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  • Levin Slams Costello for Palin Mockery

    10/24/2014 5:49:23 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 40 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | October 23 2014 | Breitbart TV
    On Thursday, Mark Levin sharply criticized CNN anchor Carol Costello for deriving amusement of audio of Bristol Palin describing being assaulted to the police.
  • CNN's Carol Costello apologizes for Palin remarks

    10/23/2014 2:51:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 23, 2014 | Dylan Byers and Hadas Gold
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)CNN’s Carol Costello apologized on Thursday for joking about a police recording of Bristol Palin. "Over the past few days I have been roundly criticized for joking about a brawl involving the Palin family. In retrospect, I deserve such criticism and would like to apologize," Costello said in a statement to POLITICO. On Wednesday, before playing a tape in which Bristol Palin describes an alleged altercation at a party in Wasilla, Alaska, Costello said, “This is quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across. Well, come across in a long time anyway.” In the...
  • Political Polarization & Media Habits

    10/21/2014 8:22:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Pew Research ^ | October 21, 2014 | By Amy Mitchell, Jeffrey Gottfried, Jocelyn Kiley and Katerina Eva Matsa
    When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust. And whether discussing politics online or with friends, they are more likely than others to interact with like-minded individuals, according to a new Pew Research Center study.
  • Andrea Mitchell Is Skeptical That Greg Abbott Is Actually Disabled

    10/14/2014 6:35:37 PM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    Twitter, Twitchy.com, TheDailycaller ^ | 10/14/14 | Twitter, Twitchy.com, Jim Treacher
    Earlier today, Alex Griswold told you about Wendy Davis doubling down on her campaign-imploding “Look at the cripple” ad. Or tripling down, or quadrupling down, or however many times it’s been at this point. She told Andrea Mitchell that the ad was “fair.” Oh, and Abbott is “working to kick that ladder down.” Well said, Wendy. But believe it or not, Mitchell said something even dumber. At about the 1:00 mark in the above video, she emitted this brainfart:.....
  • Palin Family Brawl Detailed in Police Reports

    10/10/2014 8:59:18 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 76 replies
    ABC/Yahoo ^ | 10/10/14 | Shushannah Walshe
    Klingenmeyer told police he was considering filing charges and was "angry that the Palins had showed up and were causing problems," according to the report. He told police he had asked Bristol to leave and she responded, "Who the f*** are you?" Klingemeyer told her he owned the home and Bristol said she didn't believe him and "she will kick his a**," the police report states. Klingenmeyer said that's when Bristol first punched him and he then said he told her to hit "him again if it makes her feel better and she does," according to the document. After five...
  • A Shameful Day for the Charlotte Observer

    10/10/2014 8:17:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Michael Brown
    In what sounded more like a gay activist screed in a high-school publication than a serious editorial in a major newspaper, the Charlotte Observer has officially declared war on people of faith and conservative moral values, mocking those who believe there is the slightest rational reason to resist the radical redefinition of marriage.Making no attempt to hide its disdain for the conservative, historic position, and gleefully mocking the views of the majority of North Carolinians, the editorial begins with three sentences ending in exclamation points – when is the last time you have seen that in a major editorial? –...
  • Exclusive Norman Lear Memoir Excerpt: Throwdowns With Carroll O'Connor, Race Battles on 'Good

    10/02/2014 8:25:47 PM PDT · by iowamark · 36 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/2/2014 | Norman Lear
    [Norman Lear wryly titled his memoir Even This I Get to Experience (out Oct. 14, Penguin) as a wink to his belief that even the bad times in his life were worthwhile because they made the living interesting. And over the course of 92 years, Lear has led as interesting a life as anyone in Hollywood. Born in 1922 in Connecticut, Lear lived with relatives for a time while his father spent three years in jail from 1931 to 1934 for a dodgy get-rich-quick scheme...] [All in the Family: Season 2 Carroll O'Connor's insecurities and fears drove him to great...
  • 'Modern Family' star first 'came out' to dad during shoplifting drama

