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  • Donald Trump's Poll Numbers Collapse as General Election Looms

    04/01/2016 10:01:03 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 401 replies ^ | BENJY SARLIN
    The bottom is dropping out for Donald Trump. While Trump was never popular outside of his loyal slice of GOP voters, a raft of new polls show his national position hitting new lows, including with groups that are supposed to form his base. America's widespread loathing for Trump puts further pressure on Republican delegates to deny him the nomination in July if he falls short of a majority, a move that would set off an ugly civil war but that some in the party believe would be necessary to stave off generational damage. A collection of recent surveys by Real...
  • Hate Crime Legislation - Back Door to Censorship

    02/17/2016 7:18:24 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 10, 2009 | James Simpson
    An extension of the Hate Crimes law recently passed the House of Representatives which will essentially codify into national law the "speech codes" that are smothering academic freedom on college campuses today. This law is the back door method Obama and his fellow socialists will use to stifle free speech in this country, as explained in an informative article by Jerry Kane at American Daughter.
  • Obama hopes to pave way for Clinton with farewell State of the Union

    01/12/2016 9:09:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/12/2106 | Stephen Collinson,
    But for all the promises of an engaged 2016, there's no getting around the fact that in just one year and eight days, Obama must cede the power to protect what he sees as his greatest achievements, including health care reform, staying out of Middle East quagmires and advancing social justice issues such as gay rights and economic prosperity. There is no doubt that Obama has an awful lot riding on Clinton capturing the White House -- although he has also met with her left-wing rival [fellow left winger], Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the White House said Monday. A Democratic...
  • Fox Moderators Sadly Were the Story: Cowardly, Disdainful, Partisan

    08/06/2015 9:24:13 PM PDT · by xzins · 78 replies
    Vanity ^ | 6 Aug 15 | Xzins
    Wallace: Everyone knew Wallace was a gotcha question interviewer. He brought that same insecurity to the debate. There was no doubt that every question he asked of a conservative, non-establishment candidate was an attack question. The question that shows the worst of Wallace was he actually invited Kasich to attack Trump. That was cowardly. He didn't have the guts to do what he wanted to do, no doubt due to some journalistic reserve he would purport to represent, but he then tried to triangulate Kasich into doing it for him. Kasich's refusal highlighted the truth about Wallace's cowardice Kelly: Not...
  • Obama Is Bipartisan Like I'm a Democrat

    06/22/2015 11:21:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 23, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Of all the annoying things President Obama does, one of the worst is his hectoring Republicans and conservatives for their partisanship when he is the quintessential divisive partisan. The Washington Post reports that the day after the shootings in Charleston, South Carolina, Obama began the day angry and frustrated and ended it admitting that he has been unable to change the culture of polarization and gridlock in Washington, which he is obviously blaming for the climate that led to the shootings. Please imagine the level of arrogance it would take to assume one could, as president of the United States,...
  • Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan includes Democrats on transition team

    11/18/2014 6:13:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    ANNAPOLIS — Preparing to launch a Republican administration in deep-blue Maryland, Gov.-elect Larry Hogan on Monday introduced a transition team that included some familiar Democratic faces as he moved to avoid some of the partisan confrontations that stymied the state’s last Republican governor. Mr. Hogan repeatedly promised to lead a bipartisan executive branch that would be staffed with experts, not partisans, to work with the heavily Democratic General Assembly to tackle the state’s severe budget and economic problems. “We have an enormous challenge ahead of us,” Mr. Hogan told reporters as he introduced six members of his transition team. “I’m...
  • George Will: Obama sparks ‘hyper partisanship’ with progressivism, has no second term agenda

    10/13/2013 1:27:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 13, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    Washington Post columnist George Will suggested on “Fox News Sunday” placed blame for “hyper partisanship” that plagues Washington, D.C. on President Barack Obama’s progressive, polarizing politics. Moderator Chris Wallace at suggested the tense atmosphere could either be the result of gerrymandering or an aspect of American culture. Will disagreed, pointing to Obama as the source. “It’s not that simple,” Will replied. “The fact is, we have a very polarizing president. I’m not criticizing him for this. He’s a progressive. He exists to enlarge the power of government as an engine of the redistribution wealth and opportunity. That’s his agenda. He’s...
  • Following the Election, America's Wounds will not Heal

