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Lindsay Graham: 'GOP is in a Death Spiral!' Wonder Where He Got That From?

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham was on Meet the Press this past week to discuss the future of the GOP. While being completely wrong about why Mitt Romney and his party suffered such big losses, he did manage to take his one correct statement from a certain somebody.
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Marco Rubio on the Earth's Age: 'I'm Not a Scientist, Man!'

In an interview with GQ, Republican Marco Rubio was asked how old he thought the Earth was. His answer? "I'm not a scientist, man..."
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Obama in Burma (Myanmar)- Full Speech

Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. President to visit Burma. This is audio only of his speech.
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Interview With Jeff Hayden, New Deputy Senate Majority Leader

Sen. Jeff Hayden (DFL-Mpls), my Senator, was appointed as Deputy Majority Leader last Wednesday. Hayden is out in Washington, DC for some meetings and we talked over the phone about his appointment.
"I'm the first African-American to serve in Senate leadership," he said. "I'm humbled by this appointment and I feel blessed."
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Chris Christie's Crossroads Conundrum

The candidate that he so vociferously supported for President was overwhelmingly defeated. Christie, who has angered the Democrats and a few moderate Republicans with his words and deeds, has been the target of similar vitriol from the mainstream GOP for embracing President Obama and big government in the hurricane relief effort.
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Joe Lieberman’s Parting Shot

Other than voting for Obamacare, Joe Lieberman has done little good for the nation or the Senate since his petulant run as an Independent six years ago after Connecticut Democrats booted him out of the party.
Now that he is heading out the Senate door – finally – Lieberman is firing a parting “F— You!” shot at the country.
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New Mandate, New ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Math

President Obama was reportedly planning to reach out to House Majority Leader John Boehner today to begin negotiating a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” a series of spending cuts and tax hikes scheduled take effect unless Congress rescinds the law that created it.
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Reprise: Elizabeth Warren on the Social Contract

It's been months and months since Elizabeth Warren made her now-famous remarks on the rich, the social contract, and the role of government. Still, her brief remarks remain the absolute best articulation I've seen of the liberal perspective on the role of government in our economy.
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Has Sandy Changed Christie's Future?

Based on the initial post-Sandy reaction to the Christie-Obama bromance imagery, I do not see how Chris Christie has a chance to win the Republican Presidential nomination in 2016 (assuming that President Obama wins tomorrow - otherwise, this whole topic becomes moot).  His nonpartisan approach to governance during this crisis will be an even bigger albatross around his neck than Romneycare was for Romney and Christie will not have the luxury of taking on several sgtbatguanocrazy teabagging wingnut opponents, dividing what represented between 60-70% of the Republican primary election vote...
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Mitt Romney: Angry Under Pressure

He’s not known for personality. But when challenged, Mitt Romney reveals his personality disorder — a mean, sometimes visibly repressed temper. Why does he get so angry? Is it just because he’s an entitled rich kid who could use some anger management? Or is there something seriously wrong with him that should be watched with concern?...
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