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Maher: Republicans are the ones ‘dividing America’

In his latest “New Rule” segment Friday evening, Bill Maher discussed Republicans’ continued criticism of parts of the nation not considered apart of “Red America.” “Just think of the list of these parts of America that Republicans are publicly bitching about,” he said. “Chicago, that lawless hell hole where Obama…

Republican Senators: Slash jobs instead of defense spending

A group of Republican Senators will propose on Thursday a bill to stop mandatory defense spending cuts triggered by the failure of the congressional super committee, putting in its place a plan to reduce the number of federal workers and freeze the pay of others. The proposal would save about…

What to remember when Republicans whine about “punishing success”

Most mornings, except weekends, at Casa del Marcotte, we get up in the morning. The first thing on our minds is work. I make coffee and get right to it on my computer, since I work at home. My dude gets dressed, walks to the subway, and takes the train…

Poll: More Americans see conflict between rich and poor

More Americans believe there is significantly more class conflict between the rich and poor than two years ago, according to a survey released by the Pew Research Center on Wednesday. The survey found that 66 percent of Americans believe there are “very strong” or “strong” conflicts between the rich and…

Obama squeezes Republicans in year-end showdown

US President Barack Obama doubled down Tuesday in a pre-Christmas duel over taxes with Republicans, warning that political “brinksmanship” could put the fragile US economic recovery at risk. After a miserable year being thwarted by his foes on Capitol Hill, Obama turned the tables when the Republican-led House blocked a…

Obama in annual festive showdown with Republicans

WASHINGTON — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — with tree lights twinkling, sleigh bells ringing and President Barack Obama locked in his annual Yuletide power struggle with Republicans in Congress. This year’s fight — over Obama’s demands for an extension of a workers’ tax cut and unemployment…

Sen. Bernie Sanders: GOP lost in ‘super committee’ failure

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Monday that the American people were the winners and the Republicans were the losers in the failure of the “super committee.” The 12-member congressional panel announced Monday that they were unable to create a federal budget to cut U.S. deficits by at least $1.2 trillion…

Obama: Time for Congress to get its act together

President Barack Obama on Saturday called on Congress to “get its act together” and pass his American Jobs Act, which he introduced nearly three weeks ago. “Some Republicans in Congress have said that they agree with certain parts of this jobs bill,” the president said. “If so, it’s time for…

Either way, the problem is Republicans

So, I posted earlier today about what jackass crazy fuckwits run the Republican party and that's why we're in this current crisis, I suppose the inevitable thing happened in comments: I got scolded about my priorities.  Apparently, I'm supposed to be focusing like a laser on how Obama is actually…

Everything is culture war, default edition

Increasing numbers of Republicans are making it clear that they think that concerns about the U.S. going into default on August 2nd are just a hoax being played on the public in order to convince Congress to borrow more money to pay for abortion parties and caviar for welfare recipients.…

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