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Jim DeMint Endorses Rand Paul

Another good day for Rand Paul in the Kentucky GOP Senate primary: FRANKFORT, Ky. — U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint is at odds with Minority Floor Leader Mitch McConnell on who should be the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. The South Carolina Republican endorsed political outsider Rand Paul on Wednesday, a day after McConnell […]

Republican Candidates For Congress Joke About Abusing Gays While In The Military

Dateline Tennessee: Republican candidates in the 8th Congressional District made candid comments about gays during a recent Tea Party forum that included discussion about the military’s “don’t ask don’t tell” policy. Physicians Ron Kirkland of Jackson and George Flinn of Memphis were among the candidates Thursday night who talked largely about how they’re against the […]

Charlie Crist Hints That He Might Caucus With Democrats If Elected

Today on Meet The Press, Charlie Crist demonstrated once more just how much his political ambition outstrips his political principles when he said that he could possibly caucus with the Democrats if elected to the Senate: Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy If this guy thinks he’s going to […]

Obama Administration Asks Congress To Hold Off On DADT Repeal

Once again, the Obama Administration makes clear that repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is not a priority: Defense Secretary Robert Gates is urging Congress to hold off on repealing the ban on gays in the military until the Defense Department wraps up its yearlong review of how to implement a change. “I strongly oppose any […]

Houses Passes Bill To Authorize Vote On Puerto Rico’s Future

by @ Friday, April 30th, 2010. Filed under Congress, In The News, Politics

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would once again put the issue of Puerto Rican statehood on the front burner: The House on Thursday approved legislation that could set in motion changes in Puerto Rico’s 112-year relationship with the United States, including a transition to statehood or independence. The House bill would […]

Senate Democrats Ready To Unveil Immigration Reform Plan

Well, this will make the next few months interesting: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other leading Democratic senators will formally unveil the outlines of legislation for comprehensive immigration reform late Thursday, CNN has learned. Two senior Democratic sources say the Senate Democrats will discuss a proposal drafted by Reid, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer […]

Republican Congressman: Deport American Citizens !

California Congressman Duncan Hunter Jr. wants to deport American citizens: Not all American citizens, mind you. Just the natural-born American citizens that are the children of illegal immigrants. At a tea party rally in Ramona in San Diego County over the weekend, Hunter fielded a question about the issue. “Would you support deportation of natural […]

Ron Paul: Don’t Just Freeze Congressional Pay, Freeze Government

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to block what would have been an automatic increase in Congressional pay. During the floor debate, Congressman Paul spoke in favor of the bill, but says it doesn’t go far enough:

“One Shi*ty Deal” The DJ Remix

by @ Wednesday, April 28th, 2010. Filed under Congress, Humor, Politics

From Reason TV (Warning NSFW):

James Carville And Stan Greenberg: There Was No ObamaCare Bounce

Democracy Corps, the polling firm run by long-time Democratic campaign advisers James Carville and Stan Greenberg, comes to a rather morose conclusion about the political impact of the passage of health care reform: Health care’s passage did not produce even a point rise in the president’s approval rating or affection for the Democratic Congress. Virtually […]

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