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  • How Fracking Could Break Colorado Democrats

    04/15/2014 7:53:51 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | April 15, 2014 | ELI STOKOLS
    Jared Polis really doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. If you saw the Colorado congressman speaking on the House floor last month wearing a clip-on bowtie with a polo shirt under his blazer, you know what I’m talking about. He’s been this way since he first emerged on the scene. About 10 years ago, when he was just 28, Polis was one of four wealthy Colorado Democrats who pooled their considerable personal resources to create a state-of-the-art political machine that was ruthlessly effective in turning this once-red heartland state a stunning shade of blue. But Polis wouldn’t run with that...
  • Haley Barbour: Jeb Bush stance like Reagan’s

    04/09/2014 8:04:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/8/14 | UCY MCCALMONT
    Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour defended Jeb Bush’s recent comments that some illegal immigration is an “act of love,” saying it’s very similar to what former President Ronald Reagan thought. “What people want you to do: Tell the truth,” Barbour said Tuesday at the LBJ Presidential Library’s Civil Rights Summit. “And if Jeb feels that way about it — it sort of reminds me of my boss, Ronald Reagan.” Barbour, who was an aide in Reagan’s administration described what the president used to call the “gates test” during a panel Tuesday with Democratic San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. “Ronald Reagan...
  • Rove to Jeb Bush: Maybe tone it down with the “illegal immigration is an ‘act of love’” bit

    04/08/2014 3:17:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    The clip comes from Politico but the translation comes from Mark Krikorian: Karl Rove to Jeb Bush: Wait til _after_ the election to say what you really think http://t.co/Dk3JXnjhmj— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) April 8, 2014 The weirdest thing to me about Jeb’s “act of love” comment is that, as recently as last year, he was positioning himself as some sort of hardliner on the citizenship issue. Remember? No citizenship for illegals, he said; permanent residency is fine but to grant them full citizen privileges would offend the rule of law. Fast-forward a year and now lawbreaking is an act of...
  • Karl Rove: Jeb Bush 'Act Of Love' Remarks 'Inartful'

    04/08/2014 2:35:20 PM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    VIDEO AT LINK On Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom" on Tuesday, former adviser to President George W. Bush Karl Rove reacted to remarks from former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) that called certain types of illegal immigration an "act of love"...
  • The Media Won’t Cover Leland Yee’s Alleged Gun-Running Because They’re Democrat Operatives

    04/01/2014 8:36:00 PM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | 4/1/2014 | Bryan Preston
    The only thing I can do with this Glenn Reynolds column is endorse every single word of it. It is absolutely right.....If he hadn’t been forced out of the race by being arrested, what would Leland Yee have done with the California secretary of state post? There’s a question that no one in the media will even think of pursuing.
  • Leland Yee Blackout: CNN Mocks Citizen Who Wants Coverage of Arms Trafficking Scandal

    03/30/2014 7:40:08 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/29/14 | Tony Lee
    CNN dismissed complaints that the network was not covering last week's shocking arrest of Democrat Leland Yee, the California state senator who was arrested for alleged arms trafficking and bribery, and falsely asserted that it does not give attention to state senators. That standard did not apply to Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, whom CNN covered relentlessly. This was long before she even considered a gubernatorial run after filibustering a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks and make those conducted before then safer. Viewers and readers on Friday complained that the network, just like Politico, was not reporting or...
  • GOP’s Alan Simpson backs gay marriage in ad

    04/08/2014 5:54:52 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 101 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/07/2014 | KATIE GLUECK
    Former Sen. Alan Simpson, a Republican, is making the case for a “live and let live” approach to same-sex marriage in a new television ad buy targeting Western states, just as a federal appeals court in Denver prepares to take up the issue later this week. “Whether you’re gay or lesbian or straight, if you love someone and you want to marry them, marry them,” Simpson, of Wyoming, says in the spot. The six-figure buy, sponsored by the pro-gay marriage group Freedom to Marry, is slated to start airing on Tuesday on national cable channels, as well as locally in...
  • Democrats blast Breitbart Nancy Pelosi posters

