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  • Newsweek Admits They Didn't Write Or Even Read "Madam President" Issue

    12/01/2016 3:41:43 PM PST · by vannrox · 65 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 1DEC16 | Tyler Durden
    Fake News: Newsweek Admits They Didn't Write Or Even Read "Madam President" Issue by Tyler Durden Dec 1, 2016 6:15 PM 0 SHARES Newsweek's political editor, Matthew Cooper, looked as though he'd had a rough month when he appeared on the Tucker Carlson show last night to discuss the "Madam President" debacle.  While the printing and distribution of the erroneous "commemorative edition" magazine was embarrassing enough, Cooper also revealed that no one at Newsweek wrote the Hillary article or even bothered to proofread it before it was shipped off to stores around the country.  Frankly, it's difficult to discern between...
  • Recalled Newsweek ‘Madam President’ Clinton Issue Hits eBay

    12/01/2016 12:12:48 PM PST · by rhett october · 51 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 12-1-2016 | Rhett October
    Hillary Clinton supporters can still live a part of their dream if they so choose. Once they decide to stop protesting, they can hop online and order a commemorative edition of Newsweek that was going to be released if the former secretary of state won the presidential election. Pictures of the recalled issue feature a photo of Clinton with the title “Madam President.” The issue was leaked before the November 8th election which led for some to decry it as evidence of a rigged system. Newsweek quickly explained itself, stating that the issue was published under a Newsweek license by...
  • Why The 'Poorly Educated' Love Donald Trump Back

    11/26/2016 9:38:55 AM PST · by rktman · 85 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 11/25/2016 | Josh Lowe
    Donald Trump spent much of his election campaign raging against groups he doesn’t like; Muslims, the media, Mexicans and the rest. But there’s at least one group he’s a fan of. “I love the poorly educated!” the president-elect to be declared after pulling off a victory in the Nevada caucus of the Republican primary. Now, an analysis of his shock election victory shows the feeling was mutual. It was “education, not income,” that was the strongest predictor of a vote for Trump, according to the polling analyst Nate Silver.
  • Recalled ‘Madam President’ Newsweek Magazine Leaked Online

    11/22/2016 1:28:49 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 109 replies
    DC Clothsline ^ | November 20, 2016 | Chris Menahan
    Someone leaked a full copy of Newsweek’s recalled “Madam President” magazine — it’s hilarious. Newsweek licensee Topix Media, who created the magazine, said 125,000 copies with Hillary Clinton on the cover were printed and shipped, though only 17 were actually sold.
  • Madam President - Full Newsweek Edition

    11/17/2016 7:36:43 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 79 replies
    Scan of recalled issue at link.
  • Newsweek recalls 125,000 copies of its souvenir Madam President issue

    11/10/2016 9:57:51 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 46 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/10/2016 | Rob Crilly
    Everyone from pollsters to pundits got the result of the US presidential election wrong. But few can have made it in such an expensive manner. Newsweek and a partner that prints up special commemorative issues has been forced into an embarrassing recall, after it sent out 125,000 copies of its Madam President issue designed to celebrate Hillary Clinton's win. Although Topix Media had also prepared a Donald Trump version it thought it was safe to dispatch only the version detailing “Hillary Clinton's historic journey to the White House”, as the cover put it. “Like everybody else, we got it wrong,”...
  • National recall after Newsweek misfires with Clinton cover

    11/09/2016 2:59:59 PM PST · by RummyChick · 68 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/9 | kelly
    A national recall went out Wednesday for the special “Madame President” issue of Newsweek that was prematurely shipped to stores and newsstands across the country. At the same time, the publisher of the magazine will rush the “President Trump” version of the commemorative issue to press on Thursday — so it will get to stores next week. “Like everybody else, we got it wrong,” said Tony Romando, CEO of Topix Media, the Newsweek partner which produces special issues under the popular brand.
  • Before election, Newsweek sent bookstores printed copies declaring Hillary, not Trump, as winner

    11/08/2016 11:44:22 PM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 9, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Before the election, Newsweek sent bookstores advance printed copies of its magazine declaring Hillary the winner, but no such advance printed copies declaring Trump the winner With major sporting events, like the World Series or the Super Bowl, companies that manufacture t-shirts will manufacture separate shirts delcaring both teams as the winner before the event takes place. As soon as the winner is declared, they immediately start selling the shirts with the winner, and put the shirts with the loser into the trash.Before yesterday’s election, Newsweek printed up advance paper copies declaring the winner and sent them to bookstores. But they...
  • Newsweek Calls It: "Madam President Clinton" Hits The Shelves Due To A "Business Decision"

