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Everything Bernie Sanders Predicted In 2010 Has Come True Or Will Come True

Everything Bernie Sanders Predicted In 2010 Has Come True Or Will Come True

Almost everything Bernie Sanders predicted in his historic filibuster five years ago has come true or is on the horizon.

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GOP Rep. Blames Amtrak’s ‘Soviet-Style Operation’ For Fatal Crash

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Florida Rep. John Mica, and other Republicans, think cutting Amtrak’s funding will force it to innovate better. Because, you know, cutting funding in response to disasters always works.

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Watch Paul Ryan Lie Through His Shiny White Teeth To Deny Republicans Gutted Amtrak (VIDEO)

Featured image with Lyin' Paul Ryan: Composite | Video screen grabs/Fox | Heartfelt apologies to Alfred E. Neuman/Mad Magazine from Elisabeth Parker.

Paul Ryan has the gall to claim our GOP-led Congress really DID vote to fund upgrades for Amtrak that could have prevented the deadly crash.

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House Republicans Shoot Down Added Rail Funding Just Hours After Deadly Amtrak Crash

House Republicans Shoot Down Added Rail Funding Just Hours After Deadly Amtrak Crash

House Republicans shot down a bill that would add funding that could prevent future disasters like the recent Amtrak crash.

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Obama Administration Blasts Congress Over Crumbling Bridges: ‘We Ought To Be Embarrassed’

Obama Administration Blasts Congress Over Crumbling Bridges: ‘We Ought To Be Embarrassed’

If fixing roads and bridges is good for America, then Republicans are 100% against it.

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Top 10 Craziest Conservative Contradictions

Top 10 Craziest Conservative Contradictions

There’s a lot more than 10 but the internet just isn’t big enough to fit them all!

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Increased Government Spending Has Republicans In A Panic

Increased Government Spending Has Republicans In A Panic

The better the economy gets, the more Republicans are going to freak out and it’s only getting started. Ha. Ha. Ha.

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Chris Christie Poised To Sign Bill Paving The Way For Corporations To Control Water In New Jersey

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With a stroke of a pen, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie could pave the way for corporations to control the state’s water supply without the consent of the voting public.

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Today In Wingnuttery: Amnesty Will Be ‘Suicide For America’

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Republicans don’t need immigrants to turn us into a third world country. All they need is a distracted electorate.

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Hypocrite Charles Koch Just Called Us A Bunch Of Worthless, Lazy Slugs

Hypocrite Charles Koch Just Called Us A Bunch Of Worthless, Lazy Slugs

The trust fund billionaire, Charles Koch, thinks you should start sweeping streets, you lazy bum.

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WATCH: Bernie Sanders Goes Head To Head With Bill O’Reilly

Sen. Bernie Sanders squared off against Bill O’Reilly and forcefully argued for reducing income inequality, investing in infrastructure and jobs and more. Image: Screen grab

Sen. Bernie Sanders squared off against Bill O’Reilly and forcefully argued for reducing income inequality, investing in infrastructure and jobs and more.

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Scott Walker’s Fiscal Irresponsibility Will Now Cost Wisconsin Billions As Bridges Start Failing (VIDEO)

Scott Walker’s Fiscal Irresponsibility Will Now Cost Wisconsin Billions As Bridges Start Failing (VIDEO)

People in Wisconsin were alarmed when the Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge began to sag, the result of a decades long fight by the GOP to eliminate maintenance.

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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?

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24 Policies That Republicans Supported BEFORE They Were Against Them

24 Policies That Republicans Supported BEFORE They Were Against Them

Since President Obama took the oath of office in January 2009, Republicans have reversed their stances on many different policies and beliefs. Here are 24 of them.

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GOP’s Tom Coburn Stunning Call For Less Federal Aid For Disaster Victims (VIDEO)

GOP’s Tom Coburn Stunning Call For Less Federal Aid For Disaster Victims (VIDEO)

Federal disaster aid makes states ‘dependent?’ Does Tom Coburn (R-Jerk) actually understand what the ‘U’ in ‘USA’ stands for?

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So Much For Fiscal Hawks – Republicans Now Costing You Tens Of Millions To Save A Few Million

So Much For Fiscal Hawks – Republicans Now Costing You Tens Of Millions To Save A Few Million

In order to save $7 million, the Republicans are now going to cost the United States $25 million. So much for ‘fiscal responsibility’

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Can U.S. Tolerate Collapsing Infrastructure As ANOTHER Highway Bridge Falls Into River? (VIDEO)

I-5 Bridge over Skagit River; image @GuardianLV

The investigation needs to look at this bridge to reinforce for the rest of the nation the urgency of investing in our decaying infrastructure.

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How Infrastructure Investment Brought America’s Game To Santa Clara, California

How Infrastructure Investment Brought America’s Game To Santa Clara, California

Through a wise investment in infrastructure, Santa Clara has turned what once was a center for dried fruit into the high tech heart of the United States.

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Under Their Feet: Oil Pipeline Spill Forces Neighborhood To Evacuate

Mayflower neighborhood oil spill; photo by Ryan Liggett @KATV

It’s going to be interesting when more pipelines – and bridges, freeways, train tracks, dams, etc. – begin to crumble as they deteriorate.

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New FDA Laws In View – Making Our Food Safer

New FDA Laws In View – Making Our Food Safer

The new standards address farmers and manufacturers and will bring the food industry into the 21st century.

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