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  • David Brat, the Libertarian Who Beat Eric Cantor, Doesn't Believe in the "Common" Good

    06/12/2014 1:36:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | June 11, 2014 | Molly Redden and David Corn
    Brat has called for slashing Social Security, Medicare, and education spending and says "rich" nations don't have to fear climate change. When tea party challenger David Brat sent Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the House majority leader, to the ash heap on Tuesday night, vanquishing the incumbent by more than 10 points in the primary race, the politerati were stunned. Political journalists scrambled to answer a question: who is this guy? The political pros knew that Brat had mounted a campaign largely based on two issues: bashing Cantor on immigration (that is, excoriating the congressman, who was quite hesitant about immigration...
  • Rand Paul Doesna t Know Much about Reagana s Budgets

    04/29/2014 12:45:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Patrick Brennan
    Ramesh and Reason’s Nick Gillespie have been going back and forth over Rand Paul’s claim (from a number of years ago) that Jimmy Carter was a more fiscally conservative president than Ronald Reagan. Mother Jones collected a series of appearances over the years in which the Kentuckian argues that Reagan’s budget performance, compared with Carter’s, is evidence Republicans don’t really mean it when they claim the mantle of fiscal conservatism. Gillespie argues that Reagan’s deficits means he wasn’t a fiscal conservative, while Ramesh argues (and Nick seems to agree to some extent) that probably a better measure is rate of increases in spending...
  • Role-model governor won’t apologize (Long-knives out for NM Governor)

    04/27/2014 3:03:15 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 27, 2014 | Leslie Linthicum
    I’ve always thought there must be a special place in this world for women who call other women bitches. And now I’ve found it. It’s the New Mexico Governor’s Office. And I’ve always wondered if there is any place on the planet where people call other people “retard.” There is. It’s on the communications staff of the New Mexico Department of Human Services, which serves developmentally delayed clients. We know this thanks to a Mother Jones magazine story that included leaked email exchanges and sound bites from debate preparation sessions while Susana Martinez was running for governor in 2010. There...
  • Master Cut: Rand Paul Suggests Jimmy Carter Better Than Ronald REAGAN On Budget

    04/23/2014 1:06:25 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 92 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 2014/04/23 | Breitbart Staff
    David Corn of Mother Jones has assembled a number of clips from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) over the years criticizing former President Ronald Reagan for the budgets he signed into law. In some cases, Paul declared Reagan worse on budgetary issue than his predecessor, former President Jimmy Carter.
  • Recordings surface in New Mexico governor race

    04/16/2014 3:29:26 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | BARRY MASSEY - Associated Press
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Democrats called Wednesday for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to apologize after a liberal publication released recordings in which she and aides used profanity and offensive names to describe political opponents. The governor, who’s seeking re-election this year and is viewed as a possible rising star in national GOP ranks, also came under fire for making critical remarks about public school teachers while telling aides that it was a view that couldn’t be expressed publicly during her campaign. “Governor Martinez and her aides’ comments are inexcusable. We have clear proof of her intent to deceive voters...
  • Mother Jones takes on Martinez (NM Governor)

    04/17/2014 5:45:23 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 17, 2014 | James Monteleone
    A scathing profile of Gov. Susana Martinez published in the politically liberal magazine Mother Jones – featuring 4-year-old recordings of Martinez and her campaign staff cursing about her 2010 election opponent and criticizing public school teachers as overpaid because they have summers off – touched off more political skirmishing in New Mexico on Wednesday. Martinez attacked the 5,000-word article as a “desperate” liberal media assault and asked campaign supporters in an email for financial help to fend off political attacks in her re-election bid. Several Democrats seeking their party’s nomination to oppose her in November used the article to blast...
  • Video: Old recording reveals GOP governor questioned policy, used salty language

    04/17/2014 8:38:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/17/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “So many people thought they knew the governor,” Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll told KOAT in Albuquerque, “and then went on to govern in a different way.” Er, she did? Susana Martinez has a 52% approval rating in New Mexico, according to PPP, and her re-elect polling has her with double-digit leads, according to RCP. Mother Jones wants to change all that by suggesting that Martinez is the next Sarah Palin, only with an extended vocabulary:
  • Kevin Drum: Right-Wingers Desperately Deny 'Anything Even Slightly Positive' About Obamacare

