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You Won’t Believe The House GOP’s Latest Obamacare Stunt

[credit provider=”republicanconference via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/republicanconference/”] A majority of the House Republican conference is pushing their leaders to block funds for ‘Obamacare’ when government funding requires renewal on Oct. 1, a demand that could lead to a government shutdown weeks before Election Day.Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) appeared to brush off the […]
You Won’t Believe The House GOP’s Latest Obamacare Stunt
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Republican Senator Slams Democrats For Tax ‘Gymnastics’ On The Fiscal Cliff

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Brookings Institute”] Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) slammed Democrats on Tuesday for willingly driving the country off the fiscal cliff to create “smoke and mirrors” to cause taxes to rise before going back to cut taxes later.”That these very prominent folks, knowing that this multi-trillion dollar increase would cause […]
Republican Senator Slams Democrats For Tax ‘Gymnastics’ On The Fiscal Cliff
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House Republicans Have Called A Ceasefire In The War On Women

[credit provider=”Flickr / notemily ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/notemily/4765303795/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] House Republicans have sidelined — at least for now — legislation that repeals the Obama administration’s contraception coverage guarantee and makes cuts to funding for women’s health programs. A committee markup initially anticipated for this week won’t happen, nor are GOP leaders certain it […]
House Republicans Have Called A Ceasefire In The War On Women
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Mitt Romney Has A Republican Problem In Wisconsin

[credit provider=”AP”] Wisconsin has become one of the most politically charged states this election season in the aftermath of the Wisconsin governor recall election.But despite the surge in Republican enthusiasm from Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election win, it has not yet shown any signs of benefitting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. […]
Mitt Romney Has A Republican Problem In Wisconsin
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Another Obama-Funded Solar Plant Goes Under, And Republicans Are Already Pouncing

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Amonix”] The Las Vegas Review Journal reports today that Amonix, a California-based solar panel company that has received more than $20 million in federal tax credits and grants, has shut down its manufacturing plant in Northern Las Vegas, just 14 months after it opened. The company, which makes […]
Another Obama-Funded Solar Plant Goes Under, And Republicans Are Already Pouncing
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Top Romney V.P. Candidate Says He Doesn’t Want The Job

[credit provider=”Getty”] As speculation mounts over who Mitt Romney will select as his 2012 running mate, one of the favourite contenders insisted today that he may not want the job. Ohio Senator Rob Portman, whose name most often tops potential V.P. lists, said today that he plans to remain in the […]
Top Romney V.P. Candidate Says He Doesn’t Want The Job
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Here’s Why The GOP’s Plan To Repeal Obamacare Is Totally Hypocritical

[credit provider=”republicanconference via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/republicanconference/”] In the aftermath of last month’s Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have made it clear that they have no plans to give up their fight to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. What is often lost in the discussion […]
Here’s Why The GOP’s Plan To Repeal Obamacare Is Totally Hypocritical
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Here’s What Mitt Romney’s New Campaign Logo Could Look Like

[credit provider=”Business Insider”] Mitt Romney has supposedly chosen a running mate, but has not yet revealed who he or she is.Could we be looking at a Romney-Rice GOP ticket? Or maybe we’ll see a not-so-alliterative Romney-Pawlenty pairing on the ballot come Election Day.
Here’s What Mitt Romney’s New Campaign Logo Could Look Like
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The Democrats Are About To Plunge Us Into A New Recession

[credit provider=”Flickr / Images_of_Money” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5856698715/in/photostream/”] For months, both parties have warned that the country was barreling toward a fiscal cliff of massive tax increases and government spending cuts that would send the economy back into a tailspin unless a compromise was cobbled together before the end of the year.But in a dramatic […]
The Democrats Are About To Plunge Us Into A New Recession
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Politics Is Getting Irrationally Angry, And It’s Mostly The Republicans

