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  • Duck Hunt: CNN Fabricates New Phil Robertson Controversy

    01/02/2014 7:26:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | January 2, 2014 | John Nolte
    Even though CNN's phony controversy hasn't even been able to pick up traction at MSNBC, that hasn't stopped the left-wing cable news network from attempting to manufacture more trouble for Phil Robertson and "Duck Dynasty." But why would we expect anything less from the same network that fabricated evidence to frame a working-class Hispanic man? The CNN report below, covering Robertson's humorous relaying of marriage advice, is taken ultra-seriously by the CNN correspondent, and asks, "What is the tipping point to getting kicked off the air?" (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Does CNN not hear the crowd laughing? It is obvious that Robertson is going...

    10/30/2012 9:12:29 AM PDT · by papertyger · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/30/2012 | mytheos holt
    ​This post contains graphic language. Discretion is advised. – If you thought the Lena Dunham ad comparing voting to sexual intercourse with the president was crass, you might want to skip this story. Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore and Moveon.org have teamed up to make an ad — titled “Greatest Generation” — that actually includes the phrase “cock punch” and features a woman old enough to be many peoples’ great grandmother promising to “burn this motherf**ker down.” The ad is allegedly centered around the issue of voter fraud, but really is focused on the idea that a victory by Mitt Romney...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The Face of Desperation (shades of Jimmy Carter circa October 1980)

    10/22/2012 1:25:28 PM PDT · by drewh · 42 replies
    National Review Magazine ^ | October 22, 2012 12:31 P.M | By Victor Davis Hanson
    Sandra Fluke spoke to ten people in Nevada. Michelle Obama (formerly of never-been-proud-before/downright-mean-country infamy) is accusing Republicans of talking down the country. Joe Biden, in his usual adolescent fashion, is gesticulating and acting up behind the stage while others try to speak, babbling about binders and the mythical war in Iran. Bill Clinton, as is his custom, is talking nonstop and monotonously about how Barack Obama should not be blamed for not achieving the sort of economic success that he feels his own genius achieved. Our president goes from rants about Big Bird to something infantile called Romnesia — in...
  • ABC, CBS and NBC Hype Romney's 'Binders' Over Biden's 'Bullets' by 11 to 1 Margin

    10/22/2012 8:24:27 AM PDT · by yoe · 8 replies
    Media Research CEnter ^ | October 19, 2012 | Geoffrey Dickens
    The Big Three networks (ABC, CBS and NBC) gave the faux furor over Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” statement in Tuesday’s debate a whopping 22 mentions through Friday morning. Yet when Vice President Joe Biden, on Thursday, told an audience member that Republican “young guns” like Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan had “bullets” aimed at him the networks delivered just a scant two total mentions (on NBC and CBS, ABC skipped the gaffe entirely.) On the morning after the debate ABC’s Elizabeth Vargas, on Good Morning America, singled out the “binders” comment: “You remember the Big Bird line that...
  • Obama campaign emphasis on “Binders” best sign yet for Romney

    10/19/2012 7:08:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/19/2012 | Philip Klein
    Thursday brought a lot of good news for Mitt Romney’s campaign. National polls continue to move in his direction, with poll results starting to take into account the first day of polling after Tuesday night’s debate (though obviously we’ll need several more days of polling to see how the event affected the race). In Ohio, which could determine the outcome of the election, CNN reports that Republicans are significantly improving in early voting from four years ago, a key to winning the state. And the Romney campaign is so confident of victory in North Carolina (which Obama won last time)...
  • As Race Tightens, Obama Plays ‘Big Bird’ Card

