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  • Kevin McCarthy’s implosion signals a full-blown Republican revolution

    10/08/2015 12:48:09 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 159 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/8/15 | Chris Cillizza
    <p>McCarthy's demise comes hard on the heels of Boehner bowing out of the speakership as a sort of human sacrifice to the tea party right. And it happens as Donald Trump is in the midst of his fourth consecutive month as the Republican front-runner for the party's presidential nomination -- and with Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, two other people who have never held elected office before, running in second and third place, respectively.</p>
  • House conservatives spurn McCarthy, flex muscle ahead of speaker vote

    10/08/2015 3:47:49 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | Mike DeBonis
    A group of hard-line conservatives threatened to upend the Republican race to succeed outgoing House Speaker John A. Boehner, announcing on Wednesday it will throw its support behind a little-known Florida lawmaker to become the next speaker. The House Freedom Caucus’s backing of Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) ahead of a crucial internal party vote Thursday deeply complicates Majority Leader Kevin O. McCarthy’s bid to succeed Boehner. The group counts enough members — about 40 — to deny McCarthy the majority of the whole House he would need to claim the speaker’s chair. But in an opening for the California Republican,...
  • You can see why so many are high on Rubio

    10/07/2015 2:15:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | October 7, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is not leading the race nationally or in any state polls. Yet many political onlookers are convinced he has the best chance to win the nomination. For reasons I have discussed elsewhere, that may be true, but it is too early to say. Aside from predicting the fall of Donald Trump and Ben Carson, on what is the Rubio rise predicated? There are at least a dozen factors: 1. He is the candidate most adept at fencing with the media. He turned ridiculous New York Times pieces on traffic tickets and a fishing boat into fundraising...
  • Donald Trump has spent only $2 million on his entire campaign. That’s brilliant.

    10/07/2015 6:58:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | By Chris Cillizza October 6, 2015 at 3:58 PM | Chris Cillizza
    MSNBC reported Tuesday morning that aides to Donald Trump estimate that the real estate mogul has spent roughly $2 million on his 2016 presidential campaign to date. That's consistent with a Wall Street Journal report from over the summer that Trump had loaned his campaign $1.8 million and raised another $100,000 for the effort. That's stunning. And brilliant. Trump has been the dominant force in the Republican presidential race for, at least, the past four months. (He officially became a candidate June 16.) On any given Sunday, he is appearing on or phoning into some -- if not all --...
  • Washington Post: Trump supporters have the worst Facebook grammar

    10/07/2015 8:57:48 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 116 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-7-2015 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    Searching comments on presidential candidates’ Facebook pages in search of grammatical errors, typos, misplaced or missing apostrophes, unnecessary capital letters and redundant exclamation points bears fruit in seconds: Amid this flawed, headache-inducing verbiage, there is a pattern. So says Grammarly, a private, San Francisco-based company behind what’s billed as “the world’s leading automated proofreader.” The company analyzed comments on 19 presidential candidates’ Facebook pages and found that: 1) supporters of Republican candidates make more mistakes than supporters of Democrats; 2) supporters of Republican candidates use fewer unique words than supporters of Democrats; and 3) Donald Trump supporters made the most...
  • Donald Trump defends his vocal support for eminent domain: ‘I think it’s a wonderful thing’

    10/06/2015 5:48:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 304 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/06/2015 | By Jenna Johnson
    Even though it's a stance not especially popular with some Republicans, Donald Trump continued to support eminent domain in an interview on Tuesday, calling it "a wonderful thing" that has unfairly received a bad rap.Trump, a billionaire known for his major real estate development projects, described eminent domain as a useful tool that local governments can use to prevent greedy homeowners from derailing major projects that could create thousands of jobs or provide a public good. Trump said that some conservatives don't fully understand how eminent domain works and don't realize that homeowners are usually paid "four, five, six, ten...
  • Fiorina fires back at story stating her Senate campaign mismanaged money

