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Now that President Obama has delivered the State Of The Union, the Republicans are...

delivering the State Of The Confederacy.


Governor "I Don't Know" Christie: A Case Study of Leadership (Video)

I was inspired to create a video after seeing this poster on DU's Facebook page:


That Darn Socialism...Survivor Benefits For My Son's Wife & Childen

As most of you probably know, my youngest son passed away in his sleep this past November, leaving behind a wife and two young children. He was only twenty nine.

My daughter-in-law just left the local Social Security office with the guarantee of survivor benefits that equal close to what my son was earning each month. This is such a relief for our family, knowing she and her children can remain in their home and maintain their dignity.

I'm writing this to serve as a reminder that Social Security isn't just for retirees. Our mothers and fathers before us agreed to a social contract that would protect widows and children from falling into poverty should the major breadwinner in the family die. That's what civilized and humane people do...protect our most vulnerable.

Thank you Social Security and its participants for maintaining this covenant through the decades, and helping to provide a dignified life for millions of our fellow citizens. My story proves the system works the way it was intended. Let us continue to support and protect it.

Last Month, Christie Complained to Cuomo That His Appointee Was Pressing Too Hard for Answers

We saw the press conference today and Christie was just shocked...shocked I tell you, that his staff was capable of lying to him about their involvement in the GWB scandal. So why was he twisting Cuomo's arm last month in an effort to keep this story quiet? If you don't believe Christie is involved in this, I've got a bridge to....

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week to complain about a Cuomo appointee's handling of a growing controversy over traffic pattern changes on the George Washington Bridge, a person familiar with the matter said.

Mr. Christie, a Republican, complained in a private phone call to Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, that Patrick Foye, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, was pressing too hard to get to the bottom of why the number of toll lanes onto the bridge from Fort Lee, N.J. was cut from three to one in early September, according to this person. The lane closures occurred without notice to local authorities, officials have said, and snarled traffic for a week in the small borough on the Hudson River bluffs.

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