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  • Democrat Debate [Live thread]

    10/13/2015 2:55:19 PM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 1,557 replies
    Self | 10/15/2015 | EQAndyBuzz
    Might as well open a thread on this. This is going to be good.
  • Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president?

    11/13/2014 9:33:46 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 117 replies
    Angie Drobnic Holan ^ | August 20th, 2013 | Tampa Bay Times
    Can Ted Cruz run for president if he was born in Canada? The Republican senator from Texas says he can. And just to be sure, he’s taking the extra step of renouncing the Canadian citizenship he says he didn’t even know he had. Cruz -- full name: Rafael Edward Cruz --was born in Canada in 1970 because his father was working for the oil industry there. The senator’s recently released birth certificate shows his mother was born in Delaware and his father was born in Cuba. The Cruz family left Canada a few years later. Cruz grew up in Texas...
  • Feds Creating Database to Track ‘Hate Speech’ on Twitter

    08/25/2014 6:10:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies ^ | August 25, 2014 3:30 pm | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter. ... “This service could mitigate the diffusion of false and misleading ideas, detect hate speech and subversive propaganda [?], and assist in the preservation of open debate,” the grant said. ... “Truthy” claims to be non-partisan. However, the project’s lead investigator Filippo Menczer proclaims his support for numerous progressive advocacy groups, including President Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action,, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Amnesty International, and True Majority. ... The government-funded researchers hope that the public will use...
  • Texas GOP advances ‘reparative therapy’ for gays

    06/06/2014 2:49:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 6, 2014 2:51 AM EDT | Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert
    The Texas Republican Party would endorse psychological treatment that seeks to turn gay people straight under a new platform partly aimed at rebuking laws in California and New Jersey that ban so-called “reparative therapy” on minors. A push to include the new anti-gay language survived a key vote late Thursday in Fort Worth at the Texas Republican Convention where, across the street, tea party star U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz fired up attendees at a rally to defend marriage as between a man and a woman. Under the new proposed plank, the Texas GOP will “recognize the legitimacy and efficacy of...
  • CNN’s Borger: Best Way to Defeat a Woman Is to Portray Her as ‘Emotional Wreck’

    05/22/2014 12:11:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Mediaite - CNN ^ | May 20th, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    CNN’s Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger argued on Tuesday that the “war on women” is actually tenable politics. At least, it is when Democrats are that war’s prosecutors. In a discussion regarding the uncovering of Oregon Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby’s police records pertaining to past domestic disputes – records which were reportedly dug up by the state’s Democratic Party — Borger said that the Beaver State’s Democrats were merely playing smart politics. The surest way to make a female candidate toxic to persuadable voters, she said, is to portray that candidate as a basket case. “What do you...
  • The Destroyer Cometh (A dumbed-down Democratic party runs out of ideas.)

    03/08/2014 6:20:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 8, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Here is a selection of recent headlines: “Jon Stewart Destroys Megyn Kelly,” “Jon Stewart Destroys Fox News’ ‘Spite-Driven Anger Machine,’” “Jon Stewart Destroys What’s Left of Peggy Noonan’s Credibility,” “Jon Stewart Destroys Fox News Over Syria Coverage,” “Jon Stewart Destroys Glenn Beck’s Utopia,” “Jon Stewart Destroys Bill O’Reilly” — there are about 520,000 more — and, not to be missed, “Jon Stewart Destroys Chicago-Style Pizza.” The sound of terrors is in his ears at 11 p.m. on Comedy Central, and in prosperity the destroyer cometh upon him. Mr. Stewart is the host of a fake news show, the genesis of...
  • Why are the rules always different for women?