    04/13/2014 4:22:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/13/2014 | Tom Johnson
    Imagine a Yankees-Red Sox game during which the Yankees broadcasters acknowledged mistakes by their team and good plays by the Sox, while the Boston announcers ranted relentlessly that the Yankees stank and were lucky not to finish 0-162.   According to Kevin Drum of Mother Jones, something similar happens routinely in political media. Drum believes that both in general and regarding Obamacare specifically, liberal pundits are far more likely than their conservative counterparts to discuss their side's failures and give the other side credit where it's due. From Drum's Friday post (emphasis added): "Watch the right search desperately for bad...
  • Victims of the First Fort Hood Attack Asked The President for a Meeting. Here's the Response.

    04/14/2014 6:26:17 AM PDT · by kristinn · 27 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Sunday, April 14, 2014 | Mariah Blake
    During last week's memorial service for victims of April 2 Fort Hood shooting, President Barack Obama spoke about the lingering hurt from the previous attack on the base in 2009. "Part of what makes this so painful is that we've been here before," Obama said. "This tragedy tears at wounds still raw from five years ago. Once more soldiers who survived foreign war zones were struck down here at home, where they're supposed to be safe." Yet, when victims of the first Fort Hood shooting invited the president to see those wounds up close, he refused, without explaining why. The...
  • US Contractor Greystone Denies Its ‘Mercenaries’ in Ukraine

    04/08/2014 4:29:43 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/8/2014 | Kirit Radia, James Gordon Meek, Lee Ferran and Ali Weinberg
    The Russian government today claimed there are more than 100 American 'mercenaries' from a defense contracting company disguised as Ukrainian troops in the embattled former Soviet nation, a claim the American firm and top U.S. officials deny. ... The latest news relesae from Greystone, as posted on a company blog, is from September 2012, titled "New business in Russia" and simply says the company "provided executive protection services in Russia." In April 2012, the company announced it had been awarded a similar contract in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. ...
  • Mother Jones: Climate Change to Blame for Missing Malaysia Flight

    03/24/2014 10:10:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    March 24, 2014 12:33 PM Mother Jones: Climate Change to Blame for Missing Malaysia Flight By Andrew Johnson Malaysian authorities have finally determined that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean, but the liberal magazine Mother Jones blames the extended nature of the search on the effects of man-made climate change. On Friday, prior to the country’s prime minister’s announcement that the plane had been located, the magazine claimed that expectations for where the plane might be were “vastly different from where investigators could have anticipated 30 years ago” because climate change and a once-thinning ozone layer...
  • Hilarious: Mother Jones says MH 370 debris not found because of... (You Guess)

    03/24/2014 6:45:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/24/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    In the minds of progs, global warming is the devil incarnate, responsible for everything bad. So naturally, with the world focused on the mystery of Malaysia 370, it is time to blame global warming. Mother Jones Magazine took a break from blaming free markets (maybe because Malaysia Airlines is government-owned) to blame global warming for the inability to find the debris. Scientists say man-made climate change has fundamentally altered the currents of the vast, deep oceans where investigators are currently scouring for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, setting a complex stage for the ongoing search for MH370. If the Boeing 777 did plunge...
  • Paul Ryan's Democratic Opponent Is Alien Conspiracy Theorist, 9/11 Truther

    11/01/2013 12:25:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Thu Oct. 31, 2013 | atrick Caldwell
    Amardeep Kaleka produced and directed a documentary that claims September 11 was an inside job designed to distract the public from ET revelations.Proof of alien lifeScreenshot from Sirius trailer When 35-year-old Amardeep Kaleka recently declared his intention to run for the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in 2014, most news coverage focused on one facet of his story: His father was one of the murder victims of the 2012 massacre at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. That murder convinced Kaleka to run as a Democrat and advocate for enhanced gun control. But during a recent...
  • Mother Jones Shocker: 'New Poll Shows Democratic Incumbents in Big Trouble'

    11/01/2013 11:49:56 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 90 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | 11/01/2013 | By Noel Sheppard
    Since the government shutdown, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting some media member claiming Republicans are in a lot of trouble heading into next year's midterm elections. Breaking with the trend rather surprisingly Wednesday was the perilously liberal Mother Jones with a piece titled "New Poll Shows Democratic Incumbents in Big Trouble." The poll was actually from James Carville and Stan Greenberg's Democracy Corps and was titled "The Revolt Against Washington and the Republican Congress." Despite Carville and Greenberg's conclusions, author Kevin Drum dug deeper into the specifics to find some contrary nuggets: In Democratic districts, net incumbent...
  • Obama administration says “Don’t believe what you’ve heard” from the following news sources

