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Republicans: They’re comedy gold

March 8, 2012

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And now a selection from the “Things Republicans did today” report: Rick Santorum proposed that all single mothers applying for unemployment or Welfare must submit to a government-issued paternity test. Kansas¬† Republicans proposed a resolution that all women seeking an abortion, for any reason, must pay a supplemental tax on not only the procedure, but […]

Trent Franks is literally useless to the district that elected him

October 24, 2011

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Trent Franks was elected in 2002 to replace retiring Congressman Bob Stump. There was, as usual, a lot of noise, a lot of pomp, and a lot of circumstance surrounding his campaign. And, also as usual, all that noise signified nothing – as evidenced by the unarguable fact that Trent Franks has done absolutely nothing […]

More former lobbyists on GOP staffs now than any Congress ever

July 12, 2011

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The number of former lobbyists working as key congressional staffers has more than doubled since the Republican Party took control of the House of Representatives, a new report finds. The Center for Responsive Politics found that 128 former lobbyists work in key staff positions in this Congress, compared to 60 in the last one. Researchers […]

Congress’ insider trading: Just really good at ‘guessing’

June 21, 2011

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If you haven’t found a reason to loathe and despise the flagrant hypocrisy and profiteering that literally personifies the United States Congress yet, then you simply aren’t looking.¬† In case you were under the foolish assumption that your elected officials run for elected office “to serve the greater good,” I’m about to – once again […]