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  • Clinton skips MoveOn candidate forum

    11/24/2015 5:19:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Hillary Clinton skipped the candidate forum, opting against answering questions from members of one of the nation's largest progressive groups.Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, was not among the candidates taking questions in a video of the event released with little fanfare on Tuesday, as first reported by MSNBC.Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-Md.), the other two remaining Democratic presidential candidates, took part in the forum.Anna Galland, the executive director of the group's non-profit wing, warned that the decision could hurt Clinton's ability to motivate progressives."It’s a shame that Secretary Clinton declined to participate in the MoveOn...
  • Why We’re Suspending the “Run Warren Run” Campaign (But we’re still declaring victory.) (Barf Alert)

    06/02/2015 8:26:57 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 6-2-2015 | ILYA SHEYMAN and CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN
    Today we announce the suspension of our campaign to draft Elizabeth Warren into the presidential race. There’s no sugar-coating it: We didn’t achieve our central goal. But there’s a bigger story that gives us tremendous hope: as one headline put it, “Elizabeth Warren may not be running, but she’s in the 2016 race anyway.” In the six months since we launched the Run Warren Run effort, Senator Warren’s agenda and message have transformed the American political landscape. Echoing Warren’s famous adage that “the game is rigged,” Hillary Clinton declared in her campaign announcement that “the deck is still stacked in...
  • Facebook: Monkey See, Monkey Do

    03/19/2015 5:21:08 PM PDT · by Chris Shugart Uncommon Sense · 12 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 03-17-15 | Chris Shugart
    You’ve probably heard the old statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters that they'd eventually pound out the complete works of Shakespeare. Now we know, thanks to the Internet, that this isn't true. The evidence can be seen by anyone who spends any time on Facebook, where sentient intelligence seems to have been replaced by boring insipid images. Facebook has gradually risen to a level of stature that’s taken on a dimension that’s even bigger than a posted photo of Kim Kardashian’s rear end. This premiere social media platform has evolved into an online political playground that...
  • to Launch ‘Draft Warren’ Campaign

    12/09/2014 1:49:46 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Byron Tau
    The progressive advocacy group is preparing to launch a campaign to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren into the 2016 presidential race. MoveOn is conducting a one-day poll of its eight million members that, if they approve, would mark the beginning of a $1 million initial grassroots investment to convince the freshman Massachusetts Democrat to throw her hat into the presidential ring. “There is too much at stake to have anything other than our best candidates in the debate. We are prepared to show Senator Warren she has the support she needs to enter—and win—the presidential race,” said Ilya Sheyman, executive...
  • Joan Jett: My full, uncensored fury (Anti-Republican e-mail screed)

    11/02/2014 1:06:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 159 replies
    MoveOn.Org e-mail | November 1, 2014 | Joan Jett
    Dear XXXX: If this weren't an email, I'd lay out my full—uncensored—fury at Republicans and right-wing forces that hold women down, keep us subservient. But it is an email, so I'll say my piece as politely as I can: This election is ours to win, if we do the work. As I see it, politicians make laws that put women's bodies and our paychecks into their hands. But we're not just a voting group to be courted by ad execs. Women, and the men who stand with us, are the majority. And when we show up and vote, women win....
  • Feds Creating Database to Track ‘Hate Speech’ on Twitter

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

    09/09/2013 1:20:06 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies ^ | September 09, 2013 | Neil Munro
    A new anti-war ad by the left-wing advocacy group highlights a growing foreign policy divide between President Barack Obama and the larger progressive movement that has long supported him. “We never set out to spend eight years at war in Iraq… Or to be mired down for more than a decade of fighting in Afghanistan… So what should America expect if we rush into Syria ­­alone, with no real plan for the consequences?,” says the video’s narrator. “We already know: It gets worse,” the narrator continues. “Congress: The majority of Americans OPPOSE missile strikes in Syria.” The video is...
  • Starts Petition for Civil Rights Charges Against George Zimmerman

