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  • WashPost Asks, With Straight Face: Why Didn't Strict Gun Laws Stop Charlie Hebdo Massacre?

    01/09/2015 1:12:52 PM PST · by HammerT · 62 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 9, 2015 | Tim Graham
    The next time newspaper reporters start making fun of how stupid some politicians are, they could always discuss Adam Taylor. The Washington Post foreign affairs writer was dim enough to ask “France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?” It never sinks in, that trusty old maxim about if you outlaw guns, only the outlaws will have guns. Taylor not only asked a dim-witted question, he mocked Donald Trump for asking it, and then he asked it in all sincerity: Trump, a perennial attention seeker, was likely attempting to score political points and insult liberals with...
  • Obamas donation, behind closed doors (Hussein's Jew problem)

    01/18/2015 5:13:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Power Line Blog ^ | 1/18/15 | Scott Johnson
    Recent developments involving the Islamic Republic of Iran can fairly be characterized as grave. Iran has announced that it has begun construction on two more nuclear plants, and the authorities have imprisoned a Washington Post journalist on mysterious charges. **SNIP** On behalf of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Matt Brooks of the Republican Jewish Coalition put out this statement: What exactly was President Obama suggesting when he said opposition to his Iran policy is due to donors? No one would say opposition to his Russia policy is due to donors, or his Cuba policy is due to donors, or his general...
  • The Boehner for speaker whip count [14 against so far]

    01/05/2015 11:10:43 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 486 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Aaron Blake
    ~~snip~~ Voting against Boehner (10) Gohmert* Yoho* Rep. Steve King (Iowa) Rep. Jim Bridenstine (Okla.)* Rep. Dave Brat (Va.) (freshman) Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.)* Rep. Gary Palmer (Ala.) (freshman) Rep. Thomas Massie (Ky.)* Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz.) Rep. Marlin Stutzman (Ind.) Said prior to 2014 election that they would vote against Boehner (2) Rep. Jody Hice (Ga.) (freshman) Rep. John Ratfliffe (Tex.) (freshman) Voted against Boehner in 2013/haven't weighed in (2) Rep. Steve Pearce (N.M.) (spokesman says he's "undecided") Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) Voted against Boehner in 2013/will support him (3) Rep. Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) Rep. Raul Labrador (Idaho) Rep....
  • This year, I resolve to ban laptops from my classroom

    01/05/2015 5:58:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 30, 2014 | Tal Gross
    I settled on my New Years resolution while giving a lecture to 85 masters students. It was one kid who unintentionally suggested the idea. He was sitting in the back row, silently pecking away at his laptop the entire class. At times, he smiled at his screen. But he rarely looked up at me. I had a choice. I could disrupt the class to single him out. Or I could do what most teachers in higher education do: just ignore it. After all, these students are adults, and they have to take a final exam. Do I have to be...
  • The WaPo is Suddenly Terrified of Executive Orders... And Ted Cruz

    01/02/2015 4:13:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Townhall Finance ^ | January 2, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    It was as if the editorial board over at the Washington Post suddenly stopped what they were doing, looked up from their work, and dropped their jaws as a (rare) coherent thought suddenly manifested inside their collective brains. Wait a minute they muttered, as the thought of Obama using executive action played over and over again in their minds. If he can change the law unilaterally, a gradual expression of horror engulfed their faces, then if Republicans end up winning in 2016, they could just -- I imagine the rest of that thought was almost unbearable for the liberal...
  • WashPost Buries Hit-and-Run Death Caused by Female Episcopalian Bishop; Front-paged...

