Archive for December 31st, 2012

Joe Biden and President Obama; AP photo/Carol Kaster @  @ The Huffington Post

BREAKING NEWS – Fiscal Cliff Deal Reached, Waiting For House Vote

The last minute deal hours before the New Year’s Eve clock struck midnight had significant drama…now we wait for the House vote.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · Current Issues, News
Hillary Clinton in hospital for another night.

UPDATE – Hillary Clinton Blood Clot Between Brain And Ear, Full Recovery Expected

Doctors said Clinton has suffered no brain damage or stroke and that she is expected to make a full recovery; ‘the Secretary is making excellent progress.’

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · Current Issues, News
BREAKING – Over The Cliff We Go As House Adjourns Without Vote

BREAKING – Over The Cliff We Go As House Adjourns Without Vote

Welcome to the other side of the fiscal cliff, as the House adjourns without voting on any measures.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
Image from The William Banzai7 Blog. http://williambanzai7.blogspot.com/

Top 10 Legislative Insults Against Women In 2012

Even though 2012 may seem like a losing year for women in terms of legislation, it turns out that many of these laws are being successfully challenged in the courts.

by Wendi Petit· · News
Heathcare for all in America…logo courtesy of  Takeastandaz.com

What You Can Expect Next Year: Healthcare

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more and more Americans will be covered and that is good for all of us.

by T. Steelman· · News
Going for the Goal. (White House Photo)

Top 10 Ways Obama Made Liberals Proud In 2012

Obama gave us a lot to appreciate in this 2012 presidential year in review.

by Liberal Lamp Post· · News
According to Glenn Grothman, African Americans "don't care" about this holiday...

WI State Senator Claims ‘Almost No Black People Today Care About Kwanzaa’

‘They don’t like America and seek to destroy it by pretending that its values as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution, don’t apply to everyone.’

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
Fiscal Cliff Failure Could Destroy Minimum Wages Gains In 10 States

Fiscal Cliff Failure Could Destroy Minimum Wages Gains In 10 States

The minimum wage is set to go up in 10 states, but unless Congress acts in time, it won’t matter one bit.

by The Rambling Fool· · News
BREAKING: President Obama Says Fiscal Cliff Deal Is In Sight

BREAKING: President Obama Says Fiscal Cliff Deal Is In Sight

A deal to avert the fiscal cliff may reached before tonight’s deadline.

by The Liberal· · News
“Binders full of women”…meme courtesy of  The Atlantic

The Top 10 Words And Phrases That Define 2012

Words are powerful things, calling up images that capture as little as a single moment or as much as an entire era…here are 2012’s most memorable ones.

by Deborah Montesano· · News
Glinda the Good Witch; courtesy of  The Wizard of Oz

The 10 Best People Of 2012

My 10 Best is as mixed a collection as my 10 Worst…and some of them may surprise you.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
12 Worst Republican Blunders Of 2012

12 Worst Republican Blunders Of 2012

Hold on to ye hats as we recap the GOP’s 12 most jaw-dropping moments of 2012.

by Liberal Lamp Post· · News
Trump sons consider themselves “hunting legends,” courtesy of   @ DailyMailUK

The 10 Worst People Of 2012

Here are the people – some surprising – who inspire the insult by sheer idiocy, crass thoughtlessness, or despicable behavior, either regularly or with enough impact to earn the title.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Top 10 Things That Worked Better Than Congress In 2012

Top 10 Things That Worked Better Than Congress In 2012

If you can think of things that worked better than Congress in 2012, join the fun and share your thoughts on Twitter with the hashtag #ThingsThatWorkBetterThanCongress.

by Cicero· · News
Trump Urges GOP To Reckless Behavior On Debt Ceiling Negoiations

Trump Urges GOP To Reckless Behavior On Debt Ceiling Negoiations

Always outspoken and quite often hilarious, ‘The Donald’ has always been a source of amusement for this liberal and his take on the fiscal cliff doesn’t disappoint.

by Dave Dreher· · Current Issues, News
Screen shot of December 30th 2012 edition of CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley

GOP Panelists To CNN’s Candy Crowley: ‘Screw The Poor’ (VIDEO)

Republicans maintain that there is no leadership from the President, by which they mean Barack Obama should fold to their demands to inflict pain onto the poor.

by Teeluck Sooknarine· · News
14 Of The Worst Cases Of Republican Projection In 2012

14 Of The Worst Cases Of Republican Projection In 2012

When you hear a Republican say that someone else is doing unethical or crooked, you can bet that it is something they that are really guilty of (whatever it may be).