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President Obama Delays Decision On Keystone XL Yet Again

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Once again, the Obama Administration punts on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Majority Of Colorado Voters Have Smoked Pot

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This is perhaps the least surprising poll result ever: More than half of all Colorado residents have tried marijuana at some point in their lives, according to a collection of data released by Quinnipiac University pollsters. Quinnipiac, which is based in Connecticut, conducts scads of state-by-state polling and, on Friday morning, tweeted out a chart comparing […]

Hillary Clinton’s Favorability No Longer At Unsustainably High Levels

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Hillary Clinton’s numbers aren’t at the incredibly high levels they used to be, but they were never going to stay that high anyway.

Kathleen Sebelius Says She’s Not Running For Senate

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As I noted earlier this week, some Kansas Democrats were suggesting that Kathleen Sebelius, the former Kansas Governor and outgoing Secretary of Health and Human Services, should run for Senate this year for the seat currently held by Republican Pat Roberts. Yesterday, Sebelius made it clear that she’s not interested in running: WASHINGTON — Kathleen […]

Chelsea Clinton Pregnancy Reveals Everything Bad About Political Media

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Chelsea Clinton is pregnant, and once again America’s political pundits are making fools of themselves.

New York Becomes 11th ‘State’ To Pass National Popular Vote Law

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New York has joined nine other states and the District of Columbia to vote to for an Electoral College bypass.

Ted Cruz’s Dumb Shutdown Stunt Hurt His Fundraising

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Apparently, Ted Cruz’s shutdown stunt last fall is hurting him in the pocketbook: Ted Cruz’s fundraising dropped sharply in the early months of 2014 after peaking during the government shutdown, a signal that his central role in that fight was a boon to his campaign finances. The Texas Republican’s fundraising still remained strong in 2014 […]

Two Joe Biden’s On The Ballot In 2016?

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Vice President Biden continues to leave open the possibility of running for President in 2016, but his son Beau Biden, whose actual name is Joseph Robinette Biden III, has already decided that he’ll be running for Governor of Delaware that year: DOVER, Del. — Vice President Joe Biden’s eldest son, Beau Biden, said Thursday that […]

Joe Biden’s Cadillac For Sale On Craigslist

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A 2005 Cadillac STS that was apparently was owned by Vice-President Biden is for sale: The car’s current owner, Jeff Finkle, is currently advertising the car on Craigslis tunder the heading, “2005 Cadillac sts v8 joe Biden owned it 2005-2008 – $15000.” “Joe Biden caddy sts v8 North Star engine 4×4. Total package everything included. Push […]

Free Porn For Members Of Congress

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If you get elected to Congress, you get free porn: Congressional offices have a porn problem, but it’s not exactly what you think. Since 1983, Larry Flynt has sent the monthly magazine he founded, Hustler, to each and every member of Congress. The dirty mag comes in a plain manila envelope, fairly undetectable to the poor […]

Kathleen Sebelius For Senate?

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Just days after resigning as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Seblieus is apparently been courted to run for Senate in November: WASHINGTON — In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of “gross incompetence” over the […]

How Congress Got Booze During Prohibition

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The fact that alcohol consumption was illegal in the United States for a decade in the 20th Century didn’t stop Members of Congress from getting their libations: While members of Congress may have championed Prohibition laws on the House floor, many of them happily broke the rules in any of the 3,000 speakeasies scattered throughout […]

Absurd, Pointless Lawsuit Against Filibuster Dismissed By Federal Appeals Court

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An unsurprising result in a lawsuit that never should have been filed

Supreme Court To Decide If Politicians Can Be Sued For Lying During A Campaign

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The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments next week in an important First Amendment case.

“Shoe Truthers” Claim Hillary Clinton Shoe Throwing Incident Was Staged

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On Thursday, Hillary Clinton was giving a speech in Las Vegas before an waste management industry trade group convention when a woman ran to the front of the room and threw a shoe at her: (CNN) – A woman hurled a shoe at Hillary Clinton on Thursday during a speech in Las Vegas, according to […]

No Justice Stevens, We Don’t Need To “Fix” The Second Amendment

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The Second Amendment isn’t broken, and you don’t fix things that aren’t broken.

