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In a country where more and more people are living in poverty, why is the GOP branding itself as the party that hates the poor?

Increasingly threatened by demographic changes, since November the GOP has sought to make inroads among Latinos while not losing more ground with America’s women. But their latest move will merely reinforce that they stand for punitive policies that target exactly these demographic groups, as they represent a significant segment of the growing population that is poor.

Today, Republicans in Congress failed to provide enough votes to pass a Farm Bill. House members surprised […]

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Over the next few day, hundreds of Ohioans will be mobilizing outside the offices of key members of Congress to encourage them to reach a solution to the fiscal cliff that preserves the tax cuts on the middle class, defends against draconian cuts to important programs and does so by asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more.

The more people that can participate the better. Members of Congress tend to wet their pants when they are confronted by more than six pissed off constituents at a time, so a healthy turnout at these events will help demonstrate that […]

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United States House Speaker John Boehner and political advisors close to him played a key role in determining how redistricting lines were drawn according to emails in the Ohio Redistricting Transparency Report.

Tom Whatman, Executive Director of Team Boehner, and Adam Kincaid, Redistricting Coordinator for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), played key roles in directing Ohio state house Republicans on how exactly they should exactly draft redistricting maps.

In January of this year Tom Whatman was named Executive Director of Team Boehner, a PAC to work in tandem with the NRCC and the Republican National Committee to elected […]

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On Friday it was announced that John Boehner had invited John Kasich to his golf game with President Obama, and Obama’s people seem to have ok’d the invite.

I honestly sat there and shook my head saying WTF! when I heard that news. And I know I’m not the only one.

Supposedly Boehner invited Kasich to be the fourth member of the party and Obama’s people said yes. But I can come with no good reason why President Obama should have agreed – and tons of reasons why he should have said no.

The whole point of playing with […]

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Butler and Warren Counties is about as deep red of a county with a significant population that you’re going to find in Ohio.  The default GOP political map for any statewide campaign is to run up the score to offset the Democratic advantages in Cleveland and Youngstown.  These are the counties that Ken Blackwell still managed to carry despite getting only 36% statewide.

These counties are not just controlled by Republicans, the GOP holds every virtually partisan office to the point that many Democrats are technically registered Republicans because the GOP primary is just about the only contested race voters […]

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If I were a Congressional Republican right now, I’d start to worry if I shouldn’t have bothered unpacking my stuff in my new majority offices just yet. We’re seeing some rather ominous warning signs for the Congressional Republicans that suggest that unless things change in the next year, they could be looking at yet another Democratic tide election that very well could sweep them right out of the majority again.

Boehner is campaigning to win a special election race the Republicans should have been holding in a cakewalk, the Democrats are having little trouble raising money to compete with the GOP in the minority, and the polling environment has radically worsened for the GOP from the 2010 highs.

All and all, it’s not a bad time to be a Democrat contemplating a run for Congress.

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He’s been in Ohio almost as much as Bush cleared brush in Crawford.

Much of the national media mentioned that Obama mentioned Ohioan House Minority Leader John Boehner, by name, eight times.  There’s a reason why.

Public Policy Polling (PPP) recently found that not even voters in Ohio want to see John Boehner become the Speaker of the House.

Only 28% of voters in the state want Boehner to become Speaker of the House if Republicans get the majority this fall while 44% explicitly say they want someone else and 28% are unsure. Republicans do by […]

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Just look at the crazy they already have in Congress:

Seriously, a Congressman goes on the floor on the U.S. House and announces a terrorist plot to bring women into the country to deliver babies only to bring them back to train them as terrorists so they can re-enter the country and commit acts of terrorism because we all know how we wind up doing the vocation our parents choose for us.  And he didn’t even contact a single intelligence agency  to inquire if such a plot existed?

If the Republicans take over the House, you just saw the […]

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So, in order to deflect from John Boehner crying over the evil Democrats’ plan to regulate the helpless ant in Washington that is the major Wall Street financial industries, bank lobbyist Steve Stivers attacked Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy over comments that Speaker Pelosi made about GOP efforts to filibuster unemployment extension.

The Columbus Dispatch’s Daily Briefing covers the Stivers attack, the Kilroy counter-attack, followed by the Stivers surrender.

Here’s the Stivers attack:

The Stivers campaign called on Kilroy, D-Columbus, to defend or disavow comments by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that unemployment checks are the […]

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Apparently, PPP had a few more nuggets in their polling they decided to dump out today:

Sherrod Brown’s approval is on the rise (although PPP has it substantially lower than Quinnipiac showed it) with an eleven point swing in his favor since March and leads against a generic Republican for 2012.  PPP attributes this to Brown improving his standing with independents. Mike DeWine has a slight lead of 44% to 41% in the AG’s race.  However, voters are almost equally divided between having a favorable, unfavorable, and not knowing enough to form an opinion over DeWine.  […]

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INSKEEP: As you know, Democrats are already pointing to things that are changing in America because of this bill. They will point to the fact that college seniors, who would have been kicked off their families’ insurance plans when they graduated, will get to stay on. Insurance companies are now saying they’re going to end the practice of “rescission,” where they take, or at least modify…

BOEHNER: Both of those ideas, by the way, came from Republicans, and are part of the common sense ideas that we ought to have in the law.

INSKEEP: Well, are you […]

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