10 things you need to know today: December 18, 2013

The Week The budget deal clears a Senate hurdle, India protests the arrest of a diplomat in New York, and more 1. Budget deal beats filibuster threat A two-year bipartisan budget deal cleared a final major hurdle in the Senate on Tuesday, when a majority of 67 senators beat the threat of a GOP filibuster… More 10 things you need to know today: December 18, 2013

10 things you need to know today: December 11, 2013

The Week Congress reaches a two-year budget deal, Mary Barra becomes the first woman to run GM, and more 1. Congressional negotiators reach a budget deal House and Senate budget negotiators agreed Tuesday to raise military and domestic spending over two years and shift the burden of across-the-board cuts to other programs. The two-year deal… More 10 things you need to know today: December 11, 2013

10 things you need to know today: December 10, 2013

The Week Obama praises Mandela at a massive memorial service, an ice storm hammers the East, and more 1. Obama eulogizes Mandela at memorial service President Obama joined 100 other world leaders at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela in a Johannesburg soccer stadium on Tuesday. Obama said the late South African leader was an inspiration to… More 10 things you need to know today: December 10, 2013

10 things you need to know today: December 4, 2013

The Week A judge clears Detroit to slash pensions, SpaceX marks a new milestone, and more 1. Judge rules Detroit deserves bankruptcy protection A judge ruled Tuesday that the city of Detroit can remain under bankruptcy court protection. The decision means the city can impose pension cuts on its employees to salvage its finances. Unions and… More 10 things you need to know today: December 4, 2013

Jon Stewart: Obama ‘Somewhat Dishonest’ About Healthcare But Republicans Are ‘Lying Like Motherf*ckers’

Huffington Post – Comedy On Tuesday, Jon Stewart tore into the latest issues with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, most notably the fact that President Obama’s promise that if you liked your insurance before, you could keep it wasn’t entirely true. But, as is often the case, there were even bigger liars to… More Jon Stewart: Obama ‘Somewhat Dishonest’ About Healthcare But Republicans Are ‘Lying Like Motherf*ckers’

Political Wire – 11-05-13

Taegan Goodard’s Political Wire Election Day 2013: Six Races to Watch [The Trail] 11/5/2013 7:03:55 AM Here’s a rundown of some major races Tuesday across the country, including closely watched governor and mayoral races, plus a … The Fix: How to watch the exit polls in the Virginia governor’s race [CBS News]11/5/2013 6:32:24 AM Tuesday’s elections bring an… More Political Wire – 11-05-13

10 things you need to know today: October 16, 2013

The Week Senators resume debt talks after a House plan unravels, Fitch warns it could downgrade America’s credit rating, and more 1. Senators renew debt talks after House scraps vote Senate leaders resumed their negotiations on ending the government shutdown and extending the debt limit, after House GOP leaders late Tuesday scrapped a vote on their proposal… More 10 things you need to know today: October 16, 2013

10 things you need to know today: October 9, 2013

The Week Obama picks Janet Yellen to lead the Fed, the shutdown cuts off military death benefits, and more 1. Obama to nominate Janet Yellen for Fed chair President Obama plans to nominate Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve, the White House said Tuesday. If Yellen is confirmed, the… More 10 things you need to know today: October 9, 2013

GOP Aims To Corner Dems By Partially Funding Government

It seems the GOP assumes every American is stupid except them.  Conversely everyone who is not a conservative thinks that the GOP are the inmates running the asylum. TPM DC Republicans have come up with a plan designed to trap Democrats into making policy concessions in order to re-open the parts of the government that… More GOP Aims To Corner Dems By Partially Funding Government

‘House of Turds’: New York Daily News Cover Skewers Boehner

I’m from New York City and the Daily News has not always been my paper of choice.  However this time and in 1995 with Cry Baby Newt on the cover, they got it right! Mediaite New York Daily News blamed House Speaker John Boehner and the “tea party faction he can’t seem to control” for Tuesday’s government shutdown, in… More ‘House of Turds’: New York Daily News Cover Skewers Boehner