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Deficit Continues to Drop But Low Corporate Tax Rates Threaten Outlook

Los Angeles Times: The federal deficit continues to decline thanks to budget cuts and slower growth in Medicare costs, but lower than expected corporate tax revenues dimmed some of the improved outlook, according to a report Wednesday from the Congressional Budget Office… Declining corporate tax revenues are largely to blame for a $26 billion dip […]

Lauren Bacall, Actress and Liberal Icon, 1924-2014

Lauren Bacall, who died yesterday just a month shy of her 90th birthday, will rightly be remembered for her A-list acting career and her marriage to movie legend Humphrey Bogart. But Bacall also had a record as a stalwart liberal. As she put it, “I’m a total Democrat. I’m anti-Republican.” “Being a liberal is the […]

Palin: “I Dunno Why Are You Even Worried about Fast Food Wages Because Dha”

We believe? Wait, I thought fast food joints, hurh. Don’t you guys think that they’re like of the Devil or somethin’ I was. Liberals, you want to send those evil employees who would dare work at a fast food joint then ya just don’t believe in, thought you wanted to, I dunno, send them to Purgatory or somethin’ so they all go VEGAN and, uh, wages and picket lines I dunno they’re not often discussed in Purgatory, are they? I dunno why are you even worried about fast food wages because dha. Well, we believe an America where minimum wage jobs they’re not lifetime gigs they’re stepping stone.

-Sarah Palin, Sen. John McCain’s choice to be the Republican Party’s vice presidential nominee in 2008, extemporizing on the minimum wage, which she opposes raising, in a video published on her new website

GOP Congressman Claims Democratic Party Is Waging a War on White People – Ignores the Fact That a Majority of Democrats Are White

Republican Rep. Mo Brooks from Alabama has been on a tear recently. Last week, he told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that he advocated deporting all 11 million undocumented residents of the United States. (Hayes’ interview with Brooks begins at 04:55 in the video above.) According to estimates by the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, the […]

Big-Government Republican Scheme to Deport 11 Million People Would Cost Taxpayers $137.5 Billion

$137.5 Billion

Cost to taxpayers of the big-government Republican proposal to deport 11 million undocumented residents in the United States, based on an estimate by ICE, the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, that deporting one person costs about $12,500.

Boehner, Limbaugh Try to Rewrite History of GOP Push to Impeach Obama
Here's a list of more than 40 calls for impeachment by Republicans since 2009

Republicans have been beating the drum for the impeachment of Pres. Obama since the first year of his first term. Now that it appears voters will remove the GOP’s main obstacle — Democratic control of the Senate — in the November midterms, the reality is sinking in among Democrats and independents that if Republicans keep […]

Least Productive Congress in History Leaves Washington for Five-Week Vacation

After breaking all records for doing nothing, the least productive Congress in U.S. history leaves town today for a five-week vacation: The grand-daddy of all “Do Nothing” Congresses will be departing soon for an undeserved five week summer vacation – leaving behind a pile of unfinished business and a serious humanitarian crisis festering along the […]

N.C. Dem Attorney General Roy Cooper: State Will No Longer Defend Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Roy Cooper, the attorney general of North Carolina Attorney — and one of the few Democratic statewide officials to survive the 2010 tea party electoral sweep that put Republicans in control of North Carolina for the first time since the 1870s — announced this week that his department will no longer defend the state’s ban […]

Clueless: Rep. Curt Clawson, R-Fla., Mistakes Committee Witnesses from U.S. Govt for Foreign Nationals

In case you missed it, check out this episode from a Republican-led House committee last week in which Rep. Curt Clawson from Bonita Springs, Fla., embarrasses himself, his family, his state, his party and the nation. It’s not just that he was completely and utterly wrong in his assumptions, his wrongness is compounded by the […]

Photo Op: Mom-Jeans Wearing Rick Perry in Helicopter Gunship Hunting Refugee Children

This photo is making the rounds but I’ve had trouble tracking down the source. It appears to show Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry in a helicopter gunship leaning on a powerful-looking weapon aimed at the ground. He is scanning the field below presumably, given recent headlines, seeking to target and shoot refugee children who are […]