    07/14/2013 7:06:33 AM PDT · by 101stAirborneVet · 52 replies
    07/14/13 | Me has started an internet petition to encourage the Department of Just Us to bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. The petition comes in the aftermath of his acquittal by a jury of six in Seminole County, FL just last night. In the lead up to the original Florida charges against Zimmerman, over 2 million people signed an internet petition to bring murder charges against him. Mob justice in action, it seems. I have not included the link because when I try to put it in, FR says links are not allowed at FR.
  • Two in ‘Republican women for Obama’ ad exposed as Democrats

    08/27/2012 5:34:40 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 25, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Although the ad got a lot of playtime on MSNBC Friday, a recent so-called “Republican women for Obama” video advertisement has turned out to be a disingenuous campaign ploy. That ad, posted on the official Barack Obama campaign YouTube page on Friday, claimed to show a group of women that had previously voted Republican but later abandoned the party because they felt it went too far to the right, leaving them no alternative but to vote for President Barack Obama this November. The problem is, so far two of these women have been shown to be Democrats who had previously...
  • MoveOn: Romney Political Suicide

    08/11/2012 12:32:54 PM PDT · by Bryanw92 · 54 replies email | Aug 11, 2012 | Justin Reuben
    Dear MoveOn member, Breaking news: Mitt Romney just picked tea party hero Paul Ryan as his running mate. And Romney may have just committed political suicide. Paul Ryan is the author of the most extreme right-wing budget ever proposed in Congress. He wants to dismantle Medicare, privatize Social Security, and cut taxes for millionaires while raising taxes on the middle class.1 Simply put, the policies Paul Ryan stands for are politically toxic. But here's the thing: Paul Ryan isn't just a extremist—he's young, smart, and charming. The media constantly describe him as looking like "the boy next door." He's the...
  • Walter E Williams predicts an OBAMA win in 2012, and here is why: BOGUS! SEE LINK

    04/24/2011 3:07:21 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 95 replies
    Walter E. Williams ^ | 04/2011 | Walter E. Williams
    <p>Walter E. Williams, (born 1936 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania ) is a conservative American economist, commentator, and academic. He is the John M Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University , as well as a syndicated columnist and author.</p>
  • BREAKING: Union Member Attacks, Injures Tea Party Activist at Rally

    02/26/2011 7:08:56 PM PST · by Jayster · 209 replies
    Big Gov ^ | 02/26/2011 | Jay Lensch
    Sacramento’s ABC News 10 reported on the union rally and Tea Party counter rally in Sacramento today. ABC’s online report makes cursory mention of an incident of union violence directed at a Tea Party activist: “Police cited one man for battery after he allegedly shoved a tea party supporter.”
  • Olivia Wilde warns of 'terrifying' future under President Palin in new MoveOn video

    10/27/2010 12:36:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | October 27, 2010 | Meena Hartenstein
    Olivia Wilde has seen the future, and if you don't vote, it's "terrifying." The stunning "House" star gets political in a new video for called "Back From the Future," aimed at increasing voter turnout by showing what will happen if Democrats don't hit the polls. It starts with a mock newscast to show just how bad things have gotten in the future. "Pamela Anderson announced today that she and MTV 'Jersey Shore' star The Situation will be getting married in early November," a news anchor reports. "We'll be devoting all our resources to this story, even taking reporters off...
  • Rand Paul Protester Previously Arrested For Vandalizing [ Paid by ]

    10/27/2010 11:46:07 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 63 replies ^ | Oct 26 2010 | MacAoidh
    Before last night’s U.S. Senate campaign debate in Kentucky between Rand Paul and Jack Conway, a fracas ensued when a left-wing activist approached Paul wearing a blond wig and carrying an anti-Paul sign. The activist accosted the Republican candidate, upon which she was wrestled to the ground and had her head stepped on by some overzealous and hypersensitive Paul supporters. Interestingly enough, the activist – whose name is Lauren Valle – seems to have spent some time in Louisiana earlier this year. And Valle picked up a citation for rather uncivil conduct during her stay in the Sportsman’s Paradise. Per...
  • Boycott Progressive Insurance

