sandandglass:

Joe Biden sitting behind President Obama during his State of the Union Address. 

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slightlybemused:

It’s really not that complicated.

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stfusexists:

thenewrepublic:

NEW COVER: “Hillary’s Nightmare” with Elizabeth Warren rendered ‘Being Jon Malkovich’-style. 
Story live Sunday 11/10 at 7p.m.
Read about how the cover was made here. 

Okay, you know what, I have had it with this “LADY POLITICIANS ARE CATTY” bullshit.
Really? Do we really think that Hillary Clinton, a woman who has been dragged through the court of public opinion, has had her accomplishments ignored, downplayed, and sneered at for the last forty years, and has still managed to do incredible things for progressive politics lays awake at night DREADING the fact that there are multiple progressive women in politics who share her goals, opinions, and someday might share her upward mobility in the world of politics?
I mean, don’t get me wrong, Hillary Clinton is no saint. Her foreign policy record is pretty damning, and I am incredibly wary of putting someone even more hawkish in charge of our 21st century drone wars. Her interventionist zeal something that is going to have to change soon and drastically if she’s going to run for president.
But hey! Let’s not put THAT on our cover! Let’s trump up a hypothetical political GIRLFIGHT! Because GIRLFIGHT EVERYONE!

#fuck off forever #why print is dying #can we fucking bury it already

stfusexists:

thenewrepublic:

NEW COVER: “Hillary’s Nightmare” with Elizabeth Warren rendered ‘Being Jon Malkovich’-style. 

Story live Sunday 11/10 at 7p.m.

Read about how the cover was made here

Okay, you know what, I have had it with this “LADY POLITICIANS ARE CATTY” bullshit.

Really? Do we really think that Hillary Clinton, a woman who has been dragged through the court of public opinion, has had her accomplishments ignored, downplayed, and sneered at for the last forty years, and has still managed to do incredible things for progressive politics lays awake at night DREADING the fact that there are multiple progressive women in politics who share her goals, opinions, and someday might share her upward mobility in the world of politics?

I mean, don’t get me wrong, Hillary Clinton is no saint. Her foreign policy record is pretty damning, and I am incredibly wary of putting someone even more hawkish in charge of our 21st century drone wars. Her interventionist zeal something that is going to have to change soon and drastically if she’s going to run for president.

But hey! Let’s not put THAT on our cover! Let’s trump up a hypothetical political GIRLFIGHT! Because GIRLFIGHT EVERYONE!

  

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tagged as:  #good  #sexism  #politics

cravenaddict:

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tagged as:  #parks and rec  #politics

"

Here are the 18 senators, all Republicans, who voted against the final deal to end the shutdown and avert a debt default.

Republican Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.), John Cornyn (Texas), Mike Crapo (Idaho), Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Enzi (Wyo.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Dean Heller (Nev.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Mike Lee (Utah), Rand Paul (Ky.), Pat Roberts (Kansas), Jim Risch (Idaho), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), Richard Shelby (Ala.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), David Vitter (La.).

— Jennifer Bendery

"

Senate Republicans Who Voted Against The Deal (via thepoliticalfreakshow)

I will reblog this everyday until midterm elections come around, if that’s what it takes, so help me god.

(via note-a-bear)

Ah, the Dingbat Squad.

(I am having such a case of schadenfreude today. It would be unalloyed if their stupidity hadn’t cost good hard-working people money and damaged the US economy, and if they hadn’t also, entirely offhandedly, sat around for the guts of two weeks idly dicing with the fiscal welfare of the rest of the planet.)

I feel the same way. There are some political upsides to this, but the amount of damage done by their fucking temper tantrum is appalling.

(via zillah975)

You should remember these names. These are the people who voted to destroy the US’s credit rating and crash the global economy (which has only recently been brought back from the brink of another Great Depression, and yes, 2008 IS recent) rather than help poor and working-class people get health insurance. They voted to keep millions of government workers unpaid (thereby ruining not only them, but all the other private-sector workers who depend on that income) rather than let the first Black President’s achievement stand.

These are people who hate Obama more than they love their country. It’s not treason by the letter of the law because they didn’t do anything illegal, but it’s treason in spirit.

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What 19th Amendment? 

disputedjustice:

myresin:

mooglets:

trungles:

tobythewonderdog:

paxamericana:

ALSO my mom’s neighbor said that your social security card and your drivers license have to match EXACTLY. like, if one has your middle initial but the other has your whole name, then you’re ineligible. 

CHECK YOUR DOCS

Texas voters!

Jesus Christ America, get your Texas under control

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/10/17/2789931/threat-women-texas/

Fucking Texas.

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"

Here are the 18 senators, all Republicans, who voted against the final deal to end the shutdown and avert a debt default.

Republican Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.), John Cornyn (Texas), Mike Crapo (Idaho), Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Enzi (Wyo.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Dean Heller (Nev.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Mike Lee (Utah), Rand Paul (Ky.), Pat Roberts (Kansas), Jim Risch (Idaho), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), Richard Shelby (Ala.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), David Vitter (La.).

— Jennifer Bendery

"

Senate Republicans Who Voted Against The Deal (via thepoliticalfreakshow)

I will reblog this everyday until midterm elections come around, if that’s what it takes, so help me god.

(via note-a-bear)

6 months ago  +  5,126 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #politics

aljazeeraamerica:

Son of slain Wisconsin Sikh temple leader to run against Paul Ryan

The son of a Wisconsin Sikh temple president slain in a shooting last year plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan in next year’s congressional election, in a district where support for the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee has been strong but is slipping.
Amardeep Kaleka, 35, told The Associated Press he’ll file paperwork Wednesday to form an exploratory congressional committee. He plans to formally announce his candidacy as a Democrat next month.
Kaleka said he wants to bring accountability and transparency back to Washington. He blamed the government shutdown on Ryan, who’s the House Budget Committee chairman, and his GOP colleagues. He said citizens are tired of career politicians who care more about staying in power than serving the people.

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Photo: AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

aljazeeraamerica:

Son of slain Wisconsin Sikh temple leader to run against Paul Ryan

The son of a Wisconsin Sikh temple president slain in a shooting last year plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan in next year’s congressional election, in a district where support for the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee has been strong but is slipping.

Amardeep Kaleka, 35, told The Associated Press he’ll file paperwork Wednesday to form an exploratory congressional committee. He plans to formally announce his candidacy as a Democrat next month.

Kaleka said he wants to bring accountability and transparency back to Washington. He blamed the government shutdown on Ryan, who’s the House Budget Committee chairman, and his GOP colleagues. He said citizens are tired of career politicians who care more about staying in power than serving the people.

Read more

Photo: AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

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invisiblelad:

sheribomb:

Graphics from Mother Jones: Now That’s What I Call Gerrymandering!

perpetual reblogging

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