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Divided Government









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Pea Party









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War of Words









Posted on Jul 27, 2011 ENLARGE


The Adult in the Room









Posted on Jul 23, 2011 ENLARGE


Alan Grayson Tells It Like It Is

This week on Truthdig Radio in collaboration with KPFK: Alan Grayson tells us why he’s running again for Congress; wild-man cartoonist Mr. Fish discusses his new book; a couple of holy men talk about biblical ignorance; and Truthdig editor-in-chief Robert Scheer talks about President Obama’s rejection of Elizabeth Warren. Update: Full transcript.

Posted on Jul 21, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN



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Alan Grayson Tells It Like It Is

This week on Truthdig Radio in collaboration with KPFK: Alan Grayson tells us why he’s running again for Congress; wild-man cartoonist Mr. Fish discusses his new book; a couple of holy men talk about biblical ignorance; and Truthdig editor-in-chief Robert Scheer talks about President Obama’s rejection of Elizabeth Warren.

Posted on Jul 21, 2011 READ MORE


The Great Communicator Redux









Posted on Jul 19, 2011 ENLARGE



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Study: To Win Votes, Motivate Your Base

Numbers from a recent Pew Research Center study contradict the conventional thinking on independent voters. Independents are not moderates who can be swayed to the right or left with appeals to moderation and centrism, but “disaffected political partisans” ... (more)

Posted on Jul 18, 2011 READ MORE


Peas Talks









Posted on Jul 15, 2011 ENLARGE



Dr. Bachmann’s ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy

Michele Bachmann’s husband tries to “cure” gay people; President Obama wants to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare; meanwhile, the archivist of the U.S. defends Wikipedia from professors. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 12, 2011 READ MORE


Dueling Fireworks Shows









Posted on Jul 4, 2011 ENLARGE


Independence From Obama









Posted on Jul 4, 2011 ENLARGE


Full of Debt









Posted on Jul 1, 2011 ENLARGE


War and Peace









Posted on Jun 26, 2011 ENLARGE


Loose Lips









Posted on Jun 26, 2011 ENLARGE


Democrats and Business









Posted on Jun 26, 2011 ENLARGE



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N.Y. Religious Groups Exempt From Gay Rights Legislation

Language protecting New York churches, synagogues and other religious institutions from lawsuit and penalty upon refusal to perform same-sex marriages was one of the key amendments that won Republican support for Friday’s historic gay rights legislation. (more)

Posted on Jun 25, 2011 READ MORE


War Powers Act









Posted on Jun 18, 2011 ENLARGE


Unsold Hot Dogs









Posted on Jun 14, 2011 ENLARGE


Raising the Debt Ceiling









Posted on Jun 13, 2011 ENLARGE


Wrong Track









Posted on Jun 12, 2011 ENLARGE


‘The Daily Show’: Chest in Show

Well, this is awkward. Jon Stewart had the unenviable task of responding with humor to the bizarre spectacle that was his friend Rep. Anthony Weiner’s big reveal—both in sexting form and in the congressman’s eventual admission of guilt—on Monday’s “Daily Show.”

Posted on Jun 7, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN



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Weiner Gets No Pity From His Party

Following U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s tearful televised admission Monday that he sent lewd photographs to several women over the Internet, top Democrats in Congress are seeking to put as much daylight as possible between themselves and their colleague from New York. (more)

Posted on Jun 7, 2011 READ MORE


Weiner Apologizes









Posted on Jun 7, 2011 ENLARGE


The Answer









Posted on May 30, 2011 ENLARGE



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The Doctors Are Turning Left

While medical doctors are a historically conservative bunch, many physicians are beginning to lean left as they abandon the high costs and responsibilities associated with running private practices to take salaried jobs in hospitals, doctors’ advocates say. (more)

Posted on May 30, 2011 READ MORE



Ahmadinejad May Be a Quitter

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad considers resigning his post as president of Iran; Google Maps will let users inside buildings; and Bill Gates dips his mouse into American education. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on May 9, 2011 READ MORE


Obama Haters









Posted on May 6, 2011 ENLARGE


Tax the Rich









Posted on Apr 25, 2011 ENLARGE


Barack OJimmy









Posted on Apr 25, 2011 ENLARGE


Obama Re-Election Roadblock









Posted on Apr 24, 2011 ENLARGE


The Money Pit

When it comes to matters of money and politics, there is a big gulf between Democrats and Republicans—in theory.

