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Category Archive for 'Politics As Usual'

When it came right down to it, David Dayen writes, Hillary Clinton picked the Warren side: Many attribute the light-touch punishment of Wall Street executives who presided over the financial crisis — a group that includes Rubin himself — to the dominance of the Rubin wing. Since coming to the Senate, Warren’s primary preoccupation has not […]

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It’s called “Where to Invade Next”: Bookmark It

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Rebecca Traister takes a close look at the way the press treats the news of a possible Biden run with how it treats Hillary Clinton. Via New York magazine: Watching the press’s reactions to Clinton and Biden in real time makes for a surreal side-by-side comparison: Take the casting of Elizabeth Warren, with whom Joe […]

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Looks like our phone calls and emails worked: WASHINGTON – Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey will support the international nuclear agreement with Iran, he said Tuesday, becoming the 32d Senate Democrat to announce plans to do so and moving the deal to within two votes of being able to withstand Congressional objections. “This agreement will substantially […]

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If, God forbid, I were faced with the reality of losing a child to random, unnecessary gun violence, the last people on earth I’d want to listen to would be someone in bed with the NRA. But that certainly isn’t stopping their shills from dispensing advice. On August 30, the NRA’s [Colion] Noir posted a […]

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They’re Republicans, so I guess it’s redundant. But there they are, on a day when three Category 4 hurricanes are lined up in the Pacific, talking like the fools they are: WASHINGTON — The Senate rejected the scientific consensus that humans are causing climate change, days after NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration […]

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Boy, this pisses me off. Bernie’s whole speech is just the regurgitation of NRA talking points: On Sunday, CNN’s Jake Tapper pressed Vermont senator and Democratic president candidate Bernie Sanders on his support for the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, or PLCAA. As a senator, Sanders voted for the law, which shields gun and ammunition manufacturers, […]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders was asked about the latest poll numbers in Iowa, showing him closing to within 7 points of Hillary Clinton, and to give specifics on what specific policy differences there are between himself and the former Secretary of State by CNN’s Jake Tapper this Sunday: SANDERS: I think that the business model of […]

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Note to Healthcare providers. It can create liability if you provide your services in another country while claiming to provide those services in the United States. This may seem obvious, but apparently it was not so obvious to Dr. Santiago B. Montoya and his son Rodney. Dr. Montoya is going to serve a four year […]

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Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent points out that saner voices within the Republican party pointed out that sidestepping immigration reform would lead us to a demagogue like The Donald: So here’s a friendly reminder: this whole Trump mess probably could have been avoided. If Republicans had simply held votes on immigration reform in 2013 or […]

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