    09/30/2014 9:58:32 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 53 replies
    Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson's dad discovered his son was gay and a thief on the same day. The actor admits he had built up quite a collection of stolen gay pornography magazines when he was finally caught trying to leave a store in his native Montana with a backpack full of saucy publications at the age of 14. In a recent an interview with Aisha Tyler for her Girl on Guy podcast, the red-faced star revealed, "I always considered that (incident) my coming out... It was so humiliating. "I had been stealing porn for a while. I had...
  • Oklahoma Man Charged With Murder in Beheading

    09/30/2014 9:46:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 30, 2014 | By SEAN MURPHY
    An Oklahoma man who had been suspended from his job was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a co-worker, who was attacked from behind as the man sought revenge, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Nolen had recently converted to Islam but Cleveland County Prosecutor Greg Mashburn said it appeared Nolen's assault was tied more to his suspension. Mashburn said Vaughan's human resources department suspended Nolen earlier Thursday after another co-worker, Traci Johnson, had complained that she had had an altercation with Nolen "about him not liking white people." "It had more to do with race rather than...
  • Tom Friedman says Reagan had it easy compared to Obama

    09/28/2014 11:53:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The rationalizations for Obama’s failures are already beginning, and Tom Friedman employs the laziest of all strategies, tearing down a great man to make a small man look bigger. In his Sunday column in the New York Times, Friedman makes a number of highly dubious points. These days there is a lot of “if-only-Obama-could-lead-like-Reagan” talk by conservatives. I’ll leave it to historians to figure out years from now who was the better president. On the question of the domestic economy, there can be little doubt. Reagan inherited far higher unemployment and high inflation, and within a year or so had...
  • Oklahoma Woman Beheaded By Islam-Evangelizing Co-Worker

    09/26/2014 9:48:23 AM PDT · by dennisw · 95 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 09/26/2014 | Sarah Hurtubise
    An Oklahoma man beheaded a woman after a workplace dispute on Thursday, the Associated Press reports. Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said Friday that the suspect Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, entered the Vaughan Foods processing plant in Moore, Oklahoma on Thursday and beheaded 54 year-old Colleen Hufford. Nolen had recently been trying to convert his co-workers at the company to Islam, Lewis said Friday, according to interviews with the company’s workers. After stabbing and beheading Colleen Hufford, Nolen began to do the same to 43 year-old Traci Johnson, but was stopped when the company’s chief operating officer, Mark Vaughn, who...
  • The View‘s Alleged Republican Endorses ‘Progressive’ Chris Christie

    09/23/2014 1:24:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 23, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    The View’s alleged Republican, Nicolle Wallace, probably thinks she did NJ Gov. Chris Christie a favor when she endorsed him today. Wallace, who has been a perennial Palin basher since she worked on the ill-fated McCain-Palin campaign in 2008, described Christie as “progressive.”
  • Young conservatives stump for a gay-friendly GOP

    09/17/2014 7:41:20 AM PDT · by redreno · 57 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | By LAURA MYERS
    Conservative Republican Assemblywoman Michele Fiore of Las Vegas invited a few extra guests Tuesday night to the regular pasta dinners she has for constituents. The meal was the last official stop for a group of young conservatives traveling the country — visiting battleground states such as Nevada first — as part of a $1 million campaign to get the national Republican Party to support gay marriage in its party platform in 2016. The group has been to Iowa and New Hampshire. South Carolina is the next stop. Nevada already is ahead of the curve, said Tyler Deaton, campaign manager of...
  • Nancy Pelosi Had A Pretty Simple Response To Ted Cruz's Bizarre 'SNL' Claim

    09/16/2014 6:44:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 16, 2014 | Paige Lavender
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had a pretty simple response to to Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) claim that a proposed constitutional amendment intended to reverse the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision could put "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels in jail. Here's Pelosi on NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" reacting to a clip of Cruz making the claim on the Senate floor: Cruz said the amendment applies to SNL because NBC is a corporation, and the late-night show has had influence over elections. He called the proposal -- which would give Congress and states more power to...
  • Ferguson Kids Have a Message About Racism for White People