    01/02/2015 2:30:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 1, 2014 | Tim Graham
    Which offense is more serious? Denying a lesbian communion at a Catholic funeral? Or a female Episcopalian bishop hitting and killing a bicyclist? The Washington Post has picked (A). In 2012, they splashed across the front page (with a picture) that lesbian activist Barbara Johnson was denied communion at her mother's funeral. On December 30, the Post buried a hit-and-run-bishop story on page B5 with the headline Bishop put on leave after fatal crash: Episcopal diocese says Heather Cook drove car that killed bicyclist. .......
  • Alaska Pipeline Doom sayings Revisited

    01/01/2015 1:50:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies
    Media Research Center. ^ | 04.19.06 | R. Warren Anderson
    After the discovery of oil in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, it didnt take long for environmentalists to cry gloom and doom and for the media to hype those claims. From caribou dying to earthquakes to all hell breaking loose, there was no shortage of catastrophic predictions though the Alaska pipeline now boasts great success roughly 30 years later. Construction on the pipeline began in 1975, and oil first moved through it on June 20, 1977. Former Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton summed up its success in 2003 that Today the pipeline produces 17 percent of our domestic petroleum. It...
  • Friends, relative say Idaho mom killed by toddler was a gun person

    01/01/2015 12:28:01 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-31-14 | Terrence McCoy
    Veronica Rutledge and her husband loved everything about guns. They practiced at shooting ranges. They hunted. And both of them, relatives and friends say, had permits to carry concealed firearms. Veronica typically left her Blackfoot, Idaho, home with her gun nestled at her side. So on Christmas morning last week, her husband gave her a present he hoped would make her life more comfortable: a purse with a special pocket for a concealed weapon. The day after Christmas, she took her new gift with her on a trip with her husband and her 2-year-old son. They headed hundreds of miles...
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter left impoverished [living on subsidized dime]

    01/01/2015 12:46:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 31, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    In 1977, William McPherson earned the top honor in the writing world when he was honored with a Pulitzer Prize.But nearly four decades later, the former Washington Post critic now hovers on the brink of poverty thanks to a failing pension and a bit of bad luck on the stock market.In a heartbreaking essay for The Hedgehog Review, McPherson describes what it's like to become poor in old age-as part of a overlooked group who are neither middle or lower class.Former teachers and even lawyers who can't pay their bills but aren't on the streets begging for change.Surprisingly, he says...
  • Stop blaming mental health for gun violence. The problem is guns

    12/27/2014 8:26:03 AM PST · by rktman · 136 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 12/26/2014 | Kimberly Yonkers
    After the mass shooting at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Mel Robbins, writing for CNN, argued that blame lay not with the National Rifle Association, but with the shooter and the mental health services he did or didnt get.
  • Wrongly Pointing Fingers (Reply: You Got Nailed by Google)

    12/23/2014 6:32:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 23, 2014 | Eugene Robinson
    It is absurd to have to say this, but New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, activist Al Sharpton and President Obama are in no way responsible for the coldblooded assassination of two police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday. Nor do the tens of thousands of Americans who have demonstrated against police brutality in recent weeks bear any measure of blame. A disturbed career criminal named Ismaaiyl Brinsley committed this unspeakable atrocity by himself, amid a spree of insane mayhem: Earlier in the day, he shot and critically wounded a woman he had been seeing; later, on a subway platform, he...
  • Rand Paul: The Most Interesting Conspiracy Theorist in Washington

    10/20/2014 4:01:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | October 20, 2014 | David Corn
    Bilderbergers, the Iraq invasion, Alex Jonesthe GOP senator has routinely flirted with America's paranoid fringe.This past summer, Rand Paul, the libertarian senator from Kentucky and a potential 2016 presidential wannabe, was the GOP's It Girl. The New York Times Magazine splashed his mug on the cover and asked, "Has the 'Libertarian Moment' Finally Arrived?" It noted that Paul possessed a "supple mind" and was a "preternaturally confident speaker." Washington Post political prognosticator Chris Cillizza pronounced Paul the "most interesting voice in the GOP right now," and Politico gave him the No. 1 spot on its list of the 50 "most...
  • Washington Post Avoids F-Word in Story About Falling Oil Prices

    12/15/2014 1:08:58 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 15, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    It is the F-word that dares not speak its name at the Washington Post. At least not in the WonkBlog story about plunging oil prices by Chris Mooney. That word is "fracking." Mooney is notorious for his antipathy towards fracking but his failure to attribute the large increase in U.S. oil production to it is laughable. Here is Mooney noticing that oil prices are going way down but fails to credit it to you-know-what due to his ideology:
  • Ted Cruz doesnt care what you think

