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  • School choice bills spark debate

    Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have ambitious plans to provide the state’s 2.7 million schoolchildren with more choices in education.

    Their focus: fostering the growth of charter schools and voucher programs.

    Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., a Hialeah Republican and vice chairman of the House K-12 Subcommittee, said school choice is [...]

    From Naked Politics at March 17, 2014, 7:48am in News, Politics
  • Not Embarrassed

    Via TPM:

    Republican lawmakers have to be embarrassed with how little they’ve accomplished in Congress, President Barack Obama said in an interview with MSNBC Hardball’s Chris Matthews.

    No, Mr. President, I don’t think they are.  In fact, I’m pretty sure there are a number of Republicans who are proud of the [...]

    From Bark Bark Woof Woof at December 06, 2013, 4:17am in News, Politics
  • Sinking To A New Level of Stupid

    Number of comments: 5

    This is not from The Onion.  It really happened.

    Republican lawmakers in Tennessee sprung to action and demanded answers after confusing a mop sink recently installed in the state Capitol for a Muslim foot-washing sink.

    Members of the state House and Senate contacted state Senate Clerk Russell Humphrey to ask [...]

    From Bark Bark Woof Woof at March 27, 2013, 7:03am in News, Politics
  • Contemptible

    Number of comments: 0
    Speaking of tantrums:

    The House of Representatives voted Thursday to make Eric H. Holder Jr. the first sitting attorney general held in contempt of Congress in U.S. history after he withheld documents that Republican lawmakers demanded as part of an investigation into a flawed gunrunning operation.

    The vote — [...]

    From Bark Bark Woof Woof at June 29, 2012, 3:17am in News, Politics