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Joe Biden dozes off during Obama’s budget speech

Vice President Joe Biden seemed to fall asleep as President Barack Obama was warning the nation in a major speech Wednesday that Republicans wanted to “end Medicare as we know it.” ABC News captured a clip of Biden with his eyes closed for 30 seconds during the speech, his head…

FAA: Sen. Inhofe ‘nearly killed’ airport workers by intentionally landing on closed runway

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) prides himself on being stubborn lawmaker, but it turns out that he’s also a dangerously stubborn pilot. Workers at a Cameron Country Airport in Texas were forced to run for their lives late last year when the Republican lawmaker intentionally landed his Cessna on a closed…

Kucinich: ‘Frankly, we need to challenge the president’

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is known for being outspoken, but in a Wednesday interview with website The Real News he went a bit further in his criticism of President Barack Obama, arguing that he’s more aligned with Republicans than Democrats on matters of deficit and spending. “Frankly, we need to…

Obama slams GOP budget plan, calls for preserving Medicare and raising taxes on the rich

WASHINGTON – In a major speech Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama fiercely criticized the GOP’s long-term budget, drawing a sharp contrast with the Republican vision of government and calling for “shared sacrifice” as he offered his own deficit-reduction plan. Calling his approach “more balanced,” the president proposed to achieve $4…

Poll: Plurality of Republicans say don’t touch Medicare

WASHINGTON – A plurality of Republican voters don’t want the federal government to make any changes to Medicare, the Gallup polling firm found Wednesday — a potentially problematic sign for GOP leaders who are pushing for deep cuts to the program. Thirty-three percent of Republicans said the government should “not…

Boehner backs budget plan that critics say would kill Medicare

At a press conference with Republican leaders Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that he supported a budget plan created by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), which some say will privatize Medicare and effectively end the program’s standing as a service to the public. “Let me say I fully support…

Top 5 ways Obama has shifted to the right since the midterm elections

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is preparing to face down the GOP in what may be one of the defining issues of his presidency: addressing the long-term deficit. House Republicans have united behind a plan to slash trillions in federal spending in part by privatizing Medicare and slashing Medicaid. Amidst…

AP falls for hoax: General Electric is not donating $3.2 billion to the U.S. Treasury

Update (below): ‘The Yes Men’ take credit for stunt Through the use of legal tax shelters and benefits, General Electric (GE), the largest corporation in the world, was on track to pay approximately nothing in U.S. taxes on more than $14.2 billion in profits last year. Facing public outcry over…

Cantor: Birther Trump isn’t a ‘serious’ candidate

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) is literally laughing at the possibility Donald Trump may run for president. Trump has questioned President Barack Obama’s citizenship in recent weeks as a centerpiece of a possible presidential run. “Would you support a Donald Trump candidacy especially with all this birther talk?” CNN’s…

Obama prepares plan to avert financial ‘Armageddon’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama will on Wednesday seek to wrest control of Washington’s fevered debate over the economy and bulging deficit, sure to be a dominant theme of his 2012 reelection bid. The White House says the president will lay out his vision for constraining the fiscal gap,…

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