    09/11/2014 9:37:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Black Entertainment Televison News ^ | September 10, 2014 | Natelege Whaley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Six kids from the block where Michael Brown was killed tell the truth about race with some humor in video.Six kids from Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown was shot and killed, have something to say about the state of racism in a humorous video called "Hey White People: A Kinda Awkward Note to America by #Ferguson Kids" created by the T-shirt company FCKH8.com. "Sometimes white people are like, 'But is racism still a thing?' Spoiler alert: Duh. Just because Beyoncé is on your playlist and you voted for Obama, doesn't mean that our generation has seen the end of racist...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Obama’s New Foreign Policy Advisers All MSNBC Regulars

    09/10/2014 12:06:17 PM PDT · by dead · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Brendan Bordelon
    MSNBC’S Andrea Mitchell claimed President Barack Obama’s new cabal of foreign policy advisers “looks like a review of our guest list” on the liberal cable news network, with the AP’s Julie Pace explaining that the White House is trying to bring the commentators “into the fold.” Mitchell spoke Tuesday with Pace about Obama’s Monday night dinner with the DC foreign policy intelligentsia, presumably designed to help craft a strategy to contain an aggressive Russia and defeat ISIS in the Middle East. But as the MSNBC host ticked off the guests — including former Clinton aide Sandy Berger, longtime Democratic adviser...
  • Letter: Holder Aide Accidentally Calls Issa Staff for Help Spinning IRS Scandal

    09/09/2014 2:36:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 182 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    A senior communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder seemingly called House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa's staff by accident and asked for their help spinning new revelations about the IRS scandal, Issa said in a September 8 letter to Holder. The aide, Brian Fallon, is a former senior aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a well-known personality on Capitol Hill. The letter describes Fallon as “audibly shaken” when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine. Issa believes...
  • National Geographic’s Warming Warning – 10 Years Later

    09/01/2014 1:17:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | August 31, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Geoff Sherrington writes: National Geographic Magazine had a Global Warming issue in September 2004. New instruments have given new data. By planning now, NatGeo can make a revised issue 10 years later, in September 2014. The 2014 edition should aim to correct what is now known to be wrong or questionable in the 2004 edition. We can help. Here are some quotes that need attention. The first three have some commentary, as is suggested for the remainder.1. “The famed snows of Kilimanjaro have melted more than 80% since 1912.” P.14 This might have been correct at the time of...
  • No other team wants to pick up openly gay NFL draft pick Michael Sam after ....

    08/31/2014 7:00:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 98 replies
    mail online ^ | Josh Gardner AP
    FULL TITLE: No other team wants to pick up openly gay NFL draft pick Michael Sam after he's cut from the St. Louis Rams Michael Sam was not picked up by any other team Sunday after the NFL's first openly gay draft pick was cut by the St. Louis Rams. Sam's dreams of becoming the first gay NFL player have now been placed on hold. Sam is now free to sign with any NFL practice team. Scroll down for video
  • Clarence (Oddbody) Page commentary: Freedom of the press is in danger in this country, too

    08/29/2014 10:28:31 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 8-29-2014 | Clarence Page
    Since Brown’s death, local or state police have arrested or detained at least 11 reporters or photographers, according to a running tab on the Poynter Institute’s website. Even Amnesty International sent human-rights observers to the city to support free speech and press — the first time it’s done so in this country. Among the first and most widely reported incidents was when Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly were arrested and briefly put in a holding cell after police ordered them to leave a McDonalds. Lowery was “illegally instructed to stop taking video of officers”...
  • Steinberg: Dumb arguments against same-sex marriage don’t hide bigotry (A POT-AND-KETTLE CLASSIC)

    08/29/2014 10:26:38 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 29, 2014 | Junior Marxist Neil Steinberg nsteinberg@sun-times.com
    You know what I admire about bigots? I’m referring to the real wackos, the warped, scary, neo-Nazi, open Klansman, proudly sign-their-name haters. You know what’s kinda great about them? At least they’re candid.
  • Poll suggests Romney on top in Iowa if he runs again