[credit provider=”Courtesy of GBTV”] Shortly after John Roberts, the conservative United States Supreme Court Chief Justice, sided with the Court’s four liberal justices to uphold President Barack Obama’s major health-care reform, he joked that he was leaving the country for the “impregnable island fortress” of Malta.Roberts was referring not so […]
Politics Is Getting Irrationally Angry, And It’s Mostly The Republicans
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Meet The 11 People Who Could Be Mitt Romney’s Vice President

[credit provider=”Getty”] As the clock runs down to the Republican National Convention. running mate, speculation about who Mitt Romney will choose as his running mate has reached new heights this week. The New York Times reports today that Romney has already selected his No. 2 and could announce his pick as soon […]
Meet The 11 People Who Could Be Mitt Romney’s Vice President
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Here’s The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired…

[credit provider=”AP”] We’ve been banging on Mitt Romney a fair bit this morning, so now it’s President Obama’s turn.One of the single biggest factors in a President’s reelection chances is the direction of the unemployment rate and monthly jobs numbers in the six months leading up to the election. We’re […]
Here’s The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired…
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Republicans Freak Out Over Obama’s Hugo Chavez Comments

In what appears to be an effort to find an opening in the national security debate, Republicans and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney are ripping President Barack Obama for his recent statements on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. 
Republicans Freak Out Over Obama’s Hugo Chavez Comments
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OBAMA: My Tax Plan Is Not Class Warfare

President Barack Obama was adamant Monday that his calls for extending the Bush-era tax cuts only for Americans earning less than $250,000 do not amount to class warfare, while at the same time saying that he will veto any legislation that extends all of the tax cuts. 
OBAMA: My Tax Plan Is Not Class Warfare
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CHART: Romney’s Incredible Four Months In Context

June’s fundraising numbers are officially in, and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney absolutely trounced President Barack Obama by about $35 million. Romney continued an impressive trend in June, beating Obama for the second consecutive month. 
CHART: Romney’s Incredible Four Months In Context
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REPORT: Mitt Romney Trounces Obama In June Fundraising

[credit provider=”AP”] Politico reports that in an email to donors, the Obama campaign said it raised $71 million in June from 706,000 donors. That trails Mitt Romney’s June haul by $35 million. The email, from Chief Operating Officer Ann Marie Habershaw, displays some of the concern we’ve seen over the past month, as the […]
REPORT: Mitt Romney Trounces Obama In June Fundraising
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The GOP’s Internal Polling Displays Some Awful Signs For Republican Congressmen

[credit provider=”AP”] Politico reports this morning on how Congressional Republicans will look to use a series of contentious votes to build campaign momentum for the 2012 election. The GOP will complement the votes — including a symbolic effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act — with advertising, robocalls and mailings. Here’s why […]
The GOP’s Internal Polling Displays Some Awful Signs For Republican Congressmen
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This Congressman Quoted Bob Dylan And Resigned After A ‘Nightmarish’ Month

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Creative Commons”] Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) suddenly announced his resignation from Congress late Friday, citing a “nightmarish” past month and quoting Bob Dylan on the way out.The month truly was nightmarish. On Thursday, The Detroit News published McCotter’s plans of a crude-sounding sitcom pilot. Last month, he was informed […]
This Congressman Quoted Bob Dylan And Resigned After A ‘Nightmarish’ Month
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Here Are The Three Post-Birther Republican Conspiracy Theories

[credit provider=”Fibonacci Blue via Flikr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fibonacciblue/”] In the 1990s, if people told you about three men on television spinning ever more complicated conspiracy theories about the federal government, you’d assume they were talking about an “X-Files” spinoff. If you heard the same thing today, you’d be on solid ground assuming they […]
Here Are The Three Post-Birther Republican Conspiracy Theories
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Democrats Are Getting Nervous About Obama’s Money Problems

[credit provider=”The White House”] As second quarter fundraising reports start to trickle in, the Obama campaign is already warning that it may have lost its edge in the campaign money wars.Publicly, the campaign has tried to turn its fundraising disadvantage into a political opportunity, raising the reliable specters of Karl […]
Democrats Are Getting Nervous About Obama’s Money Problems
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A North Carolina Lawmaker Totally Screwed Up And Accidentally Cast The Deciding Vote To Approve A Fracking Bill

