Category Archives: Political News – DC

Are these facts truly of equal importance? The Hill: Can Bachmann beat Obama?

“If electability is one challenge for Bachmann, another is her tendency to put her foot in her mouth, misstating everything from the location of key Revolutionary War battles to the date of Elvis Presley’s birthday.” http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/177889-can-bachmann-beat-obama oh:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/16/michele-bachmanns-elvis-birthday_n_928454.html I guess … Continue reading

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Ben Sargent on Rick Perry – can you tell Ben’s from Texas?

http://www.gocomics.com/bensargent/?utm_source=GoComics&utm_medium=free_email&utm_campaign=user_comic

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Interesting article on Harvard Business Review’s blog: Does Standard & Poor’s Deserve a Downgrade?

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/08/does_standard_poors_deserve_a.html?cm_sp=most_widget-_-default-_-Does%20Standard%20%26%20Poor’s%20Deserve%20a%20Downgrade%3F about 2/3 down the page you’ll come to : We must separate the risk of politicians acting childishly (extremely high) from the risk of the United States actually defaulting on its debt (extremely low). Ironically, the political gridlock that … Continue reading

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Proof that Citizens United undermines the democratic process: hedge funds & private equity firms are more vocally represented than voting citizens

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-cantor-hedge-funds-and-private-equity-firms-have-voice-at-debt-ceiling-negotiations/2011/07/22/gIQAZYNVYI_story.html As the debt ceiling talks tick down to the Aug. 2 deadline, leading the opposition to any deal that includes higher taxes is the new tribune of rank and file House Republicans: Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia. . … Continue reading

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when I signed the Stop Anti-Gay Bullying in Anoka-Hennepin, MN on change.org I didn’t realize it referred to Michele Bachmann’s district

http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-anti-gay-bullying-in-anoka-hennepin-mn http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/07/michele-bachmann-teen-suicide “Throughout all of this, Bachmann has remained uncharacteristically quiet. Her office did not respond to a request for comment. But she is on the record opposing anti-bullying legislation. In 2006, Bachmann attended a hearing on an anti-bullying bill … Continue reading

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A rebellion is always legal in the first person, such as “our rebellion.” It is only in the third person – “their rebellion” – that it becomes illegal.

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Truly “Missions Accomplished”

http://www.gocomics.com/danasummers/2011/07/22

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ThinkProgress: Since 1950 Lower Top Tax Rates have Coincided with Weaker Economic Growth

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/06/20/249061/chart-taxes-economic-growth/ It’s critical we get the word out on studies like this . . . yesterday, The New Republic  reported on the possibility of the white working class vote swinging more Republican than in the 2008 election and we need to … Continue reading

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Political News – DC

Comments on the national debt issue 6 12 2011 Representative Richard Neal, 2nd MA Congressional District Republican Leader Cantor asked on the House floor for a discussion about how we got to where we are today.  I think that is … Continue reading

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Measuring social media influence on Capitol Hill & link to Government & Social Media Wiki

I thought you might find these links interesting: http://www.whorunsgov.com/beltwiki/social-media/measuring-social-media-influence-on-capitol-hill/ http://govsm.com/w/Main_Page

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