    11/07/2016 8:05:20 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 99 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Nov 7, 2016 5:17 PM | Tyler Durden
    With still over a day to go until the earliest possible result from tomorrow's presidential election, a part of the blogosphere and conservative media was up in arms over a commemorative Newsweek cover depicting "Madam President" which appeared in print as early as Saturday.
  • ‘Why the Russians Are Backing Trump’: Maddow Previews Blockbuster Newsweek Story

    11/03/2016 11:12:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11-3-2016 | Justin Baragona
    Just as has been done previously with huge stories broken by Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow got a hold of some excerpts of tomorrow’s article and shared them with her viewers. In this instance, Eichenwald’s report appears to show the real reason why Russia and Vladimir Putin are backing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The story also has the subtitle that claims Putin wants to weaken NATO. SNIP-- According to the article, Russian officials who were hacking to influence the election felt that if Trump were replaced by the Republicans, the next candidate wouldn’t be as good for Russia....
  • Vladimir Putin: Why He Fears A Hillary Clinton White House

    11/03/2016 6:30:09 AM PDT · by Strategy · 39 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 3, 2016 | By Leah McGrath Goodman
    On June 4, 2013, at the verdant plantation-style Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina, Hillary Clinton spoke in strikingly ambitious terms of her plans for America's energy boom to a private audience in a speech for the global investment bank Goldman Sachs. "The energy revolution in the Untited States is just a gift," she said in one of three speeches that year for which the bank paid her $675,000. "We can have a North American energy system that will be unbelievably powerful. If we have enough of it, we can be exporting and supporting a lot of our...
  • DEAR DONALD TRUMP AND VLADIMIR PUTIN, I AM NOT SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL (major vomit alert)

    10/11/2016 2:32:46 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/10/2016 | KURT EICHENWALD
    Updated | I am Sidney Blumenthal. At least, that is what Vladimir Putin—and, somehow, Donald Trump—seem to believe. And that should raise concerns about not only Moscow’s attempts to manipulate this election but also how Trump came to push Russian disinformation to American voters. An email from Blumenthal—a confidant of Hillary Clinton and a man, second only to George Soros, at the center of conservative conspiracy theories—turned up in the recent document dump by WikiLeaks. At a time when American intelligence believes Russian hackers are trying to interfere with the presidential election, records have been fed recently to WikiLeaks out...
  • Can Trump [no] or Cruz [yes] Beat Clinton? The Data Explained

    03/08/2016 10:49:26 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 61 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 3/8/16 | Mark Payton and Ole J. Forsberg
    [...] Matchup Republican wins Democratic wins Margin of error Cruz vs. Clinton 50.6 49.4 1.4 [...] Trump vs. Clinton 46.9 53.1 1.1 [...] According to our multilevel model, the expected number of electoral votes won by Cruz against Clinton is only 256. [...] According to the model, the expected number of electoral votes won by Trump against Clinton is 236, which is 34 fewer than the 270 needed to win the election. [...]
  • ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTER: I PREFER ISIS TO IRAN ON OUR BORDERS

    01/20/2016 9:54:40 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 20 Jan 2016 | Jack More
    Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Tuesday that if he had to choose between the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and Iran on the country’s borders, he would “choose ISIS” every time. In comments made at the Institute for National Security Studies’ (INSS) conference in Tel Aviv, Yaalon said that if the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were to fall ...
  • Senior Newsweek Writer Compares Cruz Campaign To Nazis

    01/06/2016 8:31:38 AM PST · by absentee · 34 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/6/16 | Caleb Howe
    Alexander Nazaryan, senior writer for Newsweek, on social media Wednesday compared the Cruz campaign in Iowa to the Nazi Beer Hall Putsch in a gross Tweet featuring the Nazi swastika flag. Eventually, Nazaryan deleted the tweet. He then tweeted an "explanation" for why he deleted it (but not an apology). Do note that the tweet was there for about nine hours before he finally decided he was tired of people replying to it and deleted it to save his mentions column. Not a word of apology in this tweet.
  • Newsweek Writer Deletes Tweet 'Calling Ted Cruz A Nazi'

