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Not My Democratic Party Anymore

President Bill Clinton is certainly the most skilled Democratic national politician of the last 5 decades. President Clinton’s abilities were most recently on full display during his keynote speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 5, 2012. 1,504 more words

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How influential was the Rogoff-Reinhart study warning that high debt kills growth?

New research suggests that an influential study showing that high debt levels can hurt economic growth overstated the risk, and thus the importance of speedy debt reduction during a recession.  677 more words

Senate Democrats Add To Majority: Caucus Now 54 Plus One | Reduction

Senate Democrats Add To Majority: Caucus Now 54 Plus One

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A very good general election for Democrats got even better on Wednesday when they retained U.S. 358 more words

Critics Argue 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Leaves Lots Of Issues Dangling

WASHINGTON (WJZ)—The fiscal cliff is averted after a late-night vote in Washington finally brought Congress together for a deal, but it’s a compromise that leaves both sides disappointed. 299 more words

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Reality Check: Fiscal Cliff Avoided, But Pay Checks Still Shrinking

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It doesn’t seem to be quite the deal that any politician in Washington wanted, but Congress and President Barack Obama did manage to steer the country away from the fiscal cliff. 561 more words

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Congress votes to strike ‘lunatic’ from federal law.

The U.S. Capitol (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)Washington doesn’t like “lunatics,” but it seems fine with “idiots.”

The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a Senate-passed bill striking the word “lunatic” from… 251 more words

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