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Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Labor Vows To Step Up Recall Effort Against Wisconsin GOP, Challenge Anti-Union Bill In Court

Knowing that their bill would never pass with the 2/3 support it needed, Wisconsin Republicans drafted a second bill, primarily to strip unions of their collective bargaining rights, which only needed a simple majority to be passed. Labor unions vow to fight it, and to recall GOP Senators.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., speaks as his wife Callista looks on during a meeting with Gov. Nathan Deal in the Governor's office Thursday March 3, 2011 in Atlanta. Gingrich said he is launching a website to explore a run for president. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Gingrich: Love of country contributed to affair

Demonstrating a severe lack of accountability for his own infidelity, Newt Gingrich attributed cheating on his former wife to “how passionately he felt about this country”.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Didn’t conservatives use to be tough?  or  “Where have all the cowboys gone?”

Didn’t conservatives use to be tough? or “Where have all the cowboys gone?”

Once, there were herds of Manly Conservatives thundering across the country. He strode the land as a colossus, secure in the knowledge that he was the epitome of all that was good and strong in America. John Wayne was his role model. Ronald Reagan, his idol. John Rambo, his non-gay man-crush. But, alas, they are gone now.

by Walt Dismay· · Political Humor
Don’t Hate Me Because I Care About Others

Don’t Hate Me Because I Care About Others

Why am I demonized for wanting a healthy and successful America? Why am I demonized for wanting equality for LGBT individuals and every minority group? Why am I demonized for caring about the education of the children in America? Why am I demonized for wanting others to respect those who […]

by Sarah· · Current Issues, Political Rants
Things The Republican Congress Has Done, INSTEAD Of Creating Jobs

Things The Republican Congress Has Done, INSTEAD Of Creating Jobs

Republicans said if they took control of the House of Representatives they would start creating jobs. This is a list of some ofthe things they’ve done, instead of creating jobs.

The Tea Party has Pension Envy?!

The Tea Party has Pension Envy?!

According to a new article from the AP, that’s the problem. Pension Envy.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Ranking The Field: The Republican Candidates For President In 2012

Ranking The Field: The Republican Candidates For President In 2012

Who are the candidates that the GOP is most likely to run in 2012 and why are they likely to lose the election, based on their personal and political histories?

The Republican / Tea Party Lie

The Republican / Tea Party Lie

Republicans and their Tea Party friends tell us they want a small, cheap, efficient government, and low taxes. But their actions say otherwise.

by ZCT· · Current Issues, Political Rants
What sedition looks like

What sedition looks like

Would you like to see the real world version? No, I’m not talking about Fox or other anti-Obama outlets thinly protected by the First Amendment. I’m talking about Arizona Bill 1433:

John Boehner Says No Capitol Ceremony For World War I Vet

John Boehner Says No Capitol Ceremony For World War I Vet

Recently the last living Veteran from World War 1 passed away. The senators from his home state want him to be honored in the Capitol building’s rotunda in DC, but House Speaker John Boehner has denied that request.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Attempt to Recall Republican Senators In Wisconsin is Underway

Attempt to Recall Republican Senators In Wisconsin is Underway

In response to Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker and Republican Senators attempts to strip state union workers of their collective bargaining rights citizens of Wisconsin have decided to launch a recall effort of some of the Republicans involved. Once the recall initiative is filed the citizens will have 60 days to […]

by Joshua Meeker· · News
The Conservative revolution will NOT be televised in Canada Or “Awwwww…too bad, so sad, you lie.”

The Conservative revolution will NOT be televised in Canada Or “Awwwww…too bad, so sad, you lie.”

Once more Canada has demonstrated that being a successful democracy doesn’t require one to be a loud mouthed, ill-mannered war monger incapable of telling the truth if your life depended on it. In other words, democracy works just fine without Fox

The War Against Women

The War Against Women

During the Bush Administration, Republicans made it their mission to enter America into foreign wars. In the present day, they aren’t declaring war on other nations anymore. Instead, they have declared war on American women.

Dear Birthers: Let’s Make a Deal

Dear Birthers: Let’s Make a Deal

You win! You’ve worn us down. It’s time for president Obama to tell us who he really is, or he has to go back to Kenya. You’ve made your case. Fellow patriots of the movement, I’m with ya’!

by Bruce Lindner· · Political Humor
Maine Gov. Paul LePage On BPA: Worst Case Is Some Women May Have Little Beards

Maine Gov. Paul LePage On BPA: Worst Case Is Some Women May Have Little Beards

Maine Governor Paul LePage has no problem with BPA, a chemical that is released from plastic bottles when they’re microwaved. In fact, he’s quoted as saying “if you take a plastic bottle and put it in the microwave and you heat it up, it gives off a chemical similar to estrogen. So the worst case is some women may have little beards.”

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Rush Limbaugh Can’t Explain Why Conservatives Idolize Reagan

Rush Limbaugh Can’t Explain Why Conservatives Idolize Reagan

Mike Stark from the Daily Kos recently called in to Rush Limbaugh’s radio show, to ask him why modern-day conservatives idolize Reagan. After Stark gave several examples of things that Reagan did that modern-day conservatives would oppose, Limbaugh was at a loss for words as to why Conservatives idolize Reagan. […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Gov Walker’s Bill Targeting Unions Could Cost State 46 Million In Transportation Funds

Gov Walker’s Bill Targeting Unions Could Cost State 46 Million In Transportation Funds

The controversial part of Governor Scott Walker’s proposed plan that cuts the budget, the part that strips collective bargaining rights from unions, could actually end up costing the state millions of dollars in federal transportation funds.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Governor Scott Walker Being Investigated For Abuse Of His Position

Governor Scott Walker Being Investigated For Abuse Of His Position

Governor Scott Walker is being investigated because a non-partisan Government watchdog group, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), believe he violated state law by sending the Wisconsin State Patrol to the home of the Democratic Senate Leader, Mark Miller.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
MADISON, WI - FEBRUARY 24: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks to the press outside his office at the state capital Building on February 24, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. Protestors have occupied the state capital building for the past ten days while the governor has tried to push through a bill that would restrict collective bargaining for most government workers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Assembly Passes Bill Stripping Unions Of Collective Bargaining Rights

Despite thousands of supporters protesting in the Capitol, The Wisconsin Assembly passed legislation that will strip workers of collective bargaining rights. No one knows when it will be voted on in the Wisconsin Senate, since Senate Democrats have fled to prevent a vote.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Iraqis Rebel Against George W. Bush’s Fake Democracy

Iraqis Rebel Against George W. Bush’s Fake Democracy

Despite George W. Bush’s effort to bring Democracy to Iraq, Iraqi citizens this week are rebelling against the corruption in their own Government, and poverty. Iraq had a surplus of 52.1 billion through then end of 2009, but many Iraqi citizens live in poverty.

by Matthew Desmond· · News