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  • Rand Paul: The Most Interesting Conspiracy Theorist in Washington

    10/20/2014 4:01:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | October 20, 2014 | David Corn
    Bilderbergers, the Iraq invasion, Alex Jones—the GOP senator has routinely flirted with America's paranoid fringe.This past summer, Rand Paul, the libertarian senator from Kentucky and a potential 2016 presidential wannabe, was the GOP's It Girl. The New York Times Magazine splashed his mug on the cover and asked, "Has the 'Libertarian Moment' Finally Arrived?" It noted that Paul possessed a "supple mind" and was a "preternaturally confident speaker." Washington Post political prognosticator Chris Cillizza pronounced Paul the "most interesting voice in the GOP right now," and Politico gave him the No. 1 spot on its list of the 50 "most...
  • David Corn: The problem is African-Americans don’t realize they’re being “intimidated” by the GOP

    10/23/2014 12:45:31 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 35 replies
    Liberal umbrage-monger David Corn– of the Mitt Romney 47% and the Rand Paul hates Dick Cheney video fame– says the difficulty with making African-Americans angry enough to vote against Republican “intimidation” tactics is that they don’t realize they’re being intimidated… Chris Matthews: What about the attempt to intimidate them out of voting? Corn: Well, that’s true. It’s happening…and when you do that– when people wanna vote or they’re thinking about voting in an election– they do get ticked off and it motivates them. But…they are so disaffected or so distant from this election that they may not even know that...
  • In Rush to Condemn Burger King, 'Hardball' Host Makes Whopper of a Factual Error

    08/28/2014 6:39:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    newsbusters ^ | august 27, 2014 | ken shepherd
    In his rush to flame-broil Burger King as an unpatriotic fast-food joint looking to skip out on paying its taxes to Uncle Sam, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews sought to enlist the famously pro-free market, pro-capitalism Wall Street Journal. The only problem is his claim is 100 percent Grade A baloney. "The Wall Street Journal lead editorial today came out against it.... The lead editorial today, surprisingly, attacked this tax scheme," Matthews insisted to guest David Corn of the leftist Mother Jones magazine. In point of fact, the Journal editorial board slammed not corporate "inversion" schemes but the current U.S. tax code, which...
  • Master Cut: Rand Paul Suggests Jimmy Carter Better Than Ronald REAGAN On Budget

    04/23/2014 1:06:25 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 92 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 2014/04/23 | Breitbart Staff
    David Corn of Mother Jones has assembled a number of clips from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) over the years criticizing former President Ronald Reagan for the budgets he signed into law. In some cases, Paul declared Reagan worse on budgetary issue than his predecessor, former President Jimmy Carter.
  • Chris Matthews and Joy Reid Think Benghazi and Fast & Furious are HILARIOUS

    01/10/2014 8:07:04 PM PST · by absentee · 32 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/10/14 | Caleb Howe
    Today on Hardball, host Chris Matthews had a discussion - and you may want to sit down for this because it's a real shocker - had a discussion about the so-called "Bridgegate" "scandal" in New Jersey, with guests David Corn and Joy Reid. MATTHEWS: Okay. There was an editorial for action right there. It's like a little set of buttons. I said it's almost like in Manchurian Candidate, just show the queen of diamonds. Just show it, just show the words. Just say Benghazi and the right wing starts twittering and quittering and they go excited. And just say Fast...
  • Chris Matthews Devotes Entire Christmas Eve Show to Mercilessly Attacking 11 Conservatives

    12/25/2013 8:22:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 24, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Most Americans view Christmas as a time to consider such lofty things as peace on earth and good will toward men. Not MSNBC’s Chris Matthews who actually devoted his entire Christmas Eve Hardball show to mercilessly attacking eleven conservatives with assistance from a panel of some of the most conservative-hating liberals in the nation (video follows with transcript and commentary): Chris Matthews Devotes Entire Christmas Eve Show to Mercilessly Attacking Conservatives CHRIS MATTHEWS: Hello, I'm Chris Matthews in Washington. You know, politicians on the right have done some disturbing and destructive things this year. They derailed every major legislative item...
  • Matthews on Obama Interview: ‘He Came Amongst Us’ [Barf-bags at the ready, please]

