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  • One Of The Nation’s Most Influential Labor Leaders Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders

    07/04/2015 2:59:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Politicus USA - Real liberal politics ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jason Easley
    Bernie Sanders has picked up a key endorsement as one of the nation’s most influential labor leaders has announced his support for the Democratic presidential candidate. The Sanders campaign made the announcement in a statement: In another show of union support for Bernie Sanders, one of the nation’s most influential labor leaders on Friday endorsed the Democratic Party presidential candidate. Larry Cohen, the past president of the Communications Workers of America, gave his backing to Sanders at a news conference held here in a local union hall. “This is not a close call,” Cohen said at the news conference. “This...
  • Ted Cruz defends Donald Trump, slams 'Washington cartel' on immigration

    07/04/2015 12:06:44 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/03/2015 | Ali Breland
    Sen. Ted Cruz defended Donald Trump on immigration and called out “the Washington cartel” he says is ignoring the issue, in an interview to be broadcast Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”“I salute Donald Trump for focusing on the need to address illegal immigration,” Cruz said of his rival for the 2016 GOP nomination, adding that it “seems the favorite sport of the Washington media is to encourage some Republicans to attack other Republicans.”“I’m not interested in Republican on Republican violence,” he told host Chuck Todd, adding that “bold … brash” Trump “has a colorful way of speaking.”The Texas senator’s...
  • Marriage and polygamy: Three's company, too

    07/02/2015 6:51:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Economist's Democracy in America Blog ^ | July 2, 2015 | Will Wilkinson
    ANTHONY KENNEDY, in his majority ruling legalising same-sex marriage nationwide, tried to allay the concern that polygamy would be next. John Roberts, in his dissent, said he couldn't see a principled way of opening the door to same-sex couples without also letting polygamists through. Who's right? Is legal polygamy next? Should it be? Jonathan Rauch, who wrote this newspaper's ahead-of-the-curve 1996 cover piece advocating same-sex marriage, has plenty of experience in keeping people off this slippery slope. According to Mr Rauch, the problem with a man marrying two women (we don't see many real-world examples of polyandry, a women with...
  • Grayson’s Hedge Funds Under Scrutiny For Possible Ethics Violations

    07/02/2015 3:31:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/30/15 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.) is finding himself in hot water over managing hedge funds that bear his name, actions that are in possible violation of House ethics rules. Sitting members of Congress are prohibited from using their name in titles of entities for personal financial gain, Politico reports. Rep. Grayson has three hedge funds with his name attached to their title. One of Grayson’s funds, Grayson Fund L.P, is based out of Delaware and consists of three investors. According to November regulatory filings, the fund shows sales totaling $13.2 million.
  • The book Ted Cruz really wanted to write

    07/02/2015 3:22:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    ThePolitico's The KGB File ^ | July 2, 2015 | Kate Bennett
    He hoped to emulate Barack Obama's memoir 'Dreams from My Father', which left a lasting impression. With his new book out this week, Ted Cruz is doing what he does best: getting a lot of attention by attacking … just about everyone. But the political memoir that he’s calling A Time for Truth wasn’t really the book Cruz started out wanting to write, says a source close to the Texas senator and presidential candidate. In fact, Cruz was hoping to emulate the writing of a man he has called “lawless” and “an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists” (among other fine...
  • When it Comes to Israel, Drunk Nixon is Better than Sober Obama

    07/02/2015 6:28:50 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington free Beacon ^ | July 1, 2015 | Roger Stone
    President Richard Nixon was drunk during the height of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, according to veteran journalist Tim Weiner writing for Politico magazine. Weiner’s book, One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon, makes the charge. The former New York Times reporter claims that a call recorded by Henry Kissinger proves Nixon was drunk on the fifth day of the crisis after Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel which caught their Intelligence agency by surprise. It became clear in the hours after the 1973 Yom Kippur attack that the Arabs had surprised Israeli forces...
  • Katie Couric interviews Ted Cruz

