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Struggle For Open Internet Threatened By Republicans

Struggle For Open Internet Threatened By Republicans

The broadband network providers have wanted to control content. They want fast lanes for the websites with the big bucks and slower lanes for everyone else.

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WATCH: Bachmann And Gohmert Lower The Bar On Stupid

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Michelle Bachmann And Louie Gohmert Embarrass Themselves On An Entirely New Level During House Floor Speech On The ‘Killer Drug’ – Birth Control.

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WATCH: House Democrats Confront GOP Bully And Demand Apology

WATCH: House Democrats Confront GOP Bully And Demand Apology

House Democrats stood in solidarity as Rep. Dan Kildee demanded Rep. Issa apologize for his behavior and be removed as Chair of the Oversight Committee.

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28 House Republicans Break With Tea Party To Raise Debt Ceiling

Cartoon by Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico via Cagle.Com.

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.

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Congressman Resigns After Cocaine Fiasco; Who Will Replace Him?

Congressman Resigns After Cocaine Fiasco; Who Will Replace Him?

GOP Congressman Trey Radel resigned his seat in the US House of Represenatives, on January 27, 2014. Radel is best known as the cocaine snorting congressman, who bought the drug from an undercover cop in October of last year. He spent less than a month in rehab, before returning to […]

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The 10 Dumbest Public Figures In 2013

A list of people who were just too stupid this year. Some you may guess, some might surprise you but all are worthy of being Dumbest Person of 2013.

2013 was a very stupid year. This past year has been rich with the stupid. From crazy right-wing preachers whining about how “Christians” are being persecuted to dumb politicians who just can’t STFU, we have a stellar list of people who made America’s collective IQ take a dip in 2013. […]

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Oops! Republican Congressman Files Re-Election Papers For Wrong District

Oops! Republican Congressman Files Re-Election Papers For Wrong District

Did Republican David Royce make the most embarrassing clerical error of the year? Papers filed with the state of California had him say that he did. Oops.

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Twas The (Republican) Night Before Christmas

GOP Christmas image by Elisabeth Parker for Addicting Info.

A bit of a lark, riffing on the perennial holiday favorite. Here’s a Republican night before Christmas that may give them nightmares. Note the last stanza.

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Eric Cantor Gives Cold Shoulder To Immigration Reform Kids

Eric Cantor Gives Cold Shoulder To Immigration Reform Kids

These kids tried to get Eric Cantor to listen to their pleas for immigration reform. They were brushed off and threatened with arrest by Ebenezer Cantor.

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History Is Made As Senate Passes ENDA

History Is Made As Senate Passes ENDA

The United States Senate makes LGBT rights history as it passes ENDA with a 64-32 bipartisan margin, taking workplace equality a step further.

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Do-Nothing House Of Reps. Will Do Even Less In 2014 As Work Days Are Reduced

Congress on vacation… cartoon @LAProgressive.com

The U.S. House calendar for 2014 has been released, days in which the body is in session have been reduced from 126 to 113.

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GOP Shutdown Creates A Surge In Democrats Running For Office

Image from Daily Kos. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/14/1208936/-The-GOP-s-Florida-Hispanic-director-has-had-enough

Thanks for the government shutdown, GOP. Suddenly, the Democrats’ prospects for the 2014 elections have brightened, even in heavily Republican districts.

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See What Saudi Arabia And The GOP Both Think Of Women In ‘No Woman, No Drive’ Parody (VIDEO)

See What Saudi Arabia And The GOP Both Think Of Women In ‘No Woman, No Drive’ Parody (VIDEO)

The perfect theme song for the GOP may have emerged in Saudi Arabia over the weekend. Sung by a Saudi comedian, Hisham Fageeh, called ‘No Woman, No Drive.’

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‘Houston Chronicle’ Appears To Regret Endorsing Ted Cruz, Longs For Days Of Kay Bailey Hutchison

‘Houston Chronicle’ Appears To Regret Endorsing Ted Cruz, Longs For Days Of Kay Bailey Hutchison

In 2012, the Houston Chronicle endorsed Ted Cruz for the U.S. Senate. Now the editors wish they could go back to the good old days of Kay Bailey Hutchison.

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Son Of Murdered Sikh Leader Will Run Against Paul Ryan In 2014

Photo of Amar Kaleka from his Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/AmarKaleka

Paul Ryan’s support is slipping since the federal shutdown. Can Amar Kaleka, the son of a massacred Sikh leader, win his seat in Congress?

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Republican Primary Challenges From Tea Party Have GOP Running Scared

Photo of Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) from Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Huelskamp

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.

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Business Lobby Realizes Too Late That They Created A Monster By Backing The Tea Party

John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri, from Cagel Cartoons

The business lobby thought they had control of the House all sewn up. The Tea Party has proved them wrong. Now big business is facing the monster it made.

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Boehner Would Rather Hold Debt Ceiling Hostage Than ‘Surrender’ To Obama

Boehner Would Rather Hold Debt Ceiling Hostage Than ‘Surrender’ To Obama

As we slog through the ninth day of shutdown, we are apparently still no closer to a deal to reopen the government than we were on Sept. 30. But the shutdown isn’t the only problem we have now. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is at a point where, to him, […]

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The Government Shutdown: For Republicans, It’s Bigger Than Obamacare

Even if they lose the fight over Obamacare, “Obama has little reason to engage Boehner until the latter supplies more specifics.." For the GOP, this is big.
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(PHOTO) “I don’t want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.” –Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform, 2004 “We’re not going to be disrespected. We have to get something out of this. […]

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Polls Show Government Shutdown May Hand Control Of The House To Democrats

Photo of the U.S. House of Representative's Chamber from Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives

24 new polls from battleground congressional districts show the GOP’s government shutdown may hand the House of Representatives to Democrats in 2014.

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