Newt Slips on Immigration, Romney Stays Focused on Nomination

By |November 23rd, 2011|

The headlines have already started and they're unlikely to stop. The Hill: GOP debate: Gingrich divides himself from pack on immigration. Politico: GOP debate: Newt Gingrich beats back immigration. Gingrich doesn't have Mr. Romney's discipline. Pivoting on immigration, he made what could be a fatal error in the debate last night. Showing the compassion of [...]

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Foreign Policy Subject of the Night: Sequestration & Pentagon Cuts

By |November 22nd, 2011|

Well, if it's Tuesday it's another Republican debate. This one is on foreign policy. With 1% Newt in the lead, the level of bellicosity could be epic, especially if Mitt gets going on Iran. But it's the automatic trigger cuts on defense spending after the supercommittee epic fail that could become the topic of the [...]

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Fallon & The Roots Greet Bachmann with ‘Lyin’ Ass Bitch’

By |November 22nd, 2011|

**UPDATED** If this had happened to Hillary there would have been a very loud explosion and rightfully so. But last night, the band went amazingly all in. Questlove himself tweeted some words of warning: "aight late night walk-on song devotees: you love it when we snark: this next one takes the cake. ask around cause [...]

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Mitt Romney Channels Stupid for Fox News Audience

By |November 22nd, 2011|

"Because of the controls for partisanship, we know these results are not just driven by Republicans or other groups being more likely to watch Fox News. Rather, the results show us that there is something about watching Fox News that leads people to do worse on these questions than those who don't watch any news [...]

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The Wannabe 1% Presidency of Newt

By |November 22nd, 2011|

Newt Gingrich tops the list in the race for the GOP nomination, according to a new national survey. - Gingrich at top of pack for first time in CNN polling Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy National polls don't mean much, but the notion of President Newt is frightening. [...]

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Obama’s Concession on Bush Tax Cuts Bites Again

By |November 21st, 2011|

There is no substitute for political courage. In 2010, citing the frail economy, the president made the choice to extend even the cuts he had promised to fight. The White House claimed victory at the time, pointing to GOP concessions in the same agreement on jobless benefits and a payroll tax cut for workers. The [...]

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Not Disappointed in Pres. Obama

By |November 21st, 2011|

**Postscript added** President Obama is now neck and neck with a generic Republican challenger in the latest Real Clear Politics 2012 General Election Average (43.8%-43.%). Meanwhile, voters disapprove of the president's performance 49%-41% in the most recent Gallup survey, and 63% of voters disapprove of his handling of the economy, according to the most recent [...]

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Report on Supercommittee: ‘This marriage is over’

By |November 20th, 2011|

**UPDATED** The Democratic and Republican parties have outworn their effectiveness, their usefulness and the charade of competence that Congress struts through our elected officials. From Mike Allen: BACKSTAGE "” HOW THE SUPERCOMMITTEE FLUNKED: The supercommittee last met Nov. 1 "” three weeks ago! It was a public hearing featuring a history lesson, "Overview of Previous [...]

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John Boehner and the Lobbying Firm Planning to Undermine Occupy Wall Street

By |November 20th, 2011|

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy This story puts the 1% in perspective, but also how dangerous the national Occupy movement is seen to be to insiders and establishment players. The plans by a connected lobbying firm to undermine the power building in Occupy is the latest example of [...]

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Queer Talk: International Transgender Day of Remembrance

By |November 20th, 2011|

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. Unless things change dramatically, there will be little to no coverage of today's International Transgender Day of Remembrance beyond LGBT related media. And that will be in spite of the fact that the number of deaths per year (counted from November to November) continues to [...]

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