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  • Donald Trump Declares Victory – Hilarious Press Release – RE: NASCAR, ESPN – “So What, Who Cares”?…

    07/07/2015 6:34:45 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 71 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 7-7-2015 | sundance
    Donald Trump Declares Victory – Hilarious Press Release – RE: NASCAR, ESPN – “So What, Who Cares”?… July 7, 2015 by sundance Donald Trump responds to the media created faux-controversy about NASCAR and ESPN backing away from prior commitments with his business, in a manner that only The Donald can deliver. (source):“The disassociation of ESPN and NASCAR with the Trump Organization was covered by the press in headlines all over the world as though it was a major setback for me. Really? What were the losses? One NASCAR banquet in a magnificent ballroom at Trump National Doral in Miami for...
  • ‘Attention-whore clown’: Guess what Jesse Jackson has planned next for Jackie Robinson West

    02/12/2015 2:27:00 PM PST · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    twitchy ^ | 2-2015
    Posted at 12:55 pm on February 11, 2015 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments Share on Facebook102 171 SHARES Bwahahaha RT “@Suntimes: Rev. Jesse Jackson plans 'Reaffirmation of Championship" for Jackie Robinson West at Rainbow PUSH at 9:30 a.m.” — JRP (@Pottsie77) February 11, 2015 Here’s another one for the “you just can’t make this up file.” The Rev. Jesse Jackson is planning a special celebration to honor the now disgraced Jackie Robinson West Little League from his hometown of Chicago (or wherever it is these kids really live):
  • ‘Awkward’: White House Press gets sent to its room while Obama fundraises [Pic]

    05/19/2014 5:13:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/19/14
    ...Obama didn’t want any press around while he was hitting up the one-percenters for big bucks, so he sent them to their room. No word on whether they got supper beforehand.
  • Barbara Walters Fawns Over 'Most Fascinating' Hillary One Last Time on 'The View'

    05/16/2014 4:24:47 PM PDT · by kingattax · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 16, 2014 | Matthew Balan
    Barbara Walters gushed over Hillary Clinton, who made a surprise appearance on the ABC personality's last episode of The View on Friday. Walters wasted little time before exclaiming to Clinton, "Why don't you just take my place on the show?" The host later exalted the former first lady as "someone we admire – and, for me, it's more than admiration – it's very deep affection." Co-host Sherri Shepherd pointed out that Clinton has been on Walters' "most fascinating" list more than any other person. The retiring View host repeatedly used this label through out the segment, which lasted just over...
  • Giffords' husband calls for NRA leaders to step aside

    05/04/2013 5:45:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/3/2013 | Ed Pilkington
    Kelly has thrown down the gauntlet to Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s combative chief executive, on the opening day of the gun lobby’s annual convention in Houston, Texas. Writing in the Houston Chronicle, he accuses LaPierre and the rest of the NRA’s leadership of turning their back on the traditional values of the association in a simple drive for profit.
  • ‘Obama Girl’ is ‘not as excited’ about 2012, won’t endorse Obama

    06/08/2012 1:41:40 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    ‘Obama Girl’ is ‘not as excited’ about 2012, won’t endorse Obama By Zach Gorelick - The Daily Caller 3:08 PM 06/08/2012 Amber Lee Ettinger, widely known as “Obama Girl” during the 2008 presidential campaign, told The Daily Caller she is “not as excited as I was the last time, that’s for sure.” The model-actress became a nationally known celebrity after starring in the viral YouTube video “Crush on Obama.” “Barack Obama was definitely the first ‘Internet President,’” she said, describing her experiences during the last cycle as “quite a roller coaster ride.” This time, however, Ettinger won’t say if she...
  • Andrea Mitchell on Iowa: 'Too White, Too Evangelical, Too Rural'

    01/02/2012 6:27:45 PM PST · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/2/2012 | By Noel Sheppard
    NBC's Andrea Mitchell on New Year's Day made it clear to Nightly News viewers that her Obama-loving network will continue using the race card to assist the current White House resident's reelection. In a brief segment about the upcoming Iowa caucuses, Mitchell said "the rap" on the Hawkeye state is that "it doesn't represent the rest of the country - too white, too evangelical, too rural" Read more:
  • DFU YouTube Sing-Along: Gloria Allred is a Media Whore