    09/13/2010 9:14:39 AM PDT · by Signalman · 38 replies
    Moonage Political Widsdom ^ | 9/10/2010 | unk.
    This is a heads up regarding Progressive Auto Insurance. You know who they are. They’re the ones with the clever television ads featuring the perky brunette actress all dressed in white. What you might not know is that the chairman of Progressive is Peter Lewis, one of the largest funders of the left in America . He’s your typical rich spoiled kid who took over the company from his father and apparently feels “guilty” for his success and now dedicates himself to making it impossible for anyone else to become wealthy. Between 2001 and 2003, Lewis funneled $15 million to...
  • The "Big Announcement" from from my email

    09/07/2010 11:55:27 AM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 23 replies
    my email | 9-7-10
    Dear MoveOn member, Election Day is less than two months away, and we need to decide today whether we'll have enough resources for a major campaign to help stop the Republicans and their corporate allies from taking over Congress. In a survey over the weekend, 92% of MoveOn members said that we should work broadly to help Democratic candidates—especially now that corporate front groups are spending $400 million to boost Republicans' chances.1 So here's our plan to do it: We'll launch a giant recruitment drive to turn out thousands of volunteers for dozens and dozens of vulnerable Democrats across the...
  • Andy Stern, A Member of Obama's Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Says...

    06/09/2010 1:22:50 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 147+ views
    CNS ^ | Tuesday, June 08, 2010 | By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer
    "Andy Stern, A Member of Obama’s Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Says ‘Worshipping the Market’ Has Failed America" PHOTO CAPTION: "Andy Stern, former head of Services Employees International Union (SEIU) and a President Barack Obama appointee to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, said on Monday that the free market has failed the country and American workers. He made his remarks at a conference of the Campaign for America's Future in Washington, D.C., on Monday. ( Starr)" SNIPPET: "( – Andy Stern, the former head of the Service Employees International Union who now sits on President Obama's National Commission on...
  • email: "Hell NO" (Fundraising for ads in targeted Republican districts)

    04/08/2010 10:32:44 AM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 27 replies · 788+ views
    My email | 4-8-10 |
    Dear MoveOn member, Republicans are on a rampage to repeal health care. And with so much misinformation out there, we need to fight back with the truth. So we've got an ambitious plan to go into Republican districts with ads that let voters know what the health care reform law means for their families and hit the Republicans for being against it. To make this work we're going to need to raise $200,000 this week— and that will take 3 donations from people in Livonia. Can you chip in $5? (link deleted) Our new ad campaign is one of the...
  • BREAKING NEWS: MoveOn Plans Hate-In Outside RNC Headquarters Tomorrow

    03/31/2010 1:48:22 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 48 replies · 1,236+ views
    NewsRealBlog ^ | 3-31-10 | Matthew Vadem
    The Democrat-media complex has been pushing the idea that patriotic nonviolent resistance and opposition to ObamaCare and President Obama’s drive to turn America into a full-blown socialist state somehow constitutes “hate.” Leftists keep trying to invent new incidents supposedly showing how their political adversaries in the Tea Party movement are sinister racists. They claim –in the absence of proof– that black Democratic lawmakers were called the N-word as they walked to the U.S. Capitol building to vote on ObamaCare. They claim –in the absence of proof– that an anti-gay epithet was hurled at Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), an openly gay...
  • Official MoveOn Ballot: Vote Today

    03/09/2010 11:25:15 AM PST · by FrdmLvr · 5 replies · 113+ views
    my email | 3/9/10 | email
    **OFFICIAL BALLOT** Dear MoveOn member, We're holding a full-membership vote TODAY to chart our course on health care. Can you weigh in? As you've probably read, President Obama and Democrats in Congress are aiming to pass a final health care package before the end of March. Not every detail is decided yet, but the final package will most likely look like the plan President Obama released two weeks ago. (For more information, see below.) The president has offered a proposal that resembles the health care bill the Senate passed in December, but with a few key fixes. It's definitely not...
  • NY23: Slams Hoffman As 'Sarah Palin Wing' of GOP

