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Month: October 2014

October 29, 2014
"Some of Them Seem Willing to Fight for You"

So it's come to this. In the wake of last week's Parliament shooting in Ottawa and the hatchet attack on police officers in New York, some in the GOP and its amen corner are calling for draconian measures against American Muslims and their places of worship. "We have to go all-out with surveillance," New York […]

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October 27, 2014
Why It's Time for Myth McConnell to Go

With Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell facing a tough reelection battle back home in Kentucky, Washington Post columnist and Fox News regular George Will rushed to the defense of his fellow human-turtle hybrid. Returning the 30 year veteran to Capitol Hill, Will proclaimed, is about nothing less than the "restoration of the Senate's dignity." Will's […]

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October 26, 2014
PBS Newshour Gets It All Wrong on Kentucky Obamacare Foe

PBS Newshour on Friday ran a segment examining the impact of the Affordable Care Act in the hard-fought Kentucky race. As well they should: incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell wants to take away health insurance "root and branch" from 520,000 of his Blue Grass State constituents, coverage through the state's popular Kynect program that Democrat Alison […]

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October 23, 2014
Repeal Obamacare and 25 Million People Lose Health Insurance. Period.

From the beginning, the magnitude of Republicans' lies about Obamacare has been directly proportional to their fears it would succeed. First it was "death panels," which Politifact cited as its 2009 Lie of the Year. In 2010, it was the Affordable Care Act's mythical "government takeover of health care," a fraud that earned the GOP […]

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October 22, 2014
Conservatives Forget Bush was America's First Cokehead-in-Chief

The conservative commentariat is having a field day at the expense of Hunter Biden, the vice president's 44 year-old son who was discharged from the Navy after testing positive for cocaine use. For its part, the Weekly Standard decried the "limited duty" reserve commission program under which Biden achieved his rank, lamenting "the culture of […]

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October 21, 2014
GOP Wants AIDS, Schiavo Mythmaker Bill Frist as Ebola Czar

Not content with having blocked President Obama's nominee for Surgeon General over his common sense description of gun violence as a public health issue, Republicans in and out of Congress want one of their own to be the President's point-man on Ebola. Instead of Ron Klain, conservatives including Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Steve Forbes […]

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October 20, 2014
It's Time for the President's Emergency Program for Ebola Relief (PEPFER)

The President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was arguably President George W' Bush's single greatest achievement. Thanks to American leadership and over $50 billion in U.S. funding committed since President Bush launched the initiative in 2003, millions of lives have been saved and millions more HIV/AIDS cases prevented in 15 African countries targeted for […]

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October 16, 2014
New York Times Exposes Another Bush WMD Deception

The New York Times had published a new report detailing the numerous cases of American and Iraqi soldiers accidentally exposed to chemical agents from Saddam Hussein's decaying Gulf War era weapons. But as disturbing as the fact that there were "17 American service members and seven Iraqi police officers who were exposed to nerve or […]

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October 15, 2014
Abortion? The Google Doctor Can't See You Now

As the Washington Post among others reported Monday, Google is testing a new service "that provides live video chat advice to searchers looking for information on some medical conditions." The feature, uncovered by a Reddit user who noticed his Android phone suggested "Talk with a doctor now" when he did a search about "knee pain," […]

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October 15, 2014
McConnellCare: Take Health Insurance Away from 520,000 and Send Them to the ER Instead

In a midterm campaign filled with affronts to voters and reality alike, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reached a new low in last night's Kentucky Senate debate. Declaring once again that the Affordable Care Act should be repealed "root and branch," McConnell pretended nothing would happen as a result to the 520,000 Kentuckians whose new […]

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