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  • "Booing" of Hillary Clinton Electronically Transformed into "Applause" for TV Viewers!

    09/06/2002 4:37:40 PM PDT · by vannrox · 108 replies · 2,021+ views
    Media Research Center - Cyber ALERT! (Media Bias; Pro-Liberal & Pro-Facist) ^ | Friday August 30, 2002 (Vol. Seven; No. 133) | Editorial Staff
    A holiday weekend video treat: How cable music channel VH1 turned booing of Senator Hillary Clinton into cheering. Senator Clinton was booed when she walked on stage last October at a rock concert in Madison Square Garden to benefit 9/11 victims. It was shown live by VH1 but, as ABC's John Stossel illustrated in a July 20/20 special on media distortions, when the Viacom-owned cable channel replayed it sound technicians replaced the booing with cheering and applause. And that version is the permanent record VH1 put onto its DVD of the event. During his July 12 20/20 look at media...
  • Obama says Biden would make 'superb' president: New Yorker

    07/21/2014 9:30:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 7/21/14
    ...Obama said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether his vice president or potential rival Hillary Clinton would want to endure another campaign for the White House, a media report on Monday said. Obama, in an interview with the New Yorker, said Biden "has seen the job up close, he knows what the job entails. He understands how to separate what’s really important from what’s less important. I think he’s got great people skills. He enjoys politics, and he’s got important relationships up on the Hill (in Congress) that would serve him well."
  • After Jon Stewart Goes to Bat for Gaza, Hillary Clinton Puts Him in His Place [Israel and Hamas]

    07/18/2014 7:35:21 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 53 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | Friday, July 18, 2014 | Shiryn Ghermezian
    A day after Jewish comedian Jon Stewart caused outrage with a segment on his Daily Show on the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, he hosted former Secretary of State, and wannabe president, Hillary Clinton on his show to address the topic. After Stewart attempted to draw her into criticizing Israel, Clinton swiftly put him in his place. Stewart: Can we at least agree that the humanitarian crisis in Gaza is overwhelming and that the world must do more for the people who are trapped by this conflict? Clinton: And they’re trapped by their leadership. unfortunately, it’s a two-pronged trapping that is committed...
  • So whatever happened to the deficit?

    07/19/2014 5:47:48 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-19-2014 | Al Kamen
    Not so long ago the federal deficit was projected to destroy the country, our children’s future and just about everything else. Budget battles shut down the entire government for a couple weeks. How times change. A count by our colleague Alice Crites illustrates how the issue gained media traction – - especially after the Bush/Obama stimulus packages to mitigate Bush’s Great Recession – and how much it’s faded from the front pages. So what happened? Simple answer, of course, is that the deficit is way down and, for now, no longer a big problem.
  • Jon Stewart Calls Sarah Palin, GOP's Calls to Impeach Obama #### (Video)

    07/18/2014 9:37:36 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    YahooNews ^ | July 18, 2014 | ordan Zakarin
    <p>The GOP has spent most of President Obama's time in office — nearly a term and a half, at this point — calling him a tyrant and dictator. It's been good for business, helping them raise a ton of money and win elections, and so naturally they'll keep on doing it.</p>
  • Michele Bachmann, Van Jones spar on border fight

    07/16/2014 2:20:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    politico.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | LUCY MCCALMONT
    CNN’s Van Jones went head to head Tuesday with Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann over the border crisis, saying the congresswoman crossed the line in scapegoating the surge of unaccompanied migrant children for crimes committed by other undocumented immigrants. “Are you scapegoating every one of these kids?” Jones asked Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican, on CNN’s “Crossfire.” “Well, hold on a second. There are lines that can’t be crossed here. I’m sorry congresswoman, I’m sorry congresswoman. There are lines that can’t be crossed here.” Bachmann, who acknowledged that 57,000 children have crossed America’s southern border into the country in recent months, also...
  • Richard Cohen: Conservatives Will Buy Anything [Ed Klein's Book is one example]

    07/15/2014 6:34:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 07/15/2014 | Richard Cohen
    They had a term for her, but I've forgotten it. It was a name applied to a person who could not say no to a door-to-door salesman. The one I remember from my brief career selling magazines was totally upfront about her intentions. "I'll buy whatever you're selling," she said. I sold her Esquire and two other subscriptions. Salesmen back then had a name for such people. Today, I would call them conservatives. They, too, will buy anything. The current evidence for this is Edward Klein's latest book, "Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas." It has just jumped over...
  • As Hamas takes on Israel, not all in Gaza are cheering

