State of the Union: Progressive Blog Digest

This daily blog is composed of clips and links from other progressive blog and news sites, accompanied by my own observations. Progressive Blog Digest documents the failure and decline of the Republican party and the efforts of the Obama administration to build a new, lasting Democratic coalition. Five best moments: Daily Beast Other highlights: New York…

Progressive Blog Digest: Girl talk

This daily blog, Progressive Blog Digest,  is composed of clips and links from other progressive blog and news sites, accompanied by my own observations. It documents the failure and decline of the Republican party and the efforts of the Obama administration to build a new, lasting Democratic coalition. Something happens to Republican men when they talk…

Extending unemployment payments — a matter of fairness: Progressive Blog Digest

The Senate passes unemployment payments, Obama ramps up the pressure. What will the House Repubs do?  See today’s full Progressive Blog Digest here.   The Senate: http://blogs.rollcall.com/wgdb/unemployment-insurance-advances-senate/ http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/07/1267814/-Unemployment-aid-moves-forward-nbsp-in-nbsp-Senate http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/07/unemployment-benefits-senate-vote_n_4554728.html http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/jobless-aid-advances-despite-gop-obstruction http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/01/07/a-surprising-step-forward-for-unemployment-benefits/ Obama: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/07/obama-to-congress-do-your-job-and-extend-unemployment-benefits.html http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/07/1267823/-President-Obama-pushes-for-unemployment-benefits-extension The House: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/01/07/house-gop-leaders-coach-rank-and-file-on-discussing-unemployment/?wprss=rss_politics&clsrd House Republican leaders sent a memo this week to the entire GOP conference with talking points designed to…

The budget deal: Progressive Blog Digest

Conservatives are balking at the budget deal. Plus links to other issues featured on progressive blogs. See today’s full Progressive Blog Digest here. http://www.nationaljournal.com/daily/can-paul-ryan-put-down-a-revolt-from-the-right-20131210 Can Paul Ryan Put Down a Revolt From the Right? http://prospect.org/article/conservative-anger-over-budget-deal-now-purely-save-face Conservative Anger Over Budget Deal Now Purely to Save Face John Boehner blows up: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/boehner-finally-loses-temper-on-tea-party “You mean the groups that came …

Obama talks about inequality: Progressive Blog Digest

The best speech Obama has given on the economy, plus other items posted on progressive blogs today.   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/12/04/the-best-speech-obama-has-given-on-the-economy/?wprss=rss_ezra-klein&clsrd More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/12/04/inequality-is-the-defining-issue-of-our-time/ http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/income-inequality-riskier-you-think http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/12/president-obama-makes-his-pitch-fighting-income-inequality Really Obama? That’s All You’ve Got? http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/05/the-truth-about-obama-era-inequality.html The president calls income inequality the ‘defining issue of our time.’ So it seems fair to grade him on his success at addressing it. By…

Obamacare has a second chance to get it right: Progressive Blog Digest

A roundup of what progressive blogs are saying about today’s issues: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/30/obama-health-care-reform_n_4361679.html More: http://politicalwire.com/archives/2013/11/30/inside_the_effort_to_rescue_obamacare.html Inside the Effort to Rescue Obamacare http://politicalwire.com/archives/2013/11/30/healthcare_website_still_improving.html Healthcare Website Still Improving http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2013_11/yes_the_immediate_outlook_on_h048007.php The immediate outlook on the HealthCare.gov site? Murky at best. But long-term prospects for the ACA are sound. SIX PER CENT! http://politicalwire.com/archives/2013/11/30/congressional_approval_hits_new_low.html Congressional Approval Hits New Low More things…

What winning feels like: Progressive Blog Digest

The usual pundits and chin-pullers are all upset now that the Democratic reform to the filibuster will upset the spirit of bipartisanship and comity between the parties. You know, that spirit of bipartisanship and comity that the Republicans were so committed to? Nasty old Democrats! http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/11/22/pundits-bemoan-end-of-filibuster/ http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/22/1257589/-Let-the-filibuster-reform-pearl-clutching-nbsp-commence http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/11/nuclear-option-and-bipartisan-fantasies.html More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/11/22/morning-plum-no-nuclear-option-will-not-make-washington-partisanship-worse/ No, nuclear option will not…

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