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GOP on Track to Take the House

With just a week to go before the midterm elections, it’s looking like Republicans are in good shape to take control of the House of Representatives, and it’s a long shot but not completely impossible that they could win big in the Senate, according to Reuters.

Posted on Oct 26, 2010 READ MORE


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Hedges Discusses, Debates ‘Death of the Liberal Class’

Author and Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges recently made an appearance on Canadian television’s “The Agenda With Steve Paikin” to make his case about how the American liberal class and its institutions have spectacularly failed those whom they supposedly aimed to serve ... (continued)

Posted on Oct 26, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


Major Garrett: Fox Polarizes on Purpose

In case this wasn’t already clear, here we have evidence, straight from the mouth of former Fox News fixture Major Garrett, that his ex-network deliberately plays a game of division by packaging its news for a select audience.

Posted on Oct 25, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN



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McConnell: Ousting Obama Is GOP’s Top Goal

President Obama came into office with high hopes of reaching across the aisle to work with both Republicans and Democrats in Congress. The only problem with that plan is that certain high-ranking GOP operatives such as Mitch McConnell ... (continued)

Posted on Oct 25, 2010 READ MORE


Election Year Blahs









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Condoleezza Rice









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Paladino and Pals









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In the Arena









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The Bipartisan Politics of Fear

Mercifully, the midterm election cycle is nearing its end. Both parties, we learn, are planning their “postmortem assessments.” The Daily Beast’s recent headline is a sign of the times: “Why Obama Can’t Lose in 2012.” Plan ahead.

Posted on Oct 13, 2010 READ MORE



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Poll Puts Obama Over Palin in 2012

His supporters may not be as numerous (or enthusiastic) as they were back in the days of “hope” and “change,” but President Barack Obama still has the edge over one prominent hypothetical challenger for the White House in 2012: Sarah Palin.

Posted on Oct 12, 2010 READ MORE


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Poll Finds Overlap Between Tea Party, Christian Right

Certain members and proponents of the tea-party movement may claim that diversity abounds among their ranks, but through the magic of polling, the Public Religion Research Institute has sketched out a shared belief system ... (continued)

Posted on Oct 5, 2010 READ MORE


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Palin: Tea Party Is ‘the Future of Politics’

If the tea party movement really does represent not only “common-sense conservative principles,” as Sarah Palin puts it in this glossy instructional video, but also “the future of politics” in America, we can look forward to ... (continued)

Posted on Sep 21, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN



White House / Pete Souza

Filibuster May Thwart ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal

President Obama should make a mental note that whatever he announces that he’s going to do by a certain point in time is also duly noted by his opponents. For example, his mention of finally reversing the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy ... (continued)

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O’Donnell: ‘We Have Always Been in Charge’

There was a lot of talk about “us” and “them” in tea party favorite Christine O’Donnell’s speech at the ultra-conservative Values Voter Summit in Washington on Friday—but does that come as any surprise?

Posted on Sep 17, 2010 READ MORE


Karl Rove Supports Christine O’Donnell, Kind Of

Perhaps angling to put a lid on any talk about right-wing rifts, GOP schemer Karl Rove took to the Fox News airwaves Thursday to demonstrate that he’s not trying to slow down the tea party express, at least when it comes to Delaware congressional hopeful Christine O’Donnell.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN



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Small Business Bill Gets Senate’s Stamp of Approval

After a long struggle, partly caused by pre-midterm-election power jostling in Congress, the Senate passed a bill designed to give small businesses a leg up in a 61-38 vote on Thursday. The House is also expected to approve the bill, which some GOP types ... (continued)

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Karl Rove Is Not a Fan of Christine O’Donnell

This little exchange between Karl Rove and Delaware primary victor Christine O’Donnell, mediated by George Stephanopolous on Wednesday’s “Good Morning America,” just might indicate that the tea party movement is creating rifts within the GOP in a potentially useful way for the opposition.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN



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Tea Party Mobilizes for Primary Battles

In the lead-up to November’s midterm elections, there have been signs in some states that moderate Republican candidates might face considerable challenges from tea party contenders.  (continued)

Posted on Sep 14, 2010 READ MORE



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Conservative Entertainment, Now in Network Form

Quick—name a right-leaning entertainer who isn’t Kelsey Grammer! Or Ted Nugent. Whoever they are, conservative celebrities can now find a home to showcase their talent and flex their politics at the same time with the launch of RightNetwork.