    04/07/2014 1:31:38 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 76 replies
    Democrats blast Breitbart Nancy Pelosi posters By: Tal Kopan April 7, 2014 02:04 PM EDT Democrats are slamming an ad campaign from Breitbart to promote its new California coverage that features a graphic illustration of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s face on a scantily clad woman’s body in a suggestive position. “To say the least, the Breitbart News ad is foul, offensive, and disrespectful to all women,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. “It is a disgusting new low and would be reprehensible against any woman – regardless of party.” The conservative news outlet launched...
  • Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal to join forces in ad

    04/04/2014 7:29:44 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/04/2014 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal appear in a commercial that will air Sunday to promote NewRepublican.org, a project focused on outlining a positive GOP agenda for the future. The former Florida governor and the current Louisiana governor, both potential 2016 presidential candidates, support a super PAC that is the brainchild of Republican strategist Alex Castellanos. “If you believe that every parent ought to be able to choose their child’s school, and that the economy should be driven from the bottom up, not the top down from Washington, then you’re thinking like a New Republican,” Bush says to the camera at...
  • Obama gives Pelosi rosary beads blessed by Pope Francis

    04/01/2014 9:43:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 1, 2014 | Caroline May
    President Obama gave House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rosary beads blessed by Pope Francis during lunch Tuesday at the White House, according to an NBC News reporter. Carrie Dann @CarrieNBCNews Pelosi says she received a rosary blessed by Pope Francis from Obama at lunch today 12:24 PM - 1 Apr 2014 Obama met Pope Francis at the Vatican for the first time last week. Pelosi, a Catholic, has been criticized for her support of abortion — a practice which she has called “sacred ground” — by other Catholics. Last year, a Vatican official in Rome said that the California lawmaker...
  • Democrats bash SCOTUS ruling on campaign contributions (Harry Reid bashes Koch Brothers again)

    04/02/2014 12:22:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/02/2014 | By SEUNG MIN KIM
    Democratic lawmakers and campaign finance reform advocates quickly bashed Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision to strike down total limits on individual campaign contributions, warning of future corruption in elections. Meanwhile, Republicans largely cheered the ruling from the narrowly divided court, which found it unconstitutional to impose caps on the aggregate amounts that one person can donate to campaigns, parties and political action committees. Calling himself “all for freedom,” Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday commended the ruling, saying “donors ought to have the freedom to give what they want to give.” And Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who had filed...
  • The Latino Media Need Balance

    04/02/2014 11:19:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Our English-speaking media were very clear after the 2012 election that the Republican Party was demographically doomed, since all the voters "of color" were shifting toward President Barack Obama and the Democrats. They echoed the mantra of GOP moderates, stating the only way to political viability was through "comprehensive immigration reform." What these analysts did not do was explore the messaging Hispanic voters are getting from Spanish-language media. Has the conservative message been rejected by Spanish-language voters -- or is something being kept from them? We've seen a disturbing set of reports on how hand in glove these Spanish networks...
  • Mainstream Media Runs Away from Democratic Chinatown Gangster/Gun-Controller Story

    03/29/2014 9:02:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/28/14 | Alec Torres
    Leland Yee should be making national headlines. A Democratic state senator from San Francisco, a statewide candidate until this week, and a rising member of Nancy Pelosi and Diane Feinstein’s Democratic political machine, was arrested on Wednesday by the Justice Department for wire fraud, corruption, and his alleged involvement in illegal gun deal between Chinatown gangsters and Islamist militants. **SNIP** Yet four of the most prominent news outlets in America — CNN, USA Today, Politico and the Chicago Sun-Times — made no mention of the Leland Yee scandal within two days of the story breaking. When Politico finally ran a...
  • Bruce Rauner copies Mark Kirk’s Illinois playbook [IL Governor race]

