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President Obama Is Not Impressed

President Obama Is Not Impressed

Mitt Romney’s tax breaks did not win the last election. The GOP is still at war with facts, ObamaCare health insurance exchanges and Planned Parenthood. But when it comes to the Bush tax breaks for the rich, Republicans want a pass. President Obama extended the Bush tax cuts for all Americans in 2010 to order to secure the only job […]

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Drink recipe: “The Emergency Manager” – a thank you to Laura Conaway and Rachel Maddow

Drink recipe: “The Emergency Manager” – a thank you to Laura Conaway and Rachel Maddow

We couldn’t have done it without you! Last weekend, my wife Anne and I threw a party to celebrate our victories on election day and to thank many of the volunteers that worked so hard in the Ann Arbor area to make those victories possible. One of the sweetest victories that we achieved was the repeal of Public Act 4 […]

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President Obama comes out of the gate powerfully against childish Republicans McCain & Graham

President Obama comes out of the gate powerfully against childish Republicans McCain & Graham

Game ON! I walked out of my hotel room this morning and this greeted me: It was a beautiful sight: President Obama setting a firm and adult-like tone against childish Republicans John “Who?” McCain and Lindsey “What about ME?” Graham who have suggested that they would filibuster an appointment of UN ambassador Susan Rice to be Secretary of State. President […]

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The Not-So Secret Path To A Democratic Majority: Medicaid Expansion

The Not-So Secret Path To A Democratic Majority: Medicaid Expansion

Yes, Ronald Reagan Socialized Medicine In The United States There are two dirty secrets in American politics. The first is that the GOP is the real “food stamp party”. The second is that we already pay for each other’s health care in the dumbest possible way, thanks to Ronald Reagan. Every time an uninsured person waits to the last possible […]

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Michigan Tea Party Republicans play chicken with Obama administration on health insurance exchanges

Michigan Tea Party Republicans play chicken with Obama administration on health insurance exchanges

Letting ideology trump protecting our most vulnerable citizens

Michigan’s Tea Party Republicans are doing everything in their power to block the formation of a state-run health insurance exchange. These state exchanges are mandated by the Affordable Care Act and, if they are not formed, the federal government will do it for them, taking away the state’s ability to control their own destiny. As I wrote last summer, this self-defeating behavior is harmful to Michigan’s most vulnerable citizens.

Details after the jump.

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Link round-up and Open Thread

Lazy blogging

You might have noticed we’re in a bit of a lazy mode at the moment after the election and the celebrations last weekend. Never fear: we’ll be back in frantic blogging mode soon enough. In the meantime, here’s another Open Thread with fun links for you and the kids (after the jump.)

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Fun links and Open Thread

This’ll never work…

I don’t generally do Open Threads because there is nothing lamer than an Open Thread with no comments. But, what the hell, I’m not afraid of lame. I embrace lame from time to time.

Some fun links after the jump to get you started.

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Livingston County Press & Argus slams Bolger, Denby and Rogers. And rightfully so.

Livingston County Press & Argus slams Bolger, Denby and Rogers. And rightfully so.

When you lose Livingston County’s largest newspaper, you’ve lost

The Livingston County Press & Argus has a blistering op-ed today, slamming House Republicans for re-selecting known election fraudster Jase Bolger as their Speaker once again. They slam Bolger. They slam Livingston County House Represenatives Cindy Denby and Bill Rogers. Frankly, they slam almost the entire GOP House caucus.

And they pull exactly zero punches. Details after the jump.

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The Republican Party is done at the national level

The Republican Party is done at the national level

You can thank Rush Limbaugh and Fox News for that There’s plenty of recrimination going on about why President Obama cleaned Mitt Romney’s clock in last week’s election. At the end of the day, however, the reason for the drubbing is simple: America is not a far-right, super-conservative nation. We are, largely, a centrist country that probably leans a tad […]

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Why We Have To Start Thinking About 2014 Now

Why We Have To Start Thinking About 2014 Now

We’re not getting Obama on the ballot until Malia is ready 2012 was extraordinarily important election because it decided whether ObamaCare would be maimed before it could even go into effect. However, whether the law gets funded and properly will be a constant question because of an election too many Americans just skipped—2010. Republicans got about 500,000 fewer votes for […]

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President Obama wastes no time claiming his mandate and spending his political capital

President Obama wastes no time claiming his mandate and spending his political capital

Seizing the moment

“Tuesday night, we found out that the majority of Americans agree with my approach”

That was President Obama yesterday wasting no time in claiming the mandate handed to him by a plurality of Americans: It’s time for an end to Republican obstructionism and, absolutely without question, it’s time to quit pretending that it’s acceptable to balance our budget and reduce our deficit by raising taxes on seniors and the middle class while letting our wealthiest Americans continue to avoid paying additional taxes. It was his first public appearance since the election and it was powerful.

Video, transcript and commentary after the jump.

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