Rural Retirees Will Take Huge Hit in GOP 401(k) Tax Scheme

Shockingly, the Republicans in Congress are giving serious consideration to taking money away from American retirees to help pay for tax cuts for the rich and corporations. Speaker Paul Ryan and his henchman in this scheme, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), want to take money away from retirees by significantly limiting the amount […]

Just in: President Obama says it’s time for a Farm Bill

National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson agrees. WASHINGTON (Oct. 17, 2013) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement today, after the end of the U.S. federal government shutdown: “Last night’s action by Congress ended a shutdown of our government and will return agencies back to normal operating status. This is […]

A Thoughtful Man

President Obama reflects on the Massachusetts election results and his vision for creating a better America.

On Schedule

by Debra Kozikowski I picked up the phone yesterday afternoon to hear my friend say, “There’s a guy with a gun strapped to his leg outside Obama’s town hall meeting in Portsmouth.”  “Hate mongers” was the way another political friend and ally described the crowd he saw assembled outside the Portsmouth High School on his television […]

Obama Picks Rural Physician for Surgeon General

By Al Cross A woman who established a rural health clinic in a fishing community on the Alabama coast, then rebuilt it twice after hurricanes, is President Obama’s nominee for surgeon general of the United States. Regina Benjamin (right) is founder and CEO of Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic. She won a “genius grant” from […]

President Announces Rural Tour

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 30, 2009 President Obama Announces Rural Tour with Cabinet Secretaries and Administration Officials WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, President Obama announced the launch of his Administration’s Rural Tour. This summer, over the course of the next few weeks and months, top Administration officials, […]

What Bill Maher Said

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Photo: Fox News I may have my head handed to me for this one, but this quote from Bill Maher’s June 19 monologue, “New Rules,” on HBO is something I wish I’d written. [… E]very time Obama tries to take on a progressive cause, there’s a major political party standing in […]

Of Thee I Sing …

        by Debra Kozikowski Wreath laying, flag waving, parades, backyard barbeques and on every cable movie channel it’s a war movie marathon. I watched one yesterday afternoon, set during World War II with a scene of soldiers in foxholes under a snowy sky. Some were trying to sleep, some were chatting, others complaining, and all but one unaware of the name […]

100 Days and Still Happy?

by Debra Kozikowski  According to Reuters FACTBOX, if stock market returns were the measure of POTUS’ success in the first 100 days, Barack Obama would rank 9th out of 19 sitting presidents since 1901. And the number one performer? You guessed right if you said FDR. We’ve been fascinated by the first 100 days as the […]