Violence Against Women Act Easily Passes Senate Without Marco Rubio’s Help

By |February 12th, 2013|

I believe we should have re-authorized the existing Violence Against Women Act that has helped reduce the annual incidence of domestic violence by more than 50 percent, among other successes. I also continue supporting the work being done at the federal, state and local levels to combat domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking... [...]

Hagel ADVANCES, as Polling Shows Obama Trusted on Foreign Affairs and National Security *Update*

By |February 12th, 2013|

HAGEL NOMINATION ADVANCES Passed along party lines by 14-11 in committee Across nine issues, Americans give Obama his highest approval ratings for handling national defense (53%), followed by foreign affairs and immigration, each at 46%. [Gallup] President Barack Obama applauds as Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha looks over at his wife and children after receiving [...]

Some Stuff I’d Like to Hear Seriously Addressed in the State of the Union, and Even Better, on a Day to Day Basis in DC

By |February 12th, 2013|

I can think of a lot of stuff I'd like to hear DC Electeds having serious conversations about. More unlikely yet, it would be cool if they'd take serious actions aimed at helping the majority "” you know, that "99%," "” of people. I don't expect to hear such things in the State of the [...]

Liberals have Won, But Don’t Tell Ted Nugent

By |February 12th, 2013|

Photo: Pete Souza Mr. Nugent, who is also a National Rifle Association board member, will be a guest of Representative Steve Stockman, a Texas Republican who recently made headlines by threatening to file articles of impeachment against Mr. Obama if the president issued executive orders that strengthened gun control laws. [...] "I will [...]

Wrong to Sanctify Pope Benedict and his “Pontifical Secrecy” on Criminal Priest Pedophilia

By |February 12th, 2013|

According to the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Pope Benedict will return to being known as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger once he has stepped down as pope. He will be addressed as his eminence or Cardinal Ratzinger. - Pope Benedict XVI's resignation explained WE ALREADY know the history the Catholic Church has of demeaning [...]

News Desk: Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Koch Brother Billionaires

By |February 12th, 2013|

Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaires (via Desmogblog) A new academic study confirms that front groups with longstanding ties to the tobacco industry and the billionaire Koch brothers planned the formation of the Tea Party movement more than a decade before it exploded onto the U.S. political scene. Far from a genuine grassroots uprising, this astroturf… […]

News Desk: U.S., China and Japan Condemn North Korea Nuclear Test

By |February 12th, 2013|

North Korea conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday in defiance of existing U.N. resolutions, drawing condemnation from around the world, including from its only major ally, China, which summoned the North Korean ambassador to protest. [Reuters] IT'S BEING described as having "greater explosive force" than the 2006 and 2009 tests, according to Reuters. China's [...]

News Desk: Ben Affleck’s “ARGO” Wins Best Film at Britain’s BAFTAs [AFP Report]

By |February 12th, 2013|

Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ named best film at BAFTAs (via AFP) Iran hostage crisis drama “Argo” won the best film prize at Britain’s BAFTA awards in a further boost for US actor-director Ben Affleck’s movie ahead of the Oscars later this month. At a rainy but celebrity-packed ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on Sunday, Affleck also won the best director… […]

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Memo from Justice Ginsburg to Crybaby Lindsey Graham

By |February 12th, 2013|

"I'm hoping there will be members of Congress who will say enough. We are destroying the United States' reputation in the world as a beacon of democracy, and we should go back to the way it was, and the way it should be." - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg THIS IS exactly what's happening [...]

The Presidents Club Obliterates Party Line on Civil Liberties Abuses Versus National Security

By |February 11th, 2013|

President Barack Obama travels aboard Marine One from Annapolis, Md., en route to the White House, Feb. 6, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) PRESIDENT OBAMA has deservedly taken a hit for his policies regarding civil liberties, joining the likes of President George W. Bush, which is a dubious distinction at [...]