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Monthly Archives: July 2013

As the clock winds down toward the August recess, House Republicans are busying themselves with dead-end message bills to nowhere and threatening to shutdown the government if they don’t repeal or defund the patient protections and budget savings in the … Continue reading

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This week marks the last days – four working days to be exact – before the GOP-led House will skip town for five weeks leaving behind a mountain of unfinished business and unresolved issues with pressing deadlines. From Roll Call: … Continue reading

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Tantrum throwing Tea Party Republicans in the House and Senate are aiming to shutdown the federal government if they don’t get their way repealing the patient protections and budget savings in the Affordable Care Act. A few Republicans have pushed … Continue reading

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Another day – another poll hitting the GOP-led Congress for gridlock and failing to even try to improve the economy. Nearly three quarters (74 percent) of Americans say Congressional Republicans shoulder at least some blame for the partisan gridlock in … Continue reading

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From Reuters: With the Obama administration poised for a huge public education campaign on healthcare reform, Republicans and their allies are mobilizing a counter-offensive including town hall meetings, protests and media promotions to dissuade uninsured Americans from obtaining health coverage. … Continue reading

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According to a new poll out today #BoehnerStyle isn’t working for America… More than 8 in 10 (83 percent) Americans disapprove of the job Congress is doing – “an all-time high in a survey” – compared to just 12 percent … Continue reading

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From GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers in The Hill: “… people look to us for direction and for the plan coming from the Republicans.  So, what’s the way forward?” Excellent question!  In fact, Democrats and the American people have … Continue reading

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A new poll out today should give pause to Speaker Boehner and Republicans in the House and Senate: Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of Americans disapprove of the way Congress is doing its job and more than half (52 percent) of … Continue reading

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Yesterday, the House GOP stooped to a new low, abandoning a long history of bipartisanship and rural-urban community partnership to pass a Farm Bill that ignores the health and economic security of millions of Americans. As one senior Republican told … Continue reading

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Two weeks ago, Majority Leader Eric Cantor had this to say about the immigration bill that passed the Senate by a vote of 68-32: “I can’t tell you what’s in that big Senate bill, and the well over 1,000 or … Continue reading

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