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White House, Boehner trade sequester blame

House Speaker John Boehner and a top aide to President Obama are duking it out in competing columns over who is to blame for the sequester. "It is a product of the president's own failed leadership," wrote Boehner in The Wall Street Journal, nine days before the sequester -- $85 billion in automatic budget cuts -- kick in.


Washington’s fake policy arguments

Economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers write that “the debate in Washington about economic policy is phony. It’s manufactured. And it’s entirely political.” ... Turns out that there’s wide agreement that the stimulus created jobs, TARP was necessary, market factors drive gas prices, tax cuts reduce revenue, tax increases and spending cuts will have to be part of a deficit solution and more.


Obama: Washington feels broken

Barack Obama

"And, if you asked me what is the one thing that has frustrated me most over the last four years, it's not the hard work, it's not the enormity of the decisions, it's not the pace, it is that I haven't been able to change the atmosphere here in Washington to reflect the decency and common sense of ordinary people - Democrats, Republicans and independents - who I think just want to see their leadership solve problems," he told CBS' Charlie Rose in an interview that aired this morning. "And there's enough blame to go around for that."


Jon Huntsman Joins Jeb Bush in Criticism of Their Party's Partisanship

It’s good to hear prominent Republicans calling out their party’s partisanship. Why are House Republicans wasting their time repealing the Health Care bill a second time, when they know that it would fail in the Democrat-controlled Senate? Why aren’t they working with Democrats to create jobs and improve the economy? It’s because the Republicans are taking a “my way or the highway” approach.


Greene: Why do we pay politicians?

Bob Greene says we wouldn't tolerate workers we'd hired for a job in our home fighting about the work and not getting anything done. Why do we accept it from government officials?


Fox News Screws up NBC GE Taxes Story

This was on It gets really funny towards to middle/end. I snagged it before they took it down. This is what happens when you try to be start mixing up your lies.


President Pushes Innovation, Education in State of the Union

President Pushes Innovation, Education in State of the Union

President Obama invoked the space race with the Soviet Union to challenge Congress to rise above partisanship and work with him to usher in a new age of American innovation in his State of the Union address Tuesday.


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