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McMorris Rodgers’ Obamacare Story is a Lie

During her State of the Union rebuttal Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) shared the story of a local Spokane woman who’s monthly health insurance premium went up by $700, allegedly because of Obamacare. That story didn’t quite pass the smell … Continue reading
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A Scale of Rubio to 10

Human-animal hybrids. No matter what kind of Republican you are, there was a speech for you. Like your own personal sleep-number, but for rage. It’s easy to forget just how embarrassing George Bush was if you go an extended period … Continue reading
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You Stay Classy, Congressman

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) physically assaulted a reporter during post-State of the Union news coverage.

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State of the Union 2014: Populist Obama Grabs the Reins

Back in late 2008 when President Obama was transitioning into the White House, I wondered out loud how long it would be before Republicans began to hector him about abusing executive power. It’d be especially ironic given how they didn’t … Continue reading
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We Got Your Back

Artist – Rob Rogers Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) is very concerned about the government takeover of government contracting. Or something. Did you know the president signs executive orders “on his own?” The audacity! There will be 5 separate Republican responses … Continue reading
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Polar Vortex Myth

Artist — Bill Day In related news, Sen. Ted Cruz today once again blamed the government shutdown on President Obama and the Democrats because they refused to defund “Obamacare” and hand over the nuclear launch codes. And Sen. Minority Leader Mitch … Continue reading
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State of the Rubio Address

Wherein Stephen Colbert clowns “board-certified minority” Marco Rubio. Don’t worry Senator Rubio, nobody noticed that you gave a speech. Continue reading
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Did We Watch the Same Speech?

During an interview with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham today, Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered glowing praise for Senator Marco Rubio’s State of the Union response. On the other hand, when Laura asked for his reaction to Rubio’s speech, … Continue reading
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President Obama’s Ambitious State of the Union

He didn’t call for a ban on human-animal hybrids, but the president’s State of the Union address last night was astonishing for its ambitious inclusion of a lot of new and recently announced agenda items. Here are some of my … Continue reading
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Rubio Was Very Thirsty

This is probably one of the most awkward water breaks in the history of televised political addresses.

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State of the Union: Full Video and Transcript

The transcript: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens: Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he said, … Continue reading
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Marco Rubio: The Republican Outreach Trojan Horse

My Wednesday column covers Marco Rubio’s Republican response: Four years ago, Bobby Jindal delivered the Republican response to President Obama’s first State of the Union address. The weirdness of Jindal’s address (we must stop magnetic levitation trains and volcano monitoring!) … Continue reading
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New Cheers

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, the U.S. Treasury ran a small budget surplus during the month of January. WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The U.S. government ran a budget surplus of $3 billion in January, the Treasury Department reported on … Continue reading
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34,000 U.S. Troops to Withdraw This Year

Last month President Obama indicated that U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan would soon accelerate and, according to USA Today, he will confirm as much tonight during his State of the Union Address. President Obama plans to announce Tuesday that 34,000 more … Continue reading
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Ted Nugent’s State of the Union

My Tuesday column begins like so: Every time we travel by airplane, we have to endure a humiliating sequence of security measures. You know the routine. We’ve ostensibly done nothing wrong, and yet we have to take our shoes off, … Continue reading
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A National Embarrassment

Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) has invited the racist, unhinged, pants-shitting draft dodger Ted Nugent to attend the State of the Union Address. “I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House Chamber to hear … Continue reading
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Republican Outreach

The Republican party was planning to translate their State of the Union reactions and rebuttals into Spanish. Because delivering your conservative manifesto in Spanish makes it more appealing to people who speak Spanish. Or something. But their plan to do … Continue reading
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Tea Party Republicans Will Take Two Rebuttals To Say The Same Thing

Not to be shown up by President Obama and his State Of The Union address this Tuesday, Republicans are seizing upon the opportunity to introduce America to two of the party’s wonderfully multifaceted angles of the same exact platform. Senators … Continue reading
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Singing Again

Artist – Dave Granlund In other news, the Indiana House passed “Right-to-Work” legislation today by a margin of 54 – 44.

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By Order of the President

If you listen to Fox News and the GOP candidates you may believe President Obama is one of the weakest presidents ever on matters of national security. They paint a picture of him as some pacifist appeaser who is eroding … Continue reading

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