Anderson Cooper Officially Comes Out, with Hints Recently on Kathy Griffin’s Show

By |July 3rd, 2012|

UPDATE [7.3.12]: Kathy Griffin writes for the Daily Beast that Anderson Cooper needs to be careful. Terrific read. The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud. - Anderson Cooper ANDERSON COOPER is making headlines today for an email reply to [...]

Republicans Plummet in Popularity After Debt Ceiling Debacle

By |August 10th, 2011|

This isn't easy to do: have a lower approval than Republicans during Pres. Bill Clinton's impeachment. So, the Tea Party, who gained in 2010, through Obama and Democrats caving on the Bush tax cut extensions last December, but also through the White House's cut-cut-cut 2011 austerity budget, then the debt ceiling negotiations, have finally brought [...]

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A Friendly Rebuttal to David Sirota (from the ultimate outsider – a former Clintonite)

By |August 5th, 2011|

David Sirota has taken up the multi-dimensional chess argument for Obama, though in a different way than his loyalists and fan boys. David begins by excusing the results we've had so far as simply being that he isn't a liberal. Well, that's an understatement, but then he says Obama is a "bizarro FDR." Sirota is [...]

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Bill Clinton Played Hardball and Won, Obama Paid Ransom and America Lost

By |August 3rd, 2011|

"(Pres. Bill Clinton) beat the hell out of us first, for a year. He pummeled us for a year. ... He didn't roll over the second we walked in. ... Then he out-negotiated us for a year. He brought us to our knees." - Joe Scarborough Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news [...]

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Boehner Drags Tea Party Into Reality

By |July 27th, 2011|

These aren't the sounds of a Republican revolt. By the end of Wednesday, Republicans were totally on message about how they chose the best of three plans (the others being Harry Reid's plan or default) and would push it through. Democrats obsessed over which conservative groups were most annoyed, and they were whipping their own [...]

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Obama’s Lost Moon Shot on Energy

By |July 20th, 2011|

"... We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that [...]

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Bill Clinton Would Use 14th Amendment Option ‘Without Hesitation’ then “Force The Courts To Stop Me’

By |July 19th, 2011|

Joe Conason, who has had more access to former Pres. Bill Clinton over the years than most, begins his new website launch The National Memo with a blockbuster on the debt ceiling debate. Former President Bill Clinton says that he would invoke the so-called constitutional option to raise the nation's debt ceiling "without hesitation, and [...]

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Obama’s Failure to Make Case on Taxes Created Eric Cantor

By |July 14th, 2011|

Bartlett said the political demise of George H.W. Bush convinced GOP leaders that tax hikes are political suicide. "And I don't know that they're necessarily wrong," Bartlett said. "At some point the American public is going to have to shift their attitudes (about tax hikes), but the (Obama) administration has done nothing to bring them [...]

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Bill, Barack, & the Mother of All Quotes

By |July 8th, 2011|

"I think we should always listen to Bill Clinton about everything. And so, if that's his view then that should be the rule of law." - John Heilemann on "Morning Joe" This belongs as a bookend to Chris Matthews' thrill up his leg moment and is equally obsequiesce. With "journalism" like this is it any [...]

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David Plouffe’s Shell Game, 2012 Edition

By |July 8th, 2011|

President Obama's senior political adviser David Plouffe said Wednesday that people won't vote in 2012 based on the unemployment rate. - Top Obama adviser says unemployment won't be key in 2012 King David has spoken. Oh, am I relieved. It's good to know people won't vote on the unemployment rate, even though a hell of [...]

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