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Shutdown cost: $24 billion and counting

The government shutdown may be officially over but its estimated cost of $24 billion to the American taxpayers will continue to rise every day for a long time to come.

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The tea party gang and the “F” word

The tea party is not your typical conservative group.  They are as close to fascist as you can get away with today.

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Tea party targets 10 million Latinos for vote suppression

Tea party affiliated groups have added voter suppression efforts to their long-standing anti-immigrant policies, Latino leaders charge.

Tea party takes a beating in Arizona

Voters in southern Arizona's Republican-leaning 8th Congressional District resoundingly defeated the candidate who threatened to abolish Social Security and Medicare.

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With Lugar defeat GOP races farther right

Lugar's defeat is seen as a loss to advocates for a sensible foreign policy.

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Right-wing blogger Andrew Breitbart dead at 43

Andrew Breitbart, a right-wing blogger and provocateur known for his attacks on labor, peace, civil rights and a host of other progressive organizations died late last night at the age of 43.

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100,000 demand Clarence Thomas stay out of health care hearing

Over 100,000 signatures demanding Justice Clarence Thomas recuse himself from upcoming March hearings on the Affordable Care Act were presented to the Supreme Court on Friday. 

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Billy Graham's son Franklin questions Obama's Christianity

The Rev. Franklin Graham today joined a list of right-wingers who have questioned President Obama's faith. Graham is the son of evangelist Billy Graham.

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Online campaign to boycott Koch Industries grows

The Koch brothers are a major funder of the tea party and several right-wing think tanks.

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Progressive SuperPAC targets Tea Party Republicans

The SuperPAC, a form of political committee that has served the political interests of the wealthy, is being turned on its head by the CREDO SuperPAC.

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