    03/28/2014 8:17:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/28/2014 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    Bruce Rauner, the billionaire Republican nominee for Illinois governor, is doing all he can to turn himself into a career politician named Mark Kirk. Fresh off a closer-than-expected primary victory over three underfunded opponents, Rauner is avoiding social issues at all costs and hewing to a throw-the-bums-out message against the unpopular Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Rauner has on his staff four Kirk alumni in his effort to replicate the moderate GOP senator’s path to blue-state victory. And like Kirk — and unlike Republicans in almost everywhere else in the country — Rauner avoids bashing President Barack Obama, who remains popular...
  • Politico’s puff profile on David Brock misses more than a few basic points (Hillary = birther)

    03/26/2014 12:54:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 25, 2014 | Christopher Bedford, managing editor
    In a Tuesday morning puff profile on Hillary Clinton loyalist and Media Matters founder David Brock, The Politico actually manages to blame conservatives for an anti-Obama attack designed and launched by — wait for it — Mrs. Clinton’s camp. “For Brock, the attacks on Obama bear some similarities to the types of attacks on the Clinton White House,” the site tells us. “Obama has faced a range of attacks from the right, including the belief, championed in some conservative quarters, that he was not born in the United States.” Dun-dun-dunnnnnn! But the funny thing is, if we rewind The Politico...
  • Ron Paul on Crimea: Why does US Care ?

    03/18/2014 11:16:19 AM PDT · by opentalk · 189 replies
    Politico ^ | March 18, 2014 | Tal Kopan
    Former Rep. Ron Paul says that America’s reaction to Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine should be,“so what?” “Why does the U.S. care which flag will be hoisted on a small piece of land thousands of miles away?” the Texas Republican and libertarian icon wrote in a USA Today op-ed Monday. ...Over the weekend, Crimeans voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia,which the Russian government has moved to approve. American politicians have called the vote a sham and the administration has said it does not recognize the results of the vote,placing sanctions on some Russian officials in response. Ron...
  • My Life as a Retail Worker: Nasty, Brutish, and Cheap

    03/11/2014 3:29:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 11, 2014 | Joseph Williams
    After veteran reporter Joseph Williams lost his job, he found employment in a sporting-goods store. In a personal essay, he recalls his struggles with challenges millions of Americans return to day after day. My plunge into poverty happened in an instant. I never saw it coming. Then again, there was no reason to feel particularly vulnerable. Two years ago, I was a political reporter at Politico, and I spent my days covering the back-and-forth of presidential politics. I had access to the White House because of my reporting beat, and I was a regular commentator on MSNBC. My career had...
  • Darrell Issa seen plowing ahead with IRS probe amid new evidence (Elijah Cummings deeply saddened)

    03/07/2014 2:40:52 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 68 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-7-2014 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and LAUREN FRENCH
    Darrell Issa seen plowing ahead with IRS probe amid new evidence By JOHN BRESNAHAN and LAUREN FRENCH | 3/7/14 2:00 PM EST Updated: 3/7/14 3:53 PM EST Not even a trove of new evidence will stop Darrell Issa from going after Lois Lerner’s testimony. The House Oversight Committee Chairman is plowing forward with plans to hold the former IRS official in contempt of Congress - possibly as early as next week - despite word from the tax agency that it plans to hand over a broad set of documents spanning Lerner’s entire career at the IRS. Republicans have long sought...
  • Rand Paul Asks George P. Bush How to Reach Hispanic Voters

    02/09/2014 9:45:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/9/14 | Cathy Burke
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul asked for some advice from Texas GOP rising star George P. Bush on how to reach out to Hispanic voters — and got a simple recommendation: Show up, Politico reported. “Really I wanted to get advice from him, as much as anything, about how the party grows in Texas and states with large Hispanic populations,” Paul, who's considered a possible GOP candidate for president in 2016, said after stumping for a state senate candidate in Dallas. Bush, whose mother is from Mexico, has pushed for expanding the GOP reach to Hispanics. Paul said Bush recommended...
  • Politico Asks: 'Why Do Republicans Want Us To Work All The Time?'

