* Kid President has a question and answer sesh.
* That's the fiscal cliff rock.
* Catch up on this past year's best correspondence.
* The world's Facebook feed for 2012, from College Humor.
* The Onion polls rural whites on the President's popularity.
* Here's a great list about what idiots have believed about sex.
* Get well soon, Hillary Clinton. This guy wants to hang out with you.
* Hillary is gonna knock these people upside their heads once she's better.
* What do you call the area between Time Square's New Year Ball and 2013?
Tags: Barack Obama, College Humor, Facebook, Fiscal Cliff, Hillary Clinton, John Boehner, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Sex, The Onion
* The leftovers have something to say…
* Django Unchained, Mel Brooks style.
* Scary Santas are the legitimate "War on Christmas."
* Santa hasn't always been nice, from College Humor.
* Boehner doesn't want his wife to try to solve the problem.
* Jesus Christ would've preferred a small gathering this year.
* What is there to learn from comedy documentaries, from Splitsider.
Tags: Christmas, Daily Links, John Boehner, The Onion, War on Christmas
Even after John Boehner loaded up "Plan B" with a Christmas tree of right-wing ornaments — cuts to Obamacare, cuts to food stamps, tort reform — the most ardent conservatives in his caucus abandoned him, refusing him the 218 votes needed for passage. So he cried. Then he withdraw the proposal and sent the House home for Christmas rather than face a humiliating defeat on the House floor.
Plan B — Boehner's alternative to actually negotiating with Barack Obama and patching together a narrow bipartisan majority in the House — would have raised taxes on millionaires, while extending Bush-era tax rates on everyone else. Since this plan stood no chance in the Senate and would have faced a presidential veto, it was widely described as "political theater."
Hopefully, the House GOP learned a lesson from this meltdown: running any kind of theater without the help of gay people is bound to be an epic fail.
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Tags: Fiscal Cliff, House of Representatives, John Boehner, Republicans
The Pharaoh hardened his heart and would not let the people go. Then business executives said to John Boehner, "Go to Pharaoh and say to him, "This is what the conservative business community, the God of the Republicans, says: "Let my people go, so that they may worship me."
This legislation — popularly known as 'Plan B' — permanently prevents a tax increase on families making less than $1 million per year. Republicans supporting this bill are this week affirming to their constituents in writing that this bill — the sole purpose of which is to prevent tax increases — is consistent with the pledge they made to them. In ATR's analysis, it is extremely difficult — if not impossible — to fault these Republicans' assertion.
Funny enough, applying this logic to the Obama proposal would make that plan consistent with the pledge as well. After all, the Democratic proposal prevents a tax increase on families making less than $250,000 per year, but the Norquist's new dispensation does not apply to the Obama plan, because the Pharaoh does not have to be fair.
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Tags: Americans for Tax Reform, Fiscal Cliff, Grover Norquist, John Boehner