    12/05/2013 6:04:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews said President Obama “came amongst us” in an awestruck voice during a post-interview analysis on Hardball Thursday.Panelist David Corn said Obama appeared to remain frustrated with the media culture in Washington, but Matthews countered with Obama’s appearance on his program.“David Corn, you skeptic,” Matthews said. “He came to us today. He came amongst us.”Full exchange: DAVID CORN: I saw a president who remains frustrated with the political media culture that he has to work within, and that he’s really looking to rally people, students here–CHRIS MATTHEWS: Well, if that’s the case –CORN: – and supporters, and people within the...
  • Soviet Agent Award for Mother Jones Reporter (David Corn)

    04/13/2013 11:42:06 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 4-12-2013 | Cliff Kincaid
    Soviet Agent Award for Mother Jones Reporter Cliff Kincaid — April 12, 2013 David Corn, the liberal writer and MSNBC analyst who based a story about Republican Senator Mitch McConnell on a secret and possibly illegal tape recording, is scheduled to accept an award named for Soviet agent of influence I.F. Stone. The identification of Stone as a Soviet agent is not in serious dispute, except among his most loyal and sycophantic followers.Equally scandalous, Corn is being presented the award by Jeff Cohen, who has started a petition through his radical organization, RootsAction, to give accused traitor Bradley Manning the...
  • $1.1 Million of Soros Money Tied To Magazine That Released McConnell Tape

    04/11/2013 4:11:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 11, 2013 | Mike Ciandella
    George Soros isn't behind everything the left does, but it sure seems like he helps fund it all. The lefty magazine Mother Jones released a tape , reportedly obtained from a Democratic Super PAC in Kentucky, in an effort to hurt Mitch McConnell's bid for reelection in the U.S. Senate. But, Mother Jones has funding baggage of its own.Mother Jones is the news outlet of The Foundation for National Progress, the left-wing "umbrella organization that exists to publish and support Mother Jones." It also founded the Media Consortium. The FNP received $485,000 in Soros funding in 2008. The Media Consortium,...
  • Progress Kentucky official resigns (Senator McConnell situation)

    04/11/2013 9:30:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 11, 2013 | Kevin Robillard
    Pressure is growing Thursday afternoon on a liberal super PAC in Kentucky accused of surreptitiously recording a strategy session held by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Jacob Conway, the Jefferson County Democratic Party’s executive committee member who originally accused Progress Kentucky of making the recording, told NBC News he was on his way to talk to the FBI about the allegations. And the group’s treasurer confirmed he had quit his position after the audio was published. “At this time based on advice of both friends and counsel, I will be not be making a public statement available until everything has...
  • Source: (Racist) Progress Kentucky Behind Mitch McConnell Campaign Recording

    04/11/2013 10:24:27 AM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies
    WFPL News ^ | Thursday, April 11, 2013 | Phillip M. Bailey, Kenny Colston and Gabe Bullard
    A secret recording of a campaign strategy session between U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and his advisors was taped by leaders of the Progress Kentucky super PAC, says a longtime local Democratic operative. Mother Jones Magazine released the tape this week. The meeting itself took place on Feb. 2. Jacob Conway, who is on the executive committee of the Jefferson County Democratic Party, says that day, Shawn Reilly and Curtis Morrison, who founded and volunteered for Progress Kentucky, respectively, bragged to him about how they recorded the meeting. Conway says neither the local nor the state Democratic party had any part...
  • Secret McConnell campaign recording allegedly made by a..Democratic National Convention delegate

    04/12/2013 3:12:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 4-12-2013 | David Martosko
    April 12, 2013 Secret McConnell campaign recording was allegedly made by co-founders of a liberal advocacy group, including a Democratic National Convention delegate * Potential suspect was longtime Democratic insider, despite party's claim it was blindsided by investigation* Liberal magazine that published recording may have received the product of a federal wiretapping felonyDavid Martosko The activists who allegedly recorded a private conversation among members of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election team are tied to a liberal political action committee whose co-founder was a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. ... The Daily Caller reported that Reilly was a...
  • Report: Liberal group Progress Kentucky behind McConnell taping Update: Corn “Can’t say much now.”

