Thomas Jefferson Street

June 2013


The IRS-Tea Party Scandal Fizzles

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Is it possible it wasn't a vast left-wing conspiracy after all?

That has been the contention of the Obama administration, which has been suitably distressed at the disclosure that Internal Revenue Service employees in Cincinnati were targeting groups with the phrase "tea party" in their names for ...

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IRS
tea party

Steve Lonegan Could Score a Surprise Victory in the New Jersey Senate Race

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Democrats – and most Republicans – expect that the party will keep the seat held on and off since the 1980s by the late New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg in the upcoming special election. GOP Gov. Chris Christie certain seems to believe it which is probably why, having determined the law required ...

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New Jersey
Congress
politics
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Christie, Chris

Spring Robins and Family Make Politics Seem Silly

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I love spring, and especially the beginning of summer. Who doesn't?

The steady cascade of color from flowers and trees, the leaves filling in the privacy for backyard barbecues, the advent of wildlife coming alive and the sounds of birds chirping and wind whistling. The warmth of the sun and the ...

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politics

Sen. Max Baucus Says White House Will Have to Negotiate on Debt Ceiling

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The official line out of the White House is that when the next big debt ceiling showdown takes place the administration wants a clean, no strings attached increase and that it won't negotiate. A key Senate Democrat Friday morning undercut the no-negotiations stance, signaling that as a practical ...

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politics
deficit and national debt
Congress
Obama, Barack
Republican Party
Democratic Party

Rep. Trent Franks Provides Latest GOP Rape Comment

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What is it with Republicans, rape and women anyway? I have to believe that there is a secret GOP conclave where party activists plot to find ways to drive off female voters. Does the GOP have a death wish? Do Republicans just hate women? Enquiring minds want to know.

Last year, female voters ...

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civil rights
campaigns
female voters
women's health
sexual abuse
sexual assault
sexual health
Franks, Trent
Chambliss, Saxby
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