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A Perfect Circle: Republicans Obstruct, Then Blame Dems for Obstruction

A Perfect Circle: Republicans Obstruct, Then Blame Dems for Obstruction
From the current VA scandal to Obamacare's implementation to immigration, to just about every major legislative initiative, Republicans have made obstructing into an art form. And the beauty of it all is that they're blaming the Democrats. AND the media is falling for it, hook and sinker.
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Obama in Speech: Media Shouldn't Give Equal Weight to Crazy (And Very Wrong) Positions on the Right

Obama in Speech: Media Shouldn't Give Equal Weight to Crazy (And Very Wrong) Positions on the Right
President Barack Obama lambasted the media's penchant for false equivalency in a speech in Chicago Thursday night. We have a group (Republicans) who deny science, who continue to race bait, who's intractable political obstinance has caused the government to grind to a screaming halt. These positions are empirically wrong, plain and simple.
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Can You Hear Me Now? AT&T Meets Often With FCC Officials

Can You Hear Me Now? AT&T Meets Often With FCC Officials
AT&T and its intended, DirecTV, gain D.C. clout via their contributions, fundraising, and lobbying expenditures. Another way their power is revealed is in just how much they make themselves known before the Federal Communications Commission.
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Why Bernie Sanders Needs to Run for President

Why Bernie Sanders Needs to Run for President
The feisty Senator from Vermont is giving dinner speeches in Iowa, telling journalists he’s “prepared” to campaign, and is deciding whether he wants to compete for the Democratic nomination or take the “radical” step of heading an independent ticket.
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The Oligarchy's Patriarch: Koch Brothers Biography Paints Brutal Picture of Daddy Koch

The Oligarchy's Patriarch: Koch Brothers Biography Paints Brutal Picture of Daddy Koch
Until recently, the Koch family empire ruled from the shadows afforded by unimaginable wealth. As more and more Americans open their eyes to the powers behind the modern conservative movement — and a whole lot of climate change denial — the information about this secretive family is beginning to spill out into the open. With a biography on the Koch family hitting bookstores on Tuesday, that story may finally be available for all to read.
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Obama's Conservative Circuit Court Nominee Has Harry Reid Up in Arms

Obama's Conservative Circuit Court Nominee Has Harry Reid Up in Arms
Harry Reid has come out against Obama's terrible nomination of Michael Boggs, who's past votes in Georgia's Court of Appeals allowed the Confederate flag to remain on the state's flag, restricted abortion rights and denied gay couples the right to marry.
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Drone Lobbyists Buzzing over DC

Drone Lobbyists Buzzing over DC
With the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) preparing the legal framework under which unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) will be regulated in the United States, business interests from all sectors are amassing armies of legal analysts and lobbyists in hopes that their bottom lines are part of the ultimate equation.
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Why Is Obama Nominating This Anti-Gay Bigot Judge to Federal Court?

Why Is Obama Nominating This Anti-Gay Bigot Judge to Federal Court?
Barack Obama has nominated Michael Boggs — a far right, anti-marriage-equality extremist judge — to the federal bench. Here is a clip of what Judge Boggs thinks of "activist judges" and equality. So why is the President pushing for this man's promotion?
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GOP Transport Bill Guts Innovation and Alternatives While Subsidizing Same Ol Same Ol

GOP Transport Bill Guts Innovation and Alternatives While Subsidizing Same Ol Same Ol
The White House transport proposal, which put forward a $302 billion four-year surface transportation authorization, ups the current level of spending by $20 billion per year. With respect to rail funding, it proposed reorganizing intercity passenger rail funding into Current Rail Service and Rail Service Improvement programs, merging the Amtrak funding which was authorized in FY 2013 and 2014 with the Higher Speed / High Performance rail program which was zeroed out in the funding that passed Congress.
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Castrated Pig in Lipstick: Iowa Senate Candidate Tries to Out-Palin Sarah Palin

Castrated Pig in Lipstick: Iowa Senate Candidate Tries to Out-Palin Sarah Palin
Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst — whom you may remember as the woman with the campaign ad lauding how she castrates pigs — has a new guns, leather and Obamacare ad. Is she trying to be the next Sarah Palin or what?
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