    04/11/2013 3:41:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 11, 2013 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Which is, well, kinda what Sen. Mitch McConnell said yesterday. These are the same guys who sent out racist tweets about McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, and her Chinese heritage. Local news in Kentucky is reporting, via a Democratic official, that Progress Kentucky is behind the secret tapes published by Mother Jones this week, which revealed McConnell operatives in the act of…running a campaign. The story immediately went viral in political circles, not so much for the videos’ content as for McConnell’s pushback. The Republican senator quickly went on offense, decrying the left’s “Nixonian-style” tactics, and turning the non-story of the...
  • Left Paints Mitch McConnell as the World's Worst Villain

    04/11/2013 3:04:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 11, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Get this. Let me find it. This is Foreign Policy magazine! Folks, this is highbrow. This Foreign Policy magazine is not quite Foreign Affairs or the Trilateral Commission, but it's not the Walla Walla Sunday Times. I mean, Foreign Policy magazine, they fashion themselves as a serious bunch of people there, think tankers and that. The editor of Foreign Policy, David Rothkopf, says that Mitch McConnell is a bigger threat to the United States than Kim Jong-un. I'm telling you, I can't keep up! I can't connect the dots. Everything is so upside down. Nothing makes common...
  • On Matthews' Hard Ball, David Corn says Rush Limbaugh is "inviting John Wilkes Booth..."

    01/11/2013 2:46:16 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 58 replies
    watching MSNBC's Hardball | January 11, 2013 | Seizethecarp
    Chris Matthews opened Hardball with video from the past two days of Jim Yeager, Alex Jones and Rush Limbaugh defending the second amendment. David Corn says Rush is "inviting John Wilkes Booth..." Matthews says Rush should know better. Matthews also introduced the segment (usually rebroadcast at 7:00 PM EST) by saying he was "going to nut country" and said that was a quote from JFK just before he went to Dallas for the last time. Right before Hardball, Martin Bashir said that the report that the armed officer assigned to the school that were the latest shooting occurred wasn't there...
  • Legal Insurrection: David Corn Claim that He Was Upfront About Romney Tape Gap Is Nonsense

    09/19/2012 4:20:11 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 19, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Once again, Professor William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection is doing the work the mainstream media should do but won't do. This morning your humble correspondent posted how Jacobson got David Corn to finally admit that there was a gap in the Romney tape after initially claiming that it was complete. However, now that Corn was forced to make that admission only after being pressed by Jacobson, he is now absurdly claiming that he was upfront about that tape gap from the start. Here is Corn's latest laughable claim: Romney had pivoted from expressing his sentiments about the “47 percent” to...
  • Did Ghost of Rosemary Woods 'Accidentally' Erase Part of Romney Tape?

    09/19/2012 4:25:41 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 19, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    David Corn of Mother Jones magazine has claimed that the audio and video recording of Mitt Romney taken surreptitiously at a fundraiser was complete...until it was revealed that it had a critical gap of up to two minutes.  At first Corn refused to admit to any gap until undeniable proof was presented to him by William A. Jacobson of Legal Insurrection: There is a gap in the recording immediately after Romney’s now famous discussion of the 47% of voters who don’t pay taxes. The cut in the audio and video comes while Romney is in mid-sentence, so we actually do...
  • Romney's "Secret Video" and the Dem Politics of "Squirrel!"