Most Americans Don’t Think Barack Obama Is Black

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A new Pew Research poll finds something very interesting when it asks Americans how they perceive the President of the United States: [A]ccording to data in a fascinating new Pew Research Center study, a majority of Americans describe the President as “mixed race” while just more than a quarter (27 percent) call him “black.” While […]

Wisconsin Republicans To Vote On The Right To Secede From The Union

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At its convention next month, the Wisconsin Republican Party will vote on a resolution supporting the right of states to secede from the United States: To secede or not to secede. That will be the question for Wisconsin Republicans at next month’s convention. Earlier this month, the party’s Resolutions Committee voted in favor of a […]

Is George H.W. Bush America’s Greatest Living President?

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In retrospect, and in comparison with other recent Presidents, George Herbert Walker Bush’s four years in office were pretty darn good.

Vance McAllister Should Ignore The Calls Of His Fellow Republicans To Resign

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Unlike David Vitter, he didn’t break the law.

Virginia Republican: Disabled Children Are God’s Punishment For Abortion

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Friday I noted the comments of Virginia Delegate, and Congressional candidate, Bob Marshall that he opposed an incest exception to abortion bans because sometimes incest is voluntary. It turns out that isn’t the only thing that Marshall had to say on the subject of abortion: Christian conservative and Republican congressional candidate Bob Marshall claims that […]

Religious Conservatives To GOP: Don’t Hold Convention In Vegas

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What could possibly go wrong?

Mike Huckabee: There Might Be More Freedom In North Korea Than The United States

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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee appears to be making an effort to appeal to the most extreme wing of the Republican Party, or perhaps to join Dennis Rodman’s next basketball trip to Pyongyang: One day after questioning President Barack Obama’s “Christian convictions” on Fox News, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has delivered another quote that this time appears to riling […]

113th Congress Set To Be Least Productive In History, But Is That A Bad Thing?

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The current Congress is on pace to pass fewer laws and bills than any since the end of World War II. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Coburn, McCaskill Introduce “Let Me Google That For You” Bill

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Senators Tom Coburn and Claire McCaskill have taken inspiration from a popular snarky web search tool for their newest piece of bipartisan legislation: Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced a new bill this week called the Let Me Google That For You Act of 2014 (seriously). The bill is meant to cut down […]

IRS Still Running Windows XP Despite Microsoft’s Warnings

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The Internal Revenue Service missed the deadline to upgrade systems still running Windows XP and will be paying millions of dollars for security patches: The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) acknowledged this week that it missed the April 8 cut-off for Windows XP support, and will be paying Microsoft millions for an extra year of […]

Who Watches More Porn, Republicans Or Democrats?

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According to this report that Buzzfeed complied, it appears to be pretty much even, although people in blue states apparently watch 13% more porn than people in red states. Apparently there are still some parts of life where bipartisanship prevails.  

Virginia GOP Candidate: No Incest Exception For Abortion, Because Sometimes Incest Is Voluntary

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Perhaps the only good thing you can say about Virginia Delegate Robert Marshall is that, while he may be nuts, at least he’s consistently nuts.

Charles Krauthammer Tells The Right They’ve Lost On Behghazi

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Charles Krauthmmer spoke some truths on Fox News last night that most of the network’s viewers likely found uncomfortable: Remember Karl Rove wandering around the Fox News set on election night 2012, trying to convince his colleagues that Mitt Romney, and not Barack Obama, had won the state of Ohio? It’s a useful visual metaphor for the […]

Kathleen Sebelius Resigns As Secretary Of Health & Human Services

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Former Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, who has served as Secretary of Health and Human Services but has found herself embattled over the past six months due to the botched roll out of the Affordable Care Act, is resigning: WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure […]

House Committee Ignores Fifth Amendment, Holds Lois Lerner In Contempt

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Despite the fact that she asserted her right against self-incrimination, a House Committee has voted to hold Lois Lerner in contempt for refusing to testify.

House Conservatives Plotting Against Boehner Again?

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Once again, the Tea Party wing of the GOP is talking about taking out John Boehner.

Mike Pence For President?

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Mike Pence, the former Indiana Congressman who has served as Governor of the Hoosier State since 2013, says that he’s being courted to run for President: To this point, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) has been on the periphery of talk about the 2016 presidential race. But he says in a new interview that he […]

There Is No “Middle” In Congress Anymore

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At least on Capitol Hill, the political middle is dead and buried.

