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Republicans Appear to Start Cracking on Higher Taxes

Republicans Appear to Start Cracking on Higher Taxes
The Republicans appear to be cracking on their stance regarding higher taxes.
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Run Like a Democrat, Govern Like a Republican: Why We Fall for the Obamas and Cuomos

During the Members half of the show, a caller rang in to talk about Sam's dislike for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Why do we continue to fall for politicians like Obama and Cuomo who run like populists and progressives but, when they get into office, they govern like Republicans and corporatists?
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Social Security Safe from Fiscal Cliff, Medicare Not So Much

Dick Durbin says he wants social security off the fiscal cliff table and would like to see a new Social Security Commission. However, when it comes to Medicare and Medicaid...
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GOP Tea Partiers and Agenda 21 Conspiracy Theorists

After New Hampshire voters handed Republicans an electoral shellacking, former GOP chair Fergus Cullen blamed the defeat on his party's "Tea Partiers" and "Agenda 21 conspiracy theorists." As if to prove his point, yesterday the New Hampshire Tea Party Coalition identified the greatest threat to American survival: the United Nations.
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Who Is Election Energy, and Why It Matters

Last week, we discussed Verified Twitter Accounts - specifically, that Minnesota Supreme Court Justice G. Barry Anderson had one. On Monday, we looked at Chief Justice Lorie Gildea's expenses on her Campaign Finance Reports ("CFB") for her campaign website - well, specifically, the lack thereof.
Today, we're going to look at website expenses for the campaign of Supreme Court Justice G. Barry Anderson - and several other prominent Republicans. We'll start with one such prominent Republican, the soon-to-be former GOP Senate Caucus Leader Dave Senjem.
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Virginia News Headlines: Wednesday Morning

Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, November 28:
*Obama launches full-fledged PR effort on 'cliff'
*Bill Bolling to drop out of Va. governor race ("Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling plans to drop out of the 2013 race for Virginia governor, according to multiple media reports, likely clearing the way for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II to secure the Republican nomination")
*Bolling to exit Va. gov race (What I don't understand is why he ever thought he could beat Cuccinelli at a convention, where the most ultra-conservative people tend to vote?)
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Donald Trump's Kids Stage Birther Intervention

"Dad, stop it! You're embarrassing us!" One can only assume the conversation started something like that, as reports come in that Donald Trump's kids, Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka had an "intervention" with their dad over his anti-Obama Twitter rants.
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9 More Iraq, Afghan War Veterans Joining Congress

As Tammy Duckworth sees it, her path to Congress began when she awoke in the fall of 2004 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She was missing both of her legs and faced the prospect of losing her right arm.
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Obama Surprises Store Clerk In Asia

President Obama greets a man selling items in a market store during his 2012 Asia trip.
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Rick Perry Named Worst Candidate of 2012

Washington Post's widely-read political blog, The Fix, has given Rick Perry the undesirable Fixy Award for Worst Candidate of 2012.
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