    11/07/2012 6:32:35 AM PST · by Arcy · 10 replies
    11-7-12 | Arcy
    Many years ago, the day after an election, the American people who supported the losing candidate would coallese behind the winning candidate and America would move forward. Barak Obama and Joe Biden, along with their campaign staff and surrogates, destroyed any chance of that happening after this election because of their juvenile, snarky and condescending rhetoric to their conservative oppenents throughout the race and especially during the debates. Not only will there be no healing of the nation or coming together, there will almost certainly be an even greater effort to work against this president! The two most amazing things...
  • (Rasmussen) Partisan Trends: Number of Republicans in America Reaches Record High (Repubs at +4.3)

    09/08/2012 3:09:23 PM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 1 Sep 12 | Rasmussen Reports
    After falling for two straight months, the number of Americans who consider themselves Republicans jumped nearly three points in August. During August, 37.6% of Americans considered themselves Republicans. That’s up from 34.9% in July and 35.4% in June. It’s also the largest number of Republicans ever recorded by Rasmussen Report since monthly tracking began in November 2002. ...snip Aug Repub 37.6% Demo 33.3% Ind 29.2% Repub +4.3%
  • Don’t Fear Partisanship

    07/30/2012 7:04:36 PM PDT · by Sark · 2 replies
    Principles & Policy ^ | July 30th, 2012
    The left absolutely loves to call conservatives hopelessly “partisan.” It’s their favorite label to attach to us, bar none. Make no mistake, it’s an effective attack. The word itself sounds harsh, even angry. Partisan. Most people would agree that the word has extremely negative connotations in modern American political culture. Consider the backlash Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock (R-IN) endured in May for the following comments: “I certainly think bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view. We entered this campaign wanting to be a voice, and hoping to give more of a national voice to...
  • (Rasmussen) Partisan Trends: Republicans 35.4%, Democrats 34.0%, Unaffiliateds 30.5% (< 1% MOE)

    07/21/2012 8:35:29 AM PDT · by xzins · 29 replies
    RasmussenReports ^ | 2 Jul 12 | Rasmussen Reports
    Monday, July 02, 2012 The number of Democrats and Republicans in the United States held relatively steady in June, snip During June, 35.4% of Americans considered themselves Republicans, down slightly from 35.7% in May. Rasmussen Reports tracks this information based on telephone interviews with approximately 15,000 adults per month since November 2002. The margin of error for the full sample is less than one percentage point, with a 95% level of confidence.
  • Politics, now even more, are great American divider, poll indicates

    06/05/2012 4:57:04 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    washington post ^ | 6-4-12 | dan balz
    It hardly took another study for people to know that political polarization in this country is deeply embedded. Still, a report issued Monday, June 4, by the Pew Research Center paints a particularly stark portrait of a nation in which the most significant divisions are no longer based on race, class or sex but on political identity. For 25 years, Pew has been conducting regular surveys assessing American values. They provide a series of historical benchmarks by which to examine the changes in what binds people and what divides them. The latest report finds considerable continuity over that quarter-century in...
  • Opinion versus Fact: Why Opposing Beliefs Leave No Room for Compromise...

    03/12/2012 9:46:04 AM PDT · by MV=PY · 17 replies
    A Voice of Sanity ^ | 3/12/12 | Robert Ringer
    Opinion versus Fact: Why Opposing Beliefs Leave No Room for Compromise Between Republicans and Democrats In Senator Jim DeMint’s new book, Now or Never, he boldly states, “The differences between the Democratic and Republican Parties are irreconcilable: there can be no compromise between collectivism and freedom.” How refreshing that someone in the U.S. Senate has the courage to speak the truth. I totally concur with Senator DeMint’s position. The vast majority of Democrats are not interested in truth. They are not interested in logic. They are not interested in helping others. And they certainly are not interested in upholding and...
  • Carney: Obama sees ‘regrettable level of hyperpartisanship’ in Washington

    01/23/2012 5:10:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/23/12 | Amie Parnes
    Carney: Obama sees ‘regrettable level of hyperpartisanship’ in WashingtonBy Amie Parnes - 01/23/12 01:03 PM ET Even though he promised to bridge partisanship before coming into office, President Obama “accepts that there is still a regrettable level of hyperpartisanship,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday. Carney said there were “instances” in which the tone on Pennsylvania Avenue “got in the way of moving forward.” “But that's not an excuse to stop trying,” Carney said. The spokesman said Obama believes there's still an opportunity to work with Congress to accomplish “big things.” Carney used an example of the GOP's...
  • League of Women Voters, 'ACORN of Palm Beach County'

