Deficits Don’t Matter

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The federal deficit declined massively over the last few years, so where’s the cheering?

John Boehner Isn’t Going Anywhere

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Despite all the talk about ousting the current Republican Speaker of the House, his position is pretty secure.

Michele Bachmann Thinks The Gay Community Is A Bunch of “Bullies”

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In Michele Bachmann’s America, the LGBTQ community is a mafia.

How To Undermine Your Party’s Most Convincing Argument In Two Easy Steps

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Congressman Alan Grayson and how to blow a hole through the party line.

John Dingell, Retiring From Congress, Fought For Environmental Causes Since Before Carbon Was Measured

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U.S. Rep. John Dingell, a Dearborn, Michigan Democrat and the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, announced today that he is retiring after 59 years. His environmental record speaks for itself.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK – Kevin Spacey Tears Washington To Shreds

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House of Cards star riffs on Congress.

28 Black People You Probably Don’t Know About (But You Should)— Keith Ellison

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America’s first Muslim congressman is a man you should know about.

So Long, Debt Ceiling Wars

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With Congressional Republicans throwing in the towel over raising the debt ceiling, now would be a good time to end this silly and potentially destructive ritual.

A Lifeline Just Ran Out For 1.3 Million Unemployed People in the US

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Unemployment benefits expired on Saturday for those who have been out of work for six months or more.

The End Of Obamacare Repeal

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Very quietly, Republican politicians are giving up on their dream of repealing the President’s health care law.

Are Fees The New Taxes?

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Republicans are going back on their anti-tax orthodoxy by embracing new revenues labeled fees.

Congressional Deal Clears the Way for Long-Blocked Gitmo Transfers

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A deal between the House and Senate is set to clear the way for the the transfer of more than half of the current detainees at the prison in Guantanamo Bay to other countries, a move that Congress has long prevented.

The Awfulness of Rafael Cruz

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Rafael Cruz’s unfortunate outbursts highlights one of the biggest problems with the modern Republican Party.

Chris Christie and Those Pesky Social Issues

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Chris Christie’s liberal stance on social issues are not going to doom his candidacy for the White House.

Lies and Athletes: Why Do We Care?

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They say to “hate the game, not the player,” but sometimes the players bring it on themselves. Carter Gaddis shares his views on athletes, integrity, and the lessons we are teaching.

5 Lessons My Kids Learned From the Government Shutdown

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Kyle Wiley made the most of the government shutdown by using it as a teaching tool for his two young children.