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  • Obama explains Russian 'flexibility' comments

    10/27/2012 8:56:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/27/12 | BYRON TAU
    SNIP "The discussion there very much just had to do with the fact that it's hard to negotiate additional treaties when i'm off campaigning and doing all kinds of stuff," Obama said.
  • Bad news from Politico columnist: Our Supreme Court has lost its honor

    06/27/2012 8:46:39 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:05 pm on June 27, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Just a little preemptive strike from the left on the eve of the big announcement. If the mandate goes, you’ll be slogging through concern-troll sewage like this for the next week. Might as well put your hip-waders on now. This is the same guy, by the way, who once dismissed scientific polling as tantamount to “magic.” For much of modern times, the court has been seen as being above politics. This was very important as a balance to its vast power. Even though justices were appointed by political presidents and approved by political senators, their own politics was to be...
  • Politico’s Shrinking Pains

    06/23/2012 10:36:52 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 22, 2012 | Vince Coglianese
    Politico’s got problems. Huffington., The Huffington Post’s iPad-only magazine, is out with a new article today giving readers an inside look at the struggles of Politico — a Northern Virginia-based newspaper and website. Here are the top 9 juiciest tidbits from the piece (because the tenth item would have been a little too inside baseball, kind of like Politico). If you want to read the whole thing, it’s 99 cents on the iPad. 1.) Politico’s “screw loose” reporters drink the Kool Aid “Vandehei, who’s fond of saying that his most successful worker bees have a certain ‘screw loose,’ also embraced...
  • Sarah Palin to rally conservative online army

    06/04/2012 3:02:41 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | June 4,2012 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    The conservative blogosphere has yet to move past the death of patron saint Andrew Breitbart, but it will get a major jolt this month from an equally provocative hero: Sarah Palin. The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee has committed to delivering the keynote address at Right Online, the annual gathering of conservative bloggers and online activists organized by the Koch-backed non-profit group Americans for Prosperity Foundation. The June 15-16 conference will be the first time the event is held on a different weekend and in a different city from the liberal online activism conference upon which...
  • Palin goes back to the minors

    05/30/2012 10:52:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 29, 2012 | Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman
    Maggie and Emily write this morning on the new role Sarah Palin has carved out for herself in 2012 politics, picking the races she gets involved in more carefully and seeking out opportunities where she can have (or appear to have) disproportionate impact: "This year, Palin has become almost irrelevant in the context of the presidential race she once had a chance to dominate, and is seen more than ever as a sideshow by the Republican establishment. But after seeing her celebrity peak last year, Palin has settled into a role as something of a strong Triple-A political ballplayer, picking...
  • Politico Reporter Smears: Limbaugh Is Like the 'Serial Murderer' With 'Bodies in the Trunk' (Video)

    03/13/2012 1:59:48 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/13/2012 | Scott Whitlock
    According to Joe Williams, the senior White House reporter for Politico, Rush Limbaugh is like the "serial murderer" who was caught with "three bodies in the trunk." The veteran journalist made the outrageous comparison on Tuesday's Martin Bashir show, a program that included other liberal smears against the conservative radio host. Before making his offensive connection, Williams highlighted his background covering the police. Regarding Limbaugh's comments about Sandra Fluke, the journalist linked: "... [Law enforcement] always would catch the serial murder because he was driving around with a busted taillight, not because he had, like, three bodies in the trunk."...
  • Politico's Jonathan Martin Mocks Conservative Florida Voters as the 'Cracker Counties'

    Politico reporter Jonathan Martin on Tuesday mocked the "cracker counties" of Florida's conservative Panhandle. Talking to Daily Rundown host Chuck Todd, he derided, "Chuck, a lot of the counties in the Panhandle, in north Florida, the cracker counties, if you will...more resemble Georgia and Alabama than they do Florida."
  • Tea party vs. cocktail party in Fla.

