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Pensito Review has been publishing commentary on politics and the news since January 2005. Coverage focuses on progressive politics in Washington as well as nationwide, with a particular interest in Florida and California where the company has offices. The editors, Jon Ponder in California and Trish Ponder and Buck Banks in Florida, are all professional […]

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Bacall: ‘I’m a Total Democrat – I’m Anti-Republican’

I’m a total Democrat. I’m anti-Republican. And it’s only fair that you know it… I’m liberal. The L word!

- Lauren Bacall ( September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014)

Poll: Majority Believes Obama Believed His Assertion That Coverage Would Remain Intact To Be True


Percentage of respondents in the most recent Washington Post/ABC Poll who agreed that Pres. Obama believed it to be true when he asserted that customers who liked their insurance plans could keep their plans under the Affordable Care Act.

Standard & Poor’s: Republicans’ Government Shutdown Has Cost U.S. Economy $24 Billion, So Far

$24 Billion

Cost of the Republican Party’s shutdown of the federal government as of Oct. 16, 2013, according to Standard & Poor’s.

Lindsey Graham Pleads with Dems to Show Mercy on Republicans

We won’t be the last political party to overplay our hand. It might happen one day on the Democratic side. And if it did, would Republicans, for the good of the country, kinda give a little? We really did go too far. We screwed up. But their response is making things worse, not better.

- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., begging Democrats to go easy on Republicans, who are in trouble with voters because they shut down the government and are threatening to default on the national debt.

Tagg Romney: I Wanted to ‘Take a Swing’ at Pres. Obama after He Called Mitt Out for Lying

Ahh You know, ah, Jump out of your seat and rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him. But you know you can’t do that because, well, first because there’s a lot of secret service agents between you and him but also because this is the nature of the process.

- Tagg Romney, speaking on a right-wing radio show, when asked, “What is it like for you to hear the President of the United States call your dad a liar?”

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