    11/10/2011 6:45:12 AM PST · by doug from upland · 9 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 11-2001 | dfu
    Tap you toes and sing along GLORIA ALLRED IS A MEDIA WHORE The great defender of women is trying to take down Herman Cain. It is all about the women, right? Well, when asked to help Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey, why did Allred refuse?
  • Gloria Allred: The United States Senate Needs To Subpoena Herman Cain and the Women

    11/09/2011 8:21:22 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 129 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air Pundit ^ | 11/08/2011 | Hot Air Pundit
    ALLRED: "I think it is time for the United States Senate to subpoena both Herman Cain and all of the women that have made allegations of sexual harassment against Herman Cain...Let everybody testify under oath" CNN John King quickly points out "what jurisdiction would the United States Senate have over this?"
  • WE THE PEOPLE: Gloria Allred's Reality! (the show uses non-union labor)

    11/07/2011 9:08:55 PM PST · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    hollywood junket ^ | Nov. 2011 | John Perry
    I recently attended a taping of a new pilot court/reality show featuring Gloria Allred as the judge, titled “We the People”. Executive Produced by Byron Allen who also produces “America’s Court” and “The Gossip Queens” among other shows, the cases for this show were completely re-enactments (as with “America’s Court” as stated in the show’s disclaimer). No real money exchanges hands, and non-union actors are hired to re-create real-life court cases. As I have also witnessed on “America’s Court”, and also now with “We The People”, one of the producers pulled an audience member to “cast” them on the spot...
  • Gingrich fires back at Meghan McCain

    10/27/2011 12:29:57 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10-27-11 | Michelle Fields
    Newt Gingrich doesn’t seem fazed by criticism from Meghan McCain that his campaign is just a “vanity project.” “How would she have a clue?” asked the former Speaker of the House in a Wednesday interview with The Daily Caller. Gingrich seemed surprised by the accusation from the Daily Beast columnist and daughter of Senator John McCain — especially since his poll numbers mirror her father’s in 2007. Watch, and learn what Gingrich really thinks about Meghan McCain, Rick Perry’s flat tax and the Occupy Wall Street protests. Video Link
  • Vanity: Help Ignorant "Talking Heads" Distinguish Between Weiner and Vitter on Talk Shows

    06/10/2011 7:46:59 AM PDT · by RavenATB · 20 replies
    N/A | N/A | N/A
    I was just watching Lanny Davis lying his way through an interview about Anthony Weiner, on Fox News. Of couse, Davis took the opportunity to pretend that there was a good comparison between the Weiner story and the story of David Vitter's scandal. The female "talking head" was so ignorant about the Vitter case that she allowed Davis to grossly mischaracterize the Vitter incident. So, I think we should offer these talking heads a little data to help them understand the difference. Because it's obvious that neither the Fox News on-air staff, nor the bone-heads they hire to offer opinion,...
  • Palin's 'One Nation' Tour Bus Vandalized In New York

    06/01/2011 7:36:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    PIX11 ^ | 6/1/11 | Staff
    NEW YORK — Fresh off her Times Square pizza summit with Donald Trump, Sarah Palin carried on with her tour of the Big Apple Wednesday, paying visits to such treasured landmarks like Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Although Palin was greeted with hand shakes and smiles from local admirers, her visit to New York wasn't immune to some hometown detractors. While Palin and company met with top brass at FOX News headquarters in Midtown, an unknown vandal managed to tag the former Alaska governor's patriotic-themed "One Nation" tour bus. "I, the media whore," read a hand
  • Palin‘s Bus Defaced With ’Media Whore’ Sign

    06/01/2011 4:48:05 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 138 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 06/01/2011 | Billy Hallowell
    Someone posted an unfriendly sign on Sarah Palin’s tour bus earlier today. The villain’s message, pasted directly over the words, “We the People” on a picture of the Constitution, read, “I, The Media Whore.” Gawker has more: [the sign] was sacrilegiously placed over a monster image of the preamble to the United States Constitution for nearly 15 minutes. The bus was parked outside Fox News headquarters.
  • Charlie Sheen is selling his Beverly Hills home for 7.2 million

