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Impeach Democratic Presidents Bill

Stanton Peele | Posted 08.26.2014 | Comedy
Stanton Peele

Michele Bachmann, retiring Minnesota Congresswoman, has introduced a bill that any Democrat who gets elected president should immediately be impeached...

Ted Cruz Dreams Up Another Defund Obamacare Fight, To No Avail

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), notorious for his hours-long speech that led to the government shutdown in October, hoped to name a new target ...

Paul Blumenthal

Right-Wing Group Reaps Shutdown Fundraising Jackpot | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Conservatives Fund posted record fundraising numbers in September as it backed the congressional campaign to defund Obamacare...

Jason Linkins

Raul Labrador Castigates Media: 'We Have Never Asked For A Full Repeal Of Obamacare' | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

Earlier Wednesday, at a monthly meeting of conservative House Republicans and reporters in the Rayburn House Office Building, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Id...

House Republican Says Attempt To Defund Obamacare A Mistake

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said Wednesday that the Republican Party erred in holding up funding for the federal government over defunding Obamacare, and...

'A Fool's Errand'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blamed tea party Republicans for the government shutdown during a CNN interview on Wednesday, saying Congress never had a s...

March on the Tea Party: To Rome (Georgia) and Moscow (Idaho)

Alan Kelly | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Alan Kelly

The Romes and Moscows of America have done plenty to make us listen, so it's appropriate and in fact patriotic that they should also be made to hear. Let's pay them a visit, en masse.

Ted Cruz Takes A Beating From Senate Republicans

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), railed against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at a private lu...

Jason Linkins

How The GOP Can Easily Get Rid Of Obamacare Without Staging Any More Crises | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

As I watched Monday night's round of legislative ping-pong end in a needless government shutdown, I thought about whether any of this mishegas was act...

How Dare You? How DARE You? HOW DARE YOU?!?

Lisa Longo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

That was Darrell Issa's question to reporters. How dare who? Me? How dare I? How DARE I? HOW DARE I? Where do I start? This is about Issa and his ba...

Amanda Terkel

GOP's Least Favorite Projects Will Keep Running During Government Shutdown | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Congress can't pass legislation to keep the government funded by Monday at midnight, the Smithsonian museums will close, the Centers ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Republicans Lobby Red-State Dems To Support One-Year Obamacare Delay | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moments after they emerged from a Saturday morning meeting, having agreed to another government funding bill that chips away at the pres...

Jeffrey Young

Utterly Crucial Fact About Obamacare Unknown To Most People | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business

Shortly before the debut of the biggest element of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, nearly two-thirds of Americans -- and almost three...

Bipartisanship Achieved!

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ted Cruz wanted to be on television. That's pretty much it, in terms of any effective result that he achieved. In fact, it was so obvious that the worst invective against Cruz continues to come from his own party.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Rand Paul: Ted Cruz's Obamacare Gambit Will Fail | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was bemoaning the "defeatist attitude" of his fellow Republican senators, his close ally Sen. Rand Paul (R...

Jennifer Bendery

Chuck Schumer 'Appalled' Ted Cruz Doesn't Understand 'Green Eggs And Ham' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he couldn't believe his ears when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) read the Dr. Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham...

Michael McAuliff

Ted Cruz Goes Silent, Government Shutdown Looms | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ended his symbolic filibuster Wednesday as Senate rules forced him to stop talking. Senators then voted to push ...

Rubio Ditches Cruz Speech For Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) left Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) hours-long Senate speech against Obamacare Tuesday to attend a fundraiser for Iowa Gov. Terry...

Amanda Terkel

Mitch McConnell Faces Tea Party Ire For Failing To Back Ted Cruz Filibuster | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tea party leaders lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) this week after he said he would not back Sen. Ted Cruz's...

Stand Your Grounds! Let Them Eat Crumbs! Stick 'Em Up!

Frank Islam | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Frank Islam

Doing better begins by thinking about things differently and contemplating our nation's current confrontational and judgmental culture which places blame and finds fault rather than searching for solutions and common ground.

Obama, Clinton To Launch Campaign Push

Reuters | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will turn to his unofficial "secretary of explain...

Shootout in the Obamacare Corral, Round 1

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republican strategy for "defunding" Obamacare has largely been seen by Democrats (and an encouraging number of the media) as somewhat of a joke. Tantrums aren't pretty when small children mount them, and they're even less attractive when members of Congress use the same tactic.

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid: Republicans Are Fanatics With 'Thelma And Louise' Mission | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republicans bent on defunding Obamacare or shutting down the government are "fanatics" with a "Thelma and Louise"-like mission to dr...

Why We Should Hope for a Government Shutdown

Jason Sattler | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Jason Sattler

The GOP has spent the last five years explaining that the source of all evil is Washington, D.C. In a shutdown, Americans will see that what mostly comes out of the government is checks -- soldiers' paychecks, Social Security checks, Medicare reimbursement checks...

Both Sides Now: 'Pickett's Charge' as GOP Votes 42 Times Against Obamacare But Zero on Guns

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgShrum & Erickson debate why the GOP House votes repeatedly to defund Obamacare but not once to defend people from nuts with guns. While Erick scoffs at diplomacy deterring Iranian nukes, Bob thinks that bipartisan sanctions and Obama's Syrian saber-rattling are working.