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  • Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin: First Photo

    04/27/2011 11:31:19 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, April 27, 2011 | Lindsay Powers
    Check out the first photo of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in the upcoming HBO film "Game Change."
  • Katie Couric: I Am Leaving CBS Evening News

    04/26/2011 12:23:26 PM PDT · by Justaham · 88 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 4-16-11 | Alicia Dennis
    After weeks of widespread speculation about her future, Katie Couric is finally ready to go on the record. "I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News," Couric tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I'm really proud of the talented team on the CBS Evening News and the award-winning work we've been able to do in the past five years in addition to the reporting I've done for 60 Minutes and CBS Sunday Morning. In making the decision to move on, I know the Evening News will be in great hands, but I am excited about the future." What's next for...
  • Melania Trump Takes On CNN's Joy "Butch" Behar: I Had To Show My Birth Certificate

    04/21/2011 2:51:47 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 38 replies
    Obama Release Your Records ^ | April 21, 2011 | Obama Release Your Records
    Video: Melania Trump Takes On CNN's Joy "Butch" Behar: I Had To Show My Birth Certificate. The Segment Aired 4/20/2011...
  • Anti-Tea Party Radical Demands Beheading of Business Owners and Conservatives

    04/21/2011 3:07:20 PM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 86 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 21, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    Last weekend, Tea Parties throughout the country held Tax Day rallies to protest bloated government budgets, ever increasing debt, and the ballooning entitlement state. Some among the Left were not content to let the Tea Party own Tax Day. In Arkansas, an anti-Tea Party rally dubbed "Make Them Pay" took place on the steps of the state capitol. Jim Lendall, a former state representative and 2010 Green Party Gubernatorial nominee, was applauded when he took the podium to call for the beheading of businessmen and conservatives. The French, inspired by our American Revolution, knew how to deal with the wealthy...
  • The lie that refuses to die (Millions of 'birthers' tryin' to keep Barry down)

    04/14/2011 7:09:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The San Angelo Standard Times ^ | April 14, 2011 | Britt Towery
    Multibillionaire Donald Trump took the opportunity to promote his NBC-TV show on the NBC program, "Today," to revive the "birther" tale about President Barack Obama's birthplace. The former half-term governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, jumped in immediately to praise Trump's search for "birther truth." Here are her very own words on the subject: "I appreciate that the Donald wants to spend his resources in getting to the bottom of something that so interests him and many Americans ... He's not just throwing stones from the sidelines, he's digging in. He's paying for researchers to find out why President Obama would...
  • Birther Czar Joseph Farah: I've Been Talking To Donald Trump 'Quite A Bit'

    04/14/2011 6:25:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 146 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | April 14, 2011 | Jillian Rayfield
    Looks like Donald Trump is taking his birtherism to the next level -- by soliciting advice from birther czar Joseph Farah. Kendra Marr of Politico reports that Farah says he and Trump talked every day this week, and he has been advising Trump on the basics of birtherism. "We've have been speaking quite a bit," Farah said. Since he started maybe-running for president, Trump has repeatedly questioned the legitimacy of President Obama's U.S. birth. Conspiracy theories about Obama's birth certificate have been repeatedly debunked, but that hasn't stopped Trump from speculating that the President's grandparents planted a birth announcement in...
  • Bill Maher Calls Sarah Palin a "****" a Week After Calling Palin a "Dumb ****"

    03/28/2011 3:50:53 PM PDT · by kristinn · 172 replies · 1+ views
    Monday, March 28, 2011 | Kristinn
    A week after calling former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin a "dumb t***" vulgar insult for women, comedian Bill Maher went all the way and called Palin the c-word, adding, "There's just no other word for her."The Dallas Voice (The Premier Media Source for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual) Texas) reporting on Maher's appearance Sunday night at the Winnspear Opera House Sunday night, cheered Maher using the crude sexist slur against the 2008 Republican party vice presidential nominee as an act of "fearlessness":It’s that fearlessness — he acknowledged that some people would probably be uncomfortable with some of his remarks about...
  • Free Trade and the Tea Party: Puppets or Rebels?