    01/23/2012 5:47:15 AM PST · by SmileRight · 14 replies ^ | 1/23/2012 | John R. Smith
    Who’s the League of Women Voters trying to kid? Somebody needs to raise the question. Might as well be me. What kind of organization has the local League of Women Voters become? Where has its legitimacy slipped off to? What was once a credible player in the political process has become merely another partisan group. We have passed the point at which a critical mass of voters, at least in southeast Florida, recognize that the LWV can no longer lay claim to be nonpartisan. Objective people heavily involved in politics here have seen the evidence mount for years...
  • A Partisan Lightning Rod Is Undeterred (Eric Holder Soldiers On)

    12/18/2011 10:51:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/17/11 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    A Partisan Lightning Rod Is UndeterredBy CHARLIE SAVAGE Published: December 17, 2011 **SNIP** The intensifying heat on Mr. Holder comes as the Justice Department is stepping into some of the most politically divisive social issues of the day, including accusing an Arizona sheriff known for his crackdowns on illegal immigrants of racial profiling, scrutinizing new restrictions on voting in search of signs that they could lower turnout among minorities and telling judges that a law banning federal recognition of same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. As Mr. Holder’s third year as attorney general draws to a close, no member of President Obama’s...
  • In Thanksgiving Address, a Note of Gloom (Hussein plays blame game in holiday propaganda)

    11/25/2011 4:06:36 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 15 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 11.24.11 | E Huetteman
    With the failure of the deficit-reduction committee fresh in people’s minds, President Obama urged Americans on Thursday not to give up hope that the nation can unite to find solutions to its economic troubles. But he acknowledged people’s frustrations over the intractable partisanship standing in the way. “With all the partisanship and gridlock here in Washington, it’s easy to wonder if such unity is really possible,” Mr. Obama said in his weekly address, released on the Thanksgiving holiday rather than on the weekend.
  • White House Lashes Out at Congress Over 'Partisan' Solyndra Investigation

    11/11/2011 3:18:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/11/11 | Fred Lucas
    ( – A day after newly released e-mails surfaced regarding an Obama donor’s role in asking for a second Solyndra loan, the White House agreed to provide subpoenaed material to the House Energy and Commerce Committee -- but not without a jab. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney called the House probe into the $535-million federal loan to the solar panel firm "partisan." Solyndra is now bankrupt and under FBI investigation. “We have been enormously cooperative with legitimate oversight. In this investigation alone we’ve turned over 85,000 pages of documents,” Carney told reporters Thursday. “We will continue to cooperate with...
  • White House rejects 'partisan' subpoena on Solyndra documents

    11/04/2011 3:53:27 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 117 replies ^ | 4Nov2011/612 pm EDT/2212 GMT | Herman Wang,
    Washington (Platts)--4Nov2011/612 pm EDT/2212 GMT The White House Friday rejected a subpoena issued by the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee to produce internal communications and other documents related to now-bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra's $535 million loan guarantee. In a letter to the Republican leaders of the committee, White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler called the subpoena a partisan "vast fishing expedition" without legal justification. "The committee's extremely broad request for documents -- now a subpoena -- is a significant intrusion on Executive Branch interests, particularly given that you have not made any effort to tailor the request to...
  • FRANK LUNTZ: A Less-Than-Frank Dunce

    08/27/2011 3:24:19 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 67 replies
    The TEA Party Tribune ^ | Saturday, August 27, 2011 | Anthony James
    FRANK LUNTZ: A Less-Than-Frank Dunce © 2011 By Anthony James The list of political types who have formed a virtual conga line around Washington DC chanting in near unison their various reasons why Sarah Palin is just not their cup of “TEA,” shall we say, has given birth to some of the strangest bedfellows this town has seen since GOP Sen. “Benedict Arlen” Spector cited Scottish Law when joining with the Democrats in trying to block the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Nonetheless, that list grew recently as Frank Luntz, formerly considered to be an objective pollster whose reports could be...
  • It's the day the emperor officially has no clothes

