Top Story: Chris Matthews Accuses Romney of Playing Race Card, Haley Barbour Returns Fire

By |August 27th, 2012|

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy WELL GOOD morning America. You're a racist. No, you are. Welcome to the battle to the bottom, with the Republicans leading so far. With the multiple welfare ads from Team Romney being unloaded on battleground airwaves, including where I live in the Virginia [...]

Reward Offered for Text of Obama’s Pacific Free Trade Agreement

By |August 27th, 2012|

At this point, it's not really possible to discuss the merits of the TPP since the governments are keeping the proposed text a secret from the public. Only the negotiators themselves and a select group of corporate partners have access to the actual document. The top executives at General Electric, Goldman Sachs, and Pfizer probably [...]

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Queer Talk: You Won’t See It At the Convention – ‘Family and Freedom – Republicans for Marriage Equality’

By |August 27th, 2012|

http://youtu.be/XXwy0BXdosc At YouTube, Family and Freedom - Republicans for Marriage Equality: Republican Mayor Jerry Sanders of San Diego, California speaks out about his support for marriage for gays and lesbians, and encourages others in his party to do the same. The Human Rights Campaign and Freedom to Marry are running this ad in Tampa during [...]

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Hurricane Isaac Bears Down on Gulf

By |August 27th, 2012|

As the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall approaches, New Orleans -- and much of the Gulf Coast -- is preparing to put into practice the lessons learned from that defining storm. Tropical Storm Isaac is following a path eerily similar to Katrina's in 2005. [CNN] TAMPA IS safe, but New Orleans is not.

Queer Talk: An Interview That “Will Save Lives”

By |August 27th, 2012|

An NYT article is getting a lot of attention, at least in the LGBT world. Published last Friday, "After Gay Son's Suicide, Mother Finds Blame in Herself and in Her Church" is an honest conversation with the parents of Tyler Clementi, the first year Rutger's student in September 2010 who took his own life three [...]

Republicans Forced to Highlight Puerto Rico, Guam and Samoa to Find Diversity for the TV Camera

By |August 27th, 2012|

IT'S A MAKE or break week for Mitt Romney. The message is critical, but the presentation is as well. Who will deliver it, what will it look like and will the TV audience peeking in see people with whom they can relate? It's a big problem when Republicans have to go to Puerto Rico, Guam, [...]

Worry Rises About The Very Small Republican Tent

By |August 27th, 2012|

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Some leaders expressed worry that the turn to contentious social issues in the days leading up to the Republican National Convention, where the party platform is likely to embrace a tough anti-abortion stance and strict curbs on immigration, could undercut the party's need [...]

Top Story: How Badly Do American Women Need Barack Obama?

By |August 26th, 2012|

"If President Obama is reelected on November 6th, it will be primarily because he ran against Mitt Romney. It he were running unapposed, 2012 would be a very tough fight for him." - Mark Shields, "The News Hour" HAPPY WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY, which on the eve of the Republican convention doesn't seem like such a [...]

New Look, Broader Lens

By |August 26th, 2012|

WELCOME to the new TM.com. It's a new-media magazine that gives viewers a snapshot of the day. Politics is primary, then anything goes after that. This means new topics, including subjects not regularly seen here before. It's a new look accompanied by a much broader lens on what's covered. We'll see what develops. TM note: [...]

Rupert Murdoch and the Pictures of Naked Prince Harry

By |August 26th, 2012|

Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter to express his sympathy for Prince Harry in the wake of the naked pictures controversy, urging all to give the royal "a break." [The Hollywood Reporter] WHAT HAPPENS in Las Vegas if you're a member of the royal family definitely does not stay in Las Vegas. After TMZ splashed the [...]