    10/09/2012 11:10:52 AM PDT · by profit_guy · 15 replies
    KVDR ^ | October 9, 2012 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER – Mitt Romney has flipped the script. Not only is the Republican presidential candidate, after a brutal month following the conventions, getting a significant bounce following his strong performance in last week’s debate, but Romney is also now the candidate articulating a more inspirational, positive vision for the country’s future (even if he is quoting regularly from the show, “Friday Night Lights”). President Barack Obama, meanwhile, who’d benefited all summer from offering a more optimistic vision that contrasted with Romney’s negative assessment of the country’s economic situation, now seems to be going small.
  • Michelle Obama Coming to Miami, Orlando [Campaign at a high school]

    07/09/2012 9:49:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 7/7/12 | NBC MIAMI
    First Lady Michelle Obama is coming to Miami and Orlando Tuesday, to thank grassroots supporters and volunteers, officials announced... Mrs. Obama will speak at Barbara Goleman High School in Miami Lakes and at the University of Central Florida arena.
  • Cain compares himself to Clarence Thomas

    11/06/2011 10:37:58 PM PST · by TBP · 80 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 4, 2011 | Robin Abcarian
    "I have been called 'Uncle Tom,' 'sellout,' 'Oreo,' 'shameless," Cain often tells his overwhelmingly white audiences as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination. "In the words of my grandfather," he said last spring in Iowa Falls, "I does not care. I does not care."
  • White House considers payroll tax holiday

    09/04/2010 6:43:00 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 51 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | September 3, 2010 | Ezra Klein
    The White House is considering a push for hundreds of billions of dollars in new stimulative spending, focusing on business tax cuts including a temporary cut in payroll taxes. In part, this is good policy. In part, it's necessary policy. Anne Kornblut and Lori Montgomery quote an unnamed Democratic strategist complaining that the White House has let the issues get away from them in advance of November's election. "'We did the mosque, Katrina, Iraq, and now Middle East peace?' said a Democratic strategist who works closely with multiple candidates and spoke on the condition of anonymity. 'And in between you...
  • (Racist) NAACP Considers Condemning Tea Party for (unfounded) 'Racism'

    07/12/2010 7:50:59 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 54 replies · 2+ views
    fox news ^ | 7/12/2010 | fox news
    The NAACP reportedly is about to take up a resolution to condemn the Tea Party movement for "explicitly racist behavior." The Kansas City Star reported that the organization plans to vote as early as Tuesday on the language at its annual convention in Kansas City. The resolution reportedly will call on "all people of good will to repudiate the racism of the Tea Parties" and stand against the movement's attempt to "push our country back to the pre-civil rights era." Tea Party groups have repeatedly denied allegations of racism. Gina Loudon, one of the founders of the St. Louis Tea...
  • Bush League: Press Not Covering Martha? So her staffers Crash Brown Presser

    01/16/2010 5:01:21 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 32 replies · 2,105+ views
    Red Mass Group ^ | Sat Jan 16, 2010 | Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno
    The Martha Coakley Campaign just sent staffers to the Scott Brown press conference at the Massachusetts Republican Party Headquarters. Since the media coverage has been negative towards Coakley lately, maybe they thought they'd jump on the Brown bandwagon. They came with Media Advisories in hand. Things must be really bad when you have to stoop to these tactics.
  • Mass. GOP Senate candidate claims defamation

    01/16/2010 3:49:48 PM PST · by securityMama · 15 replies · 1,152+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/16/10 | AP
    The Associated Press Saturday, January 16, 2010; 5:51 PM BOSTON -- Republican Scott Brown charged Saturday that a Democratic mailing against his U.S. Senate campaign violates a Massachusetts law prohibiting false statements against a political candidate. The cover of a four-page mailer sent by the Massachusetts Democratic Party says, "1,736 women were raped in Massachusetts in 2008. Scott Brown wants hospitals to turn them all away."
  • Dem Mail: Scott Brown Wants Hospitals To Turn Away All Rape Victims