    03/13/2011 3:14:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | March 13, 2011 | Ian Fletcher
    My job deprives me of the luxury of partisanship, as I have to reach out to both sides on the issue of free trade--a disastrous policy one can give impeccably liberal or conservative reasons to be against. So I can't offer any opinion of the Tea Party movement per se. But I can tell you that the way they're handling the issue of free trade reveals a lot about them. Over the last year, I've interacted with the Tea Party about the issue at both the local level and with some of their leadership. And I've observed a few things....
  • MSNBC‘S Mitchell ’You and I Are Both White‘ We Don’t Get This Getting Offended Thing Like Muslims

    03/10/2011 11:28:42 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 47 replies
    MSNBC‘s Andrea Mitchell ’You and I Are Both White‘ We Don’t Get This Whole Getting Offended Thing Like Muslims Do http://www.theblaze.com/stories/msnbcs-andrea-mitchell-you-and-i-are-both-white-we-dont-get-this-whole-getting-offended-thing-like-muslims-do/
  • Conservative hidden camera sting targets NPR (yellow journalism)

    03/08/2011 12:57:00 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 38 replies
    CBS News? ^ | March 8, 2011 | Brian Montopoli
    Conservative activist James O'Keefe, whose deceptively edited hidden camera videos have made him a star on the right, is out with a new video targeting National Public Radio executive Ron Schiller - and by extension NPR itself. The video purports to show Schiller speaking to a pair of men posing as representatives of a phony Muslim group called seeking to give $5 million to NPR. The men tell Schiller they are affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist political movement. It shows Schiller stating that the Republican Party and the Tea Party is "fanatically involved in people's personal lives and...
  • No Hair Dye For President Obama [“It's lighting,” she said in an interview.......]

    02/09/2011 9:10:43 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 1+ views
    No Hair Dye For President Obama February 09, 2011 10:39 AM ABC New's Sunlen Miller reports: Mrs. Obama put an internet rumor to rest this morning, confirming that her husband does not dye his hair. “It's lighting,” she said in an interview with The Today Show, when she was showed two pictures of her husband just weeks apart, one showing her husband with much more gray. The president has often remarked about his gray hair, which he says has gotten worse in the two years since he’s been president. But internet rumors were rampant when at times the amount of...
  • Ann Coulter: DEAR MAINSTREAM MEDIA REPORTER WHO WASTED MY TIME ...(LCR=GOProud)

    02/09/2011 2:40:27 PM PST · by Syncro · 47 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | February 9 , 2011 | Ann Coulter
    DEAR MAINSTREAM MEDIA REPORTER WHO WASTED MY TIME ...February 9, 2011I've been finishing my next book and only able to catch bits and pieces of the news this month, but, based on what I've heard from the mainstream media, I'm pretty sure the conservative movement is now being led either by Jared Loughner or GOProud's president, Chris Barron. In honor of the gays who have come out of the closet as Republicans to be one of the 140 sponsors of CPAC 2011, I thought I'd run one of the interviews I gave before speaking to GOProud last September, which...
  • NBC Reporter Brands Lee Atwater 'The Notorious'

    01/17/2011 7:42:02 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Another young product of Columbia J-school, another typical MSMer . . . Appearing on MSNBC's Daily Rundown today, NBC reporter Domenico Montanaro spoke of "the egregious Lee Atwater." What made the insult particularly . . . notorious is that it was entirely gratuitous, utterly unrelated to the subject at hand. Montanaro was reporting on the fact that Reince Priebus is the youngest RNC Chairman since Atwater. Montanaro first refers simply to "Lee Atwater," but then pauses and rephrases as "the notorious Lee Atwater." So Montanaro went out of his way to swipe at the late Atwater, who at the end...
  • Stuxnet: It's Bush's fault!

    01/17/2011 8:57:32 AM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2011 | James Lewis
    It's called "an admission against interest" in legal circles. Example: When the New York Times says something good about George W. Bush. It was George W. Bush's fault, the NYT just confessed, that the Stuxnet computer worm ended up destroying 984 Iranian uranium centrifuges over the last year or so. Bush got the Stuxnet program started in cooperation with Israel and other countries in the last years of his presidency. Of course the Times buries the truth half-way down its long story on Stuxnet computer worm, instantly saying that when Obama found out about it he made the program speed...
  • P.J. O'Rourke: 'We are seeing the sad end of liberalism'