    01/06/2016 10:14:03 AM PST · by Isara · 37 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | January 6, 2016 | Sara Jerde
    A senior writer for Newsweek apologized Wednesday after tweeting that Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his supporters were Nazis.The reporter, Alexander Nazaryan, covers a range of topics including the 2016 GOP race, higher education, and technology. He has since deleted the tweet, which showed people marching with flags bearing swastikas in reference to the Cruz campaign's "ground game": And here's what he deleted @TwitchyTeam @Newsweek @alexnazaryan pic.twitter.com/Ula6kHIx4p - Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) January 6, 2016 Nazaryan then apologized for "calling Ted Cruz a Nazi": I deleted my tweet calling Ted Cruz a Nazi. Not fair to his totally...
  • It’s Time to Haul Down Another Flag of Racist Hate [The POW/MIA Flag ]

    08/11/2015 11:44:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 08/11/2015 | BY RICK PERLSTEIN
    You know that racist flag? The one that supposedly honors history but actually spreads a pernicious myth? And is useful only to venal right-wing politicians who wish to exploit hatred by calling it heritage? It’s past time to pull it down.Oh, wait. You thought I was referring to the Confederate flag. Actually, I’m talking about the POW/MIA flag.I told the story in the first chapter of my 2014 book The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan: how Richard Nixon invented the cult of the “POW/MIA” in order to justify the carnage in Vietnam in a...
  • It’s Time to Haul Down Another Flag of Racist Hate

    08/11/2015 5:41:00 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 29 replies
    newsweek ^ | 8/11/15 at 12:37 PM | Rick Perlstein
    You know that racist flag? The one that supposedly honors history but actually spreads a pernicious myth? And is useful only to venal right-wing politicians who wish to exploit hatred by calling it heritage? It’s past time to pull it down. Oh, wait. You thought I was referring to the Confederate flag. Actually, I’m talking about the POW/MIA flag.
  • The Biker Battle of Twin Peaks: What Was That All About?

    06/22/2015 4:15:27 PM PDT · by Prolixus · 86 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 21, 2015 | Dana Goldstein
    If you thought violent biker gangs were a relic of the Altamont era, the shootout at a Waco, Texas, restaurant on May 17 might have come as a shock. A long-simmering beef between the Bandidos and Cossacks boiled over into gunfire. When police arrived at the scene, gang members shot at them too, leaving nine bikers dead, 18 people injured, and 170 suspects in police custody. Over 100 weapons have been confiscated. The scale of this incident dwarfs a typical urban gang confrontation, says Harold Pollack, co-director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab and an expert on gangs and...
  • How Timothy McVeigh's Ideals Entered the Mainstream (Yeah, they went there)

    06/01/2015 6:28:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 1, 2015 | Nina Burleigh
    Republican presidential candidates gathered last month at the Oklahoma City Cox Conference Center, just a few blocks from the site of what was the Alfred R. Murrah Federal Building. Two decades ago, anti-government militia sympathizer Timothy McVeigh blew it up in what he called an act of war against the U.S. government. It was the worst crime of domestically bred terrorism in American history. McVeigh was executed in 2001, but since then, some of his militia ideals have gone mainstream and even been introduced as laws in many states, including Oklahoma. Legislators in dozens of states have submitted proposals to...
  • CPAC: For Conservatives, It’s Burning Man Meets the Super Bowl

    02/24/2015 6:13:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | February 24, 2015 | Matthew Cooper
    It’s an industry trade show like Comic-Con, but also a feel-good festival ŕ la Burning Man. It’s got Super Bowlesque hoopla, and for activists on the right, the annual meeting is the get-together in Washington. Thousands of conservatives will gather Wednesday for the weeklong Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and others will try to woo their base in the lead-up to 2016. The event, long held at Washington’s Omni Shoreham Hotel, was moved by organizers to the recently built Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland—a Democratic stronghold,...
  • Newsweek Throws the First Stone: Story on the Bible didn't even pretend to mask an agenda.