    01/16/2010 2:08:16 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies · 2,008+ views
    This is absolutely brutal: Massachusetts Dems have dropped a mail piece accusing GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown of wanting hospitals to turn away “all” rape victims. The mail piece — sent over by the Brown campaign — shows pictures of women who are supposed to have been raped, one of them in a wheelchair bent over with her head in her hands. It says: “1,736 WOMEN WERE RAPED IN MASSACHUSETTS IN 2008. SCOTT BROWN WANTS HOSPITALS TO TURN THEM ALL AWAY.” The mailer — paid for by the Massachusetts Democratic Party — says the claim is based on “a law...
  • Desperate Dems

    11/05/2009 5:05:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,215+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 5, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Politics: Despite the whipping they took in Tuesday's election, congressional Democrats are moving fast on cap-and-trade and health care. Are they politically tone-deaf, or is this some kind of desperate strategy? Our guess is that Democratic leaders, having gotten a very negative message from the off-year balloting, are moving as fast as they can to pass the main big-spending items on their unpopular agenda. If they don't act now, the know their radical agenda is dead. On Thursday, Senate Democrats hustled the cap-and-trade bill out of committee without so much as a hello-and-howdy to the Republicans — knowing full well...
  • Va. GOP hopeful’s 1989 thesis attacks ‘fornicators, cohabitators’

    08/30/2009 4:19:20 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 85 replies · 2,206+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, August 30, 2009 | Associated Press
    AP story, go to link.
  • Dem Strategist/Speechwriter talks about Palin dating Flavor Flav (On Fox News)

    08/14/2009 5:44:45 PM PDT · by KJC1 · 67 replies · 2,336+ views
    O'ReillyFactor with Laura Ingraham
    No link, this was just on BOR with Laura Ingraham sitting in. Mathew Littman (a Dem strategist and speechwriter) said he'll listen to Sarah Palin when "she's on VH1 dating Flavor Flav" which is what he expects in a few years. He later said he thinks she isn't genuine, that she's a phoney.
  • Tim Walker: Let's call the birthers what they really are: Racists

    08/09/2009 6:01:26 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 62 replies · 1,348+ views
    But because the birthers insist on spreading their vile falsehoods, they continue to generate media attention. Trouble is, the mainstream news reports of the birthers have failed to answer a key question in the story: Why? Why do birthers, despite clear and convincing evidence to the contrary, still insist that Obama is not eligible to be president? To be sure, some of these folks are simply not connected to reality and share a lot with those who believe the moon landing was faked or that 9/11 was a government plot. But the simple truth is that many birthers are simply...
  • Desperate Democrats call for "desperate Republican" press coverage

    10/12/2008 7:43:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies · 525+ views
    Renew America ^ | 10/12/2008 | Christian Hartsock
    Democrats love to claim that you can tell the Republicans are "desperate" when their campaigns begin turning negative. However, I will just as lief say that you can tell the Democrats are desperate when the mainstream media begins turning negative. The Smear-Free Left has been incessantly screeching about John McCain's new "smear" campaign, clumsily tossing desperate and meaningless charges of "racism" around as they are historically wont to do when they have run out of creative ideas. When it comes to the art of verbal combat, liberals never did graduate from the third grade playground. Rule #1: When at a...
  • Media descends on Wasilla in hot pursuit of latest nutroots smear

    09/06/2008 12:49:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies · 216+ views
    hotair.com ^ | September 6, 2008 | Allahpundit
    A follow-up to Ed’s post last night about the Enquirer’s allegation of an affair, which metastasized via our privacy-defendin’ progressive superiors into the charge that the smoking gun lay buried in the divorce papers of Todd Palin’s former business partner, Scott Richter. Why else, after all, would Richter seek an emergency order to seal those records? Answer: Because he’s tired of him and his kid being harassed by press vultures and nutroots cranks. The liberal blogosphere was abuzz Friday with news that a friend of Sarah and Todd Palin had tried to seal his divorce records… [A] stream of journalists...
  • Palin Investigator a Partisan Democrat on a Witch Hunt

