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Filibuster Reform on the Front Burner

In Thursday’s Wall Street Journal, Republican Sen. John Barrasso has an irate oped intended to rally the public against Democratic proposals to end filibuster abuse. But in his tirade he neglects to mention one important fact: the Democratic proposals still allow minority filibusters.
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GOP Approval Ratings Are Circling the Tank

A recent Wall Street Journal/NBC poll reveals some bad news for the GOP. Republicans have a major "brand problem" as people do not appear to like them...at all.
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Getting to the Bottom of the MI Right-to-Work Labor Dispute

Sam Seder discusses Michigan's Right-to-Work effort and what it really means for citizens.
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Elizabeth Warren Granted Senate Banking Seat, Progressives Rejoice

More than your typical freshman senator, Warren is also a very astute politician. She used those skills very well in calling Treasury Tim Geithner on the carpet for his management of the banking crisis, while keeping lines open to President Obama, who tapped her to be interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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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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Iowa Straw Poll On the Outs With GOP Establishment

In the days since Republicans lost an election many in the party thought was theirs, chatter has been bubbling about what the GOP should do to recover.
For Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, it starts with the smallest of actions: abandoning the state's now-infamous straw poll.
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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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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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The Contributor on Current's Viewpoint Discussing GOP's Next Steps

The Contributor's Editor-In-Chief, Tina Dupuy, joins Errol Louis of NY1 on Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer to discuss where the GOP goes next.
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Republican Proudly Admits Voting For Cuts For Embassy Security Funding

For fiscal 2013, the GOP-controlled House proposed spending $1.934 billion for the State Department's Worldwide Security Protection program -- well below the $2.15 billion requested by the Obama administration. House Republicans cut the administration's request for embassy security funding by $128 million in fiscal 2011 and $331 million in fiscal 2012. (Negotiations with the Democrat-controlled Senate restored about $88 million of the administration's request.)
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