    08/02/2011 4:59:50 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2:21 AM, August 2, 2011 | John Podhoretz
    If Barack Obama loses next November, we'll look back on Sunday -- July 31, 2011 -- as the day he became a one-termer. He demonstrated the one key quality common to all unsuccessful leaders: Haplessness. In the most confrontational partisan moment of his presidency, Obama ended up looking remarkably powerless. He didn't get his way. To put it mildly. The deal he endorsed on the debt ceiling will long be an object of debate for both right and left. There's so much for everyone to dislike in it that people are lining up to rage against it, even though it...
  • Governors reflect partisan divide in debt debate (full faith and credit cards)

    07/16/2011 9:40:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    NEMS360 ^ | 7/15/11 | Charles Babington
    Governors reflect partisan divide in debt debateby Charles Babington The Associated Press 13 hrs ago SALT LAKE CITY — Governors nationwide are nervously watching the debt-ceiling debate in Washington, fearing that a partisan impasse could rattle financial markets and slow the economic recoveries they desperately want for their states. Yet many of them are sticking to the same partisan loyalties and talking points that are making it so difficult for President Barack Obama and Republican lawmakers to find a way to avoid a borrowing cutoff, which could force the government to default on some of its bills. In fact, some...
  • American Crossroads: Debbie Downer (HILARIOUS VIDEO LAMPOONS Debbie Wasserman Schultz!)

    06/08/2011 6:00:29 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 8 replies
    you tube ^ | June 8, 2011 | A Crossroads
    You're so happy and free, turn on cable tv, and along comes Debbie Downer!
  • NRA chief wants Holder resignation

    05/12/2011 5:17:36 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 20 replies ^ | 4/30/11 2:09 PM EDT | JAMES HOHMANN
    Representative Darrell Issa on his Exchange with Attorney General Eric Holder May 3, 2011 - Darrel Issa questions Eric Holder on Gunnruner
  • WH Working on Executive Order That Critics Say Will Stifle Political Speech

    04/26/2011 6:59:43 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 87 replies
    cnsnews ^ | April 25, 2011 | Fred Lucas
    Washington ( – In what the White House calls a push for transparency, a pending executive order would require companies doing business with the federal government to disclose political contributions to independent groups, but would not place the same requirement on public employee unions or federal grant recipients that typically donate to Democrats. Entitled the “Disclosure of Political Spending By Government Contractors,” the order would implement parts of the DISCLOSE Act, which failed to get through Congress last year. The legislation sought to restrict campaign speech after the landmark Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission U.S. Supreme Court ruling that...
  • Top Democrats: Obama is Partisan, Incompetent and Ruining the Country

    11/16/2010 8:00:35 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 16 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 11/16/10 | alaphiah
    Well it’s not like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice-president Joe Biden didn’t attempt to warn the American people about Barry Hussein Soetoro. Biden during the presidential campaign truthfully told the American people that Soetoro was not ready to be president. Clinton cautioned that America could ill afford the inexperience of a political opportunist who had less political executive experience than Sarah Palin did at the time he was elected. It’s unfortunate that the whole country has had to suffer Democrats acting badly. Americans were willing to give Democrats a chance to govern in 2008. What Americans didn’t anticipate...
  • Conservatives are Evil?

    10/12/2010 7:19:02 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 24 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 10/12/10 | Alaphiah
    Uber-Liberal MSNBC cable television personality Ed Schultz at the failed and disappointing "One Nation" October 2, 2010 Progressive, Homosexual, Big Union-backed and Euro-American Socialists rally called Conservatives evil. Evil? Come on Ed you are supposed to be an objective “News reporter” but when you demonize a group of people with which you disagree, that shows you are a simple partisan sycophant hack.
  • Colin Powell water carrier for Obama

    09/28/2010 7:58:25 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 13 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 9/28/10 | Alaphiah
    Colin Powell is many things but a Republican is not one of them. Powell’s politics were left of the president he worked for, George W. Bush, a Compassionate Conservative. However based on Powell’s endorsement of the most radical far left President in the history of the United States, Barry Hussein Soetoro, over John McCain a RINO Republican, Powell though he fancies to call himself a Republican is just as much a Republican as Barry Hussein Soetoro is a Natural Born Citizen or a Christian. On Sunday’s Meet the Press, September 19, 2010 with David Gregory, Powell discussed the issue of...
  • Angry voters want to take it out on Democrats at record levels