Posted on Sep 8, 2010 READ MORE


‘Daily Show’: Midterm Inferno

Hey wow, President Obama has a new plan to give America “the best infrastructure in the world”—just in time for the 2010 midterm elections! Is this at all exciting or effective? And do the Democrats have a snowball’s chance in H-E-double-hockey-sticks this fall?

Posted on Sep 8, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


GOP Pushes for Midterm Victory

It may be historically hard to hang on to a majority in both the House and Senate, but of course the dominant Democrats in Congress are hoping for a midterm miracle in November.

Posted on Sep 7, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN



White House / Pete Souza

GOP Plotting to Undercut Health Care Reform

The ink has dried on President Obama’s much ballyhooed health care reform bill—that’s “Obamacare” for all the haters—but according to select scheming members of the GOP, the fight might not be over yet on this one.

Posted on Sep 7, 2010 READ MORE



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The Beck-Palin Show Is No Joke

It’s easy to laugh off the weekend’s Glenn Beck-Sarah Palin show at the Lincoln Memorial. But don’t laugh just yet. The rally was a major event in the right wing’s effort to take over Congress and the presidency.

Posted on Aug 30, 2010 READ MORE



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Obama, GOP Trade Punches Over Business Bill

So, President Obama was miffed on Monday at the GOP side of the Senate for thwarting his move to push a bill through Congress designed to help small businesses, but those senators weren’t having it and fired back at Obama and his party with a pointed statement.

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The Equal Rites Awards—Again

And so we rise to celebrate Aug. 26, the 90th anniversary of the day American women finally won the right to vote.

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Rep. Grayson vs. the Tea Party

Florida’s Rep. Alan Grayson, the freshman congressman from the substantially conservative Orlando area, has already managed to make a name for himself over the course of his first two years in office by ... (continued)

Posted on Aug 24, 2010 READ MORE


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News Corp. Gives GOP Governors a $1M Boost

As if any doubt remained as to News Corp. titan Rupert Murdoch’s political proclivities, we have hard monetary evidence in the form of the media megacorp’s newly committed $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association.

Posted on Aug 18, 2010 READ MORE


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Ground Zero for Tolerance

The irrational attack on Muslims everywhere by the GOP’s leadership is not only deeply subversive with regard to the American ideal of religious tolerance but also poses a profound threat to our national security.

Posted on Aug 17, 2010 READ MORE


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GOP Is All Over the Mosque Controversy

By the time the midterm elections roll around this fall, it will have been more than nine years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a point that’s not likely to be lost on candidates looking for a slogan or a cause. Meanwhile, the GOP is making sure to capitalize upon ... (continued)

Posted on Aug 16, 2010 READ MORE



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Reid Ruffles Republican Feathers With Jab about Hispanics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may have a fight on his hands to keep his seat in Nevada this election season, so it’s time to get scrappy, and that’s just what he did Tuesday.

Posted on Aug 11, 2010 READ MORE



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Former Sen. Ted Stevens Killed in Plane Crash

He survived one plane crash already, in 1978, but on Monday night former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, was not so fortunate. He was one of nine people aboard a plane that went down in southern Alaska, and on Tuesday his death was confirmed.

Posted on Aug 10, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Michael Dwyer

Brewer Riding High After SB 1070

In the months leading up to SB 1070’s passing, Jan Brewer was seen as just a fill-in as Arizona governor and a laggard in the coming election for the post. Now after signing the anti-immigrant legislation, she is enjoying success within the party and is considered a certainty to win the state’s GOP primary in two weeks.