    01/26/2012 3:46:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 26, 2012 | Jonathan Martin
    TAMPA, Fla. — As the Republican race moves to a state defined by the extremes in recession-era America — where the underwater and unemployed live just a few miles from the 1 percent — a sharp class divide is emerging between the two top contenders. Mitt Romney’s crowds look like something out of the president’s suite at a University of Florida football game — prosperous, trim, Tattersall-clad, and supportive but not rowdy. Newt Gingrich supporters, with their spray-painted signs, American flag tees, flip-flops and fanny packs, more closely resemble a group that would fit in nicely playing a few bucks...
  • Newt Gingrich: The master of disguise (Politico Pukes)

    01/23/2012 8:07:53 AM PST · by GVnana · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/23/2012 | JIM VANDEHEI and MIKE ALLEN
    The surging Newt Gingrich has mastered debates — and disguise. The debate part is clear: The former Speaker of the House comes to play and owns the stage with an uncanny capacity to connect with the grievances of conservative voters. The disguise part is clear, too. Gingrich has used his debate skills — and his instinct to hit the raw nerves of conservatives — to camouflage considerable weaknesses as a candidate. The three wives, and cheating on and leaving the first two while they were ill; inconsistency on the most consequential conservative causes of the past decade; episodic bouts of...
  • Mitt: The eggshell candidate

    01/23/2012 3:06:44 AM PST · by trumandogz · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 1.23.12 | JONATHAN MARTIN and JOHN F. HARRIS
    Perfect resume, perfect looks, perfect family, and a perfect roster of skilled campaign operatives and blue-chip endorsements: Mitt Romney has them all. Yet he comes out of his drubbing in South Carolina with a perfect dilemma.
  • Facebook/POLITICO poll: South Carolina users cool to tea party (Baloney Alert!)

    01/17/2012 11:52:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 14, 2012 | Emily Schultheis
    Almost two-thirds of adult Facebook users in South Carolina say they aren't fans of the tea party, according to a Facebook poll conducted today with POLITICO. Sixty-two percent of those surveyed said they are "not at all supportive" of the tea party, compared with 20 percent who were "somewhat supportive" and 18 percent who were "very supportive." Of those surveyed, women were slightly less supportive of the tea party. Just 35 percent were either "somewhat" or "very" supportive of the movement, compared with 42 percent among men. The results only represent the sentiment of South Carolina users on Facebook, not...
  • Dobson decried Callista Gingrich as 'eight-year mistress' at conservative confab

    01/17/2012 2:50:57 PM PST · by VinL · 317 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 1-17-12 | Haberson
    At the now-controversial meeting of evangelicals at a Texas ranch, influential evangelical leader James Dobson made a strong pitch for Rick Santorum's wife — and noted that Callista Gingrich was her husband's "mistress for eight years," questioning whether that's what people want in a first lady, three sources told POLITICO. The moment left several attendees at the confab at the Pressler ranch stunned, according to the sources. It came on Saturday, before the group of about 150 conservatives voted on a candidate they wanted to back. On the third round of balloting, the vote went to Santorum, but Gingrich backers...
  • Poll: Conservatives embrace Romney

    01/10/2012 5:34:36 AM PST · by Happy Valley Dude · 139 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/10/2012 | MJ LEE
    Mitt Romney is the only 2012 candidate whom a majority of Republicans — including conservatives — consider an “acceptable” GOP nominee for president, according to a Gallup Poll Tuesday. In the new survey, 59 percent of all Republicans said Romney would be an acceptable presidential nominee for the Republican Party. Just 46 percent said the same for Newt Gingrich and 45 percent for Rick Santorum, who were trailed by Rick Perry at 37 percent, Ron Paul at 29 percent and Jon Huntsman at 21 percent. Romney is also the only candidate whom the majority of both conservative and moderate/liberal Republicans...
  • New Hampshire primary: Where's the tea party?

    01/09/2012 1:44:27 PM PST · by Syncro · 26 replies
    politico ^ | 1/9/12 | KENNETH VOGEL |
    New Hampshire primary: Where's the tea party? By KENNETH P. VOGEL | 1/9/12 4:32 AM EST Updated: 1/9/12 3:11 PM EST New Hampshire might seem like ground zero for a tea party offensive.But ahead of the Republican primary Tuesday, there’s no sign that the populist conservative movement is poised to shape the presidential results in the “Live Free or Die” state — or anywhere else, for that matter.Instead, activists in the Granite State have divided their loyalties — and even seem resigned to seeing their sworn enemy Mitt Romney win his second straight victory.The situation in New Hampshire and across...
  • After Iowa caucuses, GOP elites seek 'consensus' candidate

