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Democrats Should Pass the Doc Fix Bill

55 minutes agoPolitics / US Politics : Kevin Drum

A bill to permanently reform the ridiculous annual charade over the Medicare "doc fix" passed the House today: The House overwhelmingly approved sweeping changes to the Medicare system on Thursday, in the most significant bipartisanShow More Summary

Hillary Clinton says How Bowe Bergdahl Disappeared Doesn’t Matter

The presumed Democratic front-runner for the White House in 2016, when interviewed last June by ABC’s Diane Sawyer, said: “If you look at what the factors were going into the decision, of course there are competing interests and values. And one of our values is we bring everybody home off the battlefield the best we […]

The Medicare “Doc Fix” That Isn’t

As you listen to House Democrats and Republicans sing kumbaya  over their bipartisan agreement to fix the Medicare physician payment system, keep one thing in mind: The doc fix doesn’t fix much, and what it does repair likely will add hundreds of billions of dollars to the debt in coming years. Show More Summary

House Roll Call: House approves bipartisan Medicare doc bill

The 392-37 roll call Thursday by which the House approved a $214 billion bill permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts. A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the bill. Voting yes were 180 Democrats and 212 Republicans. Voting no were 4Show More Summary

Microsoft To Require Its U.S. Suppliers To Offer Paid Leave

6 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

For the past several months, White House officials and Democrats in Congress have been using the bully pulpit to encourage more U.S. businesses to offer their workers paid leave. Their motto: “Lead on leave.” On Thursday, Microsoft showed...Show More Summary

INTERESTING THAT DEMOCRAT MENENDEZ HAS BEEN NEUTRALIZED: New Jersey Republicans Set Stage for Fight…

INTERESTING THAT DEMOCRAT MENENDEZ HAS BEEN NEUTRALIZED: New Jersey Republicans Set Stage for Fight on U.S.-Cuba Relations. Lawmakers are always eager to use appropriations bills to make political statements; this year, House Republicans are using the power of the purse to weigh in on President Barack Obama’s move to normalize U.S. and Cuba relations. GOP […]

House GOP passes budget resolution the 1% can celebrate with glee

23 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

A budget these guys would have heartily approved. House Republicans overcame their internal dispute between defense hawks and deficit hawks and passed a budget resolution Wednesday. The vote was 228-199. No Democrats voted for it; 17 Republicans opposed it. Show More Summary

Majority of House Democrats back the Congressional Progressive Caucus' People's Budget

For the first time in five years, a majority of House Democrats backed the Congressional Progressive Caucus' budget resolution alternative Tuesday. The caucus has 69 members, and 96 of the 188 Democrats voted in favor of its People's Budget: A Raise for America. Show More Summary

Jesse Jackson, Jr. To Be Released From Prison In Alabama And Sent To Halfway House In Washington D.C.

Jesse Jackson, Jr., who just turned 50 on March 11, is set to be released from a federal prison camp in Montgomery, Alabama much earlier than expected. While this seems to be good news, the former Illinois Democratic congressman is not gaining his freedom to go back home to Chicago to do as he pleases. Show More Summary

Obama Fully Backs Immigration Official Who Gave Special Benefits To Democrat Donors

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest firmly backed Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Wednesday, despite a...

House panel passes bill banning IRS from using private email

The issue gained attention following revelations that Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush used personal email addresses to conduct government business. The issue came before the committee as part of its investigation into the way the IRS treated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.

White House supports Boehner/Pelosi 'doc fix' plan

It's so rare, it's almost hard to believe: Republican John Boehner and Democrat Nancy Pelosi got together and solved a problem.

STEPHEN GREEN PROPOSES THE HOUSE OF DEMOCRATS: “All the trappings of power and none of the responsi…

STEPHEN GREEN PROPOSES THE HOUSE OF DEMOCRATS: “All the trappings of power and none of the responsibilities? I say: Give them what they want.”

Democrats Could Become the "Party of No" If They Blow Up This Bipartisan Deal

Last week, in an extraordinarily rare moment of bipartisanship, House Republican and Democratic leaders reached an agreement on two big issues: An imment payment cut to Medicare

House Democrats unveil budget matching Obama's tax increases

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats Monday unveiled a $3.7 trillion budget plan for next year that mirrors President Barack Obama's call for $1.8 trillion in tax increases on wealthier people and corporations over the coming decade. The plan by Maryland Democratic Rep. Show More Summary

Obama, Clinton meet behind closed doors

President Barack Obama met privately with Hillary Clinton, the leading Democratic to replace him, Monday at the White House. Click to Continue »

Big Industries Gave to Democrats Who Strayed on EPA Bills

The word “science” is having an existential crisis in Washington. Two bills passed by the House last week that would redefine how the EPA considers science, and what science it can consider, have attracted huge interest from big EPA-regulated industries that have shown a preference for contributing to GOP campaigns — and to the handful of Democrats

Here’s why Republican senators eyeing the White House face a treacherous week

The four Republican senators eyeing the presidency in 2016 are facing a politically perilous week on Capitol Hill, where Democrats intend to force their hand on tough votes they are wagering will force Republicans to choose between catering to the conservative primary electorate and appealing to the more moderate general electorate. The votes will come […]

Reports: Israel Spied on Iran Nuke Talks; Israel Denies

As if we needed the Democrats to become even more hysterical over Israel. Soon after the U.S. and other major powers entered negotiations last year to curtail Iran’s nuclear program, senior White House officials learned Israel was spying on the … Continued

House Democrats introduce plan to plug budget hole

Illinois' Democratic House speaker has introduced a plan combining the use of special funds and cuts to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole affecting subsidized child care programs, prisons and court reporters.

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