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Bill Clinton Warns House Democrats “We Need An Economic Strategy Here”

by A-Curran-Diet
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View this image › Joe Scarnici / Getty Images LEESBURG, Virginia — Former President Bill Clinton bluntly warned House Democrats they must pivot from a defensive footing against Republicans and express their own positive agenda if they are going to compete with the GOP next year. “Make no mistake, the Republicans are going to try very hard to make it not as easy for you to win [on negativity] … we are now going to have to have an affirmative agenda for jobs and innovation,” Clinton said, adding that the party must also take a careful approach to immigration reform […]

John Boehner Rallies House Republicans Around Doomed Plan

by LoraA
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View this image › U.S. House Speaker John Boehner Jonathan Ernst / Reuters WASHINGTON— John Boehner has succeeded in rallying House Republicans around a single goal — an accomplishment that has eluded him for months, if not years. The plan that has his conference so excited: passing funding resolution that the Senate and President Obama will assuredly reject, resulting in a government shutdown on Monday. “We are 100 percent unified because we are doing the right things for the right reasons. Everyone said, ‘let’s vote!’ And I said, like on 9/11, ‘Let’s roll!’” said Texas Rep. John Culberson, making a […]

Married Same-Sex Couples In Utah Sue For State Recognition

by HillaryMDiet
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View this image › JoNell Evans (left) and Stacia Ireland. Courtesy of ACLU WASHINGTON — Four same-sex couples married in Utah during the brief period when the state allowed such marriages are suing Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Attorney General Sean Reyes, asking a state court to require the state government to recognize the roughly 1,300 marriages entered into during that time. “We’re fairly private people, and we try to live our lives quietly,” JoNell Evans — who, along with her wife, Stacia Ireland, are the lead plaintiffs in the case — told BuzzFeed Monday night. “We enjoy our quiet […]

Bernie Sanders Has The Best Hair In Congress

by Jonathan_B_Dale
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1. This is Sen. Bernie Sanders. He is a self-described democratic socialist from Vermont. View this image › talkingpointsmemo.com 2. And this is what the ESTABLISHMENT wants you to think Bernie’s hair looks like. View this image › en.wikipedia.org 3. But Bernie told them, “I DO WHAT I WANT.” View this image › 4. This is what Sanders’ hair looks like in its natural environment. View this image › theblaze.com 5. It is somewhere between Doc Brown.   6. Mark Twain.   7. Einstein.   8. With a little bit of Caesar thrown in.   9. And when you’re in […]

Official: Between 60% And 70% Of Obamacare Website Still Not Built

by FeliciaM
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Video available at: http://buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com/video/2013/11/19/HealthcaregovPercent-476×344.mp4. It’s been several weeks since HealthCare.gov was supposed to be fully up and running, but one official said that between 60 and 70% of the website hasn’t even been built yet. At a congressional hearing Tuesday, Deputy Chief Information Officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Henry Chao said while the front end of the site — the part most people actually see, where you can compare plans and apply for enrollment — was finished for the Oct. 1 rollout, the backend is still a long way from completion. “The back office systems, the […]