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Maddow: Republicans too busy with abortion to create jobs

After Senate Republicans blocked Barack Obama’s jobs bill Tuesday, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow accused GOP lawmakers Wednesday night of prioritizing their campaign to limit abortion access over job creation. Despite the fact that the majority of Americans are concerned about employment, she said Republicans were “laser focused” on abortion. Watch…

Wisconsin union group reverses ban to allow GOP in Labor Day parade

A Wisconsin union group has decided to reverse its decision to ban GOP lawmakers from their Labor Day parade. According to the Associated Press, the Marathon County Labor Council changed their original decision thanks to pressure from Wausau Mayor Jim Tipple. Tripple threatened to withhold financial support for the parade…

Liberal groups launch emotional ad in Wisconsin aimed at recalling GOP lawmakers

WASHINGTON – In the wake of a devastating legislative defeat in Wisconsin, liberal groups have unleashed a new ad campaign against state Republican lawmakers who voted to strip the collective bargaining rights of public employee unions. The one-minute spot was created by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) and Democracy…

If spending cuts kill jobs, ‘so be it’: Boehner

WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Tuesday showed little concern for the federal job losses that could result from the GOP’s proposed spending cuts. “In the last two years, under President Obama, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. If some of those jobs are lost…

GOP aims to slash $1.6 billion in EPA funding

WASHINGTON – House Republicans on the appropriations committee released a plan Thursday that would eliminate $1.6 billion from the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget. The news, as first noted by Kate Sheppard of Mother Jones, is part of a broader GOP assault on the EPA as the Obama administration seeks to…

Anti-stimulus Republican Allen West endorses stimulus-funded projects

WASHINGTON – Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-FL), who won his House seat partly by bashing the stimulus and government spending, this week hailed stimulus-funded projects for creating jobs and boosting economic growth. “It’s time for incumbent Ron Klein to admit his ideas just don’t work. The stimulus failed to produce…

Soon-to-be GOP chairmen have deep ties to business, ‘revolving door’

By Josh Israel, Center for Public Integrity The Republican takeover of Congress not only apparently gives the Speaker’s gavel to John Boehner, it also elevates up to 25 senior GOP lawmakers to the roles of committee chairs. And while it may be a few weeks before it becomes clear which…

Obama spokesman says Democrats could lose House

White House spokesman says Democrats could lose House to the GOP without strong campaigns President Barack Obama’s party could lose its House majority in this fall’s elections, his spokesman said Sunday, perhaps trying to jolt Democratic voters with the specter of GOP lawmakers rolling back White House policies. “I think…

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