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What happens when Healthcare.gov runs smoothly?

October 28, 2013

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The roll-out of Healthcare.gov has been a mess. That much Democrats and Republicans agree on. However, with Jeff Zients’ initial review complete, and a timeline for the site to be “running smoothly” by November 30th, what happens if the site is running smoothly by December 1st – from a political perspective? The GOP, in their […]

First Round of Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

December 3, 2012

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This afternoon Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) sent The White House the GOP’s “solution” to the fiscal cliff. Like their presidential candidate’s entire campaign, the GOP letter tried to put the onus of austerity on the middle class and was devoid of specifics. A few things we do know ($2.2 T savings over 10 years): $800 […]

Texas Failure – Drug Testing Welfare Applicants

November 14, 2012

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By Sam LaVergne On Tuesday, Texas Governor and a one-time GOP Presidential front-runner, Rick Perry announced that he wants to drug test those Texas residents who apply for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Gov. Perry stated, “Texas taxpayers will not subsidize or tolerate illegal drug abuse. Every dollar that […]

The Weekly Ass Clown – Texas GOP Official – Peter Morrison

November 11, 2012

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ass clown /as kloun/ n: an abject failure who is simultaneously arrogant, condescending and obnoxious. Synonym: douchebag   In the first installment of The Weekly Ass Clown we are introduced to Texas GOP official, Peter Morrison. Mr. Morrison called for his state to separate from the United States and the “maggots” who reelected President Barack […]

GOP War

November 8, 2012

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The GOP will be having an internal war for the direction of their party. The Evangelical base will try to move the party even further to the right on issues of women’s reproductive rights by trying to criminalize abortions through a personhood amendment. The Tea Party will beat their small government drum even louder and […]

President Wins Popular Vote and Electoral Vote

November 7, 2012

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Barack Obama won a majority of the popular vote and a resounding electoral college victory Tuesday night. As of now (9:50 a.m. ET on 11/7) with 97% of the precincts reporting the President has an approximately 2.6 million vote lead in the popular vote (2.25%). Florida is still counting votes this morning and will almost […]