Late Night: When the Night Comes Falling

By: Wednesday January 29, 2014 8:00 pm

I’ve seen thousands of politicians in my time, I’ve seen them sell their souls for power, I’ve had to listen to their lies ever since the Gulf of Tonkin and I don’t want to hear any more.


A President Who Realizes the GOP’s “Fever” Will Never Break

By: Tuesday January 28, 2014 7:24 pm

If I had to sum up the State of the Union speech in one phrase it would be: executive action. The core line of the speech for me seemed to be, “Some require Congressional action, and I’m eager to work with all of you.  But America does not stand still – and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”

It’s State of the Union Tuesday

By: Tuesday January 28, 2014 2:32 pm

Join us tonight at 9pm ET when President Obama will deliver his 2014 State of the Union address.

Rich Paying Smaller Share Of Taxes Under Obama

By: Tuesday January 28, 2014 12:22 pm

Tonight, during the State of the Union address, President Obama will likely drone on about how he thinks wealth inequality is an important issue. And the polls show Americans agree, the economy is polling as the number one issue while an increasingly number of Americans no longer identify as middle class. These concerns come amidst one of the worst labor markets in American history with an anemic workforce participation rate and record poverty.

The state of the union is weak.

If the President Wants Cleaner, Safer Gas and Oil, Give Consumers Knowledge and Power

By: Thursday February 14, 2013 5:55 pm

It was a relief to hear more than a passing reference to climate change in President Obama’s State of the Union Speech, including promises of more support for wind and solar power. But the oil industry heard nothing to even cause even a smidgen of concern.

NRA Claims Obama’s Plan Will Lead To Gun Confiscations

By: Wednesday February 13, 2013 8:19 am

In a video that was designed to go live around the time of President Obama’s State Of the Union, the NRA asserted that the ultimate goal of the Obama Administration’s gun control policies was to confiscate guns.

Obama’s SOTU Remarks On Climate Change Confuse

By: Wednesday February 13, 2013 7:11 am

During last night’s State Of The Union President Obama addressed an issue he has long ignored during his presidency – climate change. Unfortunately his statement was contradictory and confusing.

Live Blog: Rubio and Rand Respond to Obama SOTU

By: Tuesday February 12, 2013 7:30 pm

The Republican Party and its Tea Party faction will be responding to President Obama’s State of the Union speech. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida will be giving the official GOP response with Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky giving the “Tea Party” response.

President Obama Uses State of the Union to Feed Deficit Hysteria

By: Tuesday February 12, 2013 7:16 pm

While President Obama dedicated a significant portion of his State of the Union speech to deficit reduction is not totally unexpected, it is truly disappointing. Not only did Obama spend more time on the deficit than on any other issue, but he placed it at the begin of the speech and effectively labeled it the top priority.

Call Your Representatives Before SOTU: No Cuts to Social Security Benefits!

By: Tuesday February 12, 2013 2:57 pm

At tonight’s State of the Union address, the president will likely touch on the social safety net and the need for a “grand bargain” to reduce the deficit. While we were able to push the president away from reducing medicare benefits for the elderly, it appears we have more work to do to communicate that Chained-CPI — which steadily reduces your earned Social Security benefits as you age — is unacceptable, too.

Please call your senators and representative with our pledge not to support any politician who facilitates cuts to Social Security benefits before tonight’s State of the Union Address.

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