Mythbusting The Punditry Class’ Election Postmortems

TPM Cafe – Opinion A week after Election Day, we’ve had time not only to look at the returns and reach certain conclusions, but to begin knocking down some very questionable interpretations. Here are a few: Republicans won a tsunami victory that portends a big win in 2016 Uh, no, probably not. The GOP victory… More Mythbusting The Punditry Class’ Election Postmortems

Senators Admit Congress Really Sucked In 2013

The Huffington Post […] Below are the full reactions of senators, lightly edited for clarity: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) “That’s a good question. We were not attacked, uh, to the extent that we were on 9/11. “We showed a level of dysfunction that has seldom been reached. Maybe the only other time was before the… More Senators Admit Congress Really Sucked In 2013

GOP’s latest shutdown delusion: They missed the Obamacare negotiations!

Salon – Joan Walsh I had the good luck of debating former Newt Gingrich flack Rick Tyler on MSNBC Sunday. It was good luck, because it forced me to encounter one of the ways Republicans are lying to the country about their defund/delay/repeal Obamacare hostage-taking. Tyler insisted shutting down the government was reasonable recourse for his party… More GOP’s latest shutdown delusion: They missed the Obamacare negotiations!

John Boehner, Eric Cantor to meet Newtown families

Politico Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) will meet this week with the families who lost relatives in the Newtown, Conn., shooting. The meeting will be Thursday, during the group’s most recent swing through Washington, D.C. “Speaker Boehner’s heart goes out to the victims of this senseless tragedy, and their families,”… More John Boehner, Eric Cantor to meet Newtown families

GOP Freaking Out About Obama’s Attempt To Fill Empty Court Seats

Former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) suggested that the Republican Party “ought to put a sign on the national committee doors that says ‘closed for repairs’ until New Year’s Day next year — and spend that time going over ideas and positive agendas.” I’m in full agreement with Senator Snowe. The president is doing nothing more than… More GOP Freaking Out About Obama’s Attempt To Fill Empty Court Seats

Obama To Nominate 3 For D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals, Setting Up Filibuster Fight

This is long overdue.  Kudos to Senator Harry Reid for his persistence in bringing the GOP’s perpetual acts of obstructing the president’s agenda to the forefront. The Huffington Post President Barack Obama plans to nominate three judges to a critical federal court in a move that The New York Times says “will effectively be daring Republicans to… More Obama To Nominate 3 For D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals, Setting Up Filibuster Fight

SENATE KILLS BACKGROUND CHECK AMENDMENT

  The Huffington Post The Senate failed to muster sufficient support Wednesday for a gun-buyer background check bill that’s supported by nearly 90 percent of Americans, voting the measure down in a procedural vote that likely dooms any major legislation to curb gun violence. The measure — painstakingly crafted by the bipartisan duo of Sens. Joe… More SENATE KILLS BACKGROUND CHECK AMENDMENT

Top GOP Senator: Native American Juries Are Incapable Of Trying White People Fairly

In Washington, DC it’s no secret that Senator Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is not very bright. Think Progress Republicans have offered a number of reasons why they oppose the Violence Against Women Act. Some think it’s unconstitutional. Others argue that it’s just a meaningless bill with a patriotic title. On Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) added a new… More Top GOP Senator: Native American Juries Are Incapable Of Trying White People Fairly

Senate Passes Violence Against Women Act, With No Help From 22 Republican Male Senators

Score one more point against the GOP winning over the women’s vote in 2014 and 2016… Think Progress The Violence Against Women Act reauthorization passed through the Senate on Tuesday afternoon, by a vote of 78 to 22. Of those opposing the legislation, all 22 were Republican men. Every female Senator supported the bill. Among… More Senate Passes Violence Against Women Act, With No Help From 22 Republican Male Senators