Washington Post: Farm Bill passes in House, without food stamp funding

House Republicans successfully passed a Farm Bill Thursday by splitting apart funding for food stamps from federal agricultural policy, a move that infuriated the White House and congressional Democrats who spent most of the day trying to…

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HuffPost: Pat Toomey: Background Checks Died Because GOP Didn’t Want To Help Obama

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) revealed that some members of his party opposed expanding background checks for gun sales recently because they didn’t want to “be seen helping…

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POLITICO.com: Republicans pull plug on Mark Sanford

National Republicans are pulling the plug on Mark Sanford’s suddenly besieged congressional campaign, POLITICO has learned — a potentially fatal blow to the former South Carolina governor’s dramatic…

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POLITICO.com: House passes debt ceiling bill

The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday afternoon to allow the federal  government to keep borrowing money until the middle of May, as Republicans  attempt…

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POLITICO.com: House leaders duck the press

House Republicans passed a debt ceiling increase Wednesday with as little fanfare as ever before.  If you wanted to know what Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor…

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HuffPost: Andrea Mitchell On Susan Rice: ‘This Is Not Going To Help Republicans … A Woman Of Color Has Been Forced Out’

Andrea Mitchell weighed in on Amb. Susan Rice withdrawing her name from consideration…

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Mother Jones: The GOP Thinks You Don’t Know Shit From Shinola

Chris Frates reports that Republicans are frustrated that everyone is misinterpreting their opposition to raising tax rates on the wealthy…

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CNN.com: GOP, break Grover Norquist’s grip on you

Who is Grover Norquist? He’s a private citizen, a conservative lobbyist, the author of the Taxpayer’s Protection Pledge and president of Americans for Tax Reform…

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