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Stand Up, Shutdown: Congressional Republicans Violate Oath of Office

Stand Up, Shutdown: Congressional Republicans Violate Oath of Office
Before taking office, each member of Congress swears a simple, straightforward oath. It leaves little room for misinterpretation. They vow to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and to “faithfully discharge the duties of the office.” They’re not just failing to perform their jobs, they’re doing the opposite of what they swore to do.
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Leo W. Gerard
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Washington Agog as Petraeus Caught with Pants Down

Post-election, pre-fiscal-cliff-crisis Washington has been abuzz over General David Petraeus’s abrupt departure as Director of the CIA and the subsequent stream of shocking details. It didn’t take long for congressional Republicans to cue the conspiracy theories with an all-too-familiar refrain aimed at the Obama administration and Attorney General Eric Holder.
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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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