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Republican Bullies Demand More

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Now is the time to lance the boil of Republican extremism once and for all. Since Barack Obama became president, the extremists who have taken over the Republican Party have escalated their demands every time he’s caved, using the entire government…

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Alan Grayson Compares Congress To Dog Poop (Video)

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On Tuesday Alan Grayson managed to get himself shut down by Congress, but not before he read a random list of things that, according to recent polls, are more popular than Congress, including dog poop. Grayson cited the recent poll numbers while observing that “the dignity of the House had been called into question” by the current Republican actions that ...

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Outrage: The Families Of Fallen U.S. Soldiers Denied Death Benefits Amid Shutdown (Video)

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Pictured above are the four soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Sunday. Cody J. Patterson, 24, of Philomath, Ore.; Patrick C. Hawkins, 25, of Carlisle, Pa.; 1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, of San Diego, Calif., and Sgt. Joseph M. Peters, 24, of Springfield, Mo. On Wednesday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will arrive at Dover Air Force Base to attend ...

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Bernie Sanders: Shutdown Was Planned By The Koch Brothers

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Is it any surprise the Koch brother’s fingerprints are all over this government shutdown? Not to Bernie Sanders, who appeared on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon to make the claim that the shutdown was manufactured by those who stand to gain the most by tearing down the government and destroying what they see as red tape bureaucracy that must be eliminated so ...

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Colbert Unveils ‘Not a Game: The Government Shutdown Home Game’ Board Game (Video)

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The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Video Archive Colbert outdid himself on Monday night when he introduced a new board came called, “Not a Game: The Government Shutdown Home Game.”  And why not, since Republicans who keep refusing to end the shutdown keep reminding us that ‘this is not a game.’ This one is too good to give ...

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Watch Anderson Cooper Destroy Tea Party Twit Raul Labrador (Video)

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Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 Monday night to state his case for why the continuing resolution holdout by Republicans is justified. It’s fair to say the interview did not go well for Labrador. After a strange attempt by Labrador to draw an analogy between Anderson negotiating a contract extension with CNN and the Republicans attempting to ...

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Rep. Barton Won’t Support Clean CR: Bills Can Be ‘Partially’ Paid Like My ‘Household Budget’ (Video)

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Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Monday saying he would not vote for a clean continuing resolution bill in the House to raise the debt ceiling, even if it meant going over the debt limit. “The debt ceiling in my mind is a bigger issue is that Obamacare, I want a real debt ceiling with real ...

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Rep. Peter King: Republicans ‘Are The Ones Who Shut The Government Down’ (Video)

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If it wasn’t apparent prior to the Sunday talk shows, it should now be crystal clear that all but a handful of Republicans have every intention of marching the country off the fiscal cliff if the President doesn’t cave to their demands. While Boehner, appearing on ABC this Week, backpedaled on a previous statement that he would not allow the ...

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Congressman Who Bullied Park Ranger Slapped With Ethics Complaint

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It looks like Tea Party bully Randy Neugebauer, the Texas Rep. that verbally assaulted a park ranger in front of onlookers and the media last week over the closure of the WWII Memorial, just got slapped with an ethics complaint for his little stunt. The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed the complaint, stating Neugebauer ...

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Alan Grayson And Bill Maher On Republicans: Corporate Shills, Jesus Freaks, Gun Nuts (Video)

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On Friday night’s segment of Real Time with Bill Maher, the guest panel was discussing the current situation in Washington with spending cuts when Maher posed the question, “If they have to cut something, why not for example the war in Afghanistan? Why don’t we leave there early? It’s still costing us a hundred billion dollars a year to be ...

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