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  • Todd Akin: Some of my staff ‘conceived in rape'

    07/17/2014 9:56:51 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 92 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/17/14 | Jonathan Topaz
    A defiant Todd Akin on Thursday conceded he “misspoke some words” regarding his infamous 2012 comments on rape, but he cast blame on those in both parties for politicizing them. In an interview on MSNBC, the 2012 Missouri Republican Senate nominee didn’t spare anyone criticism, calling out by name Bill and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party, Karl Rove, Senate Republican leadership and the political media. Continue Reading Text Size - + reset Advertisement Latest on POLITICO Marine general questions Obama on Afghanistan Boehner casts doubt on border deal Snowden: Not 'scared' about future Reid blasts Cruz on immigration Hillary PAC...
  • Hobby Lobby's Unintended Consequences

    07/02/2014 9:23:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | July 1, 2014 | Ezekiel Emanuel
    America's crazy, patchwork health-care system just took another hit. Which would you prefer: to have the ability to decide for yourself and your family the type of coverage you want to purchase on a health insurance exchange—and having your premiums subsidized by a defined contribution or voucher from your employer—or to cede that ability to your employer entirely, having them pick your insurance for you, but empowering them to decide, based on their personal religious beliefs, which services to cover and which to exclude? After Monday’s Hobby Lobby decision, this is exactly the type of choice that more and more...
  • Readers School Politico on 'Missing' IRS Emails

    06/21/2014 12:52:39 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 21, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    The emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials are gone forever. Therefore any more complaints about it are nothing but Republican nitpicking. Case closed. That pretty much sums up the attitude of Politico writer Rachel Bade whose Wednesday article title pretty much sums up what she portrays as the futility of any more investigation into retrieving those missing emails, "Sources: Lois Lerner’s emails likely gone forever." Got that? Or so she seems to hope. However, her writing off the possibility of ever finding those emails elicited a tidal wave of response from Politico readers with over 21,000 comments, many...
  • President Obama goes rogue on Gitmo (Sychophant Media Spew Alert)

    06/05/2014 12:48:41 PM PDT · by mojito · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/3/2014 | Josh Gerstein
    President Barack Obama swore as far back as 2008 he’d close the U.S.-run prison for terror suspects at Guantánamo Bay. Five and a half years later, he finally took a real risk to get that process moving. The president defied Congress over the weekend, ignoring a 30-day notice rule required by law to greenlight the transfer to Qatar of five alleged members of the Taliban held at Guantánamo in exchange for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan. It’s Obama’s most assertive move to shrink Guantánamo’s population since U.S. embassy bombings suspect Ahmed Ghailani was flown from the...
  • GOP’s Obamacare fears come true: A national enrollment system under Obamacare.

    06/01/2014 11:52:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/01/2014 | By KYLE CHENEY and JENNIFER HABERKORN
    Liberals wanted a national enrollment system under Obamacare. They might just get it. Right now, 36 states rely on HealthCare.gov, the federal exchange, to enroll people in health coverage. At least two more states are opting in next year, with a few others likely to follow. Only two states are trying to get out. That’s precisely the opposite of the Affordable Care Act’s original intent: 50 exchanges run by 50 states. The federal option was supposed to be a limited and temporary fallback. But a shift to a bigger, more permanent Washington-controlled system is instead underway — without preparation, funding...
  • Politico Poll: 71% support comprehensive immigration reform

    05/20/2014 8:13:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/20/2014 | AllahPundit
    Nothing makes a diehard eeyore like me happier than a depressing poll, but even I’ve got to call BS on this one. C’mon, Politico.That 71 percent includes 90 percent of Latinos, 78 percent of Democrats, and 64 percent of Republicans — and frankly, I’m surprised the totals for each aren’t higher. Except to the small minority of the population that follows immigration news closely, the phrase “comprehensive immigration reform” is almost totally meaningless. News junkies recognize it as a term of art to describe a compromise on border security and legalization; to everyone else, which is pretty much everyone,...
  • Wendy Davis hits back at Bristol Palin

    01/28/2014 1:22:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 28, 2014 | Tal Kopan
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis brushed off criticism about her life story from Bristol Palin, saying that nothing Palin accused her of was true. Davis was responding to a blog post from the daughter of former Gov. Sarah Palin, who wrote last week amid questions about the timeline of Davis’s personal biography, slamming her for allegedly leaving her kids behind with her ex-husband after finishing law school. “Gosh, children are sooo inconvenient, huh? I’m glad my mother didn’t put motherhood on the shelf when she was elected to City Council, then became our mayor, then governor,” Palin wrote, addressing her...
  • Ted Cruz explains dad’s Fidel Castro comment