    12/15/2014 8:48:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | December 15, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    If the Senate were high school and there was a superlative for "least popular member," Ted Cruz would win in a walk. The Texas Republican reaffirmed his status as the Senate's most reviled member -- among his peers -- over the weekend when he refused to allow the chamber to go out of session on Friday and return Monday to vote on the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package. Instead, Cruz used procedural moves to force 10 straight hours of votes on Saturday as a way to protest President Obama's executive action on immigration. Cruz ultimately forced a "point of order"...
  • St. Louis paper dumps George Will for Michael Gerson

    06/19/2014 3:43:35 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-19-2014 | ERIK WEMPLE
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Page Editor Tony Messenger writes that readers both liberal and conservative ones have lobbied the paper to change its lineup of conservative columnists. But apparently a bit of a push was necessary. That came from a recent controversial piece by Washington Post columnist George Will the one about the supposed campus epidemic of rape and the way in which victimhood serves as a coveted status that confers privileges.
  • MSNBC Host: George Will is a Rapist

    06/10/2014 6:55:37 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 31 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/10/14 | Aurelius
    MSNBC somehow hit another new low all over again. Filling in as host on The Ed Show, Michael Eric Dyson accused George Will of being a "rapist" and "re-raping" women by writing his opinion in the Washington Post. No. Seriously. Mr. Will stated that colleges have become a haven of progressivism, where so-called "vicimizations" are "ubiquitous." Mr. Will writes that empty buzzwords like "triggers" and "micro-aggressions" are now thrown around colleges to the point of ubiquity. The passage that Mr. Dyson took offense to was one in which Mr. Will stated that, at times, "sexual assault" accusations that are put...
  • Protests dont derail Wills commencement speech

    12/15/2014 5:32:04 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 17 replies
    Will, who once taught political philosophy at Michigan State, said he is still a Spartan who takes equal pleasure from good MSU football seasons and dismal ones in Ann Arbor, referring to the University of Michigan. Connie Rzemien, whose daughter, Katie, was among those graduating, told The Detroit News she thought Will was not the right choice. I believe it is contradictory to what they are doing here to have somebody with such an insensitive view of rape to speak today, she said. I think its insulting to young women. The U.S. Education Department this year revealed a list of...
  • Senate passes spending, GOP still despises Ted Cruz

    12/14/2014 4:55:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | December 14, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the NeoCons
    The Post reports: The Senate on Saturday night approved a sweeping $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund most of the federal government through the next fiscal year, turning back a conservative rebellion against President Obamas immigration policy. On a vote of 56 to 40, senators passed the spending bill and sent it to Obama, who plans to sign it. The bills passage eliminates the threat of a government shutdown and capped days of acrimonious debate on Capitol Hill over the omnibus agreement. A small group of conservatives, led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), had sought to slow debate on the...
  • Article claims 'proof' Ofc. Wilson had to shoot (MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell vs. Washington Post

    12/03/2014 8:44:52 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12/2/2014 | Lawrence O'Donnell
    In the Rewrite Lawrence O'Donnell questions several claims made in a Washington Post story written by a law professor about the shooting death of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson. ...
  • Libel law and the Rolling Stone / UVA alleged gang rape story

    12/06/2014 7:48:24 AM PST · by Perdogg · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | By Eugene Volokh December 6 at 6:10 AM
    Several readers have asked: If the Rolling Stone article describing the alleged gang rape of a UVA student at a Phi Kappa Psi fraternity party is materially false, could the Rolling Stone be successfully sued for libel? This is a good illustration of some important libel law principles, so I thought Id write about it.
  • Stand with Hillary

    12/04/2014 1:08:22 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 26 replies
    Youtube | 12/4/2014 | Hillary
    I didnt see this posted so i'll be the bad guy...... For all you hard working Americans. STAND WITH HILLARY 2016 Country Music Video
  • VIDEO: Hillary Cult of Personality Already In Full Swing

