Queer Talk: Memorial Day and Gay

By |May 28th, 2011|

A two-part Memorial Day Weekend post. Part I: Issues This past Thursday, with the long Memorial Day weekend in sight, the House of Representatives passed the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, 322 - 96. Most of them will likely reference that in Memorial Day speeches. Unfortunately, NDAA includes DADT and DOMA related amendments. Not all [...]

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McConnell Ties Debt Ceiling to Medicare ‘Reform’

By |May 27th, 2011|

"Medicare will be part of any agreement to begin to reduce our long-term debt. I'm not going to put a number on the overall package but we all know what the driver of the debt is," McConnell said. [...] "I am confident that taxes are not going to be a part of this," he said. [...]

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Lawrence Slides Easily Into Olbermann Slot

By |May 27th, 2011|

"Liberals amuse me," he said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program after the election last fall. ".â€"°.â€"°. I live to the extreme left of you mere liberals." - A starring role as the cable guy A snippet from the profile on Lawrence O'Donnell is below. It's a terrific piece for O'Donnell, who seems to have found [...]

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David Brock Gears Up

By |May 27th, 2011|

Democratic oppo 2012 is up and running. The LA Times reported in April how Democrats were going to arm themselves after the Citizens United case and it's in full swing, labeling Brock's group a "research hub." Mike Allen highlights the story today in his Playbook. David Brock's new group, apart from Media Matters, already targeted [...]

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Pak-US on the Rocks

By |May 27th, 2011|

'Intelligence fusion' cells, some that help us in Afghanistan, have been ordered shut down by Pakistan, with a demand that U.S. reduce troops in that country as well. From the LA Times: In a clear sign of Pakistan's deepening mistrust of the United States, Islamabad has told the Obama administration to reduce the number of [...]

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Romney Sends Leftover Pizza to Obama Campaign

By |May 26th, 2011|

Who says Mitt's a stiff? Not wanting any of the leftover slices to go to waste, Romney sent the remaining pies to where else but President Obama's Chicago reelection headquarters. Asked if the pies actually made it to Obama's HQ, a campaign source said that they had. In fact, Romney himself tweeted a photo of [...]

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Palin Wants More Cake

By |May 26th, 2011|

"We are not changing Sarah Palin's status," Bill Shine, executive vice president of programming for Fox News, said in a statement Thursday. - Fox News keeping Sarah Palin on board despite bus tour Fox News channel kicked Santorum and Gingrich out the door in March, with Huckabee's announcement allowing him to stay. Sarah Palin's bus [...]

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Sarah Palin Second to Romney in Latest Gallup

By |May 26th, 2011|

Mitt Romney (17%) and Sarah Palin (15%) now lead a smaller field of potential Republican presidential candidates in rank-and-file Republicans' preferences for the party's 2012 nominee. Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, and Herman Cain essentially tie for third, with Cain registering 8% support in his initial inclusion in Gallup "trial heat" polling. Notably, 22% of Republicans [...]

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Judge Strikes Down Walker’s Anti-Union Law (while Vermont goes single-payer)

By |May 26th, 2011|

Along with the news that Gov. Peter Shumlin of Vermont has signed into law a single-payer health system in Vermont, comes this news from Huffington Post: Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi ruled Thursday that Republican legislators violated Wisconsin's open meetings law during the run up to passage. She says that renders the law void. [...]

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Ed Schultz Apologizes

By |May 26th, 2011|

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Schultz is on voluntary unpaid absence for the coming week, with MSNBC issuing a statement late yesterday about Ed Schultz's embarrassing public belch. The comments over at Ed's MSNBC page are wholly supportive of the blue collar talk radio hero, whose passions drive [...]

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