    10/29/2009 9:13:40 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies · 1,427+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 10.29.09 @ 10:05AM | By Robert Stacy McCain
    When the Soros-backed online group wants to strike contribution-inducing fear in the hearts of its liberal e-mail list, they know whose name to use...
  • MoveOn's Latest Strategy: Getting Their Members to Write Letters to the Editor

    08/13/2009 12:20:23 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 18 replies · 761+ views
    Dear MoveOn member, Right-wing mobs aren't just disrupting congressional town halls—their outlandish lies are now making their way into mainstream news coverage, too. We need to set the record straight. The majority of Americans support real health care reform. And no wonder, given the incredible cost of inaction. In Michigan alone, 620 people lose their coverage every day. And for those with insurance, yearly premiums will hit $22,579 in a few years if we don't act. We can't let right-wing extremists ruin the biggest opportunity in a generation to get real reform. Can you send a quick letter to the...
  • Next Up for Nationalization: the Internet

    11/15/2008 11:34:24 PM PST · by dr_who · 43 replies · 1,519+ views
    National Review ^ | November 13, 2008 | Phil Kerpen
    Network neutrality means less technological innovation — and less freedom, too. By Phil Kerpen Following the nationalization of investment banks, Fannie and Freddie, consumer banks, and private insurance companies, taxpayers are likely asking: What’s left for the federal government to nationalize? How about the Internet? Network neutrality, or net neutrality, is the beneficent-sounding name for sweeping new government regulatory power that would prohibit Internet service providers from innovating in their own networks. This could lead to much less broadband investment by private companies, and could potentially force government subsidization, control, and outright nationalization of the Internet. The implications of this...
  • DIRTY TOOLS (MoveOn offers $5000 bounty for dirt on Palin's husband)

    09/01/2008 11:23:44 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 222 replies · 2,682+ views
    American Spectator ^ | Washington Prowler
    DIRTY TOOLS As Obama operatives scour records in Alaska for dirt on Gov. Sarah Palin, they are also seeking embarrassing materials about her husband. And it isn't just the Obama campaign. Several left-wing groups with ties to have used their network to offer as to $5,000 for damaging employment or personal information about him. Meanwhile, the Obama campaign has asked the DNC to coordinate surrogates that appear on camera to attack Gov. Palin. "Last Friday, the Democrat women they put all looked old and tired, nothing like what folks were seeing from Palin," says an Obama media adviser. "It...
  • Pop Stars to Descend on Democratic Convention to Party and Politic (DNC rock and hip hop concerts)

    08/25/2008 10:36:05 AM PDT · by weegee · 11 replies · 296+ views
    NY Times ^ | Published: August 22, 2008 | By BEN SISARIO
    A certain amount of celebrity glow has long been a part of both political parties’ gatherings. But thanks in part to the youthful charisma of Senator Barack Obama, the presumptive nominee, the Democratic convention, which begins on Monday in Denver, is shaping up as an unlikely hot spot for the music world, with multiplatinum rappers, indie-rock scenesters, D.J.’s and Jennifer Lopez arriving by the van- and private planeload to perform, rally or schmooze with the political elite. “It’s the Sundance Film Festival for politicos,” said Laura Dawn, the cultural director of, who also happens to sing with Moby... Kanye...
  • David Frum on Obama's Berlin Speech: Mixed metaphors and soggy logic

    07/25/2008 2:46:59 PM PDT · by Clive · 38 replies · 151+ views
    National Post ^ | 2008-07-25 | David Frum
    An American presidential candidate travels to the very center of Europe and draws a huge cheering crowd. George W. Bush obviously could never do that. Nor could John McCain. For the many Americans sick to death of eight years of confrontation and quarrelling with friends and allies, Barack Obama’s visit to Berlin presented an exciting and hopeful picture. This is how things should be! It was a great moment — so long as you viewed it with the sound off. But if you listened to the speech, you heard an ominous and disturbing statement, one that raises the same unsettling...
  • 'Baby Alex' Ad Pleases Liberals, Offends Some Conservatives

