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Former U.S. Senator Mark Dayton answers a question before an audience at the DFL Gubernatorial Debate at the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, November 24, 2009.

Billionaire Liberal Governor Boosted State’s Economy By Taxing The Rich

How a billionaire Democratic Governor, against Republican opposition, boosted his state’s economy by taxing the rich and raising the minimum wage.

by Mike Sainato· · News
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Kansas Republicans To Tax The Poor To Pay For Disastrous Tax Cuts For The Wealthy

It’s been three years since Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and his Republican gang enacted steep tax cuts for the rich that have ravaged the state. But now they think taxing the poor is the solution to the problem.

by Stephen D Foster Jr· · News
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Kansas Governor Claims Forcing Pregnancy Upon Women Is Good For The Economy (AUDIO)

The cost of having children is high and there are more people than there are jobs, but Kansas Governor Sam Brownback insists that forcing women to have babies is good for the economy.

by Stephen D Foster Jr· · News
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GOP Governor Departs From Standard Republican Rhetoric And Blames THEM For National Debt

For once, a Republican actually blames the GOP for the debt.

by Rika Christensen· · News
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Arizona’s New Governor Wants To Gut Education, Fund Private Prisons Instead

Will Arizona’s new governor Doug Ducey be the new Sam Brownback? His disastrous cuts to education and protection of private interest points him in that direction.

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‘Fiscally Conservative’ Jan Brewer Leaves Arizona Broke, Dishes Out Thousands In Staff Bonuses

As Arizona sinks further and further into a monumental budget deficit, outgoing Governor Jan Brewer frivolously handed out hundreds of thousands of dollars to staffers and political minions (many of whom made over $125,000 in the first place).

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A Week After Re-Electing Brownback, Kansans Find Out He Screwed Them Over Financially A Whole Lot More

One week after re-electing Sam Brownback as their governor, Kansans are finding out the hard way just how bad of a decision they made.

by Stephen D Foster Jr· · News
Kansas Suffers Another Tax Revenue Shortfall As Democrat Pulls Ahead Of Brownback In The Polls

Kansas Suffers Another Tax Revenue Shortfall As Democrat Pulls Ahead Of Brownback In The Polls

With only days before one of the most important elections in recent times, Kansas Republican Governor Sam Brownback got seriously bad news that may have just cemented his fate.

by Stephen D Foster Jr· · News
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28 House Republicans Break With Tea Party To Raise Debt Ceiling

A clean debt limit bill passed the House on Tuesday as 28 Republicans joined Democrats in approval. The issue is no longer a weapon for the Tea Party.

by Deborah Montesano· · News
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What Does The GOP Want In Exchange For Raising The Debt Ceiling This Time?

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) wants the GOP to come together on a debt ceiling package. However, it might take ridiculous and unrelated riders to make it happen.

by Rika Christensen· · News
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Tea Party Extremism Finally Pushes Boehner Over The Edge

Boehner told like-minded Republicans that Tea Party extremism doesn’t stand for conservative principles. To him, Tea Partiers have lost their credibility.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Congressman Paul Ryan. (R-WI). Image from http://www.neontommy.com/news/2011/04/house-expected-vote-pass-paul-ryans-2012-budget-later-today

Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan Includes Religion, But No Real Help For The Poor

Will Paul Ryan’s poverty plan actually help the poor, or is it more of the same old Tea Party rhetoric regarding cuts to the social safety net?

by Rika Christensen· · News
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GOP Is Looking To Get Away From Tea Party Politics For 2014 And Beyond

The GOP has wised up and begun to work on distancing itself from Tea Party politics, and heading back towards the center of the political spectrum.

by Rika Christensen· · News
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Ted Cruz, Tea Party Still Wrong: Americans Don’t Support Repealing The ACA

A new Washington Post/ABC poll finds that a large majority of Americans do not support repealing the ACA, despite a majority who oppose the law.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Congress’ Ongoing Budget Battles Have Cost The U.S. $700 Billion In 3 Years

Congress’ Ongoing Budget Battles Have Cost The U.S. $700 Billion In 3 Years

Macroeconomic Advisers published a new study on Oct. 15 that show repeated budget battles have cost the U.S. $700 billion since 2010.

by Rika Christensen· · News
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Republican Primary Challenges From Tea Party Have GOP Running Scared

The truth comes out. It’s not about what’s best for the country. It’s about Republican primary challenges from the Tea Party, and holding onto seats.

by Rika Christensen· · News
GOP Is Ignoring The Will Of The People In Efforts To Defund Obamacare

GOP Is Ignoring The Will Of The People In Efforts To Defund Obamacare

The Kaiser Family Foundation recently conducted a poll that found a majority of Americans do not want Obamacare, to be defunded.

by Rika Christensen· · News
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California Governor, Without Republicans To Obstruct Him, Creates Budget Surplus

Jerry Brown used balanced approach to bring California to a budget surplus. Clinton did it. Obama is attempting it as Republicans willfully ignore reality.

by The Liberal· · News
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Will Republicans Help Avert The Sequester? Obama Says ‘There’s Nothing That I Can Do’

It’s hard to believe that the GOP is willing to make devastating cuts that would hurt constituents in their home states just to make a point.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Paul Ryan And The Big Lie That Is Killing The Middle Class (VIDEO)

Paul Ryan And The Big Lie That Is Killing The Middle Class (VIDEO)

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan was rattled Sunday on NBC’s Meet The Press when David Gregory used Ryan’s own words against him.

by The Liberal· · News