Quote Of The Day

"It is easy to stand on the sidelines and criticize this deal. And it would perhaps be politically expedient to stand on the sideline and criticize this tax deal. But to advocate against this tax deal is to advocate for a tax increase." -Senator John Thune (R-SD), denouncing potential 2012 GOP candidates for criticizing the tax deal that Congressional Republicans and President Obama reached.

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