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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked by CNN's Candy Crowley about whether or not their attempt to blame President Obama for rising gas prices was going to be successful, given recent polling showing that Americans primarily blamed the Read more...
After walking out of the debt ceiling negotiations this week, which Chris Wallace conveniently forgot to ask Sen. Jon Kyl about, Kyl defended the Republicans refusal to raise taxes during this interview on Fox News Sunday. Republicans continue to Read more...
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) explained Sunday that Republicans had walked away from negotiations on raising the debt ceiling because Democrats had suggested closing special interest tax loopholes for big corporations. "Leader Cantor Read more...
Another Sunday, another week where Republicans are allowed to come on the air unchallenged and lie about the reasons for their hostage taking on raising the debt ceiling. Paul Ryan tells CNN's Candy Crowley that the reason we're running into this Read more...
John Boehner loves Big Oil Jed Lewison: A little over two weeks ago, John Boehner dropped a bit of a bombshell, telling ABC News he was open to ending tax subsidies for big oil. Within 24 hours, his office was already backing off his comments, Read more...

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So what are we supposed to believe -- what Paul Ryan says at a town hall meeting, or what Ryan says with the way he votes? I'd say the latter is a safe bet. From Think Progress -- Paul Ryan Endorses Ending Oil Subsidies, Even Though He Voted Read more...
President Obama threaded a tight needle of bipartisanship in his SOTU address last night, but he slipped in a few chewable moments for progressives too. One of them was almost a throwaway. I nearly missed it and had to go back to the text to make Read more...