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Debt ceiling rumble crumbles

Debt ceiling rumble crumbles

01/23/13 07:00PM

Republicans who were threatening to hold the economy hostage over the debt ceiling have agreed to suspend the fight. Joy Reid of thegrio.com and Ryan Grim of the Huffington Post debate if the GOP is coming to its senses. watch

Far-right view of inauguration speech far out

Far-right view of inauguration speech far out

01/23/13 07:00PM

As the nation celebrated President Obama’s second inauguration, some on the far-right heard a very different speech, some believing the president showing socialist or Marxist tendencies instead of a mainstream vision for the country. Douglas Brinkley,... watch

Will Hillary run in 2016?

Will Hillary run in 2016?

01/23/13 07:00PM

After her testimony on Capitol Hill, many people are wondering if Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016. Bob Shrum, Democratic advisor, and Maria Teresa Kumar of Voto Latino weigh in. watch

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears before the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the 11 September 2012 attack on US diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA, 23 January 2013.  (Photo by Michael...

Rush Limbaugh and the right rip Hillary for emotional 'theatrics'

01/23/13 05:10PM

Members of the right-wing are accusing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of exaggerating her emotions to evade questions on Benghazi during a contentious hearing on Capitol Hill. Tea Party Senator Ron Johnson told Milwaukee radio host Charlie Sykes Wednesday afternoon he thought Clinton's more emotional response was inauthentic. “It was theatrics,” Johnson said. “She didn’t want to answer questions so she makes a big show of it.” “I wasn’t trying to get under her skin, I was just trying to get a relatively simple question answered, which she didn’t really want to answer,” Johnson said. read more

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

New GOP budget may have unprecedented spending cuts

01/23/13 12:46PM

With a debt ceiling vote looming and much needed Republican votes at stake, House Speaker John Boehner announced an ambitious plan Tuesday, tasking House Budget Committee Chariman Paul Ryan with drafting a budget that balances by 2024. To put into perspective just how difficult that would be, consider that Paul Ryan's last budget did not balance until 2040. Even with his unpopular Medicare block grants and huge cuts to transportation, education, food stamps and other programs for the poor, Ryan's budget would still take nearly three decades to balance, much less one decade. read more

40 years later, support grows for Roe v. Wade

40 years later, support grows for Roe v. Wade

01/22/13 07:00PM

Tuesday marks 40 years ago that the Supreme Court established abortion as a woman’s Constitutional right. 70 percent now saw the law should not be overturned, the highest percentage ever. Yet more states are restricting women’s access to abortion... watch

Right-wing fights back on climate change

Right-wing fights back on climate change

01/22/13 07:00PM

The day after being called out by President Obama, climate change deniers were again complaining there is no evidence to support climate change. Rev. Al Sharpton explains what real scientists have to say. watch

Obama-Biden partnership recipe for success

Obama-Biden partnership recipe for success

01/22/13 07:00PM

While President Obama has been reaching for support beyond the beltway, his vice president has been essential to winning friends in Washington. How has this partnership based on mutual respect helped the country? Jamal Simmons, Democratic strategist,... watch

First daughters steal the spotlight

First daughters steal the spotlight

01/22/13 07:00PM

Malia and Sasha Obama stole the spotlight from their famous parents during the inauguration parade by just being kids. The Obamas have had success keeping their daughters grounded, will they have the same success as they girls get older? Kelly Wallace... watch

State Sen. Henry Marsh, D-Richmond, right, talks with Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, prior to a meeting of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008. (Photo by Steve Helber/AP, file)

Virginia Republicans celebrate inauguration with gerrymandering

01/22/13 02:15PM

While the eyes of the nation were turned towards Washington D.C. to watch our first African-American president be sworn in for his second term, Republicans in Richmond, Va., quietly took advantage of the absence of a civil rights leader among their ranks in order to take control of the state Senate in the 2015 elections. read more

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