    01/04/2012 5:57:46 PM PST · by bigbob · 39 replies
    The Politico ^ | 1-4-12 | Jonathan Martin
    A group of movement conservatives has called an emergency meeting in Texas next weekend to find a “consensus” Republican presidential hopeful, POLITICO has learned. “You and your spouse are cordially invited to a private meeting with national conservative leaders of faith at the ranch of Paul and Nancy Pressler near Brenham, Texas, with the purpose of attempting to unite and to come to a consensus on which Republican presidential candidate or candidates to support, or which not to support,” read an invitation that is making its way into in-boxes Wednesday morning. The meeting is being hosted by such prominent conservative...
  • How Newt Gingrich blew it: An Iowa road map

    01/02/2012 5:59:08 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 55 replies ^ | 1/2/12 8:22 PM EST | JONATHAN MARTIN
    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – The high water mark of Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign may have been November 27th, the day the New Hampshire Union Leader endorsed his candidacy for president. The famously conservative paper’s endorsement was a priceless gift. The former House Speaker proceeded to squander it. In doing so, Gingrich revealed that he learned all the wrong lessons from his campaign’s collapse this summer and none of the right ones from his remarkable comeback. Instead of seizing the moment and making an aggressive case for why the contest was now a two-man race between a movement conservative and flip-flopping moderate...
  • At Republican debate, Newt Gingrich rolls on with steady performance

    12/11/2011 4:31:00 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 59 replies
    politico ^ | December 11, 2011 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    In a campaign that has been chiefly shaped by debates, Newt Gingrich demonstrated Saturday night why he tops the polls — and why he won’t easily be dethroned. Facing tough questions from his Republican rivals and debate moderators in Des Moines, Gingrich parried blow after blow without losing his cool or showing the much-discussed undisciplined side of his personality. It was the former House speaker’s first debate as the undisputed frontrunner and not only did he stand up to the fresh scrutiny, he reminded Republican primary voters of his command of the issues, his intellectual dexterity and his self-assured, forceful...
  • Herman Cain 2012 drop-out decision: 'Leaning toward' campaign suspension

    12/02/2011 6:39:28 PM PST · by freespirited · 192 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/02/11 | Maggie Haberman & Reid Epstein
    Multiple sources familiar with the discussions told POLITICO Friday that Herman Cain is “leaning toward suspending the campaign,” in the words of one, who stressed no decision has been made. “He’ll probably get out, but nothing’s been decided,” another source said. The one-time leader in the Republican presidential polls is scheduled to address supporters at the opening of his Georgia state headquarters Saturday. He was set to meet with his wife Friday to discuss the future of his candidacy at the end of a week at which he and aides repeatedly said he was “reassessing” his candidacy. Cain himself has...
  • Rahm: Whose 'character, judgment' do you want in the WH?

    11/19/2011 5:51:43 PM PST · by Innovative · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | Nov 19. 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is set to give a full-throated defense of his former boss, President Obama, at the Iowa Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, where he'll make the first national speech of his current career. At another point, he'll say, "In the next four years there will be more challenges and more crises that will determine the economic vitality of the middle class and the economic future of this country. Whose character, whose judgment, do you want in that office?" He will also focus on the issue of people doing their "fair share" and middle class preservation.
  • STAND WITH CAIN: Sign the Petition to Support Herman Cain Against Left-Wing Smears

    11/08/2011 10:09:09 AM PST · by montag813 · 28 replies ^ | 11-08-2011 | Stand With Cain
    PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AT THE LINK to show your support for these fine man, Herman Cain, as he fights the left-wing smears against his campaign and character.
  • Gloria Allred Press Conference Live Stream

    11/07/2011 10:55:06 AM PST · by reegs · 928 replies
    For those interested in watching the press conference live.
  • Fourth Woman Accuses Cain Of Sexual Harassment, Will Hold Press Conference Today

    11/07/2011 7:20:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 252 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/07/2011 | Zeke Miller
    A fourth woman will claim that Herman Cain sexually harassed her while at the National Restaurant Association in a press conference today, RadarOnline first reported early Monday. The woman will be represented by Gloria Allred, the Los Angeles-based attorney who represented one of the women involved in the Anthony Weiner twitter scandal earlier this year. The press conference will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Friars Club in New York City.
  • Herman Cain to Appear on Kimmel