    09/04/2010 1:29:27 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 25 replies
    Sept 4, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    Wasn't Barack Obama supposed to unite us? Wasn't his speech at the Democratic National Convention a declaration that he did not see us as a "Blue America" or a "Red America" but as the United States of America? Fine words..but in the end just words as Obama might phrase it. Now he and other Democrats will have to live with his handiwork: an enraged citizenry eager to take out their justifiable anger on those who led us into this morass: the Democrats. From the folks at Gallup: The 44% of Republican voters who say they are voting more against the...
  • True stories of bloggers who secretly feed on partisan cash

    08/23/2010 9:42:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    daily caller ^ | 8/23/10 | Jonathan Strong
    Katie Couric once described bloggers as journalists who gnaw at new information “like piranhas in a pool.” But increasingly, many bloggers are also secretly feeding on cash from political campaigns, in a form of partisan payola that erases the line between journalism and paid endorsement. “It’s standard operating procedure” to pay bloggers for favorable coverage, says one Republican campaign operative. A GOP blogger-for-hire estimates that “at least half the bloggers that are out there” on the Republican side “are getting remuneration in some way beyond ad sales.”
  • Kagan, Obama, and the Thumb of Empathy

    06/28/2010 6:34:04 AM PDT · by lpmorrow · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/28/10 | Ed Morrow
    In the British comedy show “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” a cartoon God would often send a giant foot down from Heaven to squash malefactors. Some see God’s justice in the non-cartoon world to be similarly imposed, with Him smiting the unjust, albeit minus the giant foot. The Old Testament gives examples that fit this model, but things get complicated upon closer inspection. Was God a little indiscriminate in His actions? While the Israelites were the Chosen People, there must have been a few virtuous souls among the various Runners-Up Peoples that the Israelites, with God’s help, destroyed. Read more:
  • House ’shreds our constitution for raw, ugly, partisan gain’ by vote of 219-206

    06/24/2010 4:19:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 6/24/10 | Mark Hemingway
    The DISCLOSE Act is the Democrats big legislative “fix” to pushback against the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that eliminated a number of campaign finance restrictions on first amendment grounds. It just passed the House this afternoon — even with 36 Democrats voting against it. House Republican Leader John Boehner’s already declaring that the legislation will “Shred Our Constitution for Raw, Ugly, Partisan Gain.” Normally, I’d automatically dissmiss such a press release as hyperbole, but this time I’m not so sure. For one thing, the DISCLOSE Act doers this: A Democratic amendment tucked into campaign finance legislation Wednesday night also...
  • Is Lieberman The Exception Or The Rule?

    04/28/2010 8:56:26 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 9 replies · 248+ views ^ | 04/28/10 | CaroleL
    Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Connecticut) has agreed to hold a Greenwich fundraiser for the politically dead man walking, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada). Yes, the same Joe Lieberman who was dumped by the Democratic Party and who then defeated their anti-war candidate as an Independent. The same Joe Lieberman Senator Reid said double crossed him on health care reform just weeks ago. That Joe Lieberman will be trading on his own good name and reputation to help one of President Obama's chief henchmen dip into the deep pockets of Connecticut's elite.
  • More Voters Than Ever View Obama as a ‘Partisan Democrat’Policies

    04/01/2010 3:43:33 PM PDT · by illiac · 3 replies · 304+ views ^ | 4/1/10 | Joe Schoffstall
    A new Rasmussen Report survey shows that 56 percent of likely voters believe President Obama is governing like a partisan Democrat, up three points since last month and currently at the highest level since he took office in January 2009.
  • 56% Now Think Obama Is A Partisan Hack

    04/01/2010 6:32:30 AM PDT · by illiac · 16 replies · 803+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | 4/1/10 | William Teach
    A new Rasmussen Report survey shows that 56 percent of likely voters believe President Obama is governing like a partisan Democrat, up three points since last month and currently at the highest level since he took office in January 2009. The week after his inauguration, only 39 percent felt this way. Only 28 percent of voters questioned said that Obama is governing on a bipartisan basis, tying the lowest levels measured from last month, with 16 percent not sure
  • Climate change should not be a partisan issue (Right wingers too stoopid to understand the hoax)