    01/19/2015 7:47:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/19/2015 | CHRIS QUEEN
    In the Gospel of John, we read a story where a group of Jewish Torah teachers and Pharisees (members of a legalistic sect of Judaism) bring to Jesus a woman whom they caught in adultery, asking Him what punishment He thinks the woman deserves. Masterfully — as He always did — Jesus answers the scholars with a simple, yet profound statement: “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her” (John 8:7, NIV).Recently, Newsweek featured a cover article on the Bible in which author Kurt Eichenwald — not a Biblical scholar...
  • A Hopelessly Biased Screed Against Alleged Bias

    12/30/2014 7:23:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Newsweek has outdone itself in its pre-Christmas issue with a vitriolic assassination of the Bible, under the title "The Bible: So Misunderstood It's a Sin," by Kurt Eichenwald. This isn't, by any measure, a balanced piece. It doesn't approach fairness. Eichenwald doesn't even attempt to hide his bias, though he seems oblivious to how it compromises his own fairness and objectivity and how hypocritical he is in condemning Bible believers for allegedly allowing their biases to influence them. It is an unusually long article, by which one might infer that Eichenwald and the magazine consider the subject a matter of...
  • Newsweek on the Bible — So Misrepresented It’s a Sin

    12/29/2014 3:28:28 PM PST · by xzins · 41 replies
    ChristianHeadlines ^ | 29 Dec 14 | Al Mohler
    Newsweek magazine decided to greet the start of 2015 with a massive cover story on the Bible. For decades now, major newsmagazines have tended to feature cover articles timed for Christmas and Easter, taking an opportunity to consider some major question about Christianity and the modern world. Leading the journalistic pack for years, both TIME and Newsweek dedicated cover article after article, following a rather predictable format. In the main, scholars or leaders from very liberal quarters commented side-by-side those committed to historic Christianity on questions ranging from the virgin birth to the resurrection of Christ. When written by journalists...
  • Don’t Forget the Children Massacred at Sandy Hook (HURL)

    12/14/2014 7:34:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2014 | John Stoehr
    President Barack Obama has wisely chosen to ignore bipartisan bleating over the lawful use of his executive authority to address pressing issues long championed by the so-called professional left. He has instead decided to flex his muscle, at long last. He struck a deal with China to reduce greenhouse gases by 30 percent over the coming years, pushed for regulating the Internet as a public utility, raised the minimum wage of workers employed by companies with federal contracts, created gender equity rules for such employees and protected from deportation as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. Also, his Environmental Protection...
  • America's Getting Less White, and That Will Save It

    12/07/2014 12:43:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 160 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 6, 2014 | William H. Frey
    America reached an important milestone in 2011. That occurred when, for the first time in the history of the country, more minority babies than white babies were born in a year. Soon, most children will be racial minorities: Hispanics, blacks, Asians, and other nonwhite races. And, in about three decades, whites will constitute a minority of all Americans ... This milestone signals the beginning of a transformation from the mostly white baby boom culture that dominated the nation during the last half of the twentieth century to the more globalized, multiracial country that the United States is becoming ...
  • ‘7th Heaven’ Dad Stephen Collins and the Christian Right’s Real Morality Tale (

    10/09/2014 5:31:58 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 37 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/8/14 | Amanda Marcotte
    A mere month after releasing the security video footage showing Ray Rice committing a horrific act of domestic violence, TMZ has outed another celebrity who would rather keep his abusive behavior secret. The tabloid website released the purported audio of Stephen Collins, a long-time actor most famous for his role as the pastor-dad on the WB show 7th Heaven, confessing to his wife during therapy his repeated sexual abuse of underage girls. The NYPD is investigating and at least one woman, the daughter of his first wife, is coming forward with accusations. - snip - While it’s always alarming to...
  • Obama, the Coffee Salute, and the Dementia on the Right

    09/28/2014 4:45:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 25, 2014 | Sally Kohn
    Should he have switched hands? Dropped the cup? Not drank the coffee? Declared war on coffee growers? Any way, the right woulda whacked him.Since his inauguration, Republicans have criticized President Obama for everything. For launching military strikes. For not launching military strikes. For taking vacations. For being too uptight. For fist-bumping. For being too detached. You name it. Progressives and those who simply like fair-minded political debate have alleged that the actual facts of President Obama’s actions are irrelevant, that Republicans who were determined to oppose everything the president did from Day One would criticize his every move no matter...
  • If it quacks like a duck ... it must be a turtle

    08/26/2014 8:55:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/14 | Robert Felix
    Maunder Minimum and Global Warming“Why We’re Definitely Not Headed for Another Ice Age.” When I saw that headline in Newsweek, I thought, do they know something that I don’t? But once I read the article, it left me wondering how in the world they came to that conclusion. It reminds me of the great retort by paleontologist Robert Bakker to those who did not agree with his belief that many kinds of dinosaurs were birds. “There are still a few of my colleagues who think if it walks like a duck, breathes like a duck and grows like a duck,...
  • Michael Brown, Gaza, and Muslim Americans