    10/27/2013 6:00:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 27, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama administration says “Don’t believe what you’ve heard” from the following news sources On October 25, 2013, regarding the various criticisms of Obamacare, Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius said:“Don’t believe what you’ve heard.”In other words, the Obama administration says we shouldn’t believe the Washington Post, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press, Reuters, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, Politico, the Wall St. Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, the BBC, Huffington Post, the Nation, Mother Jones, or New Republic.
  • Blizzard Catastrophe Kills Tens of Thousands of Cows; Shutdown Leaves Ranchers on Ice

    10/14/2013 3:19:18 PM PDT · by yoe · 47 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | October 10, 2013 | Tim McDonnell
    Last Wednesday, the weather was sunny and warm at Bob Fortune's cattle ranch in Belvidere, S.D. On Thursday, it started raining. By Friday night, the rain had turned to snow. By the weekend, the snow turned to a blizzard with 60 mile an hour winds. By the weekend, Fortune says, "the cattle just couldn't stand the cold anymore, and they just started dying." Only a year after sweeping drought left ranchers across South Dakota desperate for feed, this week they're just beginning to reckon with a freak early snowstorm, dubbed Winter Storm Atlas, that wiped out an estimated 10 percent...
  • Sheldon Adelson: I Stand With President Obama on Bombing Syria (Gingrich/GOP Donor)

    09/05/2013 12:35:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Sep. 4, 2013 | Andy Kroll
    The debate over whether to bomb Syrian military facilities and weapons installations is creating some strange bedfellows. Among them: President Obama and Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. On Tuesday, the Republican Jewish Coalition, which counts Adelson as a donor and a board member, told its members to urge Congress to authorize a strike in Syria. A spokesman for Adelson, a top backer of pro-Israel causes, told Bloomberg News that the gambling mogul supported the coalition's position—and thus Obama's—on Syria. Obama and Adelson are far from ideological allies. Adelson reportedly spent upwards of $150 million, in disclosed and dark money,...
  • Why Is Murder Down in Săo Paulo? The Answer is… [remvoing lead from gasoline]

    08/03/2013 1:02:50 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | August 2, 2013 | Kevin Drum
    By now, you've all read my story about the link between the decline of leaded gasoline and the decline of violent crime, right? Here's an update from an unexpected source: the state of Săo Paulo in Brazil. Obviously the United States isn't the only place that got rid of leaded gasoline, which means the United States isn't the only place that should have seen declines in violent crime. But other countries made the switch at different times, which means their declines in violent crime should also have taken place at different times. Rick Nevin has done a lot of work...
  • Why the Latest Zimmerman Race Riot Conspiracy Theory Is the Dumbest Yet (We've all been duped! LOL)

    07/12/2013 11:47:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | July 12, 2013 | Stephanie Mencimer
    New Black Panther Party leader Malik Zulu ShabazzThe conservative blogosphere is brewing with ominous warnings about the inevitable riots they think will come if George Zimmerman is acquitted of charges related to his killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. (My colleague Lauren Williams has rightly questioned this mania here.) An email this week from Everett Wilkinson, a former tea party leader in Florida who now runs something called the Nation Liberty Federation, outlines many of the leading (and recurring) conspiracy theories about the verdict's aftermath, which he naturally thinks will include riots: martial law. FEMA camps. But he offers up...
  • This Study Said the South Is More Racist Than the North

    06/25/2013 5:26:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | June 25, 2013 | Nick Baumann
    The fate of the Voting Rights Act before the Supreme Court may hinge on whether it's right."Is it the government's submission that the citizens of the South are more racist than the citizens of the North?" John Roberts, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, asked that in February during oral arguments over the fate of the Voting Rights Act, a 1965 civil rights law. Donald Verrilli, the government's chief lawyer, said no. Not surprisingly, the Obama administration was not willing to assert that citizens in Southern states were statistically more likely to hold racist beliefs. Without making such a...
  • Mitch McConnell's no Kim Jong Un, but he's more dangerous to America (Because of 2nd Amendment)

