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Deficit Drops to Lowest Level Since Before the 2008 Financial Crash

Bloomberg: The budget deficit in the U.S. shrank in the last fiscal year to the lowest level as a share of the economy since 2007 as faster growth and falling unemployment boosted tax receipts, the Treasury Department said. The shortfall was $483.4 billion in the 12 months to Sept. 30, compared with $680.2 billion a […]

Initial Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since Clinton Left Office
More evidence that Republicans are terrible economic stewards for working people and the middle class

“The number of people who applied for U.S. jobless benefits fell 23,000 to 264,000 in the week that ended Oct. 11, hitting the lowest level since April 2000, showing that employers are laying off few workers, according to government data released Thursday,” Marketwatch reports. April 2000 was three months after Pres. Clinton left office. The […]

Billionaire Behaving Badly – Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott Delays Debate in Fit of Pique

In case you missed it, check out the remarkable first start of the debate in the Florida governor’s race last night. Incumbent Republican governor Rick Scott, a billionaire, refused to take his place on the stage with his opponent, former Gov. Charlie Crist, a former Republican now turned Democrat, because Crist decided to have a […]

Voters Appear Set to Hand Control of Congress to the Party They Like Least
Chances are even better that voters will be suffering from buyers' remorse by 2016

With the midterm elections less than a month away, polling suggests that voters will give the Republican Party majorities in both houses of Congress for the first time since 2006, when they booted GOP out of power after its disastrous six year run as George W. Bush’s “Rubberstamp Congress.” The NBC poll found that while […]

Obama’s Favorability at 49%, According to Daily Tracking Poll from GOP’s Rasmussen


Pres. Obama’s approval rating according to the Daily Presidential Tracking Poll for October 15, 2014, from Rasmussen Reports, a Republican polling group. His disapproval rating is also 49%. That’s significantly better than his 42/52% rating in an NBC poll released this week.

It’s True – History Will Likely View Obama As a Great President
Despite Republican obstruction, the country is better off today - on healthcare, financial reform, the economy, the environment and national security - than it was when Obama took office

Paul Krugman’s article, “In Defense of Obama,” in Rolling Stone has caused a minor stir. In it he counters the anti-Obama currents swirling on both the left and the right by suggesting that Obama “has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history.” “Obama was indeed naive: He faced […]

On Fox: Republican v Republican on Marriage Equality
Ted Olson debates gay marriage with hate group leader

Watch the latest video at On Fox News Sunday, Ted Olson, the Republican on the legal team that argued for marriage equality in California’s Prop 8 case — but who led the witness-bribing, anti-Clinton “Arkansas Project” in the 1990s, and who represented Bush/Cheney in the 2000 Bush v. Gore case in which Republicans on […]

Is It an ‘Attack Ad’ When It’s True?
Texas GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott's hypocrisy on personal-injury awards should be fair game

Pundits and pols on the left and right are expressing outrage over a new ad from Democratic candidate Wendy Davis in the Texas governor race. The ad points out that even though her opponent, Attorney General Greg Abbott, sued and won a settlement after an accident left him paralyzed from the waist down, he has […]

Police Report Offers New Details on Palin’s Drunken White-on-White Brawl

As we noted earlier, we have an unwritten policy against taking the bait when Sarah Palin begs for attention by making stupid, inflammatory statements in public forums. Not that it matters much if we do. The writers and editors in what she calls the “lamestream” media apparently find her “pull my finger” tactics irresistible. But […]

Supreme Court Rejects Marriage Equality Bans in Five States

The Supreme Court’s decision today not to hear appeals on lower court rulings overturning bans on gay marriage raises the number of states where same-sex marriage is legal from 19 to 24, and will likely lead to overturning bans in six more states.