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Politics and Prune Juice Podcast #2 – GOP Debate Recap

We discuss all the craziness of the second GOP debate of the season — this time hosted by CNN. In this episode, Matt talks about how eternally long both the “kiddie table” and “main stage” debates were. He also ... Read...
by Prune Juice Media on Sep 18, 2015

Tweet(s) of the Day: Jim Moran and the #CRomnibus

Occasionally we spot some really newsworthy tweets. Here, Congressman Jim Moran fights with his fellow Representatives right until the end of session.
by Red Brick Town on Dec 12, 2014

Tweet(s) of the Day: Jim Moran and the #Cromnibus

Occasionally we spot some really newsworthy tweets. Here, Congressman Jim Moran fights with his fellow Representatives right until the end of session.
by Red Brick Town on Dec 12, 2014

Obama's Hubris (Or, If Congress Grows a Spine)

Can Congress Accomplish This?So the word is out, courtesy of Obama Press Secretary, Josh Earnest: If the U.S. Congress, led by a new Republican majority in 2015, tries to use its Constitutional powers of the purse, Obama will shut down the government...
by Sanity Sentinel on Dec 2, 2014

The US Government Conspiracy

by Chuck Checkman, TrickingisTricking.com – The Obama administration is a political strain....
by Tricking Is Tricking on Nov 5, 2014

The US Government Conspiracy

by Chuck Checkman, TrickingisTricking.com - The Obama administration is a political strain. Regardless of one's perception, he or she must agree that policies set forth by Barack Obama 's associates have shrunken the United State's already lackluster...
by Tricking Is Tricking on Nov 5, 2014

The U.S. Government Conspiracy

by Chuck Checkman, TrickingisTricking.com - The Obama administration is a political strain. Regardless of one's perception, he or she must agree that policies set forth by Barack Obama 's associates have shrunken the United State's already lackluster...
by Tricking Is Tricking on Nov 5, 2014

The U.S. Government Conspiracy

by Chuck Checkman, TrickingisTricking.com – The Obama administration is a political strain....
by Tricking Is Tricking on Nov 5, 2014

30 examples of Barack Obama disrespecting the military!

The Obama 'Latte Salute' was bad, no doubt about it!But here are 30 more examples of the Commander-in-Chief disrespecting the military it's his job to lead!From Examiner.com:'Obama's top 30 most disrespectful insults to the military'Here are Obama's...
by The Political Commentator on Oct 5, 2014

List: 30 examples of Barack Obama disrespecting the military!

The Obama 'Latte Salute' was bad, no doubt about it!But here are 30 more examples of the Commander-in-Chief disrespecting the military it's his job to lead!From Examiner.com:'Obama's top 30 most disrespectful insults to the military'Here are Obama's...
by The Political Commentator on Oct 5, 2014

Obama Pushes For Unemployment Insurance In Congress

President Obama used the power of the bully pulpit on Tuesday to highlight a serious issue facing out-of-work Americans. Federal unemployment insurance expired on December 28. This left over one million Americans with no additional financial help thi...
by Prune Juice Media on Jan 8, 2014

Budget Deal Reached

Finally, a budget deal is reached in Congress lead by Rep. Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, and Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington State. What would become an endless cycle of near shutdowns, or full shutdowns, will now be averted in upcoming...
by Sparking the Left on Dec 11, 2013

The federal government WILL shut down January 15, 2014!

The teflon President!How, you may ask, can I be so sure that the federal government will have a repeat of the shutdown when funding once again runs out January 15, 2014! I spell the reason O-B-A-M-A-C-A-R-E!Consider: A panel of House and Senate...
by The Political Commentator on Dec 3, 2013

Scott Walker Rules Out Ryan, Rubio, Paul, Cruz for 2016

In a taped interview with ABC's Jonathan Karl, Walker said he believes the GOP nominee needs to be a Washington outsider; someone who has "done successful things in their states, who have taken on big reforms, who are ready to move America forward."...
by REPUBLICAN REDEFINED on Nov 17, 2013

Scott Walker Rules Out Ryan, Rubio, Paul, Cruz for 2016

In a taped interview with ABC's Jonathan Karl, Walker said he believes the GOP nominee needs to be a Washington outsider; someone who has "done successful things in their states, who have taken on big reforms, who are ready to move America forward."...
by REPUBLICAN REDEFINED on Nov 17, 2013

Robert Reich on Inequality and the Steps to Fix it

“I've been worn down by the economy” was the entry line of Robert Reich, the renowned economist who served both under Presidents Clinton and Obama. It was a clever remark because not only did he set a succinct tone of humor from the onset, but he...
by Arash's World on Nov 16, 2013

United we stand?  A few weekends ago, at the Museum of the City of New York, we watched an interesting video about the history of New York City. It ended with 9/11 and a rousing affirmation of our national unity. At the same time the far ri...
by Out of the Woods on Oct 30, 2013

Why am I not surprised?

Our Daily Train | By Jeremy StyronMarco Rubio’s claim that he “never” supported the government shutdown falls flat, and is, I’m sure, what will be numerous examples of Republicans trying to back pedal on the shutdown and salva...
by Our Daily Train on Oct 25, 2013

GOP Civil War

NPR Social Tools'Insurgent' Wing Grapples For Control Of The GOPJonathan Martin explains the Republican rift and how it was widened by the budget battlesFiscal Crisis Sounds the Charge in G.O.P.’s ‘Civil War’...
by Henry Sullivan on Oct 24, 2013

Political Rundown – We’re Open for Business

This past week was a bit busier than last simply because the government is open again. While many think this is cause for celebration, I see it as Congress simply doing their jobs. But, I’m glad all of my federal employees are back on track.
by The Book Whee on Oct 23, 2013


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