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CA-Sen: Barbara Boxer (D) Officially Calls It Quits, Lists 100 Accomplishments

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I received an e-mail today from U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D. CA) with a video message (posted above) that confirms that she will not be seeking another term in the U.S. Senate. Before leaving, Boxer has posted a list of...More

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Healthcare Reform (ACA) Is Here to Stay

Listen up Moderate Democrats and Far Right Republicans. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will never ever, ever be repealed. Why? Let me break it down! Right now 5 million people have signed up for healthcare insurance with the ACA. The...More

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The Main Trouble in Politics

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I have given a lot of thought of late about what is ailing our dysfunctional political system, and have come to the conclusion that it boils down to one significant thing: Ideology .More

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Bridge Over Troubled Waters

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Around my community of Southwest Washington all eyes are on the Oregon Legislature this week as committees decide the fate of the Columbia River Crossing (CRC). For those in other parts of the country, the CRC is the replacement project...More

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Did Hell Just Freeze Over?

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As America shivered through a historic freeze, Obama warmed up the discussion of poverty, the Senate passed unemployment benefits and debate shifted from austerity to inequality. While record lows chilled much of the country, there was a spark of hope...More

 

Go Pro Camera Raffle Contest

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To all current and potential users, THE POLITICUS would like to announce a raffle contest to win a brand new Go Pro Camera pictured above. How do I enter? 1. Sign on 2. Submit a Blog, Poll or even a...More

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Political Planner

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DECEMBER 2013 December 2, 2013: A cruise fundraiser is held for Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) December 3, 2013: Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) hosts a luncheon fundraiser in Washington, D.C. December 3, 2013: Reps. Mark Amodei (R-NV) and Louis Capps (D-CA)...More

 

Thankful for Nuclear Options and New, Clear Options

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The Senate addresses historic obstruction by dealing with dramatic filibuster dysfunction, enraging the GOP and engaging democracy to move forward on Presidential appointments. Iran talks turn into tremendous opportunities to pause their path toward nuclear armament and to showcase the...More

 

Political Leaders On Twitter

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Politics today is all about messaging. So I took a quick look at the Twitter account for Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and Senate. What I found will not surprise you. Republicans are focused on the ACA rollout...More

 

Let Them Eat Cake

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Lately a memory has been haunting me a little bit. It was a television image that I noticed during the frantic, wall to wall TV coverage of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. While firefighters were scrambling through the...More