    11/07/2011 9:22:22 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    MyFoxLA ^ | 8 Nov 2011 | text story by City News
    Los Angeles - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is scheduled to appear on the ABC late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live" today, only hours after a fourth woman is expected to accuse him of committing acts of sexual harassment when he was president of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. The woman will make her allegations at a New York City news conference at the Friars Club, where she will be joined by her lawyer, Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred. Unlike the three women involved in the previous allegations, the woman scheduled to appear at today's news conference in...
  • The Media Really Do Think We're Idiots

    11/07/2011 9:27:14 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 12 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 11-07-11 | Stoutcat
    Back in mid-October, Business Insider ran a snarky little article, entitled, "Tea Party Or Occupy Wall Street? Bet You Can't Tell The Difference". Glynnis MacNichol starts out with this facile comparison: Ever since the Occupy Wall St. movement caught the mainstream media's attention the group has frequently been dubbed the Left's version of the Tea Party... Certainly the coverage often sounds the same. Namely, a lot of cable hosts and newspaper pundits broadly speculating in bold terms what it might all mean. For the most part their conclusions fall along partisan lines and sound something like this: * The [fill...
  • The "Silent Generation" will devastate Obama and his party next year

    11/07/2011 9:37:33 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/7/2011 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Grandma and grandpa are not happy! They are sick of the mess the Occupy Wall Street type brats have made of our country. This is the conclusion to be drawn from a new Pew Research poll of Americans 66 to 83 years of age on our current political situation. Referring to this group as the “Silent Generation”, Pew reports that they came of age in time to vote for Truman Eisenhower and Kennedy, so they did not necessarily fall into the habit of reflexively voting for Roosevelt and the whole Democrat ticket. They had their flirtation with supporting Democrats such...
  • Cain Campaign Taunts Gloria Allred: What Took You So Long? [on Twitter]

    11/07/2011 9:52:48 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 171 replies
    Twitter and ^ | November 7, 2011 | Zeke Miller
    A twitter account associated with Herman Cain's campaign taunted Gloria Allred amid news that a fourth woman has accused the Republican front-runner of sexual harassment. Allred is representing the latest accuser, and will accompany her at a press conference today. The tweet from @CainStaff said: "Welcome to the campaign, Gloria Allred. What took you so long?" and links to the campaign's Iowa Fund, which seeks to capitalize on the allegations.
  • Politico's Martin Still Can't Explain Exactly What Herman Cain Did

    11/06/2011 2:07:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 6, 2011
    (VIDEO AT LINK) In an interview with Howard Kurtz on CNN, Politico's Jonathan Martin still can't explain what exactly it is that Herman Cain reportedly did to the women who received payouts from the National Restaurant Association. Mr. Martin's main argument is because the story hasn't been fully challenged, it must be true. Here's a partial transcript of the back-and-forth between Martin and Kurtz. Howard Kurtz, CNN: "Jonathan Martin, let's talk about the first story last Sunday, you and three colleagues reported this and what it didn't contain in the way of details. Here's the language from the story. Sexually...
  • Under Cain, NRA launched sexual harassment fight

    11/05/2011 7:40:41 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 37 replies
    When sexual harassment complaints against Herman Cain unfolded at the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s, the issue was all too familiarfor the trade association. In the wake of the televised 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings — and the widely publicized sexual harassment charges leveled against him by Anita Hill — American businesses had been hit by a wave of sexual harassment cases. And the restaurant industry, in particular, was hit especially hard. Industry officials saw it coming — none other than Cain himself warned as long ago as 1991 that changes in federal law resulting from...
  • Cain accuser complains of sex harassment incidents

    11/04/2011 4:43:14 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 137 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 11/4/11 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A woman who accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment said she was the victim of "very specific" instances of unwanted advances by Cain, her lawyer said on Friday. The unidentified woman, who worked for Cain at the National Restaurant Association in the mid-1990s, strongly rejected Cain's version of events that he was falsely accused of sexual harassment, her lawyer, Joel Bennett, told reporters.
  • Politico publishes 90 stories on Cain scandal

    11/04/2011 12:31:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 4, 2011 1:55pm | Charlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer
    November 4, 2011 1:55pm 76 Comments Politico publishes 90 stories on Cain scandal byCharlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer Follow on Twitter:@charliespiering Herman Cain (AP Photo) How much is too much? Politico broke the Cain sexual harassment story last Sunday night, launching organization wide coverage filling up a full week of heavy coverage on their scoop. Since the scandal broke, the political reporting juggernaut has published at least 90 online stories on further developments and public reaction to the story.I've posted the entire list below since the story broke.
  • What did Politico know and when did they know it?