    01/17/2011 9:01:59 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2011 | Rick Moran
    In a mostly serious, spot on analysis of New York Times reporting on the Tucson shootings, P.J. O'Rourke wonders if the kind of liberalism promoted by the Times and others hasn't outlived its usefulness in our political debates. Writing in The Weekly Standard, O'Rourke excoriates several Times writers for their obvious biases before getting to the meat of his critique: A reaction so disproportionate and immaterial to a news story by a news organization is indicative of trouble in the body politic​-​trouble almost as severe as that which the Times claims the Giffords shooting indicates. I worry that in the...
  • Grey lady's 'cyberconspiracy' accusation falls short

    12/30/2010 12:30:51 PM PST · by paltz · 1 replies · 9+ views
    Washington Times Water Cooler Blog ^ | 12/30/10 | Kerry Picket
    EXCERPT- Knowing very well most Americans objected to the "end of life" measure in the new health care legislation due to fears it could eventually give doctors a government financial incentive or even mandate to encourage severely ill patients to make life ending decisions too prematurely, Congressman Blumenauer thumbed his nose to the masses. It must be painfully obvious to Mr. Blumenauer that Americans did not want his end-of-life measure, so the Oregon Congressman decided to run around the will of the people by bureaucratic fiat. Instead, he and his fellow Democrats eventually omitted the measure from the bill only...
  • Obama: No shirtless pictures

    12/28/2010 2:20:02 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 5+ views
    Obama: No shirtless pictures By Ian Swanson - 12/28/10 04:34 PM ET The White House is taking extra steps to prevent photos of a shirtless President Obama on vacation in Hawaii. The president and his family are on a snorkeling trip in Haunama Bay State Park, and traveling press are under “explicit instructions that there will be no long lenses or other sneaky attempts to take pictures,” according to a pool report. Photos of a shirtless president on a Hawaii vacation after his win in the 2008 presidential election caused a stir two Christmases ago. Washingtonian magazine even ran a...
  • America's Mainstream Media Bias & Campaign for Democrats Vs. UK media

    12/28/2010 9:03:23 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 3 replies
    UK media U.S. political reporting U.S. media attacking anyone that could challenge they're party with a cue from (I AM SURE, The Axelrod machine currently on record; as out of the WH campaigning for Obama.)
  • Alvin Greene, the quirky Dem who lost Senate bid, to run for SC house

    12/27/2010 1:44:31 PM PST · by epithermal · 28 replies · 2+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | 12/27/10 | AP
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Alvin Greene, the unemployed Army veteran who suggested during his failed U.S. Senate bid that making action figures of himself would help create jobs, is running for office again. Greene paid the $165 filing fee on Christmas Eve to run in a special election for a South Carolina House seat made vacant by the death this month of Rep. Cathy Harvin. Cal Land, the chairman of the Clarendon County Democratic Party, said Greene entered the race five minutes after the filing period opened. A primary will be held Feb. 15 with the special election set for April...
  • Kennedy's exit from Congress leaves a family void (Goodbye Kennedys)

    12/26/2010 2:44:21 PM PST · by seanmerc · 126 replies · 33+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Dec 10 | Andrew Miga
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Kennedys have held congressional seats, the presidency and the public's imagination for more than 60 years. That era ends when Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island vacates his U.S. House seat next month, leaving a City Council post in California as Camelot's sole remaining political holding.
  • White House Now Asking For Jon Stewart's Help To Get 9/11 First Responders Bill Passed

    12/21/2010 11:33:34 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider, The Wire ^ | Dec. 21, 2010, 1:17 PM | Glynnis MacNicol
    This is an interesting turn of events for a president once heralded as the most media savvy commander-in-chief in history. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said today at the press hearing that the White House welcomes Stewart's help in convincing Republicans to pass the First Responders bill. "If there's the ability for that to sort of break through in our political environment, there's a good chance that he can help do that,” Gibbs said in his briefing. “I think he has put the awareness around this legislation. He's put that awareness into what you guys cover each day, and I think...
  • Thanks for the Tax Cut! (Larry David feels guilty about his fortune)

    12/21/2010 9:00:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/20/10 | LARRY DAVID
    Thanks for the Tax Cut!By LARRY DAVID Published: December 20, 2010 THERE is a God! It passed! The Bush tax cuts have been extended two years for the upper bracketeers, of which I am a proud member, thank you very much. I’m the last person in the world I’d want to be beside, but I am beside myself! This is a life changer, I tell you. A life changer! To begin with, I was planning a trip to Cabo with my kids for Christmas vacation. We were going to fly coach, but now with the money I’m saving in taxes,...
  • Olbermann Suspends Twitter Account Over Reaction To His Treatment Of Accused Rapist Assange

