Bernie Sanders: ‘Responding to Citizens United and the Rise of Super PACs’

By |July 30th, 2012|

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. Yesterday, on NPR's Weekend Edition, Sunday, Andrea Seabrook reminded listeners that this time last year, the "debt ceiling" battle was in full swing, which eventually saw the appointment of the bipartisan "Super Committee," a "come up with a solution "“ or else" idea. The consequences [...]

Liz Cheney Defends Sarah Palin Against Dad’s Rhetorical Buckshot

By |July 30th, 2012|

Rarely do I disagree with best VP ever but @SarahPalinUSA more qualified than Obama and Biden combined. Huge respect 4 all she's done 4 GOP. - Liz Cheney, via Twitter "Obviously, I'm not a big fan of President Obama," said Cheney in an excerpt from an interview with ABC News aired Monday on "Good Morning [...]

Row After Row of Empty Seats at London Olympics

By |July 30th, 2012|

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, the minister responsible for the Olympics, said Saturday that the organizing committee was "doing a full investigation into what happened. .â€"°.â€"°. We think it was accredited seats that belong to sponsors, but if they are not going to turn up, we want those tickets to be available for members of the [...]

Romney Slammed on Temple Mount Visit, Dennis Ross Bows Out of Election Politics

By |July 30th, 2012|

ROMNEY PUTS the capital "p" in presumptive nominee, his insatiable ego never satisfied. He thinks everything is about him, so treads where more sober foreign policy experts wouldn't dare. As all this was playing out, Eli Lake got an exclusive for the Daily Beast, reporting that Dennis Ross is bowing out of politics and won't [...]

Bill Clinton to Headline Democratic Convention

By |July 29th, 2012|

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON will not only give a prime-time convention speech, but afterward Clinton will put President Obama's name into nomination at the Democratic convention in September. From the New York Times: The prominent role of Mr. Clinton, which is scheduled to be announced on Monday, signals an effort by the Obama campaign to pull [...]

Romney Reverses Press Avail, But It’s Dan Senor Who Yells ‘Squirrel’

By |July 29th, 2012|

AFTER AN UPROAR followed Mitt Romney banning U.S. press at his Israeli fundraiser, which broke the agreement the campaign made to the press, the Romney campaign was forced to reverse itself. Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson was expected to attend the event, along with other Americans flying in for the event. These stories play out as [...]

Dana Vollmer Breaks World Record

By |July 29th, 2012|

"I had kind of a bad finish." - Dana Vollmer DANA VOLLMER became the first woman to break the 56 second record in the 100-meter butterfly Sunday at the London Olympics, coming in at 55.98 seconds. She takes home the gold medal, while losing her cap in the process. In an interview Vollmer said she [...]

Kim Rhode Shatters Olympic Record

By |July 29th, 2012|

THE FIRST AMERICAN WOMAN to win three gold medals in skeet shooting, Kim Rhode set an Olympic record by being the first American individual to win gold medals in five consecutive Olympic games. No woman or man has done this before. From the New York Times: Under a drizzly gray sky, Kim Rhode on Sunday [...]

James Bond Escorts the Queen to the 2012 Olympics

By |July 28th, 2012|

THE MOST CLASSIC moment from the opening of the 30th Olympiad, London's third hosting duty, a singular honor. It was a glorious opening, one that exceeded the last in China. Slow start, but the music and the evolution of Great Britain was something to which I related. But, oh, those fireworks! Then there was Paul [...]

Jennifer Granholm Rails Against Third Parties

By |July 27th, 2012|

"Last night I interviewed Jill Stein the presidential candidate for the Green Party on this show. And I confess right now, I should have asked her to just get out of the race." - Jennifer Granholm, "The War Room" [Current TV] THE ARGUMENT Jennifer Granholm makes above is a tactic that no longer fits the [...]