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$3.3M and Two Years Later: Still No Benghazi Scandal

$3.3M and Two Years Later: Still No Benghazi Scandal
The House Select Committee on Intelligence, following almost a two-year intense investigation, unanimously determined there is no basis for what has become known as the Benghazi Scandal. Although there was confusion, and the Obama administration didn’t have all the facts when it began to inform the American people about the events and the causes, there was no evidence of anything even remotely linked to a scandal.
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Like Kryptonite to Conservatives: Medicare Doing Better Than We Thought!

Like Kryptonite to Conservatives: Medicare Doing Better Than We Thought!
Medicare and Social Security are in even better fiscal shape than we previously realized. Let's take a look at this Conservative kyrptonite: the massive success of Social Security and Medicare. (Added bonus: Affordable Care Act seems to be helping stabilize both!)
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Bill, Baby, Bill: Gas and Oil Production Nears All-Time High, but Gas Prices Do Too

Bill, Baby, Bill: Gas and Oil Production Nears All-Time High, but Gas Prices Do Too
Back in the summer of 2008, incurable Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich pushed the slogan "drill here, drill now, pay less," claiming that making the U.S. more oil-independent would be a solution to high gas prices. Democrats, worried voters would reject the reality there's nothing we can do to lower market-set gas prices and absolutely terrified of saying no to Big Oil, embraced the slogan. Later, President Barack Obama implemented it as our national policy. Six years later, how's drill-baby-drill working out for you?
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Medicaid Working Wonders in VA's Anti-Healthcare GOP Districts

Medicaid Working Wonders in VA's Anti-Healthcare GOP Districts
Republicans in Virginia are benefiting from the very expansion of Medicaid they oppose. A new map circulating shows the real story: Working Medicaid would hurt the GOP in upcoming elections.
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GOP Group in OR to Raffle Off AR-15 Rifle for MLK Day

GOP Group in OR to Raffle Off AR-15 Rifle for MLK Day
The Multnomah County Republican Party is pumped that Martin Luther King Day and Abraham Lincoln's birthday are both on the way. To kick off the celebrations they are raffling off an AR-15 assault rifle.
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Though Majority Supports It, CO Republicans Balk at Extension of Unemployment Benefits

Though Majority Supports It, CO Republicans Balk at Extension of Unemployment Benefits
House Republicans like Colorado's Mike Coffman seem to be blissfully unaware of the overwhelming support nationally for extending unemployment benefits. While they toy with yet another futile attempt to repeal the ACA, millions of Americans are suffering the consequences.
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Dems, GOP Seek to Define Issues Ahead of 2014 Elections

Dems, GOP Seek to Define Issues Ahead of 2014 Elections
Ten months to next year's midterm elections, Democrats are determined to make Congress' slim production of fewer than 60 laws and plenty of incompletes — on immigration, gun control, tax reform and basic spending bills — a defining issue, heaping much of the blame on the GOP-led House for obstructing President Barack Obama's second-term agenda.
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Donna Cassata
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GOP Rep Who Co-Sponsored Minimum Drug Sentencing Amendment Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Possession

GOP Rep Who Co-Sponsored Minimum Drug Sentencing Amendment Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Possession
Florida Republican Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and was sentenced to a year on probation. "I've hit a bottom where I realize I need help," Radel told a judge in acknowledging that he purchased 3.5 grams of cocaine from an undercover police officer.
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Jessica Gresko
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CO Senate Candidate Climbs That Birther Mountain

CO Senate Candidate Climbs That Birther Mountain
Owen Hill, a conservative Republican state senator from Colorado vying to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Udall next fall, went birther at a political breakfast last week.
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Texas State Senators Call for Preservation of the DREAM Act

Texas State Senators Call for Preservation of the DREAM Act
Amid recent attempts to repeal the DREAM Act in Texas, eleven state senators are calling for the preservation of the legislation that offers in-state tuition to students who have lived in Texas for over three years regardless of immigration status. The law has been a popular target for repeal among Republicans.
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