    12/16/2010 11:28:03 AM PST · by careyb · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 12/16/10 | Tommy Christopher
    Choice tidbits: chrisatyoursix I cant wait to watch @KeithOlbermann at 8 to see why @MMFlinthelped bail out an accused rapist. 14 Dec KeithOlbermann @chrisatyoursix you might want to read in on those charges 14 Dec tommyxtopher @KeithOlbermann @chrisatyoursix Are you saying that holding a woman down after she tells you to stop isn’t rape? (link) Or are u saying that you don’t think Assange has been accused of holding a woman down after she said “stop?” (link) tommyxtopher Because that’s what he’s accused of: holding a woman down after she said “stop.”http://bit.ly/fMVA7m (link) tommyxtopher I’m not asking to be a...
  • The socialist president plays host to capitalism

    12/15/2010 7:21:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 15, 2010 | Dana Milbank
    The titans of American industry were all assembled at the White House complex Wednesday. There was Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google. There was Kenneth Chenault, the chairman of American Express. And there was Barack Obama, the sometimes owner of General Motors, Chrysler, Citibank, Bank of America, AIG, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The president's advance team handled it like a state visit. The Secret Service shut down Lafayette Square as the CEOs huddled inside Blair House -- where foreign dignitaries often stay. The U.S. Park Police were mounted, the presidential limousines were idling, and men with scary-looking weapons stood...
  • Media Creates New Palin Scandal! Sarah Accused of Bringing Hairdresser on Haiti Trip

    12/12/2010 5:57:01 PM PST · by kristinn · 288 replies · 38+ views
    Sunday, December 12, 2010 | Kristinn
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin traveled to Haiti this weekend as a guest of the Rev. Franklin Graham and Samaritan's Purse to spotlight the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the earthquake and cholera-stricken Caribbean (half an) island nation. Instead she has found herself embroiled in a scandal, accused of bringing a hair stylist on the trip to make herself look good for the cameras and "photo-ops.".The Associated Press transmitted a photo from Haiti of Palin captioned, "Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, center, has her hair done during a visit to a cholera treatment center set up by the NGO Samaritan's Purse...
  • Key vote on 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' repeal fails (Failed Cloture 57 - 40)

    12/09/2010 1:45:07 PM PST · by Red Steel · 32 replies
    msnbc ^ | Thursday, December 9, 2010 | Carrie Dann
    Carrie Dann writes: A key procedural vote on the bill containing a repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy failed Thursday, likely dealing a final blow to advocates who hoped to overturn the 17-year old ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military during this session of Congress. Democrats needed 60 votes to advance the Defense Authorization bill for debate on the floor. The vote failed, 57-40. Ultimately, Majority Leader Harry Reid called for the vote without having reached a procedural agreement with moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, who supports repeal but wanted greater...
  • tax cuts for middle class?

    12/06/2010 7:41:43 AM PST · by blitz128 · 15 replies
    I am sure this has been covered, but I have a couple of questions about the tax cut/extension debate. Why are the Dems worried about the Bush Tax cuts expiring, after all I can remember during the original debate that these tax cuts only benifited the rich. Now all I hear is that if these tax cuts arnt extented for the middle class, they will be hurt(which they will be). Which is it? Next Nancy Pelosi says that unemployment benifits are the best stimulus for the economy, (since the Bernacke just said that 10% unemployment may last for 5 years,...
  • WaPo – Sean Penn Movie “Fair Game” Full Of Lies

    12/05/2010 2:03:36 PM PST · by Starman417 · 50 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-05-10 | Curt
    During Thanksgiving weekend I went to see the movie REDS with Bruce Willis. Awesome movie and I highly recommend it. But during the trailers they showed the movie FAIR GAME with Sean Penn, supposedly based on the Plame/Wilson affair. I groaned when I saw it. It appears my groan was warranted. Here is the WaPo: (h/t Dan Riehl) In fact, "Fair Game," based on books by Mr. Wilson and his wife, is full of distortions - not to mention outright inventions. To start with the most sensational: The movie portrays Ms. Plame as having cultivated a group of Iraqi...
  • Cantor: GOP ready to vote down bill extending only middle-class tax cuts