    08/27/2014 1:23:12 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/27/14 | Paul Steinhauser
    He keeps saying no to third run for the White House, but another new poll – this time in Iowa – indicates Mitt Romney would be the front runner for the Republican presidential nomination if he changes his mind. A USA Today/Suffolk University survey of Iowa voters released Wednesday should add to the feeding frenzy over a possible 2016 presidential bid by the 2012 GOP nominee. While the former Massachusetts governor's repeatedly said he's not running again, the attention such speculation captures is a sign of the wide open nature right now of the upcoming Republican nomination race.
  • Faisal Islam replaces Adam Boulton as Sky News political editor

    08/26/2014 11:38:34 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 20 March 2014 | Jason Deans
    Faisal Islam, Channel 4 News economics editor, is to replace Adam Boulton as Sky News political editor.
  • Mary Poppins was the original feminist

    08/26/2014 8:49:38 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 17 replies
    Time ^ | Aug 26 2014 | Sarah Begley
    Fifty years after Julie Andrews starred as that practically perfect nanny, the character is still a role model for young women. Like all Disney movies, Mary Poppins is full of whimsy and adventure, good guys and, if not bad guys, at least shades-of-grey guys. And as we celebrate the film today, on its fiftieth anniversary, let’s not forget its feminist perspective.
  • Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

    08/25/2014 2:30:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 25, 2014 12:59 AM EDT | Rick Callahan
    When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to an emergency room immediately. But instead of making the short drive to a hospital near her home in Munster, Indiana, she drove alone for more than 40 minutes to one in neighboring Illinois. Quasney said she was “terrified” her local hospital might not allow her and her partner of more than 13 years, whom she wed last year in another state, to be together if she suffered a health emergency. Quasney and her partner, Amy Sandler,...
  • Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future

    08/23/2014 9:34:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 23, 2014 10:33 AM EDT | Matt Hamilton
    Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open. Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. Others tout their upscale amenities like plush towels and marble baths. A bathhouse in Ohio has even added hotel rooms and a nightclub. […] In the heyday of bathhouses in the late 1970s, there were nearly 200 gay bathhouses in cities across the U.S., but by 1990, the total had dropped to approximately 90, according to Damron, the publisher of an annual gay travel guide. In the last decade, bathhouses,...
  • Hey GOP: Don't rig the vote, rock it

    08/21/2014 10:51:45 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 8-21-2014 | Eric Liu
    This month, a federal judge allowed North Carolina to put into effect new laws that would make it more difficult to vote. Most of the American public didn't notice. The Republicans pushing to restrict voting rights nationwide are betting on such inattention. Emboldened by a recent Supreme Court case limiting the reach of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, GOP legislators have moved swiftly in numerous states to cut early voting and same-day registration, and to require ID cards at the ballot box. Democrats claim these measures will discourage young and nonwhite voters from voting, who tend to vote more often...
  • 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...
  • It’s time to end anonymous comments sections

    08/19/2014 7:44:13 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 103 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 19, 2014 | Kevin Wallsten and Melinda Tarsi
    Anonymous comments, even positive ones, damage trust in the news media. Despite their ubiquity on news sites around the Internet, a movement against anonymous comments sections has slowly gathered steam over the past few years. The first call to action came in 2010 when the American Journalism Review said, “It is time for news sites to stop allowing anonymous online comments.” Since that bold declaration, a wide variety of media outlets, including ESPN, the Huffington Post, Popular Science, Sporting News and USA Today have either banned anonymous posts on their sites or eliminated comments sections altogether. In August 2013, the...
  • No Arrest for Gov. Perry but Mug Shot to Be Taken

    08/18/2014 4:00:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2014 | By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT, AP
    A Texas judge opted Monday not to issue an arrest warrant against Gov. Rick Perry, but the Republican still faces the unflattering prospect of being booked, fingerprinted and having his mug shot taken — and has assembled a team of high-powered attorneys to fight the two felony counts of abuse of power against him. "This is nothing more than banana republic politics," Tony Buzbee a Houston-based defense attorney who will head a cadre of four lawyers from Texas and Washington defending Perry, said at a news conference. A grand jury in Austin, a liberal bastion in otherwise largely conservative Texas,...
  • Obama:Extremist Ideology That's Taken Over GOP Balkanization of Media Has Blocked My Agenda