    05/26/2011 10:01:08 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    ontheredcarpet dot com ^ | 5-26-11 | Olivia Allin
    Charlie Sheen is selling his Beverly Hills home for $7.2 million by Olivia Allin Charlie Sheen's Beverly Hills home, which the troubled actor nicknamed "Sober Valley Lodge" was put on the market on Thursday for $7.2 million. The Mediterranean-style custom-built home was built in 1992 and has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, three fireplaces, a swimming pool and a hot tub. Sheen bought the property in 1997 for $2.5 million. See photos of the property here. The home is in a gated community called Mulholland Estates. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sheen purchased a home nine houses away from the property...
  • Gingrich reaction: Republicans livid, accuse former speaker of hypocrisy in attack on Ryan

    05/16/2011 6:58:24 AM PDT · by libstripper · 36 replies
    Wshington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2011 | Byron York
    This morning Republicans are just beginning to assess the damage that former House Speaker and current presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has done to the GOP budget plan currently before Congress. On "Meet the Press" Sunday, Gingrich denounced House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan's plan to restructure Medicare, saying, "I don't think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering. I don't think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate."
  • Caption (or Re-title) Levi Johnston's New Book Cover

    05/11/2011 1:00:46 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 66 replies ^ | May 11, 2011
  • Palin dominates media landscape: WI speech generates more news than Romney, Pawlenty announcements

    04/27/2011 12:13:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    OhMyGov! ^ | April 26, 2011 | Alex Salta
    After speaking at a Madison, Wisconsin, rally on April 16 in support of Governor Scott Walker's controversial public union policies Sarah Palin grabbed national headlines...but apparently not enough to satisfy the former Governor's sizable appetite for attention. In the hours following the rally, Palin's all around social media maven Rebecca Mansour took to the twitternets to scold the lamestream media she felt had unfairly ignored Palin's speech. Slate's David Weigel has a rundown of Mansour's complaints which we won't go over here, but suffice it to say Mansour would really like to know "what gives?" But according to research by...
  • Rep. McCarthy Intros Bill to Ban High-Capacity Ammo Clips

    01/18/2011 4:01:18 PM PST · by DarthVader · 137 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News Blog ^ | 1/18/11 | John R. Parkinson
    In the aftermath of the attempted murder of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords earlier this month, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have proposed a cluster of gun control measures ranging from a ban to knowingly carrying a firearm within 1,000 feet of certain high-profile government officials to a proposal to allow members of Congress to carry firearms in the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy formally introduced her own bill on the House floor Tuesday that would ban high-capacity ammunition clips like the one Jared Loughner used to gun down 19 individuals in the Tucson shooting Jan. 8. McCarthy, who is regarded as one...
  • Meghan McCain: RINO Media Whore

    10/17/2010 4:55:42 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 39 replies
    Here we go again, right? Didn't Politico say that McCain didn't emerge as the winner in 2008, but "his Bud Light-drinking, talk-show-appearing, insouciantly Twittering 24-year-old daughter" did and now with the Tea Party candidates poised to sweep Democrats out of office this November, we can expect them to trot her out because her queer party friends agree that O'Donnell is a "nut job." That's right, America, Meghan's friends think so and you're gonna have to get in line! Bwhahaha! Maybe Ann Coulter wants to climb onboard with the radical homosexual agenda, but Americans aren't buying it...even in California they continue...
  • 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 ^ | 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.
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Media Alert (Juan McCain will appear on eight TV shows today)

    12/02/2009 2:48:59 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 881+ views
    **U.S. Senator John McCain will be appearing on the following television programs TOMORROW December 2, 2009, beginning at approximately 7:00 am ET. 7:00 am NBC’s TODAY Show with Matt Lauer 7:00 am ABC’s Good Morning America with Robin Roberts 7:00 am CBS’ Early Show with Harry Smith 7:30 am CNN’s American Morning with John Roberts 8:00 am Fox News’ Fox & Friends 7:00 pm CNBC’s Kudlow Report 5:30 pm BBC Newsnight with Gavin Esler 7:00 pm BBC World News America with Matt Frei
  • McCain on Republicans' Health Care Fix

    07/29/2009 11:59:06 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 598+ views
    Fox ^ | 2009-07-29
    SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN, R-ARIZ.: You would think so. But I also would be a little careful about the Blue Dogs. Traditionally and historically they bark but they don't bite. And in the case of other bills such as climate change, the speaker peels off enough of them in order to win and gives the other ones a free pass so I'm not confident that the Blue Dogs will hold fast. In fact, I think it's very likely they cave. . . . . . Our message is, we Republicans want reform. We're for it but we also don't want to...
  • ABC's Sawyer Swears Health Care Special 'Not an Infomercial'; Touts Network Fairness