    02/09/2014 11:23:40 AM PST · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    http://www.ijreview.com ^ | february 9, 2014 | mike miller
    Politico wonders why the GOP wants Americans to work “all the time,” using the recent CBO projection that ObamaCare will reduce the workforce by 2.5 million over the next 10 years as a springboard. The article’s author, university professorBenjamin Kline Hunnicut, wrote that Republican reaction to the CBO projection was predictable: “Pundits filled the airwaves, Cassandra-like, to paint ObamaCare as the ultimate job killer. Never mind that, reading the fine print, it’s clear the CBO was talking about workers voluntarily reducing their hours in response to the law—not getting laid off or seeing their shifts scaled back.” Hunnicut then asked: “Anyway, isn’t...
  • Chris Christie attacks N.Y. Times, David Wildstein - Mike Allen and Maggie Haberman - POLITICO.com

    02/02/2014 11:15:06 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 32 replies
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 2/1/2014 | Mike Allen and Maggie Haberman
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, after a low-key initial response to Friday’s explosive allegations about his involvement in a bridge-closing scandal, mounted an aggressive defense late Saturday afternoon, attacking The New York Times and a former political ally in an email to friends and allies obtained by POLITICO. “Bottom line — David Wildstein will do and say anything to save David Wildstein,” the email from the governor’s office says, referring to the former appointee who reignited the controversy.
  • House leaders sell immigration blueprint

    01/30/2014 6:32:30 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 30 replies
    Politico | 1/30/2014
    The House Republican leadership is trying to sell their colleagues on a series of broad immigration principles, including a path to legal status for those here illegally. Speaker John Boehner’s leadership team introduced the principles at their annual policy retreat here. Top Republicans circulated a tightly held one-page memo titled “standards for immigration reform” toward the tail-end of a day that include strategy conversations about Obamacare, the economy and the national debt. n the private meeting where the language was introduced, Boehner (R-Ohio) told Republicans that the standards are “as far as we are willing to go.” “Nancy Pelosi said...
  • Wendy Davis hits back at Bristol Palin

    01/28/2014 1:22:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 28, 2014 | Tal Kopan
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis brushed off criticism about her life story from Bristol Palin, saying that nothing Palin accused her of was true. Davis was responding to a blog post from the daughter of former Gov. Sarah Palin, who wrote last week amid questions about the timeline of Davis’s personal biography, slamming her for allegedly leaving her kids behind with her ex-husband after finishing law school. “Gosh, children are sooo inconvenient, huh? I’m glad my mother didn’t put motherhood on the shelf when she was elected to City Council, then became our mayor, then governor,” Palin wrote, addressing her...
  • Poll: Scott Walker leads Democratic challenger

    01/27/2014 3:34:14 PM PST · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 27 Jan 2014 | JOSE DELREAL
    In his hunt for reelection, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is leading his Democratic opponent Mary Burke, according to a new poll released Monday. The Marquette Law School poll has the Republican governor ahead 47 to 41 percent among registered voters. The same poll has 54 percent of respondents saying the state is heading in the right direction, compared to 40 percent who say it is not. With the election still nine months away, Burke will have to play catch up to familiarize voters with her stance on issues; 70 percent of respondents say they have not heard enough about her...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Politico Tries to Manipulate Hannity Comment on Michael Savage

    01/26/2014 10:50:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/26/14 | Breitbart News
    On Friday, Politico was set to release a puff piece on Michael Savage, the polarizing host tapped by Cumulus to replace iconic talker Sean Hannity on its affiliates. In the process of putting together that puff piece, Politico contacted Hannity for comment. After attempting to manipulate Hannity’s comments repeatedly, Hannity withdrew them. Now, they appear exclusively at Breitbart News. Hannity has moved to Premiere Radio Networks, a division of Clear Channel, shifting stations in many markets. As reported by Breitbart News last year, Hannity parted ways with Cumulus last year to move to Premiere, retaining his major markets and reportedly...
  • Rand Paul Blasts Bill Clinton on Lewinsky