    06/29/2015 8:31:44 AM PDT · by VinL · 101 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/29/2015 | K. Couric
    Ted Cruz continued his verbal assault on last week’s historic Supreme Court decisions on Monday, saying the justices who ruled in favor of Obamacare and gay marriage “rewrote the Constitution.” “They joined a team, they put on bright-blue Obama jerseys and they rewrote the law,” the U.S. senator from Texas told Yahoo News’ Katie Couric during a live sit-down interview from Yahoo’s New York City studios. “Those decisions are a threat to our democracy.” Cruz slammed Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the majority opinion in the Obamacare case on behalf of what the 2016 Republican presidential hopeful called “five...
  • Cruz Melts Couric's Mind: Hillary Started the Anti-Obama Birther Movement

    07/01/2015 1:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | July 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Who do you think started the birther movement against Obama? You know the birther movement, the claim that Obama was not born in Hawaii, that he was rather born in some Muslim country somewhere. And that he was not qualified, according to the Constitution, to be president, 'cause he's not born of American parents anywhere, and he was not born in the United States. Who started that movement? (interruption) Well, you're pretty damn close. It was Hillary Clinton that started the movement. It was the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008 that started the movement. That whole thing was...
  • Mitch McConnell: GOP out of legislative options to fight gay marriage

    07/01/2015 11:59:35 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/1/15 | Burgess Everett
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell concedes that there’s little congressional Republicans can do to fight the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide, though he predicted a flurry of litigation aimed at protecting “religious liberty” in light of the decision. The Kentucky Republican has been a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage: He was one of just six Senate Republicans to sign an amicus brief urging the high court to reject federal protection of same-sex marriage. And though he reiterated to Kentucky TV station WDRB on Tuesday evening that his position has not changed, he also said there is...
  • Chuck Schumer: Carbon tax has a chance if Clinton wins

    06/24/2015 6:28:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | June 23, 2015 | By ELANA SCHOR
    Sen. Chuck Schumer outlined a path Tuesday for Hillary Clinton to enact a carbon tax if the Democrats prevail in the 2016 elections. Schumer said that a Clinton presidency and the return of his party to the Senate majority in 2017 could pave the way for lawmakers to enact a carbon tax to help fund the government. The mere suggestion of a new fee on the emissions blamed for climate change, however, could become a political headache for Clinton and other Democrats, and it’s routinely dismissed by Republicans. Schumer also vowed that Democrats would successfully defend President Barack Obama’s landmark...
  • Leaked: What's in Obama's trade deal [TPP's intellectual property - Big Pharma]

    07/01/2015 6:08:52 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/01/2015 | Michael Grunwald
    A recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal would give U.S. pharmaceutical firms unprecedented protections against competition from cheaper generic drugs, possibly transcending the patent protections in U.S. law. POLITICO has obtained a draft copy of TPP’s intellectual property chapter as it stood on May 11, at the start of the latest negotiating round in Guam. While U.S. trade officials would not confirm the authenticity of the document, they downplayed its importance, emphasizing that the terms of the deal are likely to change significantly as the talks enter their final stages. Those terms are still secret, but the public...
  • Cruz Reminds Katie Couric That Hillary Created Anti-Obama Birther Movement

    06/30/2015 6:51:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | June 30, 2015 | John Nolte
    Faded, former-media darling Katie Couric hosted Republican Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for a full-hour to discuss a wide range of issues Monday. The left-wing anchor, who is now perched at a place called Yahoo!, introduced Cruz as a historic candidate — potentially the first American president to be born in Canada. Later in the interview, she questioned Cruz on his citizenship. The look on Couric’s smug face when he correctly reminded her that it was the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008 that birthed the anti-Obama Birther movement, is priceless. It all starts at right around the 25 minute mark....
  • Ted Cruz unloads on Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul in new book