    08/10/2014 5:37:00 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 51 replies
    Breitbar - Big Government ^ | 8-10-2014 | Matthew Boyle
    (snip) “What you’ve seen with our politics, partly because of gerrymandering, partly because of the Balkanization of media so people just watch what reinforces their deepest biases, partly because of big money in politics, is increasingly politicians are rewarded for taking the most extreme, maximalist positions,” Obama told the liberal Times columnist. “Sooner or later, that catches up with you. You end up not being able to move forward on things we need to move forward on. We need to reform our immigration system. That would be good not just for our domestic economy but for our position in the...
  • Attkinson: Journalism Has 'Gone Backwards' Since Days Of Woodward, Bernstein

    08/10/2014 2:14:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 10,2014
    On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” fill-in moderator Martha Raddatz asked how journalism has evolved since the time of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s role in the Watergate scandal that resulted in the downfall of then-President Richard Nixon. Sharyl Attkisson, formerly an investigative reporter with CBS News, where she resigned after becoming disenfranchised with the editorial direction of CBS, suggested that had the Watergate scandal happened today, Nixon might have skated if he employed the tactics President Barack Obama’s is using in handling his controversies. “I think we have gone backwards since that time where we...
  • (Politico) Watergate? What's that?

    08/10/2014 1:31:34 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 43 replies
    politico ^ | 8/9/14 2:00 PM EDT Updated: 8/9/14 10:48 PM EDT Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08 | By NICHOLAS P. FANDOS
    At the time, it must have all seemed unforgettable: the endless revelations of wrongdoing, the painful congressional investigation and, finally, the soft black-and-white image of Richard Nixon resigning the presidency.But ask today’s students about the events of Watergate 40 years ago and odds are that many have never heard of the scandal, or, at best, are vaguely aware that something happened once that lives on in a suffix attached to the occasional controversy. major reason is that in U.S. classrooms and textbooks, the discussion of Watergate is going the way of the Teapot Dome Scandal and the Petticoat Affair: increasingly...
  • New Report Won’t ‘Stand Down’ Benghazi Conspiracy Theories

    08/06/2014 12:47:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 4 | Jonathan Capehart
    On July 31, when all eyes were focused on the Ted Cruz-stoked chaos unfolding in the House chamber over the border bill, the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee did something rather remarkable. It voted to declassify its Benghazi report. After two years of investigation, it found no evidence to buttress any of the conspiracy theories surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans. We didn’t get this news from committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.). Nope. There was a story in the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday. A press release...
  • Malian Obama Spent Her Weekend at Lollapalooza with Secret Service!

    08/05/2014 5:15:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    We're gonna go out on a limb here and say this is DEFINITELY one of the strangest assignments the Secret Service has ever gotten! While President Barack Obama was busy hanging out with Katy Perry at the White House this weekend, his oldest daughter Malia was seeing musicians like OutKast, Skrillex, Lorde, and SO many more! That's because the 16-year-old was in Chicago with thousands of other youths at this year's installment...
  • Do Nothing House Passed More Than 350 Bills That Sit on Harry Reid’s Desk

    08/03/2014 6:51:41 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8-1-2014 | Mike Opelka
    Blackburn told TheBlaze that 356 bills made it through the House and are languishing in the Senate. Additionally, according to the congresswoman, 98 percent of those bills were passed with bipartisan support. She also pointed out that 200 of the bills were passed in the House with unanimous support from the entire chamber and more than 100 were passed with 75% support of House Democrats. To make her point that the House is working, but the Senate is where the obstruction exists, Blackburn printed all of the bills that the House has passed and stacked them on a desk with...
  • Romney Loyalists Hyping Comeback: 'Republicans Are Dying to Be Associated with Him'