    12/04/2014 11:43:59 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 11 replies
    After the Obama cult of personality cashed in on superfluous adoration during the 2008 and 2012 campaigns (See: Ive Got a Crush on Obama), it appears Democrats will go back to that well once more for Hillary Clinton. The Washington Post notes that the Clinton campaigns imminence is causing a bandwagon effect:
  • Stand with Hillary Country Music Video Is Predictable and Inauthentic (a Lot Like Hillary)

    12/04/2014 12:25:34 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 4, 2014 | John Sexton
    Not since U2 gave its new album to every Apple iTunes user whether they wanted it or not has music felt this much like a threat. Produced by a group called Stand with Hillary, the country music video walks a fine line between over-earnest promotion and accidental satire. But the group behind the clip appears to be completely sincere. The Washington Post reports that Stand with Hillary's creators are "Daniel Chavez, a longtime Democratic political operative, and media producer Miguel Orozco." Orozco wrote the song which is a very different flavor from his previous efforts for Obama in 2008.
  • Hillary Clinton, friend of Israel? Puleez

    12/03/2014 11:40:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 2, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin
    The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton and Vice President Biden will be among the attendees at a Washington forum on Israeli-U.S. relations this weekend. Both will speak to the Saban Forum, an annual event organized by the Brookings Institution and entertainment mogul Haim Saban. Saban is also a major political donor who has pledged to support the former secretary of State should she run for president in 2016. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a press briefing in 2010. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Hillary Clinton, just like President Obama in the run-up to the 2008 race, will present herself as...
  • MTP: Rich Lowry's Inconvenient Ferguson Truths Cause Panelist Outrage

    11/30/2014 2:59:27 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 30, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Eeek! How dare he?! National Review editor Rich Lowry actually committed the "heresy" of citing the evidence presented to the Ferguson case grand jury on Meet The Press today. Such evidence is rarely cited by liberal circles because it confirms the account given by police officer Darren Wilson. Lowry's flagrant disregard of avoiding the inconvenient truths caused quite a reaction from Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post who was left sputtering in reply and from Andrea Mitchell who entertained the audience with her body language outrage.
  • Black Friday Brawl Videos Are How Rich People Shame The Poor: Stop Gawking.

    11/29/2014 10:22:25 AM PST · by Steelfish · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 29, 2014 | Luke O'Neil
    Black Friday Brawl Videos Are How Rich People Shame The Poor Stop Gawking. By Luke O'Neil November 28 The biggest movie in the country right now is The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, a film in which the ostentatiously wealthy people of Panems capital rule over the poorer districts from which tributes are selected each year to kill each other in a violent media spectacle. Its a grotesque display in which the lives of the impoverished are offered up as entertainment for the comfortable. Its hard to see the film and not think of the way TV news has covered...
  • Ferguson is now a symbol, not a place (Blech!)

    11/29/2014 11:14:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | November 28, 2014 | Krissah Thompson, The Washington Post
    Six months ago, Ferguson, Missouri, was the kind of nameless suburb visitors to the city of St. Louis passed through. That was before a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager on a street this summer and months of daily protests transformed the unassuming city into a symbol. Ferguson is now a word that evokes feelings. Though it has been less than four months since Michael Brown was killed, the town seems to have entered the pantheon of places that stand as metaphors. Fergusons symbolism now sits alongside Selmas significance in the civil rights movement, Columbine as a symbol...
  • WaPo Author: Reporting on Black Friday Violence is Classist, Racist

    11/30/2014 10:48:45 AM PST · by rightistight · 51 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/30/14 | Aurelius
    According to Luke ONeil, reporting on Black Friday brawls is both classist and racist. The story, called Black Friday brawl videos are how rich people shame the poor, ONeil says that rich people report on Black Friday violence in order to make fun of and shame poor people. Dont think that people should be brawling in a Wal-Mart or mall? Then youre a rich snob, ONeil explains. You take your wealth for granted, he writes, and make fun of people fighting in Best Buy because youre privileged. Look at these hilarious poor people, ONeil writes, struggling to take advantage of...
  • In IRS scandal, echoes of Watergate