    09/06/2008 6:57:32 AM PDT · by Not Wright for America · 21 replies · 235+ views
    Not WRIGHT for America ^ | 9/3/08 | Not WRIGHT for America
    Yesterday Not WRIGHT for America questioned the impartiality of Hollis French, the liberal Democrat lawyer/state senator who is in charge of the legislative "inquiry" (read: witch hunt) into whether Governor Palin abused her power by pressuring her Public Safety Commissioner to fire a state trooper who was in a custody dispute with Palin's sister. Today we get confirmation that we were right to question Hollis French. ABC News quotes him talking about the final report of the ethics committee, which is not even due out until October 31: "It's likely to be damaging to the Governor" and "She [Palin] has...
  • Desperation from Democrats

    08/30/2008 3:39:29 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 50 replies · 232+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 30 | Ed Morrissey
    ...Irony runs through a number of these arguments, as most of them apply more to their own ticket than to the Republicans, and one in particular is just so despicable as to drop the jaw to the ground. Let’s take a tour of these, shall we? It’s a desperation pick — he didn’t make up his mind until Thursday! McCain did make his selection on Thursday, but apparently well before the Barack Obama speech that supposedly spooked him into foregoing Mitt Romney or Tim Pawlenty. What of it? When did Barack Obama make up his mind about Joe Biden? Biden...
  • Those mudslinging Democrats

    08/21/2008 3:58:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 119+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/21/8 | Debra J. Saunders
    In politics, everyone wants to be seen as a mudslinging virgin - who, like King Lear, is "more sinned against than sinning." Toward that end, Democrats have crafted the conceit that Republicans are attack dogs, while Democratic candidates are not sufficiently ruthless. After years of calling President Bush every name in the book, the left nonetheless manages to see itself as the victim in the smear game. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama knows how to play to that conceit. In a speech before a Veterans of Foreign Wars gathering in Florida on Tuesday, Obama went into woe-is-me mode as he...
  • More on the Cone of Not-So-Silence

    08/18/2008 12:28:43 PM PDT · by mngran2 · 95 replies · 680+ views
    ABC News ^ | 8/18/08 | Jack Tapper
    UPDATE: ABC News' Ron Claiborne, traveling with the McCain campaign, reports that McCain senior adviser Charlie Black would not say whether people around McCain while he was en route to Rick Warren's forum had access to blackberries and cell phones from which they could have tipped off Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., about the questions. "There's no reason we would do that," was all Black would say, though quite obviously there is a reason.
  • NBC's Andrea Mitchell Floats Idea McCain Cheated

    Think John McCain did pretty well in last evening's Saddleback Civil Forum on Presidency hosted by the Rev. Rick Warren? You're not the only one. The Obama campaign thinks he did well too -- so good, in fact, that they think he might have cheated. And on this morning's "Meet the Press," Andrea Mitchell wasted no time floating the Obama campaign's "private" concern:
  • Chgo Sun-Times: Now Greeley Says It's Racist Not to Vote Obama

    Apparently, the Chicago media have decided that the meme for the 2008 general election is going to be that anyone who doesn't vote for Barack Obama is a racist because this is the second editorial (that I've seen, anyway) in Chicago stating such a theory. Last week the Daily Herald voiced the assumption and this week it's the Sun-Times with the volatile Andrew Greeley taking up the cause of ridding the world of racism one Obama vote at a time. Beginning with some meaningless banter where he throws around the names of a few Greek philosophers to sound erudite, Greeley...
  • McClellan To Testify Before House

    06/09/2008 2:16:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 108+ views
    McClellan To Testify Before House WASHINGTON (AP) ― President Bush's former spokesman, Scott McClellan, will testify before a House committee next week about whether Vice President Dick Cheney ordered him to make misleading public statements about the leaking of CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity. McClellan will testify publicly and under oath before the House Judiciary Committee on June 20 about the White House's role in the leak and its response, his attorneys, Michael and Jane Tigar, said on Monday. In his new book, "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception," McClellan said he was misled...
  • 'Bush Lied'? If Only It Were That Simple.

