Monthly Archives: February 2013

The unlikely loser of the proposed spending cuts? National parks

So what are these cuts actually worth? The Park Service operates on $2.2 billion annually, or a tiny fraction of the federal budget. But its sites pump $31 billion into local economies and visitation has been up despite a sluggish … Continue reading

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Republicans Sign Brief in Support of Gay Marriage

Dozens of prominent Republicans — including top advisers to former President George W. Bush, four former governors and two members of Congress — have signed a legal brief arguing that gay people have a constitutional right to marry, a position … Continue reading

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They’re coming to America

Athens Rome     Paris         Madrid           London           “They’re coming to America They’re coming to America They’re coming to America They’re coming to America Today, today, today, … Continue reading

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“We do this to protest your tyrannical suggestion that deficit reduction be a balanced approached of budget cuts and increased revenue!”

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Millions more could join Medicaid as Republican governors cave in

“Despite their initial, vehement protests, a growing number of Republican governors are giving their blessing to expanding Medicaid in their states. That opens the door for millions of poor Americans to enroll in government health care coverage, beginning in 2014. … Continue reading

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Lawmakers say they’d take pay cut, but they can’t

“Ironically, some tea party-backed lawmakers who campaigned on slashing federal spending are reluctant to give up their pay. Rep. Billy Long, R-Missouri, was elected in 2010 to cut Washington spending. “Do you think members of Congress should take a pay … Continue reading

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