    01/26/2014 8:17:56 AM PST · by kristinn · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | Sunday, January 26, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    Sen. Rand Paul blasted former President Bill Clinton on Sunday, saying that if Democrats want to hit Republicans for the "War on Women" they should take a look at the former president's "predatory behavior" against Monica Lewinsky. "The Democrats -- one of their big issues is they've concocted this, 'Republicans are committing a war on women,'" Kentucky Republican said on NBC's "Meet The Press." "One of the work place laws and rules that I think are good is that bosses shouldn't prey on young interns in their office. I think really the media seems to have given President Clinton a...
  • Politico/WaPo Editors To Meet Over [Mike Allen's] Playbook Payola Scandal

    01/17/2014 3:12:01 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | January 14, 2014 | John Nolte
    It has been over two-months since Washington Post media reporter Erik Wemple dropped a bombshell on Politico with a meticulously researched report that alleges Politico's influential Playbook editor, Mike Allen, rewards advertisers with glowing coverage. The response from Politico thus far has been to dismiss, downplay, and ignore Wemple's reporting as "nonsense."
  • Capitol Hill Staffers are Still Concerned About Obamacare's Impact on Them

    01/14/2014 4:12:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Turning to Obamacare for a moment. From The Politico: "A vast majority..." This is a tear-jerker, folks. Prepare to get really sad and maybe even shed some tears here. "A vast majority of top congressional aides say in a new survey that they are concerned about the effects of Obamacare on their staff, ticking off worries about changes to their benefits, higher costs and whether they’ll have access to local health care providers." Now, these are the people... Let me remind you, this is congressional staff. These are people that earn anywhere from $95,000 to $170,000 a...
  • The GOP Needs a Conservative in 2016

    01/08/2014 4:52:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | January 7, 2014 | Keith Koffler
    There are moments in American political history when dissatisfaction with the old order and suspicion—even fear—of its ways presents the opportunity for monumental change. It happened in 1932 as the nation sank into Depression and voted out the “business of America is business” crowd, installing a leftist plutocrat in the White House instead. It happened in 1980 when high taxes and inept leadership demanded a steady hand committed to unfettering American entrepreneurship. And in 2016, it can happen again—as long as Republicans nominate an ideological conservative, ideally with a good dose of charisma—someone who can vividly explain conservative principles to...
  • Politico Swallows NYT Farcical Reporting

    12/31/2013 6:49:35 AM PST · by eagleye85 · 9 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | December 31, 2013 | Bethany Stotts
    Politico, trying to find a juicy angle on the latest chapter in the Benghazi saga, asks the arrogant question “Could the New York Times have saved ’60 Minutes’?” They are referring, of course, to “60 Minutes’” infamous use of charlatan Dylan Davies as a source when he did not, in fact, scale the compound wall the night of the attacks, nor see Ambassador Chris Stevens’ body in a Libyan hospital. Davies was outed by Washington Post sleuthing, and then by the New York Times, which spoke with the FBI about Davies. The FBI confirmed that this bad source had told...
  • Politico Buries Crucial Caveats in Happy Talk Obamacare 'Surge' Story

    12/04/2013 12:26:35 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 4, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    Happy talk, keep talking happy talk, Talk about things you'd like to do, You gotta have a dream, if you don't have a dream, How you gonna have a dream come true?  ---"Happy Talk" from "South Pacific." Carrie Budoff Brown was bubbling over with joy about a supposed Obamacare "surge" in her Politico article. Yes, supposedly massive new Obamacare numbers were suddenly showing up in the past few days. But what did they really mean? Fortunately for those praying for Obamacare success, Brown did not burst that joy bubble until well into the article with crucial caveats to the "surge"...
  • MSNBC's Martin Bashir 'on vacation' after Sarah Palin remarks