    06/29/2015 8:48:30 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/29/15 | MANU RAJU
    Cruz accuses McConnell and GOP leadership of maneuvering to dry up his fundraising and plant hit pieces in the press aimed at hurting him politically. He says GOP leaders cowered from joining him in big fights over the debt ceiling, Obamacare and gun control, accusing his colleagues of “mendacity” and capitulating to Democrats to avoid bad headlines.He contends that McConnell misled him in vowing to stay out of primaries when Cruz accepted a senior-level position at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. And he accuses a GOP rival, Rand Paul of Kentucky, of parroting McConnell’s talking points by seeking to “undermine”...
  • BARNEY FRANK: Justice Scalia Is a Homophobe

    06/27/2015 3:53:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | June 26, 2015 | Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)
    Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people won two victories in the Supreme Court today. We expected the big one: the fourth in a series of opinions by Justice Anthony Kennedy—one of the last sitting Reagan appointees—vindicating our right to legal equality. The unexpected one was smaller in public impact but also significant: Justice Antonin Scalia’s disclaimer that he is not personally troubled by the fact that we can marry each other. After a series of opinions, speeches and public comments expressing his strong disapproval of us, vigorously defending society’s right to express this attitude in discriminatory public policies, Scalia begins...
  • Politico Editor: Falling GDP Is Good

    06/26/2015 11:57:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 26, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    We have always been at war with Eastasia. ---Ministry of Truth, 1984. Falling GDP is good. It has always been good. And now that GDP has fallen in the first quarter and economic prospects don't look good for the near future, Politico's contributing editor, Zacary Karabell has discovered that falling GDP is good. In fact the title of this directive issued from the Politico Ministry of Truth flat out tells us that GDP’s Going Down? That’s Good!
  • The Stupid Party’s Candidate: Running to the right isn’t working for Bobby Jindal.

    06/24/2015 7:45:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/24/2015 | By ALAN GREENBLATT
    In n 2013 Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal called on the GOP to “stop being the stupid party.” A former Rhodes scholar with serious policy chops, he appeared perfectly positioned to elevate the discussion of ideas. Instead, Jindal has chosen to run in 2016 as the stupid party’s standard-bearer. As Jindal prepares to make his White House bid official on Wednesday, he is struggling to break the one percent mark in national polls. That puts him a dozen places behind the top-tier triumvirate of Walker, Bush and Rubio. It’s possible Jindal will emerge from the back of the pack at some...
  • Rep. Kinzinger: Drudge and ObamaTrade.com spreading misinformation

    06/21/2015 9:33:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | June 19, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger this week blamed misinformation from sites like ObamaTrade.com and other sites like Drudge Report that pass along those links for distorting information about trade legislation, including bills on trade promotion authority, trade adjustment assistance and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the massive trade deal that has yet to be finalized. (emphasis mine)
  • Faith and Freedom Coalition: Winners and losers

    06/21/2015 10:34:11 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | June 21, 2015 | Katie Glueck and Kyle Cheney
    Ted Cruz dominated, Rick Santorum flopped and Bobby Jindal found his niche. At the latest GOP cattle call, about a dozen presidential contenders rolled through a Washington, D.C. ballroom over a three-day period to tout their socially conservative bona fides at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference. Most of the 2016 hopefuls managed to impress evangelical and other conservative Christian voters by championing religious freedom, highlighting support for traditional marriage and stressing the importance of family and family values.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump Slams Obamatrade, Stands up for American Jobs

    06/20/2015 5:15:31 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 80 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/19/2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate and billionaire businessman Donald Trump slammed President Obama’s trade agreements – especially the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) – which Obama argued the United States needs in order to better compete with China. However, according to a recent report by Politico, China may be trying to enter the TPP – defeating Obama’s main argument for finalizing the deal. “Of course China wants to join the trade negotiation because the deal is so pathetic and so bad,” Trump told Breitbart News. He added that China would continue to take advantage of America’s stupid politicians, who don’t know what they’re...
  • Hillary outclassed again: How Condoleezza Rice could teach her a thing or two about charity

