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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Members of the Republican Party’s suicide caucus live mostly in the South or in the sticks
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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A group of 80 Republican lawmakers have signed a letter penned by Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina urging House Speaker John Boehner to threaten a shutdown of the government if Obamacare is not defunded.

One of the curious aspects of this rule-or-ruin ultimatum is that the letter’s signatories don’t represent anything even close to a demographic cross-section of the American populace, as Ryan Lizza EXPLAINS:

The ability of eighty members of the House of Representatives to push the Republican Party into a strategic course that is condemned by the partyís top strategists is a historical oddity. Itís especially ...

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