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The New Republic: Opinion- Jamie Holmes: ‘Why Some People Can’t Escape Poverty’

Source:The New Republic Source:FRS FreeState “During this week’s Congressional Black Caucus special order hour on “Lifting Americans Out of Poverty”, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries’ explained the base causes that keeps many struggling American families at or under the poverty line.” Source:U.S. … Continue reading

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The Fiscal Times: Opinion: Eric Pianin: Get Ready For One-Party Rule if GOP Wins The Senate

The Fiscal Times: Opinion: Eric Pianin: Get Ready For One-Party Rule If GOP Wins The Senate This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger I blogged last night that best ways to fix Washington as far as … Continue reading

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Republican Leader: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: It’s Time for Better Ideas

. This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger Minority Leader Mitch McConnell actually sounding constructive instead of obstructive here in talking about expanding educational and job training opportunities for unemployed workers as part of a deal … Continue reading

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GOP Weekly Address: Video: U.S. Senate Thad Cochran With the GOP’s Weekly ObamaCare Statement

. This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger The GOP’s one horse race is ObamaCare even though that is not the only issue Americans are interested in. And if you look at the weak December jobs … Continue reading

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The Nation: Opinion: Zoe Carpenter: The Progressive Resurgence

The Nation: Opinion: Zoe Carpenter: The Progressive Resurgence This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger When Republicans took back control of the House of Representatives in 2011, thanks to the Tea Party, the Republican right-wing had … Continue reading

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The Daily Beast: Congress: Ben Jacobs: Harry Reid Goes Nuclear on Filibusters

The Daily Beast: Congress: Harry Reid Goes Nuclear on Filibusters This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger Just to be perfectly clear, the Senate filibuster on executive and lower judicial nominations, meaning non-Supreme Court appointments to … Continue reading

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The Globalist: Opinion: Uwe Bott: “The Need For U.S. Constitutional Reform”: Over a Government Shutdown?

The Globalist: Opinion: Uwe Bott: “The Need For U.S. Constitutional Reform”: Over a Government Shutdown? I’ve blogged about this before, but the problems with America do not have to do with the United States Constitution. But the some of our … Continue reading

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Slate: Opinion- David Weigel- Filibuster Reform Kicks Open the Coffin and Returns From the Dead: Senators Have a Right to Make Assholes Out of Themselves

This post was originally posted at FRS FreeState Plus I wouldn’t mind having a super majority requirement to confirm executive appointments in the U.S. Senate, if the leaderships in both parties were responsible and not blocking appointments because they are … Continue reading

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