Sunday, July 31, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Florida GOP Rejects Money To Fight Child Abuse And Neglect: "pIn a partisan stand against the Affordable Care Act, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) and GOP lawmakers are turning away much-needed federal funds aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect. According to Linda Merrell of the Florida Child Healthcare Coalition, the state has missed out on up to $52 million in federal funding — $3.4 [...]/p"
Nothing like those Tea Party values.
Nothing like those Tea Party values.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Rick Perry Signs A Mini-Ryan Health Bill: "pGov. Rick Perry (R-TX) is transforming Texas into a Paul Ryanian Mecca, having just signed legislation that seeks to privatize Medicare and compels the state to formally ask for a Medicaid block grant. The measure also “defunds abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood” and “implements co-payments for non-emergency visits to hospital emergency rooms.”/p"
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Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Despite Perry’s Tough Budget Talk, Texas’ Debt Growing Faster Than The Nation’s: "pFor all his talk of fiscal conservationism on the national stage, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) hasn’t been so parsimonious at home, where his state is racking up debt at a faster rate than the national government and in greater amounts than most other states. Perry regularly attacks President Obama for engaging in “too much [...]/p"
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Monday, July 11, 2011
Pro Corporate, Pro-Voucher Tea Party Group Admits It Wants To ‘Shut Down Public Schools And Have Private Schools Only’
Pro-Voucher Tea Party Group Admits It Wants To ‘Shut Down Public Schools And Have Private Schools Only’: "pAs ThinkProgress has documented, a tightly-knit group of right-wing Political Action Committees (PACs) and corporate foundations have unleashed an assault on public education, pushing school voucher schemes nationwide that would funnell taxpayer dollars away from public schools and toward private schools instead. In doing so, many of these voucher advocates claim they simply want to [...]/p"
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Sunday, July 10, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Michele Bachmann Adds The First Amendment To The Long List Of Constitutional Provisions She Refuses To Obey
Michele Bachmann Adds The First Amendment To The Long List Of Constitutional Provisions She Refuses To Obey: "pLast night, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) became the first presidential candidate to sign a maximalist socially conservative pledge that, among other things, calls for “all forms of pornography” to be banned. In other words, yesterday marks the day when Bachmann added the First Amendment to the long list of constitutional provisions she despises. The right [...]/p"
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Bachmann: ‘I Hope’ Higher Unemployment Will Help My Campaign: "pAppearing on CNBC this morning, presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was asked about this morning’s dismal jobs report and whether higher unemployment rates might help her chances of winning in 2012. “Does it strike you that as the unemployment rate goes up, your chances of winning office also go up?” host Carl Quintanilla asked. [...]/p"
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Bachmann’s Parable For The Poor: Have Faith In God And You Won’t Need Welfare: "pThinkProgress filed this report from a town hall in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Bachmannia descended upon South Carolina last week as GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann stomped for votes at events across the state. Wearing a yellow dress to honor the yellow Tea Party flag, Bachmann roused a rally of supporters in Greenville on Wednesday [...]/p"
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Tea Party GOP Represenative Says Gutting Wall Street Reform Is ‘Compassionate’: "pCongressional Republicans have been waging a campaign to undermine the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, with House Republicans cutting the budgets of the regulators charged with implementing the law and Senate Republicans obstructing nominees for key regulatory positions. Even though the country is still struggling to recover from the Great Recession — caused in no small [...]/p"
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Kasich’s ‘New Way’ Tramples Over Ohioans To Cut Funds For Kids, Drill In Parks, Allow Guns In Bars: "pOhio Gov. John Kasich (R) campaigned on the promise of “a new way and a new day” for all Ohioans. Within 177 of those “new days,” Kasich has demolished worker’s rights, slashed children’s health, kneecapped the middle class, insulted African-Americans, and even eliminated jobs he promised to create — all while expanding tax breaks for [...]/p"
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