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GOP’s IRS Cuts Ticking Off Taxpayers And May Cost Over $30 Billion Per Year (VIDEO)

We all love to hate the IRS, but the GOP’s drastic IRS funding cuts could cost us billions. John Oliver explains.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
GOP Fought To Cut Dam Maintenance Budget In Colorado – Now The Dams Are Breaking

GOP Fought To Cut Dam Maintenance Budget In Colorado – Now The Dams Are Breaking

This week’s torrential rains in Colorado — and flooding — have killed several people so far. How many are due to GOP-led cuts to dam repair?

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
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What Do You Know About Food Stamps? Another US Congressman Fights Cuts, Takes The Challenge (VIDEO)

US Rep. takes the SNAP/Food Stamps challenge: ‘There goes the yogurt. There goes a bunch of protein with the nuts, down to two apples for the week …’

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
Elizabeth Warren and Al Franken Team Up To Fight For The People, And Social Security (VIDEOS)

Elizabeth Warren and Al Franken Team Up To Fight For The People, And Social Security (VIDEOS)

It’s refreshing to see these lawmakers taking a firm stance in defending every day citizens, and Social Security.

by Leslie Salzillo· · News
The late John Howard Davies in the 1948 movie, "Oliver Twist"  begs, "Please, Sir, I want some more." Image screen captured from YouTube video clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZrgxHvNNUc

Michigan GOP Would Rather End Food Assistance For 200K People Than Raise Taxes On The 1% (VIDEO)

Michigan’s GOP clearly has it in for the poor, but this surprising video shows hunger also happens in middle class families.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
You’re Not Going To Believe What Reagan Had To Say About Social Security (VIDEO)

You’re Not Going To Believe What Reagan Had To Say About Social Security (VIDEO)

This video is going to shock a lot of people.

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FAA Cuts Staff Because Of Sequester, GOP Blames President Obama (VIDEO)

The sequester strikes again, and the folks on Capitol Hill don’t like it. Especially those of the Republican persuasion.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
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Sequester Slashes Unemployment Benefits, But Not Corporate Welfare

After 40 years of wrecking our economy, all conservatives need to do is finish shredding our frayed social safety net, so we can begin serving their corporate masters.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
The irrelephant in the room is burying its head in the sand. Photo from Pastor Sky McCracken. http://revdsky.blogspot.com/2012/06/inconvenient-truths.html

10 Reasons Why Even This Baby Elephant Has More In Common With The American People Than The GOP

The majority of Americans disagree with Republicans on today’s hot-button issues, and all the gerrymandering and voter suppression in the world can’t change that.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
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White House Cancels Tours To Save Money, And Boy Are Republicans Ticked Off (VIDEOS)

Boehner announced that visitors can still tour the Capitol building, but who wants to see a bunch of nasty GOP congresspeople cooking up mean-spirited laws that are totally batsh*t crazy?

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
The David Pakman Show – Bill O’Reilly Screams ‘Bullshit’ At Alan Colmes, Apologizes (VIDEO)

The David Pakman Show – Bill O’Reilly Screams ‘Bullshit’ At Alan Colmes, Apologizes (VIDEO)

Bill O’Reilly screams ‘bullshit’ when Alan Colmes presents him with facts, then fake-apologizes the next day for calling Alan Colmes a liar.

by David Pakman· · News
How Much Will The Sequestration Affect Your State? (INTERACTIVE MAP)

How Much Will The Sequestration Affect Your State? (INTERACTIVE MAP)

Brace yourself, we’re in for a long, bumpy ride!

President Barack Obama scolded the GOP House on their refusal to raise the debt limit --to pay  for expenses Congress had already authorized -- during his press conference on Monday, January 14th, 2013. Screen capture from a video by The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/president-obama-we-are-not-a-deadbeat-nation/2013/01/14/d7e90f8c-5e60-11e2-a389-ee565c81c565_video.html

Obama Attacks House On Debt Ceiling While GOP Plots Default And Government Shut Down (VIDEO)

Republicans think the US Government works like Todd Akin’s concept of a raped woman’s uterus: When threatened by increased spending, ‘the whole thing shuts down.’

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
On to plan C? Photo from Democratic Underground.

Boehner’s Plan B Attack On Poor And Middle Class Not Oppressive Enough For GOP Base

Plan B failed to pass as it was unable to get support for Boehner’s own caucus, even though the rich would still get tax cuts at the expense of the middle class and the poor.

by The Liberal· · News
President Obama makes his case for middle class tax cuts during his press conference on Wednesday, November 28th. Image from a screen shot of the CBS News broadcast.

Fiscal Cliff Talks Fizzle: Obama Urges Public To Pressure Congress, Show Support (VIDEOS)

Faced with a recalcitrant congress and a hostile House Majority Leader, the President takes his case for middle class tax cuts directly to the public.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
Lindsey Graham Says He’ll Violate Norquist’s ‘No Taxes’ Pledge (VIDEO)

Lindsey Graham Says He’ll Violate Norquist’s ‘No Taxes’ Pledge (VIDEO)

It’s probably too much to hope for, but the signs are there — there is a chance that we’ll see Norquist become politically irrelevant in time.

by Justin Acuff (Isaacs)· · News
Mini-Mitt and Puny-Paul enact a Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan Thanksgiving.

12 And 9 Year Old Barringer Brothers Enact A ‘Romney-Ryan Thanksgiving’ (VIDEO)

In response to Mitt Romney wanting to fire Big Bird, Mini-Mitt and Puny-Paul make their debut.

by Elisabeth Parker· · Political Humor
House GOP Candidate Would Close Federal Departments Because Staff ‘Read Books’ (VIDEO)

House GOP Candidate Would Close Federal Departments Because Staff ‘Read Books’ (VIDEO)

David Rouzer, running for Congress in North Carolina’s 7th congressional district, comes out against educated bureaucrats

by Liberal Lamp Post· · News
From the Center for American Progress

Do Republicans Want to ‘Dumb Down’ Public School Students? The Answer May Surprise You

Yes, Republicans nationwide are engaging in concerted efforts to suppress votes, overpower women’s rights and tar and feather Obama. But did you also know that Republicans may be purposely undermining the public education system to keep wealth and power concentrated in the top 1 percent in future generations?