Sarah Palin’s latest Facebook entry on Iran is simply not up to her standards. That people are not reviewing it as such reveals a double standard no woman should welcome. Having taken the national stage by storm, recovering from a near career-ending 2008 vice presidential candidacy, fleeing the governor’s office to take advantage of the [...]
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Anyone who has watched Barack Obama’s cozy relationship with nuclear power companies shouldn’t be surprised. He’s opening up offshore areas to oil exploration, but he’s making sure to keep California, a rich electoral state, free from invasive drilling. However, those who misconstrued Obama’s marketing to mean he would side against business are in shock today. [...]
Not quite gone, but… Democrats have serious messaging challenges. Howard Fineman, as insider as it comes, but also someone who pontificated about the importance of health care to Obama and Democrats, is getting a helping of humble pie, which is reportedly being delivered by a Democrat. Well, actually he’s choking on it, but we won’t [...]
Poor Mitt. “I think that the Republican Party made a calculated decision, a political decision, that they would not support whatever we did,” Obama told Matt Lauer in an interview. “And I think that’s unfortunate because when you actually look at the bill itself, it incorporates all sorts of Republican ideas. I mean, a lot [...]
It’s only a game, right? Via CNN world: The game begins with a teenage girl on a subway platform. She notices you are looking at her and asks, “Can I help you with something?” That is when you, the player, can choose your method of assault. With the click of your mouse, you can grope [...]
“Any objective observer looking at this bill would say this is a middle-of-the-road, centrist approach to providing coverage to people and also to reducing cost,” Mr. Obama said. “I am frustrated that Republicans who had an opportunity to help shape this bill declined that opportunity.” – President Obama, on the “Today” show Important to note [...]
Anyone else not surprised that Republicans have been caught spending money in a West Hollywood club entitled Voyeur, which specializes in lesbian sex acts? Johnathan Strong reporting for Carlson’s Daily Caller: Once on the ground, FEC filings suggest, Steele travels in style. A February RNC trip to California, for example, included a $9,099 stop at [...]
–updated and bumped from early a.m.– DHS and Joint Terrorism Task Force were also involved in the raids. To update, the indictment has been sent down for “seditious conspiracy.” … “planned to kill an unidentified member of local law enforcement and then attack the law enforcement officers who gather in Michigan for the funeral.” The [...]
–updated– Senior lawyers in the Obama administration are deeply divided over some of the counterterrorism powers they inherited from former President George W. Bush, according to interviews and a review of legal briefs. The rift has been most pronounced between top lawyers in the State Department and the Pentagon, though it has also involved conflicts [...]
Pres. Obama meets with Pres. Karzai. Via CNN: President Obama made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Sunday. The president left his Camp David, Maryland, retreat for the trip and flew to Afghanistan on Air Force One, landing at Bagram Air Base at 7:24 p.m. (around 11 a.m. ET). Obama then flew on a helicopter [...]
expanded and cross-posted on Huffington Post I have said from the start that my goal was to see health-care reform pass while maintaining the long-standing principle of the sanctity of life. The president’s executive order upholds this principle and current law that no federal funds be used for abortion. I and other pro-life Democrats are [...]
The era of William F. Buckley long ago vanished from the conservative landscape. Republicans no longer welcoming deep thinkers who can strut their intellectual stuff by challenging the status quo. Go along, or move along little doggies. So, so long David Frum. The only thing left from the intellectual high bar of Buckley’s musings is [...]
Ah yes, another Catholic Church pedophile abuse scandal from the lecturing pro selective life crowd. Oh, but the Vatican says it’s all about smearing Pope Benedict. Perhaps they should consider that when a cardinal acts immorally reprehensible he will have to deal with the consequences. We all are judged here on earth, with the Catholic [...]
The Senate Parliamentarian has accepted Republican challenges to the current bill in Senate reconciliation, sending it back to the House. Working until 2:55 a.m. according to reports (keeping my hours these days). One thing that’s been talked about a lot in the last 24 hours is Sen. Ron Wyden’s opt-out mandate measure. As readers know, [...]
–updated below– Just when you think the Republican brand couldn’t get any worse. Enter the Tea Party to help, with new accusations and evidence that the rhetoric is turning into something far more serious than political activism, which goes well beyond a “personal touch.” Even though there is no evidence whatsoever that Sarah Palin is [...]
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*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.
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