    10/06/2015 7:05:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/5/15 | Katie Zezima
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina shot back at a Washington Post story stating that her 2010 Senate campaign mismanaged its finances, including not giving a final paycheck to the widow of her pollster, who died a month before Election Day. According to MSNBC, Fiorina assailed "the left and their allies in the media" for the story, which was based on more than two dozen interviews with staff members, friends, contractors and operatives who worked on the 2010 Senate campaign. All said there was a huge problem with the operation: It didn't manage money well. Fiorina said Monday that The Post...
  • Carly Fiorina Defends Late Payments From 2010 Senate Bid

    10/06/2015 5:45:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina attacked "the left and their allies in the media" for a critical report released Monday that says her 2010 California Senate campaign mismanaged money and failed to pay vendors for their work. More than four years after the failed campaign, Fiorina still owed nearly half a million dollars to 30 entities. She didn't pay off her debt until January of 2015, just a few months before she launched her presidential bid. One of the outstanding payments due was to her political strategist Joe Shumate who died one month before Election Day as first reported by...
  • This document shows Fiorina didn’t pay Senate race debts until 2015

    10/06/2015 5:07:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/5/15 | Katie Zezima
    Carly Fiorina's 2010 Senate campaign had a big problem with money. As our colleague Robert Samuels reported, it took years for Fiorina to settle about $500,000 worth of invoices after she lost the race in California -- despite reimbursing herself nearly $1.3 million she lent the campaign. Fiorina didn't pay the widow of her pollster at least $30,000 he was owed for his last paycheck after the race was lost. He died about a month before Election Day.
  • Was Carly Fiorina slow to pay staff on her Senate campaign?

    10/06/2015 4:42:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | Last Updated October 5, 2015 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is rebutting a Washington Post story that details a pattern of delayed payments to staff and contractors after her 2010 Senate campaign in California. According to the piece, Fiorina, the wealthy former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, waited until January, a few months before announcing her 2016 presidential bid, to settle most of the more than 30 invoices outstanding from her last campaign - a total of about $500,000. She was quicker to reimburse herself the $1.3 million she lent the campaign. Fiorina, when asked about the article Monday, dismissed it. "You know I don't think the...
  • Washington Post gives Planned Parenthood Three Pinocchios for Lying about Giving Mammograms

    10/05/2015 10:30:37 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/5/2015 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    --regarding the repeated, misleading claim that Planned Parenthood ‘provides’ mammograms We uphold the rating we gave to the president in 2012, and award Three Pinocchios to Planned Parenthood supporters’ continued use of misleading language to suggest that it directly administers mammograms. ......................................................... “All of the signatories [of a letter in support of defunding Planned Parenthood] are men. None of whom will get pregnant, or need a cervical screening for cancer, or a mammogram, or a pap smear, or other life-saving services that are provided by Planned Parenthood.” –---Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on...
  • My “USA Today” op ed on Donald Trump and political ignorance

    10/04/2015 9:06:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Washington Post's Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 4, 2015 | Professor Ilya Somin, George Mason University
    In this recent USA Today op ed, I explain how the unexpected success of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is in large part the result of widespread political ignorance: Despite some recent stumbles in his campaign, the most dramatic development of the 2016 presidential race has been the meteoric ascent of Donald Trump to the status of front-runner for the Republican nomination. Trump’s rise is a particularly blatant example of a much deeper problem at the heart of modern democracy: widespread voter ignorance. Trump’s success so far is in large part the result of an almost perfect storm of political ignorance....
  • Milbank: Trump will lose, or I will eat this column

    10/04/2015 9:42:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | October 4, 2015 | Dana Milbank, The Washington Post
    I never expected to write these words, but I miss Mitt Romney. Last Wednesday, the day the front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination was in New Hampshire alleging that Syrian refugees fleeing for their lives may actually be clandestine terrorists, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee was in Washington, talking sense. "Donald Trump will not be the nominee," Romney told a group of business-school students at Georgetown University. And why won't Trump, who when he isn't besmirching Syrian refugees as terrorists is maligning Mexican immigrants as rapists, get the nod? Because, Romney said, "when all is said and done, the...
  • The smartest economist you've never heard of

