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Senator Dick Durbin certainly has some nerve.

"Durbin said he is personally open to further privatization of Medicare as long a private insurers are forced to “play by the rules” that Medicare uses to lower costs, and that he realizes some of his liberal friends “are not happy” with his position.

If Obama backs cuts to entitlements, Durbin believes enough Democrats would support the president to get a bill through Congress.

“If a president comes up with a reasonable approach which ends up giving years of solvency to Medicare. ... I think that many Democrats will come around to that position,” he said. Obama’s imprint on the proposal would shield many members from grassroots anger, he said."

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Senator Bernie Sanders - Daily News

Social Security: "Senate vote for an amendment by Sen. Bernie Sanders put the Senate on record against cutting Social Security and disabled veterans benefits..."

Global Warming: "Senate liberals haven't given up on forcing votes on steps that would take on greenhouse gases directly..."

Older Americans: "Sen. Sanders “scored a modest — if largely symbolic — victory for older Americans as the Senate pulled an all-nighter last Friday to debate and vote on budget amendments..."

USPS: "Legislation to fund the government through Sept. 30 included a provision requiring the United States Postal Service to maintain six-day delivery..."

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100,000 say veto the Monsanto Protection Act, you in?

Tell President Obama to veto the Monsanto Protection Act!

 

We regret to inform you, but late last week Congress succeeded in passing Section 735, aka the Monsanto Protection Act, in the Continuing Resolution spending bill - HR 933. Once again, Monsanto and the biotech industry have used their lobbying power to undermine your basic rights.

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A Sunday Laugh

The challenge for President Obama’s speech is the challenge of his second term: how to be great when the environment stinks. Enhancing the president’s legacy requires something more than simply the clever application of predictable stratagems. Washington’s partisan rancor, the size of the problems facing government, and the limited amount of time before Obama is a lame duck all point to a single conclusion: The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP. If he wants to transform American politics, he must go for the throat

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