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Sunday, December 21, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Billionaires against health care

Billionaires against health care

        Koch-backed group launches $9 million ad campaign against health law By Elise Viebeck A conservative advocacy group closely aligned with the Tea Party announced a $9 million swing-state push against President Obama and the healthcare law. The announcement by Americans for Prosperity (AFP), which is largely funded by the conservative Koch brothers, comes one day after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the vast majority of the law in a ... Full Story

A cornucopia of opinion on Obamacare

A cornucopia of opinion on Obamacare

      Obamacare will help drive down health care costs By Jill R. Horwitz and Helen Levy, Special to CNN (CNN) -- Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the individual mandate, it's time to focus on what has always been a key goal of health reform: Controlling health care costs. No matter how you count it, health care spending is large -- and growing at a worrisome rate. In 2011, Americans spent $2.7 trillion on health care, almost ... Full Story

Romney and the GOP, hypocrites

Romney and the GOP, hypocrites

              Romney's amazing hypocrisy By Donna Brazile, a CNN contributor and Democratic strategist, is vice chairwoman for voter registration and participation at the Democratic National Committee. She is a nationally syndicated columnist, adjunct professor at Georgetown University and author of "Cooking With Grease." She was manager for the Gore-Lieberman presidential campaign in 2000. (CNN) -- Recently, we learned two ... Full Story

Mr. Boehner consoles Mr. Issa

Mr. Boehner consoles Mr. Issa

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More war is coming

More war is coming

      "Netanyahu has decided to attack Iran before the U.S. Elections in November." by Michael Carmichael Senior Israeli officials now confirm that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has, "decided to attack Iran before the U.S. elections in November." Netanyahu's agenda is much broader than knocking out Iranian nuclear installations for his aim is to reshape the political landscape in the USA and Israel shifting everything to the far, far right in order to ... Full Story

Fast and Furious, Post Opinion

Fast and Furious, Post Opinion

          Why ‘Fast and Furious’ is a political loser   Posted by Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake The fight over Operation “Fast and Furious” recommences this week, as Congress returns to Washington today with a contempt vote on Attorney General Eric Holder looming. Darrell Issa (R-CA) before a hearing on "Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice" on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this February 2, 2012, ... Full Story

Republican admits Voter ID laws designed to suppress

Republican admits Voter ID laws designed to suppress Democrats

                The Cat’s Out Of The Bag: One Republican Admits Voter ID Laws Are Meant to Suppress Democrats Written by Annie-Rose Strasser This weekend, Pennsylvania Republican House Leader Mike Turzai (R-PA) finally admitted what so many have speculated: Voter identification efforts are meant to suppress Democratic votes in this year’s election. At the Republican State Committee meeting, Turzai took the stage and ... Full Story

United States on the road to Fascism?

The 14 Defining  Characteristics Of Fascism Free Inquiry  Spring 2003 Dr. Lawrence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American regimes. Britt found 14 defining characteristics common to each: 1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism - Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are ... Full Story

Kill gays and non-virgins?

Kill gays and non-virgins?

            By David Pakman       For years, I’ve been discussing common propaganda techniques used by conservative media to influence audience opinion in ways more reminiscent of brainwashing and indoctrination than informing and reporting. AlterNet’s Cynthia Boaz wrote a riveting exposé of 14 of these techniques, and every single one is easily recognizable a regular basis on Fox News, in conservative media of ... Full Story

The girl who silenced the world for five minutes

The girl who silenced the world for five minutes

        Thirteen-year old girl addresses United Nations meeting.  

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