You thought some subjects were off-limits in comedy? Bill Maher missed that memo.
If citizens want to change their party registration in time to participate in their party’s primary election next Spring, they must do so by December 31, 2011; otherwise, they might miss out on their chance.
Mitch McConnell didn't like the Tea Party from the get-go, but he was a shrewd enough political player to carry their water when he had to. Those days are over. He has survived their onslaught, and from here on out expect him to call the shots.
When the Paul family, Ron Paul and son Rand Paul, blame the Federal Reserve and its cheap money policy during the Bush years for creating the housing bubble and the resulting financial collapse, they are only telling a fraction of truth. The bigger problem was the loophole Phil Gramm wrote into the 2000 Federal Budget that made it possible for banks to lend at ratios that were guaranteed to end in disaster.
Local news for Oct. 12, 2011
In laying out his "last resort" plan for dealing with the debt ceiling, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell [R-KY] finally made the call. "Houston, we have a problem."
The clear message was that fireworks and Old Glory are to Democrats as garlic and crucifixes are to vampires.
Some conservatives say the Democratic Party has no room for moderates like Blue Dog Ben Chandler. The truth is -- it has even less room for true liberals.
You know that moment when Wile E. Coyote is over the cliff but he hasn't started falling yet? That's where Mitch McConnell is now with the debt ceiling issue -- and only the President of the United States can save him.
Hubris and complacency has cost Democrats "easy" wins before.
Not to be outdone, the Republicans are voluntarily giving up some of their pay. Will the rest of the Democrats follow?
The Democrats want you to believe that the Republicans are trying to push your Grandma off a cliff. The historical truth is somewhat at variance with this view.
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