Let’s begin with Sarah Palin tweeting “those corrupt bastards.” The Alaska Senate candidate that Sarah Palin endorsed, Joe Miller, has cratered, putting one of Palin’s political adversaries, Lisa Murkowski, in the position to possibly get re-elected. In the middle of this tableau comes a weird audio from a CBS affiliate that has reporters caught in [...]
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–bumped, updated version cross-posted at Huffington Post– “If we amplify everything, we hear nothing.” – Jon Stewart Can a sanity rally inspire people to get out against the Sharron Angles of 2010? We’ll soon find out. Let’s just hope all this energy might dampen the right-wing and make extremists stand out. It’s not over until [...]
“The Gawker item is despicable, cowardly and has absolutely no value at all to any Delaware voters,” Coons spokesman Daniel McElhatton told POLITICO. “We denounce it with great vigor.” – Politico The video is our history and is why I love the art of negative ads. It’s as American as drinking whiskey on Friday night. [...]
TM NOTE: I marvel at the hard work done in the trenches by movement progressives. I’m a political writer and analyst, so I thought I’d spotlight what is being done by people on the ground. You all know well Texan4Hillary. This is a cross-post of his DK diary (please recommend it). On behalf of everyone [...]
The reason the midterm messaging has been so frustrating is that what’s finally landed wasn’t inevitable. But as this ad for Sharron Angle illustrates, with polls now finding her 4 points ahead, the Democrats failed to make the election about a clear choice, which would have demanded they provide a constrast, but also a plan [...]
Anybody but Marco. That should have always been the motto. We’re now learning via Ben Smith that FPOTUS Bill Clinton tried to cut a deal, but it just didn’t quite work out. But in another development it’s also being rumored that Crist asked Clinton to get involved through Doug Band, Clinton’s man, also stating the [...]
Barack Obama yesterday on gay marriage: “I have been to this point unwilling to sign on to same-sex marriage primarily because of my understandings of the traditional definitions of marriage,” he said. “But I also think you’re right that attitudes evolve, including mine. And I think that it is an issue that I wrestle with [...]
At this point in time, with the polls revealing almost all bad news, Mr. Obama should be on offense. The title above is a quote from Pres. Obama with Jon Stewart, which brought one of the biggest laughs of the night. What’s worse is the title of The Hill post today, which was given to [...]
Could Christine O’Donnell and her campaign get any more embarrassing? Forget separation of church and state, this broad really doesn’t understand what the First Amendment means. The Christine O’Donnell campaign is apologizing to WDEL after it demanded that video of an O’Donnell appearance on “The Rick Jensen Show” be destroyed and threatened a lawsuit if [...]
This isn’t just about gender, though it’s clear that women understand aspects of issues like health care more deeply than many men, particularly when the males in question are Blue Dogs. As one of the lone liberal voices out here that supported Pres. Obama’s Afghanistan strategy (which stopped when McChrystal imploded, likely because of this [...]
Former Pres. Bill Clinton is going to Rhode Island, because someone has to lead the Democrats. “It’s like living in a political twilight zone. How rich is the irony that the President Obama won’t endorse Caprio, but former President Clinton will,” one Democratic strategist told POLITICO Tuesday night. “Given this political fiasco, every democrat should [...]
Incompetence blow back: NPR received a bomb threat Monday, five days after its decision to fire news analyst Juan Williams sparked a hugely negative reaction. Sources at the news organization said the threat was received via U.S. mail and was immediately turned over to local police and the FBI. The organization did not publicly disclose [...]
“The View’s” Behar agreed with Rachel Maddow on Sharron Angle’s racist ad. I’d like to see her do this ad in the South Bronx. Come here bitch, come to New York! I’m not praying for her! She’s going to hell! She’s going to hell, this bitch! – Joy Behar One week and counting… This is [...]
Just when you think things couldn’t get worse for Democrats, rain is being forecast for Election Day: Weather tracking websites, including weather.com and The Old Farmer’s Almanac, are calling for rain in the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast regions, with chances for precipitation in other parts of the country as well. In a lower turnout the [...]
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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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