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What we know: GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers misled the American people in the Republican response to the President’s State of the Union on Tuesday with a scare story about Bette from Spokane. What we don’t know: Did McMorris … Continue reading

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In the GOP Response to the President’s State of the Union Address, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers told a story about Bette from Spokane who was facing sharply higher health insurance costs supposedly as a result of the … Continue reading

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While House Republicans are going about their annual retreat – a new poll released this morning by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows the American people are tired of the endless attempts to repeal the patient protections and budget savings in … Continue reading

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Speaker Boehner and GOP leaders in the House might have sent around a memo instructing Republican members to “show compassion” when talking about jobless Americans but the cold truth remains: actions speak louder than words.  Today, Boehner said the GOP-led … 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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‘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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With just eight legislative days left in the year, the GOP-run House has a laundry list of critical issues that need to be addressed before the GOP turns off the lights. From the Farm Bill and nutritional assistance for low … Continue reading

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With just eight legislative days until the GOP-led House calls it quits for the year, it looks like the Republican ‘plan’ to take up comprehensive immigration reform will be just another GOP broken promise to the American people. From the … 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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