Angus King Hints He May Caucus With GOP In 2015

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Angus King, Maine’s Independent Senator, caucused with the Democrats when he entered the Senate in 2013 and has largely voted with the Democratic majority on the Senate’s important votes. Now he’s hinting he might switch sides if the GOP gains control of the Senate this year: Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who caucuses with the Democrats, […]

Republican Governors Trailing Democratic Opponents In Five States

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Along with capturing the House, Republicans also made headlines in 2010 by capturing a slew of Governor’s races, including races in states like Pennsylvania where Democrats seemed to be dominant. Those Governors elected in 2010 are up for re-election in 2014, though, and many of them are in trouble: The polls, conducted by the Democratic-leaning […]

Which State Has The Worst Elections?

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A new study ranks the 50 states based upon how well their election system functions: How did each state’s election apparatus perform in the 2012 election? Better than 2008 but still not all that well, according to the annual study, conducted by the Pew Charitable Trusts, of state-by-state elections. “Overall, 40 states and the District improved […]

Mike Huckabee: I’m Not Homophobic, I’m On The Side Of The Bible

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Former Arkansas Governor, and possible 2016 Presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee wants us to know that he’s not homophobic: (CNN) - Mike Huckabee told an Iowa crowd on Tuesday that he’s “not homophobic,” but believing marriage should be between one man and one woman is being “on the right side of the Bible.” Huckabee, who is also […]

Bill Clinton Has A Different Take On Edward Snowden Than Barack Obama

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Bill Clinton seems far more understanding of Edward Snowden than the current President

Jim DeMint: The Federal Government Played No Role In Freeing The Slaves

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Former Senator Jim DeMint, now head of the Heritage Foundation has, shall we say, an interesting view of history: Heritage Foundation head Jim DeMint appeared on Vocal Point with Jerry Newcombe of Truth In Action Ministries last week, where he insisted that “no liberal is going to win a debate that big government freed the slaves.” DeMint, […]

Iowa GOP Senate Candidate: Only Reason Obama Isn’t Being Impeached Is Because He’s Black

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Today in “Dumb Things Republicans Say.”

Affordable Care Act Making Health Insurance Less Affordable

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The law of unintended consequences strikes again.

Jeb Bush Bucks His Party On Immigration, And He’s Right

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Many Republicans won’t like Jeb Bush’s recent comments about illegal immigration, but he’s right.

Louisiana Congressman’s Family Values Include Kissing Young Female Staffers

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Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister found himself in a bit of trouble yesterday: Freshman GOP Rep. Vance McAllister of Louisiana — who ran for office as a principled conservative Christian — has been caught on video in a romantic encounter with a woman believed to be on his congressional staff just before Christmas. The Ouachita Citizen, […]

Former Senator Alan Simpson Endorses Marriage Equality In New Ad

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When he was in the United States Senate during the Reagan and Bush eras, former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson was among that bodies most conservative members. Now, he’s appearing in an ad in favor of same-sex marriage: Former Sen. Alan Simpson, a Republican, is making the case for a “live and let live” approach to […]

Joe Biden Strikes Again

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Vice President Joe Biden, the gift that keeps on giving: (CNN) - There he goes again. Vice President Joe Biden delivered another whimsical moment Monday-the kind that borders a fine line between cheeky yet charming. Speaking at the 94th annual convention of the American Association of Community Colleges in Washington, Biden thanked attendees for their work-something […]

Supreme Court Declines Case Of Photographer Who Refused Service To Gay Couple

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An appeal declined, but an issue that remains outstanding.

Mary Landrieu Leads Opponents In Louisiana Senate Race, But Below 50%

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One of the states seen as  a potential Republican pick up in the Senate this year, where Mary Landrieu finds herself having to win re-election in a state where Mitt Romney won by seventeen points in 2012. Landrieu’s principal opponent in the race is Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy, but since this is Louisiana she’ll be […]

The Less Americans Know About Ukraine, The More They Support Intervening There

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Some interesting conclusions from the guys at The Monkey Blog: On March 28-31, 2014, we asked a national sample of 2,066 Americans (fielded via Survey Sampling International Inc. (SSI), what action they wanted the U.S. to take in Ukraine, but with a twist: In addition to measuring standard demographic characteristics and general foreign policy attitudes, we […]

Every Other Democrat Who Might Run For President Is Waiting For Hillary

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The Democratic field for 2016 is frozen in place waiting for the presumptive frontrunner to make a decision.

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