    02/27/2010 6:52:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 640+ views
    CT Post ^ | 2/24/10 | Barry Hatrick
    Climate change should not be a partisan issuePublished: 05:58 p.m., Wednesday, February 24, 2010 The saddest thing about the global warming debate going on right now ("Not buying talk of global warming," Letters, Feb. 23) is that is has immediately been turned into a partisan issue by angry right wingers who refuse to believe that anybody over on the left (or anyone but themselves, for that matter) has a shred of intelligence -- regardless of the fact that science is not partisan. The GOP (to which the bulk of global warming nay-sayers belong, I would dare guess), should change its...
  • Obama's Big Speech: NO Pivot, Just Lies, Misdirection and Shifting Blame to Others

    01/27/2010 11:31:37 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 27 replies · 956+ views
    The Lid ^ | 1/28/10 | The Lid
    President Obama's Big Speech was given tonight, and unlike the predictions made by most pundits, there was no "pivot." He doubled down on Cap and Trade, he doubled down on health care and continued to say that the failed stimulus package was successful. This was a defiant Barack Obama, he attacked the GOP, Industry and very surprisingly the Supreme Court of the United States. He tried to give the impression that he "felt our pain" but it all seemed hollow. " I never said change would be easy, he said. And that word I, he said it over and over...
  • Couric Says People Want Coverage that Has a POV

    01/27/2010 6:39:39 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 38 replies · 916+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | January 27, 2010 | Don Irvine
    CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Katie Couric said in an intreview that the mainstream media still has a role to play and that people want coverage with a point of view. From PoynterOnline When Katie Couric accepted the Alfred I. duPont award last week for her series of interviews with former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign, she said, "The much derided MSM -- main stream media -- clearly still has a role in these increasingly partisan times."
  • The Mystery of Harry Reid

    12/08/2009 1:28:30 PM PST · by Syncro · 35 replies · 1,728+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | DECEMBER 8, 2009 | JAMES TARANTO
    DECEMBER 8, 2009 The Mystery of Harry Reid How could such a thoroughly unappealing man have gotten so far in politics? By JAMES TARANTO Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is at it again. reports on his latest utterance in the debate over ObamaCare:Reid argued that Republicans are using the same stalling tactics employed in the pre-Civil War era. "Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all the Republicans can come up with is, 'slow down, stop everything, let's start over.' If you think you've heard these same excuses before, you're right," Reid said Monday. "When...
  • Republicans Accuse Democrats of Backroom Dealing on Health Care Bill

    12/07/2009 8:42:00 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 4 replies · 609+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/7/2009 | Trish Turner/Caroline Shively /Fox/AP
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans accused President Obama of backroom arm-twisting on Sunday, speaking at a press conference just steps away from the room where the president met with divided Democrats on an $848 billion health care plan. Lawmakers spent the weekend in Washington trying to hash out amendments to the massive bill that faces universal opposition from the chamber's 40 Republicans. To pass, any legislation will require unanimous approval of the 60 Senate Democrats, who are divided on abortion funding and a government-funded insurance program. The negotiations have "drifted off into an entirely partisan effort," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell...
  • Guess who's NOT coming to dinner? (Obama's first state dinner)

    11/24/2009 7:23:25 AM PST · by nmh · 60 replies · 2,045+ views
    Fox News and Washington TImes ^ | 11/24/09 | Washington Times
    While the White House is mum about the 300 or so lucky invitees to President Obama's first state dinner tonight, top Republican lawmakers apparently didn't make the A-list. Among others, the president didn't invite his 2008 campaign rival, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, even though Obama the candidate pledged a post-partisan presidency. ... Most senators will be back in their home states during the holiday break, and few Republicans want to return to Washington for a party packed with Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell received an invitation but decided to skip the dinner. Some top Democrats also found themselves...
  • Justice Department to blacks: We know better

    10/27/2009 5:48:55 PM PDT · by conservativeauditor · 10 replies · 766+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 27 October 2009 | Washington Times Editorial
    The issue at hand was a proposal last November to switch Kinston to a nonpartisan voting system for local elections. About 65 percent of Kinston's 15,000 registered voters are black, meaning that blacks are registered at a higher proportion than their voting-age population of 59 percent. In last November's elections, more than 11,000 of those 15,000 voted, with blacks voting in greater numbers than whites. By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, Kinston voted to eliminate party affiliations from local candidates' names on election ballots. The switch to nonpartisanship won a majority in seven of the city's nine black-majority voting...
  • Partisanship, Politics, and Patriotism