    08/20/2014 5:58:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 20, 2014 | Dean Obeidallah, American/Italian/"Palestinian comic"
    It’s never been exactly cozy between American Muslims and African Americans. But with Ferguson—and Gaza—that’s changing.The Muslim-American community of which I’m part hasn’t been great in standing up with and for African Americans. A lack of empathy and racism are the main culprits. What makes this especially astonishing is that 30 percent of the Muslim-American population is African-American. You would think that there would be natural alliances, but that hasn’t been the case. At least not up until now. The shooting of Michael Brown and the heavy-handed response by the police that followed has struck a nerve among Muslims. It...
  • Driving While Black in Ferguson

    08/19/2014 11:16:13 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    newsweek ^ | 8-14-2014 | Victoria Bekiempis
    “You go to all of these damn courts, and there’s no white people,” one defendant, slated to appear before a municipal court in St. Louis County, recently said. “In Dellwood, Ferguson, basically, in North County, if you’re black, they’re going to stop you,” the resident said according to a new report on policing in the area. For residents of Ferguson, Missouri, and surrounding municipalities in St. Louis County, it’s not surprising that racial tensions have boiled over. In a town of 21,000, two-thirds of the residents are African-American, and many reports have highlighted a fraught relationship between Ferguson's residents and...
  • In the Future We’ll All Be Renters: America’s Disappearing Middle Class

    08/10/2014 8:03:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/10/2014 | Joel Kotkin
    America’s wealth is concentrating in fewer hands, and while the rich are getting super rich, the once vital middle class is nearing extinction. [SNIP] But today, after decades of expanding property ownership, the middle orders—what might be seen as the inheritors of Jefferson’s yeoman class—now appear in a secular retreat. Homeownership, which peaked in 2002 at nearly 70 percent, has dropped, according to the U.S. Census, to 65 percent in 2013, the lowest in almost two decade. Although some of this may be seen as a correction for the abuses of the housing bubble, rising costs, stagnant incomes and a...
  • Exclusive: ‘Pro-Troop’ Charity Pays Off Tea Party Cronies Instead [Leftist Lies]

    08/05/2014 9:54:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 5, 2014 | Kim Barker
    In February 2013, Move America Forward announced an ambitious fundraising goal. The charity, launched in part by one of the most prominent figures in the Tea Party movement, had adopted the 800 Marines in a battalion fighting in Afghanistan and wanted to send them all care packages. ......................................................... Yet an examination of its fundraising appeals, tax records and other documents shows that Move America Forward has repeatedly misled donors and inflated its charitable accomplishments, while funneling millions of dollars in revenue to the men behind the group and their political consulting firms.
  • Racism Is White America’s HIV

    08/03/2014 4:21:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 3, 2014 | Bishop Gene Robinson (Retired)
    For white America, confronting its own racism is a lot like attitudes surrounding the virus that can lead to AIDS.Witnessing the death of Eric Garner, at the hands of uniformed police in New York City, got me to thinking about racism in America. This African-American man was confronted by police for selling single, probably-untaxed, cigarettes on the street. When the man resisted, he was held in a chokehold – a practice deemed unlawful for over 20 years – which was horrifyingly caught on tape. The man was obese and carried no firearm, yet he was wrestled to the ground and...
  • Hunting Humans: The Americans Taking Immigration Into Their Own Hands

    07/23/2014 11:42:52 AM PDT · by kristinn · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Karla Zabludovsky
    Michael Vickers’s ranch 113 kilometres north of the US–Mexico border in Brooks County, Texas, is near a Border Patrol checkpoint. Undocumented migrants trek through the harsh brushland onto his property to avoid capture. An electric fence encloses the nearly 1,000 acres: at 220 volts, says Vickers, a local veterinarian and avid hunter, “it won’t kill them but it will make them wet their pants”. In 2006, Vickers and his wife Linda founded the Texas Border Volunteers, which now has some 300 recruits, who dress in fatigues and patrol private ranches in South Texas, using night-vision goggles and thermal imaging to...
  • This is a YahooNews Headline: "Gay-Hating Holy Rollers Descend on D.C."

