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  • MSNBC Wins Night One from the DNC

    09/05/2012 12:47:49 PM PDT · by StevenFlorida · 59 replies
    MSNBC was the #1 cable news channel last night in primetime. We’re checking records, but it may be the first time in the network’s 16 years of existence it has ever won a night. With coverage from the first night of the DNC, MSNBC averaged 3.298 million total viewers and 1.067 million demo viewers, ahead of CNN (3.003M / 1.002M) and Fox News (2.515M / 554K). Compared to night one of the 2008 DNC, MSNBC was up +53% in total viewers in primetime while CNN was down -23% and Fox News was down -17% In the 10pm hour, NBC led...
  • Cory Booker: Raising taxes on the rich is about ‘patriotism,’ not ‘class warfare’.

    09/05/2012 11:53:59 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/4/2012 | Holly Bailey
    CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker delivered a passionate defense of Democratic efforts to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, insisting it's about love of country. "Being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare. It's patriotism," Booker said, disputing an attack line often mentioned by Mitt Romney and his GOP allies. Everyone, Booker argued, must pay their "fair share" at a time when the country is facing the enormous burden of paying down debts incurred by two wars.
  • CNN Fact Check: About those 4.5 million jobs ...

    09/05/2012 8:00:49 AM PDT · by bigbob · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-5-12 | CNN Wire Staff
    <p>Anyone watching the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night heard the number 4.5 million several times.</p> <p>"Despite incredible odds and united Republican opposition, our president took action, and now we've seen 4.5 million new jobs," San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the party's keynote speaker, said.</p>
  • Kal Penn pokes fun at Clint Eastwood at U.S. Democratic National Convention

    09/05/2012 11:43:52 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    hollywood.com ^ | Sept. 5, 2012
    Movie legend Eastwood hit headlines after his bizarre performance in Tampa, Florida last Thursday (30Aug12), during which the Dirty Harry star chatted to an invisible Obama about foreign policy and economics, suggesting it was time for the President to be replaced by his party's candidate, Mitt Romney. His eyebrow-raising antics provided great material for Penn, who is now a member of the leader's White House Office of Public Engagement, and he took the opportunity as one of the main speakers on the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina to mock the film veteran. Praising Obama...
  • Some Obama programs embellished by Democrats

    09/05/2012 11:39:50 AM PDT · by rocksandbroncs · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 5, 8:49 AM EDT | TOM RAUM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Speakers at the Democratic National Convention portrayed President Barack Obama's presidency in glowing terms Tuesday evening, but sometimes left out important details or embellished his record. Others mischaracterized programs backed by Republican challenger Mitt Romney and GOP running mate Paul Ryan. Obama's landmark health care overhaul, which Republicans lacerated at their convention last week, and his job-creation performance were among the initiatives burnished the most.
  • JJ on PBS "Jefferson Davis Democrats became Goldwater Republicans

    09/05/2012 7:41:25 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 42 replies
    Human Events ^ | John Gizzi  
    Separately, Jackson cited “a ‘New South’ that has been created largely by the civil rights marches and then by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which President Johnson got passed through Congress in 1965.” One far-reaching effect of the Voting Rights Act, said Jackson, “is that politics have changed in the South. Jefferson Davis Democrats became Goldwater Republicans and the Lincoln Republicans became Johnson Democrats.” Both Jackson and Metcalf agreed that a winning tactic on the part of the new Democratic coalition they envision is full-scale combat with the tea party conservatives and their agenda to cut government. “45 percent...
  • Lake Park Man Allegedly Obsessed With Fox News, GOP Is in Jail After Threats Made to Girlfriend

    09/03/2012 11:20:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 | Cynthia Roldan
    A Lake Park man “obsessed with Fox News and the Republican party” is in jail today after he allegedly said that he felt he was going to have to kill his girlfriend because she was a “liberal.” David A. Kappheim, 60, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail without bail. He was arrested Tuesday and the arresting Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy placed Kappheim under a Baker Act. Kappheim is facing charges of domestic battery, aggravated assault and criminal mischief. Kappheim’s 59-year-old girlfriend, whose name was withheld in the report, told the deputy a number of incidents happened...
  • “You Didn’t Build That” Isn’t Going Away: It doesn’t matter what Obama meant. Here’s why.

    09/02/2012 7:40:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    Slate ^ | August 30, 2012 | Rachael Larimore
    The official theme of the GOP convention Wednesday night was "We Can Change That," but that didn’t stop several of the speakers from revisiting Tuesday’s theme, the base-rallying battle cry: “We Built It.” The message: The righteous exploitation of President Obama’s “You Didn’t Build That” gaffe isn’t going away. Ever since the president stood before a crowd of supporters in Roanoke, Va., on July 13 and, while explaining why the wealthy should pay more in taxes, uttered the infamous words “If you've got a business—you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen,” conservatives have hammered him for his disregard...
  • Paul Ryan's ex-lover spent five months in prison for defrauding her employer out of $77,000

    09/02/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 95 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2012
    Paul Ryan's African-American college sweetheart has spent time in prison for wire fraud, it emerged today. Deneeta Pope hit headlines after MailOnline revealed that she was the Republican vice-presidential candidate's ex-girlfriend who opened his eyes to the evils of racism.
  • Who Is The Smallest Government Spender Since Eisenhower? Would You Believe It's Barack Obama?

