Congressman Matt Salmon (R - Arizona), via Wikimedia Commons

Congressman Matt Salmon’s oddly specific budgetary hit list

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This man is on a mission in his final year in office to be as trivial and possible.
Congressman Matt Salmon (R - Arizona), via Wikimedia Commons

Meanwhile, in Congress…

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Infrastructure? Broadband access? Health care? Nope. Congressman Matt Salmon wants to defund yoga.
Jane Dittmar

How Donald Trump could cost the GOP the US House

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If Democrats contrast the GOP’s lack of seriousness about governing with tangible solutions, they could win.
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Franklin Graham quit the GOP a while ago, and he’s still probably voting for Trump or Cruz

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The GOP is a home for theocrats, whether they officially say so or not.
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The Islamic State’s threat is closer to Paris than Syria’s refugees

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When we demonize refugees, the terrorists win.
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The thing you should be most afraid of this Halloween is Paul Ryan’s new job

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There are few things you could go as for Halloween that are scarier than Paul Ryan’s agenda.
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Bipartisan sentencing reform bill to be introduced in the Senate today

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In today’s Senate, bipartisan coalitions on substantive issues are nothing short of amazing.
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Shut down the shutdowns?

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Alan Grayson’s introduced a bill that would prevent government shutdowns. An idea whose time has come?
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Pope Francis’s address to Congress: Something for everyone, but more for the left

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The Pope is unconstrained by the American ideological spectrum, but his priorities definitely have a place on it.
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We decided Steve King and Ben Carson were wrong about Muslims holding public office in 2006

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Steve King and Ben Carson think that Muslims can’t hold federal office. We decided they were wrong in 2006.

Carson’s Far Right Christian Attack on the Constitution

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If being a Muslim disqualifies one from public office, so does Christianity.
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Republican hearings on Planned Parenthood missing just one thing: Planned Parenthood

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Because why bother getting the opinion of the organization the hearing is about?
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Louie Gohmert vows to quit Congress and cower in survivalist bunker if (when) Iran Deal passes

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Gohmert expects John Boehner to wave his magic speaker wand and make the deal go away. That isn’t how this works.
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