    04/13/2013 7:13:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 11, 2013 | David Rothkopf
    AMERICA is rightly on edge. When a man with the power to make life-or-death decisions affecting thousands of U.S. citizens recklessly shows contempt for decency and international norms of behavior, it is no wonder the American people would be both angry and fearful. When his threats are so clearly contrary to the interests of those he represents and even those who might otherwise support him, it is natural to wonder whether he has somehow become unhinged. But we should react calmly. We should not let such disregard for the public good and such an imminent threat to the lives of...
  • Dems run from Progress Kentucky as group appears to implode in another McConnell attack

    04/14/2013 9:48:12 AM PDT · by topher · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 04-13-2013 | Foxnews
    Progress Kentucky is a super PAC that is acting more like a rogue operation in its efforts to unseat Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell -- sending out racially sensitive tweets and allegedly making a secret recording of the Senate minority leader’s re-election strategy talks. The group has been around only since December, raising about $1,000 and spending $18, compared to the McConnell campaign that has raised $10 million toward 2014 re-election efforts, according to recent Federal Election Commission filings. Kentucky Democrats have over the past week made numerous, overt efforts to separate their party from Kentucky Progress and its questionable...
  • Progress Kentucky director visited White House

    04/17/2013 6:16:21 PM PDT · by marstegreg · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | April 17, 2013 | By KEVIN ROBILLARD and BYRON TAU
    Victoria McCullough, a staff assistant to White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, is listed as the official who signed Reilly in. Reilly also went to the liberal-leaning Center for American Progress during his visit to the capital, according to his Twitter feed.
  • Mother Jones editor uses murder of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle to push gun control

    02/04/2013 10:47:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 4, 2013 | Joe Newby
    On Sunday, Mother Jones co-editor Clara Jeffery used the murder of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle to push for gun control in a series of tweets that sparked controversy and anger, Twitchy reported. "So much for good/talented guy with a gun being able to stop mentally ill guy with a gun," she tweeted early Sunday morning. "So if a Navy SEAL and reputed best sniper in the world AT A GUN RANGE can't take down a sick guy on a rampage," she added a short time later. Twitchy characterized her tweets as "ghoulish and repugnant" and said she was "not...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • Mother Jones: 'Right-Wing Extremism' Killed More Since 9/11 Than Islamic Terror

    04/26/2013 2:36:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 4/25/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    On Wednesday, Mother Jones ran an article making a shocking claim: more Americans have been killed by conservative terrorists than by Islamic terrorists since September 11, 2001. “While America has been fixated on the threat of Islamic terrorism for more than a decade, all but a few domestic terror plots have failed,” the article explained. “Between September 11, 2001, and the end of 2012, there were no successful bomb plots by jihadist terrorists in the United States …. [R]ight-wing extremists killed 29 people during those 11 years.”But is it true?The Mother Jones piece is based on a study by the...
  • Soviet Agent Award for Mother Jones Reporter (David Corn)

    04/13/2013 11:42:06 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 4-12-2013 | Cliff Kincaid
    Soviet Agent Award for Mother Jones Reporter Cliff Kincaid — April 12, 2013 David Corn, the liberal writer and MSNBC analyst who based a story about Republican Senator Mitch McConnell on a secret and possibly illegal tape recording, is scheduled to accept an award named for Soviet agent of influence I.F. Stone. The identification of Stone as a Soviet agent is not in serious dispute, except among his most loyal and sycophantic followers.Equally scandalous, Corn is being presented the award by Jeff Cohen, who has started a petition through his radical organization, RootsAction, to give accused traitor Bradley Manning the...
  • Progress Kentucky official resigns (Senator McConnell situation)

    04/11/2013 9:30:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 11, 2013 | Kevin Robillard
    Pressure is growing Thursday afternoon on a liberal super PAC in Kentucky accused of surreptitiously recording a strategy session held by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Jacob Conway, the Jefferson County Democratic Party’s executive committee member who originally accused Progress Kentucky of making the recording, told NBC News he was on his way to talk to the FBI about the allegations. And the group’s treasurer confirmed he had quit his position after the audio was published. “At this time based on advice of both friends and counsel, I will be not be making a public statement available until everything has...
  • Source: (Racist) Progress Kentucky Behind Mitch McConnell Campaign Recording

