The plot thickens. National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Reynolds (N.Y.) issued a statement Saturday in which he said that he had informed Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) of allegations of improper contacts between then-Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) and at least one former male page, contradicting earlier statements from Hastert. GOP sources said Reynolds told Hastert [...]
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Debra Lafave. Mark Foley. It's the same type of crime. Mark Foley is a sexual predator, so he deserves to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. If found guilty, he would have to comply with the sex offender laws he helped craft. The irony reinforces the seriousness of the crime. Foley is [...]
The analogy of Iraq being another Vietnam has been uttered for years now. For me, George W. Bush is the Republicans' Vietnam, something from which it will take decades to recover. But with the entrance of Henry Kissinger the obvious hits you in the face. We. Didn't. Know… the half of it. Woodward's Sunday column [...]
cross-posted at Huffington Post Swiftboating Joe Sestak hasn't worked, so get prepared for Crazy Curt to go over the top. Rep. Curt Weldon has already gone after former Admiral Joe Sestak's daughter, when she was fighting a malignant brain tumor. He went after Sestak when he was showing his support for fallen veterans. Crazy Curt [...]
MARK FOLEY: Just Another Republican Pervert –updated– FOLEY: … how are you weathering the hurricane… are you safe… send me an email pic of you as well… BOY'S REACTION (via CREW pdf): Sick…sick…sick…sick…sick…sick…sick…sick…sick…sick…sick…sick…sick CREW …it gets worse from there. Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., is considering resigning from the House in the wake of questions about [...]
The man just doesn't care. Nothing can reach through his thick, stubborn skull. Coming on four years in Iraq, Mr. Bush still doesn't understand that stay the course isn't a plan and is just getting people killed. Hey, but as long as he doesn't have to fight the fight he'll be happy. If only Laura [...]
George W. Bush Took Bin Laden's Bait The Republicans can't afford to talk about Iraq… so let's talk about it, shall we? The video above was taken one year ago. It's frightening. Today's video from Iraq, if we had one, would be even worse. Unfortunately, there's only the valiant Michael Ware from CNN, and Richard [...]
The Bush-Republican Pro-Torture bill is now law. Torture is legal for the United States. Bush is king. HA-ZAH! God help our troops. Some law professors have a few words for the Pro-Torture Republicans and their allies. As for me, I have never been prouder to be a Democrat. The majority of us fought hard. Our [...]
RADIO: Taylor Marsh LIVE! –updated– John Kerry and the Democrats were on fire today. Hope you can join me on my radio show, 6-7 p.m. eastern – 3-4 p.m. pacific. I'm ready and loaded for Bush, so to speak. A lot to talk about today. UPDATE (4:20 p.m.): One of the things I covered on [...]
It seems everyone wants absolution these days. The latest is none other than Bob no one told me squat about Valerie Plame Woodward. But this time Bob's talking about Iraq, and “60 Minutes” has got him. According to Bob Woodward, intelligence experts are saying in private that in 2007 the level of violence in Iraq [...]
… Republicans not so much. Republicans are not only for torture, but they're against habeas corpus. You know, that little bitty right in the Constitution that grants people due process. Senator Specter offered an amendment, but the Republicans voted it down, 51 – 48. Senator Kerry said it succinctly today. Feingold was brilliant as well. [...]
A Torturous Slow Walk on the NIE –updated– UPDATE (7:55 a.m.): Senator Feingold is speaking against the Republican Torture Act. Senator Kerry is also against the detainee bill and will speak out on the Senate floor, as well as in a speech remarks at Johns Hopkins today. Those remarks appear below. Christy has more quotes. [...]
RADIO: Taylor Marsh LIVE! –updated– VOTE REPUBLICAN in '06!REPUBLICANS 219 for TORTURE (7 against) DEMOCRATS: 34 for TORTURE (160 AGAINST) Republicans for torture unite! Vote Republican in '06! Nice. How very democratic. How very Christian. How very un-American. WHY ISN'T ANYONE COVERING THE IRAQ WAR? Listen to my radio show from 6-7 pm eastern – [...]
OOPS! Tony Snow can't find his talking point. If you want to know see torture in action, all you had to do was watch the White House press gaggle this morning. Tony Snowjob was at his obfuscating best, except for one thing. The press wouldn't let up. Fox “News” covered it for a while, until [...]
