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3 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch
He's a Republican who wants to get federal spending under control and blames President Barack Obama for many of the country's problems. She's a Democrat who reaches across the aisle to work with Republicans and has toured the country with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi touting, "When women succeed, America succeeds."
3 hrs ago | Mother Jones
The Republicans' favorite crusade returns, but for the moment it's focusing on a real policy issue-thanks to a Democrat. Benghazi! It's back.
4 hrs ago | Roll Call
How often do you hear a Democrat on the campaign stump tell a largely partisan audience that some of the attendees might be well-advised to vote for a Republican? "If you're a Democrat, you may have to vote for a Republican who is willing to do revenues," the Virginia Democrat said.
Senate Republicans on Monday blocked for the fourth time a bill that would strengthen federal equal pay laws for women. The Paycheck Fairness Act would ban employers from retaliating against employees who share salary information with each other, impose harsher penalties for pay discrimination and require employers to be able to show that wage gaps between men and women are based on factors other than gender.
In a society such as ours where the elite political class is determined to force as much of their agenda down the throats of citizens, whether it has broad support or not, there is way too much to report and way too little time to report it. The United States has been precisely in that predicament since 2009.
Editor's note: Alex Castellanos, a Republican strategist, is the founder of Purple Strategies and NewRepublican.org . You can follow him on Twitter @alexcast .
SPOTTED: Bill Maher celebrating the wrap-up of his two live D.C. shows with a bevy of celebrity and political pals - including Jerry Seinfeld, Rep. Nancy Pelosi , filmmaker Michael Moore, Keith Olbermann, and Grover Norquist, among others - at Penn Quarter eatery nopa Kitchen + Bar. The comedian on Friday night performed a pair of live shows back-to-back in Washington, filming his HBO show, "Real Time," and then a stand-up comedy special.
Former Gov. Jim McGreevy, front, leads dignitaries in saying the Serenity Prayer at Martin's Place. U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, center, holds hands with Gov. Chris Christie.
Martin's Place, Jersey City's new prisoner re-entry and jobs program, opened on Martin Luther King Drive today, offering what Mayor Steve Fulop called "the dignity of second chances." The grand opening for the program's new home, located at the Hub shopping center and named after Martin Luther King Jr., attracted a crowd of about 300 and a bipartisan group of pols, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Bob Menendez and former Gov. Brendan Byrne, all Democrats, and Gov. Chris Christie and former Gov. Thomas Kean, both Republicans.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks at rally the in front of the U.S. Capitol May 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. The event featured Americans whose unemployment benefits expired.
From left, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California. From left, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California.
Democrats see New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District as one of their best chances to pick up a House seat in November's general election in a race full of early spending on accusatory ads, and in which the insurance business looms large. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has run commercials accusing Republican Tom MacArthur of profiting off the misfortune of others as the former owner of an insurance firm that has settled lawsuits from disaster victims who claimed they were not paid for all their losses.
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a live televised address to the nation on his plans for military action against the Islamic State, from the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington September 10, 2014 . Washington is in an ISIS frenzy.
The White House on Sunday put the pressure on Congress to vote this week in favor of President Obama's plan to destroy Islamic State by training and arming Syrians rebels, making clear that sending U.S. combat troops is not an option. "If it's not the Syrian opposition, trained and equipped by the United States, authorized by Congress and the president, a then it'll have to be U.S. troops," White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough told "Fox News Sunday."
More than 120 members of Congress have urged the Supreme Court to recognize that pregnant workers are entitled to reasonable accommodations such as light duty, saying it's needed to ensure that expectant mothers are not forced out of their jobs. In a friend-of-the-court brief, the Democratic lawmakers - 99 from the House, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , and 24 senators - said UPS delivery driver Peggy Young of Lorton, Va., was treated unfairly by her employer when it asked her to take unpaid maternity leave rather than provide a less strenuous position as her doctors advised.
Democrats routinely deride Republicans as extremists bent on coarsening the discourse. In January 2014, in the same interview in which he infamously claimed that ISIS was a "jayvee" team, President Obama blamed conservative media for polarizing the country: The issue has been the inability of my message to penetrate the Republican base so that they feel persuaded that I'm not the caricature that you see on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, but I'm somebody who is interested in solving problems and is pretty practical, and that, actually, a lot of the things we've put in place worked better than people might think.
From its inception, the Affordable Care Act has faced withering attacks from conservatives who denounce it as a government overreach, even socialist. Now, California's version of Obamacare faces a threat from the left, personified by backers of Proposition 45, a far-reaching initiative on the Nov. 4 ballot that would regulate health insurance but also disrupt the nascent program that has provided health care coverage to millions of previously uninsured Californians.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 04:28 am
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