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Was our pre-Obamacare healthcare system good or bad?

November 30, 2013 by

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It’s always had its cheerleaders, especially among Republicans. One member of the GOP who doesn’t agree is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. In an interview made available this weekend, Walker said

Pointless and shameful: House GOP puts self-interest ahead of country

October 15, 2013 by

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The spectacle that has unfolded the past few weeks in Congress continues the insulting behavior of people elected to serve. They have, for quite a while now, served on behalf of themselves. Today, our representatives in the

Boehner disappoints with Obamacare comment

October 9, 2013 by

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It’s another example supporting our previous post about not giving airtime to those who say nothing new, in this case about the partial government shutdown. House Speaker John Boehner today felt the need to say this

Should the President delay further implementation of Obamacare?

October 2, 2013 by

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Pres. Obama got involved, but only a little bit, in trying to end the government shutdown when he called Republican leaders to the White House this evening. In advance, his spokesman said he wouldn’t compromise on passing a bill if it

Boehner’s comment fair?

September 28, 2013 by

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John Boehner chastised President Obama again today as negotiations to keep the government fully functioning go down to the wire. Congress must act by Monday or various departments will be closed. The Ohio republican referred

Some Republicans don’t seem to know the meaning of ‘atrocity’

September 13, 2013 by

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It’s been almost a mantra these last few days. Many members of the GOP talking about the possibility of cutting off financing for Obamacare. The word some keep repeating to describe the health care plan is “atrocity,” as in these

Congress diddles while college students suffer

July 8, 2013 by

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A procedural vote is scheduled Wednesday in the Senate on a bill to roll back the increase in student loan rates, which doubled to 6.8% on July 1st.  The measure would be in effect for one year to allow

Congress honors its dean, who wants it to set a higher standard

June 13, 2013 by

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Last Sunday, we reported on an interview on CBS with Cong. John Dingell (D-MI), who two days earlier became the nation’s longest-serving congressman with 30 terms under his belt. Questioned by Face the Nation host, Bob Schieffer,

House GOP’s top man does a brief 180 on background checks

March 21, 2013 by

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Today’s apparent reversal on background checks by Speaker John Boehner proved to be short-lived, questions his integrity and for many voters, probably only serves to reinforce distrust of Congress, whose ratings can’t go much lower. His position against assessing the history of most gun buyers

The babies again: They couldn’t avoid the sequester

March 1, 2013 by

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Acting like babies seems to be contagious. Fresh from our post on Tuesday about another aspect of the story, the babies are back. You can argue whether the President or Congress

Cursing lawmakers reprehensible

January 4, 2013 by

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The headline is ours and after our post yesterday, the following story from the Hartford Courant speaks for itself: “Foul-Mouthed Speaker Lowers Civility Bar” by Colin McEnroe (pictured) One way to look at your life right now is this: Even if

Boehner’s language unacceptable

January 3, 2013 by

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The report by Politico that House Speaker John Boehner launched the F-bomb twice at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid during the “fiscal cliff” talks is disturbing. The fact that this could be called a

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