IRAQ: We Don't Know the Half of It The leaked NIE is giving way to many questions about Iraq, but especially the “war on terror”. The biggest one is why George W. Bush, even knowing what the NIE said, went on and on and on for months about how things in Iraq were moving forward. [...]
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IN AN amazing interview with the Guardian on Sunday titled, appropriately, “Michael Douglas on Liberace, Cannes, cancer and cunnilingus,” the movie star does the biggest public service message for HPV and sexually transmitted diseases that’s been done in a generation. The Internet exploded with shock at what was taken as a revelation. It’s like thinking giving head to a man infected with HIV won’t leave its mark, too, though that’s more commonly talked about.
Ms Garraway, 46, is fronting a campaign to encourage young women to think about fertility and giving birth much younger than “her generation”. As part of the campaign, Ms Garraway spent a day being transformed into a heavily pregnant 70 year-old by Adrian Rigby, a prosthetic make-up artist, to “shock and provoke debate about how old is too old to have a baby”. [UK Telegraph] LOOKING at relationships, I find it telling that casual writers on the subject give marriage advice that hinges on bringing back the feminine mystique years and suggesting marrying younger would solve the problems that only better and smarter choices can conquer.
THE 21st century world offers ways to tweak your appearance, or alter it altogether, with women finally able to combat directly the comparison that’s always been around. Men look distinguished as they age, while women look old, unattractive, or to use Rush Limbaugh’s favorite comment, who wants to look at a woman with wrinkles? The 2012 plastic surgery statistics are out and the American Society of Plastic Surgery tells the story.
The real question about Hillary is this: When people take a new look at her in the coming years, will they see the past or the future — Mrs. Clinton or Madam President? – Maureen Dowd IT’S A classic front page from Huffington Post, coupled with a post by Jason Linkins, which details what’s been going on.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate. Yes, I went there.
“Norma Rae is a survivor and for the first time in her life she’s got a chance to become something more… a winner.” – Promo for “Norma Rae” CRITICS like Anne-Marie Slaughter, but especially Maureen I-Love-My-Pearls Dowd, and others [most of whom didn't read the book or do their homework] who are blaming Sheryl Sandberg for being a billionaire Ivy League graduate, while accusing her of letting corporations and government off the hook, are missing a major point.
Great sex doesn’t always just happen. Sometimes, it takes a little planning, especially if — like many Americans — you’ve been in a bit of a sex rut. Do some prep work by turning your bedroom into a love nest: Make the bed (with new, or at least clean, sheets), tidy up, light a candle or two, and queue up a sexy playlist on your iPod.
“You Don’t Own Me” PSA -Official from You Don't Own Me on Vimeo. WHO DOESN’T know the song “You Don’t Own Me,” sung by Leslie Gore? The movie First Wives Club helped to reignite the relevancy of the song.
“Last night I interviewed Jill Stein the presidential candidate for the Green Party on this show. And I confess right now, I should have asked her to just get out of the race.” – Jennifer Granholm, “The War Room” [Current TV] THE ARGUMENT Jennifer Granholm makes above is a tactic that no longer fits the times.
“With that drum magazine, he could have gotten off 50, 60 rounds, even if it was semiautomatic, within one minute,” Chief Oates said. [New York Times] IN THE GAPING MAW of our leadership vacuum stands Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, whose resolve, vulnerability and humility inside the vortex of a man made hell revealed what nobody in Congress or either political party has shown in decades. Leadership without regard to anything but his own duty to the people, which included the cops in the eye of volcanic carnage.
“Rick Doblin has done a lot for the field, but he is more of a populist,” Grob says. “We need careful and controlled scientific studies showing the efficacy of these drugs so funding can continue.” Broader awareness of these sorts of end-of-life psychedelic studies could be good for everyone, the researchers say.
*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
Despite rising public concern about the federal budget deficit, Americans favor keeping Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are rather than taking steps to reduce the budget deficit (by 60% vs. 32%). – Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefits This is starting early, so it’s time to revisit the facts.
“If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off.” – Sect. Hillary Clinton Women can do it, too.
The interview with Obama by George Stephanopoulos wasn’t nearly as contentious as the interview with the Edwardses. No Republican talking points from Stephanopoulos yesterday, like when he accused Edwards of abandoning the troops with this beauty: “Do you think the Democrats should be saddled with the idea of completely cutting off funding for the troops?” Or this one: “You know, a lot of Democrats still in the Senate think that your position here is cynical political theater.
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