    09/19/2012 3:50:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2012 | MIchelle Malkin
    Democrats need to change their party mascot from the donkey to the squirrel. They divert the media's and the electorate's short attention spans with fleeting, fuzzy objects -- like the main canine character in the animated Pixar movie "Up," who was easily distracted from his main thoughts and serious duties by every last little moving trifle. Embassy attacks? Quick, find a squirrel! Warnings ignored? Squirrel! American troops killed by long-plotting jihadis exploiting security weaknesses? Squirrel! First Amendment sabotage by White House officials in the name of political correctness? Squirrel! Chronic joblessness, high gas prices, exploding dependency? Squirrel! Squirrel! Squirrel! As...
  • Critical audio gap in Romney tape released by Mother Jones (Corn responds, 1-2 mins missing)

    09/18/2012 7:34:52 PM PDT · by Kolath · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/18/2012 | William A. Jacobson
    David Corn of Mother Jones released the “complete” audio and video of the secretly recorded Mitt Romney speech at a private fundraiser. Yet the complete audio and video is not complete. There is a gap in the recording immediately after Romney’s now famous discussion of the 47% of voters who don’t pay taxes. The cut in the audio and video comes while Romney is in mid-sentence, so we actually do not have the full audio of what Romney said on the subject.
  • Critical audio gap in “complete” Romney tape released by Mother Jones

    09/18/2012 10:44:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 18, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson, esquire
    Turns out tape cuts out part of controversial Romney answer. David Corn of Mother Jones released the “complete” audio and video of the secretly recorded Mitt Romney speech at a private fundraiser. Yet the complete audio and video is not complete. There is a gap in the recording immediately after Romney’s now famous discussion of the 47% of voters who don’t pay taxes. The cut in the audio and video comes while Romney is in mid-sentence, so we actually do not have the full audio of what Romney said on the subject. The next audio/video (Part 2) picks up with...
  • Please Excuse My President (Deluded Libs Spin Zero's Failures)

    06/04/2012 3:07:43 PM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    Commentary ^ | June 2012 | Peter Wehner
    Few things are more difficult in politics than confronting failure and learning from it. It is especially difficult when a leader you have championed, and in whom you have placed your highest hopes, turns out to be less than he seemed. Such is the dilemma facing liberals in the age of Obama. Barack Obama entered the presidency with his sights and standards very high, and many liberals believed he could be the transformative figure they had been awaiting for generations. But by now it is clear that, by any reasonable measure (including those set out by Obama himself at the...
  • Obama Falsely Accuses Fox News Of Calling Him A Muslim

    03/20/2012 4:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | March 20, 2012 | Dana Loesch
    According to lefty journalist David Corn's new book Showdown, President Obama takes the Media Matters route and blames his woes on Fox News. In “Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party” — which hits bookstores on Tuesday — the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones chronicles the White House from the 2010 midterm elections to the start of the 2012 campaign. The book focuses on key moments of Obama’s presidency, such as Osama bin Laden’s assassination, the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the Arab Spring, the debt ceiling crisis, and...
  • David Corn Throws A Tizzy Fit

    03/20/2012 2:28:19 PM PDT · by Rytas · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Media Bistro ^ | 3/20/2012 | Betsy Rothstein
    MSNBC Contributor and Mother Jones’ Washington Bureau Chief David Corn apparently got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. He was spotted in the Barnes & Noble at Union Station throwing a fit because his new book — his fifth — fitting called Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party out today didn’t have its own display. He was overheard yelling at the manager that “every paper in America” was going to be talking about his book today and yet nobody could find it there.
  • Obama blamed troubles on Fox News, book says

    03/19/2012 10:56:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1+ views
    politico ^ | 3/19/12 | MACKENZIE WEINGER |
    President Barack Obama blamed Fox News for his political woes in a private meeting with labor leaders in 2010, saying he was “losing white males” who tune into the cable outlet and “hear Obama is a Muslim 24/7,” according to journalist David Corn’s new book, “Showdown.” In “Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party” — which hits bookstores on Tuesday — the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones chronicles the White House from the 2010 midterm elections to the start of the 2012 campaign. The book focuses on key moments of...
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman : Setting the Record Straight (about my dad's first marriage)

