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Obama: Protecting the rich binds together the Republican Party

President Barack Obama on Thursday said the only thing keeping Republicans together was a desire to shield the rich from higher taxes, in a new jab over an imminent budget confrontation. Obama is mounting a full bore campaign push to heap blame on Republicans over a multi-billion dollar package of…

How Congress became the boy who cried ‘Wolf!’ or: How I learned to stop worrying and hate the sequester

Do you even remember the first time Republicans threatened to shut down the government? (The first time, that is, since then-Speaker Newt Gingrich followed through on his promise in 1995 with disastrous political consequences?) Unless you’re a serious political junkie, you probably don’t remember (it was 2010, though, for the…

Can Republicans get their act together before Obama ‘pulverizes’ the right?

Can Republicans get their act together before Obama 'pulverizes' the right? Perhaps trying to eke some mojo out of the city where the Democrats held their successful convention last year, the Republican National Committee came out of a three-day meeting in Charlotte, N.C., this week with a blueprint for what…

Fox News’ Steve Doocy Claims That the War on Women was Invented by Democrats

Steve Doocy, who may be one of the dumbest commentators on the Face of Fox News, is carrying out the wingnuts’ newly conceived mission to downplay the very real assault by the GOP on women’s rights by claiming that what women really care about is the economy and the price of…

Poll: Majority of Republicans want media to STFU about Trayvon

According to a recently released poll, a majority of Republicans and many whites want the media to stop talking about Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Florida teen who was gunned down by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. A Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey found that 56 percent…

How Republicans completely misjudged this

After the Blunt amendment went down, I figured that, policy-wise, Republicans were out of options in their desperate bid to separate middle and working class women from simple access to contraception. It was their single best shot, after all, and it frankly wasn’t a very good one. Unfortunately, the war…

Utah GOP passes bill to ban contraception in sex ed

A bill passed by Republicans in the Utah House of Representatives would effectively ban comprehensive education about human sexuality, forcing schools to teach abstinence or nothing at all. In all, 45 Republicans voted for state Rep. Bill Wright’s (R) HB363, with 11 Republicans joining the 17 Democrats who opposed it,…

GOP refuses to broadcast House Dems’ contraception hearing

Updated, below — When House Republicans invited an all-male panel to discuss why religious institutions oppose giving their female employees access to reproductive health products, Democrats proposed a single female witness, who was promptly denied. In response, Democrats are planning their own contraceptives hearing — but the problem is, Republicans…

Why are Republicans acting like the election was sprung on them by surprise?

There’s something intensely hilarious about Republicans acting like the election season was announced on them out of nowhere, giving them no time to prepare a suitable candidate. Steve Kornacki has an article about why the “white knight” fantasies Republicans are indulging, where some great candidate that can unify the nuts…

Republicans propose not paying for payroll tax

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in Congress on Monday proposed extending a tax cut for 160 million workers through the rest of the year without offsetting the cost with spending cuts elsewhere in the budget. As first reported by Reuters, Republican leaders in the House of Representatives issued a statement saying…

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