    02/01/2014 6:55:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | February 1, 2014 | Professor Mirta Ojito, Columbia Univ.
    Am I the only reader who talks to her newspaper? Who chokes on her steaming cup of café con leche and wonders out loud about fundamental issues of decency and fairness? Why, oh, why do we continue reading that Wendy Davis, a state senator who wants to be the first Democratic governor of Texas in 20 years, left her daughters, then 2 and 8, with her then-husband, Jeff Davis, while she pursued a law degree at Harvard University? Given that he is the father of one of those daughters and the stepfather of the other, it would make more sense...
  • Wendy Davis gains nothing from engaging Bristol Palin on the subject of responsible motherhood

    01/30/2014 6:47:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 30, 2014 | Tod Robberson, Editorial Writer
    Wendy Davis needs to remember one important thing: She is running for governor of Texas, and for now, her focus needs to be on the Democratic primary. Period. Which means she doesn’t have to answer to Rush Limbaugh or any other GOP commentator on the national stage. She is not vying for Rush’s vote, nor is she going to win over the kinds of Texas voters who listen regularly to Rush Limbaugh. So who cares what he thinks? Doubly so for Bristol Palin. The daughter of embarrassingly disastrous GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has zero political insights that are...
  • What is wrong with this guy? He is such a jerk! He is a repeat offender!

    01/28/2014 6:34:18 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 14 replies ^ | 01/27/2014 | Greta Van Susteren
    This posting is not about Wendy Davis. It is not about her views. This is about a man who has pattern of being disrespectful to women: We are a big nation with different viewpoints. We won’t always agree…but a strong debate is helpful when we disagree. Sometimes if you are smart in your debate, you persuade someone who otherwise had disagreed with you. And then there are the creeps who take cheap shots because they are too ignorant and small to engage in an important discussion. The best they can do is make themselves look really bad. No one should...
  • Huckabee: Democrats think 'women can't control their libidos' [WH Spokesman is offended]

    01/23/2014 11:46:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23, 2014 | Cameron Joseph with Justin Sink
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) attacked Democrats for their "war on women" argument, saying it was their party who wasn't standing up for women. "It's time Republicans no longer accept listening to the Democrats talk about a 'war on women,' " Huckabee said during a speech at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting in Washington. "Republicans don’t have a war on women; they have a war for women, to empower them to be something other than victims of their gender." Huckabee instead said it was Democrats who are insulting women. "If Democrats want to insult the women of America...
  • NBC’s Maria Shriver Offers Fawning Profile of “Overnight Sensation” Wendy Davis

    01/18/2014 1:10:05 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    Life News ^ | 1-16-14 | Kyle Drennan
    In a glowing profile of Texas state senator and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis that amounted to a campaign commercial on Wednesday’s NBC Today, correspondent Maria Shriver proclaimed: “Wendy Davis became a familiar name last year when she stood in her pink tennis shoes for eleven hours to defeat a Texas abortion bill. Even though the bill eventually passed, Davis became a star. And her story, her personal story, resonated across this country.” [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Following footage of cheering Davis supports, Shriver lobbed this ridiculous softball to the Texas abortion heroine:...
  • After Cancellation of Reality Show, Meghan McCain to Host News Talk Show

    01/14/2014 6:57:52 PM PST · by dynachrome · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-12-14 | Warner Todd Huston
    After only one short season, Senator John McCain's daughter Meghan saw the cancellation of her reality show, Raising McCain. However, on the heels of that cancellation, the Pivot Network has now announced that McCain will host a midnight political talk show. McCain's reality show debuted in September but apparently is already done. Despite the personal appeal of its star to liberals, Raising McCain was widely panned by reviewers. In fact, it was mocked outright. The show was said to be plumbing "new depths of irritation" and was a "caricature of youth political engagement." One reviewer even pointedly said that the...
  • Seven Phony Hate Crimes Trumpeted By The Media

    11/30/2013 4:38:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | November 30, 2013 | John Hawkins
    One of the oldest rules in psychology and economics is that if you reward a behavior, you can expect to see it more often. In America, we reward victimhood. That makes us feel good about ourselves and in some cases, it helps improve the lives of the people who've been victimized, but there's a dark side to it as well. It creates perverse incentives for people, it helps legitimize a victimhood mentality, and it also encourages people to fake hate crimes. Under normal circumstances, that would seldom happen. However, in a society where we celebrate victimhood and savagely attack people...
  • The Koch brothers aren't the ones dumping the most into state elections