    05/14/2011 9:33:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Creators.com ^ | 05/14/2011 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    My father, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, has been in politics as long as I can remember. And as long as I can remember, media coverage about him has contained misstatements of facts. The vast majority are simple mistakes that are easily corrected, understood and rewoven into an ongoing storyline. But one of them seems to have taken on a life of its own, and simple corrections have not sufficed to set the record straight. Why does this happen? I can't be sure, but I suspect that the narrative created by these untruths proves to be so much...
  • The Birther Plan To Block Obama's Reelection

    02/01/2011 11:35:48 AM PST · by jdoug666 · 161 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 1/31/2011 | David Corn
    The birthers have a plan to end Barack Obama's presidency—and in Arizona, they're making progress.
  • David Corn: Tucson Tragedy Was Made For Sarah Palin (video)

    01/18/2011 2:43:40 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 12 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 18, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    "This tragedy was ready-made for her to take a step, even just inches, beyond her base," David Corn said on MSNBC's "Hardball."
  • Bush Derangement Syndrome vs. the Obama Hate Machine

    01/03/2011 3:26:56 AM PST · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 03, 2011 | Trevor Thomas
    In a recent column, David Corn bemoans what his friend Jonathan Alter refers to as the "Obama Hate Machine (OHM)." Corn concludes, "That's an appropriate name for the right-wing attack network that will throw any charge it can concoct -- regardless of the facts -- at the president." This from the man who, in 2004, penned The Lies of George W. Bush, where, in the introduction, he declares, "George W. Bush is a liar. He has lied large and small, directly and by omission. He has mugged the truth-not merely in honest error, but deliberately, consistently, and repeatedly." According to...
  • Obama and GOPers Worked Together to Kill Bush Torture Probe

    12/01/2010 8:03:33 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 70 replies · 2+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | December 1 2010 | David Corn
    <p>NewsletterShare Close this Share Box154 Comments | Post Comment.Wed Dec. 1, 2010 2:47 PM PST In its first months in office, the Obama administration sought to protect Bush administration officials facing criminal investigation overseas for their involvement in establishing policies the that governed interrogations of detained terrorist suspects. A "confidential" April 17, 2009, cable sent from the US embassy in Madrid to the State Department—one of the 251,287 cables obtained by WikiLeaks—details how the Obama administration, working with Republicans, leaned on Spain to derail this potential prosecution.</p>
  • Where Are All the UFO Photos?

    08/20/2010 10:46:52 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 125 replies
    politicsdaily ^ | 8-20 | David Corn
    Okay, where are all the UFO pictures? And the UFO videos? In recent years, the world has exploded with photographic and video equipment. There are about 5 billion cellphones in circulation throughout the world -- many, if not most, equipped with still and/or video cameras. (The number of mobile broadband subscriptions will probably top a billion globally this year.) And there are millions, if not billions, of easy-to-use video cameras in circulation, as well as billions of still-picture cameras. Essentially, billions of people are able to snap or otherwise shoot the least bit interesting thing that happens at a moment's...
  • Palin's Shocking Admission: Not Tough Enough To Be President (But he compares her to Reagan)

    07/23/2010 2:30:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 158 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | July 23, 2010 | David Corn
    Sarah Palin can't expect anyone to take her seriously as a presidential candidate--not after what she said this week. In recent days, the former Alaska governor and Tea Party fave has been on a tear against Journolist, a listserv for nearly 500 journalists, policy wonks, and academics, most of whom are self-identified liberals working for self-identified liberal outfits. The participants on this off-the-record email chain promoted their work, debated politics and policy (occasionally quite sharply), and traded and tested ideas for articles and columns. Last month, The Daily Caller, a conservative website, began running articles based on Journolist archives it...
  • Mother Jones’ David Corn Says BP Oil Spill Great for Democrats

    06/22/2010 7:56:59 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 11 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 22, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    The BP oil spill - millions of gallons of oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico, coastal businesses from Houston to Tampa shuttered, the potential for higher energy costs across the country and untold ecological damage. But according to Mother Jones magazine's David Corn, there is a silver-lining in all of this - that is, if you're a Democrat. MSNBC's June 21 "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" deviated from its usual efforts to blame the previous administration for the oil spill and instead gave thanks that the spill led to Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, apologizing to BP CEO Tony Hayward in...
  • The Right Wing's Memorial Day Attack on Obama

