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Cenk Uygur: Why Can’t We Be the Job Creators?

The Republicans always use the excuse that we have to give the rich huge tax cuts because they are the “job creators.” Of course, the reality is that giving tax…

Congress Got Richer During Recession

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress are enjoying their own financial stimulus. Despite a stubbornly sour national economy congressional members’ personal wealth collectively increased by more than 16 percent between 2008…

Ian Gurvitz: Springtime for Palin?

“President Palin.” Rupert Murdoch’s masturbatory mantra, and the rest of the country’s nightmare. The polls say it can’t happen. That she’s a joke as a national candidate, with no support…

Victor Williams: Lame-Duck Fights: Confirm OMB’s Jack Lew, DOJ’s Jim Cole and 23 Federal Judges

Partisan “leaders” are now chosen, weeks ahead of the Republic’s 112th Congress. Now is the time to confirm Executive Branch leaders for the next two years. It is past time…

FCIC Delays Report Despite Republican Opposition, Citing ‘Very Powerful Interests’ Seeking To Undermine Investigations

The bipartisan panel created to investigate the roots of the financial crisis voted Wednesday to delay the Dec. 15 publication of their report despite Republican opposition, foreshadowing disagreements that are…

Joe Miller Asked To Concede To Lisa Murkowski By Alaska GOP

JUNEAU, Alaska — History, the GOP, the tea party, Sarah Palin and her own mouthful of a name worked against her. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski conquered them all Wednesday, becoming…

Jeff Danziger: Congrats to Wills and Kate

From The Huffington Post…

Amy Siskind: How the GOP Blew it on the Paycheck Fairness Act — and Who the Biggest Cowards Were

Well, it didn’t take long. The Republican Party was handed a historic opportunity with women. For the first time since the advent of exit polling data in 1982, women voters…

Johnny Cash’s Daughter Jabs Sarah Palin

Rosanne Cash, daughter of legendary country singer and songwriter Johnny Cash, tweeted her way into politics again Tuesday, sending out a dispatch batting former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for supposed…

Michael Brenner: A Smile for Charlie Rangel

Charlie Rangel does not want our cheers. He doesn’t need our cheers. His public life has never been a melodrama; celebrity politics is not his game. His career and accomplishments…