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After years of austerity by state and local governments, the GDP numbers for the first quarter of 2013 show Uncle Sam, too, is holding back U.S. economic growth. Read more...
Despite the Obama administration's up-front concessions on Social Security and Medicare, GOP leaders including John Boehner continue to insist "the President got his tax hikes in January" and "the discussion about revenue is over." But as a quick glance at U.S. budgets past and future shows, the discussion over tax revenue should be far from over. Here are 10 reasons why. Read more...
If anyone needed a reminder of why Mark Halperin was #1 on Salon's Hack List 2011, here you go: Time's Halperin Covers For Romney's Attack On Public-Sector Hiring: Time magazine's Mark Halperin dismissed the very real policy differences between Read more...
"Politics," Republican Senator Arthur Vandenberg declared during Harry Truman's presidency decades ago, "stops at the water's edge." Not, it turns out, for Mitt Romney. Three years ago, Romney blasted Obama's "apology tour" even as the Read more...

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One of our objectives at The Winning Words Project is to help our elected officials, including (and especially!) the president, articulate the Progressive story so that it: Resonates with a wide audience, including Independents and those Read more...
In the wake of the debt-ceiling crisis he helped manufacture last summer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell boasted it was "a hostage that's worth ransoming" which "also is a new template" for the future. As it turns out, those threats were Read more...
After this week's election results in France and Greece, press, pundits and politicians on both sides of the Atlantic are questioning the future of draconian austerity policies in Europe. As well they should. Euro-region unemployment has Read more...
occupylsx on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free Up to 400,000 public sector employees, including police officers, lecturers and border control staff, are staging a day of protest against the government austerity program, with thousands of Read more...
Rachel Maddow went after Mitt Romney for his photo op with Rudy Giuliani the other day where he gladly used New York firefighters for props. As Maddow pointed out in the segment above and Laura Clawson over at Daily KOS wrote about earlier this Read more...