[credit provider=”NCVFP via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eaamdEnNuE”] North Carolina lawmaker Becky Carney, a 10-year veteran in the state House, cast the deciding vote last night to override Governor Bev Perdue’s veto on a bill to approve hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in natural gas exploration, but she swears it was all a big mistake.”Oh, […]
A North Carolina Lawmaker Totally Screwed Up And Accidentally Cast The Deciding Vote To Approve A Fracking Bill
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Facebook Billionaire Peter Thiel Is Bankrolling The Tea Party Insurgency In Texas

[credit provider=”Techcruch via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/techcrunch50-2008/2840822829/”] Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Ted Cruz points with pride to the army of small conservative donors supporting him. But his largest longtime contributor is a gay billionaire who supports same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization, campaign finance filings show.Peter Thiel, a German-born hedge fund manager […]
Facebook Billionaire Peter Thiel Is Bankrolling The Tea Party Insurgency In Texas
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The Obamacare Ruling Is A Victory For Almost All Americans

So the Supreme Court — defying many expectations — upheld the Affordable Care Act, a k a Obamacare. There will, no doubt, be many headlines declaring this a big victory for President Obama, which it is. But the real winners are ordinary Americans — people like you.
The Obamacare Ruling Is A Victory For Almost All Americans
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Here’s What To Expect From The Supreme Court’s Big Obamacare Ruling

[credit provider=”AP”] The entire country is waiting with bated breath for tomorrow’s Supreme Court ruling on President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare legislation, a decision that will have wide-ranging effects on politics and the markets, not to mention the multibillion dollar healthcare industry and the millions of people who aren’t insured.But […]
Here’s What To Expect From The Supreme Court’s Big Obamacare Ruling
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HARRY REID: The Senate Has Finally Reached A Deal On Student Loans

[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/secured_user/Download.aspx?st=dl&id=f8cd0d41c0e64b7382b96fe2cced027d&isgb=false”] Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced today that the Senate has reached a deal that will freeze interest rates on student loans for another year, although the details of the proposal have yet to be determined. “We basically have the student loan issue worked out,” Reid told reporters, […]
HARRY REID: The Senate Has Finally Reached A Deal On Student Loans
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JEB BUSH: The GOP Needs ‘A Nation Of Converts’

[credit provider=”AP”] Having declared himself out of the running for Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nod, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has stepped comfortably into the role of party elder, and appears to be relishing the opportunity to critique the Republican Party’s direction and message. In a recent op-ed for the National […]
JEB BUSH: The GOP Needs ‘A Nation Of Converts’
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The Ron Paul Movement Is Already Breaking Down

[credit provider=”Business Insider/Grace Wyler”] With Ron Paul effectively out of the 2012 presidential race, the ragtag coalition that propelled his dark-horse campaign is already showing signs of unravelling. In the wake of the realisation that Paul does not have enough delegates to win the Republican nomination, his supporters have split on […]
The Ron Paul Movement Is Already Breaking Down
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Meet The 14 People Who Could Be Mitt Romney’s Vice President

[credit provider=”Associated Press”] There has been a major shakeup in Mitt Romney’s vice presidential horse race over the last few days, at least according to the national news media. The latest InTrade odds show Republican darling Marco Rubio is falling, in the wake of a recent ABC report that he wasn’t […]
Meet The 14 People Who Could Be Mitt Romney’s Vice President
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Pelosi Blasts Eric Holder Contempt Vote: ‘I Could Have Arrested Karl Rove Any Day’

[credit provider=”AP”] House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi lashed out today at the House Oversight committee decision to vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over botched Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. “I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day,” Pelosi told reporters, according to the Huffington […]
Pelosi Blasts Eric Holder Contempt Vote: ‘I Could Have Arrested Karl Rove Any Day’
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Yes, It’s Time For A Massive Infrastructure Spending Program

