Gates and Mullen Endorse DADT Repeal After Report Release

By |November 30th, 2010|

From the Defense Dept. comes full-throated support of the working group report on repealing DADT. From Defense: The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today fully endorsed the report of the working group that assessed the impact of a possible repeal of the law that bans gay men and women from serving openly in [...]

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Flop Sweat Over Sarah

By |November 30th, 2010|

If Republicans want to embrace Palin as a cultural icon whose anti-intellectualism fulfills a base political need, then have at it. I suppose it's cheaper than therapy. - Joe Scarborough Joe Scarborough made Sarah's day today, while binding her fans closer to her. These guys never learn. The presidential race hasn't even begun and he's [...]

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Wikileaks Exposes Lumbering Fed Fogy

By |November 30th, 2010|

--cross-posted at Huffington Post-- Wikileaks has proven that the American government is running on an arcane set of principles led by people with their frame of reference in the past, with neither the infrastructure or the people running it or serving it having adapted to the times in which we live. This last century thinking [...]

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Obama Plays Economic Scrooge

By |November 29th, 2010|

... Clearly this is a difficult decision. Federal employees are hardworking and dedicated and central to delivering essential services to the American people. And today we are -- the President is clearly asking them to make a sacrifice. We believe it's the first of many difficult steps ahead that we'll be taking in the upcoming [...]

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Wikileaks Diplo Docu Dump

By |November 29th, 2010|

Italy's Foreign Minister Frattini called the Wikileaks release the "Sept. 11 of world diplomacy." Republicans are jumping on the leak, as expected, because transparency scares the bejeezus out of the Right. Rep. Pete Hoekstra using hyperbole to say what allies might ask, "'Can the United States be trusted? Can the United States keep a secret?'" [...]

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Sarah’s North Korea Slip v. Obama’s ’57 States’

By |November 26th, 2010|

One thing you can say about Sarah Palin is that she's not going to take any crap from the media, willing to call anyone out without a day going by. Not even on Thanksgiving did she take a day off from media slapping. Palin's North Korea slip, which I just didn't see as anything noteworthy, [...]

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New ‘No Labels’ Group Focuses on ‘Centrist Voters’

By |November 24th, 2010|

The story that's all the talk today I'm not interested in. The Sarah Palin kerfuffle over her verbal slip on North Korea, which everyone is jumping on as some monumental gaffe. I just don't hear that in the clip, so I'll let others get all wee-wee'd up about it. Though I will note that John [...]

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Some Democrats Fight

By |November 24th, 2010|

In what may prove a significant development for the 2012 elections, David Brock, a prominent Democratic political operative, says he has amassed $4 million in pledges over the last few weeks and is moving quickly to hire a staff to set up what he hopes will become a permanent liberal counterweight over the airwaves to [...]

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Katie Couric Was Not Unfair to Gov. Palin

By |November 23rd, 2010|

"No question, she will be a very, very strong presence and force, if she gets in," Huckabee told reporters Sunday, per the Des Moines Register's Tom Beaumont. "You know, she may run away with it. And that's one of those things everyone needs to be prepared for." - via Sarah Palin's Mike Huckabee Problem Let's [...]

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TSA Gropefest Latest Domestic Debacle

By |November 22nd, 2010|

"I believe this is a tipping point," said Debra Burlingame, a vocal advocate for tough anti-terrorism policies. Burlingame -- whose brother was the pilot of the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 which crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11 -- was outraged after undergoing the new TSA pat-downs. - TSA pat-down controversy: Overreaction or real issue? [...]

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