    10/04/2015 2:13:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Saturday, October 3, 2015 | Steven Pearlstein
    When David Lipton, a promising economist, was finishing his graduate work at Harvard in the early 1980s, he faced one of those potentially life-changing choices. He had one job offer from the International Monetary Fund in Washington, the multinational institution that for 70 years has served as a lender of last resort and dispenser of orthodox economic advice to countries that get into financial trouble. There was also an offer of a teaching job from the University of Virginia. Unsure of which path to take, he turned for advice to an intellectually restless and charismatic assistant professor, a Frenchman named...
  • The Moscow-Washington-Tehran Axis of Evil

    10/04/2015 6:59:56 AM PDT · by w4women · 28 replies
    Accuracy in the Media ^ | October 2, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    The conventional wisdom is that Vladimir Putin has blindsided Barack Obama in the Middle East, catching the U.S. off-guard. It’s another Obama “failure,” we’re told. “Obama administration scrambles as Russia attempts to seize initiative in Syria,” is how a Washington Post headline described it. A popular cartoon shows Putin kicking sand in the faces of Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry on a beach. - snip - Here’s how her story began: “Moscow’s rapid military buildup in Syria is a result of the ‘reset’ in relations forged with the Russian and Iranian governments by the Barack Obama administration. The...
  • WashPost Fixes Multiple Errors in Story on Pelosi and Human Baby Question But Notes Only One…

    10/03/2015 3:22:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 2, 2015 | 3:38 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    Several hours after posting a news story with several errors, including in the headline—about a reporter asking Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) a question about human life—The Washington Post fixed the errors in the story by reporter Kelsey Snell but only noted one “correction” at the story’s end in the changed copy. On Thursday, Oct. 1, reporter Sam Dorman attended Pelosi’s weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol and asked her, “In reference to funding for Planned Parenthood, is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a human being?” […] In Kelsey Snell’s story posted...
  • Reporter asks Pelosi uncomfortable abortion questions, press assumes he's just some activist

    10/02/2015 6:33:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/2/15 | T. Becket Adams
    CNS News' Sam Dorman peppered House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Thursday afternoon with several questions about abortion, and a few unimpressed reporters responded quickly by assuming that he was either a conservative activist or just some protester. "A conservative journo asked Pelosi [about] what constitutes a baby being alive," MSNBC's Luke Russert tweeted, making an assumption about Dorman's political affiliations. The Washington Post's Kelsey Snell took it a step further, and initially identified Dorman in an article as a pro-life "protester." The Post has since updated its story to reflect that Dorman is, in fact, a reporter. CNS News...
  • Hillary Clinton has an image problem. She’s going on ‘Saturday Night Live’ to try to fix it.

    10/01/2015 11:37:26 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    <p>The news that Hillary Clinton is expected to appear on "Saturday Night Live" represents a clear recognition by her campaign that she has an image problem with the American public that needs fixing — and fast.</p> <p>In order to appear, Mrs. Clinton turned down the chance to give the keynote address to the influential Human Rights Campaign, the country’s most powerful lesbian and gay rights group, which will allow her to make the debut SNL appearance of her 2016 campaign, said several people with knowledge of her schedule who could not discuss private planning for attribution.</p>
  • Washington Post Owner Makes $16.5B While Paper Whines 558 Times About ‘Income Inequality’

    09/30/2015 12:58:47 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 6 replies
    newsbusters ^ | September 30, 2015 | Dan Gainor
    How do you spell hypocrisy? W-a-s-h-i-n-g-t-o-n P-o-s-t. The Washington, D.C., paper of record has spent the past year filling bird cages and landfills with stories about income inequality – 156 in print alone and another 404 in blogs or 560 total. Subtract one of those (listed twice in LexisNexis) that included the name of billionaire Post owner Jeffrey Bezos. The remaining 155 print and 403 blog mentions didn’t have any discussion of the newspaper’s fat cat owner. Yet, Bezos is now the fourth-richest American with a fortune of $47 billion, according to Forbes. He purchased the Post for $250 million,...
  • WaPo:Jeb Bush Nearing 'Make or Break' Point(Poor Jebbie is wasting COC money in a thwarted effort)