    08/03/2014 6:36:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 346 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 3, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Mitt Romney loyalists are trying to gin up the narrative that Republicans just can't get enough of Romney.“Democrats don’t want to be associated with Barack Obama right now, but Republicans are dying to be associated with Mitt Romney,” Spencer Zwick, "a longtime Romney confidant who chaired his national finance council," claimed to the Washington Post. The Chamber of Commerce, which has vowed to wage war on the Tea Party and push through amnesty legislation, glowingly praised Romney, alleging he would be in a "commanding position" if he entered the 2016 race. Romney is reportedly set to make trips to West...
  • Why Democrats Love Giving Ted Cruz Credit for Republican Failures

    08/01/2014 7:15:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Slate ^ | 08/01/2014 | David Weigel
    As soon as the House GOP leadership fumbled its border bill, Democrats started blaming Ted Cruz. "Blaming" might be too strong a word -- Democrats were practically vibrating with delight at another chance to portray John Boehner as a simpering loser who keeps getting dunked on by a freshman senator from Texas. .@SenTedCruz Just thought I'd go right to the source, will the House be voting tonight? — U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) July 31, 2014 Democrats do this because Cruz is famous, and -- they believe -- primarily associated with the 2013 government shutdown. The press doesn't do much...
  • ‘True Blood’ Goes Political Again, Shoots Up Ted Cruz Republican Event (Video)

    07/21/2014 10:59:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jethro Nededog
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) HBO supernatural drama takes aim at conservatives in bloody takedown. HBO's “True Blood” took another stab at conservatives on Sunday's episode when it left a bloody mess of an event held in Ted Cruz's honor. It was exactly what the doctor ordered for an ailing Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), who has been infected with the dangerous virus that's killing vampires. He was all ready to meet the true death until his progeny Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) informed him that Sarah Newlin, part of the group manufacturing the virus, was still alive and on the run. That was enough for...
  • Global warming 'pause' was a natural fluctuation, scientists say

    07/22/2014 9:37:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    UPI ^ | 07/22/2014 | Brooks Hays
    Climate change skeptics have suggested a recent slowdown in the warming of the Earth is evidence that global warming is a farce and that climate models can't be trusted, but new research suggests the slowdown, or "pause," was not a significant disruption of larger trends. The planet has been slowly warming over the last century or more. But in the last 15 years, that rate of warming has slowed. Temperatures are still high by historical standards; but between 1998 and 2013 they were slightly below what climate models had predicted. A small number of scientists and policy makers have pointed...
  • How Many Americans Are Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual? (Answer: Not that many)

    07/22/2014 12:42:47 PM PDT · by jalisco555 · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 21, 2014 | JAN HOFFMAN
    As it has for decades, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week released its annual National Health Interview Survey on the health of Americans. But this year, there was a difference: For the first time, the respondents were asked about their sexual orientation. Of 34,557 adults ages 18 and older, the survey reported, 1.6 percent said they were gay or lesbian. Some critics say the numbers are low, but they fall in the range of other surveys. In the new survey, however, only 0.7 percent of respondents described themselves as bisexual; other studies have reported higher numbers.
  • Wendy Davis Losing In Texas Is A Win, Or Something

    07/08/2014 6:35:42 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/7/14 | Matt Vespa
    Today on Slate’s feminist XX blog, there was a headline that read: Even if She Loses in Texas, Wendy Davis Is a Win for America. Seriously? So, a Texas State Senator, who filibustered a bill that would ban abortions twenty-weeks into a pregnancy last summer, is a “win for America?” Jessica Grose, who wrote the article, added: Now, for all the support Davis’ campaign has received from fellow Democrats in Washington and elsewhere—former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm called her “Joan of Arc, standing up there for women all across the country”—she’s still running for governor of a deeply red state....
  • AP: ISIS Has Seized Thousands of Rockets with Chemical Warheads

    07/08/2014 8:29:35 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 96 replies
    The PJ Tatler via AP ^ | 7-8-2014 | Bryon Preston
    It’s a confirmation of reports in June that ISIS had taken control of a site where some of Saddam’s WMD arsenal remained. Iraq has informed the United Nations that the Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad where 2,500 chemical rockets filled with the deadly nerve agent sarin or their remnants were stored along with other chemical warfare agents. Iraq’s U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim said in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon circulated Tuesday that “terrorist” groups entered the Muthanna site June 11 and seized weapons and equipment...
  • Salon's Joan Walsh Defends Hillary's Rapist Defense: 'I'm Sure She Would Take That Laughter Back'

