Romney Staffer Committing Charitable Fraud

Bill Murphy, Mitt Romney’s Social Media Director, and his colleague Ali Akbar have ripped off a lot of people. They ripped off the Tea Party with the American Liberty Alliance. They ripped off movement Conservatives with the National Bloggers Club. They even ripped off Andrew Breitbart. But their days of … Continue reading

Obama Campaign Fundraises Off Wisconsin Loss

Just days after President Obama took heat for limiting his involvement in the Wisconsin recall election to a single tweet, his re-election campaign is using the Democrats’ loss there as a fundraising tool. In an email to supporters Wednesday afternoon, campaign manager Jim Messina repeated a what has become a … Continue reading

The Wrong Dog and Pony Show

The soundtrack emphasizes the sizzle sound. And they even cop to it. “And what gets your juices flowing.” Ivan Pavlov must be chuckling. Now, they ring the bell, and WE drool.
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NPR Screws the Pooch

Anything about Foster’s financial fostering of the creepy Daily Caller, whose Tucker Carlson and his soulmate Andrew Breitbart were working in tandem at the time of the latter’s demise? No, but we DO get this: Friess also makes frequent calls for more civility in politics, and more unity. Continue reading

Satan’s Big Week

“This is the electronic equivalent of someone writing a letter to the editor,” John Coffee, a professor at Columbia Law School, said in an interview. “You are rewarded by publication, not by payment.” Continue reading

Denounce Rush

As a woman who grew up in the midst of the feminist revolution and fought to win women’s rights on issues like abortion and birth control, I have been appalled by the latest efforts by the right wing zealots to control women’s rights on these issues. Nothing however has appalled me … Continue reading

Right Won’t Let Go Of Birth Control Issue

It’s been two weeks since President Obama announced a compromise intended to quell outrage over a new rule requiring most employers to include health coverage of contraception for their workers. But conservatives insist on fighting on. The battle isn’t confined to fiery birth-control rhetoric from GOP presidential rivals like Rick … Continue reading

Rick Santorum, Faith Leaders Want You To Quit Using Religion As ‘Political Football’

A diverse coalition of religious leaders wants the folks running for president this year to quit using religion to get votes. The collection of faith groups on Tuesday issued what it calls an “Interfaith Statement of Principles,” calling on the presidential candidates and all candidates for public office this election … Continue reading

Rep. Issa Bars Minority Witness, a Woman, on Contraception Hearing

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa chaired a hearing on Capitol Hill today on religious freedom and the new mandate that health insurers cover contraception.  As the hearing got under way,  an argument broke out over Democrats could add a female witness to the all-male panel. “Where are the women?” the minority Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., asked early … Continue reading

Right Remains Split On Anti-Romney Candidate

Heading into Saturday’s Republican presidential primary in South Carolina, conservatives remains divided on who ought to be the alternative to presumed frontrunner Mitt Romney. Although former House speaker Newt Gingrich appears to be surging ahead of Romney in the Palmetto State, a number of prominent activists on the right continue … Continue reading