    06/09/2008 1:47:10 AM PDT · by edpc · 42 replies · 159+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, June 9, 2008 | Fred Hiatt
    Search the Internet for "Bush Lied" products, and you will find sites that offer more than a thousand designs. The basic "Bush Lied, People Died" bumper sticker is only the beginning. Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, set out to provide the official foundation for what has become not only a thriving business but, more important, an article of faith among millions of Americans. And in releasing a committee report Thursday, he claimed to have accomplished his mission, though he did not use the L-word. "In making the case for war, the administration...
  • Sen Intel Committee Releases Another Report to Show Bush LIED About Saddam

    06/06/2008 8:02:29 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies · 167+ views
    Yes, that's right boys and girls. The report that many politco-geeks have been waiting YEARS to read, has finally been released; the Senate Intelligence Committee's Investigative Report on Pre-War Intelligence About Saddam's Iraq. We've waited FIVE YEARS for clear evidence that Bush lied, and what do we get....(insert Price Is Right style drum roll here): A report that is purely political and partisanand a report that has nothing to do with Iraq, but looks at Bush Administration officials who had "talks" w Iran before the war, but failed to go through CIA and State Dept channels. Several things strike me...
  • Democrats Pounce on McCain's Iraq Blunder (BARF Alert)

    05/31/2008 7:50:02 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 15 replies · 72+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/31/08 | Michael D. Shear
    en. John McCain (R-Ariz.) spent Friday on the defensive from rival Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) after mistakenly saying the United States had drawn down its troops in Iraq to pre-buildup levels...
  • McClellan Must Testify Under Oath Before House Judiciary

    05/28/2008 3:12:57 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 172 replies · 223+ views
    Wexler.house.gov ^ | 5/28/08 | Congressman Robert Wexler
    Former White House Aide's Revelations Make Out Case for Obstruction of Justice by Rove and Libby in Valerie Plame Case (Washington, DC) Today Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) called for former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan to appear before the House Judiciary Committee to testify under oath regarding the devastating revelations made in his new book on the Bush Administration’s deliberate efforts to mislead the American people into the Iraq War. “The admissions made by Scott McClellan in his new book are earth-shattering and allege facts to establish that Karl Rove and Scooter Libby – and possibly Vice President Cheney...
  • WaPo Manufactures McCain Scandal

    05/10/2008 5:35:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 110+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2008 | Amanda Carpenter
    A few weeks ago, the New York Times tried to manufacture a McCain land deal scandal and today it’s the Washington Post’s turn. The front-page headline of Post staff writer Matthew Mosk’s story is titled “McCain Pushed Land Swap that Benefits Backer.” It says McCain negotiated a land swap to allow Arizona rancher Fred Ruskin to exchange his checkerboard of property located in the Prescott National Forest for an equal piece of continuous federal land that was later sold for development. Mainly because the developer, Steven A. Betts, who purchased the land from Ruskin is a donor to McCain’s presidential...
  • McCain Finds His Own Radical Friend

    05/04/2008 7:06:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 206+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | http://townhall.com/Columnists/SteveChapman/2008/05/04/mccain_finds_his_own_radical_friend | Steve Chapman
    Can a presidential candidate justify a long and friendly relationship with someone who, back in the 1970s, extolled violence and committed crimes in the name of a radical ideology -- and who has never shown remorse or admitted error? When the candidate in question is Barack Obama, John McCain says no. But when the candidate in question is John McCain, he's not so sure. Obama has been justly criticized for his ties to former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers, who in 1995 hosted a campaign event for Obama and in 2001 gave him a $200 contribution. The two have also...
  • Edwards Desperate Again, Smears Ann Coulter