    12/05/2013 8:46:59 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/5/13 6:44 AM EST | TAL KOPAN
    Cruz’s father, Rafael, fled Cuba and the Castro regime for the U.S. as a teenager. | AP PhotoClose Sen. Ted Cruz said while there are some differences between President Barack Obama and former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Obama is displaying “dictatorial” tendencies as president.During an interview by Jorge Ramos on Fusion, the Texas Republican was asked about comments his father has made comparing Obama to Castro and whether the analogy was “fair” and if he’d like to draw a distinction between the two.“Obviously, there are enormous differences; the United States is not imprisoning and torturing political dissidents,” Cruz said...
  • Obamacare reboot survives heavy traffic

    12/02/2013 6:57:48 PM PST · by madprof98 · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/2/13 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    The new and improved Obamacare website struggled under heavy traffic loads on Monday, but still appeared to operate pretty much as the Obama administration has promised: Okay, but not perfect. After a weekend of final, intensive fixes, officials unveiled a somewhat repaired HealthCare.gov on Sunday and promised that it will work well enough to serve the Americans who want insurance exchange coverage by New Year’s.
  • 5 ways to rescue liberal talk radio (but it won’t be easy)

    11/29/2013 12:30:25 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | November 28, 2013 | By MACKENZIE WEINGER
    Just a few dozen stations now carry liberal talkers, as key affiliates in cities with active left-wing politics are falling like dominoes, going dark or switching formats. Detroit’s progressive outlet shut down in January, along with Seattle’s liberal talk station, which changed to sports. And after last year’s election, Portland’s progressive talk station ended its political programming. With the political battlegrounds of 2014 and 2016 on the horizon, reducing the whopping imbalance between conservative radio, with its huge fan base, and the left has become more important than ever, according to those in the progressive media world. POLITICO spoke with...
  • Politico: Republicans 'Sabotaged' Obamacare Like Segregationists Resisted School Integration

    11/01/2013 8:57:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What an odious piece of garbage. Today's Politico, in an article by Todd Purdum, accuses Republicans of "calculated sabotage" of Obamacare, comparing their opposition to the "pattern of 'massive resistance' not seen since the Southern states’ defiance of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954." Purdum himself seems to recognize just how loony he comes off, writing "[t]hat may sound like a left-wing conspiracy theory . . . But there is a strong factual basis for such a charge." Sabotage, really? People who understand democracy would call it entirely legitimate opposition to a philosophy and a...
  • Politico Trades Obama Flacking for White House Scoops

    09/16/2012 6:54:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Politico has abandoned any attempt to pose as an objective news source and is now functioning as the unofficial outlet for the Obama campaign, trading pieces they write that promulgate the Obama campaign’s narrative for scoops they get from the White House that either are from “anonymous” sources or access to White House documents. It’s a slimy and a contemptible relationship.
  • Media having a little narrative problem today {Politico's hit piece fails]?

    09/17/2012 7:50:26 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | posted at 9:21 am on September 17, 2012 by Ed Morrissey
    It’s not often that I laugh out loud while reading my e-mail (and that’s not an invitation to forward the jokes from 1996 still circulating, either), but today’s entries left me no choice. No less than three media outlets have scoops about the Mitt Romney campaign this morning that describe changes in strategy and direction. The only problem is that all three contradict each other despite having come from sources inside the campaign.
  • Suspended reporter tweeted: Racism ‘secret sauce in the Politico sh*tburger’

    06/25/2012 9:48:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/26/12 | David Martosko
    Joe Williams, the White House correspondent whom Politico suspended last week after he made racially insensitive remarks about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, tweeted about his employer on the evening of March 30 that “what’s most irritating is the overlay of blatant racism. that’s the secret sauce in the Politico sh**burger.” The Daily Caller has obtained an archive covering several months of Williams’ Twitter activity. In a tweet nine minutes before that comment, Williams wrote that “we’re supposed to be about justice and the truth, but we’re mostly about posturing, arcane rules and CYA [Cover Your Ass]. annoying.”
  • Abramoff accuses Newt Gingrich of 'corruption.' Really.

    11/16/2011 8:44:22 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 32 replies
    Polutico ^ | Wednesday November 16, 2011
    Jack Abramoff, the fedora-sporting former lobbyist whose name tends to be synonymous with a certain type of corruption scandal, accused Newt Gingrich of just that in an interview with David Gregory for the "Meet The Press" webshow "PRESS Pass." At about the 15-minute mark of the interview, Gregory asked Abramoff - who finished a jail stint over a year ago on influence-peddling charges and has been promoting his recently-published book - about the strategic counseling fee of over $1 million that was paid to Newt Gingrich by housing giant Freddie Mac. "What do you make of all that?" Gregory asked....
  • 'Year of the Republican Woman' Sets Politico Spinning