    09/01/2012 5:57:29 PM PDT · by Major Matt Mason · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/24/12 | Rick Ungar
    It’s enough to make even the most ardent Obama cynic scratch his head in confusion. Amidst all the cries of Barack Obama being the most prolific big government spender the nation has ever suffered, Marketwatch is reporting that our president has actually been tighter with a buck than any United States president since Dwight D. Eisenhower...
  • Romney's storm-delayed convention limps into motion

    08/27/2012 5:40:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 27, 2012 | Matt Spetalnick
    Forget the loud music, cheering crowds and funny hats. Instead of opening with a bang as originally planned, Mitt Romney's Republican convention started with a whimper on Monday as party leaders staged a low-key session while Tropical Storm Isaac churned through the Gulf of Mexico. The tone was deliberately subdued after Isaac led Republicans to scrap most of their first day's schedule in Tampa, complicating plans to showcase Romney to voters as the presidential candidate heads into a 10-week sprint to his November 6 election battle against Democratic President Barack Obama.Sunshine broke through the clouds in Tampa as the host...
  • What one issue do voters want addressed at the Republican National Convention?

    08/27/2012 7:21:57 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 27 Aug 2012
    Yahoo! News asked voters to pinpoint one single issue they want the GOP to talk about during its convention in Tampa, Fla. Through their photos and words, here's what's important in their lives.
  • Study: Are Liberals Smarter Than Conservatives?

    08/27/2012 1:46:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    TIME ^ | John Cloud
    The notion that liberals are smarter than conservatives is familiar to anyone who has spent time on a college campus. The College Democrats are said to be ugly, smug and intellectual; the College Republicans, pretty, belligerent and dumb. There's enough truth in both stereotypes that the vast majority of college students opt not to join either club. But are liberals actually smarter? A libertarian (and, as such, nonpartisan) researcher, Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Political Science, has just written a paper that is set to be published in March by the journal Social Psychology Quarterly. The...
  • Paul Ryan's Black ex-girlfriend bad for GOP, 2012 elections? (barf)

    08/26/2012 6:22:26 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 75 replies
    Examiner ^ | Aug 22, 2012 | Bruce Baker
    Rep. Paul Ryan's ex-girlfriend -- who happens to be black -- is the focus of a debate on whether race matters in the 2012 elections for the GOP. Who knew African American girlfriends from the past would become an issue of debate to measure Mitt Romney's running-mate's electability? Monday, Keli Goff, the political correspondent for TheRoot.com, published a story that has ignited a discussion about race in America and if it is fair game during an election year. The post is titled, "What We Know About Paul Ryan and Blacks." -snip- "For the record: No, I am not calling Ryan...
  • Through a series of pictures, Getty Images notes GOP convention location as "Stripper Capitol"

    08/24/2012 10:46:51 AM PDT · by dead · 17 replies
    They're not saying... they're just saying. Links only, since it's Getty:http://www.daylife.com/photo/0c69evCer04wL?__site=daylife&q=Worldhttp://www.daylife.com/photo/08j4dFX7PQ949?__site=daylife&q=Worldhttp://www.daylife.com/photo/0gxK6TPc4a1eP?__site=daylife&q=World
  • Jay Leno on Tonight Show Layoffs: 'We've Been Taken Over By Bain Capital'

    08/21/2012 8:03:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies
    Jay Leno on Tonight Show Layoffs: 'We've Been Taken Over By Bain Capital' By Noel Sheppard Created 08/21/2012 - 10:18am Jay Leno on Monday addressed the recent announcement that there have been numerous layoffs at NBC's Tonight Show forcing him to take a pay cut to save some of his staff. Feeling the need to take a cheap shot at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Leno quipped, “Turns out now we've been taken over by Bain Capital" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Leno began his opening monologue saying, “Welcome to the Tonight Show, or as Comcast calls us,...
  • CNN Hammering The Akin Story Home Every 15 Minutes Now

    08/21/2012 8:37:12 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 102 replies
    Vanity | 8-21-11 | TCRLAF
    It's like it's the ONLY news happening on the entire planet. Anyone else noticing this? They are spending 3 minutes of every 15 on this, and have been, all morning. CBS Evening News devoted a FULL EIGHT MINUTES to this last night.
  • Todd Akin's Sinking Ship (inside info -- the real reason he MUST GO)

    08/20/2012 6:44:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 193 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 8-2012 | (comments by DFU)
    THE ARTICLE COMMENTS: Here is the real problem. My own investigation reveals the following: 1 - one night he was drunk and partying with young women; he drove off a bridge, ran away like a coward, did not get help for 8 hours, and let the young woman die in an air pocket in 6 feet of water 2 - at a conference, he brutally bit and raped a nursing home operator and told her to put ice on it 3 - in his office, he assaulted a woman pleading for a job whose husband had just died 4...
  • Sign The Petition To Get Todd Akin To Pull Out!

    08/20/2012 5:50:39 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 8/20/2012 | Dick Morris
    Sign The Petition To Get Todd Akin To Pull Out! 8,910 Letters and Emails Sent So Far
  • Obama 47% Romney 46% (Reg. Voters / Dems sampled +6)

    08/20/2012 2:39:50 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 56 replies
    Monmouth College ^ | 8/20/2012 | Patrick Murray
    In the presidential contest, registered voters give a slight edge to the incumbent, with 45% saying they intend to support Barack Obama in this year’s election compared to 41% for Mitt Romney. That advantage narrows to 46% – 45% among American voters who are considered the most likely to vote at this time. In June, Obama’s lead in the Monmouth University Poll was 46% to 42% among registered voters and 47% to 46% among likely voters. Independent voters are split – 40% for Romney to 37% for Obama. Obama claims 87% support among Democrats and Romney has 87% of the...