Ready for Hillary Super PAC Launches

By |January 29th, 2013|

FRIDAY WILL be one of the busiest days of Hillary's recent weeks when she sits for interviews with five networks. Avid supporters, fans, believers and everyone else who want to make sure Hillary Rodham Clinton understands how much people want her to run in 2016 are not leaving anything to chance. This is exactly what [...]

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Thank You Martha Raddatz

By |January 29th, 2013|

via Atlantic Monthly [pic via YouTube] THIS IS a classic exchange, with Martha Raddatz slamming down the notion that some women can't pull their own weight and then some. Host Martha Raddatz interrupted him, saying she'd seen female combat medics rescue 6'4" Marines. "That's fine," Will responded, noting 152 women had died in [...]

Where are They Now, Romney’s Hacks Edition

By |January 29th, 2013|

BAY BUCHANAN has evidently quit politics and is starting a new career in real estate. Considering how badly she comported herself in the campaign season it's a better decision than continuing the path she was on. From a report: "It was so tough. It was brutal," she said of the loss to President Obama. "I [...]

Top Story — Demographic Shellacking Leads to GOP Immigration Epiphany, Legislation Pending *Updated*

By |January 28th, 2013|

"This is consistent with our country's tradition of being a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants." - Senator John McCain (Press conference announcing new immigration reform push) ISN'T IT amazing what a demographic shellacking can do. Packed room at the press conference announcing the latest effort in immigration reform. A powerful group of [...]

Feature — Once Formidable Foes, A Formidable Team, A Close Friendship [Video]

By |January 28th, 2013|

THE FLAWLESSLY effortless, if surprising, interview on "60 Minutes" revealed something that cameras cannot lie about. The fierce bond between President Obama and Secretary Hillary Clinton that seemed unimaginable to many, but especially the media, goes beyond what can be understood from outsiders, including their own staffs. "I consider Hillary a strong friend," President Obama [...]

News Desk: State of Emergency in Egypt Ignored by Protesters

By |January 28th, 2013|

Thousands of Egyptian protesters ignored a curfew on Monday to take to the streets in cities along the Suez canal, defying a state of emergency imposed by Islamist President Mohamed Mursi to end days of violence that has killed at least 51 people. [Reuters] EGYPT HAS exploded in recent days, with Egyptian protesters now defying [...]

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Queer Talk: Boy Scouts Consider Lifting Ban on Gay Scouts, Leaders

By |January 28th, 2013|

This afternoon the Boy Scouts of America announced that they are "actively considering" dropping the ban on "openly gay" scouts and leaders. Via GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation): (emphasis added) BSA spokesperson Deron Smith released the following statement announcing the potential policy change: "˜For more than 100 years, Scouting's focus has been on [...]

Deng’s Important Intervention

By |January 28th, 2013|

It's not often British basketball makes the UK sports news twice over a five-day period. Even during the London Olympics the men's team was largely ignored, mainly because it won only once, while the rest of the Great Britain team went on the country's largest gold run in Games' history. This past week was different. Domestic basketball [...]

Arizona Bill Would Require Students to Take Loyalty Oath

By |January 28th, 2013|

Rep. Bob Thorpe (R), described in an AlterNet report as a "freshman tea party member" of the Arizona House, introduced House Bill 2467. It would mandate students of public high schools to "recite an oath supporting the U.S. Constitution" in order to receive a graduation diploma. I, ___________, do solemnly swear that I will support [...]

Obama’s NFL “Violence” Comment Incites Rush Limbaugh

By |January 28th, 2013|

"I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence... In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the [...]