    12/02/2013 1:47:35 PM PST · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | December 2, 2013 | Dylan Byers
    Martin Bashir, the MSNBC host who has come under fire for the controversial remarks he made about Sarah Palin, is "on vacation" and will not host his namesake afternoon program on Monday, POLITICO has learned. Sources at the network said Bashir had been temporarily suspended from the network following graphic remarks he made last month about the former governor from Alaska. In that segment, Bashir suggested that Palin should be forced to endure slavery like conditions, including the consumption of feces. MSNBC spokesperson Lauren Skowronski told a different story: "He’s still out on vacation," she wrote in an email. Asked...
  • Kerry on Iran: 'It's not based on trust'

    11/24/2013 11:23:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/24/13 | ANDREA DRUSCH
    Secretary of State John Kerry says the Iranian nuclear deal is based on verification, not trust with Iran. “Everybody has a right to be skeptical because there are indications that there are people in Iran who have wanted to pursue a weapons program, Kerry said in an interview aired Sunday on CBS’s "Face the Nation." “That's why we don't take anything at face value. That's why you don't take it for granted.” Asked if he were skeptical whether Iran would actually comply with the signed deal, Kerry said trust wasn’t necessary, and no one was expecting Iran to “turn over...
  • Politico Magazine Writer Burns Flag on Twitter

    11/20/2013 7:05:20 PM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/20/2013
    On Wednesday, after Breitbart News reported that Politico magazine writer Ian Murphy had written a piece titled “@*#@ the Troops,” Murphy proceeded to go berserk on Twitter, posting a .gif of himself setting an American flag ablaze. He then tweeted, “Some of you folks are unfairly questioning my patriotism. So here I am on a very typical Tuesday evening.” This follows hard on Murphy’s tweeting on Tuesday that “Reagan f***s Satan in hell.”
  • Politico Headlines Reflect Depth Of Obamacare Disaster For Dems

    11/14/2013 3:52:42 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    At NewsBusters, we often document Politico's liberal tilt. For example, a couple of years ago I wrote an item highlighting the fact that all six stories in that day's Politico's "Daily Digest" were Dem-friendly. So it is a mark of just how deep the Obamacare disaster is for Dems that four of the five items in today's "Daily Digest" focus on Obamacare's catastrophic debut and its political implications. See the Politico stories here.
  • Sarah Palin on Chris Christie: No need to settle

    11/12/2013 3:30:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 12, 2013 | Lucy McCalmont
    Sarah Palin continues to withhold resounding support for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in 2016, saying Republicans don’t have to “settle” for candidates. “We certainly though don’t have to settle for any candidate, any politician that would go along to get along with an agenda that stifles our economy and would strip any of our freedoms that are constitutionally protected,” Palin said Monday on Fox News’s “Hannity,” when asked about the GOP establishment saying Christie is the only Republican candidate who could win the presidency in 2016. Palin said “those establishment people have been quite wrong, it seems, especially in...
  • Republicans Deliberately Sabotaged the ACA Website, Hoping the Law Would Implode (She's series!)

    11/10/2013 11:38:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | November 1, 2013 | Sarah Jones
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)For weeks I’ve been wondering why no one is talking about how Republicans sabotaged the ACA rollout by refusing to implement state run marketplaces, and thus unexpectedly forcing all of that additional burden on to the federal website. It reminded me of Republicans denying security funding for Benghazi and then blaming Obama and Clinton for the lack of security in Benghazi. The media were oddly uninterested in that alarming fact. But today, Todd Purdum at Politico exposed how Republicans sabotaged the ACA rollout. One small part of their plan was the rejection of the state run exchanges. But also, Purdum...
  • Joe Biden: Ken Cuccinelli's views ‘from another era’