    04/11/2013 10:24:27 AM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies
    WFPL News ^ | Thursday, April 11, 2013 | Phillip M. Bailey, Kenny Colston and Gabe Bullard
    A secret recording of a campaign strategy session between U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and his advisors was taped by leaders of the Progress Kentucky super PAC, says a longtime local Democratic operative. Mother Jones Magazine released the tape this week. The meeting itself took place on Feb. 2. Jacob Conway, who is on the executive committee of the Jefferson County Democratic Party, says that day, Shawn Reilly and Curtis Morrison, who founded and volunteered for Progress Kentucky, respectively, bragged to him about how they recorded the meeting. Conway says neither the local nor the state Democratic party had any part...
  • Secret McConnell campaign recording allegedly made by a..Democratic National Convention delegate

    04/12/2013 3:12:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 4-12-2013 | David Martosko
    April 12, 2013 Secret McConnell campaign recording was allegedly made by co-founders of a liberal advocacy group, including a Democratic National Convention delegate * Potential suspect was longtime Democratic insider, despite party's claim it was blindsided by investigation* Liberal magazine that published recording may have received the product of a federal wiretapping felonyDavid Martosko The activists who allegedly recorded a private conversation among members of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election team are tied to a liberal political action committee whose co-founder was a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. ... The Daily Caller reported that Reilly was a...
  • Report: Liberal group Progress Kentucky behind McConnell taping Update: Corn “Can’t say much now.”

    04/11/2013 3:41:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 11, 2013 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Which is, well, kinda what Sen. Mitch McConnell said yesterday. These are the same guys who sent out racist tweets about McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, and her Chinese heritage. Local news in Kentucky is reporting, via a Democratic official, that Progress Kentucky is behind the secret tapes published by Mother Jones this week, which revealed McConnell operatives in the act of…running a campaign. The story immediately went viral in political circles, not so much for the videos’ content as for McConnell’s pushback. The Republican senator quickly went on offense, decrying the left’s “Nixonian-style” tactics, and turning the non-story of the...
  • $1.1 Million of Soros Money Tied To Magazine That Released McConnell Tape

    04/11/2013 4:11:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 11, 2013 | Mike Ciandella
    George Soros isn't behind everything the left does, but it sure seems like he helps fund it all. The lefty magazine Mother Jones released a tape , reportedly obtained from a Democratic Super PAC in Kentucky, in an effort to hurt Mitch McConnell's bid for reelection in the U.S. Senate. But, Mother Jones has funding baggage of its own.Mother Jones is the news outlet of The Foundation for National Progress, the left-wing "umbrella organization that exists to publish and support Mother Jones." It also founded the Media Consortium. The FNP received $485,000 in Soros funding in 2008. The Media Consortium,...
  • Left Paints Mitch McConnell as the World's Worst Villain

    04/11/2013 3:04:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 11, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Get this. Let me find it. This is Foreign Policy magazine! Folks, this is highbrow. This Foreign Policy magazine is not quite Foreign Affairs or the Trilateral Commission, but it's not the Walla Walla Sunday Times. I mean, Foreign Policy magazine, they fashion themselves as a serious bunch of people there, think tankers and that. The editor of Foreign Policy, David Rothkopf, says that Mitch McConnell is a bigger threat to the United States than Kim Jong-un. I'm telling you, I can't keep up! I can't connect the dots. Everything is so upside down. Nothing makes common...
  • Mother Jones Demands McConnell Resignation

    04/10/2013 11:03:48 AM PDT · by red-dawg · 43 replies
    04/12/2013 | R-D
    Mother Jones Magazine, in the wake of obtaining a scandalous recording of a political planning session, has demanded the resignation of Senator McConnell for lax security practices. "By allowing us to place an illegal wiretap device in his office, Senator McConnell has demonstrated his disregard for security at his offices."
  • McConnell campaign asks for FBI investigation over leaked Ashley Judd tapes

    04/09/2013 8:22:51 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4-9-2013 | Caitlin Dewey
    McConnell campaign asks for FBI investigation over leaked Ashley Judd tapes By Caitlin Dewey, Updated: April 9, 2013 Mitch McConnell’s campaign has accused opponents of bugging McConnell’s headquarters and has asked for an FBI investigation after a recording from an internal campaign meeting surfaced on Mother Jones this morning.The 12-minute tape reveals McConnell and his campaign staff lampooning then-potential candidate Ashley Judd, whom they call “a haystack of needles” or political liabilities, at a Feb. 2 meeting. Judd has since decided not to run.“We’ve always said the Left will stop at nothing to attack Sen. McConnell, but Nixonian tactics to...
  • 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.
  • Mother Jones reporter wins Polk for Romney story

