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Obama Requests $1.1B for Gun Control – and does it wrong

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Like the Senator that thought magazines were disposable, another that thought ARs could shoot 30 rounds in 1/2 second and the list of other politicians that misunderstand every aspect of gun ownership – Now, our President has put out a request for more than a billion dollars to spend on a list of gun control measures that is clearly upside ...

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House GOP Has Nothing to Offer Conservatives

Here’s the situation: You’re in a high–stakes negotiation with an untrustworthy opponent. The opposition has violated every agreement the two of you have made in the past. Enforcement mechanisms are weak or non–existent. In other areas of mutual interest your opponent regularly violates the law and dares you to do something about the violation. Your weak and vacillating leadership can’t ...

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Obama Is *Mostly* OK With The Budget Agreement

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From The White House:   Earlier this year, I called on Congress to work together on a balanced approach to a budget that grows our economy faster and creates more jobs – not through aimless, reckless spending cuts that harm our economy now, but by making sure we can afford to invest in the things that have always grown our ...

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Federal Government: Embarrassing to the Point of Painful

As the so-called “government shutdown” drags on, one thing is hard not to admit: the Obama Administration is acting in a manner that is attempting to extract the maximum amount of pain on the American people. While many are wondering how it came to this point, those of us who actually paid attention in Social Studies, Civics and American History ...

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The Fomentation of a Government Shut Down

Well, it is upon us, the dreaded government shutdown. And yet the Earth still spins, the water still runs, the electric is on and Harry Reid is still tossing verbal grenades at anyone who dares represent an opposing view to the lock-step Progressive agenda. Imagine that! Our daily lives didn’t come to a grinding, catastrophic halt because the big government ...

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Jabberwonky Budget Apocalypse Edition – September 29th

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When: Sunday, September 29th, 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific Where: Jabberwonky on Blog Talk Radio What: `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. Whether it’s “down the rabbit hole”, or “through the looking glass”, the world of politics is often referred to in the lexicon given ...

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Government Shutdown?…Blame Obama & Reid

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There are two statements one can make with certainty about the current situation inside the beltway. First, truth is a rare commodity. What was promised to be the most transparent administration in American history has proven to, by comparison, make Richard Nixon’s Administration look like Wikileaks. And second, the Republican Party, at its highest level, has a lethal messaging problem. ...

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WaPo on Obama budget: nearly all will pay higher taxes

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The Washington Post reported the a nonpartisan analysis found that ” earners at nearly every income level would face a somewhat higher tax burden.” The Tax Policy Center study found that Anericans earning less than $200,000 will pay higher taxes despite the President’s 2008 pledge to the middle class unequivocally stating that they would see absolutely no increase in taxation. The result will ...

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Obama’s Budget Plan: Raise Taxes on Middle Class, Gut Charities

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$800 billion in tax increases form the center of President Obama’s new budget plan with some $1.2 Billion in cuts to future spending growth. Neither side seems to willing to support the plan. Democrats say that the tax increases don’t go far enough and point to the liberal plan from the Senate that raises taxes by more than twice what ...

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Shorter Jay Carney: Obama’s Not King, You Know

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney spoke about the much delayed budget President Obama will finally unveil next week. “What I will say is that this is not the president’s idealized budget,” said Carney,  “It is not what he would do if he were king, or if only people who supported his proposals were in Congress. Have we ever had ...

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Obama pivots to spanish language television after failures on budget, guns, healthcare

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The President is scheduled for sit-down interviews with Spanish language television networks Telemundo and Univision in an attempt to refocus American’s attention from his failures on the budget and gun control and the growing negative view Americans have on Obamacare. President Obama is likely to focus on immigration reform – something that is much more likely to yield bi-partisan support ...

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This Week On The Left

Second Amendment: The Battle Rages On It’s hard to believe that in 2013 there would still be an attack on Constitutional rights…but there is. The most recent(and surprisingly well sustained) is against our right to bear arms. This past week President Obama re-upped his gun control push calling on Vice President Biden and NYC Mayor Bloomberg, who held press conferences, ...

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How Joe Biden Spent $585,000 for One Night in Paris

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Have you really thought about that? Here’s how he did it. There are more stories about this than I have toothpicks and we owned a restaurant. (Trust me, you end up with a lot of toothpicks after closing a restaurant.) I have a much different take on things but first “the facts:” When you think about it – I mean ...

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Is House Passed GOP Budget Hopeless?

via Pennua.org   On Thursday, the House passed the GOP Budget Plan, authored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis). It passed almost entirely down partisan lines with a 221-207 vote. Ryan’s plan is geared toward balancing the budget within 10 years through a series of huge spending cuts equaling $4.6 trillion that primarily affect funding of social programs while keeping current ...

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Dem Senators On Budget Committee Unanimously Oppose Balancing The Federal Budget

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During the mark-up of what would be the first Senate budget in four years, Senate Republicans offered two separate amendments to balance the budget in 10 years. Democrat members on Committee voted against both of these amendments. Sessions’ amendment would reduce revenues in the Chairman’s Mark to the level of revenues in CBO’s February baseline and reduce total outlays such ...

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