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Growing wealth of members of Congress

I extracted the following from today’s issue of The Hill. Nevada Democratic Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) reported at least $3.4 million in wealth, an almost 10 percent rise over the prior year. Reid … Continue reading

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GOP is slippery

Can’t win for losing. The GOP continues playing a political game. Daily Kos reports today that Yesterday, Democrats said they would be willing to move towards the GOP’s position on spending cuts in order to avoid a government shutdown. Today, … Continue reading

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Rise Up! Strike Back!

The headline on MSNBC is “Republicans kill Senate Jobless aid measure.” The lead paragraph reads: Republicans on Thursday defeated Democrats’ showcase election-year jobs bill, including an extension of weekly unemployment benefits for millions of people out of work more than … Continue reading

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Republican Senator Jim Bunning, KY, is a real jerk

Senator Jim Bunning, former major league baseball pitcher, is, I repeat, a real jerk. The Kentucky Republican once again prevented a vote on a bill that would extend eligibility for enhanced unemployment benefits and subsidized health insurance for laid-off workers … Continue reading

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Senator McConnell keeping his mouth shut

McConnell was asked about a report in The New York Times that said John Ensign [R-NV] tried to get former chief of staff Doug Hampton a lobbying job to try to contain the damage incurred from Ensign’s affair with Hampton’s … Continue reading

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Money paid Congress Members by health insurance industry

The following is from TruthDig: The public option in health care reform has been slain, and the murder weapon may be a truckload of greenbacks. The Obama administration caved in recently amid slipping support for the option in Congress, where … Continue reading

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Legislators for sale

Legislators for Sale <Click to see the video Here is a transcript of Olbermann’s Special Comment: (Note: I have added links to Project VoteSmart,  OpenSecrets and Wikipedia as to each legislator Olbermann mentions so you can easily learn about them … Continue reading

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Killing Change Softly

Arianna Huffington, of Huffington Post, may sound funny with her accent, but she is an astute observer of the political scene. Today she has an article headlined Lobbyists on a Roll: Gutting Reform on Banking, Energy and Health Care. She … Continue reading

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