    07/11/2014 10:45:33 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 10 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 11. 2014 | Ahmed Aldabba, Christa Case Bryant
    The surge in popularity Hamas receives each time it unleashes rockets on Israel is predictable by now. The frustration voiced by Palestinians in Gaza who blame Hamas for pursuing its own interests while their homes get reduced to rubble is less expected.[snip] “Even those, like me, who were all the time criticizing Hamas … now we have to raise up our hats,” [snip] “I feel proud that after 60 years of [Israel] raping our lands we have an army, an army that can hit Israel,” says Ms. al-Lolo, who lives in Gaza City.
  • Unprepared for Impeachment

    07/12/2014 1:17:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Ricochet ^ | July 10, 2014 | Rick Wilson
    No matter how many ways I say this, I’m going to get the usual “RINO!” reaction. I’ll give you the caveat as plainly as I can: this is not an article for or against the impeachment of Barack Obama. Now, no matter how forcefully I say it, there is still a faction on the right who will take my failure to immediately call for Obama’s impeachment as their chance to damn me as a RINO, a traitor, a fifth-columnist, a secret Obama supporter, a squish, and a sellout to the Evil Establishment. So before you lose your grip, reread the...
  • A Florida Judge Just Voided the State’s Congressional Districts. Here’s What You Need to Know

    07/12/2014 2:06:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 96 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 11 | Christopher Ingraham
    Last night a circuit court judge in Florida voided the state's congressional map, citing a "secret, organized campaign" by Republican operatives that "made a mockery of the Legislature's transparent and open process of redistricting." The ruling concluded that District 5, held by Democrat Corrine Brown, and District 10, held by Republican Dan Webster, will need to be redrawn. From a purely practical standpoint, this means redrawing any surrounding districts as well, and possibly many of the state's 27 districts overall. "If one or more districts do not meet constitutional muster, then the entire act is unconstitutional," Judge Terry Lewis wrote....
  • John Walsh, CNN's New Anti-NRA Advocate

    07/07/2014 7:39:44 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | July 4, 2014 20:09 GMT | Dylan Byers
    John Walsh, the host of CNN's new primetime series "The Hunt," looks set to replace Piers Morgan as the cable network's in-house gun control advocate. "We have a serious problem with guns in this country, and we refuse to address it," Walsh, the creator and host of "America's Most Wanted," told reporters on Monday. "The NRA solution to arm every grammar school 80-year-old teacher with a gun is absolutely ludicrous." Walsh also said that Vice President Joe Biden had agreed with his claim that politicians are “scared s--less” of the NRA.
  • New CNN Host John Walsh Vows to Continue Piers Morgan's War on the NRA

    07/08/2014 8:51:45 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jul 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Former America's Most Wanted host John Walsh is hosting a new show on CNN on which he vows to keep the push for gun control and the war on the NRA alive. According to The Wrap, Walsh said: I'm the father of a murdered child. I've done nothing but track violence in America since my son was murdered. We have a serious problem with guns in this country... and the NRA solution to arm every grammar-school 80-year-old teacher with a gun is absolutely ludicrous. He claims the NRA has gotten so big and financially powerful through relationships with gun manufacturers...
  • Elizabeth Warren Blames Financial Crisis, Middle Class Erosion on...Ronald Reagan

    05/20/2014 7:36:49 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 37 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Erika Johnsen
    Because when President Barack Obama was blaming every problem under the sun on his predecessor President George W. Bush, he just wasn’t go back far enough. Via RCP: WARREN: I grew up in an America that was investing in kids. It was investing in public universities. It had a higher minimum wage. It was an America that said every kid would get a fighting chance. And that’s how we built America’s great middle class. Then starting in about the 1980s, we turned in a different direction. COLBERT: You mean when Reagan came in and it was morning in America. The...
  • Schultz's Dirty Secret: Regulators 'Sheriff' Warren Scalded Are Obama Appointees

    02/15/2013 6:23:25 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ed Schultz was in seventh heaven, lionizing Elizabeth Warren [new first name 'Sheriff'] for the way she grilled financial regulators for failing to take big banks to trial. Just one teenie-weenie factoid Ed failed to mention: those two regulators he showed Warren scalding during his MSNBC show tonight were appointed by, yup, President Barack Obama. View the video here.
  • Schultz Sub Dyson: 'Wouldn't That Be Great' If Minimum Wage Raised to $22/hr?

