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Last night’s appearance on MSNBC’s The Ed Show discussing the Debt Ceiling “crisis” & the President’s address

The President called for an end to the “dysfunction” in Washington and issued an appeal to all Americans to demand better from their representatives. He is right, of course. We are being held hostage by the Tea Party. I challenged the President to use the 14th Amendment to protect the full faith and credit of the United States and avoid default during my recent appearance on The Ed Show.

Watch the video here

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640

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NY is the 6th to legalize gay marriage. Is MI far behind?

Kudos to New York for being 6th in the nation to legalize gay marriage! It’s great to see a victory for equality and the acceptance of diversity. Can MI be far behind?

NY Legislature legalizes gay marriage | 6abc.com
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New York lawmakers narrowly voted to legalize same-sex marriage Friday, handing activists a breakthrough victory in the state where the gay rights movement was born.

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Kudos to the President and the brave men and women of the American Armed Forces who brought justice to Osama bin Laden

Kudos to the President and the brave men and women of the American Armed Forces who brought justice to Osama bin Laden. May the families of the victims of 9-11 finally get some measure of closure. God Bless our troops and God Bless America.

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden killed, buried at sea

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About time the President turns the table on the Repubs

About time the President turns the table on the Repubs…And Boehner’s response is hilarious. He’s NOW interested in JOBS. You know you’ve got a Repub in a serious jam when he wants to change the subject — to JOBS.

Obama urges repeal of tax breaks for oil firms

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It’s good to have a DEMOCRAT in the White House, eh?

The President’s speech sure did my heart some good. Now if we can just get him to attack the mortgage foreclosure crisis…

www.latimes.com

President Obama vigorously defended government’s responsibility for the nation’s most vulnerable citizens and castigated Republican plans to “end Medicare as we know it” as he moved to shape the burgeoning national debate over the federal deficit with his own mix of tax increases and spending cut

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Newt’s back in D.C. to corral the Tea Partiers in the House & train them on how to shut down the U.S. Government

Newt’s back in D.C. to corral the Tea Partiers in the House and train them up on how to shut down the U.S. Government. I think they were well on their way without him, but now it’s clear that unless Dems completely capitulate to their ridiculous demands, we are heading for at least a temporary shut down.

www.latimes.com

If it’s been hard to ignore the echoes of recent Washington history lately — as a Democratic White House battles House Republicans over the budget and talk of a government shutdown swirls — the arrival of a blast from the past on Thursday will make it impossible.

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Let’s get mad and demand that Congress and the President address the needs of Main Street, not just Wall Street

Read it and weep — from a guy who KNOWS. Then let’s get mad and demand that Congress and the President address the needs of Main Street, not just Wall Street. The foreclosure crisis and decline in home values continue to drive down our local economy, while the banksters enjoy record profits thanks to their taxpayer-funded bailout.

Photo courtesy of The New York Times

 

www.nytimes.com

Treasury prevented a meltdown of the financial system, but failed to meet the legislative goal of protecting home values.

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