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Is Scott Brown Afraid to Debate Elizabeth Warren?

Scott Brown Makes Unreasonable Demands for Conditions of Debating Elizabeth Warren Rachel Maddow tonight explained that Scott Brown would only debate Elizabeth Warren if MSNBC doesn’t host the debate and – are you ready for this:  if Ted Kennedy’s widow, … Continue reading

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The Gang of Six Proposal Cuts Medicare, Social Security & Medicaid

Devil is in the Details While the bipartisan effort of the 3 democrats and 3 republicans making up the Gang of Six is a great start, what does it mean? According to Senator Bernie Sanders, (VT), the draft outline of … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole. Does the Dept. of Defense Know Where their Money Goes?

Possible Gold Mine of Untracked Money in DOD The accounting practices of the Department of Defense are so ridiculous that it should be a Saturday Night Live Skit.  This assessment comes from the DOD’s own Inspector General! Here are some … Continue reading

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Oil Executives Say they Need Subsidies while getting $100/barrel of Oil

Is it a joke? 5 Oil Executives appeared before the Senate Finance Committee to explain why they still want $2.1 billion/year subsidies from the U.S. government. This does not make sense since in 2005 when oil was $55/barrel, the oil … Continue reading

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Senator Lautenberg Proposes modest Gun Legislation says Gail Collins of the NYT

Gail Collins wrote a compelling column in the NYT called Utah’s Gun Appreciation Day Ms. Collins has a terrific sense of humor and can make you laugh even if the news is horrible. It is truly mind-boggling that 4-year Utah … Continue reading

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President Obama Highlights Importance of Education to Win the Future of America

President Obama gave his State of the Union Speech Tonight, 1/25/11 and urged Americans to Win the Future “We do big things. From the earliest days of our founding, America has been the story of ordinary people who dare to … Continue reading

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Red-Tape GOP REINS Act Set to Create Gridlock in D.C.

The REINS Act was proposed in the last Congress as H.R. 3765 by Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY) and S. 3826 by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC). This Act is called the “Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act”. The … Continue reading

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Linguist George Lakoff encourages Democrats to Convey their Moral Message

Linguist George Lakoff encourages Democrats and Progressives to reframe more clearly their moral message to the American people. Is America having a greed crisis? Is that why so many people are unemployed? Is privatization really government for profit? Are tax breaks for the top 1-2% of Americans really public theft? Can Americans remember that empathy is the basis of true democracy and that we need to take social as well as personal responsibility? Continue reading

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Common Ground in the Senate before Christmas to Pass the START Treaty

The New START Treaty is another step on the path to sanity by reducing nuclear arsenals within the U.S. and Russia. It’s time for U.S. Senators to come together for the sake of all Americans to create a safer world by passing the New START Treaty in 2010. Continue reading

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Tax Cuts for 1-2% will Certainly Create Huge Deficit

Why do Republicans insist that Tax Cuts for the Top 1-2% Earners in the U.S. will create jobs? This is a myth. Tax Cuts for TOP 1-2% and Certainty Myth of Jobs The Bush tax cuts have been in place … Continue reading

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