look at that chart, ...
Joan McCarter 04/30/2015 32 26 - -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 04/29/2015 42 37 1 -
Look at all those new Obamacare insurance policies!
Nice graph, huh? That's what ...
Joan McCarter 04/29/2015 39 33 - -
Chief Justice John Roberts votes to limit campaign funding for judges
Now this is intriguing. In a decision released Wednesday, Chief Justice ...
Joan McCarter 04/29/2015 56 37 - -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 04/29/2015 16 31 - -
Rick Scott files frivolous, destructive lawsuit over Obamacare
Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) ...
Joan McCarter 04/29/2015 21 37 1 -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 04/29/2015 22 25 - -
Bipartisan Senate, House members introduce bill to end mass surveillance
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to do ...
Joan McCarter 04/28/2015 3 20 1 -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 04/28/2015 20 16 - -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 04/27/2015 26 36 2 -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 04/27/2015 24 31 2 -
Republican House rabble wants Boehner to waste more time on Obamacare repeal
House Speaker John Boehner's problem children, the tea ...
Joan McCarter 04/27/2015 37 28 1 -
Nevada man punks right-wing conspiracy theorists with fake Harry Reid story
How stupid is the right-wing media? Stupid enough ...
Joan McCarter 04/27/2015 45 55 1 -
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)
Joan McCarter 04/25/2015 9 27 - -
Even fellow Republicans are over David Vitter's anti-Obamacare schtick
Vitter holding forth on trying ...
Joan McCarter 04/23/2015 13 27 - -
House Republicans vote against American consumer, again
Proving once again how much disdain Republicans really ...
Joan McCarter 04/23/2015 25 52 - -
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?
Joan McCarter 04/23/2015 74 63 1 -
New narrative from Obamacare opponents: People losing subsidies is no big deal
Perhaps concerned that the Supreme Court is thinking too ...
Joan McCarter 04/23/2015 32 28 - -
Finally: Loretta Lynch to get Senate vote on nomination as attorney general
After five months of delay, a clown show of nomination ...
Joan McCarter 04/23/2015 35 35 - -
White House: Two hostages accidentally killed in drone strike in January
President Barack ...
Joan McCarter 04/23/2015 103 26 - -
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 ...
Joan McCarter 04/22/2015 30 26 - -
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