    11/14/2013 5:48:09 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/13/2013 | Alex Pappas
    Do you think the Koch brothers and other super-rich conservatives are the ones spending more money than anyone else to influence elections in states across the country? You’re wrong.
  • John Boehner must cut loose the Tea Party

    09/11/2013 11:41:50 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 11, 2013 | By Greg Sargent
    Here’s the read among Congressional Dems on this fall’s fiscal fights. At some point, House GOP leaders will have to pass an important bill with a lot of Democratic support — stiff-arming the Tea Party in the process. GOP leaders are trying to defer that moment for as long as possible, but there’s just no clear way around it. Multiple reports this morning tell us House GOP leaders are struggling to round up support among House Republicans for their new strategy for the fall. They are proposing a vote on a measure that would temporarily fund the government at current...
  • Polling company did poll that predicted Colorado recall results *exactly* and didn't release it!

    09/11/2013 11:13:39 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 16 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | Sept 11, 2013
    The next time you're wondering if polls are biased, just remember this admission from Public Policy Polling: Reflecting on the Colorado recalls We did a poll last weekend in Colorado Senate District 3 and found that voters intended to recall Angela Giron by a 12 point margin, 54/42. In a district that Barack Obama won by almost 20 points I figured there was no way that could be right and made a rare decision not to release the poll. It turns out we should have had more faith in our numbers becaue she was indeed recalled by 12 points. What's...
  • New San Antonio Decree: Politicians Will Lose Jobs If They Speak Against Homosexuals

    09/09/2013 6:21:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | September 6, 2013 | Theodore Shoebat
    Absolute equality is absolute despotism. This statement is becoming truer every moment in which the Sodomite agenda is incessantly advancing over the moral infrastructures, and they are not doing so without destroying lives. Look at the decree that was just passed in San Antonio, TX, which now prohibits all those in political office from being bias toward homosexuals. Homosexuality is not a right, and sodomite marriage is not even recognized in the state of Texas, yet the reprobates are not stopping in their endeavorment to make everyone accept them. Now let me make one thing clear, this bill is not...
  • Liberals accuse GOP congressional candidate of masturbating at work (Log Cabin Repuke)

    08/24/2013 7:52:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/24/2013 | Alex Pappas
    Just because Bob Filner — accused by numerous women of sexual harassment — resigned as mayor of San Diego on Friday doesn’t mean the city doesn’t have another potential sticky wicket on its hands.A California news outlet is reporting that Carl DeMaio, a Republican who once ran against Filner for mayor but is now running for Congress, is now being accused by his former colleagues on the city council of, well, masturbating while on the job.Two Democratic members of the San Diego City Council were quoted on the record at making the allegation that DeMaio often polished his family jewels...
  • Breaking: FBI Asked to Probe Secret Recordings of McConnell Meeting

    04/09/2013 7:41:07 AM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | Paul Steinhauser
    The FBI has been asked to investigate how Mother Jones, a liberal magazine, obtained a recording of political aides meeting with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell discussing opposition research on Ashley Judd, a source close the McConnell re-election campaign tells CNN.
  • Leno: AP Replaces 'Illegal Immigrant' With 'Undocumented Democrat' [Funny Because it is True!]