    11/04/2013 9:42:48 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 54 replies
    politico.com ^ | November 04, 2013 | KATIE GLUECK
    ANNANDALE, Va. — Vice President Joe Biden on Monday delivered a closing pitch for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, painting the Virginia race as a major test of the mainstream electorate’s answer to a resurgent tea party. ”This race has captured the attention of the entire nation,” Biden said. “Not just because it’s a … race in a bellwether state that has become the face of progress in this country. But because it’s the first major race between the forces and faces of the new Republican tea party — a tea party whose social recidivism is only outgunned by its...
  • Al Jazeera Hires Lobbying Firm to Bolster Image on Capitol Hill

    02/13/2013 3:27:55 PM PST · by haffast · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | 2/13/2013, 2:20 PM | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Al Jazeera America has hired a lobbying firm to advocate for the broadcasting company on Capitol Hill, according to reports. The media company Al Jazeera America Holdings, which recently bought Al Gore’s cable news station Current TV, has hired the DLA Piper law firm to conduct “informational communications regarding client's cable television channel,” Politico reported. The global law firm, which has 4,200 lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, has reportedly been educating lawmakers about the company’s plans to be based in New York City and open bureaus across the...
  • Koch group, unions battle over Colorado schools race (Must read..a great story)

    11/03/2013 9:00:20 AM PST · by ken5050 · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/2/2013 | Stephanie Simon
    I just happened to wander over to Politico this morning...which I rarely do...and stumbled across this amazing story (Link below) about the successful changes that conservatives are making in a local school district in the Colorado suburbs. For Politico..it's a reasonably fair story ( ignore the headline ) and well worth reading. But I'm wondering why we haven't heard much more about it?
  • Politico: Republicans 'Sabotaged' Obamacare Like Segregationists Resisted School Integration

    11/01/2013 8:57:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What an odious piece of garbage. Today's Politico, in an article by Todd Purdum, accuses Republicans of "calculated sabotage" of Obamacare, comparing their opposition to the "pattern of 'massive resistance' not seen since the Southern states’ defiance of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954." Purdum himself seems to recognize just how loony he comes off, writing "[t]hat may sound like a left-wing conspiracy theory . . . But there is a strong factual basis for such a charge." Sabotage, really? People who understand democracy would call it entirely legitimate opposition to a philosophy and a...
  • The GOP Establishment Strikes Back (Against the Tea Party)

    10/31/2013 3:30:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 31 | CHRIS CILLIZZA AND SEAN SULLIVAN
    After spending much of the last few years trying to placate a growing universe of outside groups demanding complete fealty to conservative principles, the Republican establishment is showing signs of being mad as hell and not willing to take it anymore. Consider this report from Politico’s Manu Raju about a meeting of Senate Republicans on Wednesday: Extending an olive branch to GOP senators, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is privately making it clear he won’t engage in the Senate Conservatives Fund’s hardball tactics to defeat his colleagues in their primary races. At a closed-door lunch meeting of Senate Republicans Wednesday, the...
  • Woodward: 'Secret government' at the root of problems

    10/27/2013 6:59:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Breitbart via Politico ^ | Sunday, October 27, 2013 | Caitlin Emma
    Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward said Sunday a huge “secret government” and a government on “automatic pilot” has led to many of the concerns now making headlines. “They need to review this secret world,” he said of the Obama administration on “Face the Nation" on CBS. “You get to a point where it’s what do you worry about? Secret government.” National Security Agency spying both domestic and abroad and the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act are the results, he said. “We have an incredibly powerful government that gets on automatic pilot,” he said. People aren’t checking all of...
  • Obama administration says “Don’t believe what you’ve heard” from the following news sources

    10/27/2013 6:00:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 27, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama administration says “Don’t believe what you’ve heard” from the following news sources On October 25, 2013, regarding the various criticisms of Obamacare, Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius said:“Don’t believe what you’ve heard.”In other words, the Obama administration says we shouldn’t believe the Washington Post, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press, Reuters, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, Politico, the Wall St. Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, the BBC, Huffington Post, the Nation, Mother Jones, or New Republic.
  • Who is the most powerful man in ‘This Town’: Mike Allen or Matt Drudge?