    08/17/2007 7:23:58 PM PDT · by radar101 · 32 replies · 1,926+ views
    Tammy Bruce ^ | 17 AUG 2007 | Tammy Bruce
    So, I post this morning on the Edwards scum, I'm out most of the day, and come back to this. Classic. When I made a reference to Edwards' obsession with Ann in the previous post, I did so because I couldn't imagine them going after her again when it has become painfully clear how pathetic both he and his wife have become. Well, i was wrong, which does happen, albeit rarely. Obviously, they must need money. Edwards, in fact, has cleared out his Nevada operation because they're short on cash. And now he attacks Coulter because he's void of ideas....
  • Dispatch from the Briar Patch: NY Times Demands Dems Investigate Rove

    08/14/2007 3:56:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies · 613+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to investigating Dems, the MSM is all Moveon.org. But when a Republican is potentially in the crosshairs, the liberal media suddenly goes Eliot Ness . . . Take the New York Times editorial of this morning, Mr. Rove Gets Out of Town, which amounts to an extended plea to Democrats to investigate Karl Rove on matters sundry. Huffs the Times:The American public needs to understand the full story of how this White House — with Mr. Rove pulling many of the strings — has spent the last six and a half years improperly and dangerously politicizing the...
  • Feingold Hears Support for Censure (A Whopping Forty-Four People Agree!)

    07/30/2007 4:44:13 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 15 replies · 579+ views
    Beaver Dam Daily Citizen ^ | July 30, 2007 | Staff Writer
    REESEVILLE, WI -- Sen. Russ Feingold began holding listening sessions in every Wisconsin county 14 years ago in order to ensure that he was responsive to the needs of his constituents. The more time the Democratic U.S. senator spends in Washington, the more he appreciates another fringe benefit of his visits home. "I come home every weekend and I do these meetings, and I talk to people and I go to the store, to the health club, and I get the feeling that I'm NOT completely crazy," Feingold said. "Unless we ALL are."And I don't think we are." Rebuked by...
  • Democrats plan to subpoena Rove, call for special counsel for Gonzales

    07/26/2007 9:58:21 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 48 replies · 1,534+ views
    http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/07/26/gonzales.testimony/index.html ^ | July 26, 2007 | Kevin Bohn and Terry Frieden
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Senate Democrats said Thursday they planned to subpoena President Bush's top political aide, Karl Rove, and also called for a special counsel to investigate whether Attorney General Alberto Gonzales committed perjury.
  • House Judiciary Committee approves contempt resolution against Bolten and Miers

    07/25/2007 10:26:47 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 105 replies · 3,284+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/25/2007 | Josh Bresnahan
    The House Judiciary Committee, in a straight party-line vote, approved a contempt resolution against White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former White House Counsel Harriet Miers, setting up a constitutional battle between the Bush administration and Congress over executive privilege. After several hours of skirmishing over whether to send a contempt resolution to the House floor, the committee voted by a 22-17 margin to approve the measure. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders will now have to decide if and when to hold a vote by the full House on the resolution. A vote could take...
  • Democrats: Miers may be held in contempt

    07/13/2007 1:11:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1,347+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/13/07 | Laurie Kellman - ap
    WASHINGTON - House Democrats told no-show witness Harriet Miers on Friday that she could soon be held in contempt as they issued the Republican National Committee a new subpoena for White House e-mails. The deadline for replies from both: Tuesday. Miers, President Bush's former legal counsel who a day earlier defied a subpoena to appear before the House Judiciary Committee, could be held in criminal contempt of Congress if she fails to notify the panel by Tuesday that she has changed her mind and will appear, according to a letter sent to her attorney by Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich....
  • Romney's Treatment of Family Dog On 1983 Vacation Becomes [2008 Campaign] Issue