    06/22/2009 9:08:55 AM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 77 replies · 2,507+ views ^ | June 22, 2009 | Scott Whitlock
    Good Morning America's Diane Sawyer popped up on Sunday's Reliable Sources and swore that ABC's much-scrutinized health care special with President Obama "won't be an infomercial." She also seriously touted the objectivity of the network, cheering, "I know that our network has worked very, very hard to be completely-completely responsible and fair and serious about big issues."
  • McCain talks tough on Iran, but not Letterman [also talks about future of GOP]

    06/16/2009 7:45:54 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 1,131+ views
    USA Today / MSNBC | 2009-06-16
    Link only, per FR copyright and excerpt policy
  • Bush Protester Plans New Demonstration at 43's Home

    06/05/2009 1:45:00 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 44 replies · 1,591+ views
    KBMT ^ | June 4, 2009 | Bryan Rupp
    Cindy Sheehan, who drew national attention for camping outside former President George W. Bush's ranch in protest of the Iraq War, is following him to Dallas. Sheehan will lead a demonstration Monday, June 8, 2009 protesting "crimes against humanity." "We can't allow George Bush's crimes to be forgotten just because he is not in office anymore," she said in an e-mail. While most people in Preston Hollow have gone out of their way to welcome the former president and first lady home, they're not exactly rolling out the welcome mat for Sheehan. "Go away," resident Kathie Taub said. "Go back!...
  • US recession to end in second half: NABE survey (pointy heads become media whores)

    05/27/2009 5:34:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies · 988+ views
    AFP ^ | 05/27/09
    US recession to end in second half: NABE survey Wed May 27, 3:27 am ET WASHINGTON (AFP) – The reeling US economy is poised to emerge from recession in the second half of the year, but recovery will be lackluster, a survey of economic forecasters showed Wednesday. The National Association for Business Economics said a survey of 45 professional forecasters found that the consensus believed the end of the prolonged recession that began in December 2007 was finally was in sight. "While the overall tone remains soft, there are emerging signs that the economy is stabilizing," according to NABE's latest...
  • Two Views of the Republican Party’s Future [McCain wants "inclusive party," praises NC4NA]

    05/10/2009 10:27:29 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies · 1,696+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2009-05-10
    The Republican Party is not an endangered species but can do a better job of outreach, recruiting candidates and getting the message out, Sen. John McCain said Sunday. In an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” McCain responded to a question referring to a story in Time magazine, describing the party as “in distress.” “I probably would not go that length,” McCain said. “We all work in cycles for many years. We have seen parties down and parties up. That’s a great thing about American politics. “But having said that, do we have to do a better job of getting our...
  • Meghan McCain on "The View" Next Week [will likely continue bashing conservatives]

    04/16/2009 2:21:05 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies · 1,488+ views
    Newsday ^ | 2009-04-16
    Now, this is interesting: Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John (R-Az.) and Cindy McCain, who got into some big (wrong word) loud tussle with various people over weight issues in recent weeks, will be the guest co-host April 23 & 24 on "The View." Why Megs? Because the girl knows how to cause a ruckus, that's why! And the Viewsters love their ruckuses, and resulting headlines (mostly, though, those headlines are on AOL, which I'm convinced is on the take for "The View.")
  • John McCain-Sarah Palin rift grows wider, as Sen. leaves former running mate off list of GOP stars

    04/14/2009 10:30:16 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 118 replies · 4,314+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | 2009-04-14 | Olivia Smith
    Who's poised to lead the Republican party out of the woods? John McCain seems convinced that one GOP notable is not the person for the job, someone he's quite familiar with - his former running mate. On Monday's "Tonight Show," Jay Leno asked the Arizona Senator to name the new guiding lights of the Republican party, and McCain was quick to rattle off a list of "young, dynamic" governors around the country. Palin wasn't one of them. McCain singled out Lousisana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Florida Gov. Charlie Christ, Minnesota's Tim Pawlenty, and Mitt Romney, McCain's chief rival for the Republican...
  • Video: McCain Omits Palin In List Of Successful GOP Governors

