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By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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Transcript: Marco Rubio’s speech to announce he’s running for President

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio launched his presidential campaign Monday with a speech at Miami’s Freedom Tower. Here’s the transcript via Time Magazine: “Thank you. After months of deliberation and prayer More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Elijah Cummings says federal workers come to ‘feed their souls’

While fighting to get Federal employees raises, one rep made the role of the federal worker sound awfully “altruistic.” Rep. Elijah Cummings (D–Md.) says, “so many people come to government knowing More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Krauthammer to GOP: make your own budget, force Obama to sequester

Charles Krauthammer turned his attention to the Republicans after President Obama’s proposed budget still exceeded projected revenues. The conservative was on Fox News offering his brand of advice. BRET BAIER: More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
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President Obama State of the Union address promises to raise taxes on rich, spend more

Poised to battle Republicans in Congress, President Obama will begin 2015 with a State of the Union address which announces a call for increased spending and raising taxes on the country’s top earners. “Obama More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 12th, 2013
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New Budget Deal: Spend now, call taxes ‘fees’ and save $2 billion per year over ten years, it’s ‘Mickey Mouse’

FOX News calls the new budget agreement as a “step in the right direction” as the $20 billion is being reported as an impactful step in the right direction against the massive $17 trillion dollar debt.photo/donkeyhotey More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 14th, 2013
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Rep Louie Gohmert says GOP brand ‘hurt by TARP’ as he is constantly interrupted by Fox host VIDEO

During a tense interview between Fox News anchor Arthel Neville and Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Gohmert responds to the assertion that Republicans have done nothing to resolve the government shutdown. photo donkeyhotey More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, October 7th, 2013
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Government Shutdown: Scenic overlooks are being closed

The National Park Service is expanding their closures, even after the publicity surrounding the WWII Memorial, now closing scenic overlooks along the George Washington Parkway. Considered some of areas of amazing More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
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Rand Paul opposes ‘shut down,’ ‘funding Obamacare’ and says compromise may be coming ‘to make it less bad’

Senator Rand Paul signaled that a compromise on Obamacare to would make it “less bad,” rather than pushing the government into a shutdown over conservative demands that the healthcare law be defunded, More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, August 4th, 2013
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Thom Hartman blames suicides on conservatives, noting austerity and GOP ‘bragging’ about bad economy

The liberal talk radio host Thom Hartmann who on Saturday actually wrote an article wherein he claimed that conservative economic policies are driving people to suicide and blamed economics. photo /tyler eugene More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 25th, 2013
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Sequestation blamed for flight delays while taxpayers spend $152K on transgender voice study

Sequestration may be the topic of discussion in Washington budget talks and reductions, but critics are getting increasingly louder as air travel delays mount, national parks close and the federal spending includes More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, March 24th, 2013
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Government spending critics point to $385K ‘duck penis study’ in Stimulus Bill as federal waste

The National Science Foundation may be taking some heat over a study on the “Sexual Conflict, Social Behavior and the Evolution of Waterfowl Genitalia” – aka ducks which is costing taxpayers nearly More...

By Dr. William Anderson On Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
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Paul Krugman, NY Times ‘Consuming Wealth Actually is the Same as Producing Wealth’

With the Big, Bad Sequester looming as the Crisis of the Week and all of the media and political angst accompanying it, I have come to understand that how one responds to the prospect of the government being forced More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 14th, 2013
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The Trillion Dollar Platinum Coin: Believe or Make-Believe?

A petition started in early January on the White House official website calls for the president to mint a platinum coin worth $1 trillion. The United States Treasury technically cannot print its own debt-free currency More...

By Dr. William Anderson On Monday, February 11th, 2013
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Kick that Keynesian Habit

One think I do like about Paul Krugman’s columns extolling Keynesian theory is that they are predictable and easy to follow. I cannot say they really constitute economics, given that Krugman seems to believe More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
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House passes $51 billion Sandy Relief bill, includes pork for Amtrak, NOAA and the FBI

A measure providing $51 billion for relief and recovery from Hurricane Sandy was approved in the House on Tuesday evening, three weeks after Northeast Republicans excoriated the chamber’s GOP leaders for failing More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 27th, 2012
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President Obama calls Congressional leaders for fiscal cliff update as deadline looms

President Barack Obama telephoned congressional leaders on Thursday from both parties with just a few days left to reach a deal to avoid the year-end tax increases and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff. official More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 9th, 2012
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‘Disastrous’ Defense cuts looming as deadline nears

Without action from Washington, on January 2, 2013, the U.S. defense budget will undergo the most dramatic and massive cuts in its history. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley The supercommittee More...

By Dr. William Anderson On Monday, May 16th, 2011
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Massive federal spending, face it, is ‘ludicrous and cruel’

In his April 8th column, Paul Krugman takes his cue from the Democratic National Committee and writes yet another one of his partisan screeds on the Republicans’ federal budget proposals, calling it “ludicrous More...

By Brian Attenberg On Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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Government Shutdown will mean paid vacation for workers

Government Shutdown. That’s the topic du jour in the Newsiverse. But is a government shutdown as terrifying as these talking heads are leading us to believe? Maybe it is a very bad thing if you are one of the More...

By Paul Huebl On Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
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Government Shutdown? That Thought Makes me Giddy!

Washington, DC—The Socialists in our Congress forgot the will of the American people was to stop the bankrupting of America. Rather than cooperate they want to let the government shut down. That of course would More...


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