    09/28/2015 11:04:02 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    newsmax ^ | 9/28/15 | s fitzgerald
    GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who was at one time considered a shoe-in for the party nomination, is now facing a do-or-die warning from senior fundraisers who say he needs to correct his sinking poll numbers in October or face losing key supporters. The former Florida governor over the weekend downplayed his dwindling poll numbers, telling Fox News Sunday the "polls don't really matter," reports The Washington Post, and he and his super PAC are readying an aggressive ad campaign, but a recent national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll put him in fifth place with just 7 percent of the...
  • Cantor speaks to establishment Republicans in Va. about how to win

    01/24/2015 6:46:08 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2015 | Jenna Portnoy
    Republican Eric Cantor on Saturday addressed the inaugural gathering of a group formed after grass-roots activists helped Dave Brat topple the former majority leader in last summer’s GOP primary. The day-long meeting of the Virginia Conservative Network featured a who’s who of establishment Republicans in the mold of Cantor, many of whom are frustrated with the party’s loss of all five statewide offices in recent years. According to organizers, Cantor gave an invitation-only crowd of more than 100 people tips on how to frame their message to voters as Republicans prepare to defend their slim majority in the state Senate...
  • WaPo Avoids Numbers as DC Climate Change Rally Fizzles

    09/28/2015 9:32:55 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 28, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Up to 200,000 people will be attending a climate change rally on the National Mall on the same day that the Pope will be speaking to Congress. Wow! Such was the bold prediction reported by Washington Post reporters Juliet Eilperin and Michelle Boorstein on August 25. So what happened when Pope Francis did arrive at the Capitol last Thursday? Before we get to that sad reality, let us join Eilperin and Boorstein joyously prognosticating yuuuuuge numbers back in August: Several environmental groups are planning a major climate rally that will draw hundreds of thousands to the National Mall on Sept....
  • It’s make or break time for Jeb Bush

    09/27/2015 6:48:52 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 48 replies ^ | September 27 2015 | Ed O'Keefe and Matea Gold
    “What I hear everywhere when you say Jeb’s name is, ‘If you want to lose the general election, nominate Jeb,’ ” the fundraiser added.
  • Bombshell: ‘Washington Post’ Confirms Hillary Clinton Started the Birther Movement

    09/26/2015 12:21:20 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 26, 2015 | By John Nolte
    New analysis from the Washington Post removes any doubt that the anti-Obama Birther movement was started in 2007 and 2008 by Hillary Clinton, her campaign, and her Democrat supporters. As Breitbart News reported earlier this month, other left-wing media outlets, like Politico and the Guardian, had already traced the Birther movement back to Democrats and Ms. Clinton. Using his wayback machine on Wednesday, the Post’s David Weigel took an in-depth look at the origins of the false rumors that President Obama is a practicing Muslim who was not born in a America. Weigel’s reporting contains the final pieces of a...
  • Donald Trump Is Free To Cherry-Pick His Polls. But His Decline Is Clear

    09/27/2015 10:03:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 27, 2015 | Philip Bump
    Donald Trump Is Free To Cherry-Pick His Polls. But His Decline Is Clear. By Philip Bump September 27 When announcing the results of a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll on Sunday, NBC senior political editor Mark Murray tweeted this: Donald Trump, up two points! Sure, he's neck-and-neck with Carson, as other polls have shown, but still. The idea that Trump must be slipping, promulgated by some folks, doesn't quite to hold water it seems. In fact, since last Sunday's CNN/ORC poll, the change Trump has seen since the last polls from each outlet has varied — up since the...
  • Why did a 13-year-old conservative star apparently hoax the White House?

