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Top Democrat Repeats Social Security Lies

Top Democrat Repeats Social Security Lies
Numerous times over the past few years, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has been President Obama's guy in the Senate — especially on progressive issues. However, over the weekend on Fox News Sunday, Durbin said "Social Security will be broke in 20 years," which sounds awfully GOP-ish.
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Everything We Know About What’s Happened Under Sequestration

Everything We Know About What’s Happened Under Sequestration
When the annual White House Easter Egg Hunt faced cancellation this year due to the package of mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration, the National Park Service kicked into high gear. It rescued the event — held since 1878.
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Five Guys Owner Latest to Not Provide Healthcare to Workers and Blame Obamacare

Five Guys Owner Latest to Not Provide Healthcare to Workers and Blame Obamacare
Mike Ruffer, who owns and operates eight Five Guys in the Durham, North Carolina area, told the Examiner that any additional costs to his business thanks to the healthcare mandate would be passed on to customers who enjoy his greasy hamburgers and french fries.
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White House: ‘Congress Needs to Pay the Bills That Congress Racked Up’

White House: ‘Congress Needs to Pay the Bills That Congress Racked Up’
"There is no plan B. There is no backup plan," White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday. "There is no alternative to Congress raising the debt ceiling."
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The Contributor on Current: Hagel's Nom

Tina Dupuy, syndicated columnist and editor-in-chief of TheContributor.com, appeared on Current's Viewpoint with guest host John Fugelsang to discuss the fiscal cliff/debt ceiling debate, right wing attacks on Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and former Sen. Chuck Hagel's nomination for Secretary of Defense. Joining them were radio host Sam Seder and comedian Lee Camp.
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Frank Seeks a Return to Politics in Kerry's Seat

Frank Seeks a Return to Politics in Kerry's Seat
Newly retired Rep. Barney Frank revealed on Friday that he would like to serve as a temporary successor to Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, the secretary of state nominee. Under state law, the Democratic governor will be required to fill the seat with an interim appointment if the Senate confirms Kerry as secretary of state. The special election would then be scheduled between 145 days and 160 days — about five months — after Kerry's departure.
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Boehner To Reid: 'Go F– Yourself'

He already needs an endless supply of tissues to keep his every-flowing tear ducts dry. Now it appears House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) might also need a bar of soap to clean his filthy mouth.
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GOP Lawmaker on Fiscal Cliff: 'We Got Whooped'

Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) appeared Wednesday on CBS This Morning and said the GOP "got whooped" in the "fiscal cliff" bill that passed both houses of Congress on Tuesday.
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Progressive News Round-up For Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013

The lessons of the fiscal cliff - Erza Klein of the Washington Post thinks the lesson to take away from the fiscal cliff debacle is the White House will fear default and cave in on their tough talk about not negotiating with Republicans over the debt ceiling.
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Obama Praises Fiscal Cliff Bill, Warns of Looming Debt Ceiling Fight

President Obama says the passage of the "fiscal cliff" deal fulfills his promise to raise taxes on the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans and maintain tax cuts for the middle class.
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