Unemployment Insurance Is Not Reaching Those Who Need It

Unemployment Insurance Is Not Reaching Those Who Need It

The percentage of unemployed workers receiving unemployment insurance (UI) has reached its lowest point since 1987, according to the Economic Policy Institute. During the Great Re ...

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Politicians Disdain Tea Party But Seek Its Clout

Politicians Disdain Tea Party But Seek Its Clout

By Ali Watkins, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- As Democrats fight desperately to keep a Senate majority in the upcoming elections, one conservative voice has been notic ...

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GOP Turns Crist’s Republican Past Against Him

GOP Turns Crist’s Republican Past Against Him

To become the next governor of Florida, Charlie Crist needs to do everything he can to convince Democrats that he’s truly one of them, while reassuring Republicans that he’s still ...

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GOP Congresswoman: Men Need To Dumb Policy ‘Down To A Woman’s Level’

GOP Congresswoman: Men Need To Dumb Policy ‘Down To A Woman’s Level’

Republican efforts to combat the image of a "war on women" are still not going well. First, Todd Akin re-emerged and started talking about “legitimate rape” again. Now, a conserva ...

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Our Progressive Constitution

Our Progressive Constitution

WASHINGTON -- You cannot talk for very long to a conservative these days without hearing the words "constitutional" and "constitutionalist." Formulations such as "I am a constitut ...

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On July 4, A Message For Patriots Of All Persuasions

On July 4, A Message For Patriots Of All Persuasions

When the flags fly proudly on the Fourth of July, I always remember what my late father taught me about love of country. He was a deeply patriotic man, much as he despised the sco ...

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IRS Chief, House Panel Clash Over Scandal-Related Documents

IRS Chief, House Panel Clash Over Scandal-Related Documents

By Lalita Clozel, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The head of the Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday that it would take years to turn over all the documents subpoenaed ...

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#CPACPanels — Where The Right Wing Can Let Its Pants Down

#CPACPanels — Where The Right Wing Can Let Its Pants Down

Every year the conservative movement gathers in Washington D.C. to see which politicians and reality stars it can attract. This year Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R- ...

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An Idea Conservatives Should Love

An Idea Conservatives Should Love

WASHINGTON -- There is a magnificent public policy that achieves many of the goals conservative politicians regularly extol. These include promoting work over dependency, reducing ...

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