    06/19/2008 5:59:39 AM PDT · by Sopater · 63 replies · 276+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 18, 2008 | Susan Jones
    ( - Does any doting mother want to think about putting her firstborn baby in harm's way? Liberal backers of Sen. Barack Obama are banking on a "no" answer. The liberal advocacy group is running a political ad featuring a new mother, bouncing baby boy on her lap, chiding John McCain about wanting to wage a "hundred-year" war in Iraq. "John McCain, when you say you would stay in Iraq for a hundred years, were you counting on Alex? Because if you were, you can't have him," the mother (actress) says with a quaver in her voice. (See video)...
  • A Party Up for Grabs

    06/02/2008 11:28:35 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 112+ views ^ | June 02, 2008 | Dick Morris
    The vote of the Democratic rules committee not to seat the entire Michigan and Florida delegations — as Hillary had wanted — signals the end of the domination of the Democratic Party by Bill and Hillary Clinton. It began when Bill won the California primary in 1992 and ended this past weekend, on May 31, 2008. During this period, nothing moved unless the Clintons OKed it. Now the Party has declared its independence, shaking off their family fiefdom. There is a lot more involved than just the fact that Hillary lost the primaries to Obama and trails him among elected...
  • and USO Team Up for Troops (Barfer)

    12/20/2007 10:13:02 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 42 replies · 149+ views
    WTOP News ^ | December 20, 2007 | Christine Simmons (A.P.)
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The liberal, a leader of an anti-Iraq war coalition, is asking supporters to help pay for free phone calling cards for soldiers overseas in a partnership with the United Service Organizations, the charity that has helped troops for more than six decades. e-mailed about 3.3 million people on its e-mail list Thursday with the request to donate $15, the cost to buy one phone card for USO's Operation Phone Home program. That program began in 2003, the same year that the war started. "MoveOn members are committed to seeing our troops come home as quickly...
  • Ron PaulPots' MoveOn/GeorgeSoros Support!

    12/19/2007 9:36:41 PM PST · by jodiluvshoes · 349 replies · 1,827+ views ^ | 12.20.2007 | Kevin McCullough
    Desperate to take support from wherever he can get it. Some - well more like all of two readers have gotten a little cross-eyed over the fact that I dared to imply that George Soros/MoveOn forces were working covertly to assist the most Soros-like candidate on the GOP ticket. The truth is some of the support has been covert, some of it rather obvious... For instance one MoveOn group assisted in the funding and production of this television ad:
  • Paul expects over $12M in 4th quarter

    12/02/2007 1:44:34 PM PST · by BGHater · 87 replies · 192+ views
    AP ^ | 02 Dec 2007 | Hope Yen
    Republican Ron Paul said Sunday his upstart presidential campaign is on track to raise more than $12 million this quarter, boldly predicting the Iowa polls "are going to continue to shift" once he's finished spending it all. Speaking on CNN's "Late Edition," Paul said he had raised roughly $10.4 million so far in the quarter beginning Oct. 1, an amount that is already double the $5.2 million he pulled in during the third quarter. A big online fundraising effort planned for Dec. 16 could push the fourth quarter's total higher by several million, he said. "We are going to be...
  • Foot soldiers for the Ron Paul revolution (LAT)

    12/01/2007 2:42:14 PM PST · by traviskicks · 73 replies · 1,778+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/1/07 | James Rainey
    The freewheeling tactics of his supporters have made the GOP candidate an Internet sensation and an unlikely phenomenon. The late-fall night fairly crackled with energy -- from a persistent Santa Ana wind, the high-tension power lines overhead and, especially, from the crowd packed inside the living room of a ranch house at the west end of the San Gabriel Valley. Eighty people sat elbow to elbow on tight rows of folding chairs, chattering with enthusiasm and ideas. They would produce wall calendars and a concert. They would reenact the Boston Tea Party on the Santa Monica Pier. They would write...
  • Senate Condemns MoveOn.Org