    09/26/2015 2:09:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | September 25, 2015 | David Weigel
    On Thursday afternoon, 13-year old CJ Pearson warned his 43,900 followers not to believe what they read. The black Georgia teenager, whose activism and online success had made him a youth outreach chairman for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), had been trading messages with a reporter for Glenn Beck's news site, The Blaze. Oliver Darcy, a reporter for the site, was asking Pearson to prove -- as he had claim, to great viral attention -- that President Barack Obama had truly blocked him on Twitter. In lieu of proof, Pearson was calling for help. "In a few minutes, @oliverdarcy is going...
  • Fiorina fact-checks the Washington Post

    09/25/2015 9:42:38 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 20 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 9/25/2015 | T. BECKET ADAMS
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is hitting back at the Washington Post for claiming in a fact-check that her oft repeated secretary-to-CEO story is a gross oversimplification of the true facts of her career. "Really outrageous display of liberal media bias today," Fiorina spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores told the Washington Examiner's media desk. Asked how the 2016 GOP candidate responded to the Post article, Flores added, "When I told [Fiorina] about it, she laughed for about five seconds." The Post's fact-checker, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, maintained that Fiorina's supposed "rags-to-riches" narrative downplays the reality of the businesswoman's allegedly privileged life,...
  • The Democrats are winning the war of planting questioners at town halls

    09/25/2015 4:12:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot ^ | September 25, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Jeb Bush had yet another uncomfortable moment at a town hall in South Carolina yesterday. While he was trying to fend off questions about The Donald and get out his message on economic growth and jobs, a questioner (who was a white guy, by the way) stood up and tagged him with something completely out of left field. (Washington Post) Jeb Bush said here Thursday night that Republicans can win more African American voters by emphasizing a positive message that does not involve promising “free stuff,” a remark that bore echoes of comments by Mitt Romney that drew criticism in...
  • John Boehner just sacrificed his career for the good of the Republican Party

    09/25/2015 3:07:29 PM PDT · by detective · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 25, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    The stunning decision by House Speaker John Boehner to resign from office in October is a sign of not only his inability to lead a congressional party riven between its establishment and tea party wings, but also the toll fighting that fight has taken on him -- and the GOP more broadly. Almost since the day he became speaker -- following the tea party-led takeover of Congress in the 2010 midterm elections -- Boehner had been caught betwixt and between. His roots were firmly in the establishment end of the party, having spent decades in Congress and moving up the...
  • ‘It’s a F—ing Bitch, Man’ Why Republicans Hate Political Consultants

    09/25/2015 12:44:02 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 25, 2015 | Matthew Continetti
    One day after Scott Walker dropped out of the presidential race, the Politico headline read: “Walker’s campaign manager unloads.” The same day, the Washington Post had an article, “Inside the collapse of Scott Walker’s presidential bid,” which also drew heavily from Walker’s campaign manager, GOP consultant Rick Wiley. It’s almost as if Wiley had an agenda.
  • Washington Post Comes to Bowe Bergdahl’s Defense

    09/24/2015 3:17:54 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    AIM ^ | September 24, 2015 | Roger Aronoff
    The U.S. military “threw the book [1]” at Bowe Bergdahl, charging him with “misbehavior before the enemy [2],” which could result in life imprisonment. Yet the mainstream media have clearly chosen sides before the case is decided. Members of the media have once again elected to skew their coverage of the Bergdahl case in order to place the Obama administration in a favorable light. The swap of Bergdahl for the Taliban Five was met with considerable controversy. “This was a bad deal, all around,” we commented [3] last year. “The administration tried offering the release of one terrorist detainee at...
  • Russia’s involvement in Syria might be ramping up