    04/03/2013 7:38:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/3/13 | By Noel Sheppard
    The Associated Press announced Tuesday that it will no longer use the term “illegal immigrant.” On NBC’s Tonight Show, host Jay Leno said, “They will now use the phrase ‘undocumented Democrat’” (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary)...
  • Thrill Is Gone ? Matthews Turns On Obama; ‘I Hear Stories That You Would Not Believe’

    11/20/2011 1:30:00 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 169 replies ^ | NOVEMBER 20, 2011 |
    In an explosive interview on MSNBC, Chris Matthews has harsh criticism for President Obama and his team of advisers.
  • Controversy proves collusion among liberal journalists

    08/02/2010 9:18:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 5+ views ^ | August 1, 2010 | Glenn Harian Reynolds
    Conservatives have long claimed that the media is biased against them and tries hard to shape stories in ways that help Democrats and hurt Republicans. This has sometimes been dismissed as paranoia - as in my former MSNBC co-blogger Eric Alterman's book, "What Liberal Media?" - but it turns out to be truer than they imagined. If this were a Hollywood movie, there would have been clandestine meetings in basements or bars or parking garages. But since it was real life, it was just an e-mail list, called "JournoList," set up by the Washington Post's Ezra Klein. It had over...
  • Poll: People want Democrats to retain control of Congress

    06/16/2010 7:20:16 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 97 replies · 2,164+ views
    LA Times ^ | 06-16-2010
    There are glimmers of hope for Democrats battling to retain control of Congress in this fall's elections, with the party holding a slender edge in public trust for shepherding the economy and small gains in those saying their finances are healthy, according to a new poll. The reeling economy remains the American public's top concern, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll conducted earlier this month, making public attitudes about it crucial for both parties' hopes in November. The good news for Democrats: By a slim margin (47% to 42%), people trust them more than Republicans to guide the economy. And...
  • Recent Left Wing Threats of Violence (Let's Document Them)

    03/25/2010 10:29:08 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 61 replies · 1,247+ views
    03/25/10 | Reaganesque
    Let's document here the numerous death threats the Left has made against us and right-wing politicians. A few that come to my mind immediately: The movie "Death of a President" (2006) by British film makers Gabriel Range and Simon Finch Cindy Sheehan's Book: "Peace Mom" in which she fantasizes about going back in time and killing the infant George W. Bush. Alec Baldwin's suggestion on the David Letterman show that Henry Hyde and his family should be dragged into the street and stoned to death. Nicholson Baker's " Checkpoint," a novella conversation between two people about the advisability of assassinating...
  • Photographer & Newsweek Violated Contract Using Sarah Palin Photo

    11/18/2009 2:11:56 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 12 replies · 1,433+ views
    The photographer who shot the picture violated his contract by reselling them to Newsweek. That photographer, Brian Adams, could not immediately be reached, and his agent, Kelly Price, declined to comment, saying, "I keep all of my clients' business private." But a spokeswoman for Runner's World confirms that Adams's contract contained a clause stipulating that his photos of Palin would be under embargo for a period of one year following publication -- meaning until August 2010. "Runner's World did not provide Newsweek with its cover image," the spokeswoman said. "It was provided to Newsweek by the photographer's stock agency, without...
  • Palin's Red Menace (Is Palinism the new McCarthyism?)

    08/18/2009 10:26:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies · 1,738+ views
    Washington comPost ^ | 8/18/2009 | Richard Cohen
    Try this on for size: Palinism. What is it? It is an updated version of McCarthyism, which takes its name from the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin liar, demagogue and drunk, and means, according to Wikipedia, "reckless, unsubstantiated accusations, as well as demagogic attacks on the character or patriotism of political adversaries." As far as we know, Sarah Palin is not a drunk. But she certainly shares McCarthy's other attributes -- and this one as well: the ability to drive the debate. In McCarthy's day, it was anti-communism coupled with national security, and it hardly mattered that he frequently...
  • Feds drop prosecution in NH phone-jamming case

    05/27/2009 8:00:50 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 488+ views
    Bangor, Maine (AP) -- The federal government has ended its prosecution of a former Republican political organizer linked to a plot to jam Democratic phone lines in New Hampshire. The case against James Tobin, of Bangor, Maine, came to a quiet conclusion last week with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissing an appeal by prosecutors.
  • OMG !!! Non-Profit Status For NEWSPAPERS?!?!?