    05/14/2013 5:42:55 PM PDT · by what's up · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 13, 2013 | George Will
    The burglary occurred in 1972, the climax came in 1974, but40 years ago this week May 17, 1973 the Senate Watergate hearings began exploring the nature of Richard Nixons administration. Now the nature of Barack Obamas administration is being clarified as revelations about IRS targeting of conservative groups merge with myriad Benghazi mendacities. This administration aggressively hawked the fiction that the Benghazi attack was just an excessively boisterous movie review. Now we are told that a few wayward souls in Cincinnati, with nary a trace of political purpose, targeted for harassment political groups with tea party and patriot...
  • U.S. will use psych evaluations, stress tests to screen Syrian rebels for training

    11/30/2014 4:46:17 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Novembner 28, 2014 | Missy Ryan
    The U.S. military will subject Syrian rebels taking part in a new training program to psychological evaluations, biometrics checks and stress tests under a screening plan that goes well beyond the steps the United States normally takes to vet foreign soldiers, a sign of the risks the Obama administration faces as it expands support for armed groups in Syria. Officials said the screening program, developed chiefly by the U.S. Central Command, will rely on what was described as a common core of screening protocols, including running trainees names through U.S. and foreign intelligence databases, collecting biometric data and, when possible,...
  • WaPo: Four Pinocchios for Obama on Bush 41 amnesty claim

    11/24/2014 7:07:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    Actually, Glenn Kessler gives Peak Pinocchio to both Barack Obama and his press secretary Josh Earnest for disseminating a dishonest argument intended to bolster the notion that Obama’s predecessors used executive power for amnesty. The argument actually began on Wednesday afternoon as Earnest laid out the structure of the defense: Q What executive actions that were taken in the past regarding immigration would involve millions of people like this upcoming one?MR. EARNEST: There are a couple of them. President George H.W. Bush — I believe this was -— I think this would have been– I’m not sure what year this...
  • 4 Pinocchios for Obama claim that Republicans have filibustered 500 pieces of legislation

    05/11/2014 8:41:52 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 9, 2014 | By Glenn Kessler
    Heres whats more disconcerting. Their [Republicans'] willingness to say no to everything the fact that since 2007, they have filibustered about 500 pieces of legislation that would help the middle class just gives you a sense of how opposed they are to any progress has actually led to an increase in cynicism and discouragement among the people who were counting on us to fight for them. President Obama, remarks at a DCCC dinner, May 7, 2014 In addressing a dinner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Los Angeles, President Obama made a rather striking claim ...
  • Four Pinocchios for Obamas claim that Repubs have filibustered about 500 pieces of legislation

    05/09/2014 6:40:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Waashington Post ^ | May 9, 2014 | Glenn Kessler
    Heres whats more disconcerting. Their [Republicans] willingness to say no to everything the fact that since 2007, they have filibustered about 500 pieces of legislation that would help the middle class just gives you a sense of how opposed they are to any progress has actually led to an increase in cynicism and discouragement among the people who were counting on us to fight for them. [SNIP] On just about every level, this claim is ridiculous. We realize that Senate rules are complex and difficult to understand, but the president did serve in the Senate and should be...
  • WaPo gives Obama three Pinocchios on Keystone

    11/20/2014 12:41:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “Understand what this project is,” Barack Obama said earlier this week when pressed on why his administration continues to stall on the Keystone XL pipeline after almost six years of waiting for a decision. “It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land, down to the Gulf, where it will be sold everywhere else.”CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Understand what that was, Glenn Kessler responds today in a Washington Post fact check. It’s a three-Pinocchio lie based on an ignorant-at-best interpretation of a presentation slide from environmental activists. The refineries in...
  • WAPO'S GLENN KESSLER HAS FACT-CHECKING TANTRUM OVER 'YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT'