    A 2014 speech by Hillary Clinton to the Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach shows the stark difference between the former secretary of state and the woman who preceded her, Condoleezza Rice. When Rice gave a speech at the annual luncheon for the charity in 2009, she collected a $60,000 speaking fee, and donated almost all of that fee back to the club. Hillary – naturally – was not as generous. She charged $200,000 and “donated” the entire fee to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton foundation. The cost to the Boys and Girls Club – which has an...
  • Did Lethargic Politico Reporter Pull a Dolezal With College Application Lie?

    06/17/2015 6:27:12 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 17, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Politico has been covering the Rachel Dolezal story as have many other news sources as you can see here, here, and here. Who can blame them? It is a fascinating story about a white person casting herself (soon to be himself?) as a member of another group. However, it turns out that Politico may be able to get the inside scoop on what it is like to fake ethnicity from one of their own. None other than their hilariously infamous lethargic labor reporter, Mike Elk, according to his own declaration, pretended to be an American Indian on his college financial aid...
  • GOP: Jeb can beat Hillary — but he might not make it past primary

    06/13/2015 6:27:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 12, 2015 | Katie Glueck
    On the eve of Bush’s official campaign launch, Republicans are confident he can defeat the Democratic front-runner. But New Hampshire is dicey for him and Iowa is looking like a lost cause.Despite a spell of rough headlines and a recent campaign shake-up, 70 percent of early-state Republicans think Jeb Bush could win their state in a general election contest against Hillary Clinton. But they’re not confident he‘ll make it out of the primary. That’s the assessment of this week’s POLITICO Caucus, our bipartisan survey of top operatives, activists and elected officials in Iowa and New Hampshire. On the eve of...
  • Obama: A vote against trade is a vote against me

    06/12/2015 9:54:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | June 12, 2015 | Ewdard-Isaac Dovere and Sarah Wheaton
    By making a rare, last-ditch visit to Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama’s message to House Democrats was clear and simple: The trade deal they’re in danger of voting down is about him. The unscheduled lobbying trip to the Hill on Friday morning was Obama’s first in nearly two years and it put his reputation on the line in an unusually personal way. He met privately with the entire House Democratic caucus, and made what one lawmaker described as a “powerful presentation.”
  • Politico's Clinton-Scandal Dismissals

    06/10/2015 6:27:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Politico keeps posting ridiculous columns by both Democrats and Republicans who charge that the Clinton scandals are either (1) nonexistent or (2) all politically harmless. Joe Conason, a leftist author who's been dismissing every Clinton scandal for decades in books with titles like "The Hunting of the President," is at it again. This time he's produced "The Fake Clinton Scandals Are Back: The right's newest crusade has an old fake villain." Conason should be easily dismissed by the editors for criminal ignorance -- or downright deception. One can downplay things like Benghazi. One cannot deny they are scandals -- or...
  • Why are the moderators deleting Walker threads?

    this forum is becoming a mouthpiece for cruz.
  • Democrats fret over recent Hillary Clinton polling (very enjoyable read alert)

    06/05/2015 1:32:55 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | June 5, 2015 | Katie Glueck
    Early-state Democrats are evenly divided over whether Hillary Clinton’s campaign should be worried about recent polls showing her highest unfavorability ratings in years. Exactly 50 percent say there’s cause for concern while the other 50 percent saw no reason for alarm. [Snip] “Twenty-plus Republicans beating her up, Elizabeth Warren talking about the working man issues that terrify her, a couple of candidates like Bernie [Sanders] and Martin [O’Malley] to fill in her policy blanks and a media that feels stiffed by her lack of access, so all we can focus on is emails and the notorious Clinton Foundation and newly...
  • Rove Super Pac in Talks With Walker