    04/14/2009 6:38:50 AM PDT · by careyb · 33 replies · 1,155+ views
    Leno ^ | 4/14/09 | John McCain
    I should have written in Palin's name for President.
  • Did McCain snub Palin on Leno? [also forgets to mention Sanford] [RINO alert]

    04/14/2009 7:07:17 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 1,903+ views
    (CNN) — Did John McCain snub Sarah Palin during an appearance Mcnday on NBC's The Tonight Show? That's what some pro-Palin bloggers and other political observers claim after the former GOP presidential candidate left out his former running mate when naming five governors who he thought were in position to lead the Republican Party. "We have, I'm happy to say, a lot of voices out there," McCain told host Jay Leno before listing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Utah Gov. Jim Huntsman, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. "There are a lot of...
  • Crashing the Republican Party [Meghan McCain's plans for the GOP] [Triple Barf]

    04/11/2009 4:23:41 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 56 replies · 1,302+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-04-11 | Daniel Libit
    Turns out that a McCain did emerge from the 2008 election victorious — not the captivity-surviving, straight-talking, Palin-picking Republican senator from Arizona but his Bud Light-drinking, talk-show-appearing, insouciantly Twittering 24-year-old daughter. “My cab driver is totally vibing me out,” Meghan McCain Twittered to her online devotees Thursday evening. “Just asked me if my cheekbones are real? Wtf, u can have fake cheekbones???” Yep, that’s the one. While John McCain has gone back to being the senior senator from Arizona, Meghan — Columbia grad, former "Saturday Night Live" and Newsweek intern — has crashed the Republican Party like a slightly tipsy...
  • Transcript: Treasury Secretary Geithner, Sen. McCain on NBC's 'Meet the Press' [barf alert]

    03/29/2009 1:12:14 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 1,076+ views
    GREGORY: You just heard Secretary Geithner. What’s your level of confidence in him? MCCAIN: Well, I have some confidence in him. I think he’s very smart. And I hope that this new plan -- which, by the way, I thought was well-described... . . . . . GREGORY: Have Republicans heeded that call, and do you think President Obama has heeded that call? MCCAIN: I think neither side, perhaps, has done it as much as maybe we should. But you establish an environment. Really, bipartisanship is sitting down across a table from each other and negotiating, recognizing there’s got to...
  • Meghan McCain, Youth Spokeswoman [barf]

    03/24/2009 2:13:47 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 825+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 2009-03-24
    Fact: Meghan McCain is the most visible political person in the country under 25 years of age right now. With appearances on Rachel Maddow, The View, and now Larry King Live, the 2008 presidential campaign (and her blogging during it) has given her a sizable podium. Some have criticized her for her centrist, socially liberal views--Laura Ingraham compared her to a plus-sized model--and earlier this month she gave a name to the brand of moderate Republicanism to which she ascribes: "progressive Republican." Last night, on Larry King Live, she talked more about what that means: "I consider myself a progressive...
  • Meghan McCain on Larry King: I am pro-Obama, pro-gay marriage, but against conservative bullies

    03/24/2009 10:26:55 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 107 replies · 4,303+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, March 24th 2009
    Sen. John McCain's daughter continued her all-out media tour with a stop on CNN's "Larry King Live" Tuesday night, voicing support for her father's campaign opponent, President Obama, but none for her Republican critics. Meghan McCain, a columnist for, also tried to take the high road after conservative radio host Laura Ingraham had joked about the 24 year-old's weight last week. "As far as I'm concerned with what's going on with Laura Ingraham, on my end, it's over," McCain told King. "There are nine million women in this country suffering from eating disorders. And I'm not going to be...
  • ‘Twilight’ author, Danica Patrick, McCain up for Time 100

    03/23/2009 2:05:41 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 879+ views
    “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer, race car driver Danica Patrick and U.S. Sen. John McCain represent Arizona on the list of finalists for Time magazine’s list of most influential people of 2009. Readers can cast their votes online at
  • McCain gives "Twitterview" to ABC [defends Meghan, tries to distance himself from bailouts]