    09/20/2007 10:50:01 AM PDT · by NRG1973 · 143 replies · 1,280+ views
    The Seante voted (75-25) to condemn MoveOn.Org for its despicable advertisement in the new York Times. The measure garnered 75 votes which means that at least 26 Democrats voted for it. Hopefully, Democrats are beginning to feel the heat for their anti-war stance.
  • Climb On Board The 'Ron Paul Revolution'

    09/16/2007 8:53:29 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 335 replies · 4,287+ views
    TheDay ^ | 9/16/2007 | Marc Guttman
    When Americans evaluate today's political landscape, most feel something between impotence and disapproval. So, while citizens shake their heads or shrug at the mainstream media's “top tier” presidential candidates, it is extraordinary how many are becoming overjoyed about one lesser covered candidate. Tens-of-thousands have joined the appropriately named Ron Paul Revolution, joining groups, putting up signs, and crossing states to attend rallies. Congressman Ron Paul's genuine message and untarnished record of promoting individual liberty for everyone, a free-market economy of wealth and abundance, and a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace and free trade, has attracted vast support from diverse...
  • Behind an Antiwar Ad, a Powerful Liberal Group

    09/15/2007 8:27:52 AM PDT · by indcons · 18 replies · 740+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 15, 2007 | MICHAEL LUO and JEFF ZELENY
    There is no mistaking the influence of, with its 3.2 million members and powerful fund-raising apparatus, within the Democratic Party. This liberal activist group has come to occupy a prominent seat at the table among the party elite, so much so that Republicans leaped at a chance to hold Democrats and their presidential candidates responsible for MoveOn’s positions after it ran an advertisement attacking the credibility of Gen. David H. Petraeus. MoveOn, which has raised tens of millions of dollars for Democratic candidates since its inception in 1998, clearly enjoys friendly relations with Democratic Party officials. Its leaders have...
  • MoveOn's McCarthy moment

    09/11/2007 8:25:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 8 replies · 579+ views
    Boston Globe Progressive ^ | 9/11/07 | Feaver
    IN THE SPRING of 1954, the US Senate convened hearings at the instigation of Senator Joseph McCarthy to press his anticommunist investigations into the Department of the Army. The hearings were broadcast live on television, and the American public was able to witness firsthand the tactics McCarthy used to intimidate his foes. At a critical moment in the hearings, a key governmental witness, Army lawyer Joseph Welch, rose to defend one of the junior Army lawyers whose career, Welch alleged, McCarthy had destroyed. Welch turned to McCarthy and memorably intoned: "Let us not assassinate this lad further, senator. You have...
  • Split in anti-war left (Pop some popcorn)

    08/07/2007 9:10:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 2,052+ views
    The Hill ^ | August 8, 2007 | Manu Raju
    Congress’s failure to secure a timetable for withdrawing American troops from Iraq has split anti-war activists on the tactical question of whether to attack Democrats, who now control Capitol Hill. The split has also underlined accusations among some activists that MoveOn has abandoned its credentials as an issue-based advocacy group and now instead provides cover for Democratic Party leaders. Anti-war activists throughout the country are united in spending August pressing lawmakers to bring U.S. troops home. But tensions within the movement have been bubbling for months over tactics and whether their fire should be aimed exclusively at Republicans. The divisions...

