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Liberals double down: No entitlement cuts

As reports of a “grand bargain” emerge, Rep. Keith Ellison and the Progressive Caucus say they won’t budge on their opposition to cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

Salon’s sexiest man of 2012: A Chris Kluwe Q&A

This gave Salon an excuse to call up the highly principled hunk to talk about his own homophobic past and what it’s like as a straight man to become a gay sex symbol.

Franken’s torture smackdown

Newly released letters from the Minnesota senator are the harshest rebuke any Bush official has faced for torture.

Mondale on Obama, and how he could’ve beaten Reagan

Salon’s Steve Kornacki asks Walter Mondale about the political parallels between ’82 and ’10, the ways in which the ’82 recession was different, and what it was like to run against President Ronald Reagan at the peak of his popularity.