    03/17/2009 12:08:02 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 605+ views
    AFP ^ | 2009-03-17
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — John McCain was mocked during his failed presidential bid against Barack Obama for a supposed lack of tech-savvy but the Republican senator made a little bit of Web history of his own on Tuesday. The 72-year-old McCain conducted what was billed as the first "Twitterview" -- an interview via micro-blogging service Twitter -- with ABC television political talk show host George Stephanopoulos. McCain, whose messages on Twitter are followed by nearly 225,000 people at @senjohnmccain, replied to around 10 questions from @gstephanopoulos sent in the 140-character-or-less Twitter format.
  • McCain cites bad bipartisan start with Obama [still wants to "sit down together"]

    02/15/2009 7:33:20 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 57 replies · 1,348+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-02-15
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says President Barack Obama failed to include Republicans in writing the big economic stimulus bill. The Arizona Republican says the $787 billion measure will create what he calls "generational theft" — huge federal deficits for years to come. McCain, who lost the presidential race to Obama, says the president is backtracking on promises of bipartisanship. McCain is not happy with the process that led to passage of the stimulus bill. He calls it a bad beginning to Obama's presidency. McCain acknowledges that Republicans excluded Democrats when the GOP held power on Capitol Hill. But...
  • When Will Spitzer Finally Pull Out?

    03/10/2008 6:03:07 PM PDT · by melt · 98 replies · 4,072+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 3/10/08 | Harkavy
    Will Eliot Spitzer resign in time for this evening's network newscasts? I wouldn't if I were him. I'd wait until right afterwards, so that my smiling face wouldn't appear simultaneously on every TV set in the Western world. This is not New York provincialism. Spitzer is practically the most prominent and powerful Democrat in a huge state — Hillary Clinton's state, Wall Street's state, the state of millions of Democrats. Spitzer's boner really sticks out, even in this day and age. He didn't just get some on the side. He violated the law, if the federal complaint and published reports...
  • Pro-Troops Group Wants Sheehan's Land

    06/01/2007 4:29:38 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 26 replies · 902+ views
    AP ^ | June 1, 2007
    Days after Cindy Sheehan announced she was stepping down as the face of the anti-war movement, a pro-troop organization said Friday it plans to buy her protest site outside President Bush's ranch. But Sheehan doesn't want to sell to just anyone. "It'll be a cold day in hell before she sells it to them," her sister, Dede Miller, told The Associated Press. "She'll sell it to them for $5 million." Move America Forward wants to place a monument to the troops on the 5-acre site in Crawford, about 100 miles south of Fort Worth. "There's definitely symbolism behind being able...
  • Cindy Sheehan: "I Quit!"

    05/29/2007 3:26:14 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 63 replies · 2,086+ views ^ | 5/29/07 |
    Cindy Sheehan, the "peace mom" who made headlines in 2005 by staging a marathon protest outside President Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch, said Monday that she no longer wants to be seen as a leader of the anti-war movement. In a 1,245-word missive entitled "Goodbye Attention Whore" posted on the liberal DailyKos blog, Sheehan said her campaign to end the war in Iraq had strained her relationship with her children, cost her a marriage and left her nearly penniless.
  • Schilling says Bonds cheated on wife, taxes, baseball

    05/09/2007 9:48:56 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 41 replies · 900+ views
    Barry Bonds never has admitted to using steroids. Apparently, Curt Schilling believes he has. The outspoken pitcher of the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday took some verbal shots at Bonds, who needs 12 homers to break Hank Aaron's all-time home run record. Bonds has been at the center of baseball's ongoing steroids controversy, but never has admitted to knowingly taking steroids. Schilling must have thought otherwise during an interview with WEEI on Tuesday. "He [Bonds] admitted he used steroids. There's no gray area," Schilling said on WEEI. "He [Bonds] admitted cheating on his wife, cheating on taxes and cheating on...
  • Berkeley blogger wants to return to Iraq

    05/07/2007 3:10:10 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 605+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 5/7/7 | Kristin Bender
    BERKELEY — Berkeley blogger Jane Stillwater hasn't even been back from her war correspondent gig in Baghdad for a month, and already she's planning her next trip to Iraq. And this time she is determined to get embedded and see some actual combat in Baghdad's Red Zone, she said Thursday. "When I was there I saw everything inside the Green Zone, but I never got to see combat. You can't see Iraq like that," said Stillwater, 64, of Berkeley. "It's like going to the zoo and not seeing the elephants and lions." A longtime blogger and full-time, self-described peacemaker, Stillwater,...
  • Dan Walters: Nava milks publicity from crash