    06/30/2007 8:12:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 875+ views
    The New York Post ^ | June 22, 2007 | Charles Hurt
    Nearly nine out of 10 journalists who made political donations gave to Democrats or left-wing groups, according to a bombshell new investigation into media bias - and perhaps the most shocking name on the list was the writer of "The Ethicist" column for The New York Times. The probe by MSNBC investigative reporter Bill Dedman revealed the names of 144 employees - reporters, editors, producers - from media organizations nationwide who have lined the candidates' pockets since '04. Underscoring the leftward tilt of the press, 125 of the workers, or 87 percent, ponied up only to Democrats and liberal causes,...
  • MOVEON to hold a leftwing conference in DC, June 18 - 20

    05/31/2007 6:08:45 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 15 replies · 455+ views
    Dear MoveOn member, Every June, thousands of leaders, activists, thinkers and bloggers gather in Washington, DC at one of the biggest progressive conferences of the year—the Take Back America conference. This year I'll be helping kick it off, and we'll be joined by an amazing list of speakers—from John Edwards to Ned Lamont to Nancy Pelosi. And there are workshops and presentations on everything from universal health care to corporate reform. The folks at Take Back America are offering a special rate for MoveOn members, but it's only valid for a few more days. Want to join us on June...
  • Terrorists Using The Internet?

    02/15/2007 12:30:55 PM PST · by jjgnc · 56 replies · 1,617+ views
    Myself | 2-15-07 | JJ
    Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Foreign Operatives Using Message Boards All over the Internet, it is apparent that a coordinated, well-funded effort is under way to undermine and warp American values by attacking us through our least protected zone...the Internet. From AOL, to Yahoo, to Netscape, possible terrorists are posting on message boards while posing as liberals. They are taking advantage of the natural anti-American tendencies liberals have anyway, and therefore can more easily blend in. However, there are a few traits you should look for to determine whether someone is actually a foreign agent instead of just the average liberal:...
  • Political speech makes a comeback

    12/30/2006 10:21:42 PM PST · by Valin · 17 replies · 621+ views
    Townhall ^ | 12/31/06 | George Will
    WASHINGTON -- A three-judge federal court recently tugged a thread that may begin the unraveling of the fabric of murky laws and regulations that traduce the First Amendment by suppressing political speech. Divided 2-1, the court held -- unremarkably, you might think -- that issue advocacy ads can run during an election, when they matter most. This decision will strike zealous (there is no other kind) advocates of ever-tighter regulation of political speech (campaign finance ``reformers'') as ominous. Why? Because it partially emancipates millions of Americans who incorporate thousands of groups to advocate their causes, groups such as the ACLU...
  • Chilling (Soros’ behavior during the Holocaust)

    10/31/2006 7:02:48 AM PST · by veronica · 90 replies · 2,993+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-31-06 | Thomas Lifton
    Chilling That’s the only word for the glimpse into the mind of George Soros provided by Steve Croft of 60 Minutes in an interview broadcast last night. Steve Gilbert of Sweetness & Light does an excellent job of highlighting and commenting on a partial transcript of the interview, concerning Soros’ behavior during the Holocaust in Hungary, when he was a 14 year old Jewish boy posing as a Christian. KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson. Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes. KROFT: Went out, in fact, and...
  • Syndicate Will Look Into Alleged Coulter Plagiarism On Its Own

    07/06/2006 9:36:05 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 199 replies · 5,219+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | July 6 06 | Editor and Publisher
    Universal Press Syndicate issued a statement this afternoon saying it might look into the plagiarism allegations against Ann Coulter in two possible ways. "We'll see what we can find on our own," said Kathie Kerr, the syndicate's director of communications, noting that Universal would use the information referenced in Sunday's New York Post article. That story quoted John Barrie, creator of the iThenticate plagiarism-probing system, who said he had easily found several examples of alleged plagiarism in Coulter's new "Godless" book and in her Universal columns from the past year. Several blogs had earlier found these and other examples. Kerr...
  • Immigrant Groups Plan Campaign to Bring Legal Changes

    04/20/2006 12:14:49 PM PDT · by george wythe · 29 replies · 896+ views
    NY Times ^ | Apr 20 2006
    Leaders of the demonstrations that drew hundreds of thousands of immigrants into the streets last week announced Wednesday that they were planning voter registration and citizenship drives across the country in an effort to transform the immigrant community into a powerful, organized political force. [snip]Anjelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, said she and others preferred to focus on events that would win over the American public, suggesting that a national economic boycott might unnecessarily alienate ordinary people and decision makers. Ms. Salas and others are proposing a national day of community service,...
  • Anyone Going to the May 1 Immigration Rallies???