    02/18/2013 4:28:32 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    AP Via WPXI ^ | February 18, 2013
    NEW YORK — The reporter for Mother Jones magazine who broke the story of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's remarks that 47 percent of Americans "believe they are victims" is among the winners of the 64th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism. David Corn, Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief, received the political reporting prize for his work, which shook up the campaign when he reported on the remarks in September.
  • New owner of Tiller clinic: 'Abortion is about motherhood'

    02/12/2013 3:55:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 29 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 2/11/2013 | Ben Johnson
    WICHITA, KS, February 11, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The woman trying to reopen George Tiller's abortion clinic has claimed that women who choose abortion are motivated by feelings of motherhood in a new interview with a left-wing magazine. “Abortion is about motherhood,” said Julie Burkhart, who hopes to open South Wind Women’s Center on the same grounds as Tiller's late-term abortion facility, in an interview with Mother Jones. Julie Burkhart hopes to take up where George Tiller left off. She said “abortion care” is “about motherhood, because by and large women coming in to have abortions are concerned about the kind...
  • The GOP's Anti-Muslim Wing Is In Retreat (BARF ALERT)

    01/03/2013 5:18:41 AM PST · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 3 Jan 12 | By Tim Murphy and Adam Serwer
    Over the last four years, a die-hard cadre of activists and their allies in Congress have dragged the Republican Party into a fever swamp of Islamophobia and barely-concealed anti-Muslim bigotry. In their paranoid scenario, Islamic Shariah law is creeping into American courts; the Department of Justice has come under the sway of the Muslim Brotherhood; and the president’s engagement ring includes secret writing that indicates Muslim loyalties. But after a November election that saw three of the party's loudest voices on "creeping Shariah" defeated—and the GOP presidential nominee ignore the issue entirely—the anti-Islam movement within the Republican party may have...
  • Mother Jones's Own Reporting Contradicts Its Conclusions on Gun Violence

    12/27/2012 4:09:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 21, 2012 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    Yesterday, I criticized a dubious report that Mother Jones did on gun violence. You can read the Mother Jones article here, but at issue was Mother Jones's bold conclusion: In the wake of the slaughters this summer at a Colorado movie theater and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, we set out to track mass shootings in the United States over the last 30 years. We identified and analyzed 62 of them, and one striking pattern in the data is this: In not a single case was the killing stopped by a civilian using a gun. For the purposes of their...
  • Is it True Armed Civilians Have Never Stopped a Mass Shooting?

    12/27/2012 2:48:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 56 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 20, 2012 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    In response to last week's massacre in Connecticut, Mother Jones has put together a "study" on mass shootings that makes a pretty bold claim: In the wake of the slaughters this summer at a Colorado movie theater and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, we set out to track mass shootings in the United States over the last 30 years. We identified and analyzed 62 of them, and one striking pattern in the data is this: In not a single case was the killing stopped by a civilian using a gun.  There are a couple of major problems here with arguing...
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • Another Commie Skeleton In Chairman Obama's Closet

    10/05/2012 11:15:53 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 40 replies
    Alan Levy, Sales Rep of Middling Worth By Day, Right Wing Avenger By Night | 10/5/12 | Alan Levy
    Recently, The Daily Caller released an unedited video of America's First Foreign Born President, Barack Hussein Obama, giving a speech (in what Ann Coulter accurately calls his "Malcolm X voice") at Hampton College in 2007. In this video, the future Chairman Obama yapped about a lot of things, from accusing the US government of letting black folks suffer during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to how wonderful Jew hater Jeremiah Wright is. In short, it was a glimpse into the evil and hatred that makes up the former Barry Soetoro. Now, for most Conservatives, much of what was revealed wasn't...
  • Mother Russia Jones