    06/02/2015 4:54:42 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 71 replies
    5/21/2015 | Eric Licthbau and Maggie Haberman
    Many have theorized on here that Rove was working to undermine Walker. As it turns out, his Super Pac is in talks with Walkers campaign. This is from the article in the NY Times. 2013. A fund-raising advisory group formed by Crossroads after Mr. Barbour’s departure failed to accomplish much. More recently, Carl Forti, the longtime Crossroads political director who simultaneously worked on the pro-Romney super PAC Restore our Future, in 2012, is said by four people with direct knowledge of the discussions to have been in talks with at least one 2016 campaign — that of Gov. Scott Walker...
  • We Republicans Lost On Gay Rights. That’s A Good Thing.

    06/02/2015 1:09:15 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | June 1, 2015 | Mark McKinnon
    I'm not among those Republicans who have “evolved” on the issue of gay rights. I didn’t need to. I’ve always been attracted to the GOP message of more freedom and less government, but thought it hypocritical and counter to the core of our philosophy that Republicans would not apply those tenets to gay rights. But of course I was often the black sheep in campaign meetings during the 1990s and 2000s. There goes McKinnon again. Taking up for the gays. Although “gay” wasn’t the word that was used back the
  • Newsflash: It’s Going To Be Hillary vs. Jeb

    05/31/2015 4:25:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | May 31, 2015 | Bill Scher
    Can we all stop pretending that there’s any real suspense in this presidential race?As the children’s book says: Voters, it’s time to “Go the [expletive] to sleep.” You can turn off Fox, MSNBC, and CNN; you can close Twitter; you can sign off your crazy uncle’s Facebook feed. I am going to tell you, right now, what the political landscape of the future looks like so you don’t waste your time over the next year listening to a parade of pundits or watching those ridiculous primary debates. The 2016 election is going to come down to Hillary vs. Jeb, of...
  • The moment Rand Paul has been waiting for (and John Corny is mad...)

    05/31/2015 7:28:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/30/15 | Manu Raju
    Hours before the Senate’s PATRIOT Act standoff hit its peak this month, Republican leaders thought they had Rand Paul figured out. He would object, rail on the matter on the Senate floor — and then let at least a temporary extension through. “I don’t agree with Sen. Paul on this issue, but I think he’s been a constructive guy,” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas said just before the week-long recess. A day later with the clock past midnight and the Senate in a standstill largely because of Paul’s objections, Cornyn wasn’t nearly as generous. “I’m a little surprised,”...
  • and Paul: 'I will force the expiration' of the PATRIOT Act

    05/30/2015 8:34:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/30/2015 | Manu Raju
    Rand Paul plans to force the expiration of the PATRIOT Act Sunday by refusing to allow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to expedite debate on a key surveillance bill. In a statement to POLITICO Saturday, Paul warned that he would not consent to any efforts to pass either an extension of current law or the USA Freedom Act, a reform bill passed overwhelmingly by the House earlier this month.
  • Why Did Twitter Ban Chuck C. Johnson?

    05/29/2015 11:31:21 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 5 replies
    Slate ^ | May 28, 2015 | Amanda Hess
    On Saturday, Chuck C. Johnson invited his Twitter followers to send some money his way so that he could focus on his latest project: “taking out” the civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson. Johnson is a 26-year-old California man who has been described as “Twitter’s most infamous right-wing troll” (Mother Jones), a “digital Darth Vader” (Politico), “your least favorite person” (the Washington Post), and “mood slime” (the New York Times). He is best known for outing the subject at the center of the discredited Rolling Stone UVA story, publishing the home addresses of New York Times Ferguson reporters Julie Bosman and...
  • Lincoln Chafee to announce presidential run on June 3

    05/29/2015 11:17:20 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/29/2015 | Ben Schreckinger
    Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee will officially enter the presidential race on June 3, a source with knowledge of his plans told POLITICO. He’ll make the announcement in a speech he’s scheduled to deliver next Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the George Mason Center for Politics & Foreign Relations in Arlington, Virginia. Following the announcement, Chafee will travel to New Hampshire on June 4 for a previously scheduled event with local Democrats in Grafton County.
  • Herman Cain mocks Santorum's 'doomed presidential bid'

