The Score

In the past two months, President Obama has issued an Executive Order on immigration, unveiled a partnership with China to curb pollution and most recently proposed making the first two years of community college free for qualifying participants. This is why the man has an action figure.

Obama Figure

How did the Republican-led 114th Congress begin 2015? Well, the House celebrated by passing dynamic scoring.

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Jobs

The latest Congressional Budget Office report shows that millions of workers may be able to retire sooner or potentially have the financial security to work fewer hours to keep their subsidies with their plans purchased through the Affordable Care Act over the next few years.  Of course, Fox News saw it differently.
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Friday

History seems to be repeating itself in Washington, whether it is the debt ceiling, the fiscal cliff or now, the subject of sequestration.  I am predicting another last minute (poor) deal or extension to avoid drastic spending cuts from going into effect, but the real question is: why does this keep happening?

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Cliffhanger

There hasn’t been a bigger dick-measuring contest in Washington since the raising of the debt ceiling last year when it comes to the fiscal cliff.

The start of 2013 will see an end of the Bush tax cuts for all incomes, a lapse  in the AMT patch and the beginning of spending cuts under the Budget Control Act of 2011, a combination that many believe could put the nation back into a recession unless action is taken now.

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Saving Private Paul Ryan

Mitt Romney went down to the lake and threw a handful of crazy crumbs to the Tea Party ducks with his announcement of Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate on Saturday.

Ryan has made a name for himself with his budget plan, titled the The Path to Prosperity (you can’t say the GOP does not have a sense of irony with their policy names), also known as the Ryan plan.

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Ernst Goes to Camp

On Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner mentioned a new report released by Ernst & Young, citing that allowing the Bush tax cuts to lapse would result in the loss of 700,000 jobs.

I have seen this pop up in my Facebook newsfeed as well. One individual even linked to the report through The Heritage Foundation, which would be the equivalent of showing your friend that the Gulf oil spill is actually not as bad as everyone says and then linking to the BP site.

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