    06/01/2010 3:20:03 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 34 replies · 1,022+ views
    Politics daily ^ | David Corn
    There's a hole in the bottom of the ocean. Unemployment is still near 10 percent. There are two wars underway. And what are conservative pundits fretting about? That this year President Obama won't be laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. The liberal watchdog outfit, Media Matters, has been keeping track of this latest right-wing meme: - Glenn Beck says, "Obama is skipping out on a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington Cemetery because he'll be in Chicago on vacation. I'm sorry, I don't ever, ever question the president's vacation. I...
  • A Tale of Two Americas On Memorial Day 2010

    05/31/2010 6:55:52 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies · 583+ views
    FOX News ^ | 5-31-10 | William Forstchen
    So what the hell do these conservatives want out of Obama? And does it matter if Obama throws some leaves on a tomb? --David Corn ............................... Memorial Day. Those of us old enough to remember might recall a parent or grandparent who referred to it as “Decoration Day.” We might recall as well that “Memorial Day,” was not on the last Monday in May, serving as an endcap for a three day weekend of sales and vacations, but instead was observed on May 30, no matter what day of the week that was. It started shortly after the Civil War...
  • Double Jeopardy at Copenhagen

    12/11/2009 9:08:16 PM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies · 843+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | 11 December 2009 | David Corn
    At the Copenhagen summit, there isn't a negotiating process to reach a climate pact. There are two. In 1992, at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, representatives from more than 150 nations—signed an agreement giving birth to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. [It] began holding sessions called the Conference of the Parties—COPs. What's happening in Copenhagen is the 15th such session, hence the nickname COP15. In 1997, COP3 established the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty that set binding targets for greenhouse gas emissions for 37 industrialized countries (cutting emissions 5 percent below 1990 levels by 2012). At...
  • David Corn: Van Jones and the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory Poison (VJ was hood-winked, of course)

    09/08/2009 3:05:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1,254+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | September 7, 2009 | David Corn
    For years I have refrained from writing about 9/11 conspiracy theory. But Van Jones' resignation as top green jobs adviser in the Obama administration has compelled me to pick up this battering ram once again. In my PoliticsDaily.com column, I've (partly) blamed 9/11 conspiracy theorists for the downfall of Jones. Not that he's not accountable for his own behavior, but the perpetuators of the 9/11 nonsense launched a virus in left circles, and Jones was not savvy enough to keep clear of it. As I huffed: As far as I can tell, the only thing the so-called 9/11 Truth movement...
  • David Corn to Todd Palin: "Please don't hit me"

    05/11/2009 7:52:56 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 72 replies · 2,955+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | Monday, May 11, 2009 | Josh Painter
    Lefty drive-by David Corn was expecting the worst when John Coale informed him at a pre-WHCD soiree Saturday that Todd Palin wanted to meet him. The Washington Post reported that Corn said: "I was worried he was going to punch me in the face."According to Mother Jones, of which Corn is Washington bureau chief: "Please don't hit me," Corn joked as he shook hands with the champion snowmobiler and all around bad-ass-looking guy.But there was no need for Corn's guilt trip. Alaska's First Gentleman demonstrated that he is indeed a gentleman, one who out-classes the liberati scribe who had dissed...
  • Is Obama Awakening His Base?

    03/09/2009 5:33:43 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 53 replies · 1,639+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | 3/9/09 | David Corn
    Weeks ago, I obsessed on a political point: would President Barack Obama mobilize his millions of voters to apply political pressure on Washington to pass his policy initiatives. At that time, the stimulus package was the top item on his agenda, and the White House was not doing much to activate the Obama millions to boost support for the legislation in Congress. As the stimulus fight proceeded, Organizing for America, the spin-off of the Obama presidential campaign, did zap out an email to its list of 13 million and asked those supporters to hold house parties to discuss the recovery...
  • David Corn swings at Palin op-ed, misses

