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Paul Ryan Got Federal Funds To Help With Bush-Era GM Plant Closure He Blames On Obama

Paul Ryan has turned out to be the perfect match for Mitt Romney. His history, positions and statements are vague, contradictory, hypocritical or downright false. Will his lies haunt him through the campaign? Will his supporters hold his hypocrisy against him? Probably not. He gave the GOP ticket a burst of energy, and it's unlikely that the enthusiasm among his supporters will wane as long as he part of th ...

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Uninsured and fighting blazes: Welcome to the life of a federal firefighter

Right now, wildfires of “epic proportions” are tearing through the Colorado forests. Thousands of federal firefighters charged with taming the blazes do not have health insurance. That includes 27-year-old John Lauer. He’s a member of a Colorado-based “hotshot” crew, one of the teams of the most skilled federal fighters that gets deployed where fires are the worst. In six years, he has fought fires in Utah, ...

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America’s Aversion to Taxes

It's amazing. America is slipping behind the industrialized world. Our democracy, our very way of life, is threatened. But we stubbornly refuse to pay higher taxes -- we even refuse to allow the wealthiest among us, who have gotten disproportionately wealthier in recent years -- no matter how much it hurts us. Goodbye, America. Goodbye, light of the world. August 14, 2012 ...Italy may be in a funk, with a s ...

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Paul Ryan’s Fairy-Tale Budget Plan

What does David Stockman know? He's just a former Wall Street banker and CEO of a Detroit auto parts manufacturer, a three-term Republican Congressman, and Director of the Office of Management of the Budget under Ronald Reagan. We can't be listening to the likes of him. August 13, 2012 Paul D. Ryan’s talk of shrinking Big Government and giving tax cuts to “job creators” will do nothing to reverse the nation ...

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal refuses to implement Obamacare despite Supreme Court ruling

Because the people of Louisiana are healthy enough. Jun2 29, 2012 The Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's health care law on Thursday, but Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a possible Republican vice presidential contender who has refused to establish a federally mandated health care exchange in his state, said Friday that he will continue to ignore it. "We're not going to start implementing Obamacare, ...

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You can't be too stupid or too conservative. August 15, 2012 Kentucky Republicans passed education legislation in 2009 that made it easier to compare the state’s students to other states. Now they’re very upset that the results came back Stupid... ...“The theory of evolution is a theory, and essentially the theory of evolution is not science — Darwin made it up,” [Rep. Ben] Waide said. “My objection is they ...

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Paul Ryan blames Obama for GM plant closed in 2008 under Bush

August 17, 2012 GM stopped production at its Janesville, Wisconsin production facility in 2008, when George W. Bush was still president, but according to Paul Ryan the person to blame is President Obama. As you can see in the video at the top of the post, Ryan told a crowd in North Canton, Ohio yesterday that the president's energy policies had led to the factory's closure in 2009. Ryan delivered the attack ...

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GOP tries to hide real Ryan

August 17, 2012 Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan admires Ayn Rand, and if you believe Republican Party mythology, Ryan is a messianic John Galt who will save America from a socialist conspiracy. Thus, in Rand fashion, it’s worth asking: Who Is Paul Ryan? The answer is simple: The GOP’s vice presidential nominee is the embodiment of political deception and media obfuscation. Read more: http://www.coloradoan.c ...

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How the Supreme Court Came to Embrace Strip-Searches For Trivial Offenses

August 16, 2012 This past April, the five conservative Supreme Court Justices gave jail officials the right to strip and search every person arrested and jailed, even if the alleged offense is trivial and there is no reason to suspect danger of any kind. The ruling, in Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of County of Burlington, compounds the assault on human dignity committed by the Court in another 5- ...

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