Category «Politics»

Obama On Government Snooping Leaks: Nothing To See Here

View this embed › WASHINGTON — President Obama confirmed the existence of two highly classified surveillance programs Friday and told the American people he stands by them — but is open to having his mind changed. Obama confirmed the reported NSA program allowing government agents to monitor the metadata related to millions of phone calls …

Paul Ryan Didn’t Always Shy Away From The Word “Voucher”

1. On Medicare in 2009: “Converting Medicare into defined contribution sort of voucher system.” Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=741pQIIPWuU. youtube.com 2. On Medicaid in 2010: “I would also say to people, look, we are going to you a voucher to get private health insurance to meet you needs.” Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=85E5oZVzWCA. youtube.com Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/paul-ryan-didnt-always-shy-away-from-the-word-vo

Elizabeth Warren Runs As The Left’s Answer To Paul Ryan

View this image › Stephan Savoia / AP BOSTON, Mass. — Elizabeth Warren has been honing her consumer-based liberal message for years. On the stump in Massachusetts this week, she finally found her perfect foil. It’s not her opponent Scott Brown, an affable campaigner and eclectic legislator, who doesn’t match Warren’s ideological commitment or policy …

Hillary Clinton Takes On Congressional Republicans Over Obamacare

View this image › Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended the Affordable Care Act and criticized House Republicans at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York City. Getty Images At a Clinton Global Initiative panel discussion on women’s health, Hillary Clinton momentarily turned the conversation to Washington politics when she offered a …

Government Shutdown: How We Got Here

View this image › Jim Bourg / Reuters WASHINGTON — When the government shut down early Tuesday morning, it seemed to be the inevitable conclusion to a drama that has been playing out for nearly three years. But there weren’t many sighs of relief on Capitol Hill — or any indication that a resolution to …

10 Cases of Liberal Hypocrisy

[JFrater: Before reading the list – read this full introduction. This list has been sitting in my inbox for quite a while and I have been putting off posting it for fear of the storm it may cause, but I have finally decided that we are all mature enough to cope with it. If someone …