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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.…

They’re all converts!

Before the gap between the tedious shit onscreen and my need to get actual work done before Netroots Nation, I noticed that a handful of candidates—especially Michele Bachmann—were playing the Youstabee card, i.e. I or others used to be Democrats, then we saw the light and changed sides.  To hear…

Republicans should rethink this Ten Commandments thing

Happy Zombie Jesus Day!  A couple of weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal let outspoken atheist Ricky Gervais write an article explaining how he follows the Ten Commandments better than most Christians.  It was amusing, but I feel he missed talking about one of the strangest ways that the Ten…

WATCH LIVE: House Republicans speak about the potential government shutdown

Watch the video, courtesy of MSNBC, below: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Lying With Lies: Omnibus Lie

As you’re likely aware from the heroic battlefield missives issuing forth daily, Republicans are taking a stand against basically everything until they get their way on the budget and tax cuts. They are, predictably, in a stage of revolution-like revolt over the omnibus spending bill, which has the following terrifying…

Why fronting like they’re the opposition could help Republicans after November

I agree with Atrios that the possibility of “bipartisanship” after a Republican victory in November is not exactly something to hope for. All that really means is that the Republicans will be able to get more concessions out of Obama than they already have, so really there’s no reason to…

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