    03/24/2009 10:17:26 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 29 replies · 786+ views
    Brietbart/Yidwithlid ^ | 3/24/09 | Yidwithlid
    Non-Profit may describe a newspaper's balance sheet, but it does not describe its tax status, unless of course, if Senator Benjamin Cardin( D-Md.) gets his way. The Senator introduced a bill on the Senate floor today that would allow newspapers to elect to receive tax-exempt status all they have to do is promise not to endorse any political candidates (but they can report on the campaign):
  • Secret Service probes death threats against Obama ("Kill him" rumor at McCain/Palin Rally)

    10/09/2008 8:02:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 3,456+ views
    The US Secret Service has investigated an alleged death threat against Democrat Barack Obama that was yelled out on Monday at a rally for his Republican rival John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin. The probe by the service that protects US presidents, past and present, visiting world leaders and US presidential candidates, stems from a report by The Washington Post about a shout, “kill him,” heard during the rally when Obama’s name came up. The alleged threat was made when Palin was speaking of Obama’s relations with former 1960s radical Bill Ayers, whose group “The Weathermen” carried out a...
  • Did Someone At A McCain Rally Really Call For Obama To Be Killed? (as FRANK RICH says!)

    10/12/2008 10:39:11 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 59 replies · 2,068+ views
    Michael Graham ^ | October 12, 2008 @ 10:16 | Michael Graham
    Frank Rich of the NYTimes. Why is this man lying? Reading the New York Times and expecting the truth is like going to a brothel and expecting to find true love.  Reading NYTimes columnist Frank Rich and expecting anything other than dishonest, partisan hyperventilating is even dumber. But when it comes to a serious issue like allegations of death threats against Sen. Obama, I'd like to think that Rich or his NYTimes editors might have some sense of journalistic responsibility.That's how much of a Pollyanna I am.In his column today, Rich writes about fears of assassination attempts against Sen. Obama and the decision of...
  • Kaine and Webb: Newsman Tim Russert influenced Virginia elections

    06/14/2008 1:01:19 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 53 replies · 179+ views
    WTOP ^ | June 14, 2008 | Bob Lewis, AP
    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - If not for "Meet The Press" and its host, Tim Russert, Jim Webb figures he may not be a United States senator. And a debate moderated by the NBC newsman who died Friday was a turning point in Democrat Timothy M. Kaine's campaign for governor. Both candidates fondly recalled Russert on Saturday at the Virginia Democratic Convention and acknowledged his role in pivotal moments in their 2005 and 2006 campaigns. Webb said his September 2006 appearance alongside Republican Sen. George Allen on "Meet The Press" was the turning point in his narrow, come-from-behind victory over Allen...
  • Brace Yourself: McCain's Manager Calls CNN 'The Clinton News Network'

    11/14/2007 2:03:24 PM PST · by JRochelle · 51 replies · 238+ views
    national review ^ | 11/14/2007 | Jim Geraghty
    Hell has frozen over, bears no longer do that thing in the woods, and pigs are flying... ... because folks, John McCain is running against the media. His campaign manager is calling CNN the Clinton News Network. Team McCain is swinging away at Rick Sanchez, who I ought to note, used to host the Sunday night blogger chat segments that I appear on from time to time. I think Sanchez is a pretty good anchor, but I saw the segment last night, and it seemed to be a pretty obvious effort to turn the question to McCain into a YouTube...
  • Kucinich's Diet ("I'm 60, my wife's 29. You draw your own conclusions")

    08/27/2007 6:52:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 72 replies · 3,336+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2007 | The Washington Times
    Kucinich's diet Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) offered an explanation for why he chooses a vegan diet today during the LiveStrong presidential candidates forum on cancer. He explained he has dropped 25 pounds since taking on a no-meat diet. He said his food choices give him tons of energy to use on the campaign trail, and, apparently, in his personal life. "I'm 60, my wife's 29. You draw your own conclusions," he said, adding as the MSNBC camera panned to wife Elizabeth: "Diet helps." Moderator Lance Armstrong complained, "This has really deteriorated," but then joined in the fun: "I would just...
  • Bill Clinton Can Still Bag 'Em