    12/01/2010 8:03:16 AM PST · by Qbert · 14 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/2010 | Michael O'Brien
    Republicans are prepared to vote down a bill extending all but the top-end tax cuts, the second-ranking GOP leader in the House said Tuesday. Incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said on Bloomberg Television he was ready to instruct GOP members to vote down legislation Democrats plan to bring to the floor that would extend the expiring Bush-era tax cuts only for the middle class. Democrats in both the House and the Senate have signaled they would bring up for a vote this week bills that would extend tax cuts for all households earning less than $250,000 per year...
  • Joe Scarborough: GOP should take on Palin (Elite's stalking horse brays at Gov. Palin)

    11/30/2010 10:05:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies · 2+ views
    The Politico ^ | November 30, 2010 | Former Rep. Joe Scarborough (RINO-MSNBC)
    Republicans have a problem. The most-talked-about figure in the GOP is a reality show star who cannot be elected. And yet the same leaders who fret that Sarah Palin could devastate their party in 2012 are too scared to say in public what they all complain about in private. Enough. It’s time for the GOP to man up. Everybody knows that Palin is a busy woman. The former half-term governor of Alaska stays so busy these days that one wonders how this mother of five manages to juggle her new reality show, follow her eldest daughter’s dancing career and launch...
  • Palin needs a history lesson (Richard Cohen flips out)

    11/23/2010 6:58:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 84 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/23/10 | RICHARD COHEN
    Palin needs a history lessonRICHARD COHEN Tuesday, November 23, 2010 When I was 11, my father thought it was time to show my sister and me the nation's capital. **SNIP** It's appalling that Palin and too many others fail to understand that fact - indeed so many facts of American history. They don't offer the slightest hint that they can appreciate the history of the Obama family and that in Michelle's case, her ancestors were slaves - Jim Robinson of South Carolina, her paternal great-great grandfather, being one. Even after they were freed they were consigned to peonage, second-class citizens,...
  • CNN: Do you really want fair, balanced?

    11/22/2010 12:32:50 PM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/22/10 | Phil Bronstein
    When Ellen DeGeneres dances with Wolf, you know the TV cable news world has boogied right on past another respectability barrier. Not that Blitzer, CNN news' unflappable Iron Man, doesn't deserve to have some fun on Ellen's show. But as CNN advertises its "objectivity" in the face of stiff competition from blatantly polarized and more popular cable networks, it risks stepping onto a different slippery slope: irrelevant circus act. And I'm not talking about reporter John King's weird relationship with his digitized, political blingtronics board. "Black people love Wolf Blitzer!" shouts CNN's hyper-animated morning news anchor, Tony Harris. Wait. Isn't...
  • CBS: Lisa Murkowski 'Not Beholden' to GOP 'Who Turned Their Backs on Her'

    11/18/2010 10:01:25 AM PST · by Mozilla · 47 replies
    Mediaresearchcenter ^ | 11-18-10 | Kyle Drennen
    On Thursday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Nancy Cordes reported on Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski declaring victory in her write-in bid for reelection and portrayed her as a victim of the GOP: "[She's] in a very unique position, not beholden to the Republican leaders who turned their backs on her when she decided to run and not beholden to the tea party, which did everything it could to defeat her." In reality, it was Murkowski who turned her back on the Republican Party after losing the primary and continuing to run against GOP nominee Joe Miller. Cordes sympathetically declared: "This was...
  • Democrat Media Hosting Republican Presidential Debates

    11/12/2010 5:43:40 AM PST · by red meat conservative · 30 replies
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 11/12/10 | Daniel
    Presidential primary politics has already begun to percolate into the media following the midterm elections.  There is now discussion of hosting the first GOP primary debate at the Reagan Library as early as this coming spring.  While many conservatives are upset that we are already contemplating debates before the field of candidates is set, I have another bone to pick concerning this development.  Politico announced yesterday that they will be sponsoring that debate at the Reagan Library along with ...... NBC news!  This is astounding.  We have already ceded over the general election debates to be controlled and orchestrated by...
  • Republicans' hard line since winning House could backfire (MSM Spin Alert)

    11/12/2010 1:54:40 AM PST · by goldstategop · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/12/2010 | Mark Z. Barabak
    No bargaining, no deals, no compromise — that's the hard-line stance that Republicans have staked in the days since seizing control of the House. Their prescription for the sluggish economy — lower taxes, huge spending cuts, less regulation, and repeal of the sweeping healthcare law just taking effect — excites the party's conservative base. But a long and ugly fight with President Obama and Senate Democrats, starting with next week's lame-duck session, could end up alienating the large number of Americans more interested in jobs than ideological battles. The midterm vote was "an expression of anger and impatience," said James...
  • BREAKING: Keith Olbermann Will Return To MSNBC Tuesday

