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Boehner ‘flabbergasted’ Obama offered his campaign promises in debt talks

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) says he was “flabbergasted” when President Barack Obama opened debt talks by offering the same public positions that he campaigned on. According to details circulated by Republican aides last week, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s offer included $1.6 trillion in taxes, $400 billion in entitlement spending…

Bill Kristol: Republicans look like they ‘don’t care about the middle class’

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol is warning Republicans to stop blocking an extension of payroll tax cuts because the party is “looking as if they don’t care about the middle class.” During a Sunday panel segment on Fox News, Kristol noted that President Barack Obama had embraced an extension of…

Protests grip Mexico City as new president is sworn in

The inauguration of Mexico’s new president was marked by demonstrations all around Mexico City Saturday, as well as clashes between police and protesters who continue to call Enrique Peña Nieto’s new administration fraudulent. According to RT, hundreds of demonstrators encountered authorities outside the national congress as Peña Nieto took the…

Harris-Perry: Obama ‘playing Godfather’ with GOP on fiscal cliff

Saturday morning on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry,” host Melissa Harris-Perry said that President Barack Obama is “playing Godfather” by making the Republicans an offer “they better not refuse” on the looming issue of the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Author and Tulane University professor Harris-Perry opened the segment by discussing the fact that…

Maddow: Time to end the ‘war on terror’

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow questioned whether or not the U.S. is ready to shift away from the state of permanent war that was begun during the Bush administration. She began the segment by discussing the color-coded “terror alert” system imposed in 2002 by Homeland…

Young Turks: Cutting entitlements “to the bone is not the only idea out there”

On his show “The Young Turks” on Nov. 30, Cenk Uygur claims that CNN host Erin Burnett isn’t critical enough of the “establishment” position on entitlement reform. In an interview with Rep. Peter Defazio (D-Ore.), Burnett says most people support certain reforms like raising the retirement age and asks, “You…

Sen. Shaheen: military women deserve reproductive health equality

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) spoke on the Senate floor on Nov. 30 about a provision in the National Defense Reauthorization Act (NDAA) that would allow women serving in the military to have coverage for abortion services in the case of rape or incest — which is currently covered in federal…

Texas gun store owner: Record sales because of Obama win and Mayan ‘doomsday’

A Texas gun store owner says that gun sales were a “madhouse” on Black Friday because President Barack Obama was re-elected and people are stocking up in advance of the Mayan-predicted “doomsday.” FBI records released earlier this week indicated that the bureau fielded 154,873 calls for background checks last Friday,…

Bryan Fischer: ‘Enormously insensitive’ to hurt God’s feelings by not using oil

Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis of the conservative fundamentalist American Family Association, on Thursday told a so-called “expert” who denies climate change that not using God’s fossil fuels would be like “crushing” someone’s feelings by rejecting their birthday present. The Cornwall Alliance’s Calvin Beisner, who has previously said…

Santelli has hissy fit because pro-Obama CEO issues early dividends to avoid tax hikes

CNBC on-air editor Rick Santelli, who is credited with helping to launch the tea party movement, flew into a rage and stomped off camera on Friday because a supporter of President Obama plans to pay shareholders a dividend before taxes are scheduled to go up at the end of the…

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