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March 27, 2012 5:04 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. McConnell Appoints Islamophobia Validator To Federal Commission

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February 10, 2012 3:13 pm ET filed under Blog

Republican Senator Suggests House GOP Budget Would Have Dismantled Medicare

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February 08, 2012 3:01 pm ET filed under Blog

Senate Republicans' Lamest Attack Yet

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February 01, 2012 4:06 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Blocks September 11 Memorial

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January 31, 2012 12:47 pm ET filed under Blog

English-Only Implications Lost On Sen. Rubio

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January 30, 2012 10:15 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Invents A Precedent For Obstruction

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January 27, 2012 3:00 pm ET filed under Blog

DeLay Is Only The Latest Of Gingrich's Former Colleagues To Come Out Against Him

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January 26, 2012 3:03 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Vitter's $1 Million Hold On Science

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January 26, 2012 11:08 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Olympia Snowe And The State Of The GOP

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January 25, 2012 5:42 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. DeMint: GOP Needs To Appeal To Income Tax-Paying Americans "Who Are Working And Know Better"

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January 24, 2012 4:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Rand Paul: TSA Should Profile "Middle Eastern Students"

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January 24, 2012 10:23 am ET filed under Blog

The 27 Republican Bills That Aren't About Jobs

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January 24, 2012 9:42 am ET filed under Fact Check

The 27 Republican Bills That Aren't About Jobs

From the House Republican Conference and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donahue, congressional Republicans and their conservative allies have touted 27 measures passed by the House of Representatives that they claim are "bipartisan jobs bills awaiting Senate action." But the bills are mostly highly partisan attempts to slash regulations that protect, among other things, public health, consumer rights, workplace safety and the environment. The GOP has also dishonestly included in its count a few viable measures with popular bipartisan support; one of these is being held up in the Senate by a Republican, and the others have been placed on the Senate calendar.

Jobs Idea #1: Hamper The EPA's Ability To Protect Public Health

Jobs Idea #2: Obstruct The Federal Government's Ability To Regulate Anything

Jobs Idea #3: Build An Oil Pipeline And Open Offshore Drilling

Jobs Idea #4: Blame Senate For Holding Up Measures The House Only Passed In Late 2011

Jobs Idea #5: An Expired Bill And A Measure Held Up By A Senate Republican

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January 18, 2012 1:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Orrin Hatch's Radical Class Warfare

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January 13, 2012 3:56 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. DeMint: Welfare Caused Rise In Unwed Births

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January 12, 2012 10:36 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. DeMint's Sports Simile Falls Short

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January 09, 2012 12:04 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Rand Paul: Civil Rights Act Was Overreach Because "I Can't Have A Cigar Bar Anymore"

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January 06, 2012 2:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Vitter Promises Greater Obstructionism In Response To Cordray Recess Appointment

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January 03, 2012 2:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Ambitious Republicans Conveniently Discover Opposition To Abortion Just In Time To Woo Conservative Voters

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December 22, 2011 2:32 pm ET filed under Blog

Air Force Academy Is Latest To Undermine A Shoddy "Report" By Sen. Coburn

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December 21, 2011 2:15 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Coburn Debunks His Own Report

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December 20, 2011 5:41 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Ron Johnson Forgets Bush Tax Cuts Were Supposed To Be Temporary

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December 20, 2011 3:50 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner: "There's No Reason We Can't Do" What Should've Been Done Weeks Ago

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December 20, 2011 9:31 am ET filed under Fact Check

GOP In 2011: Anything But Jobs

Throughout the 2010 campaign cycle, Republicans capitalized on the struggling economy to bolster their case for election, promising to focus all their political efforts on job creation. Yet when the GOP assumed the majority in the House of Representatives, it quickly became clear that their "top political priority" — as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) admitted — was to "deny President Obama a second term." As such, the GOP, particularly in the House, has spent its legislative time on anything and everything but legislation to help the struggling economy get back on its feet or to spur job creation. Instead, they've introduced bill after bill on hot-button issues, particularly women's reproductive health; they've dragged the economy to the brink of disaster by playing political games with the debt ceiling; they've done their best to undermine the social safety net by proposing cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and food stamps; and they've tried over and over to repeal or deny funding to the landmark Affordable Care Act. Even worse, a number of the measures they've proposed would actually destroy jobs.

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December 19, 2011 6:08 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. McConnell And The Politicization Of The Payroll Tax

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December 15, 2011 12:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Olympia Snowe's Conflict of Interest Cover-Up

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December 14, 2011 3:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Republicans Don't Know What They're Talking About: Sens. Coburn And Snowe Edition

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December 12, 2011 3:01 pm ET filed under Blog

Why 'Going After' Millionaires 'On The Benefit Side' Doesn't Work

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December 12, 2011 10:17 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 11, 2011

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December 12, 2011 9:59 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 11, 2011

This week's Sunday political talk shows saw a major focus on the debate over the payroll tax cut extension. On Face the Nation, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) attacked President Obama and "Newt Romney" — a name for Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney she came up with during Saturday's debate — over the payroll tax cut, saying there's no evidence the cut helped create jobs. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called the tax cut an 'emergency measure' and said it wouldn't be necessary if President Obama's "failed" policies hadn't resulted in a higher deficit and jobless rates. McConnell, along with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), also pushed for the Keystone Pipeline using discredited job creation numbers.

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