Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. Good news, I think. Senator Schumer has unveiled a jobs bill and Reid is promising to hold hearings and press to get it in any debt deal. Schumer includes many progressive ideas. Its high time the Senate pushed this: …as Republicans have focused on extracting deep [...]
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Oh, how the gods must enjoy Stephen Colbert, I sure know I do. From The Hill: “It has been said that freedom isn’t free. Today, we have placed a sizable down payment,” he noted. Stephen Colbert at the FEC in Washington DCThe six FEC commissioners issued an unanimous advisory opinion to Colbert at their monthly [...]
Clinton’s assessment of Jon Huntsman is why Republicans won’t choose him. But if Huntsman and Bachmann could head the Republican ticket that would really be something for Obama reelect to go up against. Republicans simply aren’t that smart. Former Pres. Bill Clinton weighed in on a number of issues during a break of CGI, which [...]
Pres. Obama has a lot more power and room to push Republicans than he’s using. But Obama isn’t seen as most responsible for the bad economy, with just eight percent of Americans saying his administration is most to blame. Of those surveyed, 26 percent still say the Bush administration is most to blame for the [...]
“I thought he was a dick yesterday,” Halperin, who also is a senior political analyst for MSNBC, said on Morning Joe, referring to the President’s conduct during his press conference. – Mark Halperin apologizes for Obama gaffe The Daily Show – Broke Bank MountingGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show [...]
Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. In New Hampshire Governor Lynch has just vetoed voter ID there! Every Democratic governor has nixed such legislation. Read Lynch’s statement here, it is excellent highlighting the fact that “fraud” is almost non-existant and thus no need to disenfranchise thousands. Democrats on the Hill are pushing [...]
From the New York Times: The Obama administration won the first appellate review of the 2010 health care law on Wednesday as a three-judge panel from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati held that it was constitutional for Congress to require that Americans obtain health insurance. Scotusblog has analysis: [...]
This is brilliant and worth the effort. From Ryan Grimm and Samuel Haas: By declaring the debt ceiling unconstitutional, the White House could continue to meet its financial obligations, leaving Tea Party-backed Republicans in the difficult position of arguing against the plain wording of the Constitution. Bipartisan negotiators are debating the size of the cuts, [...]
Bachmann told me in an interview Tuesday that she wouldn’t call herself a feminist—instead, she simply described herself as “pro-woman and pro-man.” When I pressed her on the matter, the Minnesota congresswoman said she sees herself as an “empowered American.” – Kirsten Powers I’ve been waiting for this particular moment for a long time. The [...]
I’m not as squeamish as some are about the Democratic super PAC Priorities USA arming for 2012. Karl Rove’s Crossroads ad, seen first below, which I’ve seen on Fox News channel several times, has been met by progressive Super PAC Priorities USA’s ad, seen second. Which one works for you?
**UPDATED** Tweeting/retweeting Pres. Obama’s news conference, with select tweets below: Taylor Marsh: “It weighs on you,” circumstances hitting Americans. Then ode to Iowa, “put aside the expedience of short-term politics” to get it done. End Taylor Marsh: Obama: “I’ve been doing bin Laden, the Greek crisis.” Clearly ticked off about charges he’s not leading. #thinskin [...]
PELLA, Iowa — Sarah Palin stared a bit uncomfortably at a movie screen Tuesday night watching a montage of Matt Damon, David Letterman, Madonna, Howard Stern, Bill Maher, Louis C.K. and other celebrities malign her, then asked The Hollywood Reporter: “What would make someone be so full of hate?” – The Hollywood Reporter Nothing will [...]
Please do not yield to outrageous Republican demands that would greatly increase suffering for the weakest and most vulnerable members of our society. Now is the time to stand with the tens of millions of Americans who are struggling to survive economically, not with the millionaires and billionaires who have never had it so good. [...]
Joyce Arnold is a liberal Independent activist whose weekly column “Queer Talk” appears on Saturday. Two events on Monday of this week added to the conversations about marriage equality. One was from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who talked about international LGBT rights as “human rights.” And one from White House press secretary Jay Carney [...]
It’s like the ghost of George W. Bush, but with smoother segues. …and so it begins: Now is not the time to retreat from freedom’s rise. [...] Yet at the same time, we know these revolutions can bring to power forces that are neither democratic nor forward-looking. Just as the people of Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, [...]
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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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