    04/20/2006 1:20:05 PM PDT · by Timeout · 8 replies · 621+ views
    4/20/06 | Timeout
    I read something very disturbing this morning. The Houston Chronicle reported that some groups were distancing themselves from the boycott out of concern about a backlash. But, in the body of the article, I noticed this:In Houston, organizers said they are taking no stand for or against a boycott, said Alain Cisneros, an organizer with ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now and a member of the committee coordinating the May 1 event in the city.Groups around the country are scheduling other types of events — marches, vigils, and voter registration drives...that will take place in on May...

    03/03/2006 4:51:36 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 168 replies · 9,651+ views
    Clarification: Katrina-Video story ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) _ In a March 1 story, The Associated Press reported that federal disaster officials warned President Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees in New Orleans, citing confidential video footage of an Aug. 28 briefing among U.S. officials. The Army Corps of Engineers considers a breach a hole developing in a levee rather than an overrun. The story should have made clear that Bush was warned about floodwaters overrunning the levees, rather than the levees breaking. The day before the storm hit, Bush was...
  • FR Exclusive: John Kerry, Mary Landrieu, MoveOn DNC and Katrina

    09/28/2005 8:36:10 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 111 replies · 3,339+ views Scroll down to Page 2 of site. Start at: Information for You First Step: Call the American Red Cross hotline at (866) Hurricane Housing Emergency Shelter Information Point: Tourist Welcome Center, US 65 & 84, 1401 Carter St. (US 84), Vidalia, LA Tourist Welcome Center, TA Truck Stop, Tallulah Exit (Hwy 65 & I 20) Paragon Casino, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville LA Sammy's Truck Stop, I-49, Exit 53, 3601 LA 115W, Bunkie, LA Med Express Office, 7525 US 71, Alexandria, LA P.E. Gym, LSU- Shreveport, One University Place, Shreveport, LA Pickering High School, 180 Lebleu Rd., Leesville, LA...
  • CBS Fires Mapes

    01/10/2005 7:02:45 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 405 replies · 12,240+ views
    cbs radio news
    Report just issues, mapes finally fired
  • Full CBS Report on "RatherGate" (Long)

    01/10/2005 7:32:00 AM PST · by Thanatos · 81 replies · 14,742+ views
    CBS News ^ | 1-10-2005 | CBS
    REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT REVIEW PANEL DICK THORNBURGH AND LOUIS D. BOCCARDI ON THE SEPTEMBER 8, 2004 60 MINUTES WEDNESDAY SEGMENT “FOR THE RECORD” CONCERNING PRESIDENT BUSH’S TEXAS AIR NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE JANUARY 5, 2005 KIRKPATRICK & LOCKHART NICHOLSON GRAHAM LLP Michael J. Missal, Esq. Lawrence Coe Lanpher, Esq. 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 778-9000 Counsel to the Independent Review Panel i TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION..............................................................................................................1 II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ...............................................................................................4 A. 60 Minutes Wednesday Background..............................................................................6 B. The Pursuit of a Story on President Bush’s TexANG Service ......................................7 C. Obtaining Documents ....................................................................................................8 D. The Production of...
  • Staples Shuns Sinclair News

    01/04/2005 9:58:15 PM PST · by Pikamax · 49 replies · 1,821+ views
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 01/04/05 | John Eggerton
    Staples Shuns Sinclair News By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/4/2005 4:44:00 PM Office supply products chain Staples confirms that it is pulling its advertising from newscasts on Sinclair Broadcast Group TV stations as of Jan. 10. Anti-consolidation activist group Media Matters for America was trumpeting the move, attributing it to its campaign against the broadcaster. According to the e-mail, Staples said: "As a result of Staples' ongoing review of its advertising media activity, Staples will no longer be airing advertising on any Sinclair stations' news programs as of Jan 10, 2005." Media Matters, with assists from, MediaChannel...