    10/05/2009 3:02:34 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 163+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-5-09 | Wordsmith
    Former President George W. Bush embraces President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, after Obama's inaugural address at the inauguration ceremony in Washington, January 20, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed Suck it up, liberals...What's been good for the goose, is good for the gander. Democrats have been licking Obama's Copenhagen wounds by barking at conservatives for "cheering" the political Olympic-sized debacle as a rooting against America. Republicans are now being accused of "being unpatriotic", because they want the president's policies to fail. Some of the Copenhagen criticism against conservatives has merit (I'm glad Obama suffered politically for this ill-conceived...
  • Partisan Political Contributions by US Companies

    Companies donate to political campaigns in order to gain some leverage over policy making processes. This fun interactive graphic (via) allows you to see which companies donate primarily to Republican and Democratic campaigns, and which straddle the political fence. These are the companies with the largest total contribution:
  • Biden Threatens Nation With a New Era of Bipartisanship

    09/22/2009 2:25:37 PM PDT · by Selkirk · 7 replies · 580+ views
    Political Castaway ^ | 9/22/2009 | Selkirk
    Joe Biden. The favorite son of Scranton, Pennsylvania currently serving in Wilmington, Delaware in the role of Village Idiot - too much competition for that role in Washington, but the President won't let him play in the federal playground, anyway - has snuck out to talk to the press again. And his words are ominous.
  • Ted Kennedy’s America

    08/29/2009 4:13:59 PM PDT · by edge10 · 17 replies · 1,038+ views
    New Republic Online ^ | October 26, 2007 12:00 AM | Jonah Goldberg
    If you think American politics have gotten nastier, crueler, and more symbolic over the last 20 years, blame Ted Kennedy.
  • Ann Coulter Debates Health Care Nuclear Option on 'Glenn Beck

    08/21/2009 8:28:34 PM PDT · by dodger · 7 replies · 1,525+ views
    Fox News - Beck ^ | 21 August 2009 | Dodger
    ERIC BOLLING, GUEST HOST: The health care debate is raging across the country, facing massive GOP opposition. Now, you hear people talk a lot about reconciliation and the nuclear option when it comes to getting a bill passed. But beware of politicians speaking jargon, some of the words become more confusing. What does it really mean? Joining me now is our guest, Ann Coulter, syndicated columnist and author of the best-selling book, "Guilty." Ann, thanks for coming on the program. You know, we've been watching this thing and it goes from — I don't know — a single-payer system to...
  • Are Democrats Going 'Nuclear' Over the Health Care Plan?

    08/21/2009 8:26:41 PM PDT · by dodger · 20 replies · 1,116+ views
    Fox News - Greta ^ | 21 August 2009 | Dodger
    GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: All right, is the plan to go nuclear? Are the Senate Democrats fed up and fired up, and are they going to invoke the nuclear option and push through health care reform? Democrats might use the nuclear option, which is slang for a parliamentary procedure called "reconciliation" to get health care reform passed.
  • Democrats say Republicans staging town hall protests

    08/05/2009 2:04:49 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 46 replies · 873+ views
    CNN ^ | August 5, 2009
    Democrats are accusing Republicans of organizing "angry mobs" to disrupt town hall meetings across the country, but conservatives say the protests are a sign of the opposition to President Obama's health care plans. The Democratic National Committee released a video Wednesday charging that Republican operatives "have no plan for moving our country forward, so they've called out the mob." The video shows footage of angry constituents at recent events and then flashes pictures of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader John Boehner, Republican National Chairman Michael Steele, and conservative talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh on the screen. The...
  • How We Can Achieve Bipartisan Health Reform

    08/05/2009 8:58:41 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 24 replies · 1,046+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2009 | Ron Wyden and Robert F. Bennett
    We refuse to let partisanship kill health reform -- and we are proof that it doesn't have to. As 12 U.S. senators from both sides of the aisle who have widely varying philosophies, we offer a concrete demonstration that it is possible to find common ground and pass real health reform this year...reports of the death of bipartisan health reform have been greatly exaggerated. Now is the time to resuscitate it, before the best opportunity in years is wasted.p> Democratic activists have long campaigned for universal coverage and quality benefits. Republican activists zero in on empowering individuals and bringing market...