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Obama tells tech leaders: GOP has nothing to run on but health care repeal

President Barack Obama warned tech leaders on Thursday to dig deep in their wallets to fund Democratic candidates and feel a sense of urgency about congressional elections in November or risk further gridlock in Washington and a failure to move on their priorities. Obama was the headline speaker at four…

Americans won’t ‘throw the bums out’ in 2014

There are two biases that I’ve seen over and over again in the Washington press, and neither is “conservative” or “liberal”. One is a bias towards making a big deal out of something that will ultimately have little electoral effect. The other is propping up the idea that Americans are…

On the failure of the Netroots and a future alliance between Progressives and Libertarians

This a response to a piece by Ian Welsh  on the failure of the progressive blog movement.  It is written by Jerome Armstrong – founder of MyDD and co-author of Crashing the Gate. I didn’t see Lieberman’s 2006 win in quite as pinnacle a light at the time, and it…

Wendy Davis to stand as Democratic candidate for governor of Texas

State senator whose 11-hour filibuster against restrictive abortion legislation made her a celebrity will stand in 2014 Wendy Davis is set to run for Texas governor, in a race that could have wide-ranging consequences for Democrats at both national and state level. The state senator from Fort Worth became an…

Republicans to unveil their budget blueprint

WASHINGTON — US Republicans will unveil plans Tuesday for a 2013 budget aimed at slashing federal spending, but Democrats warned Monday the proposal would cut too deeply into the Medicare health program for seniors. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is expected to release details of his new budget blueprint…

Indiana House committee advances right-to-work bill

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – An Indiana state House committee advanced Republican backed right-to-work legislation to the full House in a 15-minute meeting on Tuesday, one day after Democrats ended a boycott that had blocked its path. The measure passed to the full Indiana state House of Representatives in an 8-5 vote…

Democrats fund own House defectors while ignoring loyalists

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Scared?

Via Digby, I see Michael Tomasky has a theory as to why the Democrats let the Republicans set the media agenda, lie like motherfuckers, and basically act like they do without Democrats fighting back sufficiently. But the bottom line is this: the Democrats are afraid of the Republicans. They –…

Real vs. unreal Americans

Digby is amused/disgusted at conservatives who simply will not accept that having a majority in both houses of Congress and having the Presidency means that Democrats get to pass legislation. It’s been a common theme—making arguments about how “the people” don’t want this, arguments that imply that the Democrats got…

Stick a fork in them, they’ll say they’re done

Update: Now I feel dumb. It was such a given that the House and Senate bills would meet somewhere in the middle and we’d have to go through round two of this fight, that it never occurred to me that the House can just give up and pass the piss…

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