    03/19/2013 7:56:36 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    New host, same loopy logic. Ed Schultz is gone from his weekday MSNBC slot, but the show's name lives on until Chris Hayes comes onboard next month. Sitting in for Schultz tonight was the never-at-a-loss-for-words Michael Eric Dyson. Discussing Elizabeth Warren's latest Senate hearing stunt, on the minimum wage, Dyson gushed "wouldn't that be great" if the minimum wage were raised to $22 per hour? Yeah, great . . . if you'd like unemployment to soar into the stratosphere, as lower-skilled workers were priced out of the market. African-Americans would be particularly hard hit. View the video here.
  • Scarborough, Dean Squabble Over Dems Moving Left: You Spout That 'Carl Bernstein Nonsense'

    12/09/2013 6:54:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Things got testy between Joe Scarborough and Howard Dean on today's Morning Joe over the issue of the Dem party moving left. In a particularly unkind cut, Scarborough accused Dean of spouting "Carl Bernstein nonsense," while Dean tried to shut Scarborough down, bleating "blah, blah, blah." Adding spice to the mix, Mika Brzezinski made clear her great regard for lefty Senator Elizabeth Warren, saying she'd make a "formidable" presidential candidate. The fracas was detonated by a discussion of a Wall Street Journal op-ed by a centrist Dem group called "The Third Way," which argued that following proposals from Warren and...
  • Mika Recruits Rattner To 'Root' For Elizabeth Warren

    12/16/2013 7:10:56 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In her continuing campaign to promote Elizabeth Warren's presidential prospects, Mika Brzezinski has attempted to recruit an unlikely ally: Steve Rattner. Rattner--President Obama's former "car czar"--is an investment manager and what passes for a moderate in the modern Dem party. The notion that he would support leftist Elizabeth Warren in a Dem primary is far-fetched to say the least. But Mika told Rattner he would "root" for Warren "because you will do that for me." A compliant Ratter replied that he would "do anything" for Mika. View the video here.
  • Bill Maher pitches Clinton-Warren 2016 ("Granny ticket" -wants carbon tax for AGW)

    05/16/2014 1:01:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 15, 2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    Bill Maher said he would “love” to see Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) run as part of a 2016 presidential ticket with Hillary Clinton, calling the potential duo “a granny ticket.” Speaking on Ora.tv’s PoliticKING with Larry King, the liberal comic called Warren one of the “most gutsy” people in politics. When asked by King whom he thought would be able to lead the country to address climate change, Maher said: “I think someone like Elizabeth Warren, one of the most gutsy people I’ve seen in politics in a long time. She’s somebody, I think, who would really say what she...
  • NY Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof Points Finger At Senate GOP In Wake Of Explosions, Takes It Back

    04/15/2013 2:34:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 15, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    In the immediate aftermath of the multiple explosions that rocked the Copley Square area of Boston during this afternoon’s marathon, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof took to Twitter to say that the tragic events are a “reminder” of how Senate Republicans blocked the appointment of a new director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). “[E]xplosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking apptment,” he tweeted with a link to a Washington Post article on the Senate GOP’s threats to put a hold on President Obama‘s nomination for a...
  • When Beliefs and Facts Collide

    07/05/2014 8:16:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/05/2014 | Brendan Nyhan
    Do Americans understand the scientific consensus about issues like climate change and evolution? At least for a substantial portion of the public, it seems like the answer is no. The Pew Research Center, for instance, found that 33 percent of the public believes “Humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time” and 26 percent think there is not “solid evidence that the average temperature on Earth has been getting warmer over the past few decades.” Unsurprisingly, beliefs on both topics are divided along religious and partisan lines. For instance, 46 percent of...
  • Errant spot of ink causes ‘serious misunderstanding’ of Declaration of Independence, scholar says

