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GOP Growth & Opportunity? Not

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on March 25th, 2013 11:08 pm by HL

GOP Growth & Opportunity? Not
Steve Rosenthal, Politico
The Republican National Committee released a report this week by its Growth and Opportunity Project that makes it abundantly clear that: (1) the only thing the Republicans are trying to grow is their vote, and (2) the only real opportunity they are providing is for GOP apparatchiks.

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Cyprus: It Ain’t Over Yet
Felix Salmon, Reuters
This was not a good weekend for Russian billionaires. First, Boris Berezovsky was found dead at his English country estate. Now, all the uninsured depositors (read: Russian plutocrats) at Cyprus’s two largest banks are going to be hit much, much harder than they feared they might be when the Cyprus crisis first erupted last week. Back then — a long, long week ago — Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades stood firm: there was no way he would allow uninsured depositors to lose more than 10% of their money. What a difference a week makes: now, if your…

Matt Lauer and the Decline of the Today Show
Joe Hagan, NY Magazine
The knife springs open with a satisfying snap.Matt Lauer, the co-host of the Today show, turns it over in his hand, marveling at the blade."Come to papa!" he says.Sitting at his glass-topped desk on the morning-show set, Lauer, meticulously outfitted in a green-gray plaid suit and a burnt-?orange tie, has asked the crew for props for a segment on new TSA rules allowing small knives on commercial airliners. A crewman offered up this specimen from his belt holster."You know how long it is?" inquires a producer who sits alongside Lauer with a sheaf of…

ObamaCare a Disaster for Dems in 2014
Betsy McCaughey, New York Post
Democrats hope to retake the House of Representatives in next year’s elections. They won’t — and they’ll have themselves to blame, because 2014 is when ObamaCare kicks in. With a vengeance. The authors of the Obama health law postponed the pain until after the 2012 election. Some popular provisions went into effect immediately, such as allowing children to stay on their parent’s plan until age 26. And the White House granted 1,472 waivers to various companies and unions, exempting them from insurance reforms so they…

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