    02/07/2009 3:38:12 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 18 replies · 1,238+ views
    Sarah Palin for President ^ | February 7, 2009 | Josh Painter
    David Corn seems to have had an allergic reaction to Gov. Sarah Palin's op-ed in favor of opening up a small portion of ANWR for drilling. Corn opines: This was his (sic) first stab at being a serious policy person since her unsuccessful vice-presidential bid. And it was swing and a big miss--for multiple reasons.The first "reason" Corn gives is that the governor's opinion piece was published, not by a newspaper from New York or D.C., but the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. To liberal elitists of Corn's ilk, nothing worthwhile can come from flyover country. He must believe that the issue and...
  • This Wasn't Quite the Change We Pictured (Obama making Lefties feel left out)

    12/07/2008 12:01:07 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 1,151+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | December 7, 2008 | David Corn
    The more things change, the more they stay . . . well, you know. And looking at President-elect Barack Obama's top appointments, it's easy to wonder whether convention has triumphed over change -- and centrists over progressives. A quick run-down: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who supported the Iraq war until she initiated her presidential bid, has been handed the Cabinet's big plum: secretary of state. And Bush's second defense secretary, Robert Gates, will become Obama's first defense secretary. The Obama foreign policy adviser regarded as the most liberal in his inner circle, Susan E. Rice, has been picked for the...
  • Was Obama Economic Envoy Part of the Problem?

    11/12/2008 10:23:27 AM PST · by anymouse · 11 replies · 738+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | 11/12/08 | David Corn
    The Obama transition office announced on Wednesday that the president-elect will send two representatives to meet with delegates attending the G-20 economic summit being held this weekend: former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, a Democrat, and former Congressman Jim Leach, a Republican. The pair, according to a press release, will hold "unofficial meetings to seek input from visiting delegations on behalf of the President-elect and Vice President-elect." Afterward, Albright and Leach will brief Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Leach is both a curious and obvious choice. First, the obvious: he's a Republican who led the Republicans for Obama effort during...
  • Petraeus Takes the Hill

    04/11/2008 9:52:31 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 99+ views
    Motherjones ^ | April 8, 2008 | David Corn
    Washington Dispatch: The Iraq general's testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee was predictable: progress is real, we must stay the course. But committee Democrats missed an opportunity to undercut the White House story. By David Corn April 8, 2008 As General David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday and pitched a story of success in Iraq, a news update flashed on the television screen: Sadr threatens to end cease-fire. Meaning that civil war between the Shiite-dominated government of Baghdad and the Shiite movement led by cleric Moqtada al-Sadr could...
  • Huckabee Hides His Full Gospel?

    12/13/2007 9:29:41 AM PST · by Grig · 76 replies · 959+ views
    MotherJones.com ^ | December 10 , 2007 | David Corn and Jonathan Stein
    Now that he has his moment in the political spotlight, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee does not want his days at the pulpit to be scrutinized. As Huckabee has surged to the front of the Republican pack in Iowa, his religious views have drawn media and voter attention. After all, Huckabee, a former Baptist pastor, has been campaigning as a "Christian leader." But he has vacillated on how far to interject faith into politics. At an early debate, he indicated he does not believe in evolution, but at a more recent debate, when he was asked by Wolf Blitzer if...
  • Ashcroft Skates

    12/07/2001 6:53:41 AM PST · by Jean S · 51 replies · 279+ views
    The Nation ^ | 12/7/01 | David Corn
    "Why did this hearing, er, er, er..." I was approaching an aide to a Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which had minutes earlier completed a three-hour session with Attorney General John Ashcroft, and I was trying to ask a question politely. "Suck?" the aide said. I nodded. There was no denying it. This much-ballyhooed face-off between Ashcroft and Senate Democrats was more fizzle than sizzle. The Democrats had called Ashcroft before the committee to discuss the civil liberties implications of various Bush antiterrorism initiatives, most notably military tribunals for suspected terrorists who are not US citizens, the ...
  • What Valerie Plame Really Did at the CIA