    05/28/2015 11:54:11 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/28/2015 | Adam Lerner
    Failed Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain decried former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) for entering a presidential race he is unlikely to win. The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO tweeted about Santorum’s “doomed presidential bid” and lobbed another bomb at ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, mocking Santorum for making his announcement in an interview with the “pretend journalist.” (Stephanopolous’ standing among Republicans has fallen considerably since POLITICO reported that he had given $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation.) The tweet linked to a blog post published by columnist Robert Laurie on the Cain TV website on Thursday, questioning “why every GOP throwback candidate feels they...
  • Politico Quotes Scott Walker Wildly Out Of Context To Invent Abortion Attack

    05/28/2015 12:28:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The DC - The Daily Caller ^ | May 27, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Politico reported Wednesday on a controversial statement made by Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in a piece entitled “Scott Walker on mandatory ultrasounds: ‘It’s just a cool thing out there.'” The only problem? Walker never said that. In an interview with radio host Dana Loesch, Walker defended a law he signed that required an ultrasound be performed before an abortion. But the context makes clear that ultrasounds were a “cool thing,” not mandatory ultrasounds before an abortions. In particular, he made his statement during a discussion of people who keep ultrasounds of their own children:
  • How Republicans saved Stephanopoulos

    05/27/2015 9:30:08 AM PDT · by maggief · 14 replies
    POLITICO ^ | May 27, 2015 | DYLAN BYERS
    Two weeks ago, conservatives were calling for George Stephanopoulos to recuse himself from all coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign, on the grounds that the ABC News anchor had failed to inform viewers of his financial donations to the Clinton Foundation. Three days after that controversy broke, Stephanopoulos hosted an exclusive interview with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Then, on Wednesday, he landed an even bigger exclusive: Rick Santorum, the former Republican senator from Pennsylvania, would be announcing his bid for the presidency. Stephanopoulos also landed the first interview with Santorum, which will take place this afternoon. The McConnell...
  • Rose McGowan half-apologizes for misquoting Ted Cruz

    05/26/2015 1:05:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/26/15 | Nick Goss
    Actress Rose McGowan offered an apology — of sorts — this week after sharing what appeared to be an inflammatory quote from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Josh Duggar’s departure from the Family Research Council last Friday. Duggar’s resignation followed his acknowledgement of reports that he sexually molested younger children as a teenager, including his own sisters. Story Continued Below “While there may have been an age difference, Josh Duggar’s transgressions are far less an affront to God than what gays do with each other - Ted Cruz, 5/22/15,” read the text next to the photo of Duggar and Cruz...
  • Ukraine Tries Adapting to Life Without Lenin

    05/26/2015 7:42:42 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 22, 2015 | Laura Mills
    [subtitle: New law bans Soviet street names, statues and other reminders of communist past, as some question priorities.] In a country where at least 4,000 localities had a main thoroughfare named after Lenin, outlawing remnants of the Soviet era like street names and statues was bound to cause problems... The phenomenon is so common now that it has its own name -- "Leninopad" or "Lenin-fall," a phrase that echoes the Ukrainian word for snowfall...
  • ABC spox in Stephanopoulos flap worked in Clinton White House (the Clinton Coven at ABC)

    05/26/2015 8:50:58 AM PDT · by Liz · 25 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/23/15 | FOX NEWS
    The ABC News spox who slow-walked The Washington Free Beacon’s request for comment on ABC's Stephanopoulos’ undisclosed donations to the Clinton Foundation also worked in the Clinton admin. Heather Riley -- spox for ABC News programs helmed by Stephanopoulous, “GMA” and “This Week” -- worked in the White House press office 1997-2000, according to LinkedIn, and is a member of the Facebook group “Clinton Admin Alumni.” Fox reports The Free Beacon contacted ABC News on the afternoon of May 13 to request comment. “I was just forwarded your email about George. I’m going to send you something,” Riley emailed TFB...
  • Politico Touts ‘Frugal Habits’ of George Stephanopoulos’s Wife (haggling over yard sales)