Posted on Apr 21, 2011 READ MORE


Obama Write-Off









Posted on Apr 17, 2011 ENLARGE


Birther in Chief









Posted on Apr 16, 2011 ENLARGE


Education Bully









Posted on Apr 16, 2011 ENLARGE


This Just In: Obama Running for President

Is he in? That would be a yes. Barack Obama has made official his run for his second term as president, launching his first 2012 campaign advertisement with a focus on everyday Americans who apparently still believe his ’08 slogans.

Posted on Apr 4, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN



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GOP Senators Find a Workaround, Win Wis. Bill Battle

On Wednesday, the standoff between Republican and Democratic members of the Wisconsin state Senate came to an abrupt end, due to some GOP ingenuity that made the absence of 14 senators moot for the purpose of passing Gov. Scott Walkers’ infamous union-busting bill.

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 READ MORE



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Walker Won’t Meet Dems at the Border

The posse of Wisconsin state senators who left the building—not to mention Wisconsin—last month to thwart Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign to quash state employees’ collective bargaining powers proposed a meeting with the governor somewhere ...

Posted on Mar 7, 2011 READ MORE


State Crises Mean New Language of Deceit

For most of history, we had undebatable definitions of words such as bailout and bankruptcy. Sadly, that’s not the case during a deficit crisis that is seeing language redefined in ideological terms.

Posted on Mar 3, 2011 READ MORE



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Minnesota Moves to Make the Rich Pay More

Like most states, Minnesota has a big budget problem. But unlike most states, it’s looking to the well-heeled to help fill the gap. Gov. Mark Dayton plans to attack the state’s $6.2 billion deficit by raising taxes on the rich.

Posted on Feb 26, 2011 READ MORE


‘Daily Show’: I Like Big Cuts

Could it be a coincidence that the same kinds of programs that, say, certain prominent Republicans are calling to be cut out of the budget are also those that tend to be supported by Democratic voters? Hmmm.

Posted on Feb 17, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN



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Arizona Congresswoman Shot (Update 3)

A congresswoman is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, six people are dead and 12 others are wounded after a gunman opened fire at an official event Saturday. ... (more)

Posted on Jan 8, 2011 READ MORE


Boehner’s Tears









Posted on Dec 20, 2010 ENLARGE



AP / Matt Sayles

Elizabeth Edwards Dies at 61

On Tuesday, Elizabeth Edwards, who fought a very public battle with her husband John Edwards over his private life even as she fought cancer, died of the disease in North Carolina.

Posted on Dec 7, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: What a Wiki-Week It Was

What WikiLeaks revealed might have embarrassed some bigwigs around the world, but will the released information really hurt U.S. interests? America’s jobs outlook is still heading downward as the unemployment benefits of thousands expire. Does the deficit matter more than people do?

Posted on Dec 3, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


Olbermann, Unsuspended

After an eventful and controversial, albeit very short, suspension for making campaign contributions to Democratic candidates before the midterm elections, MSNBC’s top blustermonger Keith Olbermann returned to the airwaves Tuesday night. What did he have to say?

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN



amctv.com

Partisan Programming: Dems vs. GOP

What effect, if any, does party affiliation have on Americans’ preferences for televised entertainment? Is this not a question that keeps you up at night? Turns out that the thinly veiled liberal social politics of “Mad Men” appeal to Democrats—as does murder, apparently.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 READ MORE


Pay 2 Play









Posted on Nov 8, 2010 ENLARGE    


Obama Finds the Lesson in His Midterm ‘Shellacking’

President Obama got philosophical at a Wednesday news conference as he reflected on the message Americans sent at Tuesday’s polls, as well as on the meaning of the “shellacking” he took when the results came in. 

Posted on Nov 3, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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