    06/30/2007 9:23:48 AM PDT · by hardback · 77 replies · 1,270+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Friday, June 29, 2007 06:31 PM | James F. Smith
    The Globe's disclosure this week that Mitt Romney put his Irish setter into a dog carrier on the roof of his station wagon for a 12-hour trip to Ontario in 1983 has become a surprising flashpoint in the presidential campaign. TIME.com has been flooded with more than 200 comments from readers complaining of animal cruelty, YouTube viewers have posted videos, and hundreds of blogs are brimming with opinions. For some, the story has become an occasion to consider larger issues of ethics and animal abuse. Romney, who has built an image as a strong manager, is now facing concerns about...
  • Dems push Gonzales 'no-confidence' vote [Unconstitutional]

    06/11/2007 3:05:10 PM PDT · by spald · 49 replies · 1,187+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 11, 2007 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    Dems push Gonzales 'no-confidence' vote By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer 8 minutes ago WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats blistered Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Monday with debate on a "no-confidence" resolution, but President Bush and fellow Republicans shrugged it all off as a waste of time. No one predicted that the resolution would survive its test vote late in the day. But neither did Republicans or Democrats rush to defend Bush's longtime friend after he alienated even the White House's staunchest allies on a host of controversies — from the bungled firings of eight federal prosecutors to the handling of wiretapping...
  • New Schwarzenegger Documentary to Open as Election Nears (Dem dirty tricks ALERT)

    10/14/2006 3:15:55 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 4 replies · 457+ views
    LAT ^ | Oct. 14, 2006 | Robert Salladay
    A new documentary about Arnold Schwarzenegger could hit screens soon. Former Variety scribe Dan Cox directed the project about "Arnold Schwarzenegger's life in all its sordid glory," as the film's website says about the governor's "fascinating and humorous" life story. The movie, "Running With Arnold," includes interviews with Arianna Huffington, Democratic Party Chairman Art Torres and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, according to producer Mike Gabrawy. Judging from the trailer, the movie will be edgy but not a vicious attack on Schwarzenegger.
  • "Path to 9/11" Web Address Hijacked

    09/08/2006 3:12:28 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 14 replies · 628+ views
    lgf ^ | 9/8/06
    "Path to 9/11" Web Address Hijacked Get a load of this one. The left is using every dirty trick and sneaky internet ploy in the book to shut down ABC’s The Path to 9/11, and here’s the latest. Someone anonymously registered the domain name pathto911.com and installed a redirect that takes visitors looking for information on the movie to the Democratic Party’s anti-ABC page. (Hat tip: Robin.) Here’s the genuine web site: ABC.com: The Path to 9/11.
  • Alabama State Democrats promise Bible classes (Gasp!)

    08/16/2006 3:43:33 AM PDT · by AZRepublican · 15 replies · 424+ views
    The Huntsville Times ^ | August, 16, 2006 | JOHN PECK
    Party has 'covenant' with voters on bills, House speaker says Alabama Democrats barnstormed the state Tuesday promising bills that would require Bible classes in public schools, remove the sales tax on food, and other popular causes including tougher immigration laws and stricter reporting requirements for lobbyist spending on politicians. A leading Republican, though, said the proposals sound like GOP issues. House Speaker Seth Hammett, D-Andalusia, led the group in a jet chartered by the state House and Senate Democratic caucuses. The fly-around comes three months before the general election featuring some tight races. Hammett said the Alabama Legislative Democratic Leadership...
  • Senator apologises over 'monkey' slur

    08/15/2006 6:05:43 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 276 replies · 4,692+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 16 August 2006
    A LEADING US Republican Senator has sparked a furore for his use of a pejorative term to refer to an Asian man of Indian descent, a US newspaper has reported. The Washington Post reported that Senator George Allen, who is running for re-election to his Senate seat representing the southern state of Virginia, has apologised for what his opponent's campaign said were demeaning and insensitive comments. In remarks on Friday at campaign rally in Virginia, Senator Allen reportedly referred to the Indian-American man - a volunteer with the Senate campaign of his Democratic opponent - as a "macaca". Macaca is...
  • Allen Quip Provokes Outrage, Apology (ALLEN APOLOGIZES)

