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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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Want Economic Growth? Study Says To Build Bridges

Want Economic Growth? Study Says To Build Bridges

The infrastructure across the United States is in a state of near collapse thanks to Republican obstructionism, and a new report says that is holding back the economy.

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What Happens After The Olympics?

What Happens After The Olympics?

Billions spent for the London games, with a lot to show for it.

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The Super Rich – All Thanks To The Government

The Super Rich – All Thanks To The Government

We study and explore the Super Rich, how did they get there, and what do they owe.

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When Are Taxes Too High? (Op-Ed)

When Are Taxes Too High? (Op-Ed)

A question to be answered, because without taxes, society collapses, but too many and it stagnates. Where it is that taxes are too high?

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We Need a New Works Progress Administration

We Need a New Works Progress Administration

The recent GOP tax plan written by Paul Ryan involves cutting taxes on the wealthy, and slashing benefits for everyone else.

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The Candidate Of ‘NO': Legislation Ron Paul Has Voted Against

The Candidate Of ‘NO': Legislation Ron Paul Has Voted Against

Ron Paul is one of those politicians who says no for a living. As a representative of Texas, Paul has surprisingly voted against quite a few pieces of legislation that would shock many Americans.

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Progressivism Is About Saving Capitalism From Itself

Progressivism Is About Saving Capitalism From Itself

It has often been said that FDR saved capitalism from itself. What that means is that he took office at the lowest depths of the Great Depression, when it was clear that rampant uncontrolled capitalism had not only failed to benefit the more than one-third of Americans were ill-housed, ill-clothed, and ill-fed, but had also collapsed on itself due to the uncontrolled excesses that unregulated free markets had created.

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How Republican Loyalty To Their Masters Is Destroying America

How Republican Loyalty To Their Masters Is Destroying America

This short story offers a parable about the politics of a small town where one rich family was able to protect themselves and their financial bottom-line by controlling the local media and making sure that they ‘owned’ as many local elected officials as possible.

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