[credit provider=”Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection” url=”http://memory.loc.gov/pnp/fsa/8b38000/8b38600/8b38632r.jpg”] I recently laid out the fundamental problem with the US economy:Massive consumer debts and high unemployment are crippling consumer spending, which accounts for about 70% of our economy.
Yes, It’s Time For A Massive Infrastructure Spending Program
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Here’s The REAL Reason Why Rand Paul Endorsed Mitt Romney

[credit provider=”Greg Skidmore, en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rand_Paul_in_Louisville_by_Gage_Skidmore.jpg”] Ron Paul World remains deeply divided over Sen. Rand Paul’s recent endorsement of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.A quick glance around the online universe of the Ron Paul Revolution reveals that many of the most ardent Paul supporters are still shocked and saddened by the […]
Here’s The REAL Reason Why Rand Paul Endorsed Mitt Romney
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Ron Paul Just Won The Iowa Caucuses

[credit provider=”Gage Skidmore via Flikr”] Ron Paul won the majority of national convention delegates in Iowa this weekend, ending a Republican Party drama that has been unfolding since January. The Paul campaign announced tonight that the Texas Congressman won 21 of the state’s 25 unbound delegates at Iowa’s state and district […]
Ron Paul Just Won The Iowa Caucuses
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Montana Senate Race Is Heating Up

GOP Rep. Denny Rehberg – the at-large congressman from Montana – is planning to challenge the state’s Democratic Senator Jon Tester, Roll Call reports. Rehberg’s entry puts the Big Sky matchup at the top of the list of Senate races to watch in 2012. A well-known member of the House […]
Montana Senate Race Is Heating Up
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Michael Steele Left GOP $23 Million In Debt

[credit provider=”WisPolitics via Flikr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/wispolitics/”] Newly elected Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus has his work cut out for him. Priebus, who campaigned on the promise that he would get the RNC’s financial house in order, inherited $23 million in debt from former chairman Michael Steele, the Associated Press reports. […]
Michael Steele Left GOP $23 Million In Debt
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Republicans Want Mitt Romney To Flip-Flop On Immigration — Again

[credit provider=”Getty”] In the wake of President Barack Obama‘s administration announcement that they will stop deporting and start granting work permits to young illegal immigrants, Republicans are urging Republican nominee Mitt Romney to soften his position on illegal immigration. Again.Lionel Sosa, a former top adviser to Ronald Reagan on Hispanic outreach, told […]
Republicans Want Mitt Romney To Flip-Flop On Immigration — Again
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OBAMA vs ROMNEY: Here’s Who’s Right About The Economy

[credit provider=”WikiMedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Destitute_man_vacant_store.gif”] The big issue in this year’s election is the economy.And the candidates are already hammering each other over it.
OBAMA vs ROMNEY: Here’s Who’s Right About The Economy
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Sarah Palin Releases Another Video For Her Maybe Presidential Campaign

[credit provider=”Zeke Miller”] Fresh off a visit to Iowa over the weekend, Sarah Palin has released a new video that has all the trappings of a campaign video.Palin, who remains on the sidelines of the 2012 presidential race, has repeatedly said that she may still launch a campaign if she […]
Sarah Palin Releases Another Video For Her Maybe Presidential Campaign
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Michigan Lawmaker Banned For Saying The Word ‘Vagina’

[credit provider=”Michigan State Rep. Lisa Brown”] Michigan state Rep. Lisa Brown was banned from speaking on the floor of the State House today after she used the word “vagina” in a speech Wednesday, according to the Detroit News.Concluding her remarks about an abortion regulation bill Wednesday, Brown said: 
Michigan Lawmaker Banned For Saying The Word ‘Vagina’
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GOP Latinos Site Uses A Stock Photo Of Asian Children

In 2011, the Republican National Committee launched a new Hispanic outreach effort, complete with a new website, RNC Latinos. Until a few minutes ago, though, that website featured a stock photo of children that were actually Asian. 
GOP Latinos Site Uses A Stock Photo Of Asian Children
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Ron Paul Still Isn’t Sure If He’s Going To His Own Republican Convention Festival