    03/09/2007 10:29:39 PM PST · by TheBridge · 33 replies · 1,994+ views
    thenation.com ^ | September 6, 2006 | David Corn
    What Valerie Plame Really Did at the CIA (excerpt)Her specific position at the CIA is revealed for the first time in a new book, Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War, by the author of this article and Newsweek's Michael Isikoff. The book chronicles the inside battles within the CIA, the White House, the State Department and Congress during the run-up to the war. Its account of Wilson's CIA career is mainly based on interviews with confidential CIA sources. The Novak column triggered a scandal and a criminal investigation. At issue was whether...
  • Plamegate: 25 Lingering Questions

    02/07/2007 2:16:26 PM PST · by Fedora · 83 replies · 10,048+ views
    Original FReeper review of Michael Isikoff and David Corn, "Hubris" | 02/07/2007 | Fedora
    Plamegate: 25 Lingering QuestionsBy Fedora (The first four questions and answers below were previously posted as Was Plame Covert? A Review of Isikoff and Corn's Hubris.) I recently finished reviewing Michael Isikoff and David Corn’s Hubris (New York: Crown Publishers, 2006) to see what it adds to the current state of knowledge in the Plamegate investigation. Here I will present my findings in the form of a list of questions and answers focusing on loose ends and other points of interest in the case. I will list the questions first so that individual readers may more easily scroll down to...
  • NY Times Scolds Public for Holiday Shopping (Marxist trust baby alert!)

    11/27/2006 1:21:36 PM PST · by pabianice · 64 replies · 1,917+ views
    Fox News | 11/28/06
    David Corn of "The Nation" was just on Fox, scolding viewers for trying to enjoy the holidays while we are at war in Iraq. Picking-up on the New York Times' latest rant, Corn glared into the camera and grimly reiterated the message from "Putz" Sulzberger and his staff of leftist trust babies: 'How dare you shop and enjoy the holidays while we are involved in a war of which we at the Times personally disapprove?' LOL! And "Don't Tread on Me!"
  • John Aravosis And Crew And Foley Emails

    10/07/2006 7:40:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 80 replies · 1,113+ views
    Strata Sphere Blog ^ | Saturday, October 7th, 2006 at 5:32 pm. | AJStrata
    John Aravosis is yapping up a storm, and letting out details he doesn’t quite comprehend are (a) not common knowledge and (b) implicate him as working to orchestrate Foleygate in the media. It is important to note all the activity in July of 2006 regarding the non-salacious emails between Foley and a Page from Louisianna (aka, the LA Page). I have done numerous posts on these emails (the last one here with back referencing links). Reader TopSecretK9 as reminded me of this Aravosis comment when he admitted in October that he had the Foley Emails in July and mentioned he...
  • Who Said What When (Robt. Novak)

    10/07/2006 11:22:24 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 79 replies · 2,148+ views
    WeeklyStandard ^ | 10-16-06 | Robert Novak
    The publication of Hubris is filled with irony for David Corn, Washington editor of the left-wing Nation magazine. He was present at the creation of the Valerie Plame "scandal," which the enemies of George W. Bush hoped could bring down a president. Nobody was more responsible for bloating this episode. Yet Corn is coauthor of a book that has had the effect of killing the story. Thanks to Corn's intrepid coauthor, Newsweek investigative reporter Michael Isikoff, Hubris definitively revealed then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage as my source that Joseph Wilson's wife, Valerie, worked for the CIA and suggested her...
  • From a List to a GOP Civil War? [More Dirty Tricks]

    10/06/2006 11:08:05 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 100 replies · 4,080+ views
    Davidcorn.com ^ | October 06, 2006 | David Corn
    From a List to a GOP Civil War? Copies of The List (see below) have been sent by gay politicos to a variety of social conservative groups that look to the Republican Party to make their religious right dreams come true. The recipients include the Christian Coalition, Focus on the Family, the Family Research Council, the Alliance for Marriage, Concerned Women of America, the Eagle Forum, and the Southern Baptist Convention. Officials at most of these groups have had something to say about homosexuality and gay rights in the wake of the Mark Foley scandal. What's the point? The senders--gay...