Romney: Main Street Shares Blame on Financial Crisis

By |April 27th, 2010|

Wonder if Romney putting the blame on Wall Street, but also main street will sell in Peoria? Obviously, Democrats don't think it will so they're hitting him early on it, using his own words that could come back to bite. That's the beauty of Mitt Romney. He's got a treasure trove of statements that go [...]

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‘The Taliban went up to the Jewish Merchant and said…’

By |April 26th, 2010|

It took a while for this story to make the rounds. The kerfuffle happened last Wednesday, with the Jewish newspaper The Forward the first to break it last Friday. General Jim Jones got predictably creamed by Anti-Defamation League's Abe Foxman and others for telling a "Jewish merchant" joke at a recent Washington Institute for Near [...]

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Time Clock: Immigration in 3 Weeks?

By |April 26th, 2010|

[...] But for Democrats to pass immigration reform before November, party leaders would have to force members from conservative-leaning districts to cast yet another tough vote that could raise the ire of swing voters. But Republicans face longer-term peril - if they continue to push aggressive legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants, Hispanic voters are [...]

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New York Mag Proclaims Palin ‘Bigger Than Oprah’

By |April 26th, 2010|

... Being governor was drudgery. "Her life was terrible," one adviser says. "She was never home, her [Juneau] office was four hours from her house. You gotta drive an hour from Wasilla to Anchorage. And she was going broke." [...] In 1996, a few weeks into her run for Wasilla mayor, Palin revealed to Laura [...]

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Vive le Sarkozy

By |April 25th, 2010|

cross-posted at Huffington Post --updated-- Two-thirds of French people want a law limiting the use of face-covering Islamic veils such as the niqab and the burqa, with only a minority backing the government's plan for a complete ban, a poll showed Saturday. President Nicolas Sarkozy's government is expected to present a bill in May on [...]

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Tea Party, Charlie Crist, and Arizona’s ‘Illegal’ Immigrant Law

By |April 23rd, 2010|

How closely should the Republican Party align itself with the Tea Party movement? That was one of the questions in National Journal's The Hotline new media poll this week. Here's the breakdown and my two cents on this one: "No, but let's hope they do, as it would reveal the utter confusion on the right. [...]

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Financial Reform Talk Smacks Up Against Ike’s Warning

By |April 23rd, 2010|

[...] In fact, the president is on track to spend more on defense, in real dollars, than any other president has in one term of office since WWII. In that time we've had Korea, Vietnam, the massive military buildup under Reagan, and Bush's funded-by-tax-cuts invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, but in the most trying economic [...]

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Schumer Slams Pres. Obama over Israeli Policy

By |April 23rd, 2010|

If we could only believe this is a case of good cop - bad cop to move peace mountain. However, there is no silver lining on what Sen. Chuck Schumer has done, because he's made Pres. Obama the bad guy on Israel, something the right has been trying unsuccessfully to do. That Schumer chose the [...]

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SEC Porn Watchers Made 6 Figures

By |April 23rd, 2010|

Nobody is immune to smut's pull. Well, not exactly nobody, but it can happen to anyone. Even big money people at the SEC can get caught with their... er... pants down. Alert the media. SEC's inspector general found that the SEC staffers violated government-wide ethics rules. Why the AP is framing the story that the [...]

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Celebrating Earth Day, with a Side of Politics

By |April 22nd, 2010|

Will you be doing anything to honor the environment today? I'll be out along the Potomac path this afternoon doing my part. One story that caught my eye today is another report on the Tea Party, which again obliterates the notion that it's packed by independents. It also reiterates what I've written about the group, [...]

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