    06/23/2007 1:00:41 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies · 1,101+ views
    Former President May Still Be Ultimate Power Broker (CBS) HARLEM -- At about 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, 13 floors above 125th Street off Fifth in Harlem, the former President of the United States walks into a packed double conference-sized room with not enough room on the riser in the back for all the TV cameras. And only two or three of the cameras are from local news or the usual networks. Many are from business outlets, and half are from international news agencies, particularly outfits that cover Latin America. Because standing there with Mr. Clinton are Frank Giustra, one of...
  • The Plan to Take Down Fred Thompson (Drudge Title)

    06/13/2007 6:09:12 AM PDT · by RDTF · 287 replies · 4,769+ views
    The politico via Drudge Report ^ | June 13, 2007 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Fred Thompson has had a relatively easy ride as he has flirted with a bid for the Republican presidential nomination. His strategists have found traction promoting him as the heir to Ronald Reagan -- and a conservative alternative to the top tier of the GOP field. But the ride is starting to get a bit bumpy. Opponents and their researchers have begun working -- mostly behind the scenes -- to highlight perceived soft spots in his conservative bona fides. And Thompson will have to neutralize questions on the campaign trail and in the media about his centrist votes in the...
  • Time Selects Question for Tancredo: 'Why Do You Hate Mexicans?'

    06/05/2007 5:11:20 PM PDT · by chronotrigger · 91 replies · 2,266+ views
    MRC ^ | Tim Graham
    It's been eight weeks since Time magazine redesigned itself, and part of that refurbishment is handing over the "Ten Questions" interview inquiries to the readers instead of Time's reporters. In the June 11 edition, Time's interviewee was Rep. Tom Tancredo, a presidential contender and one of the nation's leading opponents of illegal immigration. Among the questions Time selected for Tancredo was a whopper from Ubaldo Padilla of Oroville, California: "Why do you hate Mexicans?" It wasn't the only snotty question Time picked. There was also James Smith of Phoenix, who asked: "I recently found out my family came from Holland...
  • CNN REPORTING AND POLLING BIAS EXPOSED ON YOUTUBE - Vinod Gupta's Opinion Research Corporation

    05/24/2007 7:51:35 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 29 replies · 1,504+ views
    FR, NY Sun, documents, other sources ^ | 5-23-07 | Doug from Upland
    WATCH THE VIDEO AND PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS There is a reason that CNN has been known as CLINTON NEWS NETWORK. Rick Kaplan made it so. And now, it gets even better. The man in charge of the polling for CNN is a personal friend and big donor of the Clintons. Learn all about Vinod Gupta. He is in the perfect position to skew poll questions to benefit Hillary. BILL'S UGLY BUDDY (PAYMENTS FROM SCANDAL-TIED FIRM) CNN Pollster Vinod Gupta donates $1000 to Hillary Clinton - "She'll be our next President" CLINTON PAL EYEBALLED (InfoUSA CEO Vinod...
  • Republicans defect to the Obama camp

    05/07/2007 1:25:24 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 97 replies · 2,768+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | 5/6/07 | Sarah Baxter
    DISILLUSIONED supporters of President George W Bush are defecting to Barack Obama, the Democratic senator for Illinois, as the White House candidate with the best chance of uniting a divided nation. Tom Bernstein went to Yale University with Bush and co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team with him. In 2004 he donated the maximum $2,000 to the president’s reelection campaign and gave $50,000 to the Republican National Committee. This year he is switching his support to Obama. He is one of many former Bush admirers who find the Democrat newcomer appealing. Matthew Dowd, Bush’s chief campaign strategist in 2004, announced...
  • Pulling the plug on offensive comments (

