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VP Biden Expresses Disappointment, Anger Regarding Lack of US Infrastructure Funding

VP Biden Expresses Disappointment, Anger Regarding Lack of US Infrastructure Funding
Speaking at the “America Answers: Improving How We Get From Here To There” event hosted by the Washington Post, Vice President Joe Biden used a downright angry tone as he scorned the U.S. for scrimping on infrastructure spending. This comes in the shadow of a report suggesting that America must increase infrastructure spending by $3.6 trillion before 2020 to be up to par.
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Right Wing's 'Passionate Intensity' Overpowering Liberal's Focus on Facts

Right Wing's 'Passionate Intensity' Overpowering Liberal's Focus on Facts
The academic left's battle against the religious right can best be summed up from a line from Yeats: "the best lack all conviction, while the worst / Are filled with a passionate intensity."
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Michele Bachmann Leaves Congress, But Her Ideology Is Here To Stay

Michele Bachmann Leaves Congress, But Her Ideology Is Here To Stay
At the Heritage Foundation this morning, Rep. Michele Bachmann gave what may have been her last major speech as a member of Congress.
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Can Elizabeth Warren Let Hillary Clinton Run for President If She's This Unhappy with Obama's Wall St Policies?

Can Elizabeth Warren Let Hillary Clinton Run for President If She's This Unhappy with Obama's Wall St Policies?
When it comes to the core mechanics of the American economy and the inequality created by the financial markets, Senator Elizabeth Warren might be the average citizen's most powerful voice. In an interview with Salon, the Massachusetts Senator held no punches when giving her report on the President's approach to saving the economy.
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"A Nation of Such Panic": From Ebola to ISIS, Right's Pundits Fomenting Reckless Fear

"A Nation of Such Panic": From Ebola to ISIS, Right's Pundits Fomenting Reckless Fear
"When did we become a nation of such panic?" With cries of ISIS and Ebola at our doorstep, the politics of fear has taken an insane rightward turn.
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Will a Silly Feud Cost Democrats the Senate?

Will a Silly Feud Cost Democrats the Senate?
Those that control the Senate control nominees for Supreme Court justices, lower court judges and regulatory committee chiefs. It's a big deal who runs the show after the November midterm elections. Are the Democrats really willing to risk that because Harry Reid and Tom Daschle don't really get along?
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Dinesh D'Souza: Government Is 'Shutting Me Up' With Charges I Plead Guilty To

Dinesh D'Souza: Government Is 'Shutting Me Up' With Charges I Plead Guilty To
Dinesh D’Souza was sentenced to eight months in a “community confinement center,” along with a fine, community service and required psychological therapy, for making illegal campaign contributions to a Republican Senate candidate.
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The Collusion Won't Be Televised: McConnell Stays Quiet on Koch Brothers, Birchers

The Collusion Won't Be Televised: McConnell Stays Quiet on Koch Brothers, Birchers
“Do you repudiate Richard Fink’s remarks at the Koch retreat this summer?” a reporter asked Mitch McConnell the other day. His chattiness was caught on tape at the now famous Father’s Day fund-raising conclave hosted by Charles and David Koch. But when the scribe aimed a mike at McConnell, mum was the word from the senate majority leader-wannabe. Off the record, McConnell has heaped high praise on the Koch siblings.
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Likely 2016 GOP Presidential Candidate: To Know Obama, Read 'Mein Kampf'

Likely 2016 GOP Presidential Candidate: To Know Obama, Read 'Mein Kampf'
In an interview with Newsmax host J.D. Hayworth, Ben Carson said that if people want to know the truth about President Obama, they should simply “read ‘Mein Kampf’ and read the works of Vladimir Lenin.” “Mein Kampf,” of course, was written by Adolf Hitler and is filled with anti-Communist diatribes.
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Failed GOP Candidate to Obama: Step Down or Face an 'Armed Rebellion'

Failed GOP Candidate to Obama: Step Down or Face an 'Armed Rebellion'
The word “treason” gets thrown around a lot these days, but in this case the shoe absolutely fits. Tom Tancredo, a former Colorado Congressman and recent Gubernatorial primary loser, has become increasingly vocal about the idea that if Obama isn’t impeached, or better yet, steps down willingly, there will be an armed rebellion in the United States which forces him to do so.
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