    10/20/2013 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/20/2013 | Grae
    New York Times magazine correspondent and author of the explosive book “This Town” Mark Leibovich detailed intricate internal workings of Washington and compared two of the most powerful men in news and politics, Mike Allen and Matt Drudge, in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller. Mike Allen’s morning ‘Playbook’ email has the power to shape the political discussion, he explained, because hundreds of decision makers in the political circuit read it every morning. “These hundreds of people are TV bookers, and reporters, and hill staffers of both parties, and White House staffers, and lobbyists and a lot of people...
  • E.W. Jackson: ‘Growing hostility against Christianity’

    10/19/2013 6:05:51 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 30 replies
    http://www.politico.com ^ | 10/11/13 | By KATIE GLUECK
    In a fiery speech to social conservatives Friday, Virginia lieutenant governor candidate E.W. Jackson blasted the media for questioning his positions on social issues. Jackson, a bishop, said that when he first got into the race he was asked by reporters about controversial statements he has made concerning Planned Parenthood (which he once compared to the Ku Klux Klan) and gay marriage. “Well, I want to go on record here,” Jackson said, speaking at the Values Voter Summit. “I didn’t apologize then, I don’t apologize now and I will never apologize for standing up for the truth.”
  • Obama hits bloggers, radio 'talking heads' who 'profit from conflict'

    10/19/2013 7:05:46 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 97 replies
    Politico ^ | Oct 17, 2013 | Dylan Byers
    Demanding a change to the way business is done in Washington, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged lawmakers to ignore lobbyists, bloggers, "talking heads on radio" and "the professional activists who profit from conflict."
  • [Mushy moderate & liberal] Donors' frustration with GOP mounts

    10/18/2013 2:49:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 18, 2013 | Maggie Haberman and Anna Palmer
    Republican donors were horrified in November after pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into campaigns for president and Congress with nothing to show for it. A year later they’re appalled by how little has changed, angered by the behavior of Republican lawmakers during a string of legislative battles this year capped by the shutdown, and searching for answers. In conversation after conversation, donors express growing frustration with the party and the constellation of outside groups they’ve been bankrolling. After getting squeezed last year by an array of campaign committees, party committees and disparate super PACs, many of them are still...
  • Media Pushing Bogus Polls To Force GOP Cave

    10/13/2013 1:50:53 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 16 replies
    10/13/2013 | Me
    Heads up, Freepers. Phony news organizations are pushing a brand new narrative, hot off the press from OFA no doubt. They are pushing bogus push polls conducted in Utah and Texas to give the impression that Cruz and Lee are losing support in their home states, and that Texans and Utahns want their senators to 'compromise more'. This is evidently BS, and is an attempt to give a leg up to Karl Rove and his lackeys who want Obamacare forever, and want to discourage Republicans from standing with Ted and Mike. I would encourage everyone, regardless of which state they...
  • Politico reporter defends non-golfing President Obama from Twitter ‘trolls’

    10/07/2013 7:39:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    twitchy ^ | 10/7/13 | staff
    Jennifer Epstein ✔ @jeneps hey people/trolls of Twitter: Obama did not leave the White House to play golf this weekend. he spent both days at home. Loyal Twitchy readers likely escaped a rebuke from Politico reporter Jennifer Epstein tonight, who made it clear that President Obama did not golf this weekend despite having an empty schedule. A tweet promoting her Politico article, “Government shutdown, cancelled trip leaves Obama schedule empty,” had plenty thinking the president took the opportunity to hit the links. As Twitchy reported yesterday, the president did not go golfing despite summer-like conditions in and around Washington, nor...