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How in the world did Ohio’s “conservative” blogosphere miss this one?

State pension funds and communities in a state investment pool will save nearly $20 million in bank fees over two years through new contracts competitively bid by state Treasurer Kevin L. Boyce.

Fiscal responsibility. It’s not just a bumper sticker.

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Signed.? Sealed.? Delivered.

…and yes.? It IS a big fucking deal.

More than a year’s worth of intense political haggling, legislative maneuvering and emotional debate reached its stirring conclusion Tuesday morning as President Barack Obama officially signed health care reform legislation into law…

…For many in Obama’s inner circle, health care reform began to eerily resemble a legislative version of the Democratic primary, with emotional ebbs and flows, dramatic breakthroughs, vitriolic rhetoric, crushing defeats and, ultimately, historic conclusions. (HuffPo)

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Thanks Sarah!

Guess who else is raking in the dough as Sarah Palin noisily returns to the national stage: her detractors. After months of trailing Republicans in fundraising, Dems raised $11.5 million in October, a record for a non-presidential year

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This Stupak amendment is going to have to get changed greatly or jettisoned all together.? 41 Dems have now signed on to voting against a bill that contains Stupak.? Greg Sargent has the letter:

November 7, 2009

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
U.S. House of Representatives
H-232 Capitol
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Madam Speaker:

As members of Congress we believe that women should have access to a full range of reproductive health care. Health care reform must not be misused as an opportunity to restrict women?s access to reproductive health services.

The Stupak-Pitts amendment to […]

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DNC Day 3: Building to History

On August 27, 2008 By

This was by far the best night of the convention. I was of the mindset that it was going along too slowly and overall was weak, but the more I think about it the more I realize every day built upon the other. Every speaker played a part to build toward history.

Day 1 we saw Ted Kennedy make one of the most courageous speeches in modern politics. For him to even make it out to Denver was an accomplishment. To then eschew a stool in his quest to pass the torch to a new generation of Democratic leaders […]

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The story about the Arkansas man who flipped out at his job at Target and proceeded to shoot and kill the Arkansas Democratic Party Chair may be yet another indication of the severe psychosis and hate filled rhetoric of the right. It’s unclear the motivation that Timothy Dale Johnson had for committing his crime, but it will be interesting to see what, if any, political motivations he may have had. I find it hard to believe there were none given who he targeted.

It sounds though, as if they guy just snapped:

Johnson’s co-worker says graffiti laced […]

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Watching History

On June 3, 2008 By

We’re watching history being made tonight and it will happen again in November. Simply awesome. This will be the moment that I will forever remember as having flown 9 hours home from Germany to see a family I’ve longed missed over the past week and had the chance to watch Barack Obama become the Democratic nominee for President of the United States of America.

I feel completely at home…

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A new piece in The New Republic by Michelle Cottle offers a glimpse into what went wrong with Hillary’s campaign.

Bottom line: I just don’t think she was hungry enough for it in the beginning. It wasn’t really until the ten-in-a-row loss that she started doing stuff like ‘Saturday Night Live’ and Jon Stewart. In the beginning, it was hard to get her to do those things.”

i think it was 11 in a row, but whatever. There are many more examples given by those in the know. Some we knew and others that were a bit surprising. […]

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Not surprising given the desperation that must have been setting in prior to North Carolina and Indiana:

One of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s top financial supporters offered $1 million to the Young Democrats of America during a phone conversation in which he also pressed for the organization’s two uncommitted superdelegates to endorse the New York Democrat, a high-ranking official with YDA told The Huffington Post.

Didn’t work.

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They agreed in September to abide by the rules. This was back during the “inevitable” period. Now that they’ve had their inevitable asses handed to them, they want to count them as they voted despite the fact that their opponent wasn’t even on the ballot in one state and didn’t campaign in the other.

Yes, indeed. They said this in September. Not only that, but they went so far as to criticize the Obama campaign for “violating the early state pledge“. Then they changed their tune and claimed the DNC rules were “not fair in […]

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