[T]he 2013 deficit is $139 billion lower than Simpson-Bowles promised to deliver. . . .
This leads to a somewhat surprising proposal
Does the declining deficit mean Obama should embrace the GOP tax plan?
"When Democrats changed Senate rules last year to limit the filibuster against White House nominees, it raised hopes among some liberals that President Obama would use his new power to reshape the federal judiciary. Now, just over three months later, some Democrats and progressive groups are instead trying to stop two of the president's latest nominees to the federal bench on the grounds that they are too conservative," the New York Times reports.
Why do Republicans hate veterans?
With just 41 votes, Republican senators block veterans benefits bill
Republicans Trap Themselves On Medicare, Social Security
It's hard to be blue
GOP's New Plan Hikes Taxes On Americans In Blue States
Divided, yet winning
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/27/us/politics/despite-rifts-gop-has-election-edge-poll-finds.htmlG.O.P., Though Deeply Split, Has Election Edge, Poll Shows
G.O.P., Though Deeply Split, Has Election Edge, Poll Shows
The GOP continues its assault against democracy
Ohio GOP Kills Sunday and Weekday Early Voting
The kind of people . . . HE WHAT?
Republican lawmaker very sorry he said men should be able to rape women if abortion is legal
Why Ted Cruz is hated by his fellow Repubs
Several Republican senators said Wednesday they were surprised and angered after a news report revealed that their GOP colleague, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, made a recent fundraising appeal for a tea party group that is trying to defeat GOP incumbents it doesn't believe are conservative enough.
The senators said Cruz's efforts appeared to violate his own pledge to no longer target sitting Republican senators in favor of tea party-backed candidates in the hard-fought 2014 campaign in which Republicans believe they have a chance to win back control of the Senate.
In addition, the fundraising appears at odds with Cruz's position as vice chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the organization that works to elect and re-elect Republicans to the Senate.
"I am stunned that Senator Cruz is involved in this fundraising effort for a group that has targeted his colleagues in the Republican caucus," Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, told CNN. . . .
Ted Cruz reserves the right to campaign against GOP colleagues
Christie Pals Joked About Causing 'Traffic Problems' At Home Of N.J. Rabbi
Bridge scandal: Christie's press secretary meets with federal prosecutors
Your daily Walker
It's how things work
How the rich became dependent on government subsidies
UK snoops are watching your web cams
This includes the 3 to 11% of images that show nudity. . .
Theocracy watch: the "religious liberty" claim is backfiring
In Fox World, fear of Hillary is generating some hilarious contortions
O'Reilly: 'There's gotta be some downside to having a woman president'
[NB: You all heard him say this when Sarah Palin was running, right?]
Clearly nobody at Fox News did their homework when they ran with a report asking if Hillary Clinton’s age would be a detriment to her candidacy if she decides to run for president in 2016.
John McCain was 72 when he led the Republican presidential ticket in 2008. And conservative icon Ronald Reagan was just over two weeks away from celebrating his 70th birthday when he moved into the Oval Office. . . .
Paula Deen: "I feel like ‘embattled’ or ‘disgraced’ will always follow my name. It’s like that black football player who recently came out.” . . .
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