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GOP’s white-on-white war: Shutdown ruptures party’s all-white coalition

October 10, 2013

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Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor (Credit: AP/Alex Brandon) BY: Brian Beutler/Salon On Wednesday, the bottom fell out of the GOP’s Hail Mary “shut down the government over Obamacare” strategy. Perhaps not coincidentally, it was also the day that the party’s leaders tried to revise and soften the terms of the fight — to make it […]

Fighting against our self-inflicted sanctions

October 8, 2013

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BY: Robert Ehlert/ The Idaho Statesman The last time I checked, we were reserving economic sanctions for a select club of our sworn enemies: Iran, North Korea and others vying for positions on the Evil Empire list. But not ourselves. Yet here we are beginning Week 2 of GSA — and we don’t mean General […]

Russia Sends Three More Warships to the Syrian Coast

September 14, 2013

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The missile cruiser Moskva, part of the Black Sea fleet. Russia is strengthening its naval presence off the coast of Syria by deploying three more warships to the region, bringing its total fleet in the eastern Mediterranean to 10 vessels. Admiral Viktor Chirkov said Russia is beefing up its military presence in order to protect against the “slightest threat to national security,” BBC Russia reported. […]

He crosses the street to avoid making white women uncomfortable

July 29, 2013

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, has been a member of Congress for almost two decades. Yet when he is walking down the street in Washington, D.C., at night and white women walk toward him, he says “I cross the street” to avoid making them uncomfortable. Cummings says he rarely speaks about race or what life is […]

What is Sequestration?

February 21, 2013

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It’s a wonky term long used in congressional appropriations staff rooms but now it’s one of the hottest political issues in Washington: Sequestration. But what, exactly is a sequester? Simply put, it’s the formal term for mandatory cuts to federal programs – the process of cordoning off money that may have been authorized by Congress but […]

20 Children Killed 6 Adults Killed The Republican Party ” No Comment”*

December 21, 2012

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* Until the National Rifle Associations speaks…. At a press conference today, NRA vice president  Wayne La Pierre ,called  for a program to arm and train guards in schools as the best way to protect children from gun violence. The group blamed video games, the news media and lax law enforcement – but not guns – for […]

Cold Stone Employee Fired For Facebook Posting “”And another 4 years of the nigger- Maybe he will get assassinated this term..!

November 21, 2012

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22 year old Denise Helms of Turlock, California will not be the last person fired for using poor judgement in the Social Media.    The former Cold Stone manager was let go because of her Nov 7th Facebook posting.    The question is, should she have been?  The seemingly naïve women,(who doesn’t believe she did anything […]

Dear angry white conservatives: Chill out The Sky is not falling

November 18, 2012

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All is not lost with Romney’s defeat — but it may be time to tune into a different news station Dear angry white conservatives who are mourning Mitt Romney’s loss, If Fox News is any indication, many of you are dismayed, upset, and befuddled by Mitt Romney’s loss to President Obama. Some of these feelings […]

Mitt Romney “Gifts”: Original Thought or Memorex? (video) Hispanic Twitter Reactions

November 16, 2012

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Once again, Mitt Romney one step forward, two steps back.   After his elegant concession speech last week  and the President agreeing to meet with him he tell his big buck donors he lost because of the “gifts the administration had given to blacks, Hispanics and young voters during Obama’s first term. Was this another Romney Gaffe or was […]

Obama win has Swedish politicians smiling

November 10, 2012

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Leading politicians in Sweden of all political stripes rejoiced early Wednesday morning over the re-election of US president Barack Obama, but cautioned he has a tough road ahead. Marcus @ Söderhallen, November 7 “I liked Obama’s speech this morning. He was wonderful with his kids and wife. I think it’s better than Romney getting elected. The […]

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