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Nihilist in Chief | The New Republic

In the midst of this January’s historic, senselessly protracted government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided it was time to put forward his vision of how government should properly function. So he took to the Washington Post op-ed section to deride a modest set of Democratic proposals to institute election and voting rights …

How Congress Failed to Plan for Doomsday – POLITICO Magazine

What would happen if some crazed gunman or terrorist massacred Congress? We don’t really know—and that’s bad news for our democracy. Sen. Rand Paul was blunt about what would have happened Wednesday morning during an attack on a congressional softball practice without the coincidental presence of Majority Whip Steve Scalise—there …

Conservatives near revolt on Senate health care negotiations – POLITICO

Republicans are increasingly pessimistic that key conservative senators will vote for the eventual bill. Conservative senators and allied outside groups are on the verge of rebellion against the Senate’s Obamacare repeal effort, potentially derailing delicate negotiations to overhaul the nation’s health care system. As Obamacare repeal talks enter crunch time …

Debt Is Good – The New York Times

A problem with the economy may be that we aren’t in deep enough, not that we’re in too deep. Rand Paul said something funny the other day. No, really — although of course it wasn’t intentional. On his Twitter account he decried the irresponsibility of American fiscal policy, declaring, “The …

No White House for You, Rand Paul — NYMag

The candidate who Rand his campaign into the ground. ll happy campaigns are alike, but each unhappy campaign is unhappy in its own way. Those unique experiences of campaign failure provide some of the best entertainment of the long and arduous journey, and the pain is compounded by the observed …

Report: Social Security disability fund to run dry next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year, the government said Wednesday, handing lawmakers a fiscal and political crisis in the middle of a presidential campaign. The trustees who oversee Social Security and Medicare said the disability trust fund will …