    11/07/2010 6:33:06 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 95 replies · 2+ views
    MEDIAite ^ | Nov. 7, 2010 | Steve Krakauer
    You know all that talk about whether Keith Olbermann would ever be back on MSNBC? Well whoever speculated about that (me) was totally off – Olbermann will return to Countdown Tuesday night. From Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC: After several days of deliberation and discussion, I have determined that suspending Keith through and including Monday night’s program is an appropriate punishment for his violation of our policy. We look forward to having him back on the air Tuesday night. So basically he was suspended for two shows, and four days (counting the weekend). That seems like an amazingly short amount...
  • GOP senators fight over failure

    11/03/2010 7:06:56 PM PDT · by Qbert · 126 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/3/2010 | Jonathan Martin & Manu Raju
    Long-simmering tensions within the Republican Party spilled into public view Wednesday as the pragmatic and conservative wings of the GOP blamed each other in blunt terms for the party’s failure to capture the Senate. With tea party-backed candidates going down in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada, depriving Republicans of what would have been a 50-50 Senate, a bloc of prominent senators and operatives said party purists like Sarah Palin and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) had foolishly pushed nominees too conservative to win in politically competitive states. Movement conservatives pointed the finger right back at the establishment, accusing the National Republican Senatorial...
  • New Senate Will Have No African-Americans (Nevermind the 14 black Republicans who ran for the House)

    11/03/2010 5:52:46 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 41 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | November 2, 2010 11:20 PM | Brian Montopoli
    There is one African-American in the current Senate: Illinois Sen. Roland Burris, who was appointed to fill out the rest of Barack Obama's term after he was elected president... All three African-American candidates are projected to lose their races: Florida's Kendrick Meek to Marco Rubio, Georgia's Michael Thurmond to Johnny Isakson and South Carolina's Alvin Greene to Jim DeMint. (All three are Democrats.)... African-Americans are better represented in the House, where there are currently 41 black members.
  • Is The Media Ready To Go Straight?

    11/01/2010 11:47:24 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 30 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 11/01/10 | CaroleL
    With little doubt about the outcome of tomorrow's elections, the speculation turns to what the reaction will be to the historic GOP victories. Will President Barack Obama shift toward the political center? Will all those shiny new Republican lawmakers keep their campaign promises to shrink government and control spending? Will those in the Tea Party movement remain engaged and involved once this battle has been won? All those answers will come in time but what we'll probably find out instantly is will the mainstream media abandon its self-assigned role of liberal cheerleader and return to honest reporting?
  • State Department Chose a Tea Party Critic to Explain the Tea Party to Foreign Journalists

    10/29/2010 11:25:22 AM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 6 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | October 28, 2010 | Penny Starr
    Michael Fell of Culver City, Calif., holds up a sign reading ‘STOP SPENDING MONEY’ as he speaks at a tea party rally in Irvine, Calif., Thursday, April 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)(CNSNews.com) – The U.S. State Department recently asked a New York Times reporter who has criticized the tea party movement to discuss the the tea party and its role in the midterm election with foreign reporters who are covering next week's contests.Kate Zernike, who spoke at the Foreign Press Center in Washington on Friday, Oct. 22, has authored a book that is critical of the conservative grassroots movement....
  • Rattling the Cage: American Psychos (Says we're "crackpots" & Palin "a defiant ignoramus")

    10/27/2010 4:54:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | October 27, 2010 | Larry Derfner
    In what other country can a movement like the Tea Party , radicalize a major party and steer it to the brink of an historic electoral upheaval? Next Tuesday, a uniquely deranged political party is going to take over the most powerful country on earth. The key word here is “unique.” The Republican Party in 2010 is the only major political party in the Western world, the only one shooting for national leadership, that has been supercharged by crackpots with crackpot ideas – i.e. Tea Partiers, the generic name for America’s xenophobic, libertarian, right-wing Christian conspiracy freaks. There are lunatic...
  • America Prepares to Get Angry at Jon (The Most Influential Man of 2010) Stewart

