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Dueling Letters: Koch vs. Obama

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I wouldn’t feel obligated to include news about an  altercation between the Obama administration and Koch Inc. if it weren’t for the fact that Koch money  flows into the pockets of so many Wisconsin politicians.   There’s also the matter of that episode when 20 minutes of “David Koch” flowed through the ears of Scott Walker. more »

Russ Feingold: The President is Wrong

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President Obama has signed onto a deal to send some of his key staff members to speak and fund raise for a Superpac called “Priorities USA Action”. Russ Feingold says President Obama’s making the wrong decision. That is actually sort of a big deal. Wisconsin progressives, independents, and Dems have been stoking an unrequited love more »

Profit Über Alles: House’s Antiregulatory Folly Is Their Idea of a Jobs Bill

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On Wednesday, in a 241-to-184 vote, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 10, the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny” (REINS) Act, which would require congressional approval from both houses for any major new regulations. Four Democrats slithered across the aisle and voted with the Republicans: John Barrow (GA), Dan Boren (OK), Mike more »

Proposed Super Congress is for real. White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley described the unconstitutional body on Meet the Press

Our leaders in D.C. found an emergency portal to walk into. In this authoritarian place, democracy and the constitution are discarded to keep the global financial markets afloat. It’s called a “Super Congress” or “Super Committee”. A “Super Congress” was floated by Mitch McConnell maybe 10 days ago. I read about it on NewsMax and more »

Some selected tweets on the Rebutting duo, Paul Ryan and Michelle Bachman.

Tomorrow night, President Obama delivers his State of the Union address and Paul Ryan rebuts. AND the Tea Party’s Michelle Bachman rebuts. How delightfully complicated! Michelle will be broadcast on TeaPartyExpress.org and perhaps on some cable channels.  @borosage Robert Borosage Rs consider Paul Ryan “reasonable and rational” to respond SOTU. But he’s a full throttle more »

Crowd of 26,000 confirms: Obama is not a cactus.

What a difference a rally makes. As of September 22nd, The Onion headline read, “Poll: 1 in 5 Americans Believe Obama is a Cactus” Pictured below, today’s September 28th Wisconsin State Journal says, “Cheerleader in Chief“. I think I’d prefer “Commander” but you know…things are looking up. Sure, we know President Obama came to the more »