TED CRUZ JESSE HELMS
Very controversial former senator lauded by Ted Cruz
Chris Hayes sits down with Michael Steele to talk about controversial remarks made by Senator Ted Cruz on the late Senator Jesse Helms who opposed integration, interracial marriage and The Civil Rights Act.
THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW
Governor Pat McCrory (R) just signed into law “legal” means for voter suppression in North Carolina. It was backlash from Barack Obama’s winning the state in the Presidential Election. In this clip we see how dangerous the route can be – a misery – to vote in North Carolina. U.S. Attorney-General Eric Holder is aware of the situation there. It is hoped he will swiftly sue the state in federal court.,, like he just did in Texas.
By Craig Howie
Saturday in Kentucky
Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell faced off Saturday against Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes at the heavily anticipated 133rd Fancy Farm political forum.
The candidates pulled no punches at the traditional red-meat slugfest broadcast nationwide on C-SPAN and online by Kentucky Education Television.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/mitch-mcconnell-alison-lundergan-grimes-fancy-farm-95159.html#ixzz2b5avrkBM
US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT
Bipartisanship is a four letter word to the tea party zealots in Congress.
This week, Congressional Republicans dismissed President Obama’s proposal for corporate tax cuts out of hand. Last year, the president proposed the American Jobs Act, which House Republicans didn’t even consider despite the inclusion of tax cuts for businesses that hired new employees.
The president generously proposes and the House GOP caucus automatically disposes. Corporate tax cuts are the holy grail of the Republican Party, so the GOP’s resistance to the president’s proposals makes me think that House Republicans would automatically reject any proposal from the White House. I’m sure that Republicans would even find a reason to reject a plan initiated by Obama to build a memorial on the capital mall dedicated to conservative hero Ronald Reagan.
The president has given up on congressional Republicans, but he hasn’t given up on the American people.
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In a series of speeches and proposals, Obama has discussed the urgent need to invest in projects that will put Americans back to work and rebuild our sagging infrastructure of bridges, water systems and transportation. The president has also explicitly denounced the politics of austerity as a road to prosperity. The sequester budget cuts have already slowed the economic recovery and the additional cuts that the tea party wants will reverse the fragile economic recovery.
The president has said that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s package of budget cuts, his so called Path to Prosperity, is really the path to austerity, which runs directly into the road of recession. Besides austerity, the only thing that congressional Republicans have to offer is the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which would, in turn, repeal the new restrictions against predatory health insurance company rip offs.
There’s just one problem . . .
First, Republican candidate for President Mitt Romney and his wife refused to release extensive tax returns to assure the American people that they were not hiding untold wealth offshore.
Today, once thought of Vice Presidential candidate for the Republicans is being investigated for alleged financial misdoings: His name is Bob McDonnell and he is the Governor of Virginia. That state’s attorney general is also being investigated for “gifts” from the same guy in the McDonnell scandal.
FILE – In this Jan. 1, 2010 file photo, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh speaks during a news conference in Honolulu. Director Betty Thomas said John Cusack’s production company has a script ready that will star the actor as Limbaugh in a film planned for 2013. It’s not typecasting: Cusack is an outspoken liberal. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file )
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