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Jason Linkins

Raul Labrador Castigates Media: 'We Have Never Asked For A Full Repeal Of Obamacare'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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Pass And Flee: The Hot New Plan Rumored To Be Afoot In The House

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

So the latest bit of wack-ass whimsy that's being talked about inside the Beltway is that the House GOP, rather than avert a host of pending calamitie...

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A Survival Guide To The Debt Ceiling Default Apocalypse

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

America may be on the verge of a catastrophic default on its national debt. There would be no real reason for this default -- it can easily be avoided...

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TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

Good morning everyone, and welcome back to your quickly typed liveblog of the Sunday morning political coprophage chat shows. My name is Jason, and I ...

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No, Americans Are Not Suffering From 'Apocalypse Fatigue,' They Are Suffering From Actual Apocalypses

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

One of the more interesting things about our American life is that since 2008, we have had a financial sector crisis and then an unemployment crisis a...

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Obama Said Some Pretty Dumb Things About The Debt Ceiling In 2006

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

Over at Slate, Matt Yglesias digs into the speech that then-Sen. Barack Obama gave back in 2006 to preface his "no" vote on raising the debt ceiling. ...

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Someone Had This Crazy Notion That Maybe The Media Should Inform The Public About Stuff

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

One of the best teachers I ever had was Ms. Bresnick, who taught my AP Biology class at South Lakes High School. After our class took a test, in addit...

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The Surreal Logic Of The Debt Ceiling Deniers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

Over at Slate, Dave Weigel profiles the strangest subset of the debt ceiling hostage-taker caucus -- the members of the House GOP who seem to genuinel...

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Oh Hey, Yeah, No One Really Understands How We're Going To Avoid A Debt Ceiling Crisis, Sorry Y'all

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

Debt ceiling strategy! Everyone knows we need one, in order to prevent a huge, global economy-crippling default crisis. But no one seems to know, righ...

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Fix The Debt Isn't Too Concerned About The Debt Ceiling Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Over at Daily Intel, Kevin Roose poses a very interesting question in a piece titled, "Why Doesn’t Fix the Debt Try to Do Something About the Debt C...

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Land O' Goshen! Now The Government Shutdown Is Causing Thomas Friedman To Write Half-Decent Columns!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

What is happening? A day after the government shutdown forced the scales to fall from the eyes of the editors of the Washington Post, Thomas Friedman ...

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Congressman Castigates Park Ranger For The Memorial Closure He Voted For

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Day two of Government Shutdown 2013 offered America plenty of surreal moments, from the brief and ridiculous re-emergence of the Grand Bargain, to the...

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Holy S#!t, The Washington Post Published An Editorial That Doesn't Suck Canal Water!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

The Washington Post completed its sale to Amazon kingpin Jeff Bezos on Tuesday, and within 24 hours, a new hope was born unto this world. The Post's e...

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Anyone Who's Been Adversely Affected By The Government Shutdown Needs To Go To The World War II Memorial, I Guess

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

It's Day Two of the government shutdown, and the lesson of the day is that if you have been adversely affected by the closure of government agencies a...

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How The GOP Can Easily Get Rid Of Obamacare Without Staging Any More Crises

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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Never Forget The Great Moderate Republican Revolt Of 2013!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Monday night's bicameral back and forth between the House GOP and the Senate ended in the way everyone saw coming: a shutdown of the federal governmen...

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TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.29.2013 | Media

I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: This vast and clueless slab of derp Stood in the Senate. Heard him on the stand, Half sunk, in rat...

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A Government Shutdown And Debt Ceiling Guide For Journalists Who Don't Want To Be Complete Idiots

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Writing for the Atlantic, James Fallows has offered a "False-Equivalence Guide to the Days Ahead," by which he means the coming government shutdown sh...

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The Only Way To Show Leadership In A Debt Ceiling Crisis Is To Refuse To Negotiate On The Debt Ceiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

The thing about the debt ceiling is that it's not in any way, shape, or form a "partisan" issue. There's no "position" to take on it. It is not a libe...

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New Video Of Alison Lundergan Grimes Raises Fancy-Pants Charge

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

In previous dispatches on the Kentucky Senate race, I've noted that the many achievements of GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell's supporters include things like...

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Newt Gingrich Really, Really, Really Doesn't Want To Be Virginia's Senator So Stop Asking

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

Newt Gingrich does not want to run for Senate in Virginia. And I mean he really, really doesn't want to. And so he'd really like the people who are tr...

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Wendy Davis Wishes She Got As Much Media Attention As Ted Cruz

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

It seems that the new new thing in airy pronouncements of media criticism is that Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) filibuster (we're going to use this term f...

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Obama May Be Straight Up Killing People With The Touch Of His Hand

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

Is President Barack Obama secretly using the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique when he shakes hands? Sure. Why not? As The New York Post's ...

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'Atlas Shrugged' Producers Will Fund Final Movie With History's Most Ironic Kickstarter Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

The producers of the wildly unpopular "Atlas Shrugged" trilogy of movies have had a rough going at the hands of the free market, with the first two mo...

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TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.22.2013 | Media

Good morning everybody and welcome once again to your weekly liveblog of the Beltway-located political media's shame spiral. My name is Jason, and tod...