    08/29/2012 11:40:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/29/2012 | John Nolte
    Glenn Kessler is The Washington Post's laughably biased fact checker, and when you think of Kessler, remember this -- remember the "fact" checker who called Romney a liar for saying a president who didnt go to Israel didn't go to Israel. This guy is utterly shameless, and this morning he's having a full-blown tantrum. Back in July, Kessler did everything in his power to protect Obama from his unbelievably revealing "you didn't build that" moment. At the time, Kessler awarded Romney three of his childish Pinocchios for the unpardonable sin of, you know, holding the president accountable for his words....
  • WA Post Read Darren Wilson's Full Grand Jury Testimony, and Documents

    http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/national/read-darren-wilsons-full-grand-jury-testimony/1472/?hpid=z2 This is from the Post.
  • The Media and Republican Insiders Lash Out against Congressman Steve King

    11/23/2014 12:42:14 PM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 11/21/2014 | Craig Robinson
    Im pretty sure that Iowa Congressman Steve King thought that his detractors would give it a rest for a while after he defeated his Democrat opponent by 24 points earlier this month. Yet once again headlines like, Stay away from Steve King, have been published this week. This time its not the liberals who are ranting and raving about King, its nameless Republican insiders and a conservative blogger from the Washington Post. On Tuesday, King announced that he is partnering with Citizens United to put on a 2016 presidential forum in Des Moines on January 24th called the Iowa Freedom...
  • Obama dismisses renewed criticism of health care law

    11/16/2014 3:44:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 16, 2014 | David Nakamura
    BRISBANE, Australia President Obama dismissed renewed criticism of his signature health care law Sunday and disputed an assertion from a former architect of the policy who claimed the administration had deceived lawmakers. Jonathan Gruber, an economist, suggested last year that the administrations signature health-care legislation passed in part because of the stupidity of the American voter and a lack of transparency over its funding mechanisms. I just heard about this, Obama said at a new conference, after wrapping up two days of meetings with world leaders here at the G-20 Summit. The fact that some adviser who never worked...
  • An Out-of-Touch Elitist (Howeird Dean) Complains About Out-of-Touch Elitists

    11/15/2014 6:52:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2014 | John Ransom
    Howeird Dean-- once chair of the DNC, once Governor of Vermont, who grew up at the Maidstone Golf Club in the Hamptons, attended prep school both in the US and in the UK, went to Yale, dodged the draft-- is having a meltdown again.Once famous for melting down on the air after coming in third in the Iowa caucuses, thereby ensuring he won nothing else, Dean is complaining that Obamacare was written by a bunch of elitists who dont understand Americans.Well, duh: Theyre Democrats. The core problem under this damn law is that it was put together by a bunch...
  • Washington Post Writer Fails to Fact Check Nancy Pelosi's Jonathan Gruber Denial

    11/13/2014 11:35:43 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 13, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Obamacare architect that dares not speak its name. At least from the lips of Democrats who nowadays are pretending to have little or no knowledge of Jonathan Gruber. The most prominent of the Gruber denialists is House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi quoted by Washington Post reporter Sean Sullivan whose story headline also featured this denial: "I don't know who he is. He didn't help write our bill." Gee. If Nancy Pelosi said that then it must be true! If you think me a bit too credulous for accepting Pelosi denial without checking her veracity, well that is exactly what...
  • NY Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof Points Finger At Senate GOP In Wake Of Explosions, Takes It Back

    04/15/2013 2:34:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 15, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    In the immediate aftermath of the multiple explosions that rocked the Copley Square area of Boston during this afternoons marathon, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof took to Twitter to say that the tragic events are a reminder of how Senate Republicans blocked the appointment of a new director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). [E]xplosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking apptment, he tweeted with a link to a Washington Post article on the Senate GOPs threats to put a hold on President Obamas nomination for a...
  • Democrats Discover Race Baiting

    11/08/2014 5:44:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Actually the Democrats have been race baiting for decades. And its not going away. Using fear and race-polarizing agitation to drive minority voters to the polls is going to be the increasingly overt face of the Democratic Party. They cant win any other way. Whats new is that the mainstream media has suddenly discovered all of this.Through the years, these same news outlets have wasted no time at all in spotting anything that even hints of Republican race baiting. Take the presidential campaign of 1988.Willie Horton was a black murder convict who raped a white woman and stabbed her boyfriend...
  • WaPo Publishes Scientific Evidence of Voter Fraud on a Massive Scale

