Commence Out Cry: Kerry To Sign UN Arms Treaty Opposed by Senate, NRA

The wingnuts and gun enthusiasts aren’t happy about this… The Hill reports today that “Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to sign an arms trade treaty opposed by the Senate and the gun lobby as early as Wednesday.” The wingnuts are already crying foul… “This treaty is already dead in … Continue reading

Whistleblowers Necessary for a Free Press

In a well-orchestrated effort to get ahead of the story, this week the Obama administration released a trove of secret information about domestic spying and the rules of how the domestic phone records may be accessed and used by intelligence analysts. And yesterday, the president met with congressional leaders to … Continue reading

Is Edward Snowden the Only American Who Remembers the Words of the 4th Amendment?

This week an unusual bipartisan effort from 94 Republicans and 111 Democrats almost succeeded in an attempt to cut off funding for the NSA’s collection of phone data by 205 “yes” to 217 “no” votes. But the movement to curb the NSA’s secret power over American citizens has now spread … Continue reading

VIDEO: ‘The Phony ‘Courage’ Of Paul Ryan’

In this video, famed Democratic strategist James Carville pushes back against the notion that Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s federal budget plan is brave. “There is nothing more courageous than taking away from people trying to make it and giving to people who already have it made,” he says sarcastically. … Continue reading

OBAMA VIDEO: Get To Know Paul Ryan

President Obama’s re-election team continues to try to get out in front of Saturday’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as Republican Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential running mate. The Obama campaign is already out with a new Web video titled “Get to know Paul Ryan,” and features aspects of the … Continue reading

Game Changer in South Carolina: Newt Gingrich Wins

Via MSNBC: Newt Gingrich has won the South Carolina Republican primary, capping off a remarkable comeback for his presidential bid that reshapes the trajectory of the battle for the GOP nomination… […] The results mark the end of a tumultuous week in politics that saw Gingrich erase and then overcome … Continue reading