    09/03/2015 8:46:43 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 9-2-2015 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    While the tweeted images have no landmarks on the ground as reference points, the Iranian state-sponsored FARS news agency released a report that Syrian aircraft bombed opposition forces in Idlib, including al-Nusra fighters on Wednesday. The possible sighting of Russian aircraft in Syrian skies comes just two days after the Jerusalem-based newspaper YNET released a report indicating that Russian pilots and aircraft would be arriving in Syria in “the coming days” with the purported mission of flying airstrikes against the Islamic State and opposition forces that are threatening the Assad regime.
  • Here’s Audio And Video Of Carly Fiorina’s Forceful Praise Of Hillary Clinton In 2008 (Bye Bye Carly)

    09/21/2015 7:32:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 77 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 08/17/15 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Fiorina on Clinton in 2008: “She was a great candidate. She has helped millions of women all over this country. Women of any political party owe a debt of gratitude to Hillary Clinton and I will bet that every woman up here agrees with me.” Over the weekend, the Washington Post Ruth Marcus wrote in a column that Fiorina told her in May of 2008 that if she wasn’t backing Sen. John McCain, she would have backed Clinton. A Fiorina spokeswoman said that Fiorina couldn’t remember the exchange and was probably talking about who she would back in the 2008...
  • Why Anthony Weiner lost another job

    09/17/2015 3:36:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 17, 2015 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    "....First, Weiner tried consulting. Then came another sexting scandal, a failed bid to become New York’s mayor, and a more successful bid to become a full-time Twitter personality and a part-time political commentator. There was also, of course, that appearance in “Sharknado 3.” And now, Weiner has exited a high-profile job at a public relations firm less than two months after it began. “He understands that his presence here has created noise and distraction that just isn’t helpful,” MWW chief executive Michael Kempner wrote in an internal memo, as the New York Post reported.....
  • 2015 Emmys host Andy Samberg delivered the only Donald Trump take that matters

    09/20/2015 7:07:13 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 24 replies ^ | 9/19/15 | Matthew Yglesias
    2015 Emmys host Andy Samberg delivered the only Donald Trump take that matters Donald Trump has received an incredibly high level of media coverage compared to other presidential candidates. So much so that the Washington Post's John Sides and others have gone so far as to say we should blame (or credit) the media for Trump's high standing in the polls. But in his opening monologue for the Emmys, Andy Samberg delivered a brief joke that does a brilliant job illustrating what that account leaves out — the Trump coverage has largely been of Trump saying and doing horrible things.
  • FACT CHECK: WAPO blasts CNN for lying about Trump and Muslims

    09/19/2015 1:41:06 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 53 replies
    breitbart. ^ | 9/19/2015 | John Nolte
    The left-wing CNN was taken to task Saturday by no less than the left-wing Washington Post after CNN anchor Anderson Cooper was caught red-handed lying about Donald Trump. On his show Friday night, the increasingly shrill Cooper claimed that Trump said, “[W]e’re going to be looking at that, we’re going to be looking at the Muslims in America.” That’s a lie. Trump said no such thing. Not even close. And Anderson Cooper know this because the video of the exchange between Trump and a questioner who was obviously misled by Hillary Clinton’s lies about Obama’s faith has already been played...
  • Obama to nominate first openly gay service secretary to lead the Army

    09/18/2015 12:39:28 PM PDT · by illiac · 225 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/18/15 | Gregg Jaffee
    President Obama, in a historic first for the Pentagon, has chosen to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the Army, a move that would make him the first openly gay civilian secretary of one of the military services. Fanning’s nomination is the latest in a series of actions taken by the administration to advance the rights of gays and lesbians throughout the federal government. The Obama administration has overhauled internal policies to provide benefits to same-sex partners, appointed gay men and lesbians to the executive branch and the federal bench and ended the 18-year ban on gays serving openly in the...
  • Obama to nominate first openly gay service secretary to lead the Army

    09/18/2015 3:48:03 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 60 replies
    Washingtin Post ^ | September 18
    President Obama, in a historic first for the Pentagon, has chosen to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the Army, a move that would make him the first openly gay civilian secretary of one of the military services.
  • Clinton slams Trump for not challenging questioner who called Obama a Muslim

