People Would Blame Republicans More in Shutdown, But Nobody Wins

By |September 30th, 2013|

Shutdown not good for the country, worse for Republicans. ON THE Sean Hannity show today the Fox News wingnut just couldn't understand why House Republicans couldn't push through to a shutdown. Carried on C-SPAN, there was a news conference by Republicans where Sen. David Vitter promoted his congressional staffer option, along with Sen. [...]

CNN Director Cancels Hillary Documentary, NBC Follows *Updated*

By |September 30th, 2013|

Director of CNN Hillary documentary cancels project. IT WAS the one thing hovering over the potential CNN Hillary documentary: would anyone closely associated with the Clintons participate, because it was a non starter that anyone associated with the doc could get Hillary to do so? Now the director has written a blog post [...]

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Queer Talk: Prop 8 Team Ted Olson and David Boies Test VA Marriage Ban

By |September 30th, 2013|

Ted Olson and David Boise, again working with the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) join a law suit already underway in Virginia, challenging the states' ban on same-sex marriage. The legal team which successfully challenged California's Prop 8, Ted Olson and David Boies, will once again be backed by the American Foundation [...]

Under the Radar: Who Can Progressives Run Against Hillary?

By |September 30th, 2013|

While Ready for Hillary gets all of the press, progressives work to find someone to challenge Hillary in 2016. IT'S THE conversation percolating on high that's been under the radar until Jonathan Martin's piece in the New York Times decided to bring it into the open, with the focus of the piece Senator [...]

Harry Reid Mans Barricades, As Far-Right Republicans Scramble

By |September 30th, 2013|

Nobody should bet on what will happen, because Boehner and the Republican establishment know what it could mean for 2014 if there's a government shutdown. Reid's strategy boils down to a few factors: If Democrats give even a few small concessions on a short-term stopgap funding measure, Republicans will demand even bigger concessions [...]

Congress Boozes It Up as Shutdown Looms

By |September 29th, 2013|

Congressman booze as shutdown looms. LATE Saturday night, Politico's Ginger Gibson sent out tweets that went viral immediately. If you watched any of the insanity that hit the floor last night, you wouldn't be surprised to read this news. Congress boozes it up as shutdown looms sort of fits the image of the [...]

Obama Points Finger at “Far-Right Republicans” on Shutdown and Obamacare

By |September 29th, 2013|

President Obama calls out "far-right Republicans" on shutdown and Obamacare. As for John Boehner, who's he talking about, Obama or Ted "wacko bird" Cruz? "...we are witnessing the effects not of gridlock but of one party's internal crisis." - James Fallows [The Atlantic] IN HIS Saturday address, President Obama didn't mince words and [...]

Obama Makes History Talking to Iran’s Rouhani

By |September 28th, 2013|

History was made when Obama spoke with Iran's Rouhani. THE CYNICS are wailing. Fearmongers are plotting their worst, as usual. The media elite are clucking and spitting that President Obama dared to attempt to arrange "an encounter," which didn't work out during UNGA. But the Beltway to New York corridor sees diplomacy as [...]

Rob Marshall Takes Streep, Depp, Pines “Into the Woods”

By |September 28th, 2013|

Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods," directed by Rob Marshall lands December 14, 2014. STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S "Into the Woods" (lyrics and music) is being made into a film that will be directed by Rob Marshall. Mr. Sondheim's name is curiously missing in both articles on Huffington Post, as is James Lapine, the director and [...]

Defund Obamacare Minority Caucus in Congress is 76 Male, 79 White

By |September 27th, 2013|

Defund Obamacare minority caucus is 76 male, 79 white, and represents Republican districts, with Sen. Ted Cruz's phony filibuster ignoring ACA came out of the halls of conservatism's highest corridors. From Jonathan Strong's report at NRO, what Republicans want in exchange for agreeing to not default on the national debt is a one [...]