    05/21/2015 2:01:59 PM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | | May 21, 2015 | 2:48 PM EDT | By Jeffrey Meyer
    In the wake of the ongoing controversy surrounding ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos and his failure to disclose $75,000 worth of donations to the Clinton Foundation, and now news of his $105-million contract with the network, Politico decided to tout the “frugal habits of his wife” actress Ali Wentworth. Author Kate Glassman Bennett writes that “as word spread of the beleaguered Good Morning America anchor’s exorbitant take — following on criticism of his $75,000 of ill-conceived donations to the Clinton Foundation — certain circles back here in Washington were twittering about the frugal habits of his wife.” Despite being a multimillionaire,...
  • ABC's Stephanopoulos ‘helped hatch’ 2009 Dem strategy (being coached as Repub debate host?)

    05/20/2015 5:53:48 AM PDT · by Liz · 29 replies
    NY POST - PAGE SIX ^ | 5/19/15 | Emily Smith and Bruce Golding
    ABC's Stephanopoulos never really left Clinton-land — and it didn’t bother his ABC News bosses....he had daily phone contact with high-powered Democrats at the same time he anchored ABC's “This Week,” soon to host “GMA.” Politico reports Stephanopoulos was in a “round-robin phone chat” w/ Democrat honchos in which political strategy was “quite likely....being hatched”.... Stephanpolous said he "learned a lot." Ex-Clinton staffer, now an ABC spox, Heather Riley, insisted it “wasn’t true then, and it isn’t true now” but acknowledged: “... he talks to his friends once in a while....”
  • I’ve Read Obama’s Secret Trade Deal. Elizabeth Warren Is Right to Be Concerned

    05/19/2015 12:43:16 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/19/2015 | MICHAEL WESSEL
    You need to tell me what’s wrong with this trade agreement, not one that was passed 25 years ago,” a frustrated President Barack Obama recently complained about criticisms of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). He’s right. The public criticisms of the TPP have been vague. That’s by design—anyone who has read the text of the agreement could be jailed for disclosing its contents. I’ve actually read the TPP text provided to the government’s own advisors, and I’ve given the president an earful about how this trade deal will damage this nation. But I can’t share my criticisms with you. I...
  • Hillary Clinton On Her Emails: I Want Them Out, too!

    05/19/2015 1:40:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | y JOSH GERSTEIN and GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI
    Hillary Clinton and the State Department on Tuesday insisted they are not slow-walking the public release of her emails during her time as secretary of state, while a federal judge ordered up a plan for a rolling release of the hotly anticipated documents. “Nobody has a bigger interest in getting them released than I do,” Clinton said to reporters in a rare instance of fielding press questions on the campaign trail. The 55,000 pages of emails have become the source of much heartburn, speculation and bureaucratic man-hours since news emerged earlier this year that Clinton used a private email...
  • Why Boston Is Queasy About the Tsarnaev Death Sentence

    05/16/2015 9:07:19 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | May 16, 2015 | TOM KEANE
    BOSTON - APRIL 8: Camille Lerner, 21, of Boston, painted the words 'B Strong' on the window of Sugar Heaven on Boylston Street, across from the Finish Line where the first bomb went off, after the verdict came down in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston on April 8, 2015. No victim of the Boston Marathon bombings was more poignant, perhaps, than eight-year-old Martin Richard. It was a photo of a smiling Martin, who was from Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, holding up a handmade sign saying, “No more hurting people,” that seemed to underscore the callousness of the acts and...
  • NEWMAX GIVES OVER 1 MILLION DOLLARS TO CLINTON FOUNDATION