    09/18/2015 1:31:49 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/18/2015 | John Wagner
    DURHAM, N.H. -- Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham on Friday denounced Republican front-runner Donald Trump for not challenging an audience member in a rally Thursday night who said that President Obama is Muslim and "not even an American." “I was appalled,” Clinton told reporters following an appearance at the University Of New Hampshire. "He should have from the beginning repudiated that kind of rhetoric, that level of hatefulness in a questioner in an audience that he was appearing before." Clinton said had she been in Trump’s place, she would have “called out” the questioner. “That has no place in political...
  • Donald Trump accused Carly Fiorina of being a terrible businesswoman. Here are the facts

    09/17/2015 6:38:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/17/2015 | By Danielle Paquette
    Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, is running for president on her business smarts. She led the company from 1999 to 2005, the first female head of a Fortune 50 firm — and controversies from her high-profile tenure resurfaced Wednesday at the Republican debate. "Yes, we had to make tough choices," Fiorina said on the prime-time stage, "and in doing so, we saved 80,000 jobs, went on to grow to 160,000 jobs. And now Hewlett-Packard is almost 300,000 jobs. We went from lagging behind to leading in every product category and every market segment." "The company is a...
  • How the Republican race has become a total circus, explained in 1 picture

    09/16/2015 1:13:44 PM PDT · by bkopto · 55 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 9/16/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    After delivering a 13-minute "foreign policy" speech in which he touched only briefly on anything approaching foreign policy, Donald Trump began to throw his signature — and highly sought after — "Make America Great Again" hats into the California crowd. Welcome to the 2016 Republican presidential primary race! Trump has turned the whole process into a giant circus/game show/reality TV program. His speeches are heavy on bombast and lighter-than-air on policy specifics. He uses his Twitter feed and Instagram account to taunt his Republican rivals for being "low-energy" (Jeb Bush) or an "okay doctor" (Ben Carson). He says things —...
  • Boehner and his allies prepare fall battle with conservative GOP critics

    09/16/2015 12:06:39 PM PDT · by Mariner · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 16th, 2015 | By Paul Kane and Robert Costa
    House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is bracing for what could be the toughest weeks of his speakership as several dozen conservatives in his party are threatening to topple him unless he is more ferocious with Democrats during the upcoming fiscal showdowns. That internal Republican feud has increased the chances that Washington, for the second time in two years, could stumble into a shutdown of the federal government. The speaker’s lieutenants are openly girding for battle with the small but influential bloc of anti-Boehner conservatives, who have signaled that if Boehner cuts any deal that they don’t like with Hill...
  • Campus Rape Hysteria Has No Use For Due Process

    09/14/2015 2:20:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/15 | Scott Greer
    On what planet is it right to punish the innocent in a quixotic effort to curb campus rape?Unfortunately, it’s a-okay in the bizarro world that is Capitol Hill. Democrat Colorado Rep. Jared Polis earned roaring applause on Thursday when the lawmaker declared it is just to expel all students — regardless of guilt — who are accused of sexual assault.“I mean, if there’s 10 people that have been accused and under a reasonable likelihood standard maybe one or two did it, seems better to get rid of all 10 people,” Polis said at a House hearing on campus sexual assault....
  • WashPost Sunday Gospel: 'Dishonest' Catholic Church 'Needs Condoms'

    09/13/2015 2:43:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/15/15 | Tim Graham
    The Washington Post loves pushing those stuffy conservative church folk around in the Sunday paper. The entire top half of the Sunday Outlook section carried a condom package with wings and the headline “Why the church needs condoms: A more honest position on contraception would help reestablish the Vatican’s moral authority.” That’s according to former New York Times religion reporter (and liberal Catholic writer) Peter Steinfels. Like every secular liberal, Steinfels thinks the contraception ban is not only “dishonest,” but even “offensive,” starting with Obamacare. Polls of Catholics easily show a majority of Catholics -- many of whom don't attend...
  • Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump in statistical dead heat in 2016 general election: poll