    06/20/2014 10:31:53 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    June 20, 2014
    Yahoo MUST be exposed for their vicious bias.
  • The Last Soldier Executed for Desertion (BART ALERT)

    06/06/2014 12:36:50 PM PDT · by DFG · 31 replies
    The Daily Beast via Yahoo ^ | 06/06/2014 | Michael Daly
    World War II veteran Nick Gozik says that the bravest soldier he encountered during two years of combat was the one he saw executed for desertion. That soldier proved to be the only one of more than 20,000 convicted deserters during that war to suffer the death penalty. The last deserter to be executed had been during the Civil War. There have been no others.
  • Were Christians Right About Gay Marriage All Along?

    05/27/2014 9:13:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 27, 2014 | Jay Michelson
    Same-sex marriage is becoming a national inevitability. A cascade of court opinions, significant public support, not to mention increasingly sympathetic gay couples and increasingly implausible opposition—all these and more point to an emerging national consensus that “gay marriage” is actually a form of “marriage.” It’s not exactly clear when the hump took place—but we definitely seem to be over it. ............................................................ And what about those post-racial and post-gender millennials? What happens when a queer-identified, mostly-heterosexual woman with plenty of LGBT friends gets married? Do we really think that because she is “from Venus,” she will be interested in a heteronormative,...
  • New Benghazi Investigation Spooks GOP Leaders

    05/14/2014 2:35:19 PM PDT · by don-o · 67 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 14, 2014 | Eli Lake
    Last Wednesday, as the House was preparing for its new investigation into the Benghazi attacks, House intelligence committee chairman Mike Rogers gathered Republican members of his committee for a meeting. While the main purpose of the meeting was to discuss surveillance reforms the committee was about to pass, Rogers also warned his colleagues about the upcoming select committee to investigate Benghazi. “He was saying this could be a rabbit hole,” one House member told The Daily Beast. “He was warning us that we should not let this investigation get into conspiracy theories.” Contrary to the caricature of Republicans, as singularly...
  • I'm not a Democrat. I'm an anti-Republican. (Because - Benghazi hearings)

    05/13/2014 1:59:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Week ^ | May 13, 2014 | Damon Linker
    The return of Benghazi is the latest evidence that the GOP is putting its unhinged obsessions before the good of the country. Back in March 2013, I wrote a column titled, "Why I am no longer a Republican." A more accurate (though admittedly more ponderous) title would have been, "One important reason among many that I am no longer a Republican." That important reason was the Iraq War, which I never supported and which the Bush administration and its legion of defenders in Washington and around the country justified in terms that struck me at the time as highly ideological,...
  • Bob Shrum: No One’s Going to Challenge Hillary Clinton

    05/10/2014 3:50:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 10, 2014 | Robert Shrum
    Ignore the talk about purity tests, progressive cred, and skipping to a post-presidency status. Clinton won’t be denied this time—and she’s going to make history.The non-race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, all but unprecedented in non-incumbent contests, is confounding to journalists and pundits, to the quoteratti whose words sustain their output, and to the partisan spinners whose mission is to bend the arc of the story. But the political cycle—-and the 24-hour news cycle—has its own relentless rhythms. If you’re one of the boys, and now girls, on the bus, even if it hasn’t rolled into Iowa yet, it’s...
  • THE LITTLE DUDE CASHES IN (ntl security clearance--a ticket to ride)

    05/06/2014 5:01:28 PM PDT · by Liz · 29 replies
    FENWAY STRATEGIES ^ | 5/6/14 | TOMMY VIETOR, JON FAVREAU
    FENWAY STRATEGIES--Vietor/Favreau political communications firm No office location--- email address only ======================================================= Who We Are Jon Favreau From 2009 through early 2013, Jon Favreau served as the director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama, a role he also played for the President during the 2008 presidential campaign. Favreau began writing with President Obama in 2005, when he started his first term as a U.S. Senator, and has had a hand in crafting nearly every major speech that the President has delivered over the last eight years. Featured in TIME magazine as one of the “ 100 Most Influential People in...
  • Here’s What Happens When the GOP Takes Over the Senate (Crying Liberal Alert)

    04/30/2014 6:02:02 PM PDT · by kingattax · 41 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04.30.14 | Michael Tomasky
    From abortion bans to Obamacare cuts to, maybe, an empty Supreme Court chair, the Republicans already know exactly what they’ll do if they get control of both houses of Congress. Passing a federal law banning almost all abortions after 20 weeks. Defunding parts of Obamacare. Weakening the Environmental Protection Agency. Kneecapping the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Elizabeth Warren’s baby, the new agency within the Fed to police consumer fraud. And—maybe, just maybe—letting a Supreme Court seat sit vacant until after the next presidential election. That’s just the start of what happens if the Republicans win back the Senate this November....
  • White House Warns Russia

    04/07/2014 11:31:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 7, 2014
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against moving "overtly or covertly" into eastern Ukraine and said there was strong evidence that pro-Russian demonstrators in the region were being paid.
  • Is Crowdsourced Labor the Future of Middle Class Employment?

