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Rep. Barton On Debt Limit: Bills Only Need To Be 'Paid Partially' Like 'My Household Budget'
Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) on Monday said that he would fight against raising the nation's debt ceiling and had a simple plan to avoid default, which involved not paying "every bill the day it comes in." Read more...
Rep. Amash Claims Pre-Existing Conditions Were Covered Before Obamacare
Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) on Sunday insisted that President Barack Obama's health care reform law could be repealed because "some" insurance policies already covered pre-existing conditions. Read more...
Media Matters has done an impressive job, doing that which the corporate media refuses to do: Putting the western wildfires squarely in the context of global warming. More importantly, they've documented the fact that the media is indeed mostly Read more...
You'd think the wingers would figure out that James O'Keefe makes them look like fools every time he posts another one of his "videos." You'd think they might consider not pimping those videos like they're real when they're so easy to debunk. Read more...
President Obama appeared in Florida Tuesday to make the case for the “Buffett Rule,” a policy he introduced in this year’s State of the Union address. The rule would institute a minimum federal income tax of 30 percent for Americans who make more than $1 million a year. Read more...

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Monday night, Karl Rove and Sean Hannity had a lot of fun "worrying" over how rising gas prices might affect President Obama's re-election. Rove is certain that no President can be re-elected if gas prices are rising. I thought that was Read more...
Keith Olbermann talked to Think Progress' Faiz Shakir who helped author a new report from the Center for American Progress -- REPORT: $42 Million From Seven Foundations Helped Fuel The Rise Of Islamophobia In America: Following a six-month long Read more...
Cameras Taken During Rep. Chabot (R-OH) Town Hall Read more...
It appears it's not only Pat Buchanan and the right-wing noise machine over at Fox who are delusional enough to pretend that if we just asked the rich more nicely, they might volunteer to pay higher taxes. It was nice to see another one of Read more...
From Think Progress -- How The Bush Tax Cuts Blew Up The Deficit And Debt: Today marks the 10th anniversary of the first of President George W. Bush’s two tax cuts, which have played a disproportionate role in blowing up the deficit and Read more...