    07/08/2014 9:07:35 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 10 replies
    Perhaps because there was no longer any plausible deniability about the existence of the story, MSNBC's Chris Matthews tonight devoted a segment to the controversy, bringing on Bernard Center founder Michelle Bernard and Salon's Joan Walsh to discuss the matter. While all three agreed that the controversy would in no way sink Mrs. Clinton's 2016 prospects, Walsh was particularly vociferous in her defense of Clinton, while Matthews and Bernard were critical of the former first lady. At one point, a testy Walsh charged Bernard with twisting the facts of the story.
  • This July 4, governing in the spirit of revenge

    07/04/2014 7:43:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 4, 2014 | by Eugene Robinson
    As we celebrate the Fourth of July, who can argue that our democracy is working the way the Founders intended? And who can deny that most of the blame for dysfunction must fall to the Republican Party? George Washington distrusted all political parties. He warned in his farewell address that, as they alternated power, parties would act in “the spirit of revenge” — rather than, presumably, in the best interests of the nation. The “disorders and miseries” that resulted, Washington feared, would inevitably threaten democracy. Whatever the motivation, Republicans have paralyzed our government in a way that would have shocked...
  • It's Obama's presidency, but Bush's world (Mega Hurl Alert!)

    07/03/2014 11:07:46 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Matt Bai
    Believe it or not, it was 10 years ago this month that Barack Obama, then a candidate for the U.S. Senate, introduced himself to America with a speech that shook the Fleet Center in Boston. The main theme of that Democratic convention was the litany of George W. Bush's failures — an unpopular and unending war in Iraq, a faltering image abroad, a stagnating middle class. Obama gave eloquent voice to those frustrations, arguing that all of them could be addressed if only we reunited the electorate. Probably Obama himself would not have guessed then that he would ascend to...
  • Satanism 101: The Faith Behind the Headlines

    07/01/2014 10:16:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Wednesday, Jul. 02, 2014 | Cathy Lynn Grossman
    From efforts to install a monument at the Oklahoma Capitol to a controversial “Black Mass” at Harvard University, Satanists are all over the news. But are they, along with Wiccans and pagans, all together in one non-Abrahamic lump? Not at all, say experts on paganism and the major Satanist groups’ websites. “Paganism is an umbrella term for a wide variety of traditions outside the Abrahamic faiths. Wicca is the largest but there are countless others, from Druid to Heathen to people who are creating their own faiths even as we speak,” said Laura Wildman-Hanlon, a Wiccan priestess and editor of...
  • 'I was a virgin to humiliation of that level': Monica Lewinsky speaks out ...

    07/01/2014 5:07:59 PM PDT · by maggief · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2014 | LYDIA WARREN and ALEX GREIG
    Monica Lewinsky has spoken out about becoming 'the most humiliated woman in the world' when salacious details of her affair with then-President Bill Clinton emerged. As part of her return to the spotlight, Lewinsky shared details in a new National Geographic documentary, 'The 90s: The Last Great Decade?', which will air starting next Sunday. On Tuesday, the Today show gave a first glimpse at the three-part special, in which Lewinsky, now 40, opens up about the day a 445-page report by special prosecutor Kenneth Starr was published. 'That was one of the worst days of my life,' she said. 'I...
  • The Hobby Lobby decision isn’t narrow

    06/30/2014 10:08:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 30, 2014 | Irin Carmon
    The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby is being called narrow by some analysts, but that’s true only in that Hobby Lobby got everything it wanted and nothing more. In her blistering dissent Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg correctly called it “a decision of startling breadth.” The question before the Court was twofold: Do corporations enjoy the same protections for religious liberty as individuals do? And if so, does providing contraceptive coverage in an employee health plan – as required under the Affordable Care Act – violate that liberty? Justice Samuel Alito, writing for all of the Republican-appointed...