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Before and After

Artist – Nick Anderson In other news, The Heritage Foundation is urging congressional Republicans to shut the government down to prevent the president from taking action on immigration, because anything else would be a “blank check.” Meanwhile, Shell Oil’s preemptive … Continue reading

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Report: Executive Action Will Protect 5 Million Immigrants

An official announcement isn’t expected until next week at the earliest, but the New York Times has reported some of the details of the president’s impending action. Mr. Obama intends to order changes that will significantly refocus the activities of … Continue reading

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John Boehner Goes Fishing

Everyone in the room laughs under their breath when John Boehner claims he’s promoting robust job creation and opportunities for all Americans, but that’s not what this statement issued by the Speaker of the House today is all about. “For … Continue reading
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The Senate Will Pass VAWA Again. Will The House?

JUST TOPPED ‘magic number’ of 60 bipartisan cosponsors of my #VAWA legisl.; We’re moving briskly toward Senate vote on the Leahy-Crapo Bill — Sen. Patrick Leahy (@SenatorLeahy) January 31, 2013 The Senate is poised to pass the Violence Against Woman … Continue reading

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Stomping Ron’s Johnson

Colbert on the Benghazi shit show and the “Hillary was faking it” meme. Don’t get me wrong, these guys know something about faking emotions. They do it every day. And I respect them for it. But in this case I’m … Continue reading

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We Call Him Rand

Artist – John Cole In other news, Senator Dianne Feinstein formally introduced a bill today that would ban the sale of over 150 models of assault weapons and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The ban would reportedly be … Continue reading

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Moment of Derp

It’s been a while since we had one of these, but I believe this qualifies unquestioningly. There’s plenty of revenue to service debt. The President is raising specter of a default to scare people: therightscoop.com/ted-cruz-says-… — Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) … Continue reading

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Serious Business

Artist – Dave Granlund Charles Pierce reminds us why Paul Ryan isn’t a serious person. From 2008: This summer’s extreme weather and widespread flooding has wrought considerable damage throughout the Midwest and the nation,” said Ryan. “I have been inspired … Continue reading

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Priorities: 67 No Votes for Sandy Relief. 1 No Vote for DOMA.

67 Republicans voted against relief for Hurricane Sandy victims today, but only 1 single Republican voted against additional funding for the hopeless legal defense of DOMA. via ThinkProgress On a 228-196 vote, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives adopted a … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day

Senator Elizabeth Warren, flanked by Jon Tester, Max Baucus, and John Kerry, is sworn in on the first day of the 113th congress. (photo via @SenateDems)

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We’re Off to a Good Start

At noon today, I introduced the first bill of the 113th Congress to repeal Obamacare in its entirety. — Michele Bachmann (@MicheleBachmann) January 3, 2013 The 112th congress voted to repeal Obamacare 33 times. Will the 113th congress surpass that … Continue reading

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Don’t Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out

This guy And this guy And this guy This woman And this guy And then there’s Joe Lieberman who is among the parties most responsible for watering down healthcare reform. We’ll never forget. The 112 congress, perhaps the worst congress … Continue reading

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Reminder: The GOP Doesn’t Care About Women

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is set to expire now that the House of Representatives has failed to renew it before adjourning. And because they have failed to do so, the Senate will have to pass another version of … Continue reading

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We Survived

We survived the Mayan apocalypse. Also Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, Newt Gingrich, and Honey Boo Boo. Artist – Pat Bagley As predicted, the House failed to pass a relief funding bill for Hurricane Sandy victims last night. The … Continue reading

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Another Nothingburger

A Senate Homeland Security report has concluded that the CIA, FBI, and the Department of Defense share the blame for confusing reports on what caused the attack on the American embassy in Libya. WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report says … Continue reading

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Happy New Year From House Republicans

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Democrats may have reached a deal this afternoon to avoid sequestration (the “fiscal cliff”) but the House of Boehner has no plans to vote on it tonight. WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will … Continue reading

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An Historic Session of Congress

Artist – Bill Day In other news, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals cited Citizens United while ruling in favor of a company that claimed the Obamacare contraception mandate violates their religious freedom. This is in direct contradiction to an … Continue reading

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Get Serious

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, Representative Ed Markey announced today that he will run for the John Kerry’s senate seat. I’ve posted this here before but I’m posting it again because it’s one of my favorite videos of … Continue reading

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Both Sides Coffee

Starbucks has a message for Washington — both sides need to “come together” to reach a deal to avoid sequestration. The world’s biggest coffee chain is asking employees at cafes in the Washington, D.C. area to scribble the words “Come … Continue reading

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Four Days to Debt Ceiling

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner dropped a bomb on congress yesterday evening, but there is a silver lining. The United States will hit its borrowing limit on December 31st, according to a just-released letter from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. As a … Continue reading

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