Posted on Aug 8, 2010 READ MORE



U.S. Air Force / Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez

Afghanistan: The Pentagon’s Lost War

While it is unquestionable that Barack Obama made the war in Afghanistan “his” war, it also is true that it was served to him on a platter and with a gun pressed against his back.

Posted on Jul 27, 2010 READ MORE


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Carly Fiorina and the Tea Party: a Love Story?

Is it just a flirtation, or is former Hewlett-Packard CEO-turned-Senate-candidate Carly Fiorina in deep with the tea party? She may play it coy, but Brave New Films is on to her, at the ready with video footage of her vocal support of the conservative cause.

Posted on Jul 26, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN



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Sen Dems Delay Climate Bill

Both hippies and people who enjoy clean air alike will be dismayed at the news from Senate Democrats that they will wait until September to pursue the broad climate change legislation that has been on the Democrats’ “to-do” list since the 2008 election.

Posted on Jul 23, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Charles Dharapak

Here Comes the Tea Party Caucus

The newly hatched tea party caucus in the House of Representatives, for which we all have Rep. Michele Bachmann to thank, is sure to be a source of curiosity for many—and derision for others. Haters can hate, but this won’t be a coalition of one, as Bachmann already had another recruit by Tuesday.

Posted on Jul 20, 2010 READ MORE


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Finally, a Little Hope for the Unemployed?

President Obama isn’t letting some ornery GOP types in Congress get in the way of making another push to extend unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans—or so we hope.

Posted on Jul 19, 2010 READ MORE


Obama and Hybels
AP / Charles Dharapak

Obama’s Unlikely Allies in Immigration Reform

President Obama is preparing for another drawn-out legislative and public battle over yet another contentious and unwieldy issue: immigration reform. But in this case, he may get help from some surprising sources at the right of the political spectrum.

Posted on Jul 19, 2010 READ MORE


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Obama Slams GOP for Obstructing Economic Progress

President Obama came out swinging in his weekly address on Saturday, claiming that his administration has been pushing to help small businesses grow and strengthen the economy and blaming Republican leaders for thwarting his efforts.

Posted on Jul 17, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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Palin’s Pitch: From Pit Bulls to ‘Mama Grizzlies’

Gone are the lipstick-wearing canines of Sarah Palin’s lyrical past—2010 is the year of the “mama grizzly” for the Alaskan She-publican and her female followers. If you haven’t seen this ad already, you can catch a glimpse of things to come ... (continued)

Posted on Jul 13, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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Sarah Palin 2012: ‘Unstoppable’?

Like her or not, Sarah Palin isn’t leaving the national stage anytime soon if she and her devoted supporters can help it. But can they? Well, for his part, The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan sees signs that Palin may ... (continued)

Posted on Jul 9, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Orlin Wagner

Obama Brings Magical Economic Thinking to Nation’s Heartland

President Barack Obama didn’t exactly have the numbers on his side Thursday when he told voters in Kansas City, Mo., that, economically speaking, “we’re headed in the right direction.”

Posted on Jul 8, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Colbert Report’: Krugman on the Benefits of Unemployment Benefits

Stephen Colbert’s a bit under the weather in this clip from Monday night’s “Colbert Report,” and it’s going to take a lot more than bunny slippers to make things better. Enter economics whiz Paul Krugman ... (continued)

Posted on Jul 6, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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Tea Partying for Fun and Profit

If you thought tea party politics were just for rabid wingnuts and certain Twitter-prone politicians, think again or else you may miss out on some hot stock market action before the November elections.

Posted on Jul 6, 2010 READ MORE



U.S. Air Force / Tech. Sgt. Francisco V. Govea II

The Land Where Theories of Warfare Go to Die

Afghanistan is the place where theories of warfare go to die, and if the COIN theory isn’t dead yet, it’s utterly failed so far to prove itself.

Posted on Jun 28, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Elizabeth Dalziel

This Country Needs a Few Good Communists

Hope in this age of bankrupt capitalism will come with the return of the language of class conflict. It does not mean we have to agree with Karl Marx, but we have to speak in his vocabulary.

Posted on May 31, 2010 READ MORE


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