    10/26/2010 11:17:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 10/26/10 | Elspeth Reeve
    America Prepares to Get Angry at Jon StewartBy Elspeth Reeve | October 26, 2010 11:38am Jon Stewart has begun his tour of the nation's capital with a taping of The Daily Show before a "very, very policy-oriented" audience in Washington, The Washington Post's Dan Zak reports. ("We're not used to people nodding, like, 'Oh, I worked on that bill,' " Stewart said.) Stewart and Stephen Colbert's many young fans are packing their bags and arranging for sofas to crash on as they ready to head into D.C. for the comedians' pro-satire Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. But not everyone's...
  • Behar: "This Bit**" Sharron Angle Is "Going To Hell"

    10/26/2010 10:51:42 AM PDT · by earlJam · 87 replies
    "The View" co-host Joy Behar flips out after Sharron Angle attacks Harry Reid on his position on illegal immigration. (video at link)
  • Juan Williams ‘Talking Points Memo’ to NPR - A Good One!

    10/22/2010 6:44:52 PM PDT · by Company Man · 105 replies · 1+ views
    LIBNOT ^ | 10/22/90
    Juan Williams gives a talking points memo to npr. And how.
  • THE SAD FINAL DAYS OF ELIZABETH EDWARDS

    10/17/2010 11:04:35 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 56 replies · 1+ views
    "I have stage 4 cancer and I'm dying." With those brave words, ELIZABETH EDWARDS acknowledged for the first time that she is losing her battle with advanced breast cancer. In a dramatic public statement to a luncheon audience on Oct. 7, courageous Elizabeth confirmed a recent ENQUIRER article that her treatments have not been successful. "The outlook for me is pretty dim unless there are great breakthroughs," said the 61-year-old estranged wife of disgraced presidential candidate John Edwards. In The ENQUIRER issue that went on sale Sept. 23, we reported that Elizabeth appeared to be "losing her brave battle" and...
  • Only you can stop corporate money in elections

    10/14/2010 7:40:13 AM PDT · by workerbee · 11 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 10/14/10 | Paul Loeb
    ***SNIP*** So I'm delighted the Democrats are finally hitting back at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other Republican front groups for dumping millions of dollars of untraceable corporate contributions into the election, with the total likely to exceed $300 million. But since Democrats haven't exactly been innocent of taking special interest money in the past, we, ordinary citizens, need to be the ones driving this issue. We need to make the buying of our democracy the salient issue of the coming election and beyond, because it affects everything else that we need to change. ***SNIP*** We also need to...
  • MTV Denies That Obama Telecast Is Political (No equal time for GOP...)

    10/13/2010 8:09:19 AM PDT · by massmike · 76 replies · 1+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 10/13/2010 | Emily Miller
    Viacom networks MTV, BET and CMT are giving an hour of free air time to President Obama less than three weeks before the midterm elections. The so-called “A Conversation with President Obama” will be live and commercial-free on six Viacom networks at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The networks will not give equal time to a Republican before the election, according to a spokeswoman. MTV denies that the Obama hour of TV is political, despite the timing, weeks before the midterm elections.
  • Video: Reporter Threatens Radio Host Over Rahm Questioning

    10/13/2010 10:23:47 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 4 replies
    In Chicago, WIND radio show host William Kelly was on a mission to get answers from current mayoral candidate and Obama’s former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel. Despite the other reporters acting as a force to protect Rahm against Kelly’s tough questions over the stimulus bill and his residency, his persistence is highly entertaining.
  • 'Year of the Republican Woman' Sets Politico Spinning

    10/12/2010 1:30:07 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 20 replies
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | October 12, 2010 | Krista West
    From Tea Party activists to “mama grizzlies,” the number of female conservative candidates in this year’s election is unprecedented. This surge in the number of right-leaning ladies has not only caught the Democratic Party’s attention. Several media outlets have jumped on board to lend support to the female democratic candidates who are in danger of losing their seats.  Politico dedicated roughly 1300 words to the subject of female candidates in this year’s election in an Oct. 12 article, but it could only spare about 174 words on the conservative candidates. The article could easily double as a campaign literature touting...
  • Report: Candidate in Ohio wore German SS uniform (MSM Spin, Desperation Alert)

    10/10/2010 3:52:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 9, 2010
    TOLEDO, Ohio — A report says a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Ohio dressed up in a German SS uniform to participate in Nazi reenactments. Excerpted per FR posting rules.