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John Fugelsang on Benghazi ”They don’t care about these four innocent dead people,We went from using a terror attack in 2001 to cheer on a president to using a terror attack in 2012 to smear on a president. They exploited three thousand terror dead to attack Iraq. Now they exploit four terror dead to attack Barack.

This is all about one thing. And it’s not about a cover up,” John Fugelsang said. “If they cared about a cover up, Oliver North would be breaking rocks in a Federal Pen right now. This is about 2014. The GOP has no ideas and they’ve got to get the base out. This gets them angry. And I am sorry but the Democrats are taking this like a real piñata … and they keep getting pummel on this. The Democrats need to turn this around and call these guys out for what they are really doing, a crass exploitation of four tragic deaths for a really disgusting political gain.”

http://egbertowillies.com/2014/05/03/john-fugelsang-benghazi-republican/

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Barack Obama at the White House correspondents dinner “And, I’m feeling sorry for the Speaker Of The House as well. These days, the House Republicans are actually giving John Boehner a harder time than they are me, which means orange really is the new black.”

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Scott Prouty, the bartender who recorded Mitt Romney’s 47% video

Prouty “I grew up in a blue collar area of Boston, and nobody I know, can pay, can afford to pay $50,000 for dinner…..I felt an obligation for all the people who can’t afford to be there, you shouldn’t have to be able to afford $50,000 to hear what a candidate actually thinks.”

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/45755883/ns/msnbc-the_last_word/vp/51172092#51172092

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MATT TAIBBI talking about the Hostess company  “Yes. I mean, this kind of follows a familiar narrative that we’ve seen a lot in the last 15 to 20 years in America. In this case, you know, a private equity firm comes in. They take over after a bankruptcy. They borrow a ton of money, which, of course, becomes the company`s debt.

And so, now, you have a company that in its first bankruptcy was $450 million in debt. Now, it`s $1 billion in debt after it was taken over. So the company that took over didn’t wipe out its debt, it doubled its debt.  But in the end, they are not blaming all that debt for the company`s problems. They are blaming the workers and their pensions and their benefits which remain static or gone down throughout this entire time.


It`s just — it`s part of this overall mythology that we have to blame the workers for wanting benefits and wanting a living wage.”

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Ezra Klein “After three consecutive years of increasing poverty rates, new data released by the Census Bureau finds the poverty rate remained unchanged at 15 percent in 2011. That`s better than going up. That means 46.2 million Americans are living at or below the federal poverty line.

But, and this is important to remember, that`s before you take into account all the anti-poverty programs, like Food Stamps and the Earned
Income Tax Credit that we have going. When you bring those into the calculation, the number is probably lower by many millions of people. So
that`s good.

While the poverty levels held, the census did find a rise in income inequality. The income of the highest quintile of earners rose 1.6
percent, while the middle income quintiles fell. So the rich are getting richer and the rest of the country is not.

But we do have some genuine good news here tonight. The number of uninsured Americans, which usually goes up in bad economies, is dropping. About 1.4 million more Americans have health insurance than had it one year ago. After three years of rising uninsured rates, the percentage of people without health insurance coverage dropped from 16.3 percent in 2010 to 15.7 percent in 2011.

And for the first time in a decade, the percentage of people with private insurance did not drop. Some players are not throwing people off. Census officials cited two major factors driving down the uninsured rate. The number of young adults ages 19 to 25 without insurance dropped two percent, the largest of any group. That is largely because health reform, the Affordable Care Act, allowed kids up to age 26 to stay on their parents` insurance, which has kept an estimated three million young adults insured.

And the number of Americans covered by government programs such as Medicaid has expanded. There are a lot of things government doesn`t do well. But one thing it does know how to do, which you can see here, and you can see, frankly, in every other developed nation on Earth, is give people health insurance.

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