    07/05/2014 1:15:22 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 40 replies
    National Post ^ | July 3, 2014 | Jennifer Schuessler, The New York Times
    Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nation’s founding charter exactly as it was signed by the Second Continental Congress in 1776. Or almost exactly? A scholar is now saying that the official transcript of the document produced by the National Archives contains a significant error – smack in the middle of the sentence beginning “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” no less. The error, according to Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, concerns a period that appears right after...
  • Revenge: Republicans to Strip $341 Million From IRS in Response to Scandals

    07/05/2014 8:06:40 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 57 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-4-2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    July 4, 2014 Revenge: Republicans to Strip $341 Million From IRS in Response to Scandals Pete Kasperowicz After months of frustration with the IRS over the targeting scandal and lost emails, House Republicans will exact some revenge next week by passing legislation that cuts the IRS operating budget by $341 million compared to current levels. GOP leaders plan to call up a spending bill for fiscal year 2015 that funds the IRS and other agencies, but singles out the IRS for the targeting scandal and other problems that have surfaced over the last few years. “The committee remains troubled by...
  • New York Times: Ugly for Americans Against Illegal Immigration to Wave American Flags, Chant 'USA'

    07/05/2014 8:18:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | July 4, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On the day before the Fourth of July, the New York Times went out of its way to show its disgust for Americans against illegal immigration in Murrieta, California who turned away buses of illegal immigrants for, of all things, waving American flags and chanting "USA!" "Nobody was even being released in Murrieta," the Times' editorial board wrote on Thursday. "But the mayor urged residents to complain, and in a pageant of ugliness, dozens took action: They waved flags, screamed 'U.S.A.!' and turned three buses back." The Times' editorial urged Obama to "go big" on executive actions by granting amnesty...
  • Maher to Hillary Clinton: ‘Go Away’ Before We Get ‘Sick of You’

    06/28/2014 10:19:52 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 28 Jun 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Bill Maher took on Hillary Clinton‘s big book tour/2016 pre-campaign and amid the mockery of Clinton downplaying how well-off her family is (he sarcastically sympathized with someone emerging “from the financial rut that is the U.S. presidency”), Maher had some advice for the soon-to-be-official presidential candidate: go away. Contrary to people saying that doing the book tour now will inoculate her from criticism in 2016, Maher said Clinton being constantly on TV and in the news will give way to a different result; namely, “we’re sick of you.” And people will grow tired of her by 2016 anyway.
  • Why Hillary Clinton Will Win in 2016

    06/22/2014 3:45:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 22, 2014 | Carl M. Cannon
    At the end of the Civil War, but before the pernicious reach of Jim Crow undermined the Union Army’s battlefield victory, former slaves and free blacks found themselves in possession of a most precious right -- the right to vote. It didn’t matter if a man had been a war hero in the famed, all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment or a house servant on a Southern plantation. All that mattered was that he was a man. To say that this development didn’t sit well with the progressive-minded women of this country is an understatement. Before the war, the abolitionist...
  • Clinton Bristled at Benghazi Deception

    06/22/2014 10:30:23 AM PDT · by drpix · 98 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 6/22/14 | Edward Klein
    “Hillary was stunned when she heard the president talk about the Benghazi attack,” one of her top legal advisers said in an interview. “Obama wanted her to say that the attack had been a spontaneous demonstration triggered by an obscure video on the Internet that demeaned the Prophet Mohammed.” This adviser continued: “Hillary told Obama, ‘Mr. President, that story isn’t credible. Among other things, it ignores the fact that the attack occurred on 9/11.’ But the president was adamant. He said, ‘Hillary, I need you to put out a State Department release as soon as possible.’”
  • Senate Energy Committee clears pro-Keystone XL measure, with Mary Landrieu leading the charge

    06/19/2014 2:37:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    In the face of the relentless dillydallying on the part of the Obama administration on the Keystone XL pipeline, Canada went ahead and starting exploring the potential of cutting deals with other markets in Asia — and yesterday, the Canadian government approved their own Northern Gateway pipeline to carry crude from the Alberta oil sands out to the Pacific Ocean for shipment via tankers. There has been some speculation about the possibility of the Obama administration approving the Keystone XL pipeline now that Iraq’s oil output is on seriously unstable footing (although, reality check: The Keystone XL pipeline by...
  • Going AWOL in the ‘war on women’: Obama silent on Sudan’s barbarism to Meriam Ibrahim

