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Apparently House Republicans are torn between offering an “aspirational” budget – read: a partisan agenda with no chance of getting signed into law – and sticking with their well-worn politics of obstruction and dead-end attacks on the Affordable Health Care … Continue reading

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Republicans have held the majority of the House of Representatives for three full years or more than 1,100 days. You would think after all that time they would have a plan – but apparently they do not… From POLITICO, “Jobless … Continue reading

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What a difference a few days makes.  Last week, House Republicans were selling the Ryan-Murray two-year budget compromise as a bill that stops the drama and ends the GOP-led lurching from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis.  House GOP Budget Chairman … Continue reading

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A GUIDE TO THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN DO-NOTHING CONGRESS: 113TH CONGRESS EDITION WHAT THEY DID SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT: After lurching from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis, the Republicans shut the federal government down for 16 days – taking $24 billion … Continue reading

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‘Rooting only for failure.’ That is how conservative columnist Kathleen Parker describes the GOP’s ‘toxic messaging’: From the Washington Post: As the government health-care Web site chugs along, the Obama administration has begun a counter-initiative to combat Republican naysaying — … Continue reading

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There is broad bipartisan support for immigration reform across the country and here in Congress. The time is now. “71 percent of voters surveyed nationwide said they would back an immigration bill that contains the following provisions: border security, an … Continue reading

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The front page, four-letter headline of POLITICO this morning says it all: “Done.” From the story: Both privately and publicly, top D.C. leaders are voicing skepticism about anything happening this year. In a recent meeting with his Republican leadership colleagues, … Continue reading

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Today, GOP Budget Chairman Paul Ryan drew a hard line at the first House-Senate Budget Conference meeting essentially taking revenue off the table.  From BusinessWeek: Democrats and Republicans clashed over reducing the U.S. debt by raising revenue as the first … Continue reading

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The Republican Government Shutdown may be over but the 16-day, Tea Party-fueled debacle and GOP history of lurching from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis is having a lasting impact on American consumers and the business community. USA Today – Survey: … Continue reading

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Marine Times: Doctors going without pay from Tricare Tricare beneficiaries who see civilian doctors aren’t seeing any effects from the government shutdown yet, but the contractors and doctors who care for them aren’t getting paid. The Defense Health Agency notified … Continue reading

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