    03/26/2014 1:43:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 26, 2014 | Sarah Kunst 
    Now that Obamacare has removed healthcare from employment, people can leave their cubicles and pursue part-time labor. With apps like Uber, that labor might happen on a micro-level. Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 anthem may need a 21st century reboot. In 2013, 75% of the almost 1 million new jobs added to the US economy were part time according to CNBC. Obamacare, a weak recovery, and global unrest are just some of the reasons cited for this phenomenon that contributes to the hot button issues of inequality and poverty. However, one nascent winner has been the rise of crowdsourced fractional...
  • Weed Could Block H.I.V.’s Spread. No, Seriously.

    02/16/2014 6:57:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 02/15/2013 | Abby Haglage
    But the U.S. government won’t let scientists try out this promising treatment on humans. On a warm summer day in Chicago at the International Cannabinoid Research Conference, hundreds of marijuana researchers were giggling. It wasn’t the groundbreaking research they’d just heard—proving the ability of THC, one of the active ingredients in marijuana, to stave off HIV (or RIV in monkeys)—that did it. Nor was it the author of the study, Dr. Patricia E. Molina, who had them laughing. It was the rogue researcher daring enough to taint the victory with a harsh dose of reality: “What’s next, testing this on...
  • More Republican Crumbs for the Middle Class

    02/01/2014 3:17:02 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 1-31-14 | Michael Tomasky
    Do you know the old joke about the politician who sees a mob of people marching down and street and cries: “There go my people! I must find out where they are going so I can lead them!” I’m put in mind of it by the news that the Republican Party is super-keen now to figure out ways to help the middle class. The Democrats have begun embracing economic populism. Polls show strong public support for many of the ideas that make up this populism. The people are marching. And now the party that’s been the enemy of the middle...
  • Who Does the GOP Really Have To Run Against Hillary in 2016? (Writer is a RINO)

    01/14/2014 1:08:06 PM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 14, 2014 | Myra Adams
    As a Republican hoping that my party will retake the White House in 2016, I watched with intense interest as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talked and talked and talked his way out of ”Bridgegate.” ....................................................... But what I am referring to is the Herculean task set before Christie of winning the 2016 Republican nomination given that the conservative wing and primary-controlling base voters are ferociously anti-Christie for numerous political and policy reasons, among them Medicaid expansion and gun control just for starters.
  • Americans are Clear: Obamacare Just Isn't Liberal Enough (Barf Alert)

    12/24/2013 10:32:46 AM PST · by lbryce · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 23, 2013 | Jamelle Bouie
    There isn't a majority that opposes the Affordable Care Act because it's too liberal, in fact, a good number of Americans don't think it's liberal enough. Today’s CNN poll (PDF) on the Affordable Care Act seems like a blow to supporters of the law. When asked if they “generally favor or generally oppose” the president’s health care overhaul, only 35 percent say they “favor.” The large majority—65 percent—say they “oppose.” For Republicans who have staked their entire message on opposition to Obamacare, this looks like vindication. Not only was the rollout a disaster, but now, the public has turned decisively...
  • ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Reveals the Battle Over Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins’

    11/26/2013 4:56:23 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 66 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Oct 21 2013 | Nico Hines
    No wonder Mary Poppins needed a spoonful of sugar. The forthcoming Saving Mr. Banks is a dark film that tells the heart-breaking true story behind one of the great characters in children’s movie history. P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), the nanny’s formidable creator, is pitted against Walt Disney (Tom Hanks), who promised his daughters that he’d bring Poppins to the big screen. The thing is, that pledge goes against the author’s wishes. Saving Mr. Banks goes behind the scenes of the ferocious battle to make what was to become the famous 1964 musical adaptation. For 20 years, Travers refused to grant...