    06/17/2014 4:13:54 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June | Wesley Pruden16, 2014
    Barack Obama could use a little relief. The world is crumbling around him, much of it the result of his presidential misfeasance at home and abroad. The chickens coming to roost on Pennsylvania Avenue are neither ideological nor partisan. Evil men are bold and quick to take advantage of timidity and weakness. There’s a growing consensus, and it includes Democrats — the president is in over his head. He probably scares himself. Obama clearly needs a public-relations triumph. Fortunately for him, there’s a candidate at hand. A 27-year-old woman is languishing in a filthy prison in Sudan, together with her...
  • Hillary Clinton: The Bible Is My 'Biggest Influence'

    06/16/2014 12:19:29 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 95 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/16/14 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced during a New York Times interview that the Holy Bible is the book that made her who she is today. “If you had to name one book that made you who you are today, what would it be?” asked The New York Times, in a book review questionnaire. “At the risk of appearing predictable, the Bible was and remains the biggest influence on my thinking,” Clinton said. “I was raised reading it, memorizing passages from it and being guided by it.”
  • CBS 'Believes in Easter Bunny' and IRS Excuse for Lost Lerner Emails

    06/16/2014 11:03:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 16, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Apparently CBS News believes in the Easter Bunny. Newsbusters' Brad Wilmouth reported this morning that CNN's John King made this comment about the Lois Lerner emails that the IRS now claims are supposedly lost: ""Do you believe in the Easter Bunny? Do you believe in Santa Claus? Do you believe that Lois Lerner's emails just suddenly went poof?" Well, CBS News seems to be in Easter Bunny belief mode based on their narrow report Friday, IRS lost Lois Lerner's emails in tea party probe, which carefully avoids any curiosity as how such emails are now supposedly irretrievable. As we shall...
  • Daily Beast: St. Joan of Arc Was a Transgender

    06/16/2014 10:08:11 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 51 replies
    Was St. Joan of Arc a medieval French heroine who followed God’s instructions and united her country against the marauding English? Or was she a dude Jay Michaelson sat next to in his Queer Theory survey class?
  • Cop Killer was a Pothead

    06/16/2014 10:07:09 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 24 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 14, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    John Avlon’s dishonest column on the cop-killers in Las Vegas should be studied by journalism students as an example of how to exploit a tragedy for political purposes. It is a shame he gets on CNN as an “analyst,” which gives him undeserved authority and prestige, when he deliberately confuses and misleads people. jerad miller In this case, he tried to blame conservatives for the murders of two policemen. His Daily Beast column carried two titles, one of them being, “The Bonnie and Clyde of Ultra-Right Hate.” He said Jerad and Amanda Miller killed two metro cops while shouting, “This...
  • Only CBS Covers IRS Losing Two Years of Lois Lerner Emails

    On Monday, only CBS This Morning reported Friday's stunning revelation that the IRS somehow lost two years worth of emails from Lois Lerner, the official at the center of the agency scandal in which conservative groups were unfairly targeted. Neither NBC's Today nor ABC's Good Morning America bothered to cover the shocking development. However, both broadcasts did manage to find time for full reports on Britain's baby Prince George learning to walk. Cordes then concluded her report with more IRS spin suggesting the congressional investigation of the scandal was just a waste of time and money:
  • NBC Minimizes Obama's Iraq Pullout As Contributing Factor to Islamist Advance

    06/16/2014 8:20:54 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    MRC ^ | 6/13/2014 | Matthew Balan
    National Baraq Channel On Friday's NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams strongly hinted that the recent Islamist blitzkrieg in Iraq was completely former President Bush's fault: "Make no mistake: what's happening in Iraq right now is a direct outgrowth of the U.S. decision to invade the country over a decade ago." However, he glossed over the Obama administration's failure to negotiate a continued U.S. presence and pulling out all American forces in late 2011 as a factor in the crisis. Williams repeated his point to David Gregory: "How does the President sell any action at all to the component of the...
  • Eric Cantor’s Defeat Exposed a Beltway Journalism Blind Spot

