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Speaker Boehner: Just a Regular Guy Who Only Backs Millionaires and Billionaires

This morning at the Newseum House Speaker John Boehner was asked by Politico’s Mike Allen if he could produce any small business owner whose lives would face an impact if a millionaire surtax became law.  Allen cited NPR’s Tamara Keith … Continue reading

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A Deficit Pitch Without Social Security–The Only Chance of Winning

This past Friday night in Washington, a New York Mets pitcher threw the type of pitch President Obama must use in his march to stop any new proposals to cut Social Security if he plans to make it through the … Continue reading

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Washington’s Last Ever Cherry Blossoms This Year and Other Spring Doings

It’s Spring!  Cherry blossoms and hordes of tourists invade the DC area this week and next for what experts have said is the last time we’ll ever have cherry blossoms.  So get out and catch them before they’re gone.  Forever.  … Continue reading

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Social Security Caucus Has True Grit—Who Else Will Join?

This is another in a series of posts for Ourfuture.org. The Social Security Caucus, who could also be known as the “True Grit” Caucus began meeting yesterday in the U.S. Senate as a new sense of urgency grew on the … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Congress Killed Social Security

‘Twas the Night Congress Killed Social Security By Josh Rosenblum ‘Twas the week before Christmas, when Congress expects to go home, And billionaires celebrated another victory under the Capitol dome. After Congress had passed Social Security cuts through the night, … Continue reading

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Horses, Nazis, Fake Presidential Candidates and Lots of Old White Dudes

Horses, Nazis, Fake Presidential Candidates and Lots of Old White Dudes By Josh Rosenblum November 10, 2010 – 11:31am ET The Latest Battle to Take Social Security from the Middle Class, People of Color, and People with Disabilities This is … Continue reading

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Trail Mix Picks

Rallies, marches, fear, sanity, insanity, fall foliage, ghosts, Halloween and lots more.  The outdoor activities in this final weekend of October in the DC area in that nexus when we have professional football, basketball, and hockey still happening with the … Continue reading

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10 Lines for Democrats to “Mine” for Sympathetic Voters

    Democrats who so often coasted to victory often little more than “hope” and gas fumes for the last four years are feeling the full weight of a pendulum swinging back despite all they have accomplished.  Some Republicans will … Continue reading

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Six Mix Picks Volume 4–Ideas for Hiking, Apple Picking, Beer Drinking, and Getting Shady With Trees

As the cold weather disappears at least one more time before fall and winter capture us with their cold arms, there are outdoor activities aplenty to consider this weekend.  Last week, I gave a recap of our first hike on … Continue reading

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National Book Festival Highlights and Pics

It was an extremely loud, incredibly sunny day of freedom at the National Book Festival this past Saturday where the two Jonathans (Franzen and Safran Foer) and I’m sure several others looked liked they got the rock star treatment.  Unfortunately … Continue reading

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