    09/13/2015 10:24:36 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 39 replies ^ | Sunday, September 13, 2015, | Adam Edelman
    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a statistical dead heat in a hypothetical general election matchup, a new poll shows. A Washington Post/ABC News poll of registered voters released Sunday shows the former secretary narrowly beating the bombastic billionaire 46% to 43%, but the three-percentage-point victory is well within the poll's margin of error. Clinton's margin of victory increases substantially, however, when pollsters survey the winder field of all adults. In that case, Clinton would beat Trump 51% to 39%. Nearly a year before the formal nomination will occur, Clinton remains the presumptive frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, despite...
  • Ted Cruz courts unlikely voter group in GOP presidential primary: women

    09/13/2015 1:42:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | September 13, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    PHOENIX — Sen. Ted Cruz strode through a resort here, past booths selling elephant-print scarves, “gently loved furs” and rhinestone pins spelling out presidential candidates’ names — and headed straight into a crowd of screaming women. “Oh, my God,” one exclaimed as she spotted Cruz walking toward her at the National Federation of Republican Women’s annual conference. Cruz (R-Tex.) came here Saturday on a mission to court female Republican activists. His timing may be opportune: As front-runner Donald Trump has come under fire for a string of comments many see as anti-women, Cruz is trying to seize the moment to...
  • No 'Mainstream' Air Time for Mark Levin

    09/11/2015 1:59:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | September 11, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Mark Levin's new book "Plunder and Deceit" has been number one on the New York Times bestseller list for five weeks in a row. Like with his other best-sellers, no liberal journalist will read it, no liberal newspaper will review it, and no liberal network would imagine calling up Levin for an interview. They are too busy advocating tolerance and diversity. Why doesn't Mark Levin deserve a turn on CBS's "60 Minutes"? Why can't the conservative taxpayers be granted a forum for Levin or "Charlie Rose" on PBS or on NPR's "All Things Considered"? In short, why not a slice...
  • Washington Post Column: Senate Republicans accidentally promote abortion

    08/02/2015 9:40:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/02/2015 | Dana Milbank
    Senate Republicans this week, teeming with righteous indignation, introduced S. 1881, “a bill to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.” Here’s a better name for it: the Abortion Promotion Act of 2015. No doubt the authors of the legislation think that anything that hurts Planned Parenthood, the leading provider of abortions, would further the pro-life cause. But their proposal — defunding all Planned Parenthood operations in retribution for secret videos showing the group’s officials discussing the sale of fetal organs — would do far greater harm to fetuses than anything discussed in the videos. There already is...
  • Ted Cruz’s sycophantic strategy backfires (She's back- Jenny the Shrew)

    09/10/2015 10:16:57 AM PDT · by VinL · 41 replies
    Wash Po ^ | 9/10/15 | Jenny "the conservative" Rubin
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is having a bad week. First, he is body-blocked from getting on camera in Mike Huckabee’s media circus with Kim Davis. Then he gets upstaged by Donald Trump at a purported Iran rally that Trump converted into a campaign event. It is a sad state of affairs for a media hog like Cruz when he gets overshadowed by even hoggier opponents. How long will Cruz play Robin to Trump’s Batman? It is not fun to be Ed McMahon when Mike Huckabee sits in the host chair. Cruz would like to think of himself as the smartest...
  • WaPo Science Blogger: Melting Arctic Ice Could Release Deadly Giant Virus

    09/10/2015 10:44:30 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 10, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    A few days ago the global warming alarmist comedy act was that rising sea levels would flood NASA launch sites. It would be tough to top that inadvertent humor but the Washington Post science blogger, Rachel Feltman, gives it a good challenge. She warns that melting arctic ice could release a giant deadly virus. If it sounds like cheesy horror movie, you could be right as we shall see but first, take it away Rachel!