    10/25/2014 2:59:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 32 replies
    Patterico's Pontifications ^ | October 25, 2014 | Patterico
    Original Title:WaPo Publishes Scientific Evidence of Voter Fraud on a Massive Scale As Previously Predicted By This Here Very Blog What you are about to read should be front-page news in every newspaper in the country tomorrow. You know it wont be but I want you to treat it as that important . . . because it is. In the Washington Post: Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens? Some argue that incidents of voting by non-citizens are so rare as to be inconsequential, with efforts to block fraud a...
  • Press Gives Obama Raspberries For Remarks

    11/06/2014 5:14:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Investors.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | John Merlin
    If the reaction to President Obama's post-election press conference is any indication, he's in Dutch not only with voters but with the mainstream press as well, after several gave Obama two thumbs down for his performance. The Daily Beast's Jonathan Alter, for one, was not impressed. "His post-election press conference was too long, too provocative and too stingy in his phoned-in praise for the winners. Obama managed the extraordinary feat of making (Senate Minority Leader Mitch) McConnell look gracious by comparison." Politico's White House reporter, Josh Gerstein, poked holes in Obama's defense of his record. "President Barack Obama and his...
  • Kasim Reed: Ferguson mailers hurt Michelle Nunn

    11/04/2014 2:52:48 PM PST · by Hoodat · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 4 at 3:37 PM | Nia-Malika Henderson
    <p>Election returns from the Georgia Senate and gubernatorial contests will be closely watched tonight for what they might tell us about race, region and politics in the age of Obama.</p> <p>Democrats are hoping for evidence of a demographic realignment they could benefit from -- if not now, then perhaps in the coming years. And Republicans are looking to hold firm, maintaining their firewall among Southern white voters who have grown more and more Republican in recent years.</p>
  • The Washington Posts election model gives Republicans a 95% chance of winning the Senate. Um, what?

    10/11/2014 9:47:46 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    The Washington Post's Election Lab -- our statistical model designed to predict outcomes of the various races on the ballot this fall -- is currently showing Republicans with a 95 percent chance of winning the Senate.
  • Jonathan Capehart Hopes Mary Landrieu Can 'Wobble' to Re-Election

    10/10/2014 6:59:47 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 10, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Forget about voting record or positions on policy. What really counts for Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post is knowing how to properly perform a dance step. Or at least he hopes that will be the secret to electoral success for Senator Mary Landrieu whose voting record such as supporting Obamacare has made her unpopular in Louisiana. The dance step Capehart is referring to is called the "Wobble." Here is Capehart gushing over Landrieu's ability at performing a Wobble and hoping that it will help with her re-election:
  • The reporter who brought down the Secret Service's director

    10/02/2014 8:36:55 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 2, 2014 | Liz Goodwin
    Behind the shocking revelations of incompetence and unprofessionalism that rocked the Secret Service this week is a longtime reporter who has been diligently uncovering the agency's secrets for years. Carol Leonnig, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist who has worked at The Washington Post for nearly 15 years, has broken almost every single story on the agency, a series of shocking reports that on Wednesday resulted in the abrupt resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson. (Pierson called the resignation painful.) In less than a week, Leonnig uncovered three scandals that pushed the agencys first female leader out the door. First,...
  • Ex-congressman James Traficant dies

    09/27/2014 11:17:10 AM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 139 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 27, 2014 | Washington Post
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  • The eye witness lied; Hands up! Dont shoot tee shirts now selling at a yard sale near you

    09/05/2014 9:08:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/5/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Ultimately they failed. Try as they did, the liberal liars at the Washington Post werent able to hide the most important fact about Michael Browns savage attempt to kill Police Officer Darren Wilson. What the WaPo could not bring itself to report until after it had obscured the truth with over 2000 words was that the autopsy performed by the federal government, the third such procedure, confirmed that the eye witness in the case lied. The dead thug was not shot in the back while he was on his knees with his hands up peacefully surrendering to the Officers commands....