    06/16/2014 3:05:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 15, 2014 | David Carr
    It’s now clear why the primary defeat of the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, came so completely out of the blue last week: Beltway blindness that put a focus on fund-raising, power-brokering and partisan back-and-forth created a reality distortion field that obscured the will of the people. But that affliction was not Mr. Cantor’s alone; it is shared by the political press. Reporters and commentators might want to pause and wipe the egg off their faces before they go on camera to cluck-cluck about how Mr. Cantor, Republican of Virginia, missed signs of the insurgency that took him out. There...
  • NBC Paid Chelsea Clinton $600,000 to Do Nothing, Basically

    06/14/2014 7:12:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/13/14 | Joe Coscarelli
    Former first child (now with child) Chelsea Clinton had a $600,000 annual contract at NBC News, Politico reports, where she served as a "special correspondent" and was deemed to be mostly useless, if not "one of the most boring people of her era." That deal is over now, but Clinton is still being paid by the network (which has also hired Luke Russert, Meghan McCain, and Jenna Bush ... ) on a month-to-month basis, with complicating factors including her pregnancy and the good odds her mother is running for president. -snip- That work included little of note, either journalistically or...
  • Obama renews climate change push

    06/14/2014 5:07:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/14/14 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama renewed his campaign to curb carbon emissions Saturday, saying the debate over climate change is over. Obama, who made the battle against climate change a core promise of his 2008 election campaign, has been stymied at the federal level by opposition from lawmakers. Congress "is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence," Obama told a crowd of more than 30,641 people, including thousands of graduates at the University of California, Irvine. "They'll tell you climate change is a hoax, or a fad. One says the world might actually be cooling."...
  • At Commencement, Obama Mocks Lawmakers Who Deny Climate Change

    06/14/2014 5:06:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 14, 2014 | By Mark Ländler
    President Obama, appearing emboldened after his recent move to cut carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, on Saturday ridiculed members of Congress who deny climate change or plead scientific ignorance as an alibi for avoiding an inconvenient truth. Speaking in gleefully sarcastic terms to a commencement ceremony at the University of California, Irvine, Mr. Obama likened those who deny climate change to people who would have told John F. Kennedy, at the dawn of the space program, that the moon “was made of cheese.” He saved his most scathing words for lawmakers who say they are not qualified to judge...
  • Obama calling on grads to fight climate change

    06/14/2014 3:36:25 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 43 replies
    NEWS.MSN.COM ^ | June 14, 2014 | NEDRA PICKLER
    The president is expected to issue a call to action on global warming in a commencement address Saturday at the University of California, Irvine. Earlier this month, he announced a contentious plan to cut pollution from power plants. While in Orange County, Obama also raised money for the Democratic National Committee at a closed-door fundraiser at the Laguna Beach home of Getty oil heiress Anne Earhart. About 25 people paid up to $32,400 to participate in a roundtable discussion with the president. He's spending the rest of the Father's Day weekend on vacation at the Rancho Mirage home of White...
  • Obama says climate change deniers ignoring science

    06/14/2014 12:24:15 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 14, 2014 | NEDRA PICKLER
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama said denying climate change is like arguing the moon is made of cheese, as he issued a call to action on global warming to Saturday's graduates of the University of California, Irvine.
  • Nolan: No U.S. soldiers died searching for Bergdahl (MN Democrat)

    06/13/2014 4:43:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Saint Cloud Times | June 13, 2014 | Mark Sommerhauser
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/06/13/rick-nolan-minnesota-bergdahl-veterans-hospitals/10447371/
  • How Can We Understand Benghazi Without Probing the CIA's Role?

    05/13/2013 6:20:05 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    The Atlantic | May 13, 2013 | Conor Friedersdorf
    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/05/how-can-we-understand-benghazi-without-probing-the-cias-role/275781/
  • Hillary Clinton Won’t Say When She ‘Evolved’ on Gay Marriage; Gets Testy With Terry Gross

    06/12/2014 2:37:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Joe Coscarelli
    Lots of tense, awkward laughter on NPR today! Hillary Clinton's book tour took her to "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross this afternoon, where the two got into it a bit over if and when Clinton "evolved," as they say, on the issue of gay marriage, or whether she held her personal opinions in favor of equality until they were politically viable. The answer is: Clinton is not telling. But it wasn't for Gross's lack of trying. "So what's it like when you're in office and you have to do all these political calculations to not be able to support something...
  • Flashback: Meet Lindsey Graham, the Next GOP Maverick on Climate Change