    05/06/2007 6:44:54 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 33 replies · 1,786+ views
    The Swamp ChiTrib Weblog ^ | 05/05/07 | Chicago Tribune Weblog
    Posted by the Washington Bureau at 8:50 am CDT As anyone who has spent any time reading news Weblogs such as the Swamp knows, reader comments are central to the lines of communication that are opened by debate over the issues -- or sometimes quirky stories -- of the day. But in the interest of civil debate, comments sometimes are not accepted. At, they have found so many offensive comments about Sen. Barack Obama that are objectionable for their racial bias or other prejudice that they are no longer accepting comments on their stories posted about the senator who...
  • O’Reilly: Media Matters and Soros Funding

    05/06/2007 10:22:06 AM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies · 1,745+ views
    News ^ | May 6, 2007 | Staff
    The war of words between Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and the left-wing Web site Media Matters for America has heated up, with O’Reilly accusing the site of lying about funding from Bush-bashing financier George Soros. On April 24, O’Reilly told viewers of “The O’Reilly Factor” that Soros and several other wealthy radicals were helping to fund Media Matters — which says it is dedicated to “correcting conservative misinformation” in the U.S. media — by donating money to a foundation that in turn contributed to the Web site. Media Matters countered that while Soros’ Open Society Institute (OSI) did contribute to...
  • Group launches ad against McCain's joke [The liberal group is launching an ad........]

    04/20/2007 8:28:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 53 replies · 795+ views
    Group launches ad against McCain's joke By LIBBY QUAID, Associated Press Writer 5 minutes ago The liberal group is launching an ad against Republican John McCain (news, bio, voting record) and his joke about bombing Iran, arguing that the nation "can't afford another reckless president." The group plans to spend about $100,000 to air a commercial on network and some cable television stations in Iowa and New Hampshire, states that hold early contests in the presidential nomination process, spokesman Alex Howe said Friday. McCain, campaigning Wednesday in South Carolina, answered a question about military action against Iran with the...
  • 'Today' Can't Find a Republican To Discuss McCain Announcement

    03/01/2007 5:16:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies · 1,326+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A Democratic senator has just announced his presidential candidacy. On the next morning's "Fox & Friends," a Fox News reporter who recently denied that Fox has any conservative leanings or that Sean Hannity is a conservative narrates a segment on the announcement. To analyze the news, she plays clips of someone from the National Review and then a writer from Weekly Standard. Host Brian Kilmeade follows, schmoozing over the senator's prospects with a former senior aide to a conservative Republican governor. Total lack of balance! Couldn't Fox News have found at least one Democrat to discuss a Democrat's candidacy?...
  • McCain waves stick at TV over news coverage

    02/16/2005 7:08:07 AM PST · by JesseJane · 103 replies · 4,889+ views
    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter ^ | 02/16/2005 | By Brooks Boliek
    WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - Lawmakers' pique over the networks' incredible shrinking news hole is prompting legislation that will both shorten the time broadcasters have between license renewals and require full commission review of 5% of all licenses. The legislation was introduced by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Tuesday after the release of a report by the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California found evening TV newscasts contained little coverage of local political campaigns last year. It also would require broadcasters to post on their Internet sites information detailing their commitment to local public-affairs programming, and it calls...
  • That Liberal Media: Axe Finally Falls on Cohen (Reporter Who Broke Bush DUI Story...)

    04/11/2004 12:57:51 PM PDT · by veronica · 27 replies · 343+ views
    Portland Phoenix ^ | 4-11-04 | Alex Irvine
    The Portland Press Herald, after several years of getting its nerve up, has fired reporter Ted Cohen, who in July 2000 unearthed the story of George W. Bush’s 1976 DWI arrest in Kennebunkport. Cohen’s editor promptly spiked the story, with the result that it didn’t get out into the national media until just before the 2000 election. The discovery that the Press Herald sat on the story embarrassed executive editor Jeannine Guttman and made the paper an object of ridicule among journalists. Since then, Cohen says, "the working atmosphere has just been strained beyond words. I would say that it...