    11/04/2011 10:58:38 AM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 13 replies
    What did Politico know and when did they know it? Last evening I sent a series of questions via Twitter to the 4 authors bylined on the Herman Cain “sexual harassment story.” And I did so because it occurred to me that one component of this story that no one seems to be asking about is what, exactly, did the Politico reporters know of any confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements by which either/both Herman Cain and the two women cited anonymously in the Politico story were bound. So far, I haven’t received a single response. Perhaps there’s a reason for that....
  • Politico's Simon: Herman Cain Is Derailing His Campaign, Not Politico (they talked to accusers)

    11/03/2011 10:55:39 PM PDT · by Fred · 52 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 110311 | Real Clear Politics
    Politico's Roger Simon, who said Rick Perry being racist appeals to GOP primary voters over the weekend, touts his publication for its anonymously-sourced article claiming presidential hopeful Herman Cain sexually harassed two women while he was the chief of a restaurant lobbying group. Simon claims it Herman Cain's botched response that is "derailing his own campaign" and not the Politico for continuing to hound and pressure the candidate.
  • One of Politico’s smear merchants Ken Vogel used to work for George Soros group

    11/01/2011 2:26:05 PM PDT · by opentalk · 4 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | October 31, 2011 | Fire Andrea Mitchell
    One of the authors of Politico’s smear piece on Herman Cain about alleged “inappropriate behavior” in the 1990s was Ken Vogel. If your read any of Vogel’s pieces at Politico they are usual smear articles on either Herman Cain, Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and other conservatives. So it’s only fitting that according to CNSNEWS, Ken Vogel is a George Soros disciple. Vogel used to work for the George Soros-funded Center for Public Integrity in Washington. Consider the source: Ken Vogel of Politico used to work for the George Soros-funded Center for Public Integrity in Washington and has been involved...
  • Lefty media pounce on vague allegations

    11/01/2011 8:41:12 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/1/01 | Howie Carr
    I don’t know what Herman Cain did or didn’t do at the National Restaurant Association, and neither do you. But I can quote you some of what the journalistic common nightwalkers of Politico said in their alleged blockbuster: “There were also descriptions of physical gestures that were not overtly sexual but that made women who experienced or witnessed them uncomfortable.” Not overtly sexual? That could mean anything. Please pass the salt. Get me Joe on the phone. How ’bout them Steelers? Do you remember this exact same point in the 2008 campaign? The National Enquirer had just started running their...
  • The Curious Timing of the Herman Cain Accusation (Could a GOP campaign be the source)

    11/01/2011 6:43:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/01/2011 | J. Robert Smith
    For Herman Cain, forget the treats; just bring on the tricks. Republican presidential contender Herman Cain is the subject of a bombshell accusation on Halloween day that he sexually harassed two women during his tenure at the National Restaurant Association. Cain stoutly denies the charges. The curious thing about the accusations against Cain are their timing. Why now? Why did Politico break the news now, as opposed to weeks before or later, if Cain secured the GOP presidential nomination? Did Politico only obtain the story now, or had it been sitting on the report for a while? Why now? Early...
  • Former Campaign Aide Says Cain’s Behavior ‘Never Even Bordered on Inappropriate in the Slightest’

    10/30/2011 9:33:58 PM PDT · by Fred · 50 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | 103011 | Robert Stacy McCain
    You have to read pretty far down into the Politico story before you find that response from Herman Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon, and the article sticks all the exculpatory material at the end: Ron Magruder, Denise Marie Fugo and Joseph Fassler, the chair, vice chair and immediate past chairman of the National Restaurant Association board of directors at the time of Cain’s departure, said they hadn’t heard about any complaints regarding Cain making unwanted advances. “I have never heard that. It would be news to me,” said Fugo, who runs a Cleveland, Ohio, catering company, adding such behavior would be...
  • Desperation: The High Tech Lynching of Uppity Herman Cain Begins