    05/16/2015 4:38:17 AM PDT · by theoldmarine · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/15/2015 | By JOSH GERSTEIN, TARINI PARTI, HADAS GOLD and DYLAN BYERS
    NBC Universal, News Corporation, Turner Broadcasting and Thomson Reuters are among more than a dozen media organizations that have made charitable contributions to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, the foundation's records show....The following list includes news media organizations that have donated to the foundation, as well as other media networks, companies, foundations or individuals that have donated. It is organized by the size of the contribution:....$1,000,000-$5,000,000 Carlos Slim Chairman & CEO of Telmex, largest New York Times shareholder James Murdoch Chief Operating Officer of 21st Century Fox Newsmax Media Florida-based conservative media network
  • Politico: Washington Free Beacon Broke Stephanopoulos Clinton Foundation Story

    05/14/2015 5:50:34 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 14, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    So how did Politico break the George Stephanopoulos Clinton Foundation donations story? Actually they didn't break it at all. The story was shopped to Politico after the Washington Free Beacon made inquiries to ABC News about Stephanopoulos' contributions to the Clinton Foundation. Apparently ABC News thought Politico would offer more favorable coverage so they leaked the story to Politico. However, to his great credit, Politico writer Jack Shafer not only acknowledged the critical role of the Free Beacon but was also highly critical of ABC News for this tactic. First let us look at this morning's  Free Beacon announcement of  who really broke this...
  • ABC News Anchor George Stephanopoulos Donated $50,000 to Clinton Foundation

    05/14/2015 9:04:11 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 14, 2015 | By Andrew Stiles
    ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos donated $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, records show. The contribution is publicly available information, but the host had not previously disclosed it to ABC viewers, despite taking part in on-air discussions about the Clinton Foundation and its controversial relationship with foreign donors. Stephanopoulos, a former aide to President Bill Clinton, confirmed the donation to POLITICO’s Dylan Byers after the Free Beacon contacted ABC News for comment. The host, who acknowledged making two donations of $25,000 between 2013 and 2014, issued a statement of apology for failing to disclose his contributions. Stephanopoulos’s...
  • Hillary Clinton’s damage-control operation gets more troops (Erase...Erase...Erase)

    05/13/2015 7:37:02 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 27 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 05/13/15 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is getting more firepower to help with damage control. Politico writes Correct the Record, an outside rapid response and research group dedicated to defending the records of Clinton and other Democratic presidential candidates, is reorganizing so it can coordinate with the former secretary of state’s campaign and devote all its resources to her. Correct the Record is splitting off from its parent organization American Bridge 21st Century, and will register with the Federal Election Commission as a stand-alone super PAC.
  • Sen. Rand Paul will meet with black lawmakers on justice reforms

    05/09/2015 5:35:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 8, 2015 | Lauren French
    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul will host a meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus next week to discuss criminal justice reform. The libertarian-leaning senator from Kentucky has long been an outspoken advocate for changing how the American criminal system prosecutes and sentences. Now he’s teaming up with Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), and other black lawmakers, to craft a strategy for advancing legislation as law enforcement issues have taken center stage following the death of several unarmed black men at the hands of police. “Not only is Senator Paul the [S]enate co-sponsor of the Justice Safety Valve Act, which...
  • Ted Cruz seems to have trouble showing up for work

    05/08/2015 1:19:25 PM PDT · by VinL · 56 replies
    WashPo ^ | 5/8/2015 | J. Rubin
    Buzzfeed reports on the shoddy attendance record of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) : Cruz’s attendance at both committee hearings and in the Senate generally has come under criticism recently. Politico reported that Cruz missed 21 of the 135 roll call votes taken in the Senate this year. In addition, the same review noted that Cruz was present at 17 out of 50 public Armed Services committee meetings, and had “below average” attendance at his other committees. “If you are making the point he can’t talk about such topics because he wasn’t at these two hearings that is utterly ridiculous,” a...