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Wall Street Banks Panic As Congress Prepares To Fund Infrastructure Spending By Cutting Their Subsidies

Big banks are whining as Democrats AND Republicans unite to slash one of their federal subsidies to fund infrastructure spending.

by Stephen D Foster Jr· · News
Mississippi Mayor Assures Disgruntled Residents He Believes He Can ‘Pray Potholes Away’

Mississippi Mayor Assures Disgruntled Residents He Believes He Can ‘Pray Potholes Away’

Mayor’s faith-based solution to fixing the town’s potholes? Prayer.

by Jameson Parker· · News
Republicans Want To Take Money From The Elderly And Injured To Pay For Roads

Republicans Want To Take Money From The Elderly And Injured To Pay For Roads

Just when you think Republicans can’t get any more loathsome.

Colorado Pot Shops Are Saving The State In Yet One More Way (VIDEO)

Colorado Pot Shops Are Saving The State In Yet One More Way (VIDEO)

A win for the state and a win for the industry.

Even China Cares More About America Fixing Broken Bridges Than Republicans Do

Even China Cares More About America Fixing Broken Bridges Than Republicans Do

Investing in ourselves is good for not only our own economy, but the entire world.

by Charles Topher· · News
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10 ‘Radical’ Ideas From Bernie Sanders: Guess Which Ones Most Americans Agree On?

Still think Bernie Sanders is a fringe candidate? A huge majority of us agree with him on 10 major issues. Numbers 6 and 8 may surprise you.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
Now That God Hath Smitten Texas, Will The GOP Beg For Federal Funding?

Now That God Hath Smitten Texas, Will The GOP Beg For Federal Funding?

Texas’ refusal to spend on infrastructure, particularly in areas susceptible to flood, may end up causing the feds to invade…with cash.

by Charles Topher· · News
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.

by Ryan Denson· · News
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GOP Rep. Blames Amtrak’s ‘Soviet-Style Operation’ For Fatal Crash

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.

by Rika Christensen· · News
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Watch Paul Ryan Lie Through His Shiny White Teeth To Deny Republicans Gutted Amtrak (VIDEO)

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.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
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.

by Charles Topher· · Current Issues, News
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.

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!

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.

by Justin Rosario· · News
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Chris Christie Poised To Sign Bill Paving The Way For Corporations To Control Water In New Jersey

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.

by Stephen D Foster Jr· · News
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Today In Wingnuttery: Amnesty Will Be ‘Suicide For America’

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

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
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.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
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

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.

by Ellen Brodsky· · News
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.

by Nathaniel Downes· · 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