Update: Introduced by Ann Romney, who is the best thing in the campaign, Mitt Romney finally decided to make a speech talking to the conservative base. It was exactly what he needed to do and it was good for him. Unfortunately, he couldn’t resist using the word “appease,” as well as a couple of other [...]
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…and so continues Newt Gingrich’s very bad day. He can take heart on one thing. DNI James R. Clapper Jr. has added fuel to Gingrich’s Iranian rhetorical fire, which will make the Republicans day. From the Washington Post today: U.S. intelligence agencies believe that Iran is prepared to launch terrorist attacks inside the United States [...]
“What I saw was a humanitarian disaster. The regime is not just committing one war crime, but a series of crimes against its people,” said Malek. “The snipers are everywhere shooting at civilians. People are being kidnapped. Prisoners are being tortured and none were released.” – report by Column Lynch After calling for President Bashar [...]
A confident Mitt Romney sings “America the Beautiful,” and very recently Obama riffed on Al Green. More and more polls show two things: (1) tonight Mitt Romney will win Florida and (2) Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum will combined get more votes. – Erick Erickson There’s absolutely no reason Newt or Rick Santorum should get [...]
Between July 1 and Dec. 31, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow collected more than $825,400, ending the year with nearly $674,000 cash on hand, according to disclosures filed over night with the Federal Election Commission. – Stephen Colbert’s FEC report: Big money! The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire [...]
What Secy. Panetta described on 60 Minutes as Obama administration policy is nothing close to what candidate Obama said he’d be as president. But I wonder how many people watching Secy. Leon Panetta found anything at all wrong with what he’s saying in the video above. Whatever Barack Obama once stood for as a constitutional [...]
Occupy is what’s in today. The Tea Party has energy, but it’s power is long gone. That’s why I love the “Take Down the Tea Party Ten” campaign, which I came across just today. It’s sponsored by Credo. The first six lawmakers targeted by the group are Reps. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), Steve King (R-Iowa), Allen [...]
Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. Oakland and DC were the sites of another round of arrests. Other Occupy sites rallied in support. See here and here. There’s a sense that these Occupy actions, and city responses, while significant in themselves, are also a sign of things to come. A “Spring [...]
The answer is simple. Because no Republican or Democratic politician has the courage to challenge any church today. E.J. Dionne reveals why: That is why it is so remarkable that he utterly botched the admittedly difficult question of how contraceptive services should be treated under the new health care law. His administration mishandled this decision [...]
Gingrich is making the case that Romney can’t get a majority at the convention, his small circle of advisers are already eyeing favorable states in March and April, and those close to the former back-bench bomb thrower are testifying to his legendary perseverance. – Newt Gingrich’s long march, by Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman Newt’s [...]
If you wanted to know the state of Newt Gingrich’s campaign right now all you had to do was watch Fred Thompson on Meet the Press on Sunday. With his hair slicked back and wisps of uncut frizz flipping out in the back, Thompson delivered his lines haltingly and with his head bowed, while focusing [...]
Gingrich is badly trailing Romney by 11 percentage points, garnering just 31 percent of likely Republican voters heading into Tuesday’s presidential primary, according to a Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald/Tampa Bay Times poll released late Saturday night. – Poll: Romney holds big lead over Gingrich in Florida, via the Miami Herald On ABC’s “This Week” with [...]
Sarah Palin rose to power in Alaska by taking on Republicans in her own state on ethics. It’s the very thing Tom Brokaw is talking about regarding Newt Gingrich in the Romney ad above, though Brokaw, and NBC are protesting, so I have no idea if the video will be available by the time you [...]
Art offers his perspective as a movement progressive activist. Ever put a fortune into a company and then not know it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pSkLw6UvpaM In the CNN Thursday debate, Mitt Romney claimed he had no idea of his investment involving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. When confronted by Newt Gingrich over the fact that Romney poured 100s [...]
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