    05/04/2007 10:04:24 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 431+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/4/7 | Dan Walters
    It was predictable that when a gasoline tank truck crashed and the ensuing fire melted a freeway lane connecting San Francisco and Oakland, some publicity-hungry politician would milk it -- and Santa Barbara Assemblyman Pedro Nava was Johnny on the spot. Within hours, Nava was complaining to the media that the driver of the 8,600-gallon tanker, James Mosqueda, had been licensed to drive hazardous cargos despite a criminal record that included felony drug and burglary charges. Mosqueda survived the crash, walked away and hailed a cab to take him to a hospital to be treated for severe burns. Nava rushed...
  • McCain says he'll propose benchmarks for Iraq

    01/26/2007 11:03:49 AM PST · by IntelliQuark · 54 replies · 769+ views
    CNN ^ | January 26, 2007 | CNN
    Sen. John McCain, a leading advocate of sending more U.S. troops to Iraq, said Thursday he'll try to blunt the impact of proposed Senate resolutions opposing a buildup with a new resolution of his own. McCain, an Arizona Republican, said he will propose benchmarks for Iraq's government to meet as part of the new push, and he also will seek to increase congressional oversight of the war. "One of the areas we really want to work on is setting some benchmarks, so the American people and Congress will know if we're making progress or not," McCain said.
  • Time's up, Cindy

    08/19/2006 8:14:21 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 41 replies · 1,958+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 19, 2006 | Editorial
    Attention Cindy Sheehan: Your 15 minutes are up. Ms. Sheehan, whose son Army Spc. Casey Sheehan died heroically in Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004, has spent the intervening years morphing into a professional protester and disgracing her son's memory by fronting for extreme left-wing, anti-war groups. Last August, she cemented her position as a leftist icon with a 26-day "peace vigil" near President Bush's ranch in Texas that attracted the media horde and the glitterati. Well, she's back in Crawford, but this summer rerun is not playing nearly as well with the media, Hollywood halfwits or cut-and-runners. Her...
  • Sheehan treated at Waco hospital

    08/11/2006 10:16:28 PM PDT · by momforbush · 90 replies · 2,166+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/12/06 | momforbush
    Sheehan treated at Waco hospital 10:26 PM CDT on Friday, August 11, 2006 Associated Press WACO – Anti-war demonstrator Cindy Sheehan was hospitalized Friday evening for dehydration and exhaustion after fasting for more than a month and protesting earlier this week in 100-degree weather, friends and relatives said. Sheehan was listed in stable condition at Providence Health Center in Waco. Brenda Mauk, a nursing supervisor, declined to say what Sheehan was being treated for and declined to release additional information. Sheehan was taken to the Waco hospital after friends picked her up Friday afternoon at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport,...
  • Cindy Sheehan Demands US Surrender, Pay Reparations -- From Jordan

    08/05/2006 1:39:58 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 77 replies · 2,104+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | August 5, 2006 | N/A
    From Mother Sheehan's loyal fans at the DNC's Associated Press: US Activists, Iraqi Lawmakers Demand US Troop WithdrawalSaturday August 5th, 2006 AMMAN (AP)--"Peace mom" Cindy Sheehan, Tom Hayden and 13 other U.S. activists on Saturday joined Iraqi lawmakers in demanding a timetable be fixed for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq."I'm optimistic that the majority of the American people want a withdrawal sooner, rather than later," Hayden, a former California state senator told reporters in the Jordanian capital after talks with seven Iraqi Shiite and Sunni lawmakers."It's going to be an important issue in the Congressional elections and the (2008) presidential...
  • Top Republican asks Bush to push for immediate Lebanon ceasefire (Hagel)

    07/31/2006 1:25:51 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 104 replies · 2,273+ views
    AFP ^ | July 31 2006
    A leading Republican senator urged US President George W. Bush to call for an immediate ceasefire in the war between Israel and the militant group Hezbollah in Lebanon. "The sickening slaughter on both sides must end now. President Bush must call for an immediate ceasefire. This madness must stop," Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, a possible candidate in the 2008 presidential election, said on the Senate floor. The Bush administration has been under pressure from Arab and European states to press Israel into halting its offensive, but has received relatively limited pressure from US lawmakers -- especially those in his own...