Erick Erickson and Romney’s Cannibalism by Consultants

By |November 29th, 2012|

THIS IS an extraordinary autopsy by Erick Erickson on the money blood letting and political canabalism that occurred in the Republican Party during the 2012 presidential election cycle. I'd love to hear a response from any conservatives I know lurk around here, including commenters that have been absent since Obama won reelection. In begins like [...]

News Desk: Fighting in Syria Shuts Down Internet, Mobile Communications

By |November 29th, 2012|

FROM REUTERS: Syrian rebels battled forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad just outside Damascus on Thursday, forcing the closure of the main airport road, and the Dubai-based Emirates airline suspended flights to the Syrian capital. Residents also reported Internet connections in the capital were down and mobile and land telephone lines working only sporadically in [...]

Senators, Advocacy Groups Challenge NDAA

By |November 29th, 2012|

Challenges to the National Defense Authorization Act came this week from a group of senators and from a coalition of advocacy groups. From Michael McAuliff at HuffPo: A bipartisan group of senators made a bid Wednesday to end the indefinite military detention of Americans in the United States. Declaring that a provision of the National [...]

Jeff Zucker Takes Over at CNN

By |November 29th, 2012|

THIS IS a tremendous human asset for CNN, with Jeff Zucker the first person named that comes with the varied expertise to take on CNN's programming problems. Zucker's latest foray, "Katie," helping launch Katie Couric's daytime talk show, which I personally have found hard to watch, is still finding its footing. After having enormous programming [...]

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Obama Invites Romney in for Lunch

By |November 29th, 2012|

Obama and Romney to have lunch Thursday (via AFP) US President Barack Obama will host his defeated Republican foe Mitt Romney for a conciliatory private lunch at the White House on Thursday in their first encounter since a bitter election. Obama’s press secretary Jay Carney said the meeting would take place in the president’s private dining room next… […]

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President Obama Wins Election, John Boehner Decides to Ignore Voters [Video]

By |November 28th, 2012|

"Let's begin our work with where we agree," the president said, noting the Senate has passed the measure and that both parties agree on holding down rates for the majority of taxpayers. "If we can get a few House Republicans to agree as well, I'll sign this bill as soon as the House sends it [...]

Queer Talk: ‘State of LGBT Equality in U.S. Cities’ Report

By |November 28th, 2012|

The Human Rights Campaign, in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute, has released the "Municipal Equality Index," providing an "evaluation of LGBT inclusion in municipal law and policy." The report looks at 137 cities. (emphasis added throughout post) Many U.S. cities lack sufficient protections for LGBT people, even [...]

First Fox, Now MSNBC, Tom Ricks Reveals Cable Rot

By |November 28th, 2012|

THE NEXT conversation we should all be having is why anyone watches either network, except to find out what partisans are saying, which is really true during prime time. But first, the latest cable drama, which begins with Jeff Zucker "near a deal" to run CNN. Moving on... Melissa Henneberger talked with military expert and [...]

Diplomat War: Maureen Dowd’s Poison Pen Out for Susan Rice

By |November 28th, 2012|

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Watch More News Videos at ABC | 2012 Presidential Election | Entertainment & Celebrity News WITH THE three amigos Senators McCain, Graham and Ayotte hanging in the Capitol square with their pre-planned partisan talking points hanging out, one question has risen to the top. Will Senator McCain place [...]

Is Grover Over?

By |November 28th, 2012|

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive "I think we ought to take the 98 percent deal right now," [Republican Rep. Tom Cole] said of freezing income tax rates for all but the top 2 percent of earners. "It doesn't mean I agree with raising the top 2. [...]