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Scott Walker’s bogus “American dream”: Rejecting expanded Medicaid because it’s not truly “American”

Scott Walker wants the working poor to live the American dream, even if it means they can’t afford healthcare<p>In 2012, when the Supreme Court decided that the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion should be optional, it gave the nation’s poor a great gift. It renewed the possibility for poor …

Can the Republicans balance the budget?

With Republicans getting ready to take over on Capitol Hill, a key senator has renewed party calls to balance the federal budget.<p>"We must produce a budget that achieves balance within 10 years," Jeff Sessions said last week.<p>Sessions, who may end up in charge of the Senate's budget committee next …

Why a GOP Senate Majority Could Be Short-Lived

The political map for Republicans in 2016 will be every bit as treacherous as it has been for Democrats this year.<p>Mitch McConnell might not want to get too comfortable if he becomes Senate majority leader this January.<p>A favorable Senate map and political landscape have put Republicans on the cusp …

Racism and the founding of the GOP: Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War and the real history of the Republican Party

Republicans hide behind “the party of Lincoln” to deflect racism charges. The party’s history is more complicated<p><i>Founding the Republican Party</i><p>The political party that grew from these concerns over slavery was the Republican Party. In turn, it nourished and carried forward the public’s anti-slavery …

Where Have You Gone, John McCain?

Where have you gone, John McCain? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you. Just like the lyrics of <i>Mrs. Robinson</i>, a lot of us wonder what has happened to our country. Where is the pride, the honor, the love for our fellow countrymen?<p>Most Americans have had their fill with politicians and the …

Lyndon Johnson's nuclear 'Daisy' ad turns 50 - CNN.com

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> -- The screen is black and white.<p>A little girl, no taller than the weeds that surround her, stands in a field and picks petals from a delicate daisy. She quietly counts each one.<p>Suddenly an ominous voice can be heard counting down from 10. She looks up as the camera zooms in on her …

Watergate’s most lasting sin: Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, and the pardon that made us all cynics

Ford let Nixon off 40 years ago today. That launched Iran-Contra, “too big to fail” — and proved power trumps law<p>When you’ve published a book about Watergate, your phone rings off the hook in the days leading up to Aug. 9, 2014, the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation. But my phone’s …

NFL: End the blackouts (Opinion) - CNN.com

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll celebrates his team's remarkable 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Seattle wins Super Bowl XLVIII<p>Seattle wins Super Bowl XLVIII<p>Seattle wins Super Bowl XLVIII<p>Seattle wins Super Bowl XLVIII<p>Seattle wins Super Bowl XLVIII<p>Seattle …

Deficit hawks press ahead despite obstacles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's outgunned deficit hawks huddled Wednesday for their annual pep rally, but this year's gathering came as lawmakers and …

Biden Mocks Himself in Hilarious Comedy Skit for White House Correspondents Dinner

Vice President Joe Biden starred in a comedy sketch that opened Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Dinner — and it featured him poking fun at himself.<p>In the video, Biden teamed up with “Vice President Selina Meyer” (Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ character on HBO’s show “Veep”) to go on a …

2014 midterms: What's at stake

Their approval rating is horrendous. They rarely get along or get anything done. So here's your chance to do something about it.<p>With the entire House of Representatives and more than a third of the Senate up for election in November, there's a lot at stake in these midterms.<p>Here's what on the</b> …

What is it like to know that you'll never see your best friend again?

I had a best friend of over twenty years.<p>I don't talk to or see him anymore.<p><b>And it feels really fucking awesome.</b><p>I was the one who made the decision …

Paul addresses social conservatives

Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday pitched a socially conservative crowd on his brand of libertarianism, speaking in greater detail than usual about what that philosophy would include.<p>The Kentucky Republican, a likely 2016 contender, addressed a Four Seasons ballroom in Georgetown where Gov. Rick Perry …

Why Frank Underwood hates children

The “House of Cards” veep “despises” kids — and his attitude says a lot about America’s<p>When Peter Russo’s young son bumps into Majority Whip Frank Underwood, causing the statesman to spill his coffee, Frank lets his usually impenetrable mask drop. Until then, we’ve watched Underwood orchestrate his …

GOP’s epic internal struggle: The modernists vs. libertarian fabulists

The essential conflict in today’s politics is not between Democrats and Republicans — but factions of the right<p>If we look for unity in our politics today, where can we find it? Only in the claim that it has never been more divided. Everyone seems to agree on that. “The two parties have never been …

How House Speaker Boehner Survived A Roller-Coaster Year

House Speaker John Boehner ends 2013 after quite a roller-coaster ride. The Ohio Republican's year was defined by a rocky relationship with the Tea Party wing of the GOP.<p>The year started for Boehner with an attempt to strip him of his speakership — and ended with some of the same people who had …

Amid Declining Popularity, The Tea Party Prepares To Fight

<b>Listen · 4:41</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>It's easy to forget that the tea party movement is still less than 5 years old. Its successes include the 2010 midterm elections, when it helped the GOP win back the U.S. House.<p>It was once again a noisy and resurgent player in American politics in …

Congress Is On Pace To Be The Least Productive Ever

We're only at halftime for the 113th Congress, but if current trends hold, it's well on track to being the least productive lawmaking effort in the nation's history.<p>During this Congress' first yearlong session, just 58 bills became law — and many that did were about naming post offices or …

Senate Republicans Opt for Guerrilla Warfare in Postnuclear Era

For years, Republicans have warned that if majority leader Harry Reid were to use the so-called nuclear option by curtailing the use of filibusters …

Long-Shot Candidates Look To Keep Hope Alive For 2016

It's trial balloon season in presidential politics.<p>Not for the headline-devouring, top-tier prospects like Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie, but rather for the long shots and lesser-knowns who are floating their names for 2016.<p>On Sunday, former Montana Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer reiterated …

25 Charts That Will Make You Thankful You Live In America

Thanksgiving is when you often find yourself sitting in traffic, waiting for a delayed flight, or looking for a reason to get away from your extended family.<p>It's also a day when Americans remember the things they are thankful for.<p>So, if you're sitting in traffic, waiting for a delayed flight, or …

Our Next President: The Magnificent Seven Values

The political discussion is fast moving towards the 2016 presidential race and who we might as a country desire as the next president and who can …

Poll: Congressional Dems in Trouble

In the latest CNN/ORC International generic congressional poll Republicans have a 49%-47% advantage, a dramatic reversal from just a month ago.<p>In …