    08/15/2006 12:07:29 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 160 replies · 3,873+ views
    RICHMOND, Aug. 14 -- Virginia Sen. George Allen (R) apologized Monday for what his opponent's campaign said were demeaning and insensitive comments the senator made to a 20-year-old volunteer of Indian descent. At a campaign rally in southwest Virginia on Friday, Allen repeatedly called a volunteer for Democrat James Webb "macaca." During the speech in Breaks, near the Kentucky border, Allen began by saying that he was "going to run this campaign on positive, constructive ideas" and then pointed at S.R. Sidarth in the crowd. "This fellow here, over here with the yellow shirt, macaca, or whatever his name is....
  • Off-hand remark by senator causes flap

    08/15/2006 6:09:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies · 2,338+ views
    AP via CNN ^ | 8/15/2006
    RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) -- A volunteer of Indian descent working for Democrat Jim Webb's U.S. Senate campaign said Monday he felt insulted when Sen. George Allen called him a name that sounded like "Macaca" during a rally in western Virginia. S.R. Sidarth, 20, spent last week following Allen's "listening tour" and filming the appearances for the Webb campaign, which distributed a video clip of Friday's appearance to reporters. "This fellow over here with the yellow shirt -- Macaca or whatever his name is -- he's with my opponent," Allen said. "He's following us around everywhere." Macaca is a term associated...
  • Sen. Allen's Remarks Spark Ire (Democrats using Race Card Again!)

    08/14/2006 12:41:41 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 191 replies · 4,300+ views
    Democrat James Webb's Senate campaign accused Sen. George Allen (R) of making demeaning comments Friday to a 20-year-old Webb volunteer of Indian descent. S.R. Sidarth, a senior at the University of Virginia, had been trailing Allen with a video camera to document his travels and speeches for the Webb campaign. During a campaign speech Friday in Breaks, Virginia, near the Kentucky border, Allen singled out Sidarth and called him a word that sounded like "Macaca." "This fellow here over here with the yellow shirt, Macaca, or whatever his name is. He's with my opponent. He's following us around everywhere. And...
  • The Libertarian Democrat: This Year's Jackalope

    06/20/2006 1:19:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies · 1,016+ views
    Reason ^ | June 16, 2006 | David Weigel
    Desperate Dems are trying to change their stripes and get your vote. Don't believe them "Could you give me some reasons why libertarians might want to vote for you?" I could tell my question startled Connecticut Democrat Ned Lamont, who's running against Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), the war hawk and culture nanny par excellence. We were standing in Lamont's room at the Washington Hilton, the site of the Campaign for America's Future 2006 Take Back America conference. (Someone missed an opportunity for synergy by not booking the American Values suite.) As long as I was a hurdle for the candidate...
  • Enron's Ties to Bush Run Deep (DNC press release nonsense)

    05/25/2006 4:23:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 1,139+ views
    Enron's Ties to Bush Run Deep Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement after the guilty verdicts of Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling for their involvement in the Enron scandal: "Today's guilty verdicts are another victory against the Republican culture of corruption that led President Bush’s buddy Ken Lay, Jeffrey Skilling, Jack Abramoff, Representative Tom Delay and others to believe that they were above the law. The Enron scandal epitomizes the pay-to-play politics that has enveloped the Bush White House and Republican-controlled Congress. Ken Lay was defrauding his employees and investors but he had no problem keeping...
  • Editorial Round Up: Bush's Chronic Pattern of Misleading the American People (DNC Press Release)

    05/12/2006 2:39:43 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 347+ views
    Editorial Round Up: Bush's Chronic Pattern of Misleading the American People Editorial boards across the country have a number of questions about President Bush's secret NSA program to create the largest database "ever assembled in the world" to collect the phone records of "tens of millions of Americans." [USA Today, 5/11/06] While the Bush Administration initially assured Americans that the NSA was focused only on international calls, this is clearly not the case. Unfortunately, this is not the first time this Administration has said one thing and the American people have found out later that they've done another. Editorial boards...