[credit provider=”AP”] The Republican National Committee finally gave in to Ron Paul‘s fanatical supporters this week, signing off on a three-day festival that will fête the septuagenarian congressman in the days leading up to the party’s national convention in Tampa this August.Paul Festival organiser Bryan Siemon told Business Insider that […]
Ron Paul Still Isn’t Sure If He’s Going To His Own Republican Convention Festival
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House Republicans Will Hold A Contempt Vote Against Obama’s Attorney General

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Darrell Issa has scheduled a June 20 vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to produce documents related to the investigation into the Fast and Furious operation “gunwalking” scandal, the committee announced this morning. 
House Republicans Will Hold A Contempt Vote Against Obama’s Attorney General
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KRUGMAN: Obama “Bungled” That Line About The Private Sector Doing Fine–Here’s What He Meant

[credit provider=”www.shorpy.com” url=”http://www.shorpy.com/node/12523″] Paul Krugman is pulling no punches in blasting Obama for his “the private sector is fine” remark last week.(Mitt Romney hasn’t wasted any time, either, using the line as an opportunity to suddenly become a champion of the middle class, even while saying that he doesn’t want […]
KRUGMAN: Obama “Bungled” That Line About The Private Sector Doing Fine–Here’s What He Meant
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And Here Are The Charts That Will Get Obama Reelected…

[credit provider=”Mike Norman Economics” url=”http://mikenormaneconomics.blogspot.com/2012/06/did-stimulus-work-heres-unequivocal.html”] Last week, we printed the chart that will get Obama fired.That chart shows the unemployment rate projected by the incoming Obama administration as compared to the actual unemployment rate over the past four years–which has been far higher than even the nightmare-scenario projection.
And Here Are The Charts That Will Get Obama Reelected…
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Here’s What Republicans Will Do If The Supreme Court Overturns Obamacare

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/gopleader/4156380948/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] NBC News has gotten ahold of new Republican talking points on how to deal with the upcoming Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. The memo, which was distributed by House Speaker John Boehner’s office this afternoon, gives some early insight into […]
Here’s What Republicans Will Do If The Supreme Court Overturns Obamacare
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SORRY GOP! The Wisconsin Recall Wasn’t Really A Referendum On Barack Obama

[credit provider=”AP”] Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus was particularly gleeful last night, in the wake of Gov. Scott Walker‘s decisive victory in Wisconsin’s recall election.Priebus, a Wisconsin native, immediately sent out a tweet congratulating Walker, and rung the verbal bells of “liberty and freedom” to Fox News host Greta Van Susteren.
SORRY GOP! The Wisconsin Recall Wasn’t Really A Referendum On Barack Obama
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The Wisconsin Election Might Be A Lot Closer Than Republicans Hoped

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://search.creativecommons.org/”] With less than an hour to go before the polls close in Wisconsin’s heated recall election, early exit polls indicate that the race might be a lot closer than Republicans had hoped. The New York Times reports that preliminary exits suggest that about a third of all […]
The Wisconsin Election Might Be A Lot Closer Than Republicans Hoped
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Scott Walker Is About To Defy All Historical Odds And Win The Wisconsin Recall Election

[credit provider=”AP”] David Schecter still doesn’t believe Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will prevail in today’s million-plus signature effort to recall him.Schecter is the chair of the political science department at California State University Fresno, where he has written extensively about the nation’s other two gubernatorial recall elections. In those two elections, a pattern […]
Scott Walker Is About To Defy All Historical Odds And Win The Wisconsin Recall Election
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Here’s The Craziest Thing You Never Knew About Republican VP favourite Rob Portman

[credit provider=”Facebook” url=”http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=442389536073&set=a.442389501073.236436.45243961073&type=1&theatre”] Whether he’s tapped as Mitt Romney’s running mate or not, Sen. Rob Portman (R – Ohio) is sure to play a role in the race for president this fall. Literally.Yahoo News reporter Chris Moody has a fascinating feature story today about how Republicans have long turned to Portman for […]
Here’s The Craziest Thing You Never Knew About Republican VP favourite Rob Portman