    09/25/2012 3:17:26 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 27 replies
    Alan Levy, Sales Rep of Middling Worth By Day, Right Wing Avenger By Night | 9/25/12 | Alan Levy
    Recently, the commie pig droppings at Mother Jones magazine published a video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney being 100% honest about why so many people support Jew hater Barack Hussein Obama---they get all kinds of "free" crap paid for by some working stiff against his will. The arrogant and lazy media rejoiced and sang hosannas. Obama was now safe. To them, Romney was outed as an evil robber baron who wanted to turn the poor into Soylent Green and there was no way for him to possibly best their lord and savior after this "shocking" revelation. Before we get...
  • Legal Insurrection: David Corn Claim that He Was Upfront About Romney Tape Gap Is Nonsense

    09/19/2012 4:20:11 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 19, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Once again, Professor William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection is doing the work the mainstream media should do but won't do. This morning your humble correspondent posted how Jacobson got David Corn to finally admit that there was a gap in the Romney tape after initially claiming that it was complete. However, now that Corn was forced to make that admission only after being pressed by Jacobson, he is now absurdly claiming that he was upfront about that tape gap from the start. Here is Corn's latest laughable claim: Romney had pivoted from expressing his sentiments about the “47 percent” to...
  • SELECTIVE EDIT? MOTHER JONES ADMITS ROMNEY TAPE MISSING 'ONE TO TWO MINUTES'

    09/19/2012 5:18:14 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/19/12 | Breitbart
    Mother Jones, the left-wing magazine that released a controversial video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's remarks to a fundraiser in May, now admits that it has no full tape of what Romney said, and that its video is missing "one to two minutes" at the most important moment. The Legal Insurrection blog's William Jacobson and The Blaze both raised questions on Tuesday about whether Mother Jones had, as promised, revealed the full video, given an apparent jump cut in the critical section of Romney's remarks.  "Something is missing.  Romney’s 47% answer was cut off before completed, and is not...
  • Did Ghost of Rosemary Woods 'Accidentally' Erase Part of Romney Tape?

    09/19/2012 4:25:41 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 19, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    David Corn of Mother Jones magazine has claimed that the audio and video recording of Mitt Romney taken surreptitiously at a fundraiser was complete...until it was revealed that it had a critical gap of up to two minutes.  At first Corn refused to admit to any gap until undeniable proof was presented to him by William A. Jacobson of Legal Insurrection: There is a gap in the recording immediately after Romney’s now famous discussion of the 47% of voters who don’t pay taxes. The cut in the audio and video comes while Romney is in mid-sentence, so we actually do...
  • Romney's "Secret Video" and the Dem Politics of "Squirrel!"

    09/19/2012 3:50:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2012 | MIchelle Malkin
    Democrats need to change their party mascot from the donkey to the squirrel. They divert the media's and the electorate's short attention spans with fleeting, fuzzy objects -- like the main canine character in the animated Pixar movie "Up," who was easily distracted from his main thoughts and serious duties by every last little moving trifle. Embassy attacks? Quick, find a squirrel! Warnings ignored? Squirrel! American troops killed by long-plotting jihadis exploiting security weaknesses? Squirrel! First Amendment sabotage by White House officials in the name of political correctness? Squirrel! Chronic joblessness, high gas prices, exploding dependency? Squirrel! Squirrel! Squirrel! As...
  • US election: Jimmy Carter's [unemployed] grandson helped leak Mitt Romney video

    09/18/2012 12:33:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | September 18, 2012 | Raf Sanchez, Washington
    Jimmy Carter's unemployed grandson has said he helped leak damaging video footage of Mitt Romney in retaliation for the Republican's habit of maligning his grandfather on the campaign trail. .......As the story exploded, Mr Carter emailed his 87-year-old grandfather to tell him he was behind the revelation that was rocking Mr Romney's campaign. The former president replied "James: This is extraordinary. Congratulations! Papa." The younger Mr Carter was only three when his grandfather was pushed out of the White House by Ronald Reagan in the 1980 election but said that he was still angered by Republicans who accused the former...
  • Critical audio gap in “complete” Romney tape released by Mother Jones

    09/18/2012 10:44:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 18, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson, esquire
    Turns out tape cuts out part of controversial Romney answer. David Corn of Mother Jones released the “complete” audio and video of the secretly recorded Mitt Romney speech at a private fundraiser. Yet the complete audio and video is not complete. There is a gap in the recording immediately after Romney’s now famous discussion of the 47% of voters who don’t pay taxes. The cut in the audio and video comes while Romney is in mid-sentence, so we actually do not have the full audio of what Romney said on the subject. The next audio/video (Part 2) picks up with...