    10/12/2010 1:30:07 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 20 replies
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | October 12, 2010 | Krista West
    From Tea Party activists to “mama grizzlies,” the number of female conservative candidates in this year’s election is unprecedented. This surge in the number of right-leaning ladies has not only caught the Democratic Party’s attention. Several media outlets have jumped on board to lend support to the female democratic candidates who are in danger of losing their seats.  Politico dedicated roughly 1300 words to the subject of female candidates in this year’s election in an Oct. 12 article, but it could only spare about 174 words on the conservative candidates. The article could easily double as a campaign literature touting...
  • Don't look, birthers: Obama's passport

    08/17/2010 11:13:03 AM PDT · by Natural Born 54 · 482 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | August 17, 2010 | Josh Gerstein
    Here's something new for the birthers to chew over: President Barack Obama's passport. Says he was born in Hawaii! But the White House has strategically fuzzed out certain data, so the mystery continues. Now, it's his official passport, which means it's new, so the true believers will not be persuaded. Not that they ever would.
  • Tea Party crash fizzles out

    04/16/2010 5:25:45 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 11 replies · 841+ views
    Politico ^ | April 16, 2010 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    After several days of hype and hand-wringing about liberal plans to infiltrate Thursday’s tea party rallies, the great 2010 Tax Day Tea Party Crash did not produce much of a bang in Washington. To be sure, a handful of obvious crashers engaged in some mostly non-confrontational back-and-forth with tea party activists at a Thursday evening rally that drew thousands to Washington’s National Mall near the Washington Monument. And some less overt crashers subtly mocked activists from amidst their ranks at both the evening rally on the Mall and an earlier event at Freedom Plaza near the White House. And there...
  • RNC hits 'bondage club' story

    03/29/2010 9:27:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies · 1,801+ views
    RNC hits 'bondage club' story By: Andy Barr March 29, 2010 12:10 PM EDT The Republican National Committee is pushing back hard Monday on a story in The Daily Caller, telling POLITICO that Chairman Michael Steele was “never” at a bondage-themed nightclub in West Hollywood, Calif., as the publication suggests. Buried in a Daily Caller story claiming that Steele suggested buying a private jet with RNC funds is the statement that “Steele travels in style,” citing, among other things, $1,946.25 “spent at Voyeur West Hollywood, a bondage-themed nightclub featuring topless women dancers imitating lesbian sex.” POLITICO confirmed the RNC expense...
  • Birthers back Hawaii-Obama resolution (exaggeration -9 Pubbies sign, Dems gloat)

    07/28/2009 1:36:09 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 43 replies · 1,727+ views
    Politico ^ | 7-28-09 | Glenn Thrush
    It's symbolic, but Democrats have scored a victory [of sorts] over nine House Republicans who signed on to the so-called "Birther" bill -- getting them on the record in support of a resolution that explicitly states that President Obama was born in Hawaii. None of the nine -- Reps. Marsha Blackburn [R-Tenn.], Dan Burton [R-Ind.], John Campbell [R-Calif.] John Carter [R-Tex.], John Culberson [R-Tex.], Robert Goodlatte [R-Va.], Kenny Marchant [R-Tex.], Randy Neugebauer [R-Tex.] and Rep. Ted Poe [R-Tex.] -- objected to the unanimous approval of a resolution honoring the 50th anniversary of Hawaii's Statehood last night. The key clause, cleverly...
  • Liberals step up attacks against Limbaugh

    01/30/2009 8:38:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies · 2,976+ views
    As President Barack Obama pulls out the stops to ensure economic stimulus passage, Democrats seek a wedge between the GOP and Rush Limbaugh, officials say. Obama and top aides are reportedly be using all the trappings of the office, from phone calls and cocktail parties to a politically mixed Super Bowl party to push the stimulus package as the issue moves to the Senate. The House passed a $819 billion stimulus package this week with no Republican support. Meanwhile, liberal groups are taking out after Limbaugh, the influential talk show host, Politico reported. One group, Americans United for Change, plans...
  • Gingrey comments on Rush misunderstanding (Gingrey backtracks)

    01/28/2009 8:05:59 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 91 replies · 2,986+ views
    Congressman Phil Gingrey ^ | January 28, 2009 | Phil Gingrey
    Congressman Phil Gingrey, MD (R-GA) made the following statement in response to an article that ran in Politico Newspaper about comments he made regarding conservative commentator, Rush Limbaugh and the Republican Leadership: Because of the high volume of phone calls and correspondence received by my office since the Politico article ran, I wanted to take a moment to speak directly to grassroots conservatives. Let me assure you, I am one of you. I believe I was sent to Washington to fight for and defend our traditional values of smaller government, lower taxes, a strong national defense, and the lives of...