The New CNN and “Jeff Zucker-shaking-CNN-till-its-teeth-rattle” *Updated*

By |January 30th, 2013|

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS Mary Matalin and James Carville are out, as is Erik Erickson, who is now a contributor at Fox News Channel. Executive Vice President Mark Whitaker is also out. Erickson wrote a long piece about his departure. Frankly, before I went to CNN I was oblivious to the fact that there are ways to [...]

Obama Hits Three-Year High in Approval Rating

By |January 30th, 2013|

Fully 60 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of Obama in the new poll, up slightly from October but a clear shift in opinion from an election year in which his ratings hovered in the mid-to-low 50s. And by 39 percent to 26 percent, the president now has more "strongly" positive ratings than strongly [...]

Lindsey Graham Needs an Intervention

By |January 30th, 2013|

"I haven't forgotten about Benghazi. Hillary Clinton got away with murder, in my view." - Senator Lindsey Graham THE SOUTH Carolina senator has Benghazi pneumonia and it's tilting into a cancer. That the insipid little man can accuse Secretary Clinton of murder in public goes down in the annals of Clinton hatred that proves these [...]

Yankee’s A-Rod Accused Again of Doping

By |January 30th, 2013|

The Miami New Times said Tuesday that the three-time AL MVP bought human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing substances during 2009-12 from Biogenesis of America LLC, a now-closed anti-aging clinic in Coral Gables, Fla., near Rodriguez's offseason home. The new public relations firm for the New York Yankees third baseman issued a statement denying the [...]

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John Kerry Confirmed as New Secretary of State

By |January 29th, 2013|

The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed President Barack Obama's choice of five-term Sen. John Kerry to be secretary of state, with Republicans and Democrats praising him as the ideal successor to Hillary Rodham Clinton. The vote Tuesday was 94-3. One senator "“ Kerry "“ voted present and accepted congratulations from colleagues on the Senate floor. [ASSOCIATED PRESS] [...]

Top Story — Pres. Obama Offers “Fact Sheet” on Immigration [Text], While Rubio Hits Rush Limbaugh

By |January 29th, 2013|

"We define ourselves as a nation of immigrants." "“ President Obama DELIVERING REMARKS in Las Vegas today President Obama outlined his priorities on immigration reform. On the other hand, administration officials told media outlets that they believe a path to citizenship needs to be more straightforward. They believe a trigger system, like the one in [...]

Queer Talk: Obama Includes Same-Sex Couples in Immigration Plan

By |January 29th, 2013|

Chris Geidner broke the story at Buzzfeed. Also at Buzzfeed, Zeke Miller provides more details. (emphasis added) Here's How Obama's Immigration Position Differs From The Senate's In a speech, the president mostly backs the bipartisan framework on the Hill with two key exceptions: treatment of same-sex couples, and the inclusion of a border security "˜trigger.' [...]

Secretary Clinton’s Live Global Townterview [Twitter and Full Transcript Update]

By |January 29th, 2013|

IT BEGINS today at 9:30 a.m. It will be Secretary Clinton's final townterview. The transcript is now available. From the State Department: This will be Secretary Clinton's 59th town hall and an opportunity to engage with young people around the world in advance of her last day as Secretary of State on Friday, February 1st. [...]

Queer Talk: LGBT Advocacy Groups Issue Statement on Immigration Reform

By |January 29th, 2013|

Immigration reform is obviously a big story at the moment. It's complicated at best. Add "LGBT" to the mix, and even more complications appear. Yesterday, Immigration Equality, the "first and only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to achieving full equality for LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants," released this statement: (emphasis added) This morning, a [...]

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News Desk: Bashar al-Assad War Crimes Mount

By |January 29th, 2013|

"This is another new massacre that has been committed in Syria, adding to the constant massacres that have been occurring, while the world watches silently and the international and Arab community are being hypocrites," the Syrian Observatory said in statement. [New York Times] ACTIVISTS ARE claiming today that a "massacre" has occurred, adding to the [...]