    06/07/2014 6:25:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 10/13/09 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Sen. Lindsey Graham spent his summer testing out lines on global warming. As the Republican hit the town halls in South Carolina, a state with a major military presence and one of the country's highest unemployment rates, Graham would ask people if they thought climate change was a problem. Few did. But Graham quickly followed with another question, asking for a show of hands from those concerned about energy security. The response was strong, and Graham wasted little time making the connection. "You can't look at it in isolation," Graham said in an interview last week. "I'm trying to say,...
  • The hero and the bad guys (She claims 4 out of 5 released Taliban are moderates)

    06/07/2014 1:38:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Th Manteca Bulletin ^ | June 7, 2014 | Susan Estrich
    On Saturday, Bowe Bergdahl was a hero, and the five members of the Taliban being freed in exchange for him were the worst of the worst. By the end of the week, it seemed that neither is actually true. The parade in Bergdahl’s Idaho hometown was canceled. Four of the five aren’t nice guys, but they aren’t war criminals, either. As for Bergdahl, I don’t pretend to know whether he deserted his unit. That is a question that can only be answered in a properly and fairly conducted court-martial. But the account that broke my heart was the interview with...
  • MSNBC's Schultz: Bergdahl Criticism Shows Republicans to be 'Ruthless' Muslim Haters

    06/06/2014 9:58:46 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 62 replies
    Doing his best to keep the Obama administration’s front line from falling into retreat, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz sprayed rhetorical cover fire all over the place on his June 5 program, defending Team Obama’s much-criticized deal to release Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five deadly Taliban leaders.
  • New York Times: Demonizing Sgt. Bergdahl

    06/07/2014 6:03:45 AM PDT · by kristinn · 89 replies
    The New York Times via the Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Friday, June 6, 2014 | Editorial
    Four months ago, Sen. John McCain said he would support the exchange of five hard-core Taliban leaders for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. "I would support ways of bringing him home," he told CNN, "and if exchange was one of them I think that would be something I think we should seriously consider." But the instant the Obama administration actually made that trade, McCain, as he has so often in the past... SNIP Though we criticized the administration for ignoring the law in not informing Congress of the transfer of the Taliban detainees 30 days in advance, leave it...
  • Hillary implies Obama campaign used gender attack against Sarah Palin

    06/06/2014 4:51:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | June 6, 2014 | Chris Deaton
    One-time presidential candidate Hillary Clinton refused to go along with an Obama campaign attack against Sarah Palin in 2008 that she saw as gender baiting, according to an except from her new memoir reported Friday. NBC News’ Kelly O’Donnell said during a morning segment on “The Today Show” that despite reconciling with the Obama camp after the primaries, Clinton didn’t endorse the campaign’s anti-Palin line upon her selection as John McCain’s vice-presidential nominee. “When Sarah Palin was picked by John McCain, Clinton refused to back up a ‘dismissive statement’ from Obama’s campaign,” O’Donnell reported. “‘I was not going to attack...
  • Obama Knows He Can Ignore Scandal with Impunity (Un-impeachable)

    06/01/2014 8:28:56 AM PDT · by kristinn · 57 replies
    The New York Post ^ | Saturday, May 31, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    President Obama’s record of lawlessness is prodigious. There is the assumption of a power to rule by presidential decree — unilaterally amending ObamaCare provisions, immigration statutes, and other enactments in flagrant disregard of Congress’s constitutional power to write the laws. There is rampant fraud on the American people — think: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan, period,” just for a start. In the Benghazi massacre, we see the arc of administration malfeasance: In the absence of congressional authorization, the president instigated an unprovoked and ultimately disastrous war in Libya, empowering virulently anti-American...
  • President Romney Basks in Latest Triumph

    05/29/2014 2:30:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 5/29 | Jonathan Chait
    When the history of this presidency is written, it will record that bold, progressive reforms dramatically reshaped the face of government, thanks to the vision, creativity, and political will of one man. And that man is Mitt Romney. President Obama already has Gina McCarthy, who designed Romney’s cap-and-trade program in Massachusetts, running the Environmental Protection Agency for him. Coral Davenport reports today that the administration’s new regulations of power plants, due for release Monday, will be designed to expand the structure Romney built: As governor of Massachusetts, Mr. Romney was a key architect of a cap-and-trade program in nine northeastern...