    10/30/2011 8:18:34 PM PDT · by montag813 · 291 replies · 2+ views
    Real Feminist ^ | 10-31-2011 | Sheri Urban
    by Sheri UrbanReal FeministPolitico sicks no less than FOUR reporters onto vague nearly 20 year old allegations to smear new GOP Frontrunner Herman Cain.So desperate are the powers that be to bring down this uber-successful black businessman, that they are doing a Clarence Thomas on him, complete with sketchy allegations such as: a woman “accused him of innuendo or personal questions of a sexually suggestive nature” and conversations that were regarded as “improper in a professional relationship.” Can you possibly be any more vague? A few weeks ago a group of “feminists” commemorated the 20th anniversary of dopey fraudster...
  • Sarah Palin Calls Cain Hit-Piece Article JournoList Martin a "Punk" on Beck Show (Rewind)

    10/31/2011 12:15:11 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Glenn Beck Show Oct. 2010 via YouTube ^ | 31 October 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    This guy--who slammed Herman Cain yesterday--tried to get Sarah Palin, too. She called him a "punk" on Glenn Beck's Radio show nearly one full year ago. @ 00:48, and further exposes Politico's method of hatchet jobs and then not retracting nor accepting responsibility afterwards when proven WRONG. PALIN CLIP HERE ON JONATHAN MARTIN. Furthermore, this Jonathan Martin (Politico) individual, we have come to find out was:a) Almost nominated to be in the top 10 of a list of worst liberal journalists in the United States. Helen Thomas went on to claim the top spot.b) Was exposed as member of the...
  • Politico’s Jonathan Martin Smears Palin with False Facts (Flashback: Herman Cain hit piece author)

    10/30/2011 11:07:39 PM PDT · by Qbert · 16 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Oct 21st 2010 | Retracto, the Correction Alpaca
    In his piece today entitled “Sarah Palin is wreaking havoc on the campaign trail, GOP sources say,” Politico’s Jonathan Martin (who was tasked with the Republican Party beat for the website for the 2008 elections) falsely claims Sarah Palin backed out of a scheduled interview with talk-radio host Mark Levin: According to a source familiar with the situation, she backed out of planned interviews with conservative talk-show hosts Sean Hannity and Mark Levin the morning she was scheduled to talk to them. Levin contested this claim on his facebook page, and has asked Politico to retract this statement: This is...
  • Karl Rove Says Cain’s Finished, Zogby Says He ‘Trounces’ Romney Head-to-Head

    10/30/2011 8:51:27 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 119 replies · 2+ views
    Big Government ^ | 10/28/11 | AWR Hawkins
    When Gov. Sarah Palin was deciding whether or not to get into the presidential race, Karl Rove was popping up on Fox News to talk about why her skin was too thin for the job. And when Gov. Rick Perry was thinking about his entrance into the race, Rove was Johnny-on-the-spot with reasons why a Perry candidacy would not be viable either. Now Rove’s moved on to Herman Cain, whose candidacy he’s doing all he can to sink, sidetrack, or otherwise derail.
  • Coulter:Politico's Smear Of Cain Shows Liberal Media "Terrified Of Strong, Conservative, Black Men"

    10/30/2011 8:08:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies ^ | Oct. 30, 2011
    Ann Coulter responds to a report from the "liberal publication" Politico that Herman Cain sexually harassed two women while he was the president of the National Restaurant Association. The most damning part of the report, which is not well sourced, seems to be that Mr. Cain made "physical gestures" that weren't sexual in nature, but made the women uncomfortable: There were also descriptions of physical gestures that were not overtly sexual but that made women who experienced or witnessed them uncomfortable and that they regarded as improper in a professional relationship.
  • Cain acknowledges 9-9-9 is a Tax Hike

    10/16/2011 10:23:39 AM PDT · by bigred08 · 240 replies
    Herman Cain, during some go-arounds with David Gregory, concedes that his "9-9-9" plan would raise some taxes: "Some people will pay more. But most people will pay less," Cain, a former chief executive of Godfather's Pizza who has never held elected office, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" program.
  • Romney adviser: Perry 'has lost'

    09/07/2011 8:25:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 226 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept. 7, 2011 | Ben Smith
    Mitt Romney's campaign leapt just now on Rick Perry's restatement of his view that Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme" and that promising to maintain it in its current form is a "monstrous lie." "PERRY DOES NOT BELIEVE SOCIAL SECURITY SHOULD EXIST," read the headline of Romney's press release. Romney adviser Stuart Stevens emails: He has lost. No federal candidate has ever won on the Perry program to kill Social Security. Never has. never will.
  • Clock ticking on Sarah Palin entry into 2012 presidential race

    08/25/2011 2:35:30 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 151 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/25/2011 | Molly Ball
    Even for Sarah Palin, there are deadlines. The former Alaska governor seems to believe that most of the rules of politics don’t apply to her – that with her media appeal and her grassroots following, she could waltz into the presidential campaign at the 11th hour and make a go of it. But if she does want to run for president, she’ll have to get on the ballot. Palin has gestured vaguely at various self-imposed deadlines — the latest being late September — but there are some drop-dead dates that she cannot escape, starting with Oct. 31. That’s the day...
  • Politico: At least five reporters hassled by Bachmann security

    08/18/2011 7:26:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    MinnPost ^ | August 18, 2011 | Joe Kimball
    At least five times on the campaign trail reporters have had physical confrontations with members of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's staff, Politico reports. The story calls the instances "unusually hostile encounters with the traveling media marked by pushing, shoving and, in one instance, the allegation of a threat of violence to a reporter." There's often no love lost between reporters and campaign staffers, the story says, but "the number and intensity of incidents is unusual, particularly in Iowa, where reporters and the public are accustomed to almost unlimited access as an early state presidential ritual." Campaign spokeswoman Alice Stewart said: “The...
  • Politico Reporter Vogel Worked For Soros-Funded Group

    06/25/2011 5:13:33 AM PDT · by radioone · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6-24-11 | Jeffrey Lord
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. But of course. You knew there had to be more. Can you say "George Soros"???? The Media Research Center's Dan Gainor, the MRC VP for Business and Culture, points out an interesting fact about Politico's Ken Vogel. We've posted here and here and here about the saga of the fake talk radio scandal. Pointing out that these stories are coming from Politico "reporter" Vogel who seems to have, as Jeff Poor over at The Daily Caller politely termed it, a "lefty" agenda.
  • 'Not Any Single Reporter At Any Media Organization Thinks Palin Should Be President'

    06/14/2011 5:24:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 68 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    People know that the MSM despises Sarah Palin. Still, it was shocking to hear the dirty little secret so openly stated . . . Jim Vandehei of Politico, on Morning Joe today: "If you talk to any single reporter at any media organization that we're aware of, I don't think that anyone thinks she can be president or should be president." View video here.
  • Politico Admits 'Error' in Attributing Bachmann Criticism to Palin

    06/10/2011 11:49:47 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 36 replies
    foxnews ^ | June 10, 2011
    News site admitted Friday that it made an "error" in attributing a nasty quote about Rep. Michele Bachmann to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. The article said: "Palin's bus tour had some of the hallmarks of a primal scream: 'I built this constituency, not Bachmann, not anyone else,' she said. Looking at it through her eyes, she has a point." However, Palin never said that. Her political action committee promptly issued a statement urging the media to "quit making stuff up." "An absurd opinion piece in Politico includes a quote attributed to Governor Palin that is a total fabrication...
  • Retraction Request: Politico Fabricates Palin Quote in New Hit Piece

    06/10/2011 12:07:33 AM PDT · by Syncro · 100 replies ^ | Jun 9th 2011 at 10:12 pm | Retracto, the Correction Alpaca
    Politico knew they likely wouldn’t get a quote from Sarah Palin for the latest hit piece they published so they made one up. One of the authors is the former chairman of the Democratic Party of Virgina.Politico wrote: Will Sarah Palin’s intensifying rivalry with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) cause the former Alaska governor to run for president?The first female Republican vice presidential nominee clearly believes she is the one who has paid the heavy dues by bearing the brunt of the “liberal elite” attacks to help build the tea party, social conservative wing of the GOP.Palin’s bus tour had some...
  • Will rivalry make Sarah Palin run? (Beyond ridiculous)

    06/09/2011 8:17:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 9, 2011 | Professor Mark J. Rozell and Paul Goldman
    Will Sarah Palin’s intensifying rivalry with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) cause the former Alaska governor to run for president? The first female Republican vice presidential nominee clearly believes she is the one who has paid the heavy dues by bearing the brunt of the “liberal elite” attacks to help build the tea party, social conservative wing of the GOP. Palin’s bus tour had some of the hallmarks of